I came here...to get help with my depression and schizophrenia...I like to communicate with people here. Everybody my friend. I help at Sky Light by cleaning and helping with garbage...I am happy sitting in the Sky Light courtyard drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and talking to my friends. It helps my mental illness...I am happy here.

– Irakly Sanadze


Since the primary purpose of Sky Light Center is to provide a community which defeats the isolation of mental illness, it is important that an applicant have the desire to participate in our clubhouse program. As participation is voluntary, it is equally important that he or she be free to do so by choice.

In order to apply, one must meet all the categories listed below:

  • Be at least 18 years old, and
  • Have a psychiatric diagnosis of a major mental illness, and
  • Pose no threat to the safety of the larger clubhouse community.

Anyone meeting all the categories listed above may apply by submitting the following documents to our Enrollment Coordinator:

  • A completed application
  • A comprehensive psychosocial history, dated within the last year
  • A psychiatric evaluation dated within the last year and,
  • A physical examination dated within the last year.

Returning members are eligible to reapply as membership is a lifetime right. Returning members who have been away from the clubhouse for two or more years will need to provide updated documentation listed above.

If you have questions, or prefer to receive the application by mail, please contact the Sky Light Center Enrollment Coordinator at (718)-720-2585 ext. 200 from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. When mailing materials, please direct them to the Clerical Unit in care of Enrollment Coordinator. To fax materials, please use (718) 720-2601, and address to the Clerical Unit.

NOTE: If interested in applying to only Sky Light's Assisted Competitive Employment (A.C.E.) Program or Sky Light’s Supported Housing Program, please request an A.C.E. only or Supported Housing only application respectively.