Outreach Programs

Community Outreach

The Jung Center advances an essential need for psychological wholeness and compassionate action in the world. The Center conducts outreach initiatives in partnership with like-minded organizations throughout Houston and focuses on activities to help individuals reflect on inner life. These initiatives foster the creation of a more compassionate community rooted in the Jungian psychological perspective.

The Jung Center offers the expertise of therapeutic professionals and expressive arts teachers to those in need of physical and psychological healing in our community. An overview of current outreach programming is provided below. To learn more or inquire about participation in any of our outreach programs, please contact jiyer@junghouston.org

These outreach programs have been made possible through the generous support of our charitable donors: Houston Endowment Inc., The Powell Foundation, The Herzstein Foundation, The Brown Foundation, The Hamman Foundation, The Lyons Foundation, The Clayton Fund, and many others. Learn more about how to support The Jung Center.

Support for the Community

The Nehemiah Center
Jung Center instructors lead classes in the expressive arts for children attending the after-school program at The Nehemiah Center. The Nehemiah Center is a Christian-based organization that offers academic, emotional, cultural, social, and spiritual enrichment to at-risk children and their families in Houston’s Third Ward and beyond. The Nehemiah Center strives to develop a sense of self-worth, Christian values, and a lifetime of self-determination in every child.

S.H.A.P.E. Community Center
Jung Center instructors lead classes in the expressive arts and movement for children attending the after-school program at S.H.A.P.E Community Center (Self-Help for African People through Education). S.H.A.P.E Community Center strives to improve the quality of life for people of African descent (all people) through programs and activities with an emphasis on unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

Support for Professionals

MD Anderson Cancer Center
The Jung Center offers five, one-day, free workshops each year to the nursing staff of MD Anderson Cancer Center to reduce stress and prevent burnout.

Hamman Professional Wellness Workshops
The Jung Center hosts five annual workshops designed to provide psychotherapists with tools to remain healthy in a stressful environment. Enrollment is open to licensed mental health professionals.

Historical Outreach Programs

Houston Area Women’s Center
Children whose lives have been dislocated by family violence were served by weekly yoga and movement classes at the Houston Area Women’s Center Shelter free of charge.

Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
The Timothy Hollis Expressive Arts project brought the creative arts into the lives of children and teens served at Ripley House.

Texas Children’s Hospital
A Jung Center volunteer provided art and movement for children being treated at Texas Children’s Hospital.

New Life Outreach Center
New Life Outreach Center serves adolescents dealing with substance-abuse issues. The Jung Center has partnered with New Life Outreach Center in classes that bring the healing powers of creative expression to these residents in Huntsville, Texas.

St. Dominic Village
Seniors at St. Dominic Village maintained and developed their sensory-motor skills in weekly art classes presented by The Jung Center.

MD Anderson Cancer Center Place…of wellness
“Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate with the Feldenkrais Method” was a free class offered for those living with cancer, their families or caregivers, and cancer survivors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Place…of wellness.