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Open 9:00-5:00 M-W-Th-F |  Lunch at noon  |  Bus Route 43
Phone 224-5523

An Evening
with Rosalynn Carter

will be held at
5:30pm on Tuesday March 31, 2015
at the Samuel P. Harn Museum
Tickets are $150.00 each

Contact Pam Demers at (352) 224-5523 or via email at pamela.demers@goclubhouse.org.
Proceeds from the event will be used to support the members of Gainesville Opportunity Center in their journey to recovery.

The National Association of Mental Illness will be hosting a series of book discussions around Gainesville throughout the month of March focused on Rosalynn Carter's Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis. Click here for more information on these community book reads.
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A few member testimonial letters to community:

From Alexis
From Sandy


Who We Are

We are a community-partnership program where people whose lives have been drastically interrupted by a major mental illness come voluntarily to rebuild their lives.

  • This successful evidence-based model helps people with mental illnesses stay out of hospitals to achieve dreams goals of social, financial, educational, and vocational independence.

  • Person-Centered Acceptance, Dignity, Social Inclusion, Recovery

  • Meaningful work with stable, competitive employment

  • Community engagement

  • Reduces stigma and discrimination

  • Restorative environment emphasizing abilities & talents

  • Access to services, supports, housing

  • Meaningful relationships

  • Grounded in internationally-proven model

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Here is what a GOC member says...

“Managing to stay out of hospitals has been a remarkable accomplishment for me ever since my brain became sick in high school. I crashed through hospitals a few dozen times before I realized it was going to take a long time to get better and have a community support system for a successful life. It took three years for doctors to properly diagnose me as having a major mental illness— bipolar disorder in my case—but I am stable on my medications now in my 20s.

I couldn’t imagine ever getting a job, but luckily for me I discovered the work transition program called ‘Gainesville Opportunity Center’. ”
‒ Alexis, member of GOC

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Area employers benefit from Gainesville Opportunity Center member employees.

Community Work Partnerships
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The Gainesville Opportunity Center, Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are encouraged.
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