Our Process

The Vincent House difference

Recovery from mental illness is possible



Two smiling members of the culinary team, are standing side by side in the Vincent House commercial kitchen. A black male in a red football jersey and black apron stands to the left of a white woman with short blonde hair in a beige apron adorned with the 'Vincent House' logo.

Interaction and opportunity is at the very heart of the Vincent House way

Vincent House is here to help individuals with a mental illness return to work with dignity, by providing a recovery through work program.

Our program is flexible depending on your needs. We offer long-term or short-term basis.

There are no end dates once you join Clubhouse. It’s a lifetime membership.

Two smiling members of the culinary team, are standing side by side in the Vincent House commercial kitchen. A black male in a red football jersey and black apron stands to the left of a white woman with short blonde hair in a beige apron adorned with the 'Vincent House' logo.
A selfie of a woman and a man outdoors with a clear blue sky and trees in the background. The woman, in the foreground, has long red hair and is smiling and wearing a beanie. The man next to her is also smiling, and has short dark hair, black eye glasses and is wearing a black leather vest.
Three people are outdoors enjoying a game of cornhole. A woman with blonde hair is throwing a yellow bean bag, with a focused expression on her face. A white male with brown hair is on the left holding purple bean bags. Another white male is with blue paint on his face, is on the right, also holding a yellow bean bag.
Two young men standing in the Vincent House cafe. The male in front has medium skin, a beard, and is wearing a T-Shirt with the American flag on it. He is also making a peace sign with his right hand. The second male has dark skin and is wearing a blue hoodie with 'East Lake Eagles' printed on it. Shelves with mugs and decorative items are in the background

A smiling female Clubhouse staff member and a male member pose outside of the dining room in front of a chalkboard that reads 'Terrific Tuesday! Cordon Bleu Sandwiches with Broccoli Orzo'. The female sits on the floor to the left and has long blonde hair that is pulled back, and is wearing a patterned blouse and green pants. The male member sits to the right, and is wearing a pale blue polo shirt, dark green shorts and baseball cap.
A smiling female Clubhouse staff member and a male member pose outside of the dining room in front of a chalkboard that reads 'Terrific Tuesday! Cordon Bleu Sandwiches with Broccoli Orzo'. The female sits on the floor to the left and has long blonde hair that is pulled back, and is wearing a patterned blouse and green pants. The male member sits to the right, and is wearing a pale blue polo shirt, dark green shorts and baseball cap.

Activities, plans, goals and achievements

We do more than traditional day-treatment and other day-program models.

Clubhouse participants are called “members”, and will work with staff side by side carrying out the daily duties of the Clubhouse

Members and staff work together to prioritize, organize and accomplish the tasks that are important to make the Clubhouse a success.

Our staff are here to engage with members as colleagues in important work, and to be encouraging and engaging with people who might not yet believe in themselves.


Recovery through work

Our work-ordered day, Transitional Employment, and monthly social gatherings have established a framework in which staff and members develop multi-dimensional relationships.

We have always said that Clubhouses are communities, rather than simply being mental health “programs.” 

Our Clubhouse staff are charged with being colleagues, workers, talent scouts and cheerleaders.


A welcoming team of five of Clubhouse members, consisting of one male and four females, and a mix of ethnicities. They are seated behind the front reception desk, greeting visitors with friendly smiles
A welcoming team of five of Clubhouse members, consisting of one male and four females, and a mix of ethnicities. They are seated behind the front reception desk, greeting visitors with friendly smiles

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


Three female members are smiling in front of a wooden sign that reads 'GARDEN OF SHARING' amidst a vibrant garden setting. The sky is clear and blue, and they are surrounded by lush greenery
Three female members are smiling in front of a wooden sign that reads 'GARDEN OF SHARING' amidst a vibrant garden setting. The sky is clear and blue, and they are surrounded by lush greenery
Two smiling women are posing in an office. The woman on the left is Rena, a member at Vincent House. She is holding a check, and has medium curly brown hair and is wearing glasses and a coral-patterned top. The woman on the right has short gray hair and is wearing a black polo shirt.
Two smiling women are posing in an office. The woman on the left is Rena, a member at Vincent House. She is holding a check, and has medium curly brown hair and is wearing glasses and a coral-patterned top. The woman on the right has short gray hair and is wearing a black polo shirt.

“At Vincent House I was made to feel cared for, needed and wanted, I developed confidence and learned to how to conduct myself. I learned how to make friends. I am no longer alone, but part of a loving community. I now have meaningful work, a social life, and a place to belong.
Best of all, at 67 I have a future not just a past.”
Rena M.


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.


We Know What You Are Struggling With and We Can Help

Vincent House social and vocational skills training

A proven evidence-based approach to realizing your potential and regaining self confidence

Two older female members in the Clubhouse’s commercial kitchen smile and pose with their arms behind each other’s back. One wearing a black chef's bandana and a blue blouse. The female on the right has long curly gray and brown hair, brown eye glasses, and wearing a striped t-shirt. They are standing beside a stainless steel table with trays of sliced sweet potatoes.
Two light skinned women in the Clubhouse’s commercial kitchen smile and pose with their arms behind each other’s back. One wearing a black chef's bandana and a blue blouse. The female on the right has long curly gray and brown hair, brown eye glasses, and wearing a striped t-shirt. They are standing beside a stainless steel table with trays of sliced sweet potatoes.

Saving lives since 2003

Helped over 1,225 members change their lives

Accredited and recognized for our commitment to our communities

Two light skinned women in the Clubhouse’s commercial kitchen smile and pose with their arms behind each other’s back. One wearing a black chef's bandana and a blue blouse. The female on the right has long curly gray and brown hair, brown eye glasses, and wearing a striped t-shirt. They are standing beside a stainless steel table with trays of sliced sweet potatoes.

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

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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