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Santa Fe Clubhouse

Recovery from mental illness through employment

The Life Link offers outpatient treatment programs for chronic and persistent mental health issues, including: Santa Fe Clubhouse - A Life Link Program.

Who We Are:

Santa Fe Clubhouse is a model of psychosocial rehabilitation based on the successful Fountain House Model founded in 1948. There are more than 400 Clubhouses worldwide. Participants are “members”, not patients or clients.

Members and staff work together in an atmosphere of mutual caring and respect, while performing the wide variety of tasks necessary to operate the Clubhouse. In doing so, they experience meaningful work, meaningful relationships and meaningful opportunities, while developing the confidence and skills that are essential to returning to paid employment in the community.

Who We Serve:

People recovering from serious mental illness.

Clubhouse Philosophy

Through the experience of participating in meaningful work in a safe community, members develop real relationships while gaining the self-confidence and other skills essential to integrate back into the larger community and return to paid employment. Members and staff organize themselves in work units for the daily operation of the Clubhouse.

Work Units at the Clubhouse

When a member joins the clubhouse, he or she selects a work unit according to his or her interests and abilities. The member can then sign up to perform the unit tasks, working side-by-side with the clubhouse staff in a unique partnership and contributing in meaningful ways to the overall operation of the clubhouse. All member contribution inside the clubhouse is done on a voluntary basis.

Members of the Santa Fe Club House can choose from the following work units:<

Employment Unit

  • Business Administration
  • Job Development and Support
  • Accounting
  • Data Entry
  • Statistics
  • Correspondence
  • Newsletter Production and Other Publications

Hospitality Unit

Receptionist Duties

  • Enrollment and Orientation
  • Reach-Out
  • Budgeting
  • Menu Planning
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Serving Meals/Bussing Tables
  • Cashiering
  • Dishwashing
  • Cleaning

Paid Employment In the Local Community

The Santa Fe Clubhouse offers members several paths to paid employment:

Transitional Employment allows members to move into employment in the community. The Clubhouse secures part-time, paid positions with local employers. Members work in these jobs for six to nine month periods with Clubhouse training and daily support as needed. The Clubhouse offers the employer the guarantee of no-absenteeism.

Supported Employment encourages members to compete for work in the open job market. The Clubhouse trains and supports the member on the job, but does not guarantee cover for absenteeism.

Independent Employment is the goal for many members. The Clubhouse provides support and resources to assist members in securing and maintaining permanent employment.

Activities on Evenings, Weekends and Holidays

Social, recreational and supported activities take place on designated evenings and Saturdays. These activities provide significant opportunities for members who are working during the day to maintain supportive relationships with their Clubhouse colleagues. Santa Fe Clubhouse is open on all major holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Santa Fe Clubhouse - A Life Link Program

1300 Luisa Street, Suite 1
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505


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2325 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tel 505.438.0010 • FAX: 505.438.6011

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