Harmony House was founded in 1992 by a group of concerned social service, medical and business professionals dedicated to addressing the housing and health care needs of Houston’s escalating homeless population. Incorporated as Harmony House Interdenominational Church, a 501(C) 3 in 1993, the founding fathers envisioned a self-supporting social service agency nurtured by a network of community interfaith churches. Experience gained at the agency’s first project, Harmony House Residence , convinced the board that the organization functioned more effectively as a community service agency rather than as a non-membership church. In 1998, the board amended the 501(C) 3, renamed the agency Harmony House, Inc., and adopted the organization’s goal: to provide the supportive services, tools and training to homeless persons who are ready to make the transition from homelessness to permanent housing, self-sufficiency, and independence.
The mission of Harmony House, Inc. is to provide permanent and transitional housing for homeless persons in a supportive, drug-and alcohol-free community; to provide primary health and respite care for homeless persons who are too sick to be on the streets but not sick enough to be in a hospital.