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Loaves & Fishes Houston Women's Shelter and Housing

2009 Congress
Houston, TX
(713) 520-0461

Class of Housing: women's shelter and transitional housing for women.

General Information:

Provides a women's shelter and transitional housing for women.

Emergency Women's Center: Miryam's Hostel
Women who live on the street have special needs not always addressed by agencies. We offer a clean, secure dormitory bed for up to four nights, a hot bath, clean pajamas, and breakfast. We do not need her explanation for being on the street-we just care about her safety and well-being. Women needing this temporary service are also eligible to apply for residency in one of our regular women's houses.


Loaves & Fishes
the soup kitchen at
2009 Congress Street
(at corner of Chartres)
INTAKE  3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
First come, first served!
Please note:   Our 8 beds fill up quickly,           so don't be late!

Website: http://www.magnificathousesinc.org/Loaves_And_Fishes.html

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Helpful Definitions For Loaves & Fishes Houston Women's Shelter and Housing:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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