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.
Our staff are:
Dorian Glover -community health outreach worker
Genevieve Evenhouse– school district nurse
Maria Martinez– RAMS behavioral health counselor
Mia Gutfreund -RAMS clinical case manager
Erin Hughes -Wellness coordinator
Lori Bloustein -intern
Kisai Henriquez -intern
“The June Jordan Wellness Center is vital to the well-being and success of our school. The wellness center allows our staff and administrators to focus on their respective roles and do them well while knowing the whole student is being served. Our wellness center supports our students in working through the trauma they’ve experienced/are currently experiencing and to think about healing and their future. We need the program and services in order to carry out our mission as a school that stands for social justice.”
Check out this amazing Student Video about the June Jordan Wellness Center created by the Wellness Initiative !