Open Door Mission Respite and Recuperative Care Center Admissions

The Open Door Mission’s Convalescent (respite) Care Center has been in operation since 1991. It was created to treat homeless males discharging from Houston’s public hospitals, Ben Taub and LBJ. These men were homeless going into the hospital and are homeless still when they come out. The Mission serves as a place for them to recuperate and rehabilitate from an accident, illness, injury or surgery in a clean and safe environment.


The Center is currently being utilized by Harris Health Systems’ Harris County Hospital District.

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Link-Eligibility Criteria 1.      The patient must be currently established with the Harris Health System. Please contact Harris Health to verify. (Currently we do not accept external patients)

2.      Per Harris Health discretion of Respite need, Harris Health must complete the referral paperwork and communication to Open Door Mission.