Working together to rebuild lives affected by mental illness
“Racine Friendship Clubhouse, Inc. integrates people with mental illnesses into the economic and social community by increasing each participant’s self-reliance, self-esteem, and employ-ability, thereby reducing relapse and hospitalization.”
The Racine Friendship Clubhouse, Inc. has been empowering adults living with mental illness in the Racine community for over 20 years. We are proud to provide social support and self-directed programming that helps our members achieve their social, educational, and vocational goals.
Racine Friendship Clubhouse, Inc. is one of over 300 clubhouses world wide modeled on the Clubhouse Rehabilitation Model established by Fountain House more than 40 years ago. We are one of only five clubhouses in Wisconsin. The program is centered around the “work-ordered day” which allows us to provide an environment much like one would find in a typical work place. The clubhouse model is based on the belief that our members are partners in their own recovery, rather than merely the passive recipients of treatment, and that meaningful work and relationships are integral parts of their recovery. Members work side by side with staff to organize, administer and carryout the program. Success is dependent upon the degree to which members assume responsibility for themselves.
Our clubhouse adheres to the standards set by Clubhouse International.