The Clubhouse model is based on a philosophy containing four basic tenets:
Within these four tenets are three important beliefs:
Since 1981, this philosophy has stood at the core of Independence Center’s wide array of programs, which now includes rehabilitation services, housing and residential supports, case management, outpatient psychiatric care and medication management, employment services, a wellness program, education, daily meals and social opportunities.
The Clubhouse International was established in 1994 and serves to promote the development and strengthening of clubhouses. The Clubhouse International oversees the creation and evolution of standards, facilitates and assures the quality of training, consultation, certification, research and advocacy, and provides effective communication and dissemination of information. Independence Center is an accredited member of the Clubhouse International. To learn more,visit the Clubhouse International web site
Independence Center is accredited by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and CARF.