One-stop Holistic Services Providers

In-house Case Management, Social, and Legal Services

Tahirih Justice Center

http://www.tahirih.org/
1717 St. James Place, Suite 450
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 481-1793

Tahirih Justice Center provides free legal services to immigrant women and girls fleeing violence in the Greater Houston and Galveston area. They have staff handling matters such as gender-based asylum, T visas, U visas, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Tahirih offers these services to victims of human trafficking.

Catholic Charities Cabrini Center

http://www.catholiccharities.org/cabrinicenter
(713) 874-6570

Catholic Charities’ St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance is dedicated to providing high-quality services to individuals otherwise unable to obtain legal representation. Their clients encompass victims of human trafficking, those separated from their families and eager to be reunited, and those who fear persecution in their country of origin.

Cases the Cabrini Center accepts:

  • Family Petitions
  • Naturalization
  • Cuban Adjustment
  • Refugee and Asylee Adjustment
  • T Visa, U Visa, & VAWA
  • Asylum
  • Unaccompanied Minors
  • Deferred Action

Cases they do not accept:

  • Business or Employment Immigration
  • Legalization or new TPS cases
  • Other types of legal services such as Family Law
  • U.S. Passport Services

Catholic Charities Refugee Services

https://catholiccharities.org/supporting-refugees-immigrants/refugee-services/

In helping to create a home-away-from-home, they assist government-approved refugees (including victims of human trafficking) in becoming self-sufficient through cultural orientation, job development, family reunification and resettlement. They assist newcomers approved by the federal government in securing housing, food, clothing and other necessities, accessing experienced social workers, gaining jobs, life and language skills, and otherwise assimilating into Houston.

Services Provided

  • After-School Program
  • Airport Reception
  • Case Management
  • Cultural Orientation
  • Employment Training and Job Placement
  • ESL
  • Financial Assistance
  • Housing
  • Interpretation/Translation
  • Referrals to Social Service Agencies
  • Vocational Training

Eligibility

  • Must be legally admitted to the United States as a refugee, asylee, Cuban entrant, victim of severe trafficking, or other population deemed eligible by the Health & Human Service Office of Refugee Resettlement.
  • Must be within Office of Refugee Resettlement five-year eligibility period (from date of arrival in the US/date of asylum certification).

Contacts

Ardiane Ademi
713-874-6516
aademi@catholiccharities.org

Claire Poff
713-874-6635
cpoff@catholiccharities.org

Margaret Ayot
713-874-6546
mayot@catholiccharities.org

Medical and Mental Health Service Providers

Hope Clinic – (713) 773-0803

Links to free or low cost clinics:

Emergency Housing

Star of Hope Women & Family Shelter

Headquarters
6897 Ardmore
Houston, TX 77054
713-748-0700

Transitional Living Center
6801 Ardmore
Houston, TX 77054
713-748-7242

Transitional Center has 6 buildings with 11 units each for families, plus 45 rooms for single women. Children bused to school through HISD. Social services and medical clinic on site. Social Security disability benefit specialist, VA benefits specialists. Residents assist in upkeep.

Women and Family Emergency Shelter
419 Dowling
Houston, TX 77003
713-222-2220

Men’s Development Center
1811 Ruiz
Houston, TX 77002
713-227-8900

Open Door Mission

http://www.opendoorhouston.org
5803 Harrisburg Boulevard
Houston, TX 77011
713-921-7520

Christian facility providing shelter, rehabilitation, support and counseling for homeless men.

Youth Reach Houston

http://www.youth-reach.org
P.O. Box #9631
Houston, TX 77213
281-459-4555

Licensed Christian foster group home in NE Harris County for boys 12-21. Accepts runaways, street kids, court involved, and substance abusers.

Resources for the Homeless

Shelters

Adults – Men and Women

St. Johns United Methodist Church-After Dark Program

http://breadoflifeinc.org
2019 Crawford St.
Houston, TX 77002
713-659-3237

People needing a bed for the night can go after 5 PM. Open 7 nights a week. Adults only. Dinner and breakfast included.

S.E.A.R.C.H.

http://www.searchhomeless.org
2505 Fannin
Houston, TX 77002
713-739-7752

Full facility adult shelter. Meals, showers, laundry, dentist, HIV counseling, medical & psychological services, telephones, mailing address and voice mail for job leads provided. Also provides therapeutic child development (at House of Tiny Treasures) for participants or while homeless search for jobs. Gold card services. Referrals for ID, clothing, support agencies.

Adult – Women Only

The Bridge

www.tbotw.org
213 W. Southmore #302
Houston, TX 77502
713-473-2801

Residential (3 week) emergency shelter for 75 women and children who are battered or homeless. One year transitional program (DestinyVillage). Both programs have daycare centers. Counseling provided.

Mission of Yahweh

http://www.missionofyahweh.org
10247 Algiers
Houston, TX 77041
713-466-4785

Temporary emergency shelter for women and children. Boys must be 8 and under, girls under 12. Accepts pregnant women not past 4th month. Must be drug and alcohol free for 30 days and able to climb stairs.

Children and Youth

(Nancy and Rich) Kinder Emergency Shelter

http://www.hc-ps.org
6300 Chimney Rock
Houston, TX 77081
713-295-2600

The Kinder Emergency shelter provides youth 12-17 years old who are in crisis with a safe, short-term, home-like environment until they can be returned home or to a more permanent placement. Youth requesting placement in the Shelter must contact the TRIAD Intake Diversion Program at the number and address above.

Boys and Girls Harbor

http://www.boysandgirlsharbor.org
6001 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77023
281-471-9622

88 bed co-ed facility. Ages 5-14 at time of admission. Cottage setting with family environment on Trinity Bay.

AAMA House

http://www.aamainc.us
6001 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77023
713-926-4756

Supportive housing program for homeless youth ages 13-17. Facilitates the movement of individuals to permanent housing through skills training. Must have drug issues. Outpatient services. 28 beds total.

The Bridge

http://www.tbotw.org
213 W. Southmore #302
Houston, TX 77502
713-473-2801

Residential (3 week) emergency shelter for 75 women and children who are battered or homeless. One year transitional program (DestinyVillage). Both programs have daycare centers. Counseling provided.

Mission of Yahweh

http://www.missionofyahweh.org
10247 Algiers
Houston, TX 77041
713-466-4785

Temporary emergency shelter for women and children. Boys must be 8 and under, girls under 12. Accepts pregnant women not past 4th month. Must be drug and alcohol free for 30 days and able to climb stairs.

All

Bay Area Homeless Shelter

3406 Wisconsin
Baytown, TX 77520
281-837-1654

28 day shelter for homeless singles or families. Lodging, meals, referrals.

Salvation Army

www.salvationarmyhouston.org
1603 McGowen
Houston, TX 77002
713-650-6530

Food

1960 Hope Center

https://www.1960hopecenter.com/
744 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Suite B
Houston, TX 77090
(832) 965-5511
Mon-Fri, 9am to 3pm

Daytime respite center, drop in between 9am and 3pm. Providing dignity through hospitality by offering clothing, showers, laundry, coffee, light lunch, AA meetings, haircuts, and Bible study to those who are homeless. They are dedicated to helping those who are homeless by meeting their needs (physically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally).

Beacon Day Center

1212 Prairie St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 220-9737
Thurs-Mon, 7am to 2pm

The Beacon Day Center serves lunch from 11:00 to 1:00 pm, and provides laundry, shower services and rest rooms all day. Access to social services include: Legal services through Beacon Law, Housing assessments through Coordinated Access, Clinic services through Cathedral Health Clinic and general social services, including “Gold Cards” (Harris Health financial assistance) through Compass Houston. The Beacon also hosts activities for clients, such as yoga, bible study, writing workshops, art classes and other activities.

Berean’s Adventist Community Services

2119 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003
(832) 928-4937
Wed, 7pm to 8:30pm
Every third Sat, 12pm to 3pm

Berean Adventist Community Services offers supplementary groceries, clothing, toiletries, and household goods as available. They also offer referrals to local agencies for those who have greater needs such as housing and utility assistance, however, are not able to provide this type of assistance through services at Berean. Arrive 30 minutes early for registration, bring a form of ID. Emergency Food Bags can be obtained on every third Saturday by special request and Wednesday evenings by appointment from 7pm – 8:30pm. Service on holidays will depend on the availability of staff on hand. We ask that you call in advance for Special Pick-up Services. For more information or to request services, please call Linda Walker at 713-654-8945. Services are available to anyone who has a one-time or periodic need.

Bread of Life

1703 Gray St.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 650-0595

Cross Roads at Park Place

3827 Broadway Blvd.
Houston, TX 77017
(713) 252-3604
Tue/Thu, 7am to 1pm

Cross Roads is the day program held at the Servants of Christ United Methodist Church, that provides breakfast and lunch, shower, laundry services, clean clothes, along with assistance applying for a Gold Card, SNAP (food stamps), and other social services.

Emergency Food Bank

5401 Fannin St.
Houston TX 77004
(713) 528-3663
Sun-Fri, 11am to 1pm

L.I.F.E. (Local Infant Formula for Emergencies) Houston –

Various sites (please call for closest open location)
(713) 528-6044
Mon-Thu, 9:30am to 3:30pm
Fri, 9:30am to 2pm

L.I.F.E. Houston provides infant formula and information about proper infant nutrition. The intake process takes around 30 minutes and requires 1) photo ID for parent/caregiver; 2) baby’s birth certificate or verification of birth facts; and 3) medically necessary formulas require a note from the doctor or WIC office. When available, families can also get help with jarred baby food or infant cereal. Families can get help no more than six times before the child’s first birthday.

Loaves & Fishes

2009 Congress Ave.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 224-1373
Tue-Sun, 11am to 11:30am

Martha’s Kitchen

322 S. Jensen Dr.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 224-2522
Mon-Fri, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Martha’s Kitchen is a mission activity under St. Martha Catholic Church. Hot lunches are served for free, no ID required.

Montrose Grace Place

https://www.montrosegraceplace.org/
2515 Waugh Dr.
Houston, TX 77006
(832)-819-0528
Thurs, 6pm to 10pm

Montrose Grace Place provides a safe, welcoming environment for vulnerable, homeless youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities, by providing nourishment, healthy relationships, and hope for the future. Located at “The Pink Giraffe House.” Must be between ages of 13-21. Entry Doors close at 7:15pm or when 25 youth have been admitted, whichever comes first. Line up outside front door starts at 5:30pm. They provide a home-cooked meal, clothing, toiletries, bus pass, small non-perishable food items, and more.

Stand Up for Kids-Houston

1827 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098
Tues night outreach, 6:30 to 7:30pm
Fri night drop-in, 6:30 to 8:30pm
houston@standupforkids.org

Stand Up for Kids Houston serves young adults up to age 25 only. They provide clothing, food, and hygiene supplies. They help with job applications, resumes, ID/Birth Certificate application and voucher, GED, college financial aid applications, and information on local services for the homeless. They have a street outreach in the Montrose area (near Montrose & Lovett Blvd) on Tuesday nights 6:30-7:30 pm and a drop-in center for youth/young adults up to age 25 at 1827 W Alabama Street on Friday nights 6:30-8:30.

Trinity Episcopal Church

1015 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 528-4100
Mon-Fri, 5:30pm

Free sack lunch provided at 5:30pm on weekdays.

Trinity Lutheran Church

800 Houston Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 301-3100
Mon-Fri, 9:30 to 11am

Trinity Lutheran offers free sack lunches every weekday morning with the exception of holidays. Everyone is also welcome to join their Sunday morning services and participate with the congregation in their “Gathering Space” where coffee and pastries are provided.

Transportation

Project Access

Project Access is Houston’s only, regularly scheduled, no-charge bus service for homeless people, following a fixed route to 21 local agencies. It is designed to help homeless people travel to and from organizations that provide essential services such as health care, meals, shelter, and social services. Tickets are required to ride, and can be obtained for free at the following locations: Cathedral Clinic, SEARCH Clinic, Lord of the Streets, MHMRA Bristow, and Star of Hope.

(713) 276-3073
http://www.homeless-healthcare.org/project_access_schedule_time.html

The Houston Launch Pad

The Houston Launch Pad (“THLP”) provides multiple services, including employment placement, classroom training, on-the-job partnerships, assistance with housing referrals and with referrals to other services such as counseling and benefits. They also help with supportive services such as bus fare, gas cards, clothing, etc. These services are available to people recently released from prison or parolees, substance abuse clients, the homeless, and veterans.

2646 South Loop West, Suite 290, Houston, TX 77054
(713) 637-4174
http://www.houstonlaunchpad.com
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm