Who we are
Now in its 23rd year, the 70-bed Residence has evolved into Houston’s premier damp/dry residential facility, providing transitional supportive housing to homeless working men with disabilities— men who are gainfully employed and integrated into the Houston community— men who have a history of alcohol or substance abuse.
Target population at the Respite Center is the homeless Houston/Harris County man released from the hospital with an acute physical injury or serious medical illness, including tuberculosis. HHRC partners with the Harris County Hospital District and Houston Department of Health and Human Services Tuberculosis (TB) Control Division, providing 3 to 12 months of housing, treatment and supportive services to homeless men recovering from injury or illness. Supported by a full-time nurse practitioner, HHRC patients enjoy an on-site medical clinic and pharmacy, hospital accommodations, catered meals, transportation to medical appointments, and a staff of professionals trained to oversee physician prescribed medication and treatment. The Respite Center provides a clean, dignified, and nurturing environment for patient healing, coordinating in-house resources with those available from community agencies.