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UPDATED JUNE, 2013, by Phyllis Guest



ABILENE

180 House

2102 Amy Lynn Avenue

Abilene TX 79603

325-673-0180

Can house 105; men and women; most share room with another of same sex; 13 private rooms available and offered on basis of seniority.

$20 deposit; $80/week.

Release date and arrival date important to assure space available.

On city bus line.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental disabilities.

Required daily12-step meetings; curfew 12:30 p.m. weeknights, 1 a.m. weekends.


The Salvation Army

1726 Butternut Street

Abilene TX 79602

325-677-1408

Can house 132 persons total; men and women; shared rooms; meals provided.

No deposit required’ $8 per night rent. (See also below.)

No release date or arrival date required.

On bus line.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders or I/Ms convicted of aggravated assault

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

PLEASE NOTE: This facility offers options: as an overnight shelter (check-in at 5 p.m., checkout by 7 a.m. Free lunch served daily at 12:30 p.m. The facility also offers a 6-month Drug & Alcohol Rehab program and a 6-month program called Outbound to Work. YOU MUST BRING A PHOTO I.D. AND BE INTERVIEWED IN PERSON FOR PROGRAMS AT THIS FACILITY. NO EXCEPTIONS.


AMARILLO

Alcoholic Recovery Center

412 S.E. 16th Street

Amarillo TX 79101

806-376-7993

John Mott, Executive Director

Can house 15 men, ages 18 and up, shared rooms; meals provided.

Inquire about deposit. Rent is $98 per week.

Require release date and arrival date.

Near bus line.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Constraints include 2 mandatory 12-Step meetings each week, zero tolerance for drugs, alcohol, and disruptive behavior; curfew 10 p.m. weeknights and 11 p.m. weekends. Two other Amarillo locations apply the same constraints.


Faith City Ministries

401 S.E. 2nd Street

Amarillo TX 79101

No phone # given.

Can house 80 total; men share rooms, women do not.

Meals served.

No deposit required and no weekly rent payment.

Release date and arrival date are required.

Located on bus lines.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No major medical or mental issues.

Faith-based so has strict curfew, require Christian commitment/prayers, also require attendance at recovery program(s).


Patsy’s Place Transitional Home

P.O. Box 7160

Amarillo TX 79114

806-418-2480

Can house 12-14 women, most in single rooms. Residents cook own meals.

Program is 9-12 months, 3 phases of 4 months each Phase 1 is education, Phases 2 & 3 require work. After first 4 months, residents must work and pay facility 12.5% of earnings.

Release and arrival dates required.

On bus line.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders or those convicted of injury to a child, aggravated robbery or aggravated assault.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Must apply for acceptance, provide ID and submit to an interview; Christ-centered program requires participation in worship, 12-step programs.


AUSTIN

A New Entry Inc.

2206 East 14th Street

Austin TX 78702

Can house 20; ONLY MALE VETERANS ACCEPTED. No meals provided.

Deposit and rent $120/week.

Release and arrival dates required.

On bus lines.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues, but those stabilized on meds may be considered.

Attendance at worship, 12-Step, other classes mandatory; curfew enforced.


Encore House

1109 East 52nd Street

Austin TX 78723

512-300-2900

Can house 50 men in either single or shared rooms; no meals.

$100 refundable deposit plus two weeks rent in advance; $110/week for a 4-man room, $125/week for a 2-man, $140/week for private room.

Prefer release and arrival dates.

On bus line.

Electronic monitors OK.

Sex offenders OK.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Drug-and-alcohol free house with free laundry and other amenities; attendance at weekly 12-Step meeting and Thursday night prayer meeting required; no curfew.


House of Glory

906 Cripple Creek

Austin TX 78758

512-833-6133

Can house 6 women, two in single rooms, two each in shared rooms; no meals.

$200 deposit; $125 week rent.

Need release date and arrival date.

On bus line.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Weekly religious meetings mandatory, 11 p.m. curfew enforced.


JOSIAH'S HOUSE

204A W WILLIAM CANNON

AUSTIN TX 78745

(312) 215-1231 LANCE OLSON, MANAGERS

CERTIFIED SOBER HOME BY THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF RECOVERY RESIDENCES

(2) MEN-ONLY HOMES AND (2) WOMEN-ONLY HOMES. 4 UNITS, 6 PER UNIT, 2 PER BEDROOM; NO MEALS.

$75 DEPOSIT, $170/WEEK.

REQUIRE RELEASE DATE AND ARRIVAL DATE.

ON BUS LINES.

ELECTRONIC MONITORS OK.

NO SEX OFFENDERS.

NO EX-I/MS WITH MAJOR MEDICAL OR MENTAL ISSUES; NO MED STAFF ONSITE.

ATTENDANCE REQUIRED AT THREE 12-STEP MEETINGS; 11 P.M. CURFEW FOR NEW RESIDENTS.


Ministry of Challenge

1500 East 12th Street

Austin TX 78702

512-370-8960

Can house 40 men in shared rooms; meals provided.

No deposit required; participation in work program required and, upon completion, ex-I/M pays $100 for each program week.

Release and arrival dates required.

Bus lines nearby.

Some ex-I/Ms with major medical/mental OK; detail your issues in advance.

Require work, 12-Step and devotional meetings; curfew enforced.


Rock Ridge Oxford House

2306 Rockridge Drive

Austin TX 78744

512-291-6455

Can house 6 persons each in 8 men’s and 7 women’s houses; some rooms are single, others shared.

$400 upfront = $200 deposit + 2 weeks rent. Thereafter, $100/week.

Require release and arrival dates + $200 deposit to hold room.

Near bus line.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

Some ex-I/Ms with major medical, mental issues considered on a case-by-case basis; limited ability to handle any handicapped person.

Constraint based on compliance with a solid “program” of aftercare, with a sponsor and 3 12-Step meetings per week. Good reports, good reputation.


Stand By Me Ministries Celebration House & Restoration House:

Celebration House

3104 Northeast Drive

Austin TX 78723

512-524-1935

Restoration House

6710 Tulsa Cove

Austin TX 78723

512-220-9587

Barbara Lovings-Horton Manager

Can house 10 men in Celebration House, 9 men in Restoration; some rooms are shared by two, some by more; each house has a monitor who works with the residents to prepare meals.

Require $500 nonrefundable administrative fee; write for costs of stay.

Require release date and arrival date.

On bus lines.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues; some controlled by meds OK.

Constraints include attendance at weekly religious services and 12-Step program, curfews enforced.


Unique House

12108 Shropshire Blvd.

Austin TX 78754

No phone # given.

Can house 10 total; men only. Shared rooms.

No meals served; men buy and prepare own food.

$100 deposit; $500 month rent.

Release date and arrival date are required.

Located on a bus line.

No electronic monitors.

Yes, sex offenders.

Yes, major medical and mental issues.

No programs required, but strict curfew enforced.


Winner’s House

5403 Darlington Lane

Austin TX 78723

8203 Riverstone Drive #B

Austin TX 78724

512-577-9057

Trina Knox, Manager Both Locations

Small properties; single rooms at Darlington address shared rooms at Riverstone. As for details when you write.

$120 administrative fee up front. Rent based on wages and paydays. Residents with SSI pay monthly.

Release date and arrival date required.

Public transportation nearby.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues. Mental OK if stable on meds.

Constraints include required attendance at church (of resident’s choice), at 12-Step meetings and house meetings, “talk time,” sign in-out logbook, curfew.



DALLAS

Lasting Solutions/Straight Gate Ministry

4256 Idaho Avenue

Dallas Texas 75216

214-376-6463 landline

469-877-5638 cellphone

Alfred Tilley, Manager

Can house 80 men and women; all rooms are same-sex shared; no meals.

Require $200 deposit for first two weeks; rent is $100 a week.

Require arrival date.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical issues or handicaps; will consider those with mental issues controlled by meds.

Constraints include required attendance at religious services, 12-Step meetings, life skills training, anger management classes; curfews enforced.


FT. WORTH

Crosby House

12027 Crosby Lynchburg

Crosby TX 77532  (Crosby is in the greater Ft. Worth area)

281-462-4161

Can house 17 men; shared rooms; food purchased with residents’ food stamps and meals are prepared by staff.

$500 deposit, $500 mo, rent, thus $1,000 move-in cost; 1-year lease required.

Need arrival date.

No public transportation. Some transport provided by Crosby House.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

A “special needs” facility with registered nurse on staff, live-in certified nursing assistant; home health and hospice care available.

No alcohol, drugs, etc; 9 p.m. curfew and other rules strictly enforced.


Haven of Rest Ministries - Hemphill

1927 & 1929 Hemphill

Ft. Worth TX 76110

817-926-7175; cell 817-690-0049

1927 houses 16 men in shared rooms; 1929 houses 5 men in shared rooms; meals provided.

Deposit required; ask amount; $375 monthly.

Need release date and arrival date.

Public transport nearby.

Electronic monitors OK.

Sex offenders OK

No I/Ms with major medical or mental issues; some issues considered if the individuals are on carefully monitored meds.

Attendance at religious services and 12-step meetings required; curfew enforced.


Haven of Rest Ministries - Rendon

3958 J. Rendon Road

Burleson TX 76028 (Burleson is in the greater Ft. Worth area)

Phone for buildings A,B, and D: 817-478-2747 or 817-563-6338; also available on cellphones: 817-690-0049 or 817-851-7727

Building A houses 12 and B houses 12 (all men in shared rooms); Builing D houses 8 women, also in shared rooms.

$400 (or more) deposit, $400 monthly.

Need release date and arrival date.

Public transport nearby, but facility’s own transport also available.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

No I/Ms with major medical or mental issues; some issues considered if the individuals are on carefully monitored meds.

Attendance at religious services and 12-step meetings required; curfew enforced.


Opening Doors for Women in Need (ODWIN)

3507 Home Street

Ft. Worth TX 76107

817-920-9326

Can house 8 women, some shared, some single rooms; meals provided.

Ask about deposit when writing; $300 month rent.

Need release and arrival dates.

Public transportation nearby.

No electronic monitors.

No sex iffebdrs.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Christian religious meetings, 12-Step programs, curfew enforced.


New Name Ministries

1813 & 1815 S. Jennings Avenue

2804 & 2806 Travis Avenue

Ft Worth TX 76110

817-920-5886 (for all locations)

Can house 18 men in shared rooms; food is provided. men prepare own meals.

Initial fee $650, which includes $100 deposit & $50 admin fee, first month’s stay; after first month, monthly base fee is $350, with an additional $75-150 for utilities, printing, household supplies, phone service, etc. $100 deposit refundable upon completion of program. Parole fees ($10-25 per month) and treatment fees ($30 per week) are additional. Will work with parolees while they seek a job. Ex-I/Ms must certify that they have support for the initial $650 plus $500/month!

On bus lines.

Electronic monitors OK.

Sex offenders OK – ministry specifically directed at SOs.

No ex-I/Ms with mobility, major medical, or mental issues.

Attendance at nightly study meetings required; curfew enforced.


HOUSTON

Airline House

1607 Airline

Houston TX 77009

713-861-3070

Kerry Allen, Executive Director

Can house 48 men in 1- to 4-person rooms; no meals.

Deposit is $95 + $20 key money. Thereafter $95 per week, first week non-refundable; will need $210 in advance of release, $440 for first month. Money orders only. No refunds if house rules are broken.

Release and arrival dates not required.

Electronic monitors OK.

Sex offenders OK if offense was with another adult.

Some ex-I/Ms with major medical, mental issues considered on a case-by-case basis; limited ability to handle any handicapped person.

Attendance at 2 weekly on-site AA meetings required; Monday night house meeting required; 10 p.m. curfew enforced.


Beyond Restoration Service

14603 Sellers Road

Houston TX 77060

832-882-1172, 281-706-6153

Can house 22 men; no meals.

No deposit; inquire about weekly rent.

Require release date and arrival date.

Near public transportation.

Electronic monitors OK.

Sex offenders must inquire.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Required attendance at Thursday night religious service and 11 p.m. curfew except for work-related exceptions.


Desire to Live

2220 CR 144

Alvin TX 77511 Alvin is in the greater Houston area.

No phone # provided.

Can house 11; men share rooms, women share rooms; meals provided.

$750 deposit required; $750/mo. Rent.

Need release date and arrival date in advance.

No access to public transportation.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

Ex-I/Ms with medical and/or mental issues accepted – but at higher rate$.

No attendance at religious services or 12-Step meetings required, but a curfew is enforced.


Deadrick Housing

4613 & 4611 Herschell, Fresno TX 77028

 7278 Wiley, Fresno TX 77016

Mailing address:

Deadrick Housing

PO Box 1445

Fresno TX 77545-1445 (Fresno is in the greater Houston area.)

832-525-6355

Can house 5-6 men per house; most in single, some in shared rooms; no meals.

Require 1st month rent + deposit of $380 for Herschell locations, 1st month rent + deposit of $390 for Wiley location. Ex-I/Ms on electronic monitors must pay one-time phone line activation cost of $220 plus monthly phone charge of $45. ALL­ charges listed must be paid in advance prior to acceptance. SSI and SSDI, veterans, and pension benefits accepted by prior arrangement.

Ex-I/Ms whose applications are approved by Deadrick Housing will receive an acceptance letter for TDCJ; relatives/friends may contract Deadrick directly.

On and near bus lines.

Electronic monitors OK; see charges above.

Sex offenders OK; Wiley location takes only those with offense against adult.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical, mental or substance abuses issues accepted.

Note: Deadrick Housing is an independent living situation. As such, it has no religious constraints or curfews, and no other constraints except those imposed by parole. Family mediation services are available. Ask about planned on-site sex offense counseling and 12-Step meetings proposed for 2013 by TDCJ.


Encouraged Living

5520 Nordling Road

Houston TX 77076

713-922-5265

Can house 20 men in shared rooms; meals provided.

$500 deposit, which holds room and covers first month; $500/mo rent.

Require release and arrival date.

On bus line.

Electronic monitors OK.

Sex offenders OK.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Required attendance at religious services, 12-Step meeting, other self-improvement gatherings; curfew enforced. Write for details.


Harmony House Inc.

602 Girard

Houston TX 77007

713-223-8104

Can house 70 men in dormitory-style setting; no meals.

$60 deposit; $12 per day, $60 per week, 4225 per month.

Require deposit in order to send an acceptance letter and reserve a bed; thus need as much advance notice as possible of release and arrival dates.

On city bus line.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

No constraints with regard to religious or 12-step meetings or curfew; Prison Outreach is one part of this large nonprofit’s “helping” mission.


Isaiah House/Providence House

11606 Ashworth Street

8515-8517 Shady Drive

Houston TX 77016

281-442-7200

John O’Donnell, Director

Can house 16 men in each of the two houses, some in shared and some in single rooms; residents buy food and cook own meals.

No deposit; weekly rent $100.

Once I/M is granted parole and has an acceptance letter from the facility, TDCJ makes contact and the facility runs # for their release date.

On bus line.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Isaiah House/Providence House are operated by a nonprofit, Catholic New Creation. As such, constraints include meetings for physical and spiritual renewal, curfews, job training, and much more. Inquire details when writing.


Last Chance Recovery Center

5130 Milwee Street

Houston TX 77092

713-529-1581

Paul McPhee, General Manager.

Can house 90 men, three per room, meals provided.

Deposit and rent $100/week.

Require release and arrival dates.

On four bus routes.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

Take some ex-I/Ms with medical and mental issues, using funds from SSI and SSDI; accessible to the handicapped.

Attendance required at 9 weekly spiritual growth meetings plus 12-Step meetings.


Liberty Living Care Home

7812 Gladstone Unit A

Houston TX 77051

713-239-4616

Can house 16 men, 2 per room; no meals.

No deposit required; write ahead for monthly rent.

No release or arrival date required.

On bus line.

Electronic monitors OK.

Sex offenders OK.

No major medical or mental, but some ex-I/Ms with mental issues OK if on meds.

Programs on a case-by-case basis; nightly curfew 10 p.m.


Magnificat Houses Inc.

3300 Caroline St

Houston TX 77004

713-520-0461

A group of houses run by the same organization; 8-32 persons per house, men and women in separate houses; shared rooms; meals provided.

No deposit. Rent dependent upon income. Most must work, pay rent.

Release and arrival date not required but desired.

All houses on or near bus and/or light rail lines.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No major medical or mental, but some ex-I/Ms with mental issues OK if on meds.

Daily Catholic Mass. No on-site 12-step programs. 9 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew.

PLEASE NOTE: One volunteer wrote a negative online review, saying the ex-I/Ms were fine but the facilities were not well run.


Recovery House

2212 Lou Ellen Lane

Houston TX 77018

Can house 30 men in shared rooms; no meals.

$135 deposit, $135 per week rent.

Require release date.

Near bus line.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Constraints include mandatory attendance at 12-Step meetings, adherence to curfew; inquire for details.


Spiritkey

13617 Kaltenbrun Road

Houston TX 77986

281-971-0014

Can house 30 men in shared rooms; meals provided.

Inquire about deposit. Men work on-site for room and board; after each obtains a fulltime job, he pays $100/week rent.

Requires release ad arrival dates.

Near bus line.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Constraints include required attendance at 5 religious services per week.



Texas Human Services Place

6111 Gladewell Drive

Houston TX 77072

281-933-8737

Dr. Mbomette A. Udobong, Program Director

Can house 14 men in shared rooms; no meals.

No deposit; monthly rent payment; ask for details when writing.

Require release date and arrival date.

Electronic monitors OK.

Sex offenders OK.

May consider ex-I/Ms with medical and mental issues controlled by meds.

Constraints do not include religious services, only facility’s own rules. Inquire when writing.


True Courage

421 Oak

LaMarque TX 77568 (LaMarque is in the greater Houston area.)

281-316-9502

Can house up to 48 men; some single & some shared rooms; no meals.

$70 deposit; $70 rent per week.

Need release date and arrival date.

Close to public transportation.

Electronic monitors considered on a case-by-case basis.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues; must be self-supporting.

No requirements for religious or 12-step programs; no curfews.


Uplift House

6605 Hogue Street

6636 Bellfort Street

Houston TX 77087

713-641-0402

Can house 10, 2 in single rooms and others in 2-person apartments; both men and women may apply; married couples may share an apartment.

$200 deposit for rooms or apartments; room rent is $200/week, apartment rent $500/week.

Require release and arrival dates.

On bus lines.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Required attendance at meetings assigned by parole officer or other official; Uplift House enforces 12 midnight curfew.


SAN ANTONIO

Grace House

7404 Hwy 90 West

P.O. Box 781278

San Antonio TX 78278

210-493-7884 or 210-573-5419

(Cathe Graves, Billy and Jacqueline Thornton)

Can house 12; women only; three to each of four shared rooms. Shared bath.

No deposit, no rent payment.

Release date and arrival date are required.

Not on a bus, train, or tram line.

 on a bus, train, or tram line.

Yes to electronic monitors.

No to sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with mental or medical issues considered due to limited resources.

A recovery house based on Christian values, with ample counseling and classes ranging from parenting skills to computer literacy.


Outcry in the Barrio

1003 SW 38th Street

San Antonio TX 78237

Mailing Address:

PO Box 37387

San Antonio TX 78237

210-434-2774 Main Number

210-433-0028 for Director Roman Herrera

Write for costs, housing and other details; program itself is free; men only.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

Near public transportation.

Constraints include 90-day minimum stay, daily Bible study, prayer, chapel services, curfew.


OTHER TEXAS LOCATIONS WITH LIMITED HOUSING RESPONDENTS (ALPHA BY CITY)

Success House

407 W Adams

Brownwood TX 76801 (West Texas)

325-646-1903 landline

325-210-1510 cellphone

Karen Stevens, Director

Can house 16 men; most rooms are single occupancy; no meals prepared but Success House provides some help with groceries to new arrivals.

Deposit is first plus last week of rent ($91 per week, so $182 deposit); rate of $91 is same for each week of stay.

Release and arrival dates required b/c Brownwood no longer has a bus station; Success House will pick ex-I/Ms up in Abilene.

No public transportation but some help with getting to jobs.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders.

Some ex-I/Ms with medical/mental OK; MHMR facility nearby; detail your issues in advance.

Mandatory house meetings 1st and 3rd Sundays at 3 p.m.; daily AA/NA required for first 90 days and, thereafter, at least 3 meetings per week; no drugs, no alcohol, and no women in the facility; curfews 11 p.m. Sun-Thu, 1 a.m. Fri-Sat.


The Wenholz House

1200 10th Street

Corpus Christi TX 78404 (Gulf Coast)

361-452-0591

Can house 20 ex-TDCJ I/Ms; can accommodate both men and women in separate dorm-like facilities; meals provided.

$60 non-refundable processing fee required; weekly rent $90. Some work is available so residents can pay “back” rent.

Need release date and arrival date in advance.

Near downtown Corpus Christi Greyhound bus station; on city bus line.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with mental or medical issues considered due to limited resources.

Required attendance at weekly house meetings and 12-Step meetings; strict curfews; random drug and alcohol testing.


Good Samaritan Rescue Mission

210 S. Alameda Street

Corpus Christi TX 78401 (Gulf Coast)

361-883-6195

Can house 200 men and women some in dormitories, some in private rooms.

No deposit. Rent is $7 to $9/day.

No release or arrival date required.

On city bus line.

No electronic monitors.

Sex offenders OK.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Constraints include 11 p.m. nightly curfew; write for other details.


The Genesis Center

2675 North Hwy 34

Kaufman TX 75142 (Northeast of Dallas)

972-932-4351

Can house 30 women in shared rooms; meals provided

No deposit or weekly rent, but completed application and personal interview are required for this facility’s “restricted, faith-based, phased programs.”

No public transportation.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with medical or mental issues.

Constraints are consistent with the nature of this facility’s structured programs, and will be detailed on paper and in person before ex-I/M is accepted.


The House of Hope-First Street

1608 First Street

Kerrville TX 78028 (southwest of Austin)

830-777-0841 (Carol) or 830-777-8346 (Cheryl)

Can house 6; women only; shared rooms; no meals.

$200 deposit, $450 per month.

Need release date and arrival date.

No public transportation; small town of about 20,000.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with medical or mental issues.

Attendance at 12-Step meetings required.


Victory Gospel Chapel Spiritual Growth Center

1315 N. Gray Street

Killeen TX 76541 (Central Texas)

254-519-1118 landline; 254-466-2646 cellphone

James Cooper, Founder Pastor & Home Director

A small facility; meals and clothing provided. Details on request.

No deposit; rent calculated on ability to pay after residents are employed.

Require release and arrival dates.

Bus and train available a few blocks away.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No e-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues

Constraints include 3-month minimum, 6-month maximum stays; attendance required at daily Bible classes, 3 weekly church services, drug rehab classes, 3 one-on-one sessions per day; daily chores assigned; curfew enforced.


Christian Family Home

31221 FM 506

La Feria TX 78559 (Rio Grande Valley)

956-205-0135 (landline) or 956-271-2719 (cellphone)

Can house 6; men only; 2 to a room.

Meals served.

No deposit required; $60 week required contribution toward expenses.

Release date and arrival date are required.

Near Harlingen bus station.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

Medical issues handled case by case; must be detailed on application. Most ex-I/Ms with mental issues are excluded; also must be detailed on application.

Strict adherence to conduct guidelines, church attendance, classes in Christianity and Christian living (including a faith-based 12-step program) required Curfew.


Freedom House Discipleship

3542 N. Mercury Av

Odessa TX 79764 (West Texas)

432-381-5453

Pastor/Director Jami Butts

Can house 8 men, 2 per room; meals provided.

No deposit. Must be work-ready; after starting work, each pays 15% of gross pay each payday. Also, a 10% tithe is required so total outlay is 25% per payday.

Release and arrival dates required.

No public transportation, but will pick up, etc.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

Participation in a full range of spiritual development practices is required; these include devotions, church services

No sex offenders.

No e-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues

Constraints include 3-month minimum, 6-month maximum stays; attendance required at daily Bible classes, 3 weekly church services, drug rehab classes, 3 one-on-one sessions per day; daily chores assigned; curfew enforced.


House Where Jesus Shines

18320 Gholson Road

Waco TX 76705 (Central Texas)

254-829-2100; fax 254-829-0252

(Melisa Latimer, Pastor)

Can house 45; men only; shared rooms; meals provided.

No deposit; weekly rent $140.

No requirement for release date or arrival date; may call.

Not near any public transportation.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

Some minor medical issues considered on a case-by-case basis.

Attendance at Christian church services required; evening classes in recovery and religious teachings required.


Simple Acts Ministry

PO Box 6601

Lubbock TX 79493 (West Texas)

806-407-4726

Scott K. Vanderhoof, Director

Can house 20 men; meals provided or men can cook for themselves.

Ask about deposit; $125 weekly rent.

Require release and arrival dates.

Near bus line.

Electronic monitors OK.

Sex offenders may inquire.

Ex-I/Ms with medical or mental issues may inquire.

Attendance at 4 weekly faith-based classes required; residents live in a supportive environment with tasks (gardening, etc.); details on request.


Addict Ministries Freedom House

3318 CR 4136 North

Overton TX 75684 (Northeast Texas near Palestine & Tyler)

903-316-4324

Can house 30 men in shared rooms; meals provided.

$50 deposit; $75-$125 per week rent; inquire for other details.

No release or arrival date required.

No public transportation available.

Electronic leg monitors OK; no SISP.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Constraints include mandatory attendance at Christian services; inquire for details of recovery program.


Adams House

P.O. Box 60632

San Angelo TX 76906 (West Texas)

325-450-3151

7 houses under same management, 60 total persons, 3 “sanctioned” and 4 “parole” houses; men only in parole homes; mostly 2 per room. Meals? Ask.No deposit; first week no charge, then $100/week or $350/month.

No release or arrival date required.

Near bus lines.

Electronic monitors OK.

No sex offenders,

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues; Adams Houses are “sober living homes for those in recovery”; three 12 Step meetings weekly; 11 p.m. curfew enforced unless with work-related excuses; random drug, alcohol tests.


Humble House Crisis Ministries

611 South 7th Street

Temple TX 76504 (Central Texas)

254-228-5960

Can house 18 total; men and women in separate facilities; meals provided.

Deposit is $500 and covers first month; $125 per week thereafter.

Release and arrival dates required.

On bus line.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

No ex-I/Ms with major medical or mental issues.

Attendance at religious and 12-step meetings reqired; random drug/alcohol tests; curfew enforced.


Driskill House

PO Box 23

Tulia TX 79088 (Panhandle north of Amarillo)

806-995-2167

Can house 26 men in shared rooms; meals provided.

$300 deposit; $30 per day thereafter.

Arrival date required.

Near bus line.

No electronic monitors.

No sex offenders.

Ex-I/Ms with minor medical issues OK; specify issues in advance.

Driskill House is primarily a “sober living” home with a program called Celebrate Recovery; three weekly church services, 10:30 p.m. curfew enforced.