The Mildred Wiley Wellness Hub (MWWH) is inspired by the life and work of Mildred Wiley, an Austin community leader and activist who was dedicated to improving quality of life. Wiley also served as the Senior Director of Community Services at Bethel New Life before her passing in 2019. The Bethel New Life campus is located at the 4900 block of West Thomas and Division Streets, between Lamon and Lavergne Avenues, and is the location for the MWWH.
The MWWH’s goal is to provide opportunities to improve some or all of the “8 Dimensions of Wellness”. The heart of the hub will be the urban farm and will be the catalyst for the phases of the proposal:
• Phase 0.5 (Summer 2021): New garden beds and therapeutic horticulture activities in the Courtyard.
• Phase 1 (2021-2022): Expansion of the Courtyard Garden and creation of a new Horticulture Center (Horticenter), with space for classes and further gardening.
• Phase 2 (TBD): Expansion of the hub beyond the courtyard with landscaped parks/plazas, fitness center, café, new landscaped access point from Division St. and more.