Hospitality House stands tall as the only overnight inmate family facility within Texas that operates seven days a week. Since opening its doors in 1986, the House has become a vital link between Huntsville’s Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmates and their loved ones. Currently, the House welcomes families for overnight visitations, provides meals during their stay, gives encouragement and support, stocks a pantry of food for families to take home, and so much more.
Through the years, JSL has been honored to partner with the Hospitality House through providing a dinner to overnight guests once a month, help in stocking the pantry, and the donation of cabinets and supplies in the art therapy room. It is truly a pleasure to work with the Director, Debra McCammon. Her enthusiasm and passion are so inspiring and a bit contagious!
The pantry could always use community support to stay fully stocked. If you are interested in helping fill the pantry, here are items that are needed…
Canned chili, Vienna sausages, rice side dishes, macaroni and cheese, dry pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned beef ravioli, peanut butter, jelly, rice, beans, canned fruit, canned soup, ramen noodles, pasta side dishes, canned tuna and chicken, salad dressing, ketchup, mustard, mayo, and bbq sauce.
The Hospitality House ministry promotes the public welfare and strives to alleviate the hardships of the disadvantaged by ministering to the physical and religious needs of families of prisoners incarcerated in the penal system of the state of Texas. These families are the “other victims of crime.” Simply put, the House offers a warm, friendly, and peaceful environment where families can relax and rest while visiting their incarcerated loved ones.
Any pantry donations can be made at 912 10th St. Huntsville, TX 77320. For more information about the Hospitality House of Huntsville, please visit their website at http://thehospitalityhouse.org/.