St Joseph Clubhouse
St. Joseph ClubHouse is a psychiatric rehabilitation center modelled after Fountain House, a succesful rehabilitation program founded in 1948.  The Fountain House model is known as the clubhouse model.

The ClubHouse

St. Joseph's Club House is designed to create a restorative environment for people with mental illness.  Members and staff work together as colleagues to accomplish the goals of the ClubHouse. 

The program helps people with serious, persistent mental illness to restore their self-esteem and self-confidence, to re-enter the job market and to live independently.  St. Joseph House offers  meaningful relationships in a supportive, caring environment.  A comprehensive program of vocational training and social adjustment is offered five days a week from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.  Social and recreational activities are offered on evenings and weekends.

St. Joseph's ClubHouse provides the opportunity to be in an environment which enables members to build the confidence, self-esteem, and skills necessary for vocationally productive and socially satisfying lives while living and accepting their illness.   

Our goal is to help individuals who are destitute, both emotionally and materially, to re-enter society with a feeling of self-worth and with the ability to make a contribution to their community.  Regaining self-respect and dignity is the first step toward living a full life.   

Social Skills, punctuality, self-respect and the respect for others are motivating tools that prove job readiness.  We are prepared to assist in the transition from the ClubHouse to the world of employment.

St. Joseph House is a member of the INternational Center for Clubhouse Development.  It is the first member in TExas to be awarded this distinction.


Magnificat Houses, Inc. is a faith-based nonprofit charitable organization chartered by the State of Texas in 1968.  We are a 501(c)(3) federal tax exempt organization in adherence with the Internal Revenue Code.