Shelters

Name Address Phone Hours About
Printable Street Guide Although the PDF form of the Helpcard no longer exists, the Coalition for the Homeless has created a Street Guide document that can be used as a handout for homeless individuals. The Street Guide focuses on the issue of shelter and provides a map and contact information for local organizations who address this issue. [Please click here for the printable Street Guide](https://www.dropbox.com/s/qpxaivok9az4pfb/Street%20Guide%20071017.pdf?raw=1).

Men

Name Address Phone Hours About
Magnificat Houses, Inc
  • 3300 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
  • (713) 520-0461
Magnificat Houses, Inc. is a faith-based nonprofit charitable organization that owns multiple houses in central Houston for longer-term stay. Placement into certain houses revolves around need. They do take walk-ins. Individuals can also call and set up an in-person interview to apply for placement in a house. Residents will get to help out in some way - through maintenance, gardening, food services, wood-work, clerical work, etc. Residents with a mental health diagnosis are also welcome and encouraged to become member of the St. Joseph House, a psycho-social rehabilitative day program for adults. Children are NOT allowed.
Modest Family Health
  • 1008 Danube St, Houston, TX 77051
  • (713) 733-2458
Modest Family Health Care Center provides shelter to homeless single men and single women who may have a mental disability. Allowed length of stay depends on circumstances involved. Clients must either have a job or be trying to find a job for longer stay.
Salvation Army
  • 2407 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009
  • (713) 224-2875
Also called Harbor Light Center, the Salvation Army men’s shelter provides emergency shelter along with evaluation for long-term shelter, medical screening and referral, and spiritual services. First-time residents need to arrive by 2pm for intake, while returning residents can be back by 4:30pm. Clients must bring a state-issued ID. Stay for up to 8 days is free, and costs $10 per day after that.
Star of Hope Men's Development Center
  • 1811 Ruiz St, Houston, TX 77002
  • (713) 227-8900
Star of Hope's Men's Development Center houses over 300 men nightly and provides emergency and residential programs. Intake is from 8-11am and again from 1-3pm. They can reach capacity so late arrivals may have to be turned away. Clients should bring some form of ID (if they have none, they will be referred to a place that will give them acceptable ID). Length of stay is on a case-by-case basis. At times, due to extreme weather, the center will go into an overflow mode and accommodate up to 100 additional clients. Chapel services and meals are offered three times a day. Showers and a clean change of clothing are also provided.

Women

Name Address Phone Hours About
Magnificat Houses, Inc
  • 3300 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
  • (713) 520-0461
Magnificat Houses, Inc. is a faith-based nonprofit charitable organization that owns multiple houses in central Houston for longer-term stay. Placement into certain houses revolves around need. They have two residencies that are female only, in addition to Myriam's Hostel overnight shelter. They do take walk-ins. Individuals can also call and set up an in-person interview to apply for placement in a house. Residents will get to help out in some way - through maintenance, gardening, food services, wood-work, clerical work, etc. Residents with a mental health diagnosis are also welcome and encouraged to become member of the St. Joseph House, a psycho-social rehabilitative day program for adults. Children are NOT allowed.
Myriam's Hostel (above Loaves and Fishes)
  • 2009 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002
  • (713) 224-1373
Myriam's is part of the Magnifcat Houses, Inc organization, and is a 3-day emergency shelter. Clients may arrive by 3pm for intake between 3:30-4:30pm. Only the first 6 women are taken. Dinner and breakfast are provided, and residents must be out by 7am. Children are NOT allowed.
Sally's House
  • 1717 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002
  • (713) 223-8889
Sally's House is an emergency shelter for women, through the Salvation Army. Clients must arrive by 3pm for intake and must bring some form of ID. Only the first 20 women in line are taken in. Dinner and breakfast are provided. Allowed stay is up to 30 days. Children are NOT allowed. Sally's House also has a transitional housing program for women who have already completed an alcohol/drug detoxification program.

Men, Women, and Families

Name Address Phone Hours About
Bay Area Homeless
  • 3406 Wisconsin St, Baytown, TX 77522
  • (281) 837-1654
Bay Area Homeless emergency shelter provides separate men’s and women’s dormitories, along with three meals a day. New clients are accepted between 9am and 4pm daily. Individual case management plans are provided shortly after intake. Transportation is provided for job searching processes (employment interviews, resume critiques, on-the-job readiness training). Clients participate in training activities along with routine household chores.
Family Promise of Montgomery County
  • 1207 Thompson Ave, Conroe, TX 77301
  • (936) 441-8778
Family Promise of Montgomery County is a 90-day program providing families in need with shelter, meals, transportation, and other assistance. Families are required to work full-time and take the necessary steps to become independent and self-sufficient, while children must be enrolled in school and/or child care programs. Family income is held in a Client Savings Account during the program, and released as a savings account upon exiting the program. Visit their Facebook page for more information and news about upcoming events: .
Family Promise
  • 111 S Ave G, Humble, TX 77338
  • (281) 441-3754
Family Promise is a program that provides shelter in one of 13 Host Congregations and all meals, while families strive to regain their independence. Families participate in classes addressing life skills, budgeting, parenting, and GED Fast Track Certification. 80% of family income will be put into savings during the program. Individual case management is provided to assist with specific needs. Call Monday through Friday to make an appointment for an intake interview. Participants are required to pass a random drug test for acceptance, and the entire program requires sobriety.
Salvation Army
  • 304 Ave E, Conroe, TX 77301
  • (936) 760-2440
Salvation Army's Montgomery County Corps is the only shelter in Montgomery County with overnight lodging for homeless men and women. Short-term financial assistance and social activities are available for low-income families and the elderly. Educational, recreational, and spiritual mentoring programs are provided for youth.
Star of Hope Family
  • 419 Dowling St, Houston, TX 77003
  • (713) 222-2220
Star of Hope Family shelter can house up to 300 guests in 71 rooms. Allowed stay is up to 90 days. The facility also houses a medical clinic, licensed daycare, pre-school area, teen activity room, computer learning center, and volunteers come daily to assist children with homework and enrichment activities. Adult residents are required to perform household chores and attend motivational classes that are based on Christian principles.

Women and Children Only

Name Address Phone Hours About
Mission of Yahweh
  • 10247 Algiers Rd, Houston, TX 77041
  • (713) 466-4785
Mission of Yahweh offers emergency and transitional housing and does not take walk-ins. Individuals must first call and set up an in-person or phone interview. They provide food and clothing to residents, along with services to help individuals resume a self-sufficient life.
Salvation Army Family Residence
  • 1603 McGowen St, Houston, TX 77004
  • (713) 650-6530
Salvation Army’s Family Residence program offers shelter along with a full schedule of classes and counseling designed to address the underlying causes of homelessness and facilitate healing, thereby providing the necessary tools to return to independence (computer instruction, cooking/nutrition, financial planning, health issues, life skills, parenting, etc.). Children have the opportunity to attend field trips, parties, and an educational summer day camp. Residents may be referred to the Salvation Army Home Sweet Home program for further housing assistance, if they display sincere desire to improve their lives during their stay.
Star of Hope Family
  • 419 Dowling St, Houston, TX 77003
  • (713) 222-2220
Intake is from 8:30am to 3:00pm, although they do take clients after 3pm sometimes in which case intake will be completed in the morning. Clients must bring some form of ID. Dinner and breakfast are provided. Allowed length of stay is determined on a case-by-case basis. They do allow children under age 18. However, they are often at capacity so it helps to call ahead before going, if possible.

Battered Women and Children

Name Address Phone Hours About
Bay Area Turning Point
  • (281) 286-2525
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • 3811 Allen-Genoa Rd, Pasadena, TX 77504
  • (713) 473-2801
The Bridge exists to assist women, children and men in crisis, particularly those who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or homeless situations. They can make referrals and provide information even if you reside outside of Harris County. Women and children are granted initial stay in the emergency shelter for up to 30 days and then may apply for an extension through a caseworker provided they are working on goals. Criteria for initial entry includes referral from The Bridge or another emergency shelter, GED or plan to obtain one while participating in the program, some source of income, and if seeking permanent housing must have documented physical or mental disability as well.
FamilyTime Foundation
  • 1203 S Houston Ave, Humble, TX 77338
  • (281) 446-2615
FamilyTime provides free counseling and support groups for victims of abuse, a 24-hour crisis helpline, hospital accompaniment for victims of abuse by trained advocates, legal advocacy about issues stemming from abuse, parenting education and anger management classes. Their shelter, called The Door, houses up to 38 victims of abuse and their children.
Fort Bend County Women's Center
  • P.O. Box 183, Richmond, TX 77406
  • (281) 342-4357
As a United Way of Greater Houston Agency, Fort Bend County Women’s Center offers many services including: a 24-hour crisis hotline, an emergency shelter, rape crisis services, safety planning, and lethality assessment, food and clothing, emergency and basic medical services, counseling, transportation, case management, legal accompaniment and advocacy, children’s programs, a learning resource center, computer training, job readiness, financial empowerment, parenting and self-esteem building workshops.
Houston Area Women's Shelter
  • 1010 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019
  • (713) 528-2121
The Houston Area Women's Center helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward. They provide shelter, counseling and advocacy to support them in building lives free from the effects of violence. They seek social change to end domestic and sexual violence through community awareness and education. Their services are confidential and available to everyone.
Montgomery County Women's Center
  • (936) 441-7273
MCWC provides emergency shelter to abused women and children along with individual counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, education and childcare while they begin their healing process and seek employment. Food, clothing, limited medical treatment, and personal care items are also provided. Shelter services are available for a maximum of 45 days with two-week extension if there is an expectation of permanent or transitional housing. Call for shelter access. They also offer a transitional housing option called Reaching Pines for those who qualify (must be employed for at least one month, be free of addiction, pay rent based on a sliding scale, attend meetings with case managers, have their own transportation).
The Montrose Center (LGBT)
  • 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006 (2nd floor)
  • (713) 529-3211
If you are in an abusive relationship and are transgender or in a same-sex relationship, the Center can help you find emergency shelter and assist with transitional housing if you qualify.

18 to 21 Year Old Only

Name Address Phone Hours About
Covenant House
  • 1111 Lovett Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
  • (713) 523-2231
Covenant House is an 80-bed emergency shelter available 24-hours for youth in need. Along with shelter, they offer free meals, anonymous and confidential HIV testing, STD testing, HIV prevention counseling and education, job skills programs, mental health services, and substance abuse services. If accepted into the Rights of Passage program, residents live in semi-independence at Covenant House for up to 18 months while learning how to do their own shopping, cooking, cleaning, finances, etc.