Title

An article on Amistad, a 750-member social club in Portland for people with ment

Authors

Juniper Lesnik

Source

Salt

Date

4-1997

Volume Number

Number 49

Pages

44-56

Abstract

An article on Amistad, a 750-member social club in Portland for people with mental illnesses. It is one of a few such clubs in the country run by a board of its own members, who hire the staff, like director Peter Driscoll. In its third location, the club used to have two floors of a State St. building, but now has only one, due to cuts in state funding. Further cuts loom. Members fear the loss of the club and speak of what the social contact with their peers means for their recovery. As one visitor says, "here people with problems help people with problems."

Subjects

Amistad, Mentally ill

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