What is Meaningful Change?
Meaningful Change is a community campaign.
Houstonians are compassionate – always ready to help someone in need. But sometimes helping can hurt. The many nonprofits working to solve homelessness have created a system called The Way Home, which provides permanent housing and supportive services for homeless individuals and families. The Way Home only works when homeless people and families access services.
If a person can manage their homelessness by panhandling, that is one more day that they will be homeless, rather than getting permanent help.
Faith Leaders, non-profits, and the business community are partnering with The Way Home to create Meaningful Change for homeless individuals rather than prolonging their homelessness with Spare Change. We need your help.
- Studies have shown that a chronically homeless individual can cost taxpayers more than $40,000 each year, cycling in and out of: jail, hospital emergency rooms, prisons, detox programs, etc.
- The same studies show that housing a chronically homeless individual costs approximately $20,000 each year for housing subsidy and supportive services.
- When you donate to The Welcome Home Fund, every dollar goes directly to benefit the client (no administrative costs are charged aside from standard credit card fees).
- The Welcome Home Fund provides housing needs that a homeless individual won’t have such as: furniture, household basics (think coffee pots, dishes, shower curtains, etc.), and one-time leasing and utility fees and deposits.
A Caring Safe Place
AIDS Coalition of Coastal Texas
AIDS Foundation Houston
Alief Independent School District
Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries
Ambassadors for Christ
Asset Building Network
Bay Area Homeless Services
Bay Area Turning Point
Baylor College of Medicine
Bering Omega Community Services
Brentwood Community Foundation
Career and Recovery Resources
Center for Recovery and Wellness Resources
Child Care Council of Greater Houston
City of Conroe
City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services
City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
City of Houston, Mayors Office
City of Pasadena
Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
Corder Place Apartments/Houston HELP
Crisis Assistance Center (formerly Montgomery County Emergency Services)
Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Social Services
Fort Bend County Women’s Center
Fort Bend Family Promise
Fort Bend Independent School District
Fulton Village Redevelopment Corporation
Funders Together to End Homelessness – Houston
Goodwill Industries of Houston
Harris County Adult & Youth Protective Services
Harris County Community Services Department
Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
Harris County Housing Authority
Harris County Juvenile Probation Department
Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston
Homeless Youth Network
Houston Area Community Services
Houston Area Women’s Center
Houston Food Bank
Houston Galveston Area Council
Houston Housing Authority
Houston Independent School District
Houston Police Department, Homeless Outreach Team
Houston Recovery Center
Humble Area Assistance Ministries
Lord of the Streets
Main Street Ministries
Memorial Assistance Ministries
Michael E. Debakey V.A. Medical Center
Mission of Yahweh
Montgomery County Food Bank
Montgomery County Youth Services
Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
New Hope Housing, Inc.
Northwest Assistance Ministries
One Voice Texas
Open Door Mission
Palmer Episcopal Church
Parks Youth Ranch
Pasadena Community Ministry
Project Joy & Hope
Safety Net Project
Salvation Army of Conroe
Santa Maria Hostel
SEARCH Homeless Services, Inc.
SER Jobs for Progress
Star of Hope
Temenos Community Development Corporation
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Homeless Education Office
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
The Housing Corporation
The Salvation Army
The Way Home Adoption Agency
The Women’s Home
True Colors Fund
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Veterans Administration
Volunteers of America
Wellsprings Village, Inc.
Wesley Community Center
Westside Homeless Partnership
Wheeler Avenue 5 C’s