Join the Key Clubhouse for the second annual benefit Sunday, April 30 at the Pullman Miami Airport. Register or donate at

The Key Clubhouse  earned full accreditation from Clubhouse International, the training and accreditation body for more than 320 Clubhouses world-wide. In order to achieve this designation, the Clubhouse demonstrated fidelity to all 37 standards of the evidence-based International Clubhouse model, which promotes mental health recovery and wellness for people living with serious mental illness. This model includes three levels of employment support, an active and engaging work-ordered day, full inclusion of members in decision-making, and a stigma-free, dignified work environment. In November of 2016, two Clubhouse International faculty from San Antonio Clubhouse spent four days at Key Clubhouse evaluating our program. They reviewed the Clubhouse’s Self Study and our program’s fidelity to the consensually established International Standards for Clubhouse Programs. This accreditation also designates the Key Clubhouse as a best practice as recognized by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).


Congratulations to the Board, staff, and clients of The Key Clubhouse! Escoffery Consulting recently facilitated a successful strategic planning process that will guide The Key Clubhouse during the next three years. The lead facilitators were Marta Pizarro and Lorna Escoffery.


ABSTI, Inc. received funding from HRSA to implement Project HOPE which is designed to reduce pre-marital sexual activity, teen pregnancy and STIs.  Project HOPE aims to encourage youth to choose an abstinent lifestyle while learning skills to build healthy relationships and self-sufficiency.  ABSTI is implementing Project HOPE in 6 Miami Dade County middle schools mainly serving Hispanic and Black youth. Escoffery Consulting is the evaluator for this project.

The Education Fund received funding from the Health Foundation of South Florida to train school cafeteria managers to create healthy meals using produce from school gardens and for teachers to hold “Cafeteria Teach-Ins” demonstrating healthy table and eating practices. Citicards is providing funding for take home groceries for parents participating in the CNI activities. The ultimate objective of the CNI is to significantly change eating patterns in children and their families in ways that will last a lifetime. Escoffery Consulting continues to be  program evaluator.


Le Jardin Community Center has invited Dr. Escoffery to join their Board of Directors.

Escoffery Consulting Collaborative has been selected to conduct the evaluation of two 21st CCLC programs and the PREP program in Orlando, Florida. Results of the formative evaluations will be available in March and May 2014.


The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was awarded a prestigious and highly competitive NIH award to establish an elite Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Escoffery provided expertise and writing support to the project leaders. The $20 million award will further the research efforts of the School of Medicine.

Dr. Escoffery will receive the Award of Merit from Stanford University for her outstanding volunteer service to the university.

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was awarded a prestigious CFAR award. The CFAR (Center for AIDS Research) will enhance research conducted on HIV/AIDS in South Florida. Dr. Escoffery provided writing and editing services for this successful project under the leadership of Dr. Savita Pahwa.