Julia C. Hester House

A Gathering Place, That Everyone Can Count On

Celebrating Over 80 Years of Enhancing the Quality of Life in Houston’s Fifth Ward. We offer an array of support mechanisms that focus on youth development, senior services, social services and workforce development.

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Welcome to the Hester House

Our Vision

We strive to ensure community members have all they need to reach their full potential. We believe that everyone has the ability and desire to be their best selves when provided healthy support and the tools necessary to transcend their unique place in life at any moment. We aim to accomplish this via a holistic approach to wellness that touches every aspect of life and can transform generations to come.

For us, that means being a hub, a gathering place, that everyone can count on.

Program Overview

Julia C. Hester House is a long-standing community center in the Fifth Ward area, serving over 1,500 residents annually. Through our mission of providing support and services that empower, build and sustain the Fifth Ward community, we offer an array of support mechanisms that focus on youth development, senior services, social services and workforce development.

Upcoming Events & Activities

Due to Covid-19 precautions and prevention methods recommended by our local public leadership, our programs and services are suspended until further notice. To support the immediate needs of our community, we are currently operating the following programs:
– Virtual Youth After-School Program (ages 4 – 12)
– Virtual Senior Social Network Calls
– Senior Food Box Distribution (with the Houston Food Bank)
– Senior Meal Distribution
– Community Food Box Preparation (with the Houston Food Bank and Harris County Precinct One) 

As our programming expands & guidelines and preparations allow for additional services, we will be sure to keep the Fifth Ward and Greater Houston community abreast. 

Please visit our facebook page for the most up to date information.

We encourage everyone to stay updated as COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations are made public through the CDC and Harris County Public Health Department websites.

Thank you and stay well! – The Hester House Team

 

 

It’s not too late! Register today for our kids virtual after-school program.

Julia C. Hester House: 2021 – 2022 Virtual After-School Enrichment Youth Program Due to Covid-19 precautions and prevention methods, the Julia C. Hester House after school enrichment program this year will be conducted virtually. Each weekday, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.,...

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