The mission of Cirrus House, Inc. is to advance mental wellness through opportunities including employment, housing, advocacy and offer services to those individuals recovering from mental illness and substance use disorders. Cirrus House also helps people with an identified risk of life challenges (e.g., homeless persons, veterans, at-risk youth, etc.) explore their strengths and goals.
Primary Value: People are first and foremost viewed in terms of their strengths, assets and potential – as people of worth.
The Clubhouse is our flagship program where we use meaningful, real work as a catalyst for rehabilitation to help people whose lives have been drastically interrupted by a major mental illness.
The internationally recognized Clubhouse Model sees participants as members or co-equals in every aspect of development. They are not seen as “clients” or “consumers” but valued persons with important strengths, skills, and talents to contribute to their own success and the success of others.
The Clubhouse philosophy (a.k.a. mental health psychosocial rehabilitation) is a university researched, evidence-based practice that is widely recognized for its long-term success in helping people live active productive lives.