History

Well Being Development is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Minnesota in June 2010.

Our history begins in the summer of 2008 when a group of people in our community investigated the needs of people in the area who have chronic, severe mental illness and discussed increasing the services and resources available to them. The group began to explore the Clubhouse Model of Rehabilitation and the possibility of starting a clubhouse program.

Two years later, with the support of local health and service providers, a diversity of community members, and prospective clubhouse members, Well Being Development was formed.

Since 2010, our major goal has been to launch and sustain Northern Lights Clubhouse, an evidence-based program to help people with persistent mental illnesses achieve hope, dignity and their own social, financial, educational, and vocational goals.

We also supported the Phoenix Support Group, an educational and support group for people who are involved in the challenges of caring for loved ones with mental illness. The group was a self-directed effort to learn more about various illnesses, their treatments, and the resource options in the larger community.