“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19

We at Holy Spirit believe that God’s love for all is at the heart of all that we do.  We can respond to that love in many ways, one of which is by sharing it with others.  Our outreach ministry is one way we seek to share Christ’s love.  This not only feeds others (quite literally sometimes), but also feeds us and reminds us of our own need of God’s love.  So, outreach at Holy Spirit is meant to grow our awareness of God’s love and to share it by serving others.

Leona Baker
Leona BakerMAM Representative
Holy Spirit Episcopal Churches was one of the founding churches of MAM. MAM’s mission is to assure that families have the means to meet their basic needs. To carry out that mission, we assist families facing financial crisis to avoid homelessness, offer programs to enable long-term financial self-sufficiency, assure children an improved school experience, facilitate client access to other support networks, and enhance MAM’s value to its member congregations and the community.

MAM clients live or work in Houston‘s central and close-in West and Northwest neighborhoods such as the Heights, Spring Branch, Acres Homes, Memorial, Jersey Village and more. Last year, MAM helped 19,121 unique individuals (4,941 unduplicated families) through its emergency and stabilization programs from rental and utility assistance, sack meals, household cleaning and hygiene supplies, medical, prescription, dental and mental health assistance and employment programs.

Each day, these families and individuals arrive at MAM’s doors bearing the weight of a financial crisis so big that they can no longer handle it alone – from imminent eviction, family hunger, the need for urgent medical care, or loss of transportation to their job.

Volunteer and paid caseworkers help MAM clients address their immediate need with a variety of emergency services including rental and utility assistance, food pantry referrals and sack meals, transportation vouchers, access to medical services and much more. Next, caseworkers and volunteers take the time to work with clients to untangle a web of underlying issues that will continue to threaten families’ long-term stability, like a job loss, illness or disability, or lack of language skills for better employment, need for family counseling and so on.

Nancy Moody
Nancy MoodyWestside Homeless Partnership Representative
Westside Homeless Partnership exists to empower homeless families in Houston’s Spring Branch area to achieve self-sufficiency and a stable home environment, one in which their children have a better chance at academic success and brighter prospects for the future. WHP’s assistance includes intensive case management, resources, and supporting services that, together with the families’ own personal efforts, education, and growth, make lasting changes that transform their lives
Susan Bowen
Susan BowenLord of the Streets Representative
Since 1990, Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church has been dedicated to ministry to Houston’s homeless population in downtown and Mid-town Houston. In 1993, Lord of the Streets was established as a special mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.