Clubhouses around the world have been proven to improve the lives of individuals living with serious mental illness. As a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), evidence based program, Clubhouses that work with and follow the Clubhouse International standards have shown to have a profoundly positive impact on an individuals recovery.
Better Employment Rate
42% employment rate at Accredited Clubhouses annually – double the average rate for people in the public mental health system.
1 Macias, Kinney and Rodican (1995).
One year of holistic recovery services for the same cost as a 2-week stay at a psychiatric hospital.
McKay, Yates, and Johnsen (2005); IPS model reported by Clark et al (1998); ACT model reported by Macias et al (2001)
Decrease in Hospitalizations
Fewer hospital stays as a result of membership in a Clubhouse program.
De Masso, Avi-Itzak and Obler (2001)
Reduced incarcerations, with criminal justice system involvement substantially diminished during and after Clubhouse psycho-social program membership
Johnson and Hickey (1999)
Enhanced Mental & Physical Health
Better physical and mental health: a recent study suggests that service systems like Clubhouses that offer ongoing social supports enhance mental and physical health by reducing disconnectedness.
Jeff and colleagues (2004)
The International Standards for Clubhouse Programs™, agreed upon by all our member Clubhouses, define the Clubhouse Model of pyschosocial rehabilitation.
Every two years the worldwide Clubhouse community reviews these Standards and amends them as necessary. The process is coordinated by the Clubhouse International Standards Review Committee, made up of members and staff from Accredited Clubhouses around the world.