For more than three decades, The Gathering Place has offered a safe and caring environment for people with serious and persistent mental illnesses.
The Gathering Place is a community of peers in a place of unconditional acceptance where all are welcome to learn, grow and discover. Founded in 1984 by three mothers who shared the experience of having children with serious mental illness, The Gathering Place is Houston’s first supportive refuge based on the psychosocial clubhouse model. In 2010, The Gathering Place became a community outreach program of The Menninger Clinic.
Each year, more than 250 residents in the Houston area come together at The Gathering Place to participate in free activities that promote wellness, build friendships and develop job and relationship skills. Unbridled by stigma, members are empowered to shed the labels of their mental health diagnoses and to pursue paths of purpose and connection with others.