12 Ways Star of Hope Houston Can Help You Become Self-Sufficient In 18 Months
Whether you are a case manager or client seeking help to “get back on your feet” Star of Hope Houston shelters are good places to look.
Not only do they offer shelter, but lots of other “in-house” supportive services.
In this post, I’m going to share 12 ways Star of Hope can potentially help you toward self-sufficiency in less than 18 months.
Let’s dive in.
12 Ways Star of Hope Houston Can Help You Become Self-Sufficient In 18 Months
Below are 12 different ways that the Star of Hope shelter helps individuals in need. For questions about any of this you can contact:
- Men’s Shelter – 713.748.0700
- Women + Family Shelter – 713.222.2220
1. Star of Hope Men’s Shelter
Shelter is the most important form of help that Star of Hope can offer. If you are a man seeking shelter the Men’s Development Center near Minute Maid Park is where you want to go.
The men’s shelter operates on a first-come, first-serve basis and they hold intakes twice a day. The morning intake is from 8 am to 11 am and the afternoon intake begins at 1 pm and ends at 3 pm. If there is extreme weather (flooding, cold weather) Star of Hope can accommodate 100 extra clients.
Star of Hope Houston offers the following services:
- Chapel Services (3 times per day)
- Referrals to community resources
- Computer learning center
- Van outreach
- And more
The Star of Hope men’s shelter is located at 1811 Ruiz St, Houston, TX 77002. You can call them at 713.227.8900.
2. Star of Hope Family Shelter (Families and single women)
This Star of Hope shelter offers a safe place to stay for single women and families. A family can consist of a couple and their kids or a single man/woman with children.
The family shelter can help up to 130 families and 160 single women. Families are allowed to stay here for up to 18 months.
The intake process takes place in person at the shelter Monday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm. You can also complete an “intake request” online.
Services offered at Star of Hope Family shelter include:
- 30 days to 18 months shelter
- Case management
- Workforce development and education
- Substance abuse recovery program
- Bible study and chapel services
- Children’s program, child care, preschool, after-school activities, homework assistance
- Teen program to help transition to college
The shelter is located near the intersection of Reed Road and 288. The address is 2575 Reed Rd, Houston, TX 77051. For more information visit their website or call 713.222.2220.
3. New Haven Program
This program helps men/women diagnosed with mental illness or co-occurring disorders (mental illness + substance abuse) find placement in permanent housing.
In addition, the program also helps by providing peer support, classes to effectively manage mental illness/substance abuse, life skills classes and access to social activities. To learn more about New Haven visit the Star of Hope website.
4. New Horizons
Star of Hope New Horizons Program helps clients transition from transitional living to self-sufficiency.
Clients in this program are offered rental and daycare subsidies for 18 months. In addition to subsidies, New Horizons offers sobriety support, financial counseling, a budgeting course, and Biblical counseling.
The qualifications for this program include:
One year of sobriety, the same job for at least 3 months, living at Star of Hope for at least 10 months, and a referral from Star of Hope case manager.
For more information about New Horizons visit the Star of Hope Houston website.
5. Spiritual Recovery Program
This 6-month Christ-centered initiative helps clients strengthen their relationship with God, learn to manage addiction, develop life/career skills and connect them to long-term housing via the Transitional Living Center.
6. Workforce Development Program
Providing a temporary, safe place to stay is Star of Hope’s primary focus, but they also want to help clients reach self-sufficiency. One way they do this is with the Workforce Development Program.
Something unique about this program is its goal to connect you to middle-skilled jobs that can help your family long term. In the meantime, while you develop your skills, the program director also has connections to local employers who can get you to work fast.
This program prepares you for work by providing you with job training and educational opportunities.
For more information about this program, you can call 713.440.5448.
7. Men At Work Program
Star of Hope Houston clients seeking to build marketable skills for work are encouraged to consider the Men at Work Program.
The program is broken up into two different 90-day phases. In the first phase, the client’s main priority is to simply ready himself for work. The emphasis is Bible study, coursework and relapse prevention.
In the second phase, the client is working and receiving further guidance from his Star of Hope caseworker to ensure he continues to succeed.
Star of Hope’s Men In Training (M.I.T.) program gives clients the skills they need to work in warehouse operations, culinary arts or gardening.
8. Veterans In Program (V.I.P)
Those who have served in the military have access to the Veterans In Progress (V.I.P.) Program. VIP is a 90-day program that helps veterans connect with the VA Hospital for wellness care, obtain benefits and employment.
9. Genesis (young adults 18 -24)
The Star of Hope Genesis Program focuses on young adults 18-24 who are aging out of foster care.
This 1-year program helps individuals with basic life skills like money management and also helps to strengthen you spiritually and emotionally.
Here are the requirements for the Genesis Program:
- Single with no children
- Not pregnant
- 18-24 years
- No current drug use issues
- Willing to obtain GED
- Attend mandatory classes
- Work full-time
You can get more information on this program by calling 713.748.7242.
10. New Life for New Mothers (homeless pregnant women 18 – 24)
New Life for New Mothers provides help to homeless pregnant women between the age of 18 and 24.
This program offers various forms of help, but the primary offerings are:
- Shelter, food, clothing
- Life skills and parenting classes
- Christ-centered counseling and support
- Help to gain and maintain employment
For more information on the New Life for New Mothers Program, you can call 713.440.5350.
11. New Journey Class (Star of Hope Houston + Hogg Foundation)
Star of Hope Houston is partnered with the Hogg Foundation to offer various seminars.
These seminars about everything from like skills, relationships, and spirituality are meant to help individuals age 14 to 24.
Below are specific seminars to be offered through New Journey:
- 5 step for spiritual growth
- College Day
- Developing a positive self-image
- Finances 101 for teens
- Victim to Creator: A shift in identity
- Rebuilding broken relationships with parents and caregivers
- Much more
These classes are held at Star of Hope’s Family shelter located at 2575 Reed Rd, Houston, TX 77051. Call them at 713.440.5350 for more information.
12. Stars of 2morrow
This program focuses on the teens in the Star of Hope shelter. The goal is to ensure they are ready for adulthood.
Stars of 2morrow provides the following:
- Tours to local colleges
- Helps them address life challenges, even those with family members
- Advocacy for teens in their school
- Emotional and spiritual support
Teens housed at the Star of Hope Family shelter at Reed Road can take advantage of this program.
No one wants to live at a shelter if given the choice but for some, it’s the very best option.
Shelters like Star of Hope Houston can offer you basic needs like food, counseling, education and job training; all things that you will need if you have a goal of becoming self-sufficient one day.
The reason these “in-house” supportive services are important is they save you time.
Seeking food, employment, and counseling could take up your whole day. Instead of spending your time and money ripping and running all over the city, let those resources come to you. Star of Hope offers similar resources and more.
If you would like to get into a Star of Hope Houston shelter remember:
- The men’s shelter is located downtown at 1811 Ruiz St, Houston TX 77002.
- The single women and family shelter is on 2575 Reed Rd, Houston, TX 77051.
Should you need even more options for shelters see our guide titled Ultimate Guide To Shelters In Houston.
Nick Bryant is the author of Understanding Healthcare Is Half The Battle and a Senior Counselor with 13+ years of experience working in community health and mental health. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching WWE on Friday nights, and working toward a Google Data Analytics certification. If you have additional questions about community resources or government assistance programs, simply leave a comment below and he will follow up as soon as possible.