THE WELLNESS CENTER
The Wellness Center at June Jordan School for Equity believes that student wellness is a cornerstone for learning and success in school. We are dedicated to improving the health, well-being and educational outcomes of all students.
The program is one of fifteen sites funded by the San Francisco Wellness Initiative. We provide free, confidential services to students, including health education and assessment; mental health and substance abuse counseling; support and empowerment groups; crisis intervention; and reproductive health services. In addition, we bring community-based organizations onto campus, provide students with referrals to public and private health providers, and educate youth about resources and services available both on and off campus.
Our staff is available to address immediate student health needs and to strengthen our students’ capacity to make healthy choices throughout their lives. We also promote a healthy school environment by supporting staff and faculty involvement in health issues. This comprehensive approach to addressing school health is proving successful. Since opening the program office, we have witnessed measurable improvements in individual students’ health and well-being, as well as the overall campus environment.