A Place to Call Home; Magnificat offers faith, hope and charity by providing housing, food, work and spiritual support while our residents–of all races and creeds– build their lives in community.
Our 16 structures dot the map of Houston. Most are residential homes in near-town neighborhoods. Others target a specific population, such as the popular Loaves & Fishes soup kitchen.
Our two largest complexes, the St. Joseph House Clubhouse and the Dona Maria Clubhouse, are dedicated to our comminity's mentally ill. Assisting with reintegration into society, where possible. Others provide emergency housing for women living on the street, pregnant girls, the homeless, the destitute and the mentally ill, struggling in our culture. Our Moran Center provides job training opportunities for our residents.
Residencies may be temporary or long-term, depending on the individual. Some find work quickly and move on while others will never be able to leave. Many find satisfying work here and choose to become permanent members of our community.
As an independent charity, our ongoing funding depends on outside resources, with foundations and individual donations filling an important gap. Our permanent staff accept very modest salaries and our work is based on the Corporal Works of Mercy, greatly enhanced by several orders of Catholic nuns, priests and dedicated volunteers.