Homeless Shelters For Men In Houston
In this guide I offer you a listing of men’s homeless shelters in Houston.
The shelters in this guide only house men, although if you need more options please refer to our Ultimate Guide To Finding Homeless Shelters In Houston.
Homeless Shelters For Men In Houston (map)
Below you will find a map of each mens Houston homeless shelter. Be sure to click each map plot to learn more about the hours of operation.
Magnificat Houses Men’s Shelter
Magnificat Houses offers a number of housing options. This particular location on Caroline Street is a men’s shelter.
The men’s shelter offers a three-night stay although you can apply for a longer stay. If you are interested in long-term residency or the other housing programs offered simply visit their website.
What is the intake process?
There is a first-come, first-serve admission process because beds are limited. You must arrive at this location before 3 pm to go through the intake process.
Where is the location?
The men’s shelter is located at 3300 Caroline St Houston, TX 77004. Call them at 713.520.0461.
Salvation Army-Red Shield Lodge
Salvation Army is another option for homeless shelters in Houston. This location is a men’s shelter.
How does intake work?
If you are a first-time resident you must arrive at the Salvation Army by 2 pm to complete intake. If you are a returning resident you must arrive back by 4:30 pm.
You must show a state-issued ID.
Is there are a cost to stay here?
The first 8 nights is free although there is a $10 charge per night after that.
What services are offered here?
At this Salvation Army site, there are three different programs; Harbor Light Center, Red Shield Lodge and Veterans Treatment Program
Harbor Light Center provides long-term drug and alcohol recovery program.
The Red Shield Lodge is an emergency homeless shelter. Meals, access to showers and a safe place to sleep is offered to its residents. Those with substance abuse problems staying at the Red Shield Lodge have the opportunity to enroll in the Recovery Program.
To gain access to the Veterans Residental Treatment Program you must be referred by the VA. This program provides shelter to homeless veterans.
What is the location?
Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center is located in Houston’s Near Northside neighborhood. The shelter is less than 10 feet from a Metro Light Rail stop.
The address to the shelter is 2407 N. Main St, Houston, TX 77009. For questions regarding any of the services provided here call 713.224.2875.
Star of Hope Men’s Shelter
This Star of Hope is another one of our homeless shelters for men in Houston. This is a men’s shelter only and it is located in downtown.
What is the intake process at Star of Hope Men’s Shelter?
Like many shelters, Star of Hope operates on a first-come, first-serve basis.
They accept intake twice a day. The morning intake is from 8 am to 11 am and the afternoon intake begins at 1 pm and ends at 3 pm. If there is extreme weather (flooding, cold weather) Star of Hope can accommodate 100 extra clients.
What services are provided here?
Here is a listing of general services provided:
- Food (3 times a day)
- Chapel Services (3 times a day)
- Prayer and counseling
- Referrals to community resources
- Van Outreach
- Christian Library
- Looper Career Education and Development Center
- Computer Learning Center
Star of Hope also offers many intensive programs like the following:
The Men At Work Program helps clients to build marketable skills for work and then find gainful employment.
The program is broken up into two different 90-day phases. In the first phase, the client’s main priority is to simply ready himself for work. The emphasis is Bible study, coursework and relapse prevention.
In the second phase, the client is working and receiving further guidance from his Star of Hope caseworker to ensure he continues to succeed.
Star of Hope’s Men In Training (M.I.T.) program gives clients the skills they need to work in warehouse operations, culinary arts or gardening.
Those who have served in the military have access to the Veterans In Progress (V.I.P.) Program. VIP is a 90-day program that helps veterans connect with the VA Hospital for wellness care, obtain benefits and employment.
New Have Program helps men/women diagnosed with mental illness or co-occurring disorders (mental illness + substance abuse) find placement in permanent housing. In addition, the program also helps by providing peer support, classes to effectively manage mental illness/substance abuse, life skills classes and access to social activities. To learn more about New Haven visit the Star of Hope website.
New Horizons helps clients transition from transitional living to self-sufficiency. Clients in this program are offered rental and day care subsidies for 18 months. In addition to subsidies, New Horizons offers sobriety support, financial counseling, a budgeting course and Biblical counseling.
The qualifications for this program include:
One year of sobriety, the same job for at least 3 months, living at Star of Hope for at least 10 months, and a referral from Star of Hope case manager.
For more information about New Horizons visit the Star of Hope website.
Spiritual Recovery Program is a 6-month Christ-centered initiative that helps clients strengthen their relationship with God, learn to manage addiction, develop life/career skills and connect them to long-term housing via the Transitional Living Center.
Where is the location of Star of Hope?
The shelter is located in downtown Houston, blocks from Minute Maid Park. The address is 1811 Ruiz St, Houston, TX 77002.
For more information about Star of Hope visit their website or call them at 713.227.8900.
Open Door Mission
Open Door Mission is another one of our homeless shelters for men in Houston. This is a men’s homeless shelter for individuals with substance abuse problems.
What is the intake process at Open Door Mission?
Open Door Mission offers two programs which offer an intake process. Those programs are Doorway Recovery Center and Convalescent Care Center.
Doorway Recovery Center
Doorway Recover Center (DRC) is a program that provides homeless men with a place to stay and help with substance abuse.
The DRC only accepts walk-in appointments, Monday – Wednesday from 6 am to 10 am.
You are encouraged to call intake at 713.921.7520 ext 242 prior to visiting Open Door Mission.
- 18 and older
- History of substance abuse
- Complete intake
- Tobacco-free, non-smoking campus. Cigarettes, matches or lighters are not allowed
- An ID
- Be willing to perform on campus job assignment
- 30 day supply of medications
- If on probation/parole, you must have a letter from your P.O. acknowledging that they are aware that you are at Open Door Mission
- Active (untreated) communicable disease
- Unable to perform self-care
- Active felony warrants
- High-risk psychiatric medications, and opioid maintenance.
- Serious untreated psychiatric diagnosis
- Severe cognitive deficits/dementia
- Recent evidence of uncontrolled violent behavior
- Registered sex offender
- Individuals previously restricted by Open Door Mission
Convalescent Care Center
Convalescent Care Center is a program that provides homeless men who are recently released from the hospital with a safe, secure place to stay and recover from their illness.
At the moment Open Door Mission is not accepting applications into their Convalescent Care Center. Despite this, I’ll provide you with information regarding their program.
- Complete the Referral Form (A complete referral form can prevent delays in the referral process)
- FAX the referral form + H&P + Progress Notes from a physician, OT, PT, and specialty consults.
- Contact Social Services regarding the referral at least 48 business hours in advance of anticipated discharge (Messages will be returned within one business day)
- Requests for admissions should be made during regular business hours – Mon-Fri, 8 am to 5 pm
- Patients admitted must arrive at the facility no later than 1:00 pm Monday-Wednesday.
Convalescent Eligibility Requirements
- Homeless males (18 years and older)
- Short-term (<180 days) convalescing medical conditions
- Self-care (includes ADLs, injections, & management of bodily functions)
- Independent in mobility
- Ability to establish personal identification
- Tobacco-free, non-smoking campus. No tobacco of any kind, matches or lighters.
Ineligible Applicants for the Convalescent Care Center
- Active (untreated) infectious disease
- Active (untreated) psychiatric illness
- Moderate to severe mental retardation
- Cognitive deficits / dementia
- Recent evidence of uncontrolled or violent behavior
- Registered sex offenders
- Individuals prohibited from a return to Open Door Mission
- End of life / Hospice patients
For more information about the Convalescent Care Center call Open Door Mission at 713.921.7520.
Where is Open Door Mission located?
Open Door is Mission is in the East End neighborhood, located less than 10 feet from a Metro Light Rail station. The address is 5803 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011.
For more information visit their website or call them at 713.921.7520.
Salvation Army – Conroe
This Salvation Army shelter offers a safe place to stay for men and women.
How does intake work at Salvation Army Conroe?
Contact the shelter at 936.760.2440 for more information.
What services are offered here at Salvation Army?
Short-term financial assistance and social activities are available for low-income families and the elderly. Educational, recreational, and spiritual mentoring programs are provided for youth.
Where is the shelter located?
The shelter is located in Conroe. The address is 304 Ave E, Conroe, TX 77301.
For more information visit their website or call them at 936.760.2440.
Modest Family Health Care offers shelter to both single homeless men and women who have a mental illness.
The length of stay depends on your circumstance. Those working or seeking employment have a greater chance to stay at the shelter longer.
What is the intake process?
Contact Modest Family at 713.733.2458.
Where is the shelter located?
Modest Family shelter is located at 1008 Danube St, Houston, TX 77051. Call them at 713.733.2458.
Alternatives To These Mens Shelters
- Do you need more options for shelter? See our Houston Homeless Shelters article.
- Do you work part-time or receive SSI? Consider our guide on Houston Rooming Houses.
- Are your receiving SSI, but need help caring for yourself? If this is true, see our article on Personal Care Homes in Houston.
- Are you interested in applying for housing? Refer to our Houston Housing section.
- Were you approved for section 8? Checkout our Section 8 Housing listings.
- Do you work full-time? Use our Houston Apartment Finders guide.
As you can see our homeless shelters for men in Houston provide more than just a place to sleep and meals. Many shelters provide assistance (Rapid ReHousing Program) connecting to long-term housing for any man willing to follow the shelter’s rules.
Contact one of the shelters above today if you need a place to stay or helping getting back on your feet.
Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 10 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans and creating easy to understand community resources on his site HoustonCaseManagers.com. To become a more saucy social worker, hop on his free email list and receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.