Ending Homelessness

“They Should Give It a Shot”

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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 […]

Ending Homelessness

A Place He Could Call His Own

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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 […]

Ending Homelessness

Meet Mr. Q

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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 […]

Ending Homelessness

Meet Mr. Phillips

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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.

Ending Homelessness

Checking In: Where Are We on Ending Chronic Homelessness?

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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 […]

Ending Homelessness

More than a Dream: Willie’s Success Story

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“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 […]