MHI Emergency Response to Covid-19

At this time for the protection of our guests and staff we have initiated our infectious disease/Covid-19 response plan. Magnificat Houses is taking these steps to protect the health and safety of our staff and those we serve.

As of 3/18/2020 our admissions and business units are closed and our staff will be working remotely while self-quarantining. Our thrift stores will also be closed at this time.

Loaves and fishes is temporary halting service due to inability to staff the location with volunteers. We have had large numbers of volunteer groups cancel their reservations as a result of the situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and do not have the staff to support the daily work load.

St Joseph Clubhouse is also suspending daily operations.

All Guests currently in our temporary emergency housing program will be allowed to remain in our program during this quarantine.

All scheduled group meetings, Mass services, AA meetings, and community events are canceled at this time.

Our closure and self-quarantine protocols will remain in effect for two weeks (until April 3rd) and at that time we will reassess the situation and make a decision based on the conditions and keep everyone informed as we move into April.

Please keep us and our guests in your prayers.

Shane M. Maberry
Director of Operations

Magnificat Houses

Since 1968, Magnificat Houses (MHI) has offered an alternative to the streets, providing shelter, meals, community and guidance toward a brighter future.


284,000 meals served annually


Emergency and permanent support

Mental Health & Wellness

Supporting mind and body

Training for Employment

Ultimate empowerment


Friendly, supportive environment


Personal and healing

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Magnificat Houses, Inc.
3209 Austin St., Houston, Texas 77004
P.O. Box 8486, Houston, Texas 77288
Phone: 713.529.4231