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.

Four joyful female members are grouped together at a celebratory gathering with balloons, dressed in vibrant attire with beaming smiles. The two members on the left have dark skin and the two members on the right have light skin. From left to right, the first female has short white hair and is wearing a blue patterned shirt. The second female has medium length dark colored hair and is wearing a pink patterned shirt with a blue shirt over it. The third female has shoulder length dark colored hair and is wearing a dark shirt. The last female has long blonde brown hair and is wearing a purple shirt.
Four joyful female members are grouped together at a celebratory gathering with balloons, dressed in vibrant attire with beaming smiles. The two members on the left have dark skin and the two members on the right have light skin. From left to right, the first female has short white hair and is wearing a blue patterned shirt. The second female has medium length dark colored hair and is wearing a pink patterned shirt with a blue shirt over it. The third female has shoulder length dark colored hair and is wearing a dark shirt. The last female has long blonde brown hair and is wearing a purple shirt.


The Clubhouse Model

Three male members beam with smiles, two in matching dark jackets emblazoned with a company logo and one in a green cap featuring the 'Vincent House' logo. The man in the cap proudly holds a poster showcasing his own image with the word "RESPONSIBLE"

The Clubhouse Model is built upon the belief that all members can recover from mental illness, and lead successful and meaningful lives


Our ROI

A smiling group selfie features six members of two women and four men. They are outside under a clear sky. The woman taking the selfie has long brown hair and a bright smile. The rest of the group are in casual attire and hats.

The Clubhouse experience is a proven cost-effective solution for the improvement of social and vocational skills


Contributors Recognition

A proud group from Vincent House, including Co-Founders Elliott and Dianne Steele, poses with a generous donation check for $1,200 from WellCare. The smiling group of nine, stands behind the oversized check, celebrating a charitable donation support given to the Vincent House from WellCare.

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.

Vincent House is committed to helping all of our members. Check out our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Policy here. Check out our HIPPA Policy here.

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 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.


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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