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

Cookie Booth at the Hester House Monday, 3/20

The Julia C. Hester House Girl Scout Troop 135137 will host a cookie booth on Monday, March 20th from 4 to 6 pm. This will be the last time to purchase cookies so stock up before they are all gone. Come out and support our new...

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2017 Starts Off With A Bang! The staff of the Hester House hopes everyone had a great start to the new year. We have been very busy with all of our wonderful participants and community partners. We have a great year planned and hope you can join us and support us in...

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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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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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