About Austin Clubhouse
Austin Clubhouse is dedicated to the recovery of adults experiencing mental health illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support.
We leave labels at the door.
The Clubhouse is a welcoming, nonjudgmental, safe place for adults with mental health diagnoses to reach their full potential. We’re a “strengths-based” organization that focuses on a person’s abilities and strengths to achieve their goals versus their weaknesses, diagnosis or disability.
Everyone has a role, and everyone belongs.
Membership at the Clubhouse is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has a mental health diagnosis and is following a treatment plan with a clinician. Membership at Austin Clubhouse is free, voluntary and life-long, and we’re open all major holidays. By participating in daily activities in our community, members regain self-worth, purpose and confidence.
Hierarchy doesn’t exist here.
Members and staff work side-by-side in all daily tasks and operations, and all involved find motivation in contributing to something bigger than themselves.
We hope you’ll come by for a tour or contact us for more information.
Sharon Lowe, Executive Director
Amber Goggia, Operations Director
John-Michael Krakoski, Program Director
Jen Cardenas, Operations Unit Staff Generalist
John Woods, Operations Unit Staff Generalist
Mae Newcombe, Vitality Unit Staff Generalist
Miranda Gonzales, Vitality Unit Staff Generalist
Board of Directors
Meghan Weller, Board President
Director of Government Relations, HCA Healthcare – Texas
Olivia Juarez-Reid, Board Vice President
Vice President of Austin-San Antonio, Wells Fargo Bank
Kevin Cole, Board Treasurer
Attorney at Law, The Cole Law Firm
Sherry Blyth, Board Secretary
Director of Crisis Services, Substance Use Treatment & Justice Initiatives, Integral Care
Vice President of External Affairs, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Austin Clubhouse Member
Austin Clubhouse Member
Vice President of Workforce Advancement, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
Medical Director, Centene Corporation
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday’s 9am – 8:00pm (extended social hours)
If you’re interested in seeing what our community is all about, come take a tour!
Tours take place daily Monday – Friday at 11am.