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Hope Center Houston is a faith-based nonprofit, offering a safe space and caring community, while providing resources for men and women experiencing homelessness.

We nurture the body with breakfast, lunch, laundry, showers, and clothing, while assisting with

medical and mental health needs.

We offer life-skills classes, counseling, AA, and referrals to support efforts to transition off of the streets.

We offer prayer, Bible study, and chapel to encourage and support spiritual needs.

Services include a medical clinic, county health services, mail service, Wifi and computer access, allowing guests to conduct job searches and connect with family. 

                                      We are located at 821 Peakwood, Houston, Texas 77090.                                                         Our regular hours of operation are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

Our phone number is 832-965-5511.  Our email address is

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Executive Director, Br. Allen A. White, OSF


A native Houstonian, Allen White was appointed the Executive Director of Hope Center Houston and lead advocate serving our homeless friends on September 7, 2021.


With more than 25 years of ministry and executive management experience as an ordained minister, human resources director, and non-profit program director, Allen has served HCH full-time since 2017: first as a volunteer, then chaplain, board member, and currently as executive director.


A professed Franciscan friar with the Order of Saint Francis, Brother Allen is also the Director of the Saint Francis of Assisi Research Library and Spirituality Center, as well as a staff member at Saint Dunstan’s Episcopal Church where he assists the clergy and serves the congregation in weekly worship services.

We believe all men and women deserve, at minimum, basic human services.  We provide opportunities for our homeless guests to embrace who they are,
define their future, and change their world.

Our Mission

Hope Center Houston is a faith-based agency offering a safe place and caring community for our homeless brothers and sisters; restoring their dignity, providing their basic needs, and offering encouragement and help to transition out of homelessness.

Our Mission


Reach for the Stars

In 2015, members of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church became aware of the growing number of people experiencing homelessness in our area. Forming a task force, they created a 501(c)(3) corporation, found a strip center location and began a homeless ministry.                     1960 Hope Center opened its doors on August 29, 2016.

The ministry quickly grew with support from more than 20 churches. Initially, hospitality was our focus, providing “Dignity Through Hospitality.” As the ministry matured, we increased our services, focusing on life development support, including life-skills classes,  support groups, one-on–one mentoring and spiritual support. "Compassion, Commitment and Change" is our focus. 

More than 3,000 unique homeless individuals were served in the first three years of the Center. Several hundred made significant strides in overcoming addictions, acquiring jobs and finding affordable housing. In August 2019, we became Hope Center Houston and acquired a new facility, allowing us to provide additional services and opportunities for supporting agencies to come alongside our mission.

Board of Directors

Debbie Johnson*, President

Joe Wilson, Vice-President

Dr. Frances Stetson, Vice-President

Virginia Blake*, Treasurer
Anais Watsky
John Basel

Jennie Stephens

Julio Cisneros
Larry Leavell

Paul Kent

Robert Lunde

Rev. Trish Woodruff

Br. Allen White, OSF, Executive Director


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