The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County maintains two resources for homeless individuals. The digital Help Card (linked above) is a robust directory of services to support homeless or newly housed individuals. This directory is available online only.
The Street Guide (also linked above) is a printable, one-page resource for use by individuals in crisis, living on the streets or in shelters. The Street Guide can efficiently direct individuals to programs that can connect them with housing and help end their homelessness.

Do you need housing or know someone who needs housing?

Click here for a printable Street Guide with information to get homeless individuals connected with emergency shelters and housing to help end their homelessness. (updated March 2017)

Coordinated Access is a system-wide assessment and placement process of The Way Home, which helps determine the best housing option for every homeless individual.

Coordinated Access is currently operated at the following locations:
Drop-In Centers:

  • The Beacon:
    1212 Prairie Street, Houston, TX 77002
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed for lunch each day from noon – 1:30 pm
    Wednesday: 9:00 am – noon
  • McGovern Drop In Center:
    1418 Preston Street, Houston, TX 77002
    Monday: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Phone Number: 713-794-7533

Shelters (Clients must be shelter residents):

  • Salvation Army – Red Shield Lodge:
    2401 N. Main Street, Houston, TX 77009
    Intake: Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
    Phone Number: 713-224-2875
  • Star of Hope Men’s Development Center:
    1811 Ruiz, Houston, TX 77002
    Monday – Saturday: 8:00 – 11:00 am, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Sunday: 9:00 am – noon, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Phone Number: 713-227-8900
  • Star of Hope Women and Families:
    419 Dowling, Houston, TX 77003
    Sunday – Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Phone: 713-222-2220

This page will be updated as information is added or becomes available.