Sally* has lived in the greater Houston area for more than ten years. Unfortunately, life took a downward turn in 2010 when she found herself homeless. Service provider staffers at multiple homeless services organizations including THE BEACON Day Center, Houston Area Community Services, Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston, SEARCH Homeless Services, and Star of […]
By Loretta Randolph, Coordinated Access Housing Assessor/Navigator, THE BEACON Ms. Green first experienced homelessness and visited THE BEACON in 2012. For most of her adult life she has struggled with her mental health diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Often, Ms. Green would self-medicate or even refuse to accept her condition and drift around Houston’s downtown area. […]
December 18, 2014 This Is How Cops Should Treat Homeless People Huffington Post The Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) started as a pilot program in January 2011, and was made a permanent program in the department after a successful six-month pilot. Led by Sergeant Stephen Wick, the team helps homeless individuals with housing, shelter referrals, employment, […]
Be sure to watch this video, featuring Houston’s own Mark Thiele of the Houston Housing Authority! Visit the 100,000 Homes Blog for more information on the next challenge in ending homelessness.
The Way Home campaign launched today with support from homeless advocates to provide a solution to homelessness in Houston by 2020, according to a plan proposed by the Houston/Harris County Continuum of Care (CoC).
Click here to view The Way Home Action Plan.