Chelton Loft

The Chelton Loft, located in Harlem on East 126th Street, is a voluntary clubhouse program open to adults with a history of serious mental illness, with or without chemical dependency, and including those with a history of homelessness. Members and staff of the Loft work together to create an environment that supports people’s growth and development.

There is no charge to join the Loft. To be eligible to become a member you must: be diagnosed with a mental illness; live in New York City; and be 18 years of age or older. Individuals who have been homeless are eligible for priority admission. 

Chelton Gazette - November 2013


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Members have the option of participating in our two main units:

The Café Unit

Plan meals, shop, cook and clean; care for plants, organize and coordinate evening, weekend, holiday and special events.

The Administrative Unit

Perform clerical duties; member services; advocacy; outreach and recruitment; intake, orientation and employment services.

Additional services at The Chelton Loft include:

Case management to assist members with locating housing and community services.

Transitional Employment Program enables members to work in part-time jobs throughout the city for six month periods of time. Some positions have turned into permanent jobs.

General entertainment activities include hosting parties; outings; guest speakers; theater; music and visual art events.

Hours of operation:

Monday-Friday  8:30 am - 5 pm
Tuesday Evenings  5 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturdays  10 am - 2 pm

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Chelton Loft please call us at 212.727.4360. Click here to download the Chelton Loft Member Handbook and here to download the Chelton Loft application packet.  

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