By offering emergency, transitional, permanent and clubhouse housing options, Magnificat is able to extend a place to call home to up to 170 men and women who might otherwise be homeless.
“Adopting” a house means making a personal or organizational commitment to serve that home and community by offering your time, your talent, and your financial support.
Why do we need your help? Most of our structures were affordable because they were older and in need of serious repairs, which we performed with volunteers. But ongoing funding for maintenance and repairs, appliance upgrades, and needed capital improvements is a challenge. (Hurricane Harvey didn’t help.) We need financial assistance with home upkeep so we can continue our level of essential services to Houston’s forgotten with such programs as employment services, jobs skills training, rehab programs, mental health programs, and so much more.
Can your group go a step farther? Our residents need to feel, and be, a part of the larger Houston community. That’s where your group’s time and talent comes in: building personal relationships while doing hands-on repairs, creating a garden, hosting a monthly party, teaching a skill — the possibilities are endless. Your committee decides. Families are welcome.
How can Adopt-A-House benefit your organization? Participants are enriched by becoming a part of something larger: serving those who need it most. Organizations benefit by modeling civic responsibility and compassion — a Houston value!
Contact John Boyles, Executive Director