Colleague Training

Colleague Training

Gateway has achieved international recognition for its successful implementation of the Fountain House (the original “clubhouse” model) approach to addressing the problems associated with mental illness. As a result, Gateway is certified by Clubhouse International as a training base, and has hosted over 2,000 colleagues from 40 states in the U.S. and 16 foreign countries.

Each training program covers either a two- or three-week period for the staff person and clubhouse member. During the final week, an administrator from the clubhouse or auspice agency is required to participate in the training. The administrator is taught the clubhouse philosophy, as well as the importance of providing support for the program staff in furthering their efforts to run an effective clubhouse program.

One-week tracks are offered focusing on either the work-ordered day, employment or housing, as well as a three-day orientation to the Clubhouse model.

For information on our Colleague Training please contact us at gwhtraining@aol.com

Training Options and Fees

First Time Participants (New Clubhouses) U.S. $6,500


This three week training program is designed for programs converting to the clubhouse model from another program or for new clubhouses. Tuition includes training and lodging for the Clubhouse Director, one staff member and one member as well as a post-training site visit. Tuition also includes training and lodging for an individual with administrative oversight responsibility for the last week of the program. If requested, a post training site visit or pre-accreditation visit to the new clubhouse may be negotiated approximately six months to a year after training. The site visit is not automatic; however, the costs will be included in the tuition for new Clubhouses. A two-week training alternative is presently being offered. The cost for the two-week training is the same as the three-week training. The cost for an extra person for the entire training experience is $2,000.00 and for an additional administrator the final week is $900.00. Since all training bases charge the same fees, you can also see a breakdown of the fees at the Clubhouse International web site at www.iccd.org

Ongoing Training (Established Clubhouses) U.S. $4,500


This two or three week training program is equivalent to the training for first time participants but is designed for the clubhouses where the Clubhouse Director has already attended training. Tuition includes training and lodging for member and one staff person for three weeks. Additionally, tuition includes training and lodging for the Clubhouse Director or an individual with administrative oversight responsibility for the clubhouse for the last week of the program.  If requested, a post-training site visit or pre-accreditation visit to the clubhouse may be negotiated approximately six months to a year after training. The site visit is not automatic and the costs may be shared between Gateway and the clubhouse that is requesting the visit. Generally, all expenses over $500.00 will be billed to the clubhouse requesting the visit. As mentioned above, a two-week training alternative is being offered. The cost for an extra person for the entire training experience is $2,000.00 and for an additional administrator the final week is $900.00.

One Week Specialized Tracts U.S. $2,000.00


Employment, Housing or Work-Ordered Day Tracts

This training is designed for established clubhouses with specific issues related to developing and maintaining clubhouse employment, housing, or structuring the Work-Ordered Day. Tuition includes training and lodging for one staff person and one member during the weeklong training. The cost for an extra person is $900.00.

Three-Day Orientation U.S. $1,000.00

A three-day introduction to the Clubhouse model is provided for interested individuals not currently affiliated with an established Clubhouse. This orientation is meant to be a brief overview of the Clubhouse way of working and not a substitute for Clubhouse training. Tuition includes the overview program and lodging for two people (a mental health consumer and a staff person or other interested party) for two nights and three days. The cost for each additional person is $500.00.

** A non-refundable deposit is required