Fitchburg, MA

Compass Clubhouse

“A spirit with a vision is a dream with a mission.” -
Neil Peart

Address: 356 Broad St, Fitchburg, MA 01420  
Phone: (978) 434-7805
About Us

Welcome to Compass Clubhouse

The Clubhouse model supports all individuals with mental illnesses to rejoin society and maintain their place in it; it builds on people's strengths, while providing mutual support from their peers.

The Clubhouse model helps meet the goals of our members by creating daily activities organized around a structured system known as the work-ordered day. Our goal is to work with members to identify short- and long-term goals focused on what we believe are the foundation of recovery, wellness and independence. The members benefit from a non-clinical setting where their identity goes beyond their diagnosis. By sharing responsibility for critical work, members and staff build relationships focused on each other’s strengths and gifts, rather than weaknesses and liabilities.  

Our Service Model is the foundation of our mission and our everyday work. We are a community that provides opportunities for employment, education, housing, health and wellness, life skills, socialization, and community linkages. Our services support members on their journey of recovery.

Become a Member

(our free program!)
Please fill out a membership application and email it to

Eligibility Requirements

Employment Options operates programs in Options Clubhouse (Marlborough, MA), and Compass Clubhouse (Fitchburg, MA).
To be eligible for membership at our Clubhouses, an applicant must:
  • Be interested in attending a Clubhouse, as membership is voluntary
  • Have a diagnosis of a severe and persistent mental illness
  • Be at least 18 years of age

To be considered for membership, these are the required documents:

  • An Employment Options Enrollment Form

    You may apply by downloading the site-specific application, filling it out, and returning it via email to
 "Our Clubhouse is warm and welcoming, with working “hubs” for our members throughout the building. The strength of Compass is built on a foundation of culture and serving the mental health needs of our community. We work to create programming that is dynamic, fun, engaging and fluid. Compass Clubhouse is also committed to delivering culturally and linguistically responsive care and fostering an inclusive space. We value diversity and reflect an understanding of cultural competency in the North County area."
Shannon Leary
Executive Director, Employment Options Agency

We provide transportation.

Through Human Services Transportation (HST), Employment Options provides daily transportation to and from Compass Clubhouse for eligible members, living in Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Fitchburg, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Sterling, and Townsend.

Transportation services for Compass Clubhouse are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us below to request transportation.

Contact Us

Advisory Board

If you want to make an impact in your community and be a champion for
those living with mental health conditions, let's discuss 'Board Opportunities'

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