What is HERO House NW?
As an organization we, with our supporters, help people with mental illness in King County get jobs, return to school, find affordable housing, and live independent lives.
HERO House is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 organization and is a proud recipient of the 2013 King County Exemplary Service Award for Advocacy and Social Inclusion. HERO House uses a psychiatric rehabilitation model that focuses on socialization and community engagement to bring every participant, known as a “member,” of the clubhouse program to the table for the running of the clubhouse.
This model for rehabilitation is an evidence-based practice that requires adherence to standards set forth by Clubhouse International. We receive an accreditation visit from Clubhouse International every three years to make sure we are within the best practices of the clubhouse mode. We are one of two such clubhouses in Washington State, one of more than 180 clubhouses in the United States, and one of 320 clubhouses in 34 countries around the world.
HERO House has been an accredited member of Clubhouse International since 2008. For more information, see http://clubhouse-intl.org/ In July of 2014, Clubhouse International was selected to receive the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. This is the world’s largest humanitarian prize for extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering by helping people living with mental illness lead productive lives.
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