As an organization we, with our supporters, help people with mental illness in Washington State get jobs, return to school, find affordable housing, and live independent lives. HERO House NW is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 organization and is the proud recipient of the 2018 NAMI Seattle's Award for Transformational Leadership. HERO House NW's Clubhouses use a psychiatric rehabilitation model that focuses on socialization and community engagement to bring every participant, known as a “member,” of the clubhouse program to the table for the running of the clubhouse. This model for rehabilitation is an evidence-based practice that requires adherence to standards set forth by Clubhouse International. Our Clubhouses receive an accreditation visit from Clubhouse International every three years to make sure we are within the best practices of the Clubhouse model. HERO House NW operates three of the four Clubhouses in Washington State, one of more than 180 Clubhouses in the United States, and one of 320 Clubhouses in 34 countries around the world.