Author: Sara Brown


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

Posted on August 15, 2019

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 […]

Ending Homelessness

How does permanent housing feel? Terry has two words for you.

Posted on September 20, 2018

Terry, a recently-housed native Houstonian reflects about his time spent experiencing homelessness, where he is now, and his plans for the future. "I have been homeless for more than two years," said Terry. "It's just that I've been awake for two years. The other years I was drugged and finding ways to escape."


Santa Maria Hostel Opens Non-Transactional Store with Palais Royal

Posted on August 3, 2018

Santa Maria Hostel, a partner of The Way Home, recently partnered with Palais Royal to make clothing more easily accessible to women in recovery. Santa Maria Hostel is one of Texas' largest multi-site residential and outpatient addiction treatment centers, and one of a very few to provide a comprehensive continuum for pregnant and parenting women and their children.

Ending Homelessness

"We are Human Beings Too" - Michael's Story

Posted on August 2, 2018

Immigrating to a foreign country can be a harrowing experience under the best circumstances; finding yourself homeless in a new and foreign country is downright frightening. This is the reality Michael* faced for more than three years after no longer being able to afford his rent.


Partner Agency Spotlight: Second Servings of Houston

Posted on July 11, 2018

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 began working toward a solution.

Ending Homelessness

"They Should Give It a Shot"

Posted on July 3, 2018

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 to look right into your soul and an American flag bandanna wrapped around his walker, Mr. […]


Making the LEAP to End Homelessness

Posted on June 15, 2018

June 13, 2018 [caption id="attachment_890" align="alignleft" width="500"] Jeannie Werthman (Villa Serena Communities), Samantha Maggiani (CSH), Marilyn Brown (Coalition for the Homeless), Carolyn Watson (JPMorgan Chase), Tory Gunsolley (Houston Housing Authority), and Marc Eichenbaum (City of Houston). Photo courtesy of Morris Malakoff. [/caption] Citing increased rents and a sharp […]


Making It Home

Posted on June 14, 2018

By Ginny Levenback, Unity Church What if there was a way for you to donate your time, goods, or network to help be the key to someone's new future? Whether it is through joining the Welcome Home Fund Committee, becoming a donor to the Welcome Home Fund via a monetary donation, or by organizing a give-back drive, there are a number of ways you can help! One way that community partners […]

Ending Homelessness

A Place He Could Call His Own

Posted on June 11, 2018

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 provided food such as Bread of Life and Star of […]


A new and improved online donation experience!

Posted on February 27, 2018

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.

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