The Power of Membership
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 Work-Ordered Day
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.

Peer Relationships
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.

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



Brain Injury Clubhouses in Pandemic

Explore the hybrid clubhouse life with Synapse House in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Our Mission

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.