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The Empty Chair

By Vicki Powers “There’s an empty chair in our house, and I’m not sure what to do with it…” While many families gather over the holidays to celebrate together, others have a stark and obvious void at the table – an empty chair. This chair symbolizes those who can’t be...

Looking Into the Eyes of Homeless

Looking Into the Eyes of Homeless

by Suzanne JarvisIt’s Thursday morning and time for street outreach**. We’re designing a program that creates focused pathways off the street for the homeless based on what matters most to them.  It’s just the beginning.We meet Martha. Emaciated, she's sitting...

Do You Look the Homeless in the Eyes?

Do You Look the Homeless in the Eyes?

by Vicki PowersDo you make eye contact with the homeless who stand near your car window? It might make you feel uncomfortable if you’re not offering assistance, but Rev. Michael Gott, Unity Church of Houston, suggests it as a better option to donating...

Six Years of Impact

Six Years of Impact

Houston Recovery Center opened its doors April 13, 2013, at its ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Annise Parker. The nonprofit’s focus was helping the city reduce the number of public intoxicated people in jail by providing a safe place for these individuals to...

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