About Tradewinds

A group of individuals and staff posing for a photo in front of trees and water.Tradewinds is a vocational rehabilitation program, that promotes the Clubhouse model. Tradewinds was established in 1990 and is open to adults living with severe and persistent mental health conditions, residing within our catchment area. There are no fees for membership, and membership is voluntary and without time limits. The Clubhouse creates structure to develop meaningful relationships through the Work Ordered Day and social programs. Tradewinds is a place to take risks and experience positive changes with the support of others. We focus on your abilities during your recovery process. Clubhouses are an evidence-based mental health recovery model.

Tradewinds Clubhouse is an accredited Clubhouse, a member of Clubhouse International and the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition.

Tradewinds is an employment focused community where members work side by side with staff in the running of the Clubhouse. The Work Ordered Day is meant to parallel a typical working day by helping members rebuild stamina and gain structure through meaningful work.

The Work-Ordered Day falls between the hours of 8:00am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday- Friday. This is the time during the day that the Clubhouse colleagues are engaged in the work of the units. The tasks are work of the Clubhouse that is necessary for its day-to-day operation.


Clubhouse Hours:

Monday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm

Tradewinds offers one evening social a week, days and hours vary. Call the Clubhouse for more information on upcoming social dates.


Tradewinds currently provides services to the following communities:

Southbridge, Sturbridge, Charlton, Dudley, Oxford, Webster, Holland, Wales, Brimfield, Warren, Brookfield, North Brookfield, East Brookfield, West Brookfield, Spencer. Tradewinds partners with MART and JYL transportation to offer our members free transportation to and from the Clubhouse.


Our Virtual Clubhouse

A virtual clubhouse is an online community that reflects the purpose, principles and practices of an accredited clubhouse, and is considered an extension of the physical clubhouse community. We reach out to, connect with and support people with serious mental illness who do not have access to our physical location, for whatever reason. Virtual clubhouses offer opportunities to form genuine connections, engage in work of the clubhouse, and help members continue their recovery journey through on-line platforms for gathering, connecting and working.

You must be a member to access the virtual services and meetings described here. Information on how to connect is provided at orientation.