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What is Capital Clubhouse?

Capital Clubhouse, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization that offers people whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness the opportunity to demonstrate that they can lead productive, happy lives. We offer a work-ordered structured day in addition to resources for employment, housing and counseling.

Founded in 2017, we became fully operational in October 2019 in a space at NY Avenue Presbyterian Church. Today we operate out of the top floor of St. Thomas' Parish Episcopal Church. We are not connected with any religious group, and serve anyone who needs it.

We are affiliated with over 300 other mental health clubhouses around the world. Clubhouses are member-based communities where people living with mental illness can experience respect, hope and opportunities. The clubhouse model is proving to be a great asset in the Washington, DC system of mental health care.

Words from Our Community

Capital Clubhouse gives me encouragement and acceptance to be me without limits. With my fellow members' support, I am able to work on my wellness and employment goals. Staff and members share ways to thrive which is so very vital to maintaining mental health.                                                      


Capital Clubhouse Member

What We Offer Members:

Capital Clubhouse provides living proof that people with mental illness can lead productive and satisfying lives. It offers members:

  • A working environment where the talents and abilities of members are recognized and encouraged

  • Opportunities to obtain paid employment in mainstream industries and businesses

  • Assistance in accessing educational resources and other community-support resources

  • Assistance in securing and sustaining safe, decent and affordable housing

  • Participation in consensus-based decision making for all matters related to the running of the Clubhouse

  • Evening/weekend/holiday social and recreational events

Why Join?

  • To get help finding purpose in the day

  • To work with others and make friends

  • To stay busy and productive

  • To go back to work or school

  • To increase independence

  • To learn how to access resources

  • And more!


The Model Works!

Outcomes from participation in our psycho-social recovery model include:

  • Less hospitalizations

  • Employment, with longer on-the-job tenure for members engaging in Clubhouse transitional employment

  • Saving money on mental health care

  • Reduced incarcerations

  • Improved well-being, with studies showing Clubhouse members significantly more likely to report that they have close and supportive friendships

Support Capital Clubhouse Today!

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