Service & Advocacy
St. Stephen’s has a long legacy of pursing justice with our neighbors. We are building meaningful relationship with community partners and mobilizing people around our values of dignity and equity.
Serving Our Neighborhoods and City
Through building bridges in our local community, St. Stephen’s strategically partners with ministries that care for the most vulnerable in our community.
Whether you have a few hours one day or ongoing energy for support, there are a multitude of way to be part of the effort.
Ministries We Support
Integrity/Houston is organized to unite LGBTQIA+ Christians and other interested persons in the Houston area, to act as a support group for LGBTQIA+ people, to develop leadership, and to be an instrument through which LGBTQIA+ Christians may be heard by the Church and society. We commit ourselves to welcoming and encouraging all people of various religious backgrounds and traditions into full Chapter Membership. Worship and Meetings are open to all! After Worship, there is a Potluck Dinner.
St.Stephen’s participates in a Christmas outreach to the Seafarer’s Center on the Port of Houston to provide gift boxes for the seafarers that come to our port. Last year Carolyn Warren helped us collect over 90 boxes. This is an activity for all ages. For a shopping list and more details, click here.
Montrose Grace Place
Mission: To provide a safe, welcoming environment for vulnerable homeless youth of all sexualities and genders, providing nourishment, health relationships, and hope for the future.
Every Thursday, Montrose Grace Place opens its doors to homeless youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities who are between the ages of 13 and 21 years old. Youth night is an evening of food, mentorship, and skills building. The youth and volunteers share a seated, family-style meal followed by an interactive lesson, craft, or other activity. Additionally, youth are able to “shop” in our closet of donated supplies, which include clothing, shoes, toiletries, bus cards, and snacks.
Stand Up For Kids
Mission: We exist to end the cycle of youth homelessness.
Stand Up For Kids reaches out to the homeless youth by giving them non-perishable food, clothing and hygiene products.
Drop-in Center: Clients have a safe place to socialize, to enjoy a hot meal and to take with them basic necessities as well as provide help in obtaining ID, resume preparation, and resources for housing.
Apartment Support: Provides food and housing supplies to clients who were able to obtain housing through various grants.
Christian Community Service Center
Mission: The mission of the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) is to serve the poor, hungry, disabled, and otherwise needy while respecting their religious, ethnic or cultural differences.
- Food Pantries
- Job Assistance
- Vision Care
- Back to School Supplies for children
- Jingle Bell Express (toys for children)
- Sunshine Resale Shop
Interfaith Ministries (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service creating a community of faith working and acting together in response to the Divine call to create a more just, compassionate, and caring society. Meals on Wheels is one of the programs sponsored by this organization and was an important outreach during this last hurricane.
Lord of the Streets
Mission: Offering spiritual, physical, emotional and social ministry to Houston’s homeless and disadvantaged.
- Day shelter, (providing: bottled water, emergency clothing and hygiene items, and food)
- Shoes/Clothing Assistance for job interviews and secured employment
- Mailing Address & Mail Pick-Up
- Assistance with the obtaining of valid ID and food stamps
- Information-assessment counselors available to refer people to partner agencies for other essential services, including substance abuse recovery programs, job readiness training, and housing/shelter.
Sunday Services: 7 a.m. Liturgy with Breakfast served by church volunteers
Mission: The mission of Amazing Place is to provide fellowship, memory care and wellness for adults with mild to moderate memory loss and support to their families and the community.
- Dementia Day Program
- Caregiver Support
- Community Education
Mission: Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) mission is to connect people in need with health, social and educational resources that can improve their lives.
It is supported by Episcopal Health and other local agencies.
- Children’s Immunizations
- Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings
- Vision Screenings
- Well and sick child check ups
- Dental care
- Food from the Food Pantry
- Food Fairs and Mini Health Fairs
- English language
- Computer literacy
- Domestic violence support groups are also held on campus.
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