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Lu Mauro, MEd, CPRP, Director of Penn Foundation’s Wellspring Clubhouse, Named to Clubhouse International’s Advisory Council

Lu Mauro, MEd, CPRP, Director of Penn Foundation’s Wellspring Clubhouse, has been named to the Advisory Council for Clubhouse International, a global non-profit organization that helps communities around the world create sustainable solutions to mental illness by developing and nurturing new and existing Clubhouses.

Mauro, who has been Director of Penn Foundation’s Wellspring Clubhouse since its inception in 1994, will serve alongside Clubhouse representatives from around the world, including Norway, England, Scotland, Iceland, Denmark, and Sweden.

"It is truly an honor to serve on the Clubhouse International Advisory Board and to have the opportunity to discuss major issues facing Clubhouses around the world,” says Mauro. “I welcome the chance to be part of this community, which allows me to act locally through my work at Wellspring Clubhouse in Sellersville and to think globally regarding the rehabilitation and rights of individuals living with mental illness around the world.”

About Wellspring Clubhouse
Wellspring Clubhouse is a voluntary rehabilitation program based on the original “Clubhouse Model” developed by Fountain House in New York City in 1948. The purpose of the Clubhouse is to promote recovery and instill hope among members with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use challenges. The Clubhouse Model features member leadership and involvement in all aspects of the program. Members work side-by-side with staff as colleagues to run the program, to learn or teach skills, and to offer support and resources needed to achieve a satisfying and improved quality of life in the community.

About Penn Foundation
Founded in 1955 and located on a 30-acre campus in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, Penn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization providing innovative services to address the mental health, substance use, and intellectual disability needs of individuals in our community. The agency serves over 10,000 children, adolescents, and adults each year, offering a wide-range of distinct programs designed to meet various types and levels of mental, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual healthcare needs. Penn Foundation’s tradition of compassionate care combined with a strong belief in the healing power of hope and the possibility of recovery enables it to help individuals navigate their lives with confidence, conviction, and courage. For more information, visit



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