WHO WE ARE
The Clubhouse model has always been recovery-focused. Bridge House, the Greater Bridgeport and Fairfield County’s Clubhouse, is modeled after Fountain House, the first Clubhouse located in New York City. Fountain House was founded in the 1940’s, as an outgrowth of an earlier movement known as We Are Not Alone (WANA). The Clubhouse model became a dynamic and innovative international movement. It believed that recovery was possible for persons with psychiatric disabilities, and it was and is, a beacon of hope for persons with persistent mental illness.