Washington D.C. lacks one of the most proven, evidence-based and cost-effective mental health services of all: a locally-based Clubhouse. Clubhouses are member-based communities where people living with mental illness can experience respect, hope and opportunities. There are some 200 Clubhouses in the U.S., and over 330 around the world, serving 100,000 members. But none in Washington D.C. We at Capital Clubhouse Inc are working hard to fill this major void in the overall mental health care system of our great city. The need for this life-changing community is confirmed daily by stories we hear from the people we involve as we put together the pieces of our implementing plan. The need for a mental health Clubhouse in Washington D.C. is set out in the Capital Clubhouse's Case Statement available here.