Altogether, our 16 safe, dignified neighborhood homes house up to 170 men and women. Through participation in our community and our programs, residents work toward stability and, if possible, full independence. Through our transformative residential program, Magnificat Houses helps those struggling with:
Residents share household chores and responsibilities, respect one another’s traditions, celebrate holidays and birthdays together, and participate in day trips.
Each house is monitored by a house leader and assistant house leader, carefully chosen and trained to provide individual support.
Myriam’s Hostel, our no-cost emergency women’s shelter, welcomes up to seven guests for stays from one to three nights. Intake is between 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, no questions asked, until the beds are full. We offer guests a clean dorm bed, a hot shower, clean pajamas, a hot dinner and breakfast. Guests must leave by 7:00 a.m. and must return during intake hours the same day. After completing a three-day stay, guests may return after 30 days, if needed. We encourage women to consider full-time residency in one of our neighborhood women’s homes. Please call (713) 224-1373 for more information.
Our Midtown home offers a three-night stay and the opportunity to apply for longer term residency. Admission is on a first-come, first served basis and beds are limited. Apply in person Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 3209 Austin Street, (713) 529.4231.*
*On the fist Monday of each month, apply between 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Providing all meals and services to women and men enrolled in our Clubhouse programs.
Homes for ex-offenders offer a guided path back into society with varied 30 to 90-day programs for men or women in regular residency. Some permanent Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing is available.
Dismas House (for men) and Duchesne House (for women) serve these populations. All residents must be capable of independent living; no medical staff is in residence.
Most of our 16 houses are located in Midtown (south of downtown Houston). Many are in the neighborhood surrounding Magnificat's intake center at 3209 Austin Street. We also have homes in NE Houston and SE Houston.
Residents can expect:
Some residents stay until their immediate problems lift. Others find meaning and purpose within the community and stay on with us, sometimes for years.