History & Awards

Club Nova is based on the successful Clubhouse Model

Our History

  • 1987

    Club Nova is founded under auspices of a community mental health center

  • 1991

    OPC Foundation purchases the property for Club Nova

  • 2002

    Club Nova Thrift Shop opens to the public in the 1st floor of the Annex

  • 2004

    Club Nova Apartments are opened

  • 2006

    Club Nova is divested from OPC Area Authority and becomes a freestanding nonprofit

  • 2007

    Second floor of the Annex is renovated to provide room for Administrative Units

  • 2012

    Club Nova raises funds to purchase the Club Nova property from effort of a community mental health center

  • 2016

    Club Nova launches Building Campaign to build a new building on current property

  • 2016

    Club Nova awarded GlaxoSmithKline Award for Community Impact

  • 2021

    Club Nova breaks ground for whole new Clubhouse building


We have been recognized on many occasions for our uniquely effective, community-based mental health recovery Model and for our passionate commitment to our members. Our Model has also been recognized as an evidence-based Model by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is the recipient of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

GlaxoSmithKline Impact Award

GlaxoSmithKline Employee Choice Award

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Community

Faith Connections Community Service Award

Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize

2013-Present–United Way Certified Community Impact Partner

CARF Certified

SECU Foundation Capital Grant