Emergency Solutions Grants

Homeless Services Program

The City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department Homeless Services Program administered by Child Care Council provides services to families and individuals to prevent homelessness through its Emergency Shelter, Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing components. The program is funded through the Housing and Development Department's Emergency Solutions Grants Program.

Child Care Council of Greater Houston, Inc., provides administrative oversight for the Homeless Services Program which consists of nine agencies providing homeless services to unaccompanied youth, individuals, and families who are literally living on the streets or places not meant for human habitation, persons exiting institutions who were homeless before entering institutions, and persons who are both at risk or imminent risk of losing permanent housing. The services also provide safe havens and bridge to rebuilding the lives of persons who are victims of domestic violence or experiencing the threat of violence, as well as stalking.

Orientations for all programs are conducted each contract year by Child Care Council staff as well as ongoing training to ensure effective provision of services as well as financial integrity and program compliance. Program agencies served over two thousand (2,000) clients for the 2016-2017 contract year providing services through the "Housing First Philosophy" supportive services and effective case management. Agencies included Bay Area Turning Point, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Catholic Charities of the Diocese Houston-Galveston, Covenant House Texas, Fort Bend County Women's Center, Harris County Social Services, Houston Area Women's Center, S.E.A.R.C.H. and Salvation Army.