At the Clubhouse, survivors of brain injury are considered members, not clients or patients and, as such, claim responsibility for making program decisions and directing the daily operations of the Clubhouse.

The Clubhouse day is structured around meaningful work in a work unit. Members choose to complete tasks that directly support the operations of the Clubhouse- from hiring staff, to advocating for brain injury services, to writing a newsletter article or preparing lunch.

Members work side by side with staff at the Clubhouse and interact with staff as peers. Through this relationship, members receive necessary supports while still maintaining ownership over their service planning at the Clubhouse and the course of their rehabilitation.

Clubhouse membership offers survivors of brain injury consistent, long term support that is available for as long as the member needs or desires.

We stand
with you.

The IBICA community is in mourning for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the far too many Black people who have lost their lives to police violence. The systemic racism that has pervaded our institutions and society for too long must change if we are to have a just and equitable future. We stand with those who demand justice and change, and against hate and violence. IBICA is committed to human rights, and we value having a diverse, welcoming, and accepting environment in each of our Clubhouses. To that end, we have always worked to build people up and make our communities a better place for everyone through equal opportunity and inclusion. We cannot achieve this while racial discrimination exists, and we encourage everyone to do the difficult work of examining personal bias and confronting systemic racism. We must demand more from our governments, our communities, and ourselves.

The mission of IBICA is to support and advance an international collaborative network of standards-based Brain Injury Clubhouses for people impacted by brain injury. The vision of IBICA is that people impacted by brain injury worldwide will have access to life-long support and highest quality of life through Brain Injury Clubhouses.

Experience the Brain Injury Clubhouse. Experience Community.

When you walk through the front door of a brain injury Clubhouse, you might just realize there’s a difference between the average human service program and … this. The receptionist who greets you behind the desk does not appear to be a staff person. He has an obvious disability... click to read more