24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (877)SAFEGBC or (877)723-3422 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues

6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 100
Victoria, TX 77904
Fax: (361)578-5500
Regular Hours: M-Fri 8am - 5pm
Every 3rd Thurs of the Month - Extended Hours Until 7 pm

Wellness Community

The Wellness Community

Program Overview:

The Wellness Community is apartment housing for individuals who are 18 years of age and older and whose quality of life is lowered due to chronic mental and physical illness.  It is a community designed to help individuals learn healthy behaviors that will improve overall wellness and quality of life.  Residents of the Wellness Community live independently in one- bedroom apartments in a setting that promotes a sense of responsibility and self-respect.  Transitional Housing, as well as long term occupancy, options are available.

The guidelines of the Wellness Community support resident safety, health and well-being.  The services that are offered, promote healthy lifestyles along with the development of healthy social supports and interactions.


Services Include:   


•   Healthy Living Class
•   Fitness Group
•   Cooking Class
•   Telehealth Nursing Consultation
•   Outreach Nursing
•   On-site rehabilitative skills training
•   Supported employment
•   Supported housing

Program Goals:

•   Support residents’ recovery from mental illness and chronic health conditions

•   Assist individuals in transitioning to stable, affordable housing within the community

•   Assist individuals in obtaining employment

•   Teach residents skills on how to maintain independent  housing and employment

Eligible Candidates:

•   At least 18 years old and live in the Gulf Bend Center seven county service area
    (Victoria, Jackson, Lavaca, Dewitt, Goliad, Refugio, & Calhoun)

•   Current health and/or housing at risk due to needed improvement in skills

•   Ability to pay monthly rent

Wellness Community
provided by Gulf Bend Center      

1009 N. Nimitz
Victoria, Texas 77901
P: 361.575.0611, Ext. 501
F: 361.703.5134
C: 361.935.7860