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 […]
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. This new program is […]
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 or […]
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.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced final awards amounts from its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) program funding competition and The Way Home CoC received a total award of $38,155,969. This is the largest funding amount awarded to the Houston region by HUD, and demonstrates the federal government’s confidence in the work […]
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?
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.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Ms. Bobo moved to Texas in 1999, with her mother and siblings. In 2016, after living in Houston for nearly 20 years, Ms. Bobo came home from work one day to a condemned apartment, with no prior notice given. With nowhere else to go, this was the event that triggered her homelessness.
New Hope Housing (NHH), a partner of The Way Home, opened its doors to assist families experiencing and at risk of experiencing homelessness in 2013 and never looked back. According to their website, “New Hope Housing’s core purpose is to provide life-stabilizing, affordable, permanent housing with support services for people who live on very limited incomes. Our vision is to be an […]
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."