Mission and History

Visiting Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse, Georgia USA

Clubhouse International helps start and grow Clubhouses globally, where people with mental illness can go to get their lives back.

Our vision is that there will one day be Clubhouses in the cities and towns of every country in the world. We 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.

History

Today

Clubhouse International is a rapidly-growing organization, helping Accredited Clubhouses worldwide help one another

2011

The Clubhouse model is included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices

1989

The International Standards for Clubhouse Programs are created as the basis for Clubhouse Accreditation

1987

National Clubhouse Expansion Project begins

1948

The first Clubhouse, Fountain House, opens in New York

2014

Clubhouse International and Fountain House are awarded the Hilton Humanitarian Prize

1994

Clubhouse International is established to serve as a global resource for the international Clubhouse community

1988

The Faculty for Clubhouse Development is established to train and mentor new and existing Clubhouses

1977

Fountain House establishes a national training program for the Clubhouse Model