Convalescent Care Center

We are NOT currently accepting applications at this time 

Open Door Mission’s Convalescent Care Center (CCC)

Open Door Mission’s Convalescent/Respite Care Center can house up to 33 homeless men who have been released from Ben Taub, LBJ and other regional hospitals who need extended convalescence following illnesses, surgery or accidents and who have nowhere to go except back to the streets of Houston. The ultimate objective for the homeless men in Open Door Mission’s Convalescent/Respite Care Center is to achieve a quality of life conducive to independent living and be restored to physical health suitable to enter the workforce and to obtain permanent supportive housing. Of equal importance is for the CCC to fill the gap of reducing or eliminating the need for multiple re-admissions to hospitals and recurring visits to the hospital emergency departments.

The CCC is managed by the Mission’s Social Services Department caseworkers, who assist the clients with:

  • Connection to and scheduling of visits to their primary care physician, health testing, dental, vision and any mental health referrals.
  • Applying for disability and permanent supportive housing and employment.
  • Attainment of food stamps and legal assistance.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the opportunities found in the Education and Technology Center services offered at the Mission. Computers are available to them for their personal use.

Beginning in August 2015, Harris County Healthcare for the Homeless will have an onsite open access clinic at the Mission to provide medical services to the men in our care and to the local homeless community. The clinic will enable our residents to have medical services readily available to them and reduce the number of offsite trips that are made for them to meet their medical appointments.

Men in our care can stay in CCC for periods from a few days up to several months until such time as when a doctor provides release orders. CCC residents may also apply for admission into the DoorWay Recovery Program. (See Eligibility Requirements)

“Before, this, I was alone…so I looked to drugs to have fun. I needed a group like Celebrate Recovery where I could talk about my problems with people who have been through the same things.”
Cory B., DoorWay Recovery Center
“One morning, I woke up…and couldn’t get out of bed. The hospital saved my life, but without being able to work, I soon became homeless. Thank God someone in the hospital told me about the Mission’s Convalescent Care Center..”
Geno G., Graduate, DoorWay Recovery Center
Open Door Mission of Houston
“I dug in. I didn’t try to change the program to fit me…I changed to fit the program.”
Derek B., Graduate, DoorWay Recovery Center

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