Halo House’s mission is to help save the lives of cancer patients battling leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma by providing them with fully furnished temporary housing at a very low cost while they are undergoing active treatment for their cancer at the Texas Medical Center.
Monthly rent and expenses for our residents is just $750 and includes all furnishings which include a washer/dryer, kitchen and cleaning items, electricity, water, cable, Wi-Fi, free shuttle service, and security as compared to upwards of $3,000 a month at other extended stay locations. At other extended stay hotels and facilities, families can expect to pay monthly for an apartment, furniture, electricity, water, cable, Wi-Fi, parking, etc. and in most cases live in less than desirable areas of town in rooms that are not secure and/or are not well maintained. Many other facilities only offer rooms with communal kitchens – a situation that is not ideal for immune compromised patients.
The emotional impact of suddenly needing a place to live is enormous. Coming to a strange city and not knowing the area and whether it is safe, clean, and secure can be crippling and Halo House eases that burden and offers comfort. Halo House is not just a building; it is a home – a place that shelters, protects, and nurtures its occupants.
Halo House was founded in 2009 Dr. Nathan Fowler, Kathleen Fowler and their friends and colleagues. In 2010, Halo House received 501(c)(3) status and hosted their 1st fundraiser: a backyard “fiesta” where they raised over $13,000. In 2011, Halo House welcomed families into their first 2 apartments and by 2016, Halo House had 10 apartments and 1 condo. Construction on the building we now know as Halo House began in 2018. We hosted our Grand Opening on May 15, 2019 and also moved in our very first family to the new building on that same day. It has been an amazing 11 years thanks to our supporters and community and we can’t wait for the next 11 years and beyond!