The Academy is a working community, where opportunities for skill development, friendship, wellness and employment are the means by which Academy members pursue their dreams and goals.
Academy members embark on a journey to wellness and mental health recovery where their individual skills and talents are recognized and valued. Training opportunities are offered in culinary arts, hospitality, office administration, maintenance/janitorial, customer service, accounting/banking, videography, and graphic arts and design. Additionally, the Academy offers social opportunities for fun, relaxation, and friendship on select evening, weekend, and holiday events.
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In 2015, a working group of more than 20 community leaders representing a cross-section of the Sarasota community came together for the creation of the Academy. Following two years of planning, community outreach, fundraising, and construction, we joined forces with Central Florida Behavioral Health Network in the formation of a public-private partnership.
The Academy opened on June 16, 2017, and it is incorporated as the Academy at Glengary, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
April 15, 2016
Groundbreaking ceremony at new property, 1910 Glengary Street.
June 16, 2017
Academy opens its doors for the first time.
November 9, 2017
Over 400 guests join us for the official Grand Opening of the Academy.
November 23, 2017
We host our first Thanksgiving meal for members, staff and volunteers.
February 13, 2018
Academy hosts 150 guests for Judge Erika Quartermaine's Mental Health Court Seminar.
April 9, 2018
The Pines of Sarasota becomes of first Transitional Employment partner.
May 14, 2018
Academy achieves 501c3 non-profit status.
September 7, 2018
Academy achieves 3-year accreditation with Clubhouse International.
June 17, 2019
We celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with a day of service in support of All Faith Food Bank.
August 14, 2019
We host our 1st Annual "Live from the Academy" telethon.
September 28, 2019
We travel to Norway to present at the Clubhouse World Seminar.
The Clubhouse Model
The Academy holds a three-year accreditation with Clubhouse International and is part of a worldwide network of more than 300 Clubhouse programs in 32 countries.
The Clubhouse Model is a community - and evidence based approach to rehabilitation for adults living with a mental illness. The Clubhouse vision started to take shape in 1948, when former patients came together to design their own community-based support system in New York City. Originally known as We Are Not Alone (WANA), this project eventually became Fountain House - the originator of the Clubhouse movement. Clubhouses worldwide are committed to demonstrating that individuals living with mental illness can lead productive, engaged, and fulfilling lives.
Who we are
Board of Directors
Our board of directors are volunteers from the Sarasota and Manatee communities dedicated to strengthening and expanding our mission
Stop by and see what we're all about
We welcome you to come take a tour of the Academy. See the teams in action and enjoy a healthy lunch prepared onsite. To better accommodate you, appointments are preferred.Schedule a tour Contact us