Get the mental health treatment you need.
  • “I most definitely would have been in the hospital at least once if it had not been for The Gathering Place.”

    — Dan C., member
  • “I learned new skills that helped me get a job and get back out in the community.”

    — David S., former member
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Monday–Friday 8 am–5 pm CT

The Gathering Place

In the fall of 2010, The Gathering Place, a psychosocial clubhouse, joined the array of Menninger programs. It's located about one mile from The Menninger Clinic.
The Gathering Place provides free psychosocial rehabilitative services to more than 300 clubhouse members with severe and persistent mental illness. The most prevalent diagnoses among our members are schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and depression.
The program provides support to its adult members through:
  • Vocational skills training
  • A wellness program
  • Employment assistance
  • Recreational and social activities







Members also maintain a blog through which they share thoughts, poems and artwork that reflects their experiences living with mental illness.

The Gathering Place focuses on members' strengths rather than limitations in order to enhance life choices and facilitate more independent living.

Membership Requirements

To become a member of The Gathering Place, an individual must:
  1. Have a psychiatric diagnosis from a mental health professional;
  2. Be at least 18-years-old;
  3. Be following a treatment plan; and
  4. Not be a danger to themselves or others.
Prospective members must also complete a new member application and a release of information form, as well as ask their mental health provider to complete a new member referral form.

Location and Hours

Located at 5310 S. Willow Drive, Houston, Texas, 77035, The Gathering Place is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Interested in More Information?

Please call the Enrollment coordinator at 713.729.3499, ext. 34. We also invite you to e-mail us to arrange a tour or learn more about our services.