Club Nova is a nonprofit community center for people with serious mental illness providing employment, education, social opportunities, and more. Welcome to the Club.
Since 1987, Club Nova has extended a warm welcome to adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. We replace hopelessness with hope and isolation with belonging.
Building financial independence and improving self-esteem
Earning certifications, diplomas, and degrees
Keeping the Clubhouse running
Navigating health care, housing, and more
Developing friendships and being part of the broader community
“I was at Northwestern University when I was diagnosed with a serious mental illness…At some point my father had me placed in Long Term Care. I was placed in a back ward at Dix Hospital…For the next 22 years, I lived with chronic mental illness, going without treatment that worked very well. Then, in 1994, two great things happened…”
“At age 17, I was admitted to Central Regional Hospital where I stayed 3 years. During those 3 years I experienced various changes to my medication, repetitive therapies, and became isolated…Since becoming a member [of Club Nova], I am no longer isolated and my self-esteem significantly increased.”
For Club Nova members,
the Re-hospitalization rate is only
For the cost of a 4-day hospital stay, Club Nova provides one year of
- Individualized Support
- Employment Opportunities
- Education Opportunities
- Social Opportunities
We need Your Help
Club Nova has been able to continue its mission for over 30 years, largely through the generosity of committed friends just like you who believe in our members and our mission.