Employment Partners

Help promote a talented, healthy and inclusive workforce

Help individuals recovering from mental illness

Meet your workplace needs and provide opportunities for those in your community

Offering employment to those living with mental illnesses helps reduce the stigma, and it also a good investment for your business.

You would also playing an impactful role in the reduction of the high unemployment rates for people with mental illness.

Increasing the diversity of your employees increases the talent you attract and hire.

Empowering Vincent House members with a reintroduction into the workforce

Transitional Employment is a temporary, part-time position that provides Vincent House members a reintroduction into the workforce. Through supports provided by Vincent House, members are able to gain genuine and meaningful work experience in a real-world setting.

TE Partnerships can provide employers with the following:

100% shift coverage, eliminating any turnover gap for that position
Free, on site training provided by the Vincent House staff
Dedicated and diverse employees
Continued support from Vincent House staff

Transitional employment (TE)

Transitional Employment is a highly structured program for members returning to work in local business and industry. Transitional Employment placements are at the employer’s place of business, are part-time (15-20 hours per week), and include a lot of on-the-job and off-site support from Clubhouse staff and other members.

These placements generally last from six to nine months. Members can then try another placement, or move on to independent employment.

Transitional Employment is specifically designed as a vocational rehabilitation program, where a member can gain or re-gain the skills and confidence necessary to have a job while he or she is employed in a “real world” position.

The only requirement for the member to participate in Transitional Employment is the expressed desire to work.

Since our founding 20 years ago, Vincent House has had 280 Transitional Employment placements with 19 corporate partners.

Our current Transitional Employment partners are Digigone, Suncoast Center, Directions for Living, Public Defender’s Office, Chamber of Commerce, Pasco County Housing Authority, Amerikey Locksmiths.

Supported employment

Supported Employment is where a member is supported by the Clubhouse in choosing, obtaining, and keeping a job of his/her own. Unlike transitional employment, the job belongs to the member and is designed to be permanent and long term.

The Clubhouse may have a significant role in working with the employer, or none at all, depending on an individual member’s needs.

Some examples of Vincent House Supported Employment partners are Publix, Nature’s Food Patch and Northside Hospital.

Independent employment

Members can be assisted in achieving independent and competitive employment on a permanent basis. Examples of how Vincent House can help include conducting a job search, filing out applications, role-playing an interview, and referral to or linkage with employers who have openings.

Learn more about how you can become an employment partner

Contact: Elizabeth Statzer
Phone: (727) 819-4477
Email: elizabeth@vincenthouse.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Employment partners include

Awards and recognition

Our Need Here in Florida

Those living with a serious mental illness in your community


in the nation

Florida ranks 49th in the nation for access to mental health care


not working

Adults with a serious mental illness

1 in 6


Have a mental health condition

1 in 6


Live with a serious mental illness

The Vincent House Difference

The impact that friendship, education and employment creates


Increase in long-term employment

and less reliance on public benefits


Decrease in rates of hospitalization

and incarceration


Double the employment rates

compared to the public mental health system


Lifetime Vincent House members

Over 70 daily Vincent House members

Saving lives and ensuring we have healthy communities

Ready to Get Your Life Back?

Discover friendship, purpose and community

1 Start with a tour

See if the Vincent House is a good fit. Start by scheduling a tour of one of our locations.

See the facility, meet members, talk to the staff, and discuss what our program can offer.

2 Become a member

If an invitation to membership is offered, a application and eligibility requirements will need to be completed and confirmed.

Membership is voluntary and for life; and there is no cost.

3 Gain skills to change your life

Find a place where you are wanted, needed and valued.

Work side-by-side with the Vincent House staff. We’re here to help members build skills to find and keep employment, return to school, locate stable housing, and much more.

Your generosity will allow us to help more adults living with mental illness

Vincent House has served over 1,225 members, but more need your help.

In Florida, over half of adults with a mental illness are going untreated.

Your donation will help us to fulfill the needs of those in your community who are facing daily challenges with mental health.

The myths that generate negative stigma around mental illness, and the lack of funding, stand in the way of the life saving help many people need.

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