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Texas Special Needs Halfway House Locations

The Special Needs Halfway House Locations listed below are an effort to address the housing needs of those who have been convicted of a sexual offense or violent offense. The information provided is a list of 52 halfway houses and/or transitional homes through out the state of Texas broken down by region. There are a number of these facilities that each has their own set of stipulations or criteria to be met with regard to who can reside there. We have taken this into consideration by color coding and grouping together those halfway houses/transitional homes that have the same requirements. The information provided is accurate as of 2010 and meets the needs of a number of people with regard to their individual situations. Issues concerning possible monitor requirements and listings that provide residency for both men and women with the hope of re-entry back into the Free World are also included.

Locations are listed in the following order:

Austin Area
Houston Area
Dallas Area
Ft. Worth Area
San Antonio Area
Longview Serving Northeast & East Texas Area
Amarillo Serving High Plains/Pan Handle Area
Midland Serving West Texas Area
San Angelo Serving West Texas Area
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Texas Special Needs Halfway House Locations

Austin Area

Sex Offender & Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted

Elizabeth Quarters (Men & Women)
1310 Salina Street Austin, TX 78702 Phone: (512) 289-3827
Elizabeth Quarters provides faith-based housing for men and women. Rent is $500 per month, and three meals per day are provided. Individuals with sex offenses and those on electronic monitors are accepted. A three- to six-month commitment is encouraged, and rules and guidelines of the house must be followed.

Fresh Start Transitional Center (Men Only)
2914 Ellon Road Del Valle, TX 78617 Phone: (512) 531- 9179 or (512) 217-7579
Fresh Start Transitional Center provides housing for men. Rent starts at $500 per month, and residents must have some means of income. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted. There is no waiting list and no maximum stay

Godís Blessing (Men & Women)
6706 Sandshop Circle Austin, TX 78724 Phone: (512) 905-9819
Godís Blessing provides transitional housing geared towards the elderly, disabled, and mentally challenged. Men and women are accepted. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted. Rent is $500 per month, and a one-time $250 deposit is required. There is no minimum or maximum stay.

Greater Austin Transitional Housing
Authority (GATHA) (Men & Women)
Phoenix Project
5311-B Spring Meadows Road Austin, TX 78744 Phone: (512) 496-8582 or (512) 524-0672
GATHA provides transitional housing for men and women 18 years of age and older. Rent is $385 per month for a semi-private room or $500 per month for a private room. Residents must be drug and alcohol-free. All previously incarcerated individuals are accepted regardless of crime.

New Beginning (Men & Women)
2939 East 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702 - Phone: (512) 300-1495
New Beginning provides transitional housing for men and women. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted. Rent is $450 per month. There is no minimum or maximum stay.

Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted Only

The House of Care (Men Only)
11109 Sage Hollow Drive Austin, TX 78758 - Phone: (512) 461-7075
House of Care provides transitional housing services for men. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but MHMR patients, those with violent offenses, and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted. Rent is $525 per month. There is no minimum or maximum stay.

The Living Center of Austin (Men Only)
7209 South Pleasant Valley Road Austin, TX 78744 - Phone: (512) 444-3554 or (512) 627-6411
The Living Center of Austin provides transitional housing for men who do not have sex offenses. Individuals with violent offenses and those on electronic monitors are accepted. The general program lasts 90 days but there is no maximum
stay. Rent is $440 per month, which includes program fees. Potential residents must be able to prove identification.

Project Helping Hand (Men & Women)
1000 Prairie Trail, Austin, TX 78758 - Phone: (512) 837-9362
Project Helping Hand provides temporary housing for men and women, especially those entering and leaving treatment facilities. AA meetings are held throughout the day. Individuals must be willing to attend an inpatient treatment center. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those on electronic monitors are permitted

Rosewood Boarding Home Shelter (Men Only)
10101 Bluff Bend, Austin, TX 78753 - Phone: (512) 785-3124
Rosewood Boarding Home Shelter provides transitional housing for men. Rent is $550 per month, which includes meals. Currently, individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses as well as individuals who are on electronic monitors are permitted.

Step Up House (Men & Women)
2908 Wickersham Lane, Austin, TX 78741
and
5512 Burgundy Drive, Austin, TX 78724
and
7402 Lazy Creek Drive, Austin, TX 78753 - Phone: (512) 879-7785

Step Up House provides several sober recovery homes for men and women. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted. Residents are required to work on a recovery program and meet often with a sponsor, as well as submit to random drug and alcohol tests. Rent is $120 per week (which does not include meals), and it is due in advance at weekly meetings. A $145 security deposit is also required. The homes are equipped with the following amenities: cable TV, a house phone, a computer, internet access, cleaning supplies,
laundry facilities, bed linens, and all home furnishings. There is no minimum or maximum stay.

Texas Reach Out Ministries (Men & Women) (No MHMR)
P.O. Box 17006, Austin, TX 78760 Phone: (512) 291-0921
Web: www.texasreachout.org
Texas Reach Out Ministries operates several faith-based transitional living facilities throughout Austin for men and women.
Individuals with sex offenses and MHMR clients are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Interested parties should submit a request for admission by mail; screenings are conducted prior to admission. Residents must be committed to change and must pursue employment while living in the facility. Rent is $85 per week, and a one-time fee of $200 is required. Residents are also asked to contribute $25 per week for food.

Sex Offender & Violent Offender Accepted/No Monitor

Born Again Ministries Regeneration House (Men Only)
5001 and 5004 Allyson Court Austin, TX 78744 Phone: (512) 293-7793
Born Again Ministries Regeneration House provides faith-based housing and programming for men. Rent is $500 per month, which includes meals. Individuals with sex offenses and violent offenses are accepted, but those on electronic monitors are not permitted. There is no maximum stay.

Encore House (Men Only)
1109 East 52nd Street, Austin, TX 78723 Phone: (512) 300-2900
Encore House provides transitional housing for men. Rent ranges from $105 to $135 per week depending on room size. A 100 deposit is required, and the amount of two weeks rent is due before move-in. Individuals with sex offenses are accepted, but those who are on electronic monitors are not permitted. There is no maximum stay

South Austin Market Place (Men Only)
2101 East Ben White Boulevard #306, Austin, TX 78741 - Phone: (512) 443-2804
South Austin Market Place provides housing facilities for men. Individuals on electronic monitors are not accepted, but those with sex offenses are considered on a case-by-case basis. Other resources, including a food pantry and clothes closet, are also available. There is no minimum or maximum stay. Rent varies from $105-130 per week depending on the size of the
room, and a $100 deposit is required.

Sex Offender w/Monitor Accepted Only

Burkes Fresh Start Program (Men Only)
2612 Wheeless Lane Austin, TX 78723 Phone: (512) 926-6311
Burkes Fresh Start Program provides transitional housing for men with a focus on those who have sex offenses. Rent is $125 per week

Houston Area

Sex Offender & Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted

Airline House (Men & Women) (No Sex Offense Involving A Child)
1607 Airline Drive, Houston, TX 77009 - Phone: (713) 8617030
Airline House provides transitional housing for men and women. Individuals with sex offenses involving children are not accepted, but those involving adults are permitted. Individuals on electronic monitors are also permitted. Rent is $95 per week. A $210 deposit is required for individuals without an electronic monitor, and a $440 deposit is required for those with an electronic monitor. There is no minimum or maximum stay, but residents must be sober for 30 days before moving in.

New Birth Ministries (Women Only)
2122 Woods Road, Brookshire, TX 77423 - Phone: (281) 3752444
New Birth Ministries provides transitional housing for women. All individuals are considered despite previous offense. The
program offers housing, counseling, and job placement assistance and lasts six months to one year, but there is no maximum stay. Rent is negotiable and determined by the director of the program based on income and other factors.

On Track Ministry (Men & Women)
3401 Liberty Road, Houston, TX 77026 - Phone: (713) 2235557
On Track Ministry provides transitional housing for men and women. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted. Rent is $460 per month, and a $460 deposit is required. While there is no minimum or maximum stay, residents are asked to participate in and attend services during their stay.

Spiller Personal Care (Men & Women)
10323 Mayberry Street, Houston, TX 77078 - Phone: (713) 5026911
Spiller Personal Care provides transitional housing services for men and women. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted. Rent is $800 per month, and a $400 deposit is required. There is no minimum or maximum stay.

Victory Living Center (Men Only)
815 South Victory Street, Houston, TX 77088 - Phone: (832) 7040957
Victory Living Center provides transitional housing for men. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted. Rent is $360 per month, and a $30 deposit is required. Also, the first monthís rent must be paid in advance. There is no minimum or maximum stay.

Star of Hope Menís Development Center (Men & Women)
1811 Ruiz Street, Houston, TX 77002 - Phone: (713) 2278900
Web: www.sohmission.org
Star of Hope Menís Development Center provides several transitional housing programs for men, women, and families. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted.

Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted Only

Covington House (Men Only)
6913 Covington Drive, Houston, TX 77091- Phone: (713) 8162471 or (281) 6396927
Covington House provides transitional housing for men. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted. Rent is $100 per week (includes program fees), and a $250 deposit is required.

Abundance Living (Men Only)
8512 Wheatley Street, Houston, TX 77088 - Phone: (832) 2822189 or (281) 5910082
Web: www.abundancelivinginc.org
Abundance Living provides transitional housing for men for a maximum of three months (one month extensions are available). Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted. Rent is $100 per week. Work opportunities are provided

Harvest Life (Men Only)
4565 Southway Side, Suite 104, Houston, TX 77087 - Phone: (713) 9217771
Web: www.harvestlifefoundation.org
Harvest Life provides a transitional housing program for men recently released from prison (those out six months or less). Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted. No deposit is required, and permanent housing is available free of charge. Program fees range from $50$75 per
week. There is no minimum or maximum stay. the address above to begin the application process.

L&H Transitional Facilities (Men & Women)
2410 Caplin Street, Houston, TX 77026 - Phone: (713) 6921728
L&H Transitional Facilities provides transitional housing and outpatient services. Both programs offer assistance with substance abuse problems and do not accept individuals with sex offenses. Those with violent offenses and individuals on
electronic monitors are permitted. Rent is $525 per month.

Houston Victory Prison Ministries (Men Only)
15402 Sellers Road #20, Houston, TX 77060 - Phone: (713) 6912209
Houston Victory Prison Ministries provides transitional services to men free of charge. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted. Residents must not have any major mental problems, and they must commit to the sixmonth program.

Last Chance Recovery Center (Men Only)
5310 Milwee Street, Houston, TX 77092 - Phone: (713) 5291581 or (713) 8809251
Web: www.lastchancerc.org
Last Chance Recovery Center (LCRC) is a long term facility for men. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted on a casebycase basis. There is no minimum or maximum stay. Rent is $95 per week due up front for the entire length of stay, which includes meals and services. All residents must be willing to commit to changing their lifestyle through the services provided at LCRC. They must also be employed or be willing to be employed upon admission

Recovery House (Men Only)
2212 Lou Ellen Lane, Houston, TX 77018 - Phone: (713) 8121211
Recovery House provides transitional housing for men who have a drug or alcohol abuse problem. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted. Residents
must be serious about living a better lifestyle. Rent is $125 per week, and a $125 deposit is required. There is no minimum or maximum stay.

Dallas Area

Sex Offender & Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted

Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship (Men Only)
1018 South Rosemont Avenue, Dallas, TX 75208 - Phone: (214) 339-3748
Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship provides housing for men. Individuals with sex offenses and those on electronic monitors are permitted. Rent is $50 per week.

Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted Only

Godís Outreach Home Ministries (Men & Women)
7807 Greenspan Avenue, Dallas, TX 75232 - Phone: Tim Walker at (972) 228-6097
Godís Outreach Home Ministries provides transitional housing for men and women. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those on electronic monitors are permitted. Rent is $375 per month. Residents must be employable and must commit to a 90-day stay.

Choice of Life Outreach (Men Only)
6713 Leana Street, Dallas, TX 75241 - Phone: (214) 374-0104
Choice of Life Outreach provides housing for men. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those on electronic monitors are permitted. Rent is $100 per week, but this amount is negotiable. Residents must be employable.

Remedy Addictions Counselors (Men & Women)
2528 North Fitzhugh Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204 - Phone: (214) 232-5461
Remedy Addictions Counselors provides housing for men and women. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those on electronic monitors are permitted. Rent is $275 per week.

Welcome House
921 North Peak Street, Dallas, TX 75204 - Phone: (214) 887-0696
Welcome House provides transitional housing and a drug and alcohol recovery program for men. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted. An average stay is six months to one year. Rent is $135 per week (which includes meals), and a $150 deposit is required. Residential short-term
treatment (30 days or less) is also offered.

Sex Offender Only/No Monitor

Remedy Addictions Counselors Ė Irving (Men & Women) (No Sex Offense Involving A Child)
1400 West Irving Boulevard, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75061 - Phone: (972) 253-0000
Remedy Addictions Counselors provides housing for men and women. Some individuals with sex offenses are accepted (those with offenses not involving children), but individuals on electronic monitors are not permitted. Rent is $55 per week.

Ft. Worth Area

Sex Offender & Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted

Lazarus House (Men Only)
2605 Ennis Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111 - Phone (817) 784-5498
Lazarus House provides transitional housing for men. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted. Rent is $400 per month. There is no minimum or maximum stay. Interested parties should mail a letter of inquiry

Outreach Ministry (Men & Women)
5300 Oak Grove Road, Fort Worth, TX 76134 - Phone: (682) 365-7569
Outreach Ministry provides faith-based transitional housing for men and women. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted. A three month screening process is required, so interested individuals should contact Outreach Ministry early to begin the process. Rent is $450 per month, and a $100 deposit is required. The program lasts six months, and there is no extended stay beyond the program.

Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted Only

Fresh Start House of Wellness (Men Only)
4104 South West Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76116 - Phone: (817) 235-3847
Fresh Start House of Wellness provides transitional housing for men. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those on electronic monitors are permitted. Rent is $108.75 per week.

Haven of Rest Ministries (Men & Women)
South Side Christian Center, 3958 J. Rendon Road, Burleson, TX 76028 - Phone: (817) 690-0049
Haven of Rest Ministries operates four transitional housing facilities Ė three for men and one for women. Individuals with sex
offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted. Although no deposit is required, individuals who are able to pay $200 are recommended to do so. The program lasts 90 days, but there is no minimum or maximum stay.

Obadiahís House (Men Only)
5135 Norma Street, Fort Worth, TX 76112 - Phone: (817) 457-4992
Web: www.obadiahshouse.org
Obadiahís House provides transitional housing for men. Residents must be willing to change and must commit to the one-year faith-based program. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted; those with violent offenses are occasionally accepted after an evaluation; and individuals on electronic monitors are accepted if they can pay for the monitor fee themselves. Rent is $500 per month.

Naomiís Home Ministries (Women Only)
1020 East Terrell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104 - Phone: (817) 247-0678 or (817) 820-0703
Web: www.naomihomeministries.org
Naomiís Home Ministries provides housing for women. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Rent depends on income. There is no minimum or maximum stay.

Victory Outreach (Men Only) (Referral program for women applicants)
1001 East Ramsey Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104 - Phone: (817) 927-9918
Victory Outreach provides transitional housing services for men (a referral program is in place for women applicants). individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those with violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors
are permitted on a case-by-case basis. There is a requested stay of one year, but residents can leave earlier if necessary. Rent is based on income and is determined during an initial evaluation.

Sex Offender w/Monitor Accepted Only

New Name Ministries, Inc. (Men Only)
P.O. Box 11694, Fort Worth, TX 76110 - Phone: (817) 920-5886
Web: www.newnameministries.org
New Name Ministries provides a faith-based aftercare housing program for men with sex offenses who wish to successfully re-enter society. New Name Ministries also offers assistance in job placement, life skills, and counseling. Residents must maintain full-time employment, attend classes and sponsored activities, and reimburse expenses incurred. There is a minimum one-year commitment. Contact the Ministries for a pre-application and for more information.

San Antonio Area

Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted Only

San Antonio Fighting Back (Men Only)
2803 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78203 - Phone: (210) 271-7232
Web: www.safb.org
San Antonio Fighting Back provides transitional housing for men. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but those on electronic monitors are permitted. Rent is $350 per month.

Victory Outreach Church (Men & Women) (No MHMR Medication Patients)
4703 Goldfield Drive, San Antonio, TX 78218 - Phone: (210) 531-0090
Victory Outreach Church provides transitional housing services for individuals who do not have sex offenses and who are not on psychiatric medication. Individuals with violent offenses and those on electronic monitors are accepted. A one year stay is requested. No deposit or monthly charge for services is required.

Sex Offender Only/No Monitor

SAMM Shelter (Men & Women)
910 West Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78203 - Phone: (210) 224-5838
Web: www.samm.org
SAMM Shelter provides transitional housing for men, women, and families. Individuals with sex offenses are accepted, but those with extremely violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are not permitted. All services are free of charge. There is no minimum or maximum stay, but residents must meet the requirements of the program and be productive.

Longview Serving Northeast & East Texas Area

Sex Offender & Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted

Outreach Restoration House for Men
1309 West Marshall Avenue, Longview, TX 75601 - Phone: (903) 553-7343
Web: www.orpm.org
Outreach Redemption House for Men provides transitional housing and drug/alcohol abuse recovery services. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted. Residents must attend a 12-step recovery program and church services. There is no minimum or maximum stay. Rent is $480 per month, and a $100 deposit is required.

Amarillo Serving High Plains/Pan Handle Area

Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted Only

City of Refuge (Men Only)
Christian Heritage Church, 613 South Adams Street, Amarillo, TX 79101 - Phone: (806) 376-8715
Web:www.jesusmyrefuge.org/home/nfblog/ministries/outreach/city-of-refuge-outreach-ministry
City of Refuge provides transitional housing, food, community resources, and spiritual guidance to men. Individuals with sex offenses are not accepted, but violent offenses and individuals on electronic monitors are permitted.

Midland Serving West Texas Area

Sex Offender & Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted

Stepping Stone Ministry (Men Only)
2400 North Elkins Road, Midland, TX 79705- Phone (432) 631-4631
Stepping Stone Ministry provides a faith-based transitional housing facility for men. Individuals with sex offenses, violent offenses, and electronic monitors are accepted. There is a minimum stay of four months and maximum stay of one year. Rent is $600 per month (which includes all costs), and no deposit is required.

San Angelo Serving West Texas Area

Sex Offender & Violent Offender w/Monitor Accepted

Williamís House (Men Only)
134 West College Avenue, San Angelo, TX 76903 - Phone: (325) 653-4210 or (325) 224-3481
Williamís House is an intensive residential facility that provides substance abuse treatment for men. Individuals with sex offenses and those on electronic monitors are accepted. Williamís House has a two-month maximum stay and offers funding assistance.
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Another resource available is the Open Door- the Revalation in Fort Worth. 1 year program. I can get the rest of the details when I talk to Hubby.
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I did some calling in Austin, and San Antonio - this list could use a little updating. Also I found more resources under the title: Non-contract Facility Directory from TDCJ Here by "Daveswife" - there are attachments listed there on Approved facilities also. The entire State is listed.
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