Club Nova faces immediate challenge – Carborro Citizen

North Carolina Speaker of the House Joe Hackney’s Wednesday morning visit to Club Nova in Carrboro was a social call, a stop-in by invitation of club members to hear how things are going. Not that he wasn’t already aware, but what Hackney heard was that Club Nova faces some tenuous times in the immediate future, and that it soon may have to turn out some clients with no alternative services in sight.

Club Nova operates under a clubhouse model designed to promote rehabilitation and reintegration into the community for individuals living with mental illness. In the best of times, it struggles financially to get by. But with the cuts made to mental health services in the new state budget, times are growing harder still.