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Emergency shelter and housing

Rebuilding lives in a stable family atmosphere where guests live, work and play together

Our safe, dignified neighborhood homes are currently accommodating over 100 men and women in our emergency and our supportive housing (shared apartments or single room occupancy). Through our transformational residential programs Magnificat helps those struggling with:

  • Poverty
  • Chronic homelessness
  • Addictions
  • Reentry after incarceration
  • Mental Illness

We provide:

  • Emergency shelter for 1 to up to 90 nights
  • Supportive homes: shared, single room occupancy or apartment

Guests 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/or assistant house leader, carefully chosen and trained to provide individual support.

Emergency shelter for the homeless

We offer a 14-30 day stay and the opportunity to apply for longer term shelter. Intake interviews are in-person by appointment, with limited walk-in availability, at 1410 Elgin St., Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and beds are limited. Call (713) 529-4231, ext. 1 to request an appointment.

Homes for those living with mental health challenges

Providing all meals and services to women and men enrolled in our Clubhouse programs.

Homes for ex-offenders

Homes for ex-offenders offer a guided path back into society with varied 30 to 90-day programs for men or women. Some Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing is available.

Where are our homes?

Most of our houses are located in Midtown (south of downtown Houston). Many are in the neighborhood surrounding Magnificat's intake center at 1410 Elgin Street. We also have homes just north of Downtown Houston and in SE Houston.

What can guests expect?

Guests can expect:

  • Shared rooms with twin beds
  • Home-cooked meals, served family style
  • Clothing suitable for work and play
  • On-campus jobs, skills training
  • Job search assistance, including employment opportunities with Houston business partners
  • Health assessment, flu shots, help finding doctors and dentists
  • Employment training, recovery programs, and special events in the community
  • Bus passes for essential transportation of our guests
  • Loving, non-judgmental mental health support through our Clubhouse program, and rehabilitation support through AA
  • The opportunity to share their special skills and talents with the community

How long is a residency?

Some guests stay until their immediate problems lift. Others find meaning and purpose within the community and stay on with us, sometimes for years.

What We Do

“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”

Isaiah 58:10

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Matthew 25:35-36