Our mission is to afford people whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness the opportunity to recover meaningful and productive lives through reintegration into the workplace and the community. The goal is a high quality of life for all members, ongoing improvement, and the ultimate elimination of stigma associated with mental illness.
The Key Clubhouse of South Florida organization was founded in 2008 by a grassroots group of family members and a young consumer to offer the Miami-Dade County community a meaningful place to spend and day for people with serious mental illness. After two years of fund raising and outreach, the group opened the doors of The Key Clubhouse in July 2010 in downtown Miami to its first 10 members.
The Clubhouse moved to the Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler supportive housing complex in 2013, where it is now located, with an average daily attendance of 27 members.
About Our Program
We follow the Clubhouse International program model, recognized as an evidence based program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This program model has been successful in reducing the rate of hospitalization and incarcerations, and in securing longer-term and better paid employment for its members. More than 330 Clubhouses in 33 countries around the world follow this program model.
The Clubhouse has an open door policy: adults living with serious and persistent mental illness, regardless of their insurance status or place of residence within the county, are welcome to join.
Key Clubhouse is a member of the South Florida Behavioral Health Network, the Managing Entity for state-funded behavioral health services in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.
Debra Webb, MPA, APR
Penelope Martinez, BS
Clubhouse International Standards
Read the 37 standards developed by the Clubhouse International community that we follow at Key Clubhouse.
Board of Directors
Amy McClellan, President
Marilyn Lieberman, Vice President & Secretary
Carla Serotta Neufeld, Treasurer
Dr. Stephen Friedman
The Key Clubhouse of South Florida - 1400 NW 54th Street, Suite 102, Miami, FL 33142 - 305-693-3508 - firstname.lastname@example.org