In April 2004, a group of ABI Clubhouses from four states and one from Canada met in Chicago to discuss how they could form an alliance to assist each other with the development of ABI Clubhouses around the world. At that time a mission statement, list serve, and regular annual meetings were established.

In 2005, we named our group the International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance (IBICA).

In 2008, we established our website and with assistance from the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD), we created 33 standards that define what an ABI Clubhouse is. Grant funding was secured from the Woodruff Foundation to establish the website and publish a national ABI Clubhouse brochure.