My name is Joel and I have been a member of Prosper Place Clubhouse since April 2005. I was isolated in my basement, not connected to family or friends. The only time I went out was to get groceries. My depression became major and I did not see any possibility for improvement. I had been living like this for so long it became normal for me. Then I found Prosper Place where the staff and members were so friendly and understanding, I felt myself come alive, physically and mentally. The Clubhouse was safe for me to be myself and practice my job skills without fear of being criticized. Today I have the confidence to make friends, be with my family and plan for the future!