Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family and Community Medicine Community-Based Contracts


In addition to the Family and Community Medicine private practice and Community Health Program, the department also partners with organizations focused on providing care to those most in need. We are proud of our affiliation with these and other organizations. 

Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston

Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston was designated a 501(c)(3) in 2001 with the mission of promoting health, hope, and dignity for Houston's homeless through accessible and comprehensive care. What began as a two-room clinic with an adjacent dental chair has grown into three integrated primary care clinics, a three operatory dental clinic, jail and hospital inreach programs, a street medicine program, stabilization services within Permanent Supportive Housing, and a first-of-its-kind transportation project. 

Houston Recovery Center

The Houston Recovery Center provides compassionate care to underserved individuals affected by substance use through early intervention and community care coordination to help them achieve lifelong recovery. We provide a safe environment that serves an immediate need for individuals under the influence. As an alternative to jail and emergency room admissions, our sobering center is an appropriate destination to screen for and manage substance use disorders that present a public safety and health hazard.  

Santa Maria Hostel

Santa Maria Hostel is Texas’ largest multi-site residential and outpatient substance use treatment center and one of a very few to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for pregnant and parenting women and their children. Clients progress towards achieving improved mental and physical health, family functioning, and economic stability that supports a drug- and violence-free lifestyle.