About

Club Nova promotes and provides opportunities for individuals with mental illness to lead meaningful and productive lives of their choice in the community.

Founded in 1987 to address the needs of Orange County citizens living with mental illness, Club Nova provides a holistic, caring environment designed to promote rehabilitation and reintegration into the community. Club Nova follows the successful Clubhouse Model pioneered by Fountain House in New York City.

Club Nova focuses on members’ strengths and potential rather than illness.
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We Are A Place to Belong

Mental Illness typically isolates individuals from society. Club Nova provides a place to come for a sense of belonging, acceptance, friendships, and repeated opportunities. To live meaningful lives, we each must have some place that expects us – where we are needed. Members are needed at Club Nova.

Club Nova offers our members:

  • A place to come six days a week
  • Support through a newly discovered circle of friends
  • Opportunities to gain confidence through the work-ordered day
  • A range of employment opportunities and meaningful work
  • Access to housing
  • Supported education
  • Evening and weekend social/recreation programs
  • Community support services (case management)
  • 13 affordable meals each week