Well Being Development

A nonprofit organization

$1,820 raised by 12 donors

46% complete

$4,000 Goal

Believe in our Vision, Invest in our Mission!

“The Clubhouse provides the structure and support I need to create and maintain balance in my life. ” -Clubhouse Member

OUR VISION is is that all people living in our community are able to live their best lives. 

Northern Lights Clubhouse, a program of Well Being Development, is a community of people recovering from and living with mental illness, working together to improve overall health and well being in our community. Our clubhouse is a healing and mentoring environment. The heart of the Northern Lights Clubhouse is structured meaningful activity which offers opportunities to pursue interests, engage with other members, and improve skills.  For example we have a book club, do Let's Make Together for cooking and art, we support each other toward wellness.  

The Clubhouse is a special place.  Participants are called members and the focus is on strengths and successes.  Members and staff work side-by-side, as colleagues, in an atmosphere of mutual caring and respect, performing a wide variety of tasks necessary to the operation of the organization.  Anyone is welcome to join us in building meaningful community. 

The Clubhouse model is based on a philosophy containing four basic tenets:

  • Everyone needs to feel connected to a community; thus the notion of membership is important.
  • Everyone needs to know that s/he is expected someplace on a daily basis.
  • Everyone needs to feel needed; that one’s presence is important to others.
  • Everyone needs to believe there is at least one place on the planet where s/he is truly wanted.

Thank you for supporting our work to foster hope and opportunity for our Ely area!

Organization Data


Organization name

Well Being Development

other names

Northern Lights Clubhouse

Tax id (EIN)



Education Health Community


P.O. Box 714
Ely, MN 55731