Our History

Northern Lights Clubhouse is the primary focus of Well Being Development, 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.

Northern Lights Clubhouse began as a small group of members working closely with volunteers in January 2011.  Northern Lights Clubhouse identifies and works to meet the needs of members based on the Clubhouse International Model, which is an evidence-based program to help people with severe and persistent mental illnesses achieve hope, dignity and their own social, financial, educational and vocational goals.


Contact Us

Contact Info
P.O. Box 714 Ely, Minnesota 55731
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Phone: 218-235-9539
Visit Us
715 S Central Ave
Ely, Minnesota 55731
(St Mary's Episcopal Church)
Hours of Operation: 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
10:00am - 3:00pm
See Calendar for details and for other planned Clubhouse socials and activities.
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