East Corner Clubhouse
Anthony Battaglia, Program Director
1060 Estes Street #104
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 631-0441
(619) 873-0297
East Corner Clubhouse

East Corner Clubhouse

East Corner Clubhouse is a program of Community Research Foundation. East Corner Clubhouse operates on the work ordered day model where activities related to the operation of the program are utilized as opportunities for member participation, training, and recovery.  The program is member directed and membership is life long. At East Corner Clubhouse, different functions necessary for the program’s operation are divided into departments. All tasks are completed voluntarily by members who learn through experience and practice. In addition to certain necessary departments, East Corner Clubhouse offers training and work experience in other work areas as requested by the membership whenever possible.  All staff is dedicated to the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and actively partnering with the members to achieve their personal goals. The clubhouses provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.

Program Description

The purpose of East Corner Clubhouse is to help members obtain the experience and training which will enable them to integrate into the community. Vocational, educational, and social experiences focus on four main goals:

  • To help members realize that recovery is possible
  • To help members achieve productive and meaningful roles
  • To provide members with opportunities for training, practice, and experience
  • To assist members obtain employment opportunities in the community


Vocational   Educational   Social
Vocational and Pre-Vocational Training   Community Resource Library   Holiday Celebrations
Computer Clinic   Tutoring for GED or Continuing Education   Weekly Social Events
Clerical/ Receptionist   Community Outreach and Education   Dances
Bookkeeping   Job Development Support   Special Events
Food Service        
Thrift Store        

The activities at East Corner Clubhouse change based on the needs and interests of our active membership. 

Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday

Enrollment Criteria

Potential members must have a past or current history of mental illness.   There is no cost for membership, and attendance and participation are voluntary.  Membership is for life. Simply come by the program and sign up. We ask that you have a negative TB (tuberculosis) test within 6 months prior to membership. If you have not had a TB test, we will assist you with locating this free service.


Bus #'s 871 & 872 connect from the El Cajon Trolley station and stop at the corner of Estes Street and Chase Street in front of 7-11.