For Florida clubhouse Members that attend for at least a year, 97% report fewer interactions with law enforcement. Every three months, local law enforcement officers come to talk to our Members about their experiences and how they can help someone that might undergoing a mental health crisis. Their GOC visit is part of a 40 hour Crisis Intervention Training course. Upon completion, they will wear a CIT pin on their uniform. You may not know this, but you can request a CIT officer on any call involving someone who lives with mental illness.

They listen and learn from our Members and how much they benefit from coming to the Gainesville Opportunity Center and the Clubhouse International – ICCD model. Alachua County SheriffGainesville Police DepartmentUniversity of Florida Public SafetyAlachua County Crisis Center