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Stabilize

Page Photo - StabilizeBecause of the challenges that have contributed to homelessness, the lives of these individuals and families are in chaos.Their lack of a steady income and security of a home intensify whatever social, physical, and psychological challenges they face.

Stabilization Services

Stabilization Services provides intensive case management for persons with extra challenges. The problems these individuals face and the public services they utilize cost the community a significant amount of funds in healthcare, judicial processing and more.

Currently, the targeted individuals include:

  • the chronically homeless, individuals with a chronic disability who have been homeless for more than one year, or experienced homelessness four times within the past three years;
  • those with mental illness who are homeless; and
  • persons with chronic conditions are assigned disability specialists that can help obtain social security income.

On-Site Medical and Dental Clinics

Poor health and lack of affordable healthcare are among the top risk factors related to homelessness.

Major barriers to care include:

  • lack of insurance or a Harris County Hospital District Gold Card
  • cost of care
  • lack of transportation
  • long waits for care or appointments

SEARCH collaborates with Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH) to provide on-site medical and dental care. HHH originated from a partnership between SEARCH and Baylor College of Medicine and currently provides homeless individuals with medical care, mental health counseling, dentistry, vision care, podiatry and health education.


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  • Fostering the Joy of Reading at SEARCH’s House of Tiny Treasures

    The Super Bowl Host Committee sponsored a book fair at the House of Tiny Treasures to provide our young students with precious books and to help nurture a love of reading and learning.

  • Hola, Houston KRIV CH 26

    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.