About Us

Our Mission

Austin Clubhouse exists to provide acceptance and empowerment so adults living with mental health diagnoses can pursue personal goals and play a meaningful role as co-workers, colleagues, family members, neighbors and friends.

Our Vision

We envision a healthy community in which all people living with a serious mental illness will achieve their highest potential.

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.

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

Holly Ballard, Community Relations Manager

John Woods, Operations Unit Staff Generalist

Taylor Stansberry, Operations Unit Staff Generalist

AshLeigh Berglund, Vitality Unit Staff Generalist

Kelli Gibbons, Vitality Unit Staff Generalist (Full-Time Temporary)

Mae Newcombe, Vitality Unit Staff Generalist

Board of Directors

Kevin Cole, President
Attorney at Law, The Cole Law Firm

Jeff Gerber, Vice President
Retired Executive

Mark Canales, Treasurer
Retired Executive

Athena McClendon, Secretary
Austin Clubhouse Member

Gayle Ayers, Director
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology, Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Sherry Blyth, Director
Director of Crisis Services, Substance Use Treatment & Justice Initiatives, Integral Care

George Dickson
Austin Clubhouse Member 

Jennifer Tucker, Director
Vice President of Workforce Advancement, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas


Our Location

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.

Austin Clubhouse
(Inside Hyde Park Christian Church)
610 E 45th Street
Austin, TX 78751