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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2017 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

Hester House Garden

  The Hester House gardeners continue to work hard under the guidance of Horticulturalist George McAfee. We are very proud of our seniors and their dedication to the garden. Ms. Brewer is one of our dedicated gardeners and she can be seen in our cover photo....

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Giving Tuesday

You’ve had turkey, you’ve done your shopping, you even got the best deals, but there’s one more thing on your to do list… give back!   November 29th is Giving Tuesday, a time to celebrate all you have by giving back. The Hester House serves the community by providing...

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Spelling Bee Champs

The Hester House, in conjunction with Lincoln Park and Finnigan Park/YET Center, hosted the second annual community center spelling bee. Grades 1st through 5th participated. All of the participants studied hard and represented their respective centers well. Special...

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Harris County Federal Credit Union talks about….

The Harris County Federal Credit Union will be here today, November 9th to discuss online shopping, fraud & planning. Come by the Hester House auditorium at 10 am. They will also be here to open accounts, take deposits and answer any financial questions you have....

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Hester House Participates in Fish Fest

Youth and parents from the after school program participated in the 2016 Harris County Precinct One Fall Kids Fish Fest. The Precinct One Learning Center conducts the event to teach youth about aquatic life, water safety and fishing rules and regulations. Once the...

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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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