Hope Clubhouse changes lives by focusing on adults with mental health challenges and sharing resources to help them grow, recover and thrive. The clubhouse is a healing and mentoring environment for those who have had their lives drastically disrupted by mental illness and need support from others who believe that recovery is possible. Hope Clubhouse also provides opportunities for paid employment and access to education, wellness services, and housing.

We have helped nearly 700 individuals in the past 10 years, yet the need is greater than ever.

Join us at our annual Faces of Hope event to learn more about the power of the past as we focus on creating a brighter future together. Most importantly, learn how you can become a face of hope for people in need.


The Faces of Hope luncheon presentation includes a powerful keynote speaker and an energizing panel discussion.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joshua Seidman

Joshua Seidman, PhD, is the Chief Research and Knowledge Officer with Fountain House, the national organization that spearheaded the Clubhouse movement. Dr. Seidman will speak about the history of the Clubhouse movement, how it intersects with public health and why that’s important.

Moderator and Panelists​

Andyranna is a video journalist with WINK News. Before joining WINK News in February 2020, she worked at KDRV NewsWatch 12 in Medford, Oregan for three years. She earned her undergraduate degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University. Originally from Los Angeles, she loves reading, hiking, and enjoying the beautiful weather in Southwest Florida.

Andryanna Sheppard
Consumer Investigative Reporter at WINK News

Ryan was born in Dallas, TX and moved to Ft. Myers in 1992 with his family. Ryan obtained his undergraduate degree from University of Central Florida. He continued his education obtaining his MBA from the University of West Georgia. Ryan loves traveling and has lived in Seoul, South Korea and Braunschweig, Germany.

Ryan Benefiel
Board of Directors

Damini is a high school student, part of the graduating class of 2022 at Florida Lee virtual school (FLVS). Damini is passionate about mental health awareness in our community. She is involved with the Normal is Overrated event, and with Lee Health’s Kids Minds Matter as an advocate assisting parents in SWFL to provide more support to their children with mental health needs.

Damini Parkhi
Youth Member



The annual Faces of Hope Luncheon offers several sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations to show their support for Hope Clubhouse’s mission. Each sponsor’s contribution makes a significant impact on our mission and brings hope to a face in need. We’re grateful for your sponsorship consideration!


Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907

The event will also be broadcast virtually on Facebook and YouTube.