Sanctuary House offers both Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health Day/Evening Activity which make up our Fountain House Clubhouse Model Program. This on-site program is a hub of activity at Sanctuary House. Within the program we have various work units that our members are engaged in, including meal preparation, house management, community engagement and more.

Work Units

Member Services/Kitchen/Snack Bar Unit

In this unit members can work on the following skill-building activities:

  • Cooking (daily breakfast & lunch)
  • Wait service
  • Inventory control
  • Meal planning/grocery shopping
  • Money management
  • Household cleaning
  • Cashiering

Employment/Prevocational Support

The Clubhouse offers its own supported and independent employment programs to assist members in securing, sustaining, and bettering their employment. As a defining characteristic of Clubhouse supported employment, the Clubhouse maintains a relationship with the working member and the employer. Members and staff in partnership determine the type, frequency, and location of desired supports.

Business Services Unit

In this unit members are given opportunities to work on the following skills: 

  • Bookkeeping
  • Office organization/administrative duties
  • Inventory management
  • Reception desk duties
  • Computer skills

Social Programming

When work in our units is complete, social programming is a wonderful way for our members and staff to strengthen their bonds. We offer social programs two to three times per month during evenings and on weekends. The social program focuses on:

  • Relationship building
  • Planning social and recreational activities
  • Participating in planned community social events


Sanctuary House provides access to wellness activities including YMCA sessions and on-site exercise sessions with an instructor. Along with basic aerobic exercise and stretching, we offer yoga classes to improve balance, strength and coordination.

Some of the eligibility criteria for the clubhouse program is as follows:

  • Have a major mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, psychotic disorder, or major depression.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Be a resident of Guilford County.
  • Not be a current risk for or have a significant history of harm to self or others.
  • Not currently receive Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) or Community Mental Health Center services.

Referrals are accepted by:

  • Provider agencies (physicians, therapists, etc.).
  • Family members
  • Self-referrals

To become a Sanctuary House Clubhouse member, please call our intake/referral department at (336) 275-7896 Ext 103, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, EST. Calls are returned within 24 business hours.

The intake process includes a brief phone screening and scheduling an in-person clinical assessment.

Being assessed for services does not guarantee acceptance into services. Sanctuary House is required to adhere to eligibility criteria set forth by the State and Trillium Health Resources, our Managed Care Organization.

Don’t live in North Carolina? If you are looking for Clubhouse Model services and you do not live in North Carolina, please contact The International Center for Clubhouse Development at their website at

Want to learn more about our programs?  

Please contact our intake department

INTAKE: 336-275-7896 Ext 103 

Mailing: PO Box 21141  

Greensboro, NC 27401