Partners in Productivity: Wells Fargo

Independence Center partners with St. Louis-area employers like Wells Fargo Advisors who provide meaningful job opportunities to adults living with severe and persistent mental illness. Delonda Howard is an Independence Center participant currently working as an operations clerk at Wells Fargo Advisors where she organizes and distributes office supplies that assist with implementing new business…

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Partners in Productivity: Stifel

Damon Harrison is one of hundreds of Independence Center participants presently working in the St. Louis community because of our partnership with leading St. Louis area employers. Damon works part-time at Stifel, stocking and cleaning the break and conference rooms at Stifel. “We’re providing people with a purpose,” says Ron Kruszewski, Chairman, President and CEO…

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Partners in Productivity: BJH

Independence Center partners with St. Louis-area employers like Barnes-Jewish Hospital who provide meaningful job opportunities to adults living with severe and persistent mental illness. Johnnie Phillips is an Independence Center participant currently working in the food and nutrition department at Barnes-Jewish Hospital where he prepares and expedites meals for patients. “This employment program is an…

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Partners in Productivity: Bethesda Health Group

Independence Center partners with St. Louis-area employers like Bethesda Health Group who provide meaningful job opportunities to adults living with severe and persistent mental illness. Steven Name is an Independence Center member currently working as a dining service aide at Bethesda Dilworth where he prepares and serves meals to residents. “Partnering with other nonprofits in…

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Overcoming Obstacles: Brittny’s Story

Two years ago, Brittny felt invisible, lost to herself and the world after more than a decade of mental illness and drug abuse. “I had no clue about the Clubhouse community,” she said. “I had no clue there was help out there for people with mental illness. I was in a rut mentally and psycho-…

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Summer Fusion is Back!

Summer Fusion is the signature fundraising event presented and produced by the Young Professionals of Independence Center in an effort to raise money and awareness for Independence Center – a local non-profit organization that assist people with severe and persistent mental illness to live and work independently in the community. Independence Center’s rehabilitation program is the second largest of its kind in the world and has been recognized internationally as a stellar model for helping restore the lives of people diagnosed with illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depression.

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