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CROWDRISE : Jun 28, 2012
Tax ID: 35-2026647
BASED: Fort Wayne, IN, United States



Our Mission

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Founded in 1997, the Carriage House is a certified "Clubhouse Model" program with the singular mission of assisting people with their recovery from mental illness and reintegration into the community. In a non-traditional setting, "members" work side-by-side with staff on meaningful activities, building the confidence and self-esteem necessary to reclaim their lives.

Through assistance with employment, education, housing benefits, and other needs, Carriage House insures that members have real opportunities to return to their lives. Our outcomes have been great. With an active membership of over 300, we have assisted more than 200 people return to work, and over 150 stride towards educational goals.

According to the National Institutes of Mental Health , “Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion — about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 — who suffer from a serious mental illness. In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada for ages 15-44. ” In Fort Wayne, many people with a serious mental illness still spend years attending the same group therapy sessions and going in and out of the hospital or jail.

It is the mission of the Carriage House to assist these adults in their recovery. Recovery at the Carriage House means gaining or re-discovering the skills and self-esteem necessary to return to work or school, move into better places, stay out of the hospital, and re-claim one’s life.

Over the last ten years, the Carriage House has had remarkable success. Since our inception, some of our outcomes include:

  • Attracting more than 815 members
  • Assisting more than 230 members return to employment in the community
  • Helping more 200 members with educational goals
  • Making more than 10,000 outreach phone calls to members isolating in the community
  • Moving more than 300 people into new places

Tax ID: 35-2026647 •


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