Neighborhood House Association’s Friendship Clubhouse is a member-driven rehabilitation and recovery program for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, including those who may have co-occurring substance use disorders. Friendship Clubhouse strives to provide a safe, supportive environment that is sensitive to each member’s unique needs.
The program’s services focus on peer support, social and independent living skills enhancement, wellness and recovery, recreation and vocational rehabilitation. Based on the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation, the goal of Friendship Clubhouse is the empowerment of members to re-establish their normal roles in the community and to successfully re-integrate into community life through active participation in the planning and achievement of their personal recovery goals. Members and staff work in partnership in all activities of the Program. Friendship Clubhouse members choose how often they attend the program and in which activities they participate.