Mental Health and Wellness

Supporting mind and body

Promoting health through sound wellness activities and recovery programs.

Our health and wellness programs improve access to treatment, connecting people with health care and recovery professionals, while also providing the benefits of increased social contact.

Mental health initiatives

We offer uplifting, empowering programs for those with a mental health diagnosis through St. Joseph Clubhouse (located in Midtown Houston) which is SAMHSA approved and certified by the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD). In the community we build, our members participate fully in daily operations and decision making and demonstrate that mental illness need not carry a stigma — that, given the tools, people with mental health concerns can be productive members of society with much to offer. Here, members find companionship and gain self-esteem while working together in their preferred areas such as: organic horticulture, culinary arts, newsletter, computer skills, office management, maintenance and employment outreach.

We welcome visitors to tour our facilities, observe our program and discuss how our Clubhouse Model of psycho-social rehabilitation helps members achieve more independent and satisfying daily lives.

Our website has complete information on what we do and how to become a member. The only requirements are (1) applicants must be under the care of a mental health professional with a current mental health diagnosis and (2) they must commit to engaging their talents and abilities toward improved health and well being. To apply, go to our website, email or call to make an appointment.

Wellness initiatives

Residents and members receive a variety of healthcare services, including:

  • Annual health assessment and flu shot
  • Assistance finding doctors, dentists and specialists
  • Transportation to physical and mental health appointments
  • Prescription drug monitoring
  • Balanced meals and opportunities for exercise

Alcohol and illegal substances are strictly banned from campus and houses. We offer regular on-campus AA and NA meetings, as well as intermittent smoking cessation programs that include free patches and counseling. In addition, we guide residents to citywide recovery programs.

What We Do

“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”

Isaiah 58:10

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Matthew 25:35-36