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Wellness Lodge

Welcome to The Wellness Lodge!

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and need someone to talk to immediately, please call one of the following numbers:

  • Erie County Crisis Services: 716-834-3131
  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

D'Youville's on-site counseling center The Wellness Lodge is located on the 3rd floor of the Koessler Administration Building (KAB). All services are available to students as needed. 

The Wellness Lodge also hosts a variety of wellness programs; including yoga, art as therapy, weekly massage therapy, mindfulness and guided meditation workshops, and other special wellness events.  All classes are free for students to participate. 

All students have access to 24/7 free and immediate tele-mental health services through SaintsCare powered by TimelyCare.

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Interested in meeting with a licensed mental health professional virtually? try SaintsCare! All you need to do is register with your .edu address.

SaintsCare can be accessed at or by downloading the TimelyCare – Higher Ed app on your mobile device. SaintsCare provides 3 main no-cost services to students:

  • TalkNow: 24/7, on-demand access to a mental health professional to talk about anything at anytime
  • Scheduled Counseling: scheduled options to speak to a licensed counselor
  • Health Coaching: access to a nutritional specialist to help you adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors

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The Wellness Lodge In-Person Appointments

If you are interested in meeting with one of our licensed mental health professionals in-person:

Complete Intake Form

What to Expect

Please read our Statement of Understanding prior to your initial session.

The Campus Cupboard

Campus Cupboard

A free pantry for all members of the D’Youville Community, in the Wellness Lodge Programming space.  The Campus Cupboard is open 24/7 and has food and toiletries available to students in need. Please come utilize it when you’re in a pinch and donate when you can to support your peers. Campus Cupboard will also be the location for our Swipe Out Hunger Program where students can request a free meal swipe.

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Wellness Lodge News

D’Youville University Adopts Okanagan Charter

As the first university in Western New York to be recognized as a Health Promoting University, D’Youville University has joined an elite group of just 27 institutions nationwide who have adopted the Okanagan Charter.

“D’Youville University is proud to join the global movement toward health and well-being” said Paige Schultze, D’Youville University Mental Health Counselor. “The charge of the Wellness Lodge is to recognize all the dimensions of wellness, incorporate these dimensions into the lives of our students, and to instill the mindset that wellness should be a daily routine.”

“Before someone is a student, they’re a person with needs. Which is why health and well-being is a driving factor behind how we serve our students,” continued Clemo.  “We do not consider the Okanagan Charter to be a capstone to these efforts but rather a step in our continued push to a healthier tomorrow.”

Dr. Lorrie Clemo, President of D'Youville University Signs the Okanagan Charter at a table. Paige Schultze, LCMHC, D'Youville University Clinical Mental Health Counselor, sits next to her at the table.

Dr. Lorrie Clemo signs The Okanagan Charter; a call to action for post-secondary institutions to embed health and well-being into all aspects of campus culture, including policies, programs, and services. It recognizes that health is a fundamental driver of academic success, and that healthy and sustainable campuses are critical for the well-being of individuals, communities, and the planet.

Emergency Resources

On-campus Resources

  • For mental health emergencies during regular business hours please contact D’Youville Campus Safety at (716) 829-7777
  • For mental health emergencies after-hours or on weekends please contact D’Youville Campus Safety at (716) 829-7777 if you are on campus or Erie County Crisis Services at (716) 834-3131

Other Emergency Resources

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor 24/7
  • Erie County Crisis Services: 716-834-3131
  • NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-942-6906
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
  • Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
  • For life threatening emergencies, dial 911