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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, Br. Allen A. White, OSF, was appointed Executive Director of Hope Center Houston on September 7, 2021. He succeeds Dr. Robert Butler who recently retired following 5 years of distinguished and dedicated service to Hope Center Houston and our community.


In addition to more than 25 years of ministry and executive management experience as an ordained minister, human resources director, and non-profit program director, Brother Allen has served HCH full-time since 2017: first as a volunteer, then chaplain, and most recently a member of the board of directors. A Franciscan friar with the Order of Saint Francis, he is also a staff member in the pastoral care department at Saint Dunstan’s Episcopal Church.


Please join us in welcoming Brother Allen as our lead advocate for the homeless as Executive Director of Hope Center Houston

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

Andrew Johnson*, President

Paul Kent, Vice-President

Virginia Blake*, Treasurer

Stephanie Howlett, Secretary

Julio Cisneros

Larry Leavell

Robert Lunde

Pat McGuirk

Rich Rogers

Jennie Stephens

Anais Watsky

Joe Wilson

Bro. Allen White, OSF, Executive Director


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