Men and women coping with serious mental illness want a place where they can go, receive help and training, and develop a sense of community. They have such a place at Chelton Loft.
We are located in Harlem, open to adults who , have a history history of serious mental illness, with or without chemical dependency, and those with a history of homelessness can come to The Chelton Loft six days a week.
Members and staff work together to create an environment that supports people’s growth and
To become a member an individual must have been diagnosed with a mental illness, be 18 years or older, and live in New York City. The Chelton Loft charges no fee to join. Individuals who have been homeless are eligible for priority admission.
Members have the option of participating in The Chelton Loft’s two main units:
Members learn how to plan meals, shop, cook and clean. They also discover how to care for plants, and organize and coordinate evening, weekend, holiday and special events.
Members learn how to perform clerical duties while assisting the Loft with member services, advocacy, outreach and recruitment, intake, orientation and employment services.
In addition the staff at The Chelton Loft provides a range of services to assist members to achieve a measure of independence. The Loft sponsors entertainment activities on an on-going basis.