Family Wellness Programs
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.'s Family Wellness programs focus on bringing together individuals of similar backgrounds, ages or life situations and creating a community within a community.
Recreation & Enrichment Programs
The Recreations & Enrichment Programs at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center offers youth, adults and seniors free, safe and fun activities that promote health, wellness and learning skills. Programs consist of Youth Development programs such as Camp Wesley, a free 8-week summer camp for youth ages 6-18 and "Los Mariachitos de Wesley," a free cultural arts program for youth ages 6-18. The Youth Development program at Wesley Health & Wellness Center is a neighborhood recreation program and is not regulated by state child care licensing, and is not a day care facility.
Adult programming includes exercise classes, parent and family training and community-based support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and the Community Justice Program.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries has taken a leadership role in providing practical support to help parents and guardians learn parenting skills so they will be more confident and more competent leaders within their families. Programs include Meld; Parents Helping Parents; Parents as Teachers; and the Nurturing Parenting Programs®.
Health Education & Nutrition
Based at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center in San Antonio's South Side, and at the Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. Clinic in San Antonio's near Eastside, Health Education & Nutrition services is a vital component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries' holistic approach to health and wellness. The objective is to teach and model health and wellness through healthy cooking, direct health education with clients and through the provision of healthy and nutritious meals prepared by professional culinary artists at Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Wesley Café located at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center.
Health education is primarily designed for diabetic clients in one-on-one and group settings, and includes distribution of glucometer strips to help manage their disease. The Wesley Café prepares healthy and nutritious meals for the children and guests of the Wesley Health & Wellness Center, and serves as an emergency food pantry and bread line to those in need.