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Houston Project Grant Program

The Houston Project Committee was established in 1977 to provide grants to organizations whose work enriches the quality of life in the greater Houston area. Today, the Houston Project provides not only needed funds, but volunteer support as well. Since its inception, the total amount donated by St. Luke’s through the Houston Project is $6,165,182.


2015 Houston Project Grant Applicants

Please click on the following links to download applications and general information for this year:

Eligibility, submission, and other information can be found in the Guidelines document. Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


2014 Houston Project Grant Recipients

Depelchin Children’s Center focuses on children’s mental health, foster care, and adoption services. This grant will be used to provide instruction for 5 staff case workers in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), a new approach to training, supporting and retaining committed, well-qualified foster parents in the Greater Houston area.

Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) assists the most vulnerable and at-risk individuals in our community access healthcare, education and job training to gain the skills and support necessary to improve their quality of life. This grant was used to purchase new waiting room and classroom chairs for their Gethsemane area location.

The Harris School provides an exceptional learning environment for children who are emotionally unable to function in a conventional academic setting, by enhancing self-awareness, problem solving skills, and social and emotional well-being. This grant will be used to replace their roof.

Houston Hospice works to provide uncompromising, compassionate end-of-life care to patients and families in the community. This grant will be used to purchase one new hospital bed for the newly expanded Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center.

Open Door Mission works to transform the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, homeless and disabled men in our community. This grant will be used to support the purchase of 30 new metal bunk bed frames and special bed-bug resistant mattresses for residents.

United Against Human Trafficking (formerly known as Houston Rescue and Restore) works to prevent and confront modern-day slavery through providing education and assistance to front-line professionals. This grant will be used to fund a portion of the cost of creating e-learning tools and web-based applications to expand the reach and impact of their existing facilitator-led training programming.

Vita-Living, Inc. works to continually improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages with disabilities through providing lifelong services such as residential homes, companion care, and case management services. This grant will be used to purchase materials for repairs for 18 group homes.

The Women’s Home works to help and empower women in crisis to help them return to society as productive, self-sufficient individuals. This grant will be used to replace the major appliances in the transitional cottages used by women participating in their Treatment & Transitional Housing Program.


2013 Houston Project Grant Recipients

Bridges to Life– this gift will be used to expand the Bridges to Life program in the Greater Houston Area to serve an additional 175 offenders. Bridges to Life is a faith-based restorative justice program which rehabilitates criminals, reduces recidivism, and promotes healing for victims.

Citizen Schools– the gift will be used to support the expansion of Citizen Schools' program at Fondren Middle School including support for front-line staff, materials for students, and apprenticeships.

Generation One, Inc– this gift will purchase a 16 needle embroidery machine for the t-shirt company division of this non-profit organization which offers a job skills and employment program to impoverished individuals in the Third Ward community.

Healthcare for the Homeless– this gift will provide psycho-educational programming aimed at alleviating trauma symptoms in mentally ill, formerly homeless women recovering from prostitution.

Hospitality Apartments– the grant will be used to perform necessary rehab in each of the 46 apartments. Hospitality Apartments provides free housing for people in financial need coming to the Texas Medical Center for treatment.

Partnership for the Advancement & Immersion of Refugees (PAIR)– this gift will be used to support a staff program manager to supervise after-school programs for refugee youth at Lee and Westbury high schools. PAIR helps fill gaps in services for refugee youth as they strive to adjust to a new culture, educational system, and language. PAIR operates programs in the Gulfton, Fondren Southwest and Alief communities.

Pro-Vision– this grant will be used to purchase fifteen licenses of Pro-Vision's highly successful reading intervention program. Pro-Vision offers young men from underserved neighborhoods the guidance and support necessary to realize their full potential academically, morally and spiritually.

WorkFaith Connection– this gift is tu support an expansion of the Job Readiness Program and hire a Primary Instructor for the new location. The WorkFaith Connection helps people in transition build a new life through work and faith.


 


For information contact Erica Stark at estark@stlukesmethodist.org or 713-357-4471.

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