We've compiled a list of several resources available within the community we serve. Outside of the resources we offer directly, these additional resources include food, shelter and even financial resources.
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Shelters/Programs for Adults & Families
Family Life Training Center
The Training Center provides services for single parents or families. They offer counseling, college credit programs, and discipleship classes. Clients must be at least 17 and can be either male or female. They require at least a 1 year commitment to the program. You do have to pay rent in the apartment/dorm and open a checking account. However, sponsorships are provided.
Phone: (281) 34-9505
Fax: (409) 532-1442
Address: P.O. Box 134, Hungerford, TX 77448
Star of Hope Homeless Shelter Program
The family center provides services for males and females as long as they have children and are over the age of 18. A picture ID or birth certificate is required. They provide shelter for 90 days at no charge and offer counseling, spiritual counseling, clothing for children, personal hygiene classes, parenting classes, goal setting, and anger/stress management classes.
Women & Family Shelter
Phone: (713) 222-2220
Fax: (713) 222-1046
Address: 419 Dowling, Houston, TX 77003
Doris & Carlos Morris Men's Development Center
Phone: (713) 227-8900
Address: 1811 Ruiz, Houston, TX 77002
Crisis Intervention of Houston
The Crisis Intervention services are mainly offered over the telephone. Their hotlines are available to any age or race at any time of the day. They provide Christian counseling, information and referrals. Community outreaches are available, but to obtain information the main office must be contacted. There is no fee for any of their services.
Crisis Hotline: (713) 228-1505
Survivors of Suicide: (713) 527-9864
Teen Line: (713) 529-8336
Spanish Hotline: (713) 526-8088
Salvation Army Shelters
Phone: (713) 650-6530
Fax: (713) 650-0910
Address: 1603 McGowen, Houston, TX 77004
Men's Transient Lodge - Disaster Services
Phone: (713) 224-2875
Address: 2407 N. Main, Houston, TX 77009
Temporary Juvenile Shelter
Phone: (713) 869-3551
The family residence shelter provides care for any age women along with her children. There is no time limit for a stay in the shelter and there is no fee. The man's shelter provides breakfast and a lunch in the afternoon. They also offer drug and alcohol rehabilitation. It is also a Christian program. One form of identification is needed for admission. The first seven nights are free of charge and $7 per night is charged thereafter. There is no time limit to how long a man can be in the shelter.
Open Door Mission
Phone: (713) 921-7520
Fax: (713) 921-4206
Address: 5803 Harrisburg Blvd., Houston, TX 77011
Open Doors Mission provides emergency shelter, medical and social services, clothing and they serve over 750 meals a day to their residents as well as people in the community. They only serve men between the ages of 18 and 95. The length of stay in the shelter depends on the situation. There is no fee for any of their services.
Montrose Clinic (HIV Clinic)
Phone: (713) 830-3000
Fax: (713) 830-3039
Address: 215 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77006
The clinic provides long-term care to men and women 14 and over who have HIV. There is no fee for their services.
The Ruth Homes
Phone: (607) 243-8126
Address: Rt. 14 PO Box, Lakemont, NY 14857
The Freedom Village USA's home for women 21 and older.
DO Drop Inn
Phone: (713) 651-9941
Address: 2310 Austin, Houston, TX 77004
The DO Drop Inn is not a shelter, but a residency/dormitory for men over the age of 18 who are working in labor halls in the area. Men must hold a job while in the dorm and pay a fee of $7 per day, $40 per week, or $120 per month.
One London House
Phone: (713) 474-4963
Address: 6610 London Street, Houston, TX 77021
The London House is state licensed and provides personal care to men and women over 18. It is basically home, health care and nutrition. They have dentists and doctors available. There is no time limit to stay in the house and there is a sliding scale fee depending upon each individual's situation.
Covenant House - Right of Passage Program
Phone: (713) 787-9408
Address: 8700 Woodway Dr., Houston, TX 77063
This is an 18 month long-term transitional living program for 16 males and 8 females ages 18-21. The program provides them with skills for independent living. Each resident helps with chores or works or attends school. It is a five level system. Residents contribute to the expenses of the home and volunteer one day per month at the Ronald McDonald House. On the job training is given and 60% of residents paycheck goes into a banking account that Covenant House keeps for resident, 20% goes towards rent, and 20% residents keep for themselves. They also offer a mother and child program called (ROPAL), life skills, employee programs, substance abuse counseling, GED and vocational education.
Canaan Land Christian Center
Phone: (334) 365-9086
Local Area Phone: (713) 864-6007
Address: Rt. 1 Box 74 F, Marbury, AL
This program is for any young women age 19-40 who is willing to commit for a full year. This is a non-profit faith ministry and is rendered for services. There is a $50 registration fee, but they will work with you. The ministry offers continued education, the chance to earn a GED, learn skills such as home management, gardening, and food preparation. Residents are involved in daily Bible studies, regular church attendance at the Living Water Church with group and personal prayer time. Daily physical exercise balances out the program. The women have access to a 24-hour counseling staff and a Christ centered school.