Yahara House

A nonprofit organization

$5,988 raised by 46 donors

20% complete

$30,000 Goal

Yahara House's mission is to transform the lives of people living with mental illness by replacing despair, stigma and isolation with hope, dignity, and community. Much more than simply a program or a social service, Yahara House is a community of people who are working together to achieve some common goals:

  • Complete educational goals
  • Develop self-esteem, confidence, and coping strategies
  • Connect with others and build a community
  • Return to meaningful employment in the community
  • Find and secure resources - such as affordable housing, bus pass reimbursements, SSI/SSDI, etc.
  • Live a life of respect and independence within the greater community

Those Yahara House serve are not patients nor clients, but are members of the Clubhouse. Yahara House is about collaboration and working together as equals - which is why staff and members work side by side as colleagues in the running of the Clubhouse. Together we prepare a daily lunch for 40+ people, take on reception work and public relations, keep program statistics, offer banking services, produce videos, and more! Yahara House is accredited by Clubhouse International, which ensures the continued consistency and quality of the Clubhouse experience (http://www.iccd.org/about.html). Currently, there are more than 327 Clubhouse model programs in 33 countries around the world. The Clubhouse model is an evidence-based practice, which is recognized by the Substance Abuse/Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

With your donations Yahara House can continue to guarantee members:

  • A right to a place to come
  • A right to meaningful work
  • A right to meaningful relationships
  • A right to a place to return


Yahara House is a program of Journey Mental Health, Inc.

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Organization name

Yahara House


Education Health Community


a program of Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. 802 East Gorham
Madison, WI 53703



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