Ending Homelessness

Meet Mr. Q

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Mr. Q had been homeless for 13 years after being released from prison in 2004. Most often, he slept on the street downtown near The Beacon, rarely accessing shelter. He began working with Otha and Fernando at Avenue 360 Health & Wellness about four years ago, but getting into housing was still a struggle, in […]

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Meet Mr. Phillips

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Until Wednesday, Mr. Phillips had been homeless for 10 years, mostly living on the streets in Spring, TX. All of that changed when he moved into his new home at New Hope Housing‘s Sakowitz property.

Ending Homelessness

Checking In: Where Are We on Ending Chronic Homelessness?

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A Recap: In March, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced his continued support for The Way Home, the collaborative model to prevent and end homelessness in our area. The Mayor outlined steps the city would take to support The Way Home, including a push to house 500 chronically homeless individuals by September through increased outreach, Housing […]

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More than a Dream: Willie’s Success Story

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“Today is a blessed day,” Willie said as he climbed into the Star of Hope van. It was move-in day for him after six years of homelessness, most of them spent on the street. Willie had left his bag containing important paperwork at the shelter – it was evident the reality of what was happening […]

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You’re Invited: Come and See Our Successes

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Written by Cynthia Brannon, Executive Director Houston COMPASS, Inc. (COMPASS) During a recent meeting about the current efforts to end homelessness in Houston, someone remarked, “People only see the problems. They don’t see the successes.” That made sense to me, because how could the average observer see anything but the problems? There isn’t an intersection […]

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The Way Home Partners Featured on National Blog

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June 1, 2017 The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has featured The Way Home on its blog with two posts guest-authored by Houston-area service provider staff members. Senior Research Project Manager Ana Rausch wrote a blog post titled “Coordinating Your Way Home in Houston,” about the creation and implementation of Coordinated Access. Ana […]