Mental Health Services
Two of Magnificat Houses' structures are dedicated to services for the mentally ill: The St. Joseph House Clubhouse in Midtown and the Dona Marie Clubhouse in Southeast Houston. These psychiatric rehabilitation centers are modeled after a successful work-based program founded in 1948 called "Fountain House". On the principal: "The Clubhouse Model".
Our Clubhouses help people with serious and persistent mental illness, restore their self-esteem and self-confidence and, where possible, to reenter and even to enter for the first time, the job market and to live independently. In a mutually supportive, work based community, Clubhouse members learn to live satisfying lives while learning to accept and live with their illness. Located in MidTown at 3307 Austin Street, Houston TX 77004 Ph# 713.523.5958 and at 1802 Forest Oaks Drive, Houston TX 77017 Ph# 713.242.0046.
Members grow through cooperative work in such areas culinary arts, hospitality horticulture, office work, newsletters, communications, and housekeeping. Most importantly, members are empowered with choices about their work and lifestyle, building skill sets along with confidence. When they qualify, members may participate in our outside work programs with participating Houston employers.
To Apply or Inquire:
Members meet daily at the Clubhouse Jobs Board to sign up for daily and weekly tasks.
Members often choose to work in our organic gardens.