What We Do
Unlocking the skills, talents and abilities of those with mental illnesses
Our mission at Vincent House is to assist, promote, and celebrate individuals in their efforts to improve their social and vocational skills
We offer a path of recovery and hope for those with a mental illness.
At Vincent House we follow the philosophy of the Clubhouse Model which is an evidence based practice that started at Fountain House in New York City in the late 40’s.
Vincent House is intentionally organized to help our members develop the skills needed to be successful in their recovery. We do this through the Work Ordered Day, which parallels typical working hours, giving members the opportunity to work side by side with the staff in the overall operation of the Clubhouse.
Our Clubhouses are restorative communities that believe in the power of work and relationship building as an integral part of ones recovery.
The Clubhouse Model
The Clubhouse Model is built upon the belief that all members can recover from mental illness, and lead successful and meaningful lives
The Clubhouse experience is a proven cost-effective solution for the improvement of social and vocational skills
The results of the Vincent House Clubhouse experience couldn’t be accomplished without corporate and philanthropic contributors
We offer our members a unique opportunity to meet their goals at their own pace, while most importantly, maintaining strong and meaningful relationships that believe in and promote HOPE.
“At Vincent House I was made to feel cared for, needed and wanted, I developed confidence and learned to how to conduct myself.
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.”
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
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
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.