House of Healing for Mental Health in Hawaii
Honolulu Magazine – March, 2013
Summary: Honolulu Magazine recently published an article about Diamond Head Clubhouse, which is funded by the Adult Mental Health Division for the state of Hawaii’s Department of Health. The Clubhouse is helping many adults living with mental illness, including Michael Kirk, who was interviewed for this piece. Kirk, who suffers from a permanent disability caused by mental illness, tells about his experience with the Clubhouse. Not only did he find purpose for his days and a relief from isolation, last year he found work through the Clubhouse’s Transitional Employment Program. He is now earning enough money to eliminate the need for some public support. Last year, Diamond Head Clubhouse members earned more than $600,000 from private employment.