Who We Are
Relationships + Work = Recovery
AIM Center offers employment, education, housing, socialization, and wellness opportunities for adults living with serious mental illness. We are non-medical and non-clinical; however, we work with other mental health professionals to provide comprehensive mental health services.
Using the Clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation, AIM Center empowers participants, our members, to develop relationships and create individualized plans for recovery while working side-by-side with other members and staff to accomplish the work of the Clubhouse.
AIM Center has been helping adults in the Chattanooga community lead fulfilling and productive lives while successfully managing their mental health since 1989. Membership is open to people ages 18 and older diagnosed with serious mental illness. Recovery is a lifelong process and the philosophy of our Clubhouse is “Once a Member, Always a Member.”
We are a private, non-profit organization supported through foundations, public and private grants and donations. Our Clubhouse is also a TennCare provider. AIM Center is the only psychosocial rehabilitation facility accredited by Clubhouse International and licensed by the State of Tennessee.
Recovery from mental illness is happening every day at AIM Center!
At AIM Center, recovery is individually defined by each member who attends the Clubhouse with the assistance of staff. Some members describe recovery as living independently and creating meaningful and healthy relationships. Others feel that employment will give a renewed purpose in their life. Yet other members feel that creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan provided the help they need. Recovery at AIM Center is as individual as the members who participate in the Clubhouse. We define recovery as successful management of a mental illness condition.
By working together with staff and other members, individuals begin to feel needed, wanted, and accepted, discover their strengths and abilities, and develop relationships based on mutual respect and shared contributions. AIM Center members have equal voices in all facets of the Clubhouse operations including planning activities, hiring staff, making decisions about policies and procedures, as well as input in the long-range planning of the Clubhouse.