Houston Endowment Makes $12.5 Million Investment in The Way Home

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 Hope engaged with Sally to try to help her. Sally suffered from PTSD due to her many years on the streets, and it was hard for her to trust people. Under the umbrella of The Way Home, system partners made a connection that helped Sally change her path in life. She was housed in late 2014, and with ongoing supportive services remains stable to this day.

Houston Endowment, the well-known Houston-based philanthropic foundation established by Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones in 1937 has stepped up in a big way to put some dollars behind The Way Home. The Foundation recently announced six major grants totaling $12.5 million to local nonprofits that are a part of The Way Home.

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