Local Mission Partners
“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:12
Amazing Place provide a safe, spiritual and nurturing program for older adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or similar dementia, while offering respite, education and support to their caregivers and families. St. Martin’s hosts a Thanksgiving party each year for the clients.
The Beacon Day Center
The Beacon is a day shelter in downtown Houston that provides the homeless with a meal, laundry services, shower facilities and assistance.
Bo’s Place is a non-profit, free-of-charge bereavement center offering multiple grief support services for children, families, and adults in their grief journey, and provides education and resources for those who assist people in grief.
Christian Community Service Center
Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) assists the poor, hungry, disabled and otherwise needy, and provides a back-to-school and Christmas program for low-income children. They also offer emergency assistance for needy families, job training, and school vision screening. Church volunteers organize and distribute food and clothing at emergency services, and hold a food drive in September.
Church Under the Bridge
Church Under the Bridge ministers to the homeless in downtown Houston by serving a meal, serving as prayer partners and providing praise music for the worship service once a month. Check our Events page for upcoming ministry days. St. Martin’s is celebrating 5 years in ministry with Church Under the Bridge.
Covenant House provides services and shelter to homeless, runaway, “throwaway” and at-risk youth under the age of 21.
DePelchin Children’s Center
This center is committed to meeting the needs of children as one of the largest providers of mental health, foster care and adoption services in Texas. St. Martin’s Angel Tree project provides Christmas gifts for these children.
St. Martin’s Houston Food Bank/San Mateo Episcopal Church Food Fair
St. Martin’s coordinates quarterly food distribution to hundreds of families in the underserved San Mateo community located in southwest Houston. St. Martin’s volunteers also lead Vision Fairs at San Mateo.
Kids’ Meals provides and distributes nutritious lunches to hungry preschool children throughout Houston. For more information, visit kidsmealshouston.org. Men of St. Martin’s also hosts a Kids’ Meal program the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church
Lord of the Streets (LOTS) welcomes and addresses the holistic needs of those who are homeless in Houston’s downtown and midtown. LOTS provides basic supportive services including a welcoming day shelter, emergency clothing, hygiene items, food and bottled water, mailing address at which to receive mail, and vision and health clinics.
Open Door Mission Mentoring Program
Open Door Mission provides shelter, food, clothing and encouragement for homeless, addicted and disabled men. The Mission is in need of mentors for the residents in the DoorWay Recovery and Educational and Job Training Programs. An invaluable part of defeating chronic homelessness is for our men to find strong Christian mentors to help them find their way. St. Martin’s currently has 16 Open Door Mission mentors.
Prison Ministry Mentoring Program
These volunteers partner with local churches in reaching out to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families at the Carol Vance Unit in Sugar Land. Volunteers also participate in a Christmas party at the Carol Vance Unit.
reVision works to transform the lives of at-risk and gang-affected youth by connecting them to positive adult role models, building a new community around strong, affirming peer groups, and preparing the youth for promising futures through education and jobs. reVision pairs adult mentors with youth, many of whom are incarcerated at the time mentors meet them. These volunteer mentors offer friendship and encouragement to youth during a difficult period of their lives, and commit to helping them move towards a more positive future. A positive peer group meets each week. St. Martin’s currently has 23 reVision mentors.
These centers serve seafarers visiting the Port of Houston by providing a safe and welcoming recreational and spiritual environment on land for those who have chosen the sea as their livelihood. St. Martin’s volunteers assemble and wrap Christmas boxes for this ministry.
SEARCH Homeless Services works to engage, stabilize, educate, employ and house individuals and families who are homeless. SEARCH pursues a mission of providing hope, creating opportunity, and transforming lives.
Stamp it Forward
Stamping It Forward is a paper crafting group benefiting Outreach programs at St. Martin’s. Join us for fellowship and paper creations. No experience is required, creative coaching included! We will make cards, boxes, bags, etc. for Outreach programs. All paper, embellishments, adhesive and tools provided.
The Women’s Home
For nearly 60 years, The Women’s Home has been helping women build whole lives. We offer women – many who are homeless and lack job skills or education due to substance abuse and mental illness – a home and a model of care called Whole Life®.
Westside Homeless Prevention
This program is designed to empower families with children to achieve financial self-sufficiency and permanent housing through personal effort, education and growth. Volunteers serve dinners to these families.
Yellowstone Academy Mentoring Program
Yellowstone Academy mentors help children understand, through clear teaching and affectionate sharing, that reading enriches their lives. Volunteers also help with the Yellowstone Scouting program. St. Martin’s currently has 31 Yellowstone Academy mentors. Change a child’s life forever!