The Coalition for the Homeless provides leadership to The Way Home homeless response system and drives the work to end homelessness in the Houston region. For several years, the Coalition has commemorated World Homeless Day and honored those who are critical to the work of The Way Home.

2018 World Homeless Day Awards Reception

The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

5:30 – 6:00 pm – Cocktails and Reception

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Program and Awards

This event is currently sold out! If you have any questions, email Sara Brown at

Parking: Complimentary valet parking will be available at the venue. Guests can also self-park on the street or in nearby parking lots. Click here to view downtown parking information.

Light bites will be provided and each guest will receive two (2) drink tickets. Additional drinks are available via cash only at the bar.

2018 World Homeless Day Award Winners:

The Coalition for the Homeless is pleased to announce the following 2018 World Homeless Day Award winners:

  • Bridge Builder: Houston Food Bank
  • Business of the Year: CORT Furniture
  • Community Advocate of the Year: Brian Gorham, The Beacon
  • Data Champion: Harmony House
  • Harvey Heroes: BNC Equities, Exclusive Furniture, God Fearing Powerhouse, Judwin, Karya Management, Life Startup Essentials, Tarantino, Terry Jackson, Villa Serena Communities
  • Housing Partner of the Year: Houston Apartment Association
  • Media Champion: Houston Chronicle
  • Peg Dudar Client Advocate of the Year: William Queenan, SEARCH Homeless Services
  • Sally Shipman Service Provider Staff, Fort Bend County: Tina Hatcher, Hope Impacts
  • Sally Shipman Service Provider Staff, Harris County: Annie Damon and Lori Stokey, Houston COMPASS
  • Sally Shipman Service Provider Staff, Montgomery County: Mary Alice Heinlein, Tri County Behavioral Healthcare
  • Service Provider of the Year, Fort Bend County: Fort Bend County Women’s Center
  • Service Provider of the Year, Harris County: Harris County Social Services
  • Service Provider of the Year, Montgomery County: Volunteers of America Texas
  • Spirit of Collaboration: The Way Home Navigation Workgroup, which includes the following agencies: AIDS Foundation Houston, Avenue 360, The Beacon, Catholic Charities, Change Happens, Corder Place Apartments, City of Houston Mayor’s Office on Homeless Initiatives, COMPASS, CSH, Harmony House, Harris County Community Services Department, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homeless Outreach Team, Houston Housing Authority, Houston Police Department Homeless Outreach Team, Northwest Assistance Ministries, New Hope Housing, Inc., SEARCH Homeless Services, Star of Hope, Temenos CDC, The Women’s Home, Salvation Army, USVETS, Houston VA