The Carriage House
Working together to overcome mental illness
Accredited by Clubhouse International — Proudly Serving Fort Wayne, IN
It is the mission of the Carriage House to assist adults with serious mental illness in their recovery. Recovery at the Carriage House means gaining or re-discovering the skills and self-esteem necessary to return to work or school, move into better places, stay out of the hospital, and re-claim one’s life.
Founded in 1997, the Carriage House is a certified "Clubhouse Model" rehabilitation program with the singular mission of assisting people in their recovery from serious mental illness and reintegration into the community. In a non-traditional setting, "members" work side-by-side with staff on meaningful work that is necessary to keep the clubhouse running. The work that is done and the relationships that are built aid in creating the confidence and self esteem necessary to reclaim their lives. We are proud to have an international reputation for excellence in the Clubhouse Model.
Through assistance with employment, education, housing, benefits, and other needs, the Carriage House ensures that members have real opportunities to return to heir lives. Our outcomes have been significant. In a decade the Carriage House has grown from a few dozen members to more than 1,800 with an active membership of over 200. We have assisted over 300 people in returning to work and over 160 in working towards educational goals.