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Clubhouse International is 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 our Clubhouse approach, now included in the US National Registry of Evidenced-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Our strategic priorities fall into six mission-critical categories:

  • Expansion: accelerate the growth of Clubhouses so that more people with mental illness in more communities around the world can find and receive the help and support they so desperately need
  • Accreditation: grow the number of Accredited Clubhouses to ensure the continued consistency and quality of the Clubhouse experience for members, no matter where they are
  • Training: increase the number and scope of our training programs to support new Clubhouse development and Accreditation around the world
  • Research: increase the quantity and quality of research that demonstrates the effectiveness of our Clubhouse model to the mental health field globally
  • Advocacy and Public Awareness: enhance and coordinate advocacy and outreach efforts to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness and promote public support and funding for the Clubhouse model around the world


Established in 1994, International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD), doing business as Clubhouse International, is a global non-profit, non-governmental organization.

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