2018 Summer Camp


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.

Wellness in Body and Mind

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

2018 Fundraising Goals

You can make a difference by giving.  Connect with Hester House and be a part of our community.


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

Fall at the Hester House

Congratulations Jeremiah Logan Hester House's own Jeramiah Logan named Most Valuable Swimmer (Boys 10 and Under) by the Harris County Aquatics Program.     Don't Forget... The Hester House offers a number of services: Wellness Program Weight Room Monday – Friday 9 am...

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Attention Community Partners!

Support the Back to School Fair The Julia C. Hester House is once again planning our annual Back to School Fair. The event will be held on August 3, 2017 in the Harold V. Dutton, Jr. facility in the Hester House Wellness Center. Essential bags filled with supplies...

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Summertime at the Hester House

Summer Camp The Youth Services Program is enjoying a great summer. Aided by interns from the LEE Internship Program, Hester House is hosting approximately 80 youth this summer. Youth participate in activities such as swimming, chess and literacy programs. Also...

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Celebrating Hester House Youth

We want to take a moment to honor Hester House youth for their outstanding achievements. The Hester House is happy that you are part of our family and proud to be a part of yours. Congratulations on all of your achievements! We congratulate the youth participants that...

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Counting Down to Summer at the Hester House

Summer is right around the corner and we are gearing up for all of the exciting activities planned. Activities for children, like summer camp and swim lessons; activities for seniors like water aerobics and field trips; and activities for the community like ESL and...

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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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