Shelters and Housing Services

Bay Area Homeless Services
www.bahs-shelter.org Shelter Intake: 281-837-1654, 3406 Wisconsin, Baytown 77522
30 day shelter for homeless singles or families. Lodging, meals, referrals. Call regarding available space. Capacity 30. Must be willing to work full-time to qualify. Must have ID, SS#, and birth certificate for children.
 
Baytown Housing Authority
http://www.baytownhousing.org 281-427-6686, 1600 James Bowie Dr. Suite C100, Baytown 77520
Low-cost housing for eligible low-income families. Mon-Thur. 7-5:30pm. Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 pm. Closed on Fridays.
 
Bristow Resource Center
713-970-7413, 2627 Caroline St., Houston 77004
The Bristow Homeless PATH unit is designed to serve people of all ages, who are homeless, diagnosed with a major mental illness, and not receiving services at another MHMRA Clinic. Referrals to Bristow PATH Program come from community agencies.
 
Coalition for the Homeless
http://www.homelesshouston.org 713-739-7514, 600 Jefferson St., Suite 2050, Houston 77002
Current and accurate information on shelters, assistance programs, specialized housing and licensed care homes. Advocacy and education. Semi-annual shelters guide available.
 
House of Tiny Treasures
http://www.searchhomeless.org 713-739-7752, 1529 Lombardy, Houston 77023
Free therapeutic child care for children of the homeless, ages 12 months to 6 years old, while parents attend job training, school or working programs. Limited transportation (10 mile radius) and meals provided, 7am-5:30pm. Speech, hearing, vision, art, music, & play therapy for children. HISD school site with full time social worker.
 
Housing Authority of Houston Information Line
www.housingforhouston.com 713-260-0600, 2640 Fountainview, Suite 400, Houston 77057.
Low cost apartment and housing for families and the elderly & handicapped inside the Houston city limits. Several locations. Rent computed at 30% of adjusted gross income. Applications accepted Mon-Thurs, 8-4pm. Waiting list (24+months). Must have appointment to meet with housing specialist. Call to ask about required documentation: 713-260-0701
 
Interfaith Hospitality Network (NAM)
www.namonline.org Intake: 281-885-4567, 15555 Kuykendahl, Houston 77090
Network of 18 churches and synagogues that will shelter 4 families at a time, on a weekly rotation, up to three months. Social services provided through Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM). Clients spend the day at this site and return to host congregation for shelter at night. Drug and alcohol free, mentally stable families. NOT AN EMERGENCY SHELTER.
 
Magnificat House
http://www.magnificathouse.org 713-520-0461, 3300 Caroline, Houston 77004
Shelters for the mentally ill, homeless & former offenders. One is for HIV+/AIDS diagnosis. 4 men’s and 2 women’s shelters. Myriam’s Hostel for homeless girls 713-224-1373.
 
St. John’s United Methodist Church- After Dark Program
http://breadoflifeinc.org 713-650-0595, 1703 Gray St., Houston 77002
People needing a bed for a night can go after 5pm. Open 7 nights/week. Adults only. Breakfast and dinner included.
 
Salvation Army Family Center
www.salvationarmyhouston.org 713-650-6530, 1603 McGowen, Houston 77004
Family service center and shelter for married couples with children, single mothers and their children, and single women. 2208 Main St, Houston, Social Services Dept. 713-658-9205
 
Harbor Light
713-224-2875
Overnight shelter for homeless men only. First 8 days free. Can stay up to 30 days. ID required.
 
Sally’s House
1717 Congress, Houston 77002, 713-223-8889
Transitional living center for 60 single homeless women who are recovering from drugs and/or alcohol. Variety of services to encourage independence. Free to unemployed, 30% monthly gross salary after job placement. 30 days sobriety required.
 
S.E.A.R.C.H. Resource Center
http://www.searchhomeless.org 713-739-7752, 2505 Fannin, Houston 77002
Full facility day shelter, Mon – Fri only, 7:30a-4:00p. Must have referral from another agency. No new clients on Fridays. Breakfast (8a-10a), lunch (12p-2p), showers, laundry, dentist, HIV counseling, medical & psychological services, telephones, mailing address and voice mail for job leads. Van outreach distributes lunches, blankets, and information. 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.
 
Star of Hope Women & Family Shelter
http://www.sohmission.org
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. Also, two short-term emergency shelters in downtown area.
Headquarters 6897 Ardmore, Houston 77054 713-748-0700
Transitional Living Center 6801 Ardmore, Houston 77054 713-748-7242
Women and Family Emergency Shelter 419 Dowling, Houston 77003 713-222-2220
Men’s Development Center 1811 Ruiz, Houston 77002 713-227-8900
 
Texas Inter-Faith Affordable Housing
http://www.ti-f.org 713-526-6634, 3131 W. Alabama, Suite 300, Houston 77098
Works to create and maintain safe and affordable housing for disadvantaged.
 
The Women’s Home
http://www.thewomenshome.org 713-521-3150, 607 Westheimer, Houston 77006
56 bed long-term residential rehabilitation program for single women. Provides housing, job training, psychiatric services, psychotherapy, and spiritual development. Requires 90 day sobriety prior to admission. No attempts to self-harm within 90 days prior to admission. Cottage thrift shop. New resource for sober single women: apartment with all bills paid at $525.
 
Wellsprings Village
http://www.wellspringsvillage.org 713-529-6559
Transitional residence for women, able to be trained in job skills. No children. Relapse Prevention class offered. Requires 60 day sobriety prior to admission. Cannot be on disability.
 
Wesley Community Center
http://www.wesleyhousehouston.org 713-223-8131, 1410 Lee St. Houston 77009
Assists with rent and utilities. Job search assistance. Credit repair coaching.
 
Workforce Solutions
http://www.wrksolutions.com 888-469-5627
Various locations. Adult Learning Center/GED, skilled case management.
 
Yahweh Mission
http://www.missionofyahweh.org 713-466-4785, 10247 Algiers, Houston 77041 Temporary emergency
Shelter for women and children. Boys must be 8 and under, girls under 12. Accepts pregnant women not past 4th month. No high need mental health patients due to lack of facilities. Must be drug and alcohol free for 30 days.