The International Standards for Clubhouse Programs, consensually agreed upon by the worldwide Clubhouse community, define the Clubhouse Model of rehabilitation. The principles expressed in these Standards are at the heart of the Clubhouse community’s success in helping people with mental illness to stay out of hospitals while achieving social, financial, educational and vocational goals.
The Standards also serve as a “bill of rights” for members and a code of ethics for staff, board and administrators.
The Standards insist that a Clubhouse is a place that offers respect and opportunity to its members.
The Standards provide the basis for assessing Clubhouse quality, through the Clubhouse International Accreditation process. Every two years the worldwide Clubhouse community reviews these Standards, and amends them as deemed necessary. The process is coordinated by the Clubhouse International Standards Review Committee, made up of members, staff and board members from Accredited Clubhouses around the world.