Us is ACCEPTANCE – Maria’s Story

Being part of Austin Clubhouse is a new kind of experience for our members: it provides them a place where they feel unconditionally accepted. A place where they aren’t defined by their diagnosis, past, or what they can or can’t do, but instead are seen with new eyes of welcoming and acceptance.

Meet Maria.

“For a long time I struggled with depression and isolation and had been hospitalized a couple of times. It wasn’t easy at all to deal with this on my own. But then I came to the Austin Clubhouse and they helped me feel like I was worth something. The Clubhouse didn’t treat me like my diagnosis, I was treated as a person.

When I began making friends at Austin Clubhouse I realized it was the place for me. Since I have been coming to the Clubhouse, life has been positive. I have friends here and I know there is hope. Thanks to the Clubhouse, I have realized even though I have a diagnosis, it doesn’t define who I am!”

The Austin Clubhouse is a nonprofit that empowers and equips adults with a mental health diagnosis to achieve their full potential. To become a member or to get involved, please contact us for more information or to schedule a tour. To donate, click here.

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We believe all members can achieve optimal mental health when the right structure and support are in place. Thank you for your generosity!