Collaboration

Donor Spotlight: Alvin ISD “The Day”

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On Saturday, September 8th, Alvin ISD worked to accomplish an unprecedented goal: to have every student, faculty member, and staff member engage in a day of service. The idea of “The Day” came from Alvin ISD’s superintendent, Dr. Gilcrease. He was so impressed by the way the community and school district came together after Harvey, […]

Collaboration

Partner Agency Spotlight: Second Servings of Houston

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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 […]

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 […]

Collaboration

Making the LEAP to End Homelessness

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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 […]

Campaigns

A new and improved online donation experience!

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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 […]

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 […]

Ending Homelessness

You’re Invited: Come and See Our Successes

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Written by Cynthia Brannon, Executive Director Houston COMPASS, Inc. (COMPASS) During a recent meeting about the current efforts to end homelessness in Houston, someone remarked, “People only see the problems. They don’t see the successes.” That made sense to me, because how could the average observer see anything but the problems? There isn’t an intersection […]

Ending Homelessness

City Pursues Strategies for Homeless, Panhandlers

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City of Houston Media Alert, Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner March 2, 2017 Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a more holistic approach to reducing homelessness on March 2 and invited the community to help implement it. The Mayor’s plan involves expedited efforts to permanently house the homeless, more shelter beds, new public health and safety regulations […]

Ending Homelessness

Coalition for the Homeless Announces New Leadership in Montgomery County, Expanded Leadership in Fort Bend County

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November 26, 2016 After receiving overwhelmingly positive results in the 2016 Homeless Count earlier this year, the Coalition for the Homeless has announced its services expansion into Montgomery County and Conroe as well as enhanced services in Fort Bend County as a part of its leadership to The Way Home. Click here to read the […]