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AIM Center’s approach to rehabilitation is based on the clubhouse model. This model invites program participants to become members of our center, with a shared sense of ownership and responsibility for our success.

Program participants work together with their peers and our staff in the day-to-day work of the center. They have a voice in our operations— from activity planning to policy decisions. Along with a sense of ownership and belonging, participants grow their talents and build relationships.

Clubhouse participants choose the area of they’d like to work in and set their own goals for education, employment, health, housing, family life and community integration. To help reach these goals, services like job placement, continuing education and wellness classes are offered outside clubhouse involvement.



Creativity and Courage in Mental Health featuring Jane Pauley

Pauley_Jane Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jane Pauley will serve as the guest speaker at the AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in MentalHealth benefit and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at The Chattanoogan Ballroom.

The event will include a reception and dinner as well as an interview with Jane Pauley, who will discuss her own diagnosis with bipolar disorder at age 50 and her efforts to destigmatize mental illness. Proceeds support the AIM Center’s mission of helping adults with mental illnesses achieve productive and meaningful lives. Table sponsorships are available.

For additional information, call Emily McKay at 423-702-8019 or visit


Member Transportation Update

Members working Transitional Employment placements will be provided transportation to the job site from AIM Center. Any members living in either AIM Center Housing or within 15 miles of AIM Center will be given the opportunity to be picked up from or taken home from the job site outside of regular business hours; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members living in AIM Center Housing properties will be provided daily transportation to and from AIM Center upon their request during regular business hours.

Reservations should be made at least one business day in advance, no later than 3:00PM. Any members requesting van transportation need to call Kailan, Employment Specialist, at (423) 624-4800 ext. 115 or come to the Employment Department.



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