Mission: Provide a restorative environment for people who have had their lives disrupted because of a mental illness, and who need the support of the whole community who believe that recovery is not only possible, but probable.
History: Clubhouse Atlanta was founded by Susie Kyle and Bill McClung in 2018. After years of involvment with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and having personal experience caring for family members struggling with mental illness, they determined that a personalized approach to care in a community-based setting was an effective way to help one achieve recovery and reach their full potential.
Through their due deligence, they discovered Clubhouse International, an evidence-based model of psychosocial rehabilitation that is endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). They were determined to establish the first standards-based Clubhouse in the State of Georgia. Clubhouse Atlanta was approved as a nonprofit and opened its doors in October 2020.
Today, Clubhouse Atlanta serves over 60 members and has a dedicated staff who are committed to providing an inviting space where members are wanted, needed and RESPECTED!!!. Although there is still plenty of work to do, our foundation is STRONG!!!