HTX Care Coalition

There are many organizations that work to serve often overlooked communities: the homeless, those in recovery, disenfranchised, those in the criminal justice system, single mothers without support, unemployed, and many other categories of affected people that may just need some support from a friend. HTX Care Coalition is a group of those friends that serve in a similar circle of care, that realizes we are stronger together. We want to help, in any way we can. By showing coordinated care and kindness to these individuals, we make our overall Houston community stronger – even if it’s one person at a time.

As this November is Gratitude month, and the beginning of a season of holidays and celebration, we believe that this is the perfect opportunity to broaden our care coalition by inviting the community into our circle. Everyone knows #GivingTuesday as a day of donating to the charity of yoru choice. What if this year for #GivingTuesday, we support the community and give in other ways? #HTXCareCoalition is formed by partnering organizations with the goal on this season to provide the houston community the opportunity to give in their own way this season: donating your time, giving supplies, offering encouragement, or traditionalo monetary donations.

Gratitude goes both ways, and HTXCareCoalition also wants to show you, the Houston community that supports our work, our sincere gratitude by celebrating you with virtual entertainment, food at the service locations, and other giveaways. Let us meet you where you are, to help meet the underserved where they are. And allow us to say “Thank You”.

Each organization will host a specific project

Just like a friend inviting you over for a party, we’re inviting you to our houses for #GivingTuesday. First, celebrate National Gratitude Month with us virtually as we stream LIVE on FB throughout the morning and early afternoon starting at 9am.

09:00 am – Yoga

10:00 am – Open staff discussion regarding working in the recovery and homeless communities.

11:00 am – American Idol Finalist, Vincent Powell

12:00 pm – Houston Poet Laureate, Outspoken Bean

01:00 pm – Panel Discussion – “Redefining Success as Relates to Recovery”

Santa Maria Hostel: Vaughn Gilmore, Chief Clinical Officer
Justice Forward: Devan Anderson, CEO
Career and Recovery: Kelly Young, CEO Houston Recovery Ctr: Leonard Kincaid, Executive Director
Open Door Mission: Phillip Vaughn, Chief Operations Officer

02:00 pm – Open Door Chamber Choir

03:00 pm – Thanks, summary of evening events (event coordinators)

Visit each of our #HTXCareCoalition partner’s locations for a different service opportunity (below). There will be light appetizers for those who participate. Complete the crawl by participating in all 4 activities to receive a special gift of gratitude!

Open Door Mission

 Make Lunch Bags For Homeless

Create lunch bags for the homeless or food insecure (make sandwiches and fill with other snacks).  Also put together hygiene packs for those living outside. (Donations accepted:  [include items listed above relevant to these activities])


5803 Harrisburg Blvd,
Houston, TX 77011

Santa Maria Hostel

Campus Beautification Project

Come get your hands dirty and help make our campus pretty with a campus beautification project (until dark)


807 Paschall St,
Houston, TX 77009

Career and Recovery Resources

Can Good Drive

Please donate nonperishable food items, and create cards of encouragement!


2525 San Jacinto St,
Houston, TX 77002

Houston Recovery Center

Coat & Blanket Drive

Come create cards of encouragement for those in recovery, homelessness or other challenging situations.  Also drop off gently used coats, blankets, scarves, socks, and gloves. (Donations accepted for crafts project as well)


150 N Chenevert St,
Houston, TX 77002

Justice Forward



515 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002

Giving Tuesday Charity Crawl

Life’s Not Just Black & White

Contact Us

Jessica McDaniel
Director of Development & Communications
Houston Recovery Center

Office: 713-236-7815 | Cell: 281-624-6588

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