What is a Clubhouse?

A Clubhouse is first and foremost a community of people. Much more than simply an employment or social service, it is most importantly a community of people with mental health difficulties working together towards the common goal of recovery. As with all Clubhouses, participants are known as "members" as opposed to patients or clients. Members are unique individuals who posses valuable talents, strengths, and abilities which when combined, assist in making the Clubhouse come alive. This sense of membership, support, and belonging are at the very heart of the Clubhouse way of working.

Clubhouse communities recognize, encourage and focus on the inherent value and potential of each person involved. They believe that each member can recover from the effects of mental health difficulties and lead personally satisfying and socially contributing lives.


The Clubhouse is a place where members participate with dignity and respect. The members are wanted and needed by the Clubhouse community. The participation by the members is essential to the functioning of the Clubhouse.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of High Hopes Clubhouse to improve the quality of life for individuals who experience mental illness by providing social, educational, and employment opportunities.

Vision Statement

Our vision is that people with mental illness everywhere achieve their potential and are respected as co-workers, neighbors and friends.


Four Guaranteed Rights

A guaranteed right to a place to come

A guaranteed right to meaningful work

A guaranteed right to meaningful relationships

A guaranteed right to a place to return


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