281 442 7200 (Office)

281 442 7208 (Fax)

From This...New Cretion

Qualifications for Acceptance into Isaiah/Providence Houses


For men released from a Texas State Prison or Harris County Jails

  • Must be a Legal Citizen of the United States of America
  • If Catholic attend all Catholic services offered in your unit
  • If Protestant, attend all services and Bible study classes offered on your unit by the denomination of your choice, or other Protestant services available
  • Have a signed letter from the unit chaplain verifying your faith choice as listed on your travel card
  • Have a referral letter from your mentor or from one of the volunteers who provides the service you attend
  • Have no more than 4 Offenses or Convictions
  • Have no record of a Sexual Offenses or Convictions
  • Have no record of Arson Offenses or Convictions
  • Have no record of Assault, Bodily Injury, or Violence of Household Family Member (wife, children, parents)
  • Have no record of Assault of, or Injury to a Child, Children, the Elderly or Disabled
  • Have no Violation of Protective Order or Restraining Order
  • Have no current record of Gang  or Drug Cartel  membership, or affiliation
  • Have High School Diploma or GED (we will consider other schooling and training received inside)
  • Must be employable and have proven work history inside and in the real world
  • We do not accept inmates with Major Medical or Mental needs or conditions
  • We do not accept SSI Disability or Social Security

If you meet all of the eligibility requirements above

send us a letter requesting to enter into our program

and include why you feel you would be a good candidate

Mail letters to:


Catholic New Creation

P.O. Box 11134

Houston, TX 77293

Letters From Prisoners

Jesse writes, "Dear friend, I will be granted parole sometime next year after 18 years of being locked up.  My immediate family have all died while I was in prison and I have no where to go.  I am willing to work and pay for my stay at your halfway house.  Please help me."

Jim writes, "I am a Catholic and heard that you have a place that I could stay for awhile.  I am 38 years old and suffer from Hepatitis.  So far I am doing okay even though I am taking a lot of medications.  My family has given up on me because I have stole things from them to support my drug habit.  I am sober today, but will need to attend AA or some other program.   I am sorry for my past, but I don't know what my future will be like.  Please write."

Steve who has been in prison for 12 years writes, "Dear Isaiah House, I have been granted parole and will leave prison in three months.  I heard that you can help me when I get out.  My wife divorced me two years ago and remarried. I am Catholic and hope to find someone to share my new life with. I do not have drug problems, so the only thing I need is a place to stay and a job.  I have experience in electrical work.  Please write when you can."