Committed to a brighter future for children, neighbors and communities.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

Houses of North Waco

Waco is home to many beautiful and eclectic homes. One only needs to walk or drive through the neighborhoods of Waco to see a few special homes that not only serve as residences but also provide hospitality to special groups of people in the community. 

We want to start the year by highlighting the work and hospitality of a few of these homes located in the Sanger Heights Neighborhood of North Waco. Each of these houses have hosts that have chosen to come alongside house residents to help them in their unique journeys. 

One such house is Sunshine Recovery House. With a mission to support the marginalized women of Central Texas who are recovering from addiction and a desire to provide more transitional houses for women in recovery, Sunshine is a light in the community. The women of Sunshine Recovery take part in housework, go to school, and support each other through their sobriety and other life goals. To learn more about Sunshine Recovery House you can visit their website. Sunshine Recovery House can also use your support in helping them raise money to make repairs on the house. You can donate through their Go Fund Me Page. 

 

Another special house is the Naomi House. Naomi House plays host to recently arrived immigrants. Naomi House grew out of a desire of DaySpring Baptist Church to offer hospitality to asylum seekers. Naomi provides a refuge and safe place for families to learn English, take care of legal needs and live as they work through the asylum process. DaySpring church members along with other community supporters walk alongside families on this journey. You can learn more about Naomi House here. If you would like to support the house, they are in need of a lawnmower. 

 

And of course, there is Good Neighbor House. One of Good Neighbors primary goals is to create and maintain a safe and welcoming community space for all neighbors. Not only are there hosts that live at the house, but Good Neighbor opens up much of the house  to the use of community groups. They offer hospitality by sharing their space with diverse groups. The house hosts neighborhood association meetings, family gatherings, concerts, plays, school groups and a variety of other activities. You can learn more about Good Neighbor House here . You can support Good Neighbor House by donating and renting our their spaces. 

These three homes serve different populations of the community but have a central goal of offering hospitality. They each seek to make North Waco a welcoming community. As you are out and about in Waco don’t forget to take notice of these and other special houses of Waco. 

 

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