Collaboration

Survival or Identity: the young adult, trans, homeless experience in Houston

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The Salvation Army of Greater Houston’s Young Adult Resource Center (YARC) connects young adults experiencing homelessness, ages 18 to 25, to housing and other mainstream supports while also providing respite, meals, job and recovery coaching, and non-traditional educational support, tutoring, and re-engagement services. The YARC began in 2013 when a single client walked through the […]

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Eviction Prevention Pilot Launches In Houston

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Earlier this month a new Eviction Prevention Program Pilot kicked off through The Way Home. Partners of this pilot initiative include the Coalition for the Homeless, CSH, Harris County Community Services, Harris County Precinct 7, Texas Southern University’s Urban Research and Resource Center (URRC), and Barbara Poppe, who is the lead consultant of this pilot. […]

Domestic Violence

The Link Between Sexual Assault and Homelessness – How One Organization Is Making A Difference

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Sexual assault and domestic violence are far more prevalent than you may think. For example, two in five women who live in Texas have experienced sexual assault according the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA). Sexual assault is defined as, “any unwanted, non-consensual sexual contact against any individual by another using manipulation, pressure, tricks, coercion […]

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Memorial Assistance Ministries Attends PopUp Business School

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In February, several partners of The Way Home including the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston, the Houston Housing Authority, Memorial Assistance Ministries, New Hope Housing, and SEARCH Homeless Services, Inc., partnered with the PopUp Business School to provide entrepreneurial opportunities to individuals formerly experiencing homelessness. What is the Pop-Up Business School? The Pop-Up Business […]

Collaboration

Daya Houston – Bridging The Cultural Gap

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Did you know that worldwide, 1 in 3 women are victims of domestic or sexual violence? Or that women of South Asian cultures can face unique challenges when trying to flee from domestic violence? Daya Houston is an organization that works to empower South Asian survivors of domestic and sexual violence with culturally specific services […]

Collaboration

Homelessness Is Not In Anyone’s Plan – Ms. Knox’s Story

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Originally from the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ms. Knox became displaced after her life was turned upside down by the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Although she spent some time in Omaha, Nebraska, Ms. Knox eventually settled in Houston where another hurricane would eventually wreak havoc on her life once again. […]