Serving the Community


Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Houston’s Fifth Ward and surrounding communities through programs and services that promote self-empowerment.

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Wellness in Body and Mind

The Wellness Center provides fitness programs that keep the community healthy and active.

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2016 Fundraising Goals

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Serving Houston for over 70 Years

Since 1943, the Hester House has been a safe haven for youth, promoting education and support for families and seniors.

Our Wellness Center

The Wellness Center offers a state-of-the-art weight room, locker rooms, a basketball court with 300-seat bleachers, and a five-lane 25-meter pool.

From Generation to Generation

Hester House alumni are a vibrant part of our community. Get involved today and pass on the tradition.

News and Events

After School Registration Lottery

  The After School Achievers program will hold a REGISTRATION LOTTERY on Monday, August 15th. Doors open at 4:30 pm and the drawing will be at 5 pm. El programa que tendremos Después de la Escuela llevara a cabo una lotería de inscripción el lunes 15 de Agosto....

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HISD Transportation Hosts Job Fair @ Hester House

The HISD Transportation Department is hosting a job fair at the Hester House on Monday, July 25th from 9 am to noon. The department is seeking candidates to join its staff of 1,200 employees responsible for safely ferrying about 34,000 students to and from school each...

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Financial Literacy Seminar

Wednesday, July 13th the Harris County Federal Credit Union will be back to discuss IRAs, CDs and answer all of your financial questions. They will also be on hand to take deposits and open accounts. We look forward to seeing everyone at 10 am, Wednesday, July 13th in...

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Summer Newsletter

It’s Summer Time at the Hester House! Welcome back friends and neighbors to Hester House Horizons. Its summer time at the Hester House and the participants and staff of the Hester House are ready for the season. This summer we are hosting summer camp for youth, our...

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Hear what People are Saying

The Hester House has always been a place to go in the neighborhood for quality programs. I went, I sent my children, and now my grandchildren attend.

JoAnne D.

Community Member

The Hester House helped me when I needed an extra hand, and then taught me how to keep going.

John W.

Community Member

The Hester House programs have encouraged me to eat better and be active. They have really helped improve my health.

Tracy T.

Community Member

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We’re located at 2020 Solo Street, just north of I-10 between Waco and Lockwood.

Julia C. Hester House

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