What We Do?
WHAT ALLIANCE HOUSE
PROVIDES TO ITS MEMBERS
THE ALLIANCE HOUSE MISSION IS SIMPLE:
Provide a supportive environment where adults with serious, persistent mental illness (SPMI) can rebuild their self-respect, dignity, and abilities through education, productive work, and meaningful relationships. We do this by helping Members complete educational goals, develop necessary work skills in order to return to productive employment in the community, and where needed, help Members find and secure affordable housing.
SERVING SALT LAKE CITY FOR 30 YEARS
Alliance House was founded in January 1987 by concerned parents of adults with severe mental illness. In partnership with Valley Mental Health, Alliance House provides a nonprofit “Clubhouse model” psychosocial program that takes place in a setting that is neither institution nor treatment center. Those Alliance House serves are considered Members, not clients or patients. The basis of Alliance House is our uniquely supportive and collaborative Clubhouse setting in which Members and staff work together in an atmosphere built on principles of mutual respect and caring.
As a means of fulfilling its mission, Alliance House establishes a regular work-ordered day for Members, who serve voluntarily. All Members are encouraged to assume a role in the daily functioning of the clubhouse as they work toward re-integration within the greater community. This includes participation in the areas of housing, education, Member services, colleague training, house maintenance, culinary services, securing employment, and even serving on the Alliance House Board of Directors and related committees.
By participating in the day-to-day operations of Alliance House within various Units, Members not only gain practical knowledge and skills, they experience the sense of accomplishment and increased self-esteem that comes with being active and productive Members of the organization, which in-turn expands to society at large. Hundreds of former Members of Alliance House have gone on to live independent, productive lives within Salt Lake City and other communities.