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Tempo Clubhouse

790 New Holland Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17602

Phone: (717) 392-2300

Fax: (717) 399-3459 

Director: Cristy Rachau - Rachauc@csgonline.org 

Assistant Director: Steve Bowers - bowerss1@csgonline.org

Email: tempo@csgonline.org 


History:

Tempo Clubhouse began as a vocational rehabilitation program in 1983.  Many Clubhouse principles were used in the program, including Transitional Employment. In 1998, the Tempo community decided to make the transition to the Clubhouse model.  Following this transition, Tempo Clubhouse was first certified by the International Center for Clubhouse Development in 2001. ICCD certification has continued to the present day.  

Clubhouse Community
Tempo Clubhouse is divided into several work units: The Clerical Unit and The Kitchen Unit. Each plays a role in the function and maintenance of the entire Clubhouse.

The Clerical Unit offers members the chance to learn or improve on their skills in the following areas: Receptionist duties, billing, data input, outreach, tours, filing, copying, typing, research, statistics, survey tracking, graphic arts, media, broadcasting, filming, editing, and other necessary projects. 

The Kitchen Unit offers members the opportunity to build or improve on their skills while working in Tempo’s kitchen food shopping, preparing meals, budgeting, operating the cash register, bookkeeping, etc. The Kitchen also oversees the operation of Pot of Gold, Tempo’s thrift shop, where members work to process donations, price and upkeep clothing and other items, maintain the store and wait on customers. Other responsibilities of this unit include fundraising, maintaining the dining areas and rest rooms, horticulture, and many other tasks.

The clubhouse assists members in their work towards competitive employment by helping to complete applications, write resumes, develop interview skills, etc. The resources to maintain employment are offered through transitional employment, supported employment and independent employment, depending on the needs and wants of the member.

Directions:
From Route 30 (E or W): Take the New Holland Avenue/Pike exit.  At the end of the ramp, turn towards Lancaster City. Travel one mile, turn left at the stop light (you will see a Turkey Hill convenience store on your left). This will take you in to Grandview Plaza. Tempo Clubhouse is part of a large building that you will see to your right. The entrance to Tempo Clubhouse is around the right side of the building- the first door on the right side, after Entrance C.