Shore House is an Accredited Community Clubhouse that empowers and restores hope, independence and self-worth for people living with a mental illness by providing access to social, education and employment opportunities.
As a parent of a daughter diagnosed with bipolar disorder and mental health advocate, founder Susan Sandlass never strayed from her goal of bringing a Clubhouse to Monmouth County, New Jersey. She began her quest by holding community information gatherings in July 2008, to engender support. In only one month, she had formed a working group that began to lay the foundation necessary to move this project forward. The organization became a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit in July 2010. Shore House opened with one member, one day a week, in borrowed space in Red Bank. Today we are located in our own space in Long Branch, open Monday through Friday, and serve over 140 members.