History & Background
HHH was founded in 1999, incorporated in 2000 and became Houston’s third Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 2001. To this day, we remain the only private FQHC that exclusively provides care for those who are homeless. To that end, our services are unduplicated and fill an essential gap in our community’s safety net system.
HHH began as a small two-exam room clinic with an adjacent dental chair tucked into the corner of a crowded day shelter. The old, donated dental equipment was so loud that medical and dental patients could not be seen at the same time. Our crowning achievement, by far, is emerging from these humble beginnings to become the community’s leading provider of homeless health services. We now operate three clinics throughout downtown and central Houston, a full-service dental clinic, medical outreach and off-site programming, jail inreach, exploitation/prostitution recovery programming and several student-teaching initiatives.
We work closely with various organizations also serving those who are homeless and with most of the local public health providers, including formal collaborations with the city and county health department, Harris County Jail, Harris Health System and The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. Not only to we provide direct patient care, it is our underlying mission to promote systemic changes that improve our healthcare system and increase access to care for those who are among our most vulnerable and marginalized.
HHH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.