Coronavirus and Facility Updates

The safety and well-being of our clients, visitors, and staff is one of our top priorities. We understand COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a source of concern and want to assure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and following the guidance of local health authorities, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the United Way, as well as the County and City.

This is a very fluid situation and information is changing quickly. Please visit this page often for the latest updates and information.

Announcements

Update posted Wednesday, July 14, 2021

At this time, all external meetings remain closed until further notice, and we are continuing to offering our services remotely. We are taking our time to carefully coordinate a plan to reopen our facilities in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all staff, clients and visitors. Thank you for your patience.

Update posted Monday, December 28, 2020

At this time, all external meetings remain closed until further notice, and we are continuing to offering our services remotely. We are taking our time to carefully coordinate a plan to reopen our facilities in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all staff, clients and visitors. Thank you for your patience.

Update posted Friday, April 17, 2020

While there have not been any reported cases of COVID-19 at The Council, we have been consistently working to limit any potential risk to clients and employees. Recently, Texas Health and Human Services Commission released guidance allowing us to offer ALL services remotely by phone, telehealth or similar technology.

Therefore, effective today, Friday, April 17th at 5:00 PM, The Council on Recovery will no longer see clients/peers on campus for any program or service. No face-to-face appointments will be scheduled.

Clients looking for treatment assistance, inpatient treatment, detox, etc. can call 713-942-4100 to receive a phone screening and additional information.

Update posted Thursday, April 2, 2020

All external meetings, including 12-Step and other recovery support meetings, trainings, workshops, yoga, and venue rentals, will remain closed until further notice. Direct client services will continue remotely.

Update posted Friday, March 27, 2020

All external meetings are cancelled through the first week of April. This does not include direct client services.

Update posted Friday, March 13th, 2020

To limit any potential risk, The Council on Recovery is canceling, postponing and rescheduling certain meetings and events beginning this Saturday, March 14th, through the end of the month, including:

  • 12-Step and other recovery support meetings
  • Trainings
  • Workshops
  • Yoga
  • Venue Rentals

For questions about a specific meeting or event, please contact the event organizer directly.

We continue to monitor the situation and will announce any further cancellations and/or postponed events as soon as possible.

At this time, direct client services will continue uninterrupted, including walk-in screenings beginning at 7:45 am on Monday morning.

For the safety and well-being of all of our clients and staff, please cancel or reschedule your appointment if any of the following are true:

  • Sore throat
  • Fever in the last 3 days
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Runny Nose
  • Exposure to cold or flu
  • Recent travel to affected COVID-19 areas

Resources

Telehealth with The Council

If you're struggling with your mental health or sobriety, The Council on Recovery supports clients, healthcare workers & first responders, as well as anyone who needs professional help through our telehealth services.

Meditate with The Council

Regular meditation has been scientifically proven to contribute to one's mental and physical well-being. Participate in guided mindfulness meditations with our President Emeritus, Mel Taylor, MSW.

Mind Body Skills Group

Join one of our 8-week mind-body skills groups, future dates to be announced. With this group, you will learn practical, evidence-based skills that promote health and well-being, and deepen your self-care and self-awareness. For more information, click here. 

Workshop for Family & Friends Affected by Addiction

When a loved one is struggling with substance use, it is normal to feel helpless and out-of-control. Wayfinders is a 3-part virtual workshop hosted by the Center for Recovering Families that provides therapy-based skills & psychoeducation for navigating a loved one's addiction while caring for yourself. For more information, click here.

For a list of remote support groups and other virtual resources, submit your email address here!