Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Clubhouse International

Creating Community: Changing the World of Mental Health

aka Clubhouse International is a d/b/a of International Center for Clubhouse Development

New York, NY

Mission

Clubhouse International is dedicated to ending social and economic isolation for people with mental illness by growing the number and quality of Clubhouse programs worldwide. We envision a world with people with mental illness recover and are an integral part of society.

Ruling Year

1994

Executive Director

Mr. Joel D. Corcoran MEd

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Jack Yatsko MSW

Main Address

747 Third Ave., 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10017 USA

Formerly Known As

International Center for Clubhouse Development

Keywords

Mental Health, Mental Illness, Clubhouse

EIN

13-3778633

 Number

3813270141

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

One in four adults worldwide will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. Four of the top ten leading causes of disability worldwide are neuropsychiatric disorders, representing 23% of all years lost - more than cancer and HIV combined. And by 2020, mental illness will be the leading cause of disability worldwide. Yet, people with serious and persistent mental illness are isolated, stigmatized and marginalized in virtually every country on earth. But not where there is a Clubhouse. At a Clubhouse, members come together in community to find hope, opportunity and recovery. Organized around the concept of a work-ordered day, Clubhouses provide meaningful interaction, purpose and connection to people with serious mental illness. Nearly 100,000 people with serious mental illness access Clubhouse services every year, at 297 Clubhouses in 32 countries on six continents.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Clubhouse Accreditation

New Clubhouse Development

Developing Country Engagement

Workforce Development

Wellness

Data Collection

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Member Clubhouses

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with psychosocial disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This metric is the total number of local Clubhouses who belong to the network of Clubhouse International. To be a member, they must abide by our International Standards for Clubhouse Programs(TM).

Percentage of Member Clubhouses that are Accredited

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with psychosocial disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This metric represents the PERCENTAGE of the total Clubhouse membership that have achieved Accreditation, a rigorous peer-led process to ensure quality.

Number of Groups Trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

This metric indicates the number of Clubhouse groups from the around the world who accessed a training program of some kind.

Total Training Hours

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

2019 is the first year we have calculated the total number of hours of training provided in the Clubhouse network.

New Member Clubhouses

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with psychosocial disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This metric indicates the number of new Clubhouses that are opened in communities around the world.

Number of Individuals Trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We envision a world where people with mental illness recover and are an integral part of society. That vision will require a Clubhouse in every community, dedicated private and public funding, and most critically, ending the social and economic stigma and isolation experienced by people with mental illness.

Our strategic priorities fall into five 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. Quality: through Training and Accreditation, ensure the continued consistency and quality of the Clubhouse experience for members, no matter where they are. Public Awareness: be a leading voice helping to end the stigma surrounding mental illness, and promote the cause of Clubhouse around the world. Government Advocacy: promote public support and funding for the Clubhouse model around the world, and for mental health services in general. Fundraising: Increase our fundraising capacity to make all other strategic priorities possible.

Clubhouse International carries out its mission using a small paid staff and approximately 250 volunteers from member Clubhouses and interested mental health advocates across the world. Our work is accomplished through a coordinated set of Working Groups as described below. All of the Working Groups are comprised of colleagues - members and staff from member Clubhouses - whose time is given pro-bono by their organization in support of our mission and work. Working Groups: Board of Directors: The governing body of Clubhouse International, is comprised of board members from Clubhouses around the world; prominent members of the world community who believe deeply in our mission and can contribute to its support; Clubhouse members. Clubhouse Advisory Council: Dedicated members and staff from strong and Accredited Clubhouses around the world. The Council is responsible for advising, supporting and providing perspective to the Board of Directors and the Clubhouse International staff. Faculty for Clubhouse Development: The faculty is comprised of colleagues from a broad base of Accredited Clubhouses internationally. They conduct Accreditation visits and assessments, and are responsible for the formal quality assurance and improvement of the Clubhouse Accreditation process. Training Base Group: Authorized Clubhouse International Training Bases are located in the US (New York, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Missouri and Utah); Ontario, Canada; London, England; Helsinki, Finland; Oslo, Norway; Seoul, South Korea; Hong Kong; and Queensland, Australia. The Training Base Group is responsible for providing consistent training in the Clubhouse model to members , staff and board members from around the world. Board of Advisors: The purpose of the Board of Advisors is to assist and advise the Corporation with respect to matters that may affect the Corporation's achievement of its mission to promote and facilitate the rehabilitation of people with mental illness through the Clubhouse program. This would involve drawing on expertise form various disciplines, including, but not limited to, science and research in mental Program for Clubhouse Research: The Program for Clubhouse Research (PCR) is an affiliation between the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and Clubhouse International. The Program for Clubhouse Research coordinates, promotes, and conducts Clubhouse research projects that are congruent with Clubhouse philosophy. In addition, it evaluates the effectiveness of Clubhouses and/or describes the services that Clubhouses provide for their members. The Program for Clubhouse Research also acts as a clearinghouse for Clubhouse research with the capacity to provide effective communication, dissemination of information and assistance to Clubhouses and researchers considering participation in Clubhouse research projects.

The Board of Directors and staff evaluate monthly Key Performance Indicators for: • Financial Performance - including fundraising • Membership • Training Participation • Accreditation - both completed and in process • Advocacy - measures include formal partnerships, progress in government relationships, etc. • Board Activity • Research In addition, we have a rolling three-year Strategic Planning process that guides our operational focus.

Although we celebrate our 25th year in 2019-2020, we are reminded that while we have made a great deal of progress in expanding the Clubhouse network, much work remains to be done. The achievements of the three-year period of 2015-2018, however, were instrumental to future growth ahead: • 488 groups trained (more than 28% increase over the goal of 380) • 57 new Clubhouses (nearly double the initial goal of 30) • More than 1,200 registrants trained in three separate seminar events • 234 Accreditation Visits (an increase of 56% over the initial goal of 150) • 223 Accredited Clubhouses (more than 10% above the goal of 200) • 108 trained Faculty The model itself has proven effective in a number of measures: • Employment, with longer on-the-job tenure for members engaging in Clubhouse Transitional Employment 1 • Cost effective, compared to other mental healthcare approaches (The cost of Clubhouses estimated to be one-third of the cost of the IPS model; about half the annual costs of Community Mental Health Centers; and substantially less than the ACT model.) 2 • A significant decrease in the number of hospitalizations, as a result of membership in a Clubhouse program. 3 • Reduced incarcerations, with criminal justice system involvement substantially diminished during and after Clubhouse psychosocial program membership. 4 • Improved Well-Being compared with individuals receiving psychiatric services without Clubhouse membership. Clubhouse members were significantly more likely to report that they had close friendships and someone they could rely on when they needed help. 5 • A recent study suggests that service systems should prioritize services that offer ongoing social supports like Clubhouses, as they enhance mental and physical health by reducing disconnectedness. 6 ¹Sources: ¹ Macias, Kinney and Rodican (1995). ² McKay, Yates, and Johnsen (2005); IPS model reported by Clark et al (1998); ACT model reported by Macias et al (2001). ³ De Masso, Avi-Itzak and Obler (2001). 4 Johnson and Hickey (1999). 5 Warner, Huxley and Berg (1999). 6 Leff and colleagues (2004). Clubhouse International (ICCD Clubhouses) are included in the USA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices. Clubhouse International is a co-recipient of the 2014 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, given to an international non-profit organizations making substantial progress in alleviating human suffering. WHAT'S NEXT We continue to evolve the Standards of Accreditation as the needs of the membership and developing best practice evolve. We're looking at ways to leverage technology in supporting faculty and Clubhouse members to achieve economies of scale; of utmost importance is retaining the level of quality in our trainings. In addition, we have stretch goals for new clubhouse development and fundraising.

External Reviews

Awards

Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate 2014

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

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Financials

Clubhouse International

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/24/2020

Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 03/24/2020

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Data

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We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.

Policies and processes

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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.