New Day members are provided opportunities to participate in a variety of social and recreational activities. Events are held in the afternoons, evenings, and on weekends. Bowling, shopping, bingo, picnics, and trips to area attractions are a few of the more popular activities.
Socializing and forming friendships is an important aspect of the recovery process. At New Day, members are given plenty of space and opportunities to have fun, express themselves, and enjoy themselves in addition to performing clubhouse and recovery work.
Thanks to a grant from The Women's Giving Foundation of Spartanburg, New Day is able to offer basic education classes to our members. These are basic classes taught by a certified educator that aim to strengthen reading, writing, math, and comprehension skills. GED preparation is available to members that are interested.
Food Services members plan, prepare, and serve breakfast and lunch to an average of 60 members and staff daily at a reduced cost. Here the members can gain a basic understanding of food service operations. Members prepare a wide variety of dishes in an industrial style kitchen. This experience will help our members obtain a food service type employment position.
The Membership Services Unit keeps the facility clean, landscaped, and the vans operational. Members also work hard to manage the snack bar, assist with inventory, and keep the Clubhouse looking professional. If a task pops up, then someone from Membership will be ready to assist.
Members on the Administrative Unit complete office and clerical duties such as word processing, data entry, filing and billing. This is important work that is responsible for keeping track of member attendance and activities that is used for insurance billing.
The clubhouse is open daily between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Wednesdays and 1 Saturday per month, the clubhouse is open for an after hours social program. The members learn the value of commitment, responsibility, and teamwork through voluntary involvement in the work-ordered day. Members volunteer to participate in one of the three work units.