What is a Clubhouse?
Summit County Clubhouse Serves Adults in Summit & Wasatch Counties with a History of Mental Illness
We are a supportive, recovery-based community for people living with mental illness that offers opportunities for friendship, employment, education, community and access to other important supports in a single caring and safe environment.
Clubhouses are a powerful demonstration of the fact that people with mental illness can lead normal, productive lives. It is designed to be a place where a person living with mental illness is not treated as a patient, client or consumer and is not defined by a disability label. Clubhouse members gain access to opportunities to rejoin the worlds of friendships, family, employment and education and to receive services and support they may individually need.
A Clubhouse provides a restorative environment for people whose lives have been severely disrupted because of their mental illness and who need the support of others who believe that mental illness is treatable. In a Clubhouse, a person with mental illness is seen as a valued colleague and as someone who has something to contribute. Each person is a critical part of a community engaged in important work.
Summit County Clubhouse follows the Clubhouse International model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, a highly successful evidence-based and time-tested program that has developed over more than seventy years. There are approximately 320 Clubhouses in 32 countries internationally.