Become a Member

Membership

Vincent House is a membership-based nonprofit organization. Members enjoy a diverse range of social, education and vocational opportunities. Members set their own participation schedule and decide how best to utilize the diverse experiences offered at Vincent House.

Marta, our Enrollment Coordinator, reviews membership paperwork

Become a Member

Eligibility for Vincent House membership:

  1. Have a diagnosis of mental illness (such as bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, or other related condition).
  2. Be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Ability to demonstrate safe conduct (background screens are done on all applicants).
  4. Most importantly, want to join.
Interested? Schedule an applicant tour by contacting Jacki, our Outreach Coordinator, at 727-543-2034 or jacki@vincenthouse.org. Family members are welcome! During this tour, visitors will have a chance to see Vincent House firsthand, talk with current members, and receive information about the applicant process, which includes:

Application Packet

The following documents are required as part of the membership application packet:

  • The Vincent House New Member Information Form
  • A signed Release of Information, which authorizes your psychiatrist or mental health provider to complete the Vincent House Referral Form and submit a recent psychiatric evaluation.
  • An original copy of the Referral Form, completed and signed by your mental health provider.
  • A recent psychiatric evaluation, which is submitted directly by your psychiatrist, psychologist, or case worker to Vincent House.
  • A membership tuition agreement.

Eligibility will be determined only once all of the above-mentioned required documents have been submitted. Once received, Vincent House will provide a response regarding membership within 3 weeks of the application packet being completed.

Vincent House follows the Clubhouse International Standards regarding membership:.

Standard #3: The Clubhouse (Vincent House) has control over its acceptance of new members. Membership is open to anyone with a history of mental illness, unless that person poses a significant and current threat to the general safety of the Clubhouse (Vincent House) community.