Mission, Vision, Philosophy

Our Mission

B’More Clubhouse empowers adults living with mental illness to lead meaningful and productive lives of their choice in the community.

Our Vision

We envision a world where people with mental illness have access to opportunity where self-actualization is supported and individuals are not defined by their illness.

Our philosophy

The Clubhouse model is based on a philosophy containing four basic tenets:

  • Everyone needs to feel connected to a community; thus the notion of membership is important.
  • Everyone needs to know that they are expected someplace on a daily basis.
  • Everyone needs to feel needed; that one’s presence is important to others.
  • Everyone needs to believe there is at least one place on the planet where they are truly wanted.

Within these four tenets are three important beliefs:

  • Work helps define who we are. Everyone deserves a chance at securing meaningful employment.
  • Everyone deserves to live in an affordable, decent home.
  • Adults should be engaged in age-appropriate social opportunities.