Wellspring Clubhouse

Wellspring Clubhouse is a voluntary psychosocial rehabilitation program based on the original “Clubhouse Model” founded by Fountain House in New York City in 1948. The purpose of our Clubhouse is to promote recovery and instill hope among members with mental health challenges.

The Clubhouse model features member leadership and involvement in all aspects of the program and offers restorative activities that focus on members’ strengths and abilities. The Clubhouse operates as a “work-ordered day,” which runs from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Members choose to work in one of three units:

  1. Member Services: Focuses on building administrative skills, welcomes new members, and maintains records and statistics
  2. Career Development: Focuses on return to school or work, offers tutoring, and publishes a monthly newsletter on member accomplishments
  3. Health and Wellness: Prepares daily lunches, maintains the Clubhouse Café, and manages exercise, recreation, and environment of Clubhouse

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.

At the heart of the Clubhouse model are four guarantees:

  1. A right to a place to come
  2. A right to meaningful relationships
  3. A right to meaningful work
  4. A right to a place to return

For more information about Wellspring Clubhouse, please call us at 215.257.4760 or email jvaliant@pennfoundation.org.