Program areas at Star of Hope Mission
The Star of Hope doris & carloss morris men's development center (mdc) is a 328 bed facility which provides 24/7 emergency shelter and life-recovery programs to homeless men at various stages of self-sufficiency. Men who often have a long history of homelessness and substance abuse are helped to stabilize, overcome dependencies, find employment and move towards a successful and independent life. Due to continued covid considerations the shelter operated under capacity during 2021. Throughout 2021, mdc served 927 men, providing 50,030 nights of lodging and 155,068 meals. In addition, the workforce development team assisted 59 men in finding employment in 2021.
Star of Hope's extended services program provides a wide array of services extending beyond our facilities. With programs to help formerly homeless families and individuals recover after a period of homelessness, an outreach effort to the unsheltered homeless on the street, and a variety of community outreach events and case management, Star of Hope serves an entire spectrum of homeless, near-homeless and formerly homeless through this outreach. There were 8,072 encounters with individuals living on the streets of houston which included distributing 13,783 bottles of water and 6,755 hygiene kits/care packs. Our outreach staff helped 88 homeless individuals obtain permanent supportive housing.
Services provided at the women & family development center at cornerstone community (wfdc) include a medical clinic, a state-licensed daycare and pre-school, a teen program focusing on education and healthy living patterns and transition to college, a computer learning center, work force development and education to help set and achieve employment goals and independent living and referrals and assistance to secure permanent housing. Particular attention is given to providing stability to homeless children, including enrolling them in public schools and providing volunteer tutors to help them regain lost ground. Throughout 2021, wfdc served 658 adults and 469 children, providing 53,248 nights of lodging and 106,707 meals. In addition, the workforce development team assisted 37 individuals in finding employment in 2021.
Star of Hope Mission leases a building to the city of houston. The city operates a sobriety center from that facility and pays monthly rent as well as reimbursement to Star of Hope for certain operating expenses as detailed in the lease agreement.