Club Horizon awarded Clubhouse International's three-year accreditation
Monarch’s Club Horizon, a Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) program located in Knightdale, near Raleigh, was recently awarded a three-year reaccreditation through Clubhouse International, an organization that helps communities around the world create sustainable solutions for people with mental illness. Clubhouse participants, who are called "members," play vital roles in the decision-making and operation of the program.
Clubhouse staff met for months to review standards for accreditation and ensuing that Club Horizon’s model is in compliance. They discussed what they were doing well, where they could improve and put new standards in place, and how to continually make their program better. When a clubhouse is awarded the three-year accreditation, they are placed in Clubhouse International's directory and are recognized as a model clubhouse.
“This is the first time in history of Club Horizon we’ve ever gotten a perfect accreditation in the first stage of the process. This is a huge step,” said Club Horizon’s Program Director Karen Troup-Galley.
Troup-Galley said the members are thrilled about the accreditation.
“A lot of work goes into achieving this award. We have great pride in being part of a larger global community and were working hard to be the strongest clubhouse we can.”
In October 2014, Monarch announced its merger with Club Horizon, a community-oriented and restorative environment for persons living with and in recovery from severe and persistent mental illness. Monarch’s Club Horizon is one of only seven of the Clubhouse International accredited programs in North Carolina. Monarch currently operates five PSRs located throughout the state.
Pictured: Members and staff of Club Horizon and the Clubhouse International seal (right).