The International Standards for Clubhouse Programs (TM), consensually agreed upon by the worldwide Clubhouse community, define the Clubhouse Model of rehabilitation. The principles expressed in the Standards:
- Are at the heart of the success experienced by Clubhouses around the world in helping people with mental illness stay out of hospitals while achieving social, financial, educational, and vocational goals;
- Serve as a “bill of rights” for members and a code of ethics for Clubhouse staff, boards and administrators and a reminder that Clubhouses be places that offer respect and opportunities to members;
- Provide the basis for assessing Clubhouse quality through the Clubhouse International Accreditation (TM) process.