We envision a world where every person with mental illness lives a healthy, productive life. Our mission is to create a place of acceptance and empowerment for people in our community living with mental illness through meaningful work and relationships.
The International Clubhouse movement is the proud recipient of the 2014 Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The Fountain House/Clubhouse model is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practice. Fresh Start is accredited by both CARF and Clubhouse International.
To become a member an individual must:
• Have a primary diagnosis of a serious mental illness (formerly Axis 1) such as depression, bipolar, schizoaffective, or schizophrenia. Functional impairment is due to SMI.
• Indicate an interest in rehabilitation/recovery goals (e.g. employment, education, housing, or social goals).
• Be 18 years of age or older.
• Be able to independently meet self-care and safety needs. As individuals are free to come and go as they like from the Clubhouse, they must possess the necessary safety skills and judgment to move about the community without constant or one-on-one supervision.
• Not currently pose a threat to the Clubhouse community or themselves.
• Be a client of Washtenaw County Community Mental Health.
• Have had a scheduled formal tour of the Clubhouse within the 6 months prior to applying for membership.
To schedule a tour, please call 734-929-9992.
Download our Referral Form
2017 Mock Rock
Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. inside the Power Center for the Performing Arts
All money raised for the 2017 Mock Rock show will be donated to Fresh Start Clubhouse.
• $10 general admission tickets
• $5 U-M students
• Children 7 and under are free
Groups scheduled to perform:
• Women’s Cross Country / Track and Field
• Men’s Gymnastics
• Ice Hockey
• Women’s Lacrosse
• Women’s Soccer
• Field Hockey
• Michigan Marching Band
• Fresh Start Clubhouse
• Dance Team
• Athletic Training Students
2017 Mock Rock Judges
The panel of judges for Mock Rock 2017 will include football head coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife, Sarah Harbaugh, as well as Summer Berman, the director of Mock Rock’s beneficiary, Fresh Start Clubhouse.
“After working to raise awareness about mental health for the 2016 beneficiary, Athletes Connected, we decided to maintain the focus and extend our support into the greater community. This led us to Fresh Start Clubhouse, where we have learned they are using similar strategies to live with mental illness. In the same way that we as student-athletes rely on each other and our teams for support, the community at Fresh Start is like a team. To get better and stay better, we all need people to support and believe in us; we are excited to become a part of those people with Fresh Start through Mock Rock this year.”
— Claire Borchers, Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field