A Sense of Community Comes to the Table (July 7, 2019): Connecting over a meal proves powerful for those transitioning from homelessness and interfaith volunteers.
SEARCH Marks 30 Years of Serving Houston’s Homeless (April 19, 2019): As SEARCH Homeless Services celebrated 30 years of serving the Houston community, hundreds gathered at the Annual Luncheon.
Free suits help men look sharp for job interviews (July 10, 2012): Career Gear, is a nonprofit organization in Houston that dresses men in business suits before they go on job interviews. The men are referred through social-service agencies such as Goodwill, SEARCH and SER-Jobs for Progress.
Decline in Homelessness Spurs Efforts to Build Long-term Housing (May 7, 2012): SEARCH client, Edwin Dansby, says he probably would still be on the streets if there hadn’t been an opening at the permanent supporting apartment complex.
Preschool Proves Itself to Homeless Mom (March 24, 2012): This piece focuses on one of our former clients and a current Board member/client representative, Wendi Hay, and our efforts to expand SEARCH’s House of Tiny Treasures.
A Story from Nation’s ‘most diverse’ Metro Area (March 23, 2012): This piece examines the diversity of Houston and focuses on Thao Costis, SEARCH Homeless Services President/CEO.
Help for the homeless (March 8, 2011): This response editorial piece submits that retaining the Homeless Housing and Services Program is both fiscally and morally responsible.
Innovative programs for the homeless pay dividends (March 4, 2011): State Representative Sylvester Turner and State Senator John Whitmire examine the benefits of homeless services on the community and taxpayers.
Sisters of the Street (October 24, 2010): Everyone who experiences homelessness is vulnerable. They have few means to protect themselves from the elements or from people who prey on the weak. The Houston Chronicle featured this story about three women who’d had families and careers, but suffered from mental illness and its complexities that lead to or exacerbate homelessness. Their violent deaths raise the sense of urgency for more resources and aid to help the most vulnerable in our community. We honor their lives and will not forget their struggles.
Poor child care appears to have long-term effects (May 14, 2010): Low-quality care in the first few years of life can have a small but long-lasting impact on a child’s learning and behavior, according to new results from the largest, most authoritative assessment of child rearing in the United States.
Study: Rent units better for homeless (March 25, 2010): When helping first-time homeless, it’s cheaper for some communities to house individuals and families in rental apartments than in emergency shelters or transitional housing, according to a federal study released Thursday. In Houston, for example, it cost almost $1,400 a month to place a family in an emergency shelter compared with the cost of $743 month to place them in a two-bedroom apartment.
HomeAid adds care projects to assist homeless (October 28, 2009): HomeAid identifies various homeless-care providers throughout the area who need additional accommodations and connects them with GHBA members who donate labor and materials to help build this needed housing.Examples of HomeAid Care projects include the Krause Children’s Center in west Houston that resulted in improvements valued at $26,000, and SEARCH’s Houston of Tiny Treasures with improvements valued at $32,000.