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Page Photo - HistorySEARCH was founded in 1989 by a group of concerned citizens and volunteers in response to the growing number of men, women, and children living on the streets of Houston. Initially, the organization served as a day shelter offering meals, showers, and laundry service.

Today, SEARCH has become the region’s leading agency in helping people move from the streets into jobs and safe, stable housing and break free from the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

Our efforts now go beyond meeting basic needs to ensuring that our clients obtain permanent housing, increase their income, and live a more healthful life. We place our clients in a stable home and then provide extensive case management and wrap-around services to help them stabilize their lives in order to remain housed.

In 1992, SEARCH opened our preschool, the House of Tiny Treasures, in response to the need for our adult clients to have a safe, nurturing environment for their children while they were looking for a job or going back to school. What began as a traditional day care has evolved into a nationally accredited early childhood education center dedicated to serving children and families who are homeless or living in deep poverty.

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Your involvement and support are critical to SEARCH’s success. Please join our mission of providing hope, creating opportunity, and transforming lives by donating today.

Thank you for being part of SEARCH’s mission and for helping us realize our vision of a Houston without homelessness.


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To ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and those we serve, SEARCH will be operating remotely and continuing to serve our clients. All events and volunteer activities have been canceled at this time. We can accept COVID-19 related in-kind items listed on the in-kind donation page by appointment only. Monetary donations will also be gratefully accepted.

If you are homeless and in need of assistance, please call our main line at 713-739-7752 or dial 211. 

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