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Wallingford House is a non-profit, clubhouse-model psychosocial rehabilitation program where adults with persistent and severe mental illness build on their strengths and abilities to recover and integrate themselves into the work force and the commu... Read more
Wallingford House is a non-profit, clubhouse-model psychosocial rehabilitation program where adults with persistent and severe mental illness build on their strengths and abilities to recover and integrate themselves into the work force and the community.
Wallingford House is a place for people with mental illness to come and rebuild their lives. It is designed as a recovery community for individuals who have been socially and vocationally isolated by mental illness. The program hopes to offer members the chance to develop self-esteem, self-worth, confidence and a sense of purpose while building foundations to achieve other goals, such as employment and education.
This unique program is based on a "Clubhouse" model that is used in over twenty-three countries across the world. In a Clubhouse, you are called a member, not a patient or a client, and the focus is on your strengths and goals--not on your mental illness. Work in the Clubhouse consists of an array of choices: whether it is working in the kitchen, greeting people at the receptionist desk, inputting data in the business unit or doing outreach to a member that we have not seen for a while. This work will provide needed healing on the road to rehabilitation.