Welcome to Community 43!

Community 43 is a fully licensed behavioral health outpatient clinic located in the heart of central Phoenix near 16th street and Indian School Rd. We serve those in the community living with mental illness, primarily (but not limited to) major depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia. Community 43 offers a wide range of daily activities and services to help build community, strengthen social connectedness, learn life skills, and develop meaningful relationships.

Our Mission + Values

Community 43 strives to increase meaningful opportunities and end economic isolation for those most in need of mental health support. We accomplish this by focusing on three primary goals: supporting overall wellness, building healthy community, and creating purpose. Here are the foundational values that allow our members to succeed:

  • Inclusivity. People with mental health conditions are served with dignity and respect. They are treated as equals at every stage of their participation in the community’s System of Care.
  • Comprehensive. The Community 43 System of Care is a comprehensive approach that combines medical, psychiatric, and social interventions. These interventions are founded on compassion and empowerment.
  • Strength-based. Everyone – no matter their diagnosis – has something to contribute to the community. By focusing on strengths and opportunities, members experience a sense of belonging, build self-esteem, and develop positive work ethic.

Clubhouse Program

A work-ordered day is at the heart of the Clubhouse Model. By working together, members regain confidence, make friends, acquire new skills, and progress toward their educational and employment goals. Clubhouses are a powerful demonstration of the fact that people with mental health conditions can and do lead fulfilling, productive lives.

Every day, members participate in any of the following units:

  • Creative Arts
  • Culinary + Market
  • Home + Garden
  • Business + Tech
  • Health + Wellness
  • Welcome + Advocacy
  • Supported Education
  • Creative Employment

Community 43 is based on New York’s original Clubhouse, Fountain House. The Clubhouse International model has been replicated in more than 300 locations in 30 countries and 32 states. It currently serves more than 100,000 people with mental illness worldwide. Thanks to the Stead family’s vision we are able to bring this model to Arizona and share it with the community.

A Note About Health + Safety

Community 43 is committed to helping stop the spread of Covid-19. We are taking all precautions possible to ensure that our campus remains a safe and healthy environment by complying with federal and state guidelines. Community 43 feels that home is still the best place for those with compromised immunity, and encourages members with preexisting conditions to take whatever precautions are necessary to ensure their safety. Community 43 offers telehealth services to accommodate those who wish to limit contact with others.