Alexis McCarty | Director of Lifeline to the Homeless |

Lifeline to the Homeless is an extension ministry of First Methodist Houston. Our outreach to the homeless caters to the transient population living primarily in the downtown area. Lifeline meets the basic needs of our clients by providing food and clothing with kindness, love, and dignity. We truly want to be the “hands and feet” of Jesus. In addition to meeting basic needs, we also provide Metro bus cards for written appointments, rental assistance, specific job-related clothing and tools, and referrals to other agencies. Lifeline wants to help clients that need the extra boost to get back on their feet.


Lifeline gives out about 350 sack lunches per week and invests $3,000 a month on food and water for our sack lunches.  Our clients may visit us during the week from Monday through Thursday in the morning and are allowed one visit per week. We give out between 6 to 8 bags of groceries per week and grocery bags are available once per month. We service both men and women, but 95% of our clients are men. Our volunteers greet clients with a smile at the client desk, pray and minister to them, make sack lunches, grocery shop, sort and organize donations, and mentor.

The ministry is in most need of donations. The greatest needs are men’s clothing, personal care products and food. We encourage donations on an ongoing basis, but we take one Sunday a month to focus on Lifeline during our Third Sunday Food & Supply drive.


For a list of specific items to donate,

please see our Do Good page.

To volunteer, please select our serve button at the bottom of this page.



All of the ministries of First Methodist Houston Missions are made possible with your service and your financial gifts.



To find more information on ways to get involved with LIFELINE through the Missions Ministry of First Methodist, visit SERVE.

To financially support the Missions Ministry of First Methodist Houston, visit GIVE.

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