Employment Partners

Help promote a talented, healthy and inclusive workforce

Help individuals recovering from mental illness



Ed, a white male member at Vincent House, stands proudly in a commercial kitchen, sporting a black chef's hat and a black t-shirt that reads "Nature's Food Patch" and "Food Service Training."

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.

Ed, a white male member at Vincent House, stands proudly in a commercial kitchen, sporting a black chef's hat and a black t-shirt that reads "Nature's Food Patch" and "Food Service Training."
Mike, a member in a bright blue shirt with the 'Suncoast' logo, is smiling in front of a window overlooking a garden. A vase of sunflowers adds a vibrant touch to the well-lit room.
A young member with long hair is standing at work in an office corridor. They are handling a mail cart loaded with documents and envelopes. They are wearing a patterned black and white shirt and a prominently displayed name badge
Telishia, a black female member at Vincent House, is pictured with a gentle smile, wearing a blue floral-printed top. She stands inside a bright room with large windows allowing natural light to highlight the peaceful setting

a cheerful middle-aged woman with glasses, stands behind a counter at her job at "Amerikey Locksmith". She wears a black shirt and a necklace that complements her welcoming smile. The counter displays various items, including a cash register, surveillance equipment, and a playful pink flamingo toy, creating a friendly and well-equipped professional setting.
a cheerful middle-aged woman with glasses, stands behind a counter at her job at "Amerikey Locksmith". She wears a black shirt and a necklace that complements her welcoming smile. The counter displays various items, including a cash register, surveillance equipment, and a playful pink flamingo toy, creating a friendly and well-equipped professional setting.

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


A young male with brown hair, is wearing a bright green polo work shirt, a black apron, and sunglasses. During his shift at this grocery store, he cheerfully greets the camera with a wave while collecting shopping carts in a sunny parking lot.
A young male with brown hair, is wearing a bright green polo work shirt, a black apron, and sunglasses. During his shift at this grocery store, he cheerfully greets the camera with a wave while collecting shopping carts in a sunny parking lot.

A smiling man wearing sunglasses, a red baseball cap, and casual attire stands in front of the Vincent House Pasco reception desk.. Another person is seated behind the desk, also smiling. The desk has brochures and a sign encouraging hand sanitizer use. On the wall is a framed painting of Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'.
A smiling man wearing sunglasses, a red baseball cap, and casual attire stands in front of the Vincent House Pasco reception desk.. Another person is seated behind the desk, also smiling. The desk has brochures and a sign encouraging hand sanitizer use. On the wall is a framed painting of Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'.

Frequently Asked Questions


Employment partners include

Pimellas Park Chamber of Commerce logo. Includes the saying "Uniting Businesses for a Stronger Community"
Office of the Public Defender logo
AmeriKey locksmith logo
digigone logo
Pasco County Housing Authority logo
Suncoast Center, Inc logo
Diections for Living logo

Awards and recognition

Clubhouse International Accredited
Bank of America Neighborhood Builders logo
Lllly Reintegration logo
Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Our Need Here in Florida

Those living with a serious mental illness in your community

49th

in the nation

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

85%

not working

Adults with a serious mental illness

1 in 6

adults

Have a mental health condition

1 in 6

homeless

Live with a serious mental illness


The Vincent House Difference

The impact that friendship, education and employment creates

5X

Increase in long-term employment

and less reliance on public benefits

3X

Decrease in rates of hospitalization

and incarceration

2X

Double the employment rates

compared to the public mental health system

1,225

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.

Eight members standing close together outside a building, smiling at the camera. There are four women in the front row, and form men in back row. The two women in the middle have one arm around each other.
A young black male with short hair and a in a T-Shirt smiles at the camera with both two thumbs pointed up.
A white female member of the culinary team, wearing an apron, hair net, and dark blue Cincent House polo shirt, showing off a plate of a tomato and cucumber salad with a side dressing.
A smiling white male member with short hair and a blue shirt smiling and posing outside with arms wide open.

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

Collage of four images showing members. Clockwise, the first image shows eight members of different sex, different ages, and different ethnicities. The second image shows a young man smiling with two thumbs up. The third image shows a smiling male member posing outside with arms wide open. The last image shows a female member of the culinary team, wearing an apron and a hair net, showing off a plate of a tomato and cucumber salad with a side dressing.

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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