About Us

The Academy is the inspiration of a grassroots effort to provide community-based opportunities for mental health recovery

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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Our History

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

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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.

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Sarasota Campus

1910 Glengary St.
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 921-9930

Bradenton Campus

601 12th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 929-2800

A network partner of:

Fountain House United

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The Academy at Glengary, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Academy at Glengary is registered with the state of Florida (CH56160). A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services at www.fdacs.gov/ConsumerServices or by calling toll-free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

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