SANFORD — Gov. Paul LePage helped to celebrate the opening on Thursday of Maine’s fifth clubhouse for people who have mental health challenges.

The clubhouse at 890 Main St., Suite 118, is operated by Sweetser, a nonprofit mental health agency, and funded by MaineCare, the state’s form of Medicaid, acording to a news release.

The Sanford clubhouse is the third to open since LePage became governor in 2011, following clubhouses in Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston and Waterville.

The clubhouses offer supportive, social and educational programs and employment opportunities to help people address mental health issues and work toward independent living.

For more information about the Sanford clubhouse, call 459-6080.