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The Clubhouse Model

The "Clubhouse" model features work and membership as the primary methods for providing participants with increased opportunities in employment, housing, education, skill development, and social activities. Based on the successful model established by Fountain House in New York City in 1948, the unique feature of Clubhouses is the focus on work as the primary rehabilitative tool through which members are engaged and recover functioning. An integral part of the model is that members participate in all aspects of clubhouse operations, functions, and decision-making processes.


“I was shy at first, but now I'm not as shy as I used to be. Now I'm like an all-star. I’ve helped others like Clubhouse because Clubhouse has helped me.”

- David S.

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