Downtown Houston Locations

1. The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command

1500 Austin St.
Houston, TX 77002
Area Commander: Major Zach Bell
Area Commander: Major Shelley Bell

Administrative Office

The Salvation Army of Greater Houston provides a broad range of social services and compassion for thousands of individuals and families, serving Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties at 17 locations.

Area Command is the administrative office of The Salvation Army and is located in Downtown Houston.

2. Young Adult Resource Center

The Young Adult Resource Center (YARC) connects homeless young adults, ages 18 to 25, to housing and other mainstream supports while providing respite, emergency meals, job coaching, recovery coaching, and non-traditional educational support, tutoring and re-engagement.

The Center offers its visitors access to computers, games, movies, and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere. And once they are ready, qualified staff will help connect them to permanent housing, education, and job training.

3. Center of Hope

1717 Congress Ave
Houston, TX 77002

Director: Margot Durbin

The Center of Hope, formally Sally’s House, is designed to provide food and emergency or transitional housing to people in need. Underlying this program is a motivation to identify the causes of homelessness and work to alleviate or eliminate homelessness at its source.

4. Family Residence

1603 McGowen St.
Houston, TX 77004

Director: Shirah Villegas

The Family Residence provides a place of safety and healing for women and children, many of whom are victims of domestic violence, crime, and generational poverty.

Since 1984, the current location on McGowen St. has been providing refuge for families in need. The Family Residence not only gives families a safe place to get back on their feet; it also provides the help and support that clients in crisis need in order to understand and address the root causes of their circumstances.

The Family Residence partners with programs like United Way’s THRIVE, to help women advance toward financial independence.

5. Adult Rehabilitation Center

2118 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007

Director: Major Erik Nickell

The Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) repairs broken lives of men who are addicted to alcohol and drugs through a program that includes work therapy, recreation, worship, healthcare, education and counseling, both individual and group.

Upon completion, the resident is ready to move into ARC Transitional Housing. In this phase of recovery, the man is preparing for return to family and community.

The ARC operates all 7 Salvation Army Family Stores in the area. The items sold through these stores provide the funding for the ARC.