Spring Branch Campus
The Women’s Home began construction on two exciting development projects in 2015. One of these is the WholeLife® Service Center, which will provide support to families in the Spring Branch community. Through collaboration with other organizations, the WholeLife® Service Center will offer adult and child health and education services, daycare, behavioral healthcare for adults and children, and an outdoor nature center.
Healthcare services, provided by a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) operated by the Spring Branch Community Health Center, will include prenatal and pediatric care, women’s health specialties and adult healthcare. Services from the health clinic will be offered in English and Spanish. The health center will also provide parenting classes, along with gang and drug use prevention and relapse prevention classes. Behavioral healthcare for adults, children and families, and therapeutic play for children recovering from trauma, will be available as well.
The WholeLife® Service Center will offer after-school programs, with both homework help and creative learning focused on teaching language and mathematics skills by putting on plays and engaging in number games. The center will also partner with the YMCA to offer summer school services for kindergarten through fifth grade, including lunches provided by the Spring Branch Independent School District. Children will be able to attend daycare services with creative movement classes such as dance and classes in tai chi and karate for older students. The certified outdoor classroom, located in a secure 14,000-square-foot courtyard designed by Nature Explore, will be staffed by teachers trained to lead gardening, nature science and art classes. The WholeLife® Service Center is developing a special relationship with Treasure Forest Elementary School, located across the street from the center, to provide after-school and health services to all its students as well.
Adults will be able to attend English as a second language classes, GED courses and continuing education classes at the center. An adjustable classroom space will have a capacity for up to 80 people at a time. The WholeLife® Service Center will also provide a 30-user computer lab that clients can use for job searches, online coursework and other needs.