Clubhouse International helps start and grow Clubhouses globally, where people with mental illness can go to get their lives back. Their vision is that there will one day be Clubhouses in the cities and towns of every country in the world. They hope that all people with mental illness will have access to the support of a Clubhouse, which can provide them with the encouragement and assistance they need to lead successful lives, and be fully engaged in society.
Clubhouse International is a multi-national non-profit organization that helps communities around the world create sustainable solutions for mental illness by developing and nurturing new and existing Clubhouses.
Now over 300 worldwide, Clubhouses are community-based centers that offer members opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education, and access to medical and psychiatric services through a single caring and safe environment, so members can achieve a sense of belonging and become productive members of society.
Clubhouse International oversees the creation and evolution of rigorous quality standards (Clubhouse Accreditation); develops and delivers quality training and consultation to help Clubhouses achieve and maintain Accreditation; manages the Accreditation process; and coordinates ongoing research, advocacy and communications efforts aimed at improving public awareness of the effectiveness of the Clubhouse approach, now included in the US National Registry of Evidenced-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
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