Clubhouses in Action

Clubhouse is a global movement with over 340 Clubhouses Worldwide.

California Clubhouse is proud to be part of the Clubhouse International network and as a member of Clubhouse International, we strive to follow the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs (TM).

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.

Look for the "house" symbol in front of the Clubhouse to be sure it is accredited.

Clubhouses in California

San Carlos, CA

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You are very welcome -- in fact encouraged -- to visit.

Concord, CA

Putnam House (our mentor)

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San Diego

The Meeting Place

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Where it began in 1948

Fountain House in New York is the first Clubhouse. Read about Fountain Gallery’s “Small Works” art show. Clubhouse International is a great source of overall Clubhouse information.

The Clubhouse International Model is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as an Evidence Based Program and Practice

Fountain House/Clubhouse International is the recipient of the 2014 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

At $1.5 million, this Prize is the largest  and most prestigious award presented to a non-profit organization judged to be doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering.