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FORM COMMUNITIES INC

Where Wellness Begins

aka The Clubhouse; SA Clubhouse; Form, Connection Center, PeerForce   |   San Antonio, TX   |  https://formcommunities.org/

Mission

Form Communities provides community, opportunity, and hope for adults diagnosed with mental illness by providing or facilitating: (i) psychological, peer supported, and vocational rehabilitation services; (ii) pre-vocational training, transitional employment, supported employment; (iii) the adjustment of such individuals in the community and (iv) support for other organizations engaged in related work.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Mr. Eric Estrada

Main address

6851 Citizens Parkway First Floor

San Antonio, TX 78229 USA

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Formerly known as

Our House

EIN

82-0559940

NTEE code info

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Our House offers
a safe environment where adults living with severe mental illness can re-gain
what was taken from them by their illness – their dignity and sense of
self-worth. At Our House, members have the opportunity to develop meaningful
relationships and discover rewarding work. Members escape the isolation and
stigma that is associated with severe mental illness, and learn real skills
that help them to live happier, healthier, more productive lives. Many members
return to work or school, and participation at Our House significantly
decreases the need for psychiatric hospitalizations.

 

 . The typical Clubhouse member is a man or
woman between the ages of 18 and 70 with a severe and persistent mental illness
(SPMI) who: 

Lives with an income at or below the poverty level
(most are on federal disability);

Experienced the onset of their mental illness in
young adulthood;

Has not had the opportunity to complete or further
pursue education;

Has been homeless at some point due to mental illness;


Is at high risk of substance abuse without the stability
offered by the Clubhouse;

Requires from $500 to $1,000 in prescription drugs
each month to remain stable;

Must currently depend upon government assistance for
many basic needs;

Wants to be a productive and self-sufficient member
of the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our focus is on our member's strengths, talents and abilities, rather than on their illness. we operate by two principles as a pathway to recover: meaningful relationships and rewarding work. Members learn tangible skills that help them to live more independently and go back to work, while developing and maintaining healthy relationships with others. We provide health and wellness programs, a pre-vocational and employment program, access to community supports and nutritious meals.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with psychosocial disabilities

Where we work

Awards

2014 Hilton Humanitarian Prize 2014

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Affiliations & memberships

Accredited Member of Clubhouse International 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People with psychosocial disabilities

Related Program

Mental Health Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Member volunteer hours working at the San Antonio Clubhouse.

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People with psychosocial disabilities

Related Program

Mental Health Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average daily attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People with psychosocial disabilities

Related Program

Mental Health Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020 the San Antonio Clubhouse on site programs were closed for from March - September 2020.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Clubhouse is an International recovery and human rights movement for adults diagnosed with mental illness. While there are more than 200 clubhouses across the United States, there are only three accredited clubhouses in Texas. We want to become the leader for mental health recovery in the southern United States.

Our Clubhouse is leading the effort to form a strong Texas Clubhouse Coalition. We want to further integrate and share best practices, and to become a training center for new clubhouses in the southern United States and in Mexico.

We are financially sound
We've provided services in Bexar County since 2002.
We have a stellar reputation in our mental health community
We have a vibrant Clubhouse community that follows the philosophy of the Clubhouse movement - the International Standards

Our Clubhouse has grown every year since our inception in 2002
We are continuing to broaden the base of financial support
We are continuing to broaden the base of community support and collaborations

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FORM COMMUNITIES INC

Board of directors
as of 05/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Angie Lewis

Encore Bank

Term: 2025 - 2023

Allison Greer

V. Pres/External Affairs, The Center for Healthcare Services

Aleen Davis Arabit

CEO, SA Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

Terry Corless

CEO, Maddog's British Pub

Juanito Guardiola

Operations Director, A Novel Idea, LLC

Jennifer Knoulton

Vice President of Regional Operations, Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Angie Lewis

Vice President of Business Banking, Bank of San Antonio

Rychele Works

Tax Director, Creative Planning

Raissa Marking

Member, San Antonio Clubhouse

Lee Hernandez

Member, San Antonio Clubhouse

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/14/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.