Human Services

SEARCH Homeless Services

Houston, TX


SEARCH Homeless Services pursues a mission of providing hope, creating opportunity, and transforming lives for the thousands of homeless men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Houston.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Thao Costis

Main Address

2015 Congress Ave.

Houston, TX 77002 USA


SEARCH children food employment homeless preschool literacy jobs





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Employment Training (J22)

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There is a national effort to end chronic homelessness by 2017 and SEARCH has positioned itself to be a local leader in this movement. Following this charge, SEARCH conducted a thorough self study to determine where we can have the most impact in our community. As a result, SEARCH has streamlined its programs to focus on our strengths and creating more lasting outcomes for those we serve. SEARCH's focus, facilitating behavior change that assists people live self-sufficient, more healthful lives is what we do best. We will focus on helping three distinct population groups change their behavior and ultimately exit homelessness: chronically homeless, readily employable, and young children. While not always the easiest job, at SEARCH we are committed to this work.

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Awards & Accreditations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation 2015

Affiliations & Memberships

Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, Inc. 2005

United Way Member Agency 1999



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