Through building bridges in our local community, St. Stephen's strategically partners with ministries that care for the most vulnerable in our community.
The committee meets the first Sunday of each month after the 10:30 a.m. service. All are invited to attend the meetings. More importantly, all are invited to participate in our outreach/community justice programs.
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 Seafarers 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.
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.
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.
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: Fe Y Justicia Center is a safe space for low-wage workers to learn about their rights in the workplace, and organize to improve working conditions on the job.
The goal of the Workplace Justice Program is to serve as an alternative access to justice by resolving low-wage workers’ cases of workplace abuse. Fe y Justicia Worker Center believes workers are uniquely equipped to organize and devise solutions to the workplace issues they face. For this reason, we see our role as guides, equipping workers with information about their legal and human rights and assisting them as they navigate the agencies, resources, and services available.
Workers report a whole range of issues including, most commonly, wage theft, discrimination, sexual harassment, injury, and safety and health violations. Individuals and groups of workers with a case of workplace injustice are required to participate in a Workers Rights Workshop to learn about their rights
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.