Main Street Ministries Houston is dedicated to sharing the love of Christ and empowering our community's most vulnerable to experience stability, purpose and renewal.


Main Street Ministries Houston was established in 2009 to unite and strengthen Operation ID and Shepherd’s Center, two long-running, volunteer outreach ministries of First Presbyterian Church Houston.  Both ministries were founded by FPC members whose concern for the growing needs of the poor and homeless on Main Street led them to action.  These grass roots efforts began with a few compassionate friends meeting at church, armed with a folding table, great faith, and a desire to help others.  Over the past three decades, by God’s grace, those efforts have blossomed into Main Street Ministries, a multifaceted center of faith and restoration that touches the lives of thousands in our community each year.

In the past few years, our support has expanded beyond the emergency relief of our first ministry efforts.  We now provide even greater opportunities for participants to develop skills and beliefs that can empower them to rebuild their lives and contribute positively to their families and communities. 


MSM offers a new narrative to the discouraged, a profound truth that inspires hope and transforms lives.  Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we believe that every person is created with the gifts, abilities, and capacity to make decisions and to effect change in the world.  We believe that God´s love and acceptance is not based upon human accomplishments or failures, but upon His character and what He has done on our behalf.  Our programs are designed to embody God’s love and grace, encourage faith, and provide tangible supports that empower participants to grow to their fullest potential and be good stewards of all areas of their lives.


Board of directors


Lesley Lilly -  Board Chair

Jim D'Agostino
Managing Director, Encore Interests LLC

Fred Robertson
President, FR Resources

Don Barber
Retired, Dow Chemical

Page Haines - Advisory Board Chair
Retired, Fortune Management Houston

Michael Lueck - Governance Chair
Principal, KPMG LLC.

Sean Keenan - Finance Chair
President & CFO, Hibernia Resources III, LLC.

Barbara Allen - Executive Director

Jim Birchfield
Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church Houston

Rasheda James
Director of SOX/Internal Control, DXP Enterprises

Eric Sandberg
Broker, IVG Energy

Kari Bivins
National Sales Mgr., KHOU CBS 11

Phil Pierce
Retired, Texas Instruments

Barbara Allen
Executive Director

Kathie Hartzog
Director of Programs

Esmeralda Reyes 
Program Manager Resource Navigation

Cat Ode
Program Manager Operation ID

Hermette Ward
Program Manager Life Empowerment

Office Manager

Jenny Sommer
Community Garden

Carrie Sadler 
Volunteer Coordinator

Alicia Moreno
Program Coordinator Assistant

Kristi Gonzales


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FORM 990


We collect personal information about individuals in a computer system called a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for reasons that are discussed in our privacy policy. We may be required to collect some personal information by organizations that fund the operation of this program. Other personal information that we collect is important to run our programs, to improve services for individuals, and to better understand the needs of individuals. In order to provide or coordinate individual referrals, case management, housing or other services, some client records may be shared with other organizations that are required to have privacy policies in place in order to protect your personal information.

Recopilamos información personal sobre los individuos en un sistema informático denominado Sistema de Información de Gestión de Personas sin Hogar ( HMIS ) por razones que se discuten en nuestra política de privacidad . Podemos ser requeridos para recoger algunos datos personales por las organizaciones que financian el funcionamiento de este programa. Otra información personal que recogemos es importante para ejecutar nuestros programas , para mejorar los servicios para las personas, y para comprender mejor las necesidades de los individuos . Con el fin de proporcionar o coordinar las derivaciones individuales , manejo de casos , vivienda u otros servicios , algunos registros de clientes puede ser compartida con otras organizaciones que están obligados a tener políticas de privacidad en el lugar a fin de proteger su información personal.

HMIS Disclosure