As a result of deinstitutionalization, Fellowship House was founded in 1973 through a Community Support Program grant awarded to the Mental Health Association of Dade County. Patterned after the clubhouse model, it soon became independently incorporated and was designated as a demonstration project for the State of Florida by the National Institute of Mental Health. In the more than 45 years since its inception, Fellowship House has expanded to include vocational, social, employment, case management, outpatient services and residential programs; serving approximately 629 members (recipients of service) annually.
Fellowship House is widely recognized as a model for psychosocial rehabilitation. It has exceeded mandatory compliance and has been recognized for its strengths and exemplary conformance to standards by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). It is currently accredited in Behavioral Health for PsychoSocial Rehabilitation programs in the areas of Case Management, Community-Based Rehabilitation, Community Housing, Outpatient Treatment and Community Employment services and Community Integration. Our outpatient treatment and community integration programs are also accredited for integrated treatment for individuals with co-occuring mental health & substance abuse disorders.