What is the Clubhouse Model?

When you are here, you are part of a family

Vincent House helps guide meaningful lives with purpose

Change your life with an evidence-based approach to realizing your potential

Vincent House Clubhouses are a recovery through work center for adults (18+) with mental illness.

Clubhouses are a powerful demonstration of the fact that people with mental illness can and do lead normal, productive lives.

Clubhouses are your local community centers that provide members with opportunities to build long-term relationships, and support them in obtaining employment, education, housing, and a sense of belonging.

All members have access to all Clubhouse opportunities – regardless of diagnosis or level of learning

A Clubhouse is organized to support people living with mental illness

We are a restorative community that focuses on job building skills, all while building and maintaining meaningful relationships.

Members work side by side with staff to run Vincent House, from preparing lunch to submitting important funding documents.

Our Work Ordered Day models offer an everyday business setting (we’re open Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm) where members are wanted and needed to get the work of Clubhouse done.

Clubhouse International Accreditation™ is a worldwide standard of quality and a mark of their deep commitment to excellence

There is significant research available that substantiates the effectiveness of the Clubhouse model and the added benefits provided by Accreditation.

By working alongside with staff and peers, members practice setting healthy boundaries with co-workers, managing frustration in a professional way, and receiving constructive feedback.

Vincent House provides members with temporary and supported employment opportunities in the community, with the ultimate goal of helping members in their paths towards fulfilling and productive lives.

A Clubhouse is organized to support people living with mental illness

The Clubhouse staff engages and encourages members to contribute. Contributing to the Clubhouse includes working in the kitchen and serving meals, to data processing, to creating videos, or learning and using other skills.

The clubhouse follows its own “bill of rights” and offers transitional employment placements at entry-level jobs.

Additional information about the research and benefits of the Clubhouse Model can be found on the Clubhouse International website: https://clubhouse-intl.org/what-we-do/research/

Frequently Asked Questions

“I have been a Vincent House member since 2013. It’s like a giant family. They want nothing for me but to succeed in all that I do. Vincent House has helped me overcome many barriers in my life. Vincent House has helped me see the beauty in life and to realize that I can succeed in all that I do.”
Scott S.

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.

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


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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

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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