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 40 years since its inception, Fellowship House has expanded to include vocational, social, employment, case management, outpatient services and residential programs; serving approximately 700 members (recipients of service) annually.
Fellowship House is widely recognized as a model for psychosocial rehabilitation. Fellowship House has a strong commitment to the provision of high-quality, culturally competent, patient-centered care. 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.
It is the mission of Fellowship House to assist adults with severe and persistent psychiatric disabilities and individuals that also have co-occurring substance abuse disorders, achieve the maximum level of community integration and self reliance. This is accomplished by providing a comprehensive continuum of programs and services offering supportive opportunities for vocational and social rehabilitation as well as residential options, psychiatric and case management services. Fellowship House is committed to helping the persons served, who are called “members”, to better understand their illness, develop coping strategies, improve their quality of life and experience recovery.
Area & Population Served
Fellowship House is a private, not-for-profit psychosocial rehabilitation center for individuals who experience severe and persistent psychiatric disabilities including those with co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Most of our consumers (members) are disabled by schizophrenia, bi-polar disorders, or major depression. The area served is Miami- Dade and Monroe Counties.
Fellowship House receives federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant funds is therefore federally required to give preference in admitting pregnant women into treatment.
Fellowship House recognizes the importance of integrating primary health care with comprehensive psycho-social services. Referrals for on-site health care are provided for a variety of services. They include medical, laboratory services and a Clozaril Clinic.
Funding Sources & Payment
Fellowship House accepts a variety of funding sources for services provided including Medicaid, various Medicaid HMO’s, Medicare, private fees, state and county fees. Persons interested in receiving services should contact Fellowship House for individual funding source eligibility.
Sponsored by Fellowship House, Thriving Mind South Florida and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.
No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, age or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any Fellowship House program. Fellowship House will provide appropriate auxiliary aids to members or potential members with disabilities or limited English proficiencies as requested.
Free and Reduced-Price Policy
Fellowship House announces sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Adult Care Food Program. Fellowship House’s meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled eligible participants and will be provided regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, or sexual orientation. This Policy is applied uniformly at all Fellowship House sites.