Health and Wellness Services

Venture House puts a focus on the mind/body connection, supporting the idea that good physical health promotes overall well-being. Members and staff work together in developing programming for the Health and Wellness Unit, which is offered on an optional basis to the Clubhouse community.

  • Menu Planning for Lunches
    • Each week, the KDR Unit invites the Clubhouse membership to discuss and plan the menu in keeping with the goal of preparing healthy, nutritious, and balanced meals.
  • Weekly Walks
    • Clubhouse members gather as a group to take a brisk neighborhood walk as a way of staying active and fit.
  • Co-occurring Disorder Services
    • The Clubhouse invites peers to facilitate workshops designed to address the co-occurrence of mental health conditions and substance use. Our team provides resources and referrals for members who are looking to work on their recovery.
  • Smoking Cessation Support
    • Clubhouse members and staff join forces in offering workshops to build awareness of the effects of smoking and the relationship between smoking and mental health, with the intent to motivate members to quit tobacco use.
  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
    • Peer run workshops assist members in developing action plans, proactively, which enables effective decision-making if/when faced with a mental health crisis.
  • Wellness Self-Management (WSM)
    • Clubhouse members and staff offer workshops that promote coping strategies, and the use of social supports in maintaining mental wellness
  • Yoga
    • Weekly yoga sessions take place as way to reduce stress and focus on the positive.
  • Collaboration with College Nursing Program (Queens)
    • Nursing students and faculty visit the clubhouse to facilitate workshops and impart information on a variety of wellness related topics such as diabetes prevention and general nutrition.