What Bay Area Homeless Services Inc. Offers
High Quality Personalized Services
At Bay Area Homeless Services, Inc., we take care to provide our clients high quality services personalized for their unique needs. Our staff members are available to take your phone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, we accept new clients only from 9AM until 4PM. Our staff members are trained to be professional, courteous and efficient. Below are the variety of services we provide.
Emergency Shelter Services
BAHS provides emergency homeless shelter services for low-income clients in the East Harris County, Baytown, Liberty County and Chambers County area. We have separate men's and women's dormitories for the safety and privacy of our residents. BAHS provides three meals daily. Our caring professional case management staff provides an individual case management plan for every client shortly upon entry. We strongly encourage our clients to seek employment. Therefore we also provide transportation to employment interviews, perform resume critiques, and provide basic on-the-job readiness training. Clients take personal responsibility for their individual growth by actively participating in training activities, and completing routine household chores.
Bay Area Homeless Services believes that all clients deserve the opportunity to achieve goals and reach personal responsibility milestones. Caseworkers actively seek out client feedback to insure that their individual needs are being met while at the shelter. Case aides are trained to determine barriers to employment and success, and seek out measures to overcome those obstacles.
Bay Area Homeless Services provides pre-employment, post employment, job readiness, employment maintenance, casework, and classes for current and former clients. We have "real-world" volunteers who donate their time to do mock interviews, present life-skills classes and assist with post-employment career counseling. BAHS caseworkers provide a job board, and work with local employers to develop several job fairs annually. These services are available upon request to former, as well as current, clients.
Homelessness is a subject that touches everyone in our service area communities. Prevention of homelessness, likewise, is an important topic because of the economic impact that homelessness has on each member of society, both in a direct, and indirect manner.
Bay Area Homeless Services can provide a speaker for any organization that wishes to learn more about homelessness, our services, our programs, and our needs.
If you would like to schedule a speaker from BAHS, please contact Bill Eckert, at 281-420-6728 or visit our Contact Page to consider a presentation for your group.
Domestic Violence - Special Note
Bay Area Homeless Services does not provide emergency services for victims of domestic violence. If you are in danger from domestic violence please call 911 for immediate police assistance. If you need housing to escape a domestic violence situation please call 211 for a confidential and appropriate referral to agencies prepared to meet your immediate needs.