1 in 20 U.S. adults experience a serious mental illness.
Welcome to Genesis Club, a community of hope and dignity where mental health recovery is possible.
Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Genesis Club is a community center known as a Clubhouse. Here, members are part of a community where they can participate in running the clubhouse while rebuilding a sense of purpose and belonging. Members are supported to return to work, find stable housing, return to school, and build healthy social connections. Here, people are recognized for their strengths and contributions, not defined by their diagnosis. A Clubhouse is an evidence-based mental health recovery model recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Become A Member
Genesis Club offers assistance with job training and employment, education, housing, wellness, and rebuilding social networks for members.
Membership is open to any person who has been diagnosed with a mental illness. Members work on their recovery in their own way and at their own pace by being part of a community of mutual support, joining one of six working departments, contributing their talents to running the Clubhouse, and working with staff and peer advisors to set goals that will help get them regain their lives.
active clubhouse members
members enrolled in education programs
members entered or maintained employment
members received housing support
Our vision is that all people living with a mental health condition are respected and enjoy meaningful lives as full and equal members of society.
Our mission is to ensure Clubhouse members have access to meaningful employment, healthy lifestyles, safe housing, and education and find genuine belonging, friendships, and purpose.
Affiliations & Awards
Genesis Club is an Accredited Clubhouse, a charter member of Clubhouse International, and an international training center for clubhouses worldwide.
Genesis Club is a proud recipient of The Conrad H. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, which recognized the Clubhouse model as the solution to alleviating human suffering for individuals with mental illness.
I was feeling lonely and depressed, but then I found Genesis Club. As soon as I walked through the doors, I felt welcomed and part of a family. I really felt like I was wanted. I felt like I was where I needed to be.
– José, 21, Genesis Club member
View our 2020 Impact Report
We are thrilled to share Genesis Club’s 2020 Impact Report with our community. Flip through the report below or you can view and download the report as a PDF here.