In the early 1950s, Mental Health America issued a call to asylums across the country for their discarded chains and shackles. They melted down these inhumane bindings in 1953 and recast them into a sign of hope:
Mental Health America of Palm Beach County was founded in 1958 in Downtown West Palm Beach, and has been a voice for change for over 60 years.
Today we’re focused on creating supportive communities for adults living with mental health conditions and providing care for those with untreated mental illness living on the streets of West Palm Beach.
Peer Place Fern Street Clubhouse – Butterfly Garden
Our founder Clifford Beers said, “I must fight in the open.”
We continue his fight by promoting the qualities we believe will move mental health awareness out of the shadows:
Our mission is to create a supportive community where people with mental health conditions are valued, live openly, and find purpose.Mental Health America of Palm Beach County
Kristina Baker | Chief Program Officer
Melinda Durant | Fern Street Clubhouse Team Coordinator
Alita Faber | Director of Learning Communities
Melissa George | Fern Street Clubhouse Director
Shakiyla Hart | Director of Clinical Services
Joe Heffernan | North Support Center Coordinator
Jeremy Morse | Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Perez | Community Care Advocate
Treva Reese | Glades Clubhouse Team Coordinator
Maryann Roman | Director of Operations
Board of Directors
Dr. Jacintha Cauffield (Chair)
Dr. Jane Harris (Vice Chair)
Harriet Freeman, Esq. (Secretary/Treasurer)
Alcolya St. Juste, Esq.
Dr. Sandra Ojurongbe