Julia C. Hester House

Celebrating 75 Years of Enhancing the Quality of Life in Houston's Fifth Ward
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Youth Services

We provide inspiring year-round activities for children ages 4-12. During the school year, students participate in after school programs. In the summer months, youth enroll in summer camp. Hester House focuses on transformative activities that promote self-sufficiency.

Our partners include the Harris County Street Olympics, Perfect Team Play, the Boy Scouts of America, the Harris County Aquatics Program, Texas AgriLife Extension Services, the Traveling Naturalist, and Discovery Camp.

Homework help
Literacy enrichment
Healthy snacks & fitness
Learn to Swim
Chess Club
Character Development
Fine Arts (Music Lessons & Drama)
Boy Scouts
Girls on the Run

Senior Services

We empower seniors to live independently, and we celebrate their contributions to our history. By providing critical services for the elderly in a community-based environment, we promote health and nutrition, social activities and interaction, recreation, and supportive services.

Through offering assistance to seniors with their basic needs, we strive for positive lifestyle changes with structured and entertaining activities that promote physical and mental wellness.

Physical fitness
Field trips
Devotional services
Birthday recognitions
Intercultural celebrations
Arts and crafts
Intergenerational activities
Complimentary daily transportation


Social Services

Our services include life skills, financial literacy, employment assistance, and educational assistance. We provide programs that address immediate client needs while also assessing the root causes that impact the client’s ability to maintain and achieve self-sufficiency.

We help clients through intake, assessments, information referrals, development of personal goals and objectives, monitoring, and evaluation. We also address basic and urgent needs for clients in exceptional situations.

Case Management
Job Search Assistance
Resume Assistance
ESL Class
ESL Conversation Class
Computer Lab
Financial Literacy



Focusing on Wellness

We have a special focus on wellness for all ages. Our fitness programs are designed to keep the community healthy and active. With over 24,000 square feet, the Wellness Center offers a state-of-the-art weight room, locker rooms, a basketball court, 300-seat bleachers, and a five-lane, 25-meter pool.

Our Programs

Weight Training
TSU’s Aging in Motion classes
Adult Aquatics

(Aerobics, Lap Swimming, and Learn-to-Swim)
Youth Aquatics

Tai Chi

Over 80% of your donation goes directly to our programs and services for the Fifth Ward community.


Leadership and Stewardship

We use the support we receive from our donors and partners responsibly. Everyone at Hester House works hard to ensure every dollar is spent sensibly and in a trustworthy manner, maximizing the services we provide.

About Us

Julia C. Hester House, Inc.
(713) 274-1394
2020 Solo Street
Houston, TX 77020