Thunderbird Clubhouse is a community of individuals in recovery from mental illness. The goal of Clubhouse is to support members as they rediscover talents, abilities and interests. Members find that with time and work, they see themselves as more than their illness; they regain things they may have lost such as family relationships, friends, a job and a place to live. During rough times, Clubhouse serves as a support system, reaching out to members who are isolating or struggling.
Steve and Barbara Owens were honored on March 6, 2014. They were awarded the Sam Matthews Social Justice Award. Mr. Matthews was the first realtor in Norman to sell a home to an African American couple in the 1960's. The historic step he took in taking this action is echoed each day by others in our community who choose to stand up for other social justice causes. Steve and Barbara have supported Thunderbird Clubhouse for nearly a decade and their efforts enabled a new Clubhouse facility to be built. Their hard work have improved the quality of life for many adults in recovery from mental illness.