Homeless in Houston
SOCIAL JUSTICE & ADVOCACY
With a desire to be “the hands and feet of Christ” in whatever way I am able, I Corinthians 12:12-27 and on behalf of Nexus Prayer, I am blessed to be able to pray, volunteer, and financially support a few select ministries and organizations who have dedicated themselves to helping “the least of these” Matthew 25:35-40 – those most effected in our communities by the social injustices of our modern world. The 1960 Hope Center is one such organization ….
The 1960 Hope Center located in Northwest Houston, is dedicated to restoring the God-given dignity of our brothers and sisters who are homeless. At the center they find a welcoming atmosphere where they can relax and hang out. The facility offers shelter from inclement weather, clean restrooms, hot showers, a laundry, lunch and other necessities Beyond the temporary basic needs, there are also mental health providers, support groups, and life coaches to support the men and women on their path out of homelessness.
The 1960 corridor, now known as the Cypress Creek Parkway, has become a major center for the homeless in Houston with an estimated 1,000+ people living on the streets between I-45 and Hwy 249. They have tent cities in many wooded areas. On rainy nights they huddle in doorways in an attempt to stay dry. During the day some work, some panhandle, and others search for food. These are people like us; this could be any of us. A major medical bill, the loss of a job, a divorce or mental illness could put many of us on the streets.
“For His sake, I am but one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do. What I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do. Lord, what will you have me do?” – DOK Motto: Attributed to Edward Everett Hale.