Do You Look the Homeless in the Eyes?

Do You Look the Homeless in the Eyes?

Do 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 money. “Make eye contact and...
From the Street: What a Homeless Man Taught Me and My Dog

From the Street: What a Homeless Man Taught Me and My Dog

Urban living is a new experience for me after living in the Houston suburbs 20+ years. Walking my dog on the streets around my home reveals new things such as bus stops and homeless people. Not that there weren’t homeless people in the suburbs, but my encounters with...

The Empty Chair

The empty chair. It’s a term used in the recovery community that references a relative or friend missing from the dining table during celebrations due to their substance use. In my case, I had a family member who periodically passed out in their chair during family...

Compassion and Recovery

com·pas·sion, noun: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. Merriam-Webster Why does Houston Recovery Center’s logo include two hearts? One reason is compassion. We’ve all seen others struggle. Sometimes we ignore...