Did you know that one out of five Houstonians is food insecure? Or that 40 percent of the food supply in the Houston area is being wasted? Barbara Bronstein, Founder of Second Servings of Houston, was tired of seeing food being thrown away that could instead be going to an individual in need, and she […]
What one Veteran who experienced homelessness for 30 years wants other Veterans to know. As a Navy Veteran who served at the end of the Vietnam War searching for Prisoners of War, Mr. B learned early in his life what he had to do to survive in extreme conditions. With piercing blue eyes that seem […]
June 13, 2018 Citing increased rents and a sharp drop in vacancies after Hurricane Harvey, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has joined with the Houston Housing Authority, Coalition for the Homeless, CSH, and the City of Houston to launch the Landlord Engagement and Assistance Program (LEAP), a new initiative designed to boost the availability of affordable […]
After being laid off from working at a gas station 25 years ago, Peter* found himself homeless with nothing but the clothes on his back. As a Nigerian immigrant who spoke broken English and faced complex physical and mental health challenges, he was convinced his situation was permanent. Peter survived by sleeping near agencies that […]
The Coalition for the Homeless is so thankful for the monthly donors who contribute to the Welcome Home Fund. Their ongoing support has allowed us to provide move-in essentials to thousands of clients that have moved into permanent housing through The Way Home. The Coalition is currently transitioning its online donation software from Abila to […]
On Monday, December 18, City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that The Way Home partners had exceeded their goal to house 500 chronically homeless individuals in six months.
Mr. Q had been homeless for 13 years after being released from prison in 2004. Most often, he slept on the street downtown near The Beacon, rarely accessing shelter. He began working with Otha and Fernando at Avenue 360 Health & Wellness about four years ago, but getting into housing was still a struggle, in […]
Until Wednesday, Mr. Phillips had been homeless for 10 years, mostly living on the streets in Spring, TX. All of that changed when he moved into his new home at New Hope Housing‘s Sakowitz property.
A Recap: In March, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced his continued support for The Way Home, the collaborative model to prevent and end homelessness in our area. The Mayor outlined steps the city would take to support The Way Home, including a push to house 500 chronically homeless individuals by September through increased outreach, Housing […]
“Today is a blessed day,” Willie said as he climbed into the Star of Hope van. It was move-in day for him after six years of homelessness, most of them spent on the street. Willie had left his bag containing important paperwork at the shelter – it was evident the reality of what was happening […]