Standing out like Easter eggs in a nest of the boarded-up buildings and abandoned homes that crowd Houston’s Lombardy Street are three pastel-purple houses that provide hope for homeless families struggling to get by.
Houston’s landscape is always evolving and we’ve compiled five projects underway that will shape our city’s future.
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By Cindy Holloway
Being so grateful for all that God has given me, I have always had a heart for those Jesus identified in Matthew 25:33-40 as the least of these brothers: those in need of food, clothing, companionship, and compassion. Back in 2009, having just completed a board position with one of our local mission partners, I was looking for a new place to serve. Although I didn’t know it at the time, Gilly Brooks, who’d relocated to Houston from Perth, Australia, had felt “a heavenly nudge” to reach out to the homeless population in her new city. So when MDPC’s Outreach Ministries posted an article asking for volunteers to work with their long-time mission partner SEARCH Homeless Services, we both recognized it as the opportunity the Lord was providing for us.
Grandparents, make a huge impact on the lives of grandchildren. Through hands on experiences, meaningful conversation or by just hanging out together, you pass on your own values and learn about those coveted by the next generation. These interactions ensure your legacy lives on. Continue reading
Since 2003, NCHV has sought out successful, innovative Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) practices in providing employment services to homeless veterans. SEARCH is one of the top 20 profiles listed.
Homelessness is a big issue in the houston area any time of year, but particularly this time of the season when temperatures can drop to or below freezing, but what can we do to address the problem. One organization called “SEARCH Homeless Services ” is taking a very unique approach here to tell us more about that we have the Executive Director Thao Costis.
A recent article in the Houston Chronicle reported that 3.6 million Texas residents are now living off food stamps. Data from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) shows that 40% of the population in some Texas counties and 12% in the Houston area depends on the food stamps program.
2505 Fannin is more than a building at the corner of McGowen and San Jacinto. It’s the mailing address for thousands of SEARCH clients past and present. Each week, SEARCH receives around 3,000 pieces of mail for our clients. Organizing this quantity of mail requires the handiwork of a professional. Accurately sorting and managing mail, especially documents like Social Security or Disability benefits, a Texas driver’s license or even a holiday letter from a family member is critical to our clients.