We Provide Temporary Housing
What We Do
Cinco Charities, Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing temporary housing for patients who are receiving treatment in a Katy area medical facility for a serious life threatening illness. Cinco Charities® has been providing housing since 2008, to the growing patient need.
By the end of 2011 Cinco Charities® will have assisted over 100 patients since inception. These patients are requiring housing assistance from one to fourteen days. Because of the lack of an actual house, Cinco Charities® is limited to local resources and budget available to house as many patients as possible.
Patients are coming to Katy – West Houston for treatment from as close as Bryan, Texas to as far as Florida, California and New York. Treatment is usually not available in their home towns and they seek the best medical providers.
The preferred lodging facilities are located conveniently to Katy area medical facilities. With the recent acquisition of a family-type home, some patients will be able to enjoy that serene environment, depending on availability and qualifications.
Approved guests of Cinco Charities® are allowed to stay at a preferred lodging facility free of charge. Many patients will utilize Cinco Charities® as an interim before a long term apartment is available for them, or for post and pre-operation physician visits as well as shorter term treatment plans. We hope Cinco Charities® will be able to help with your temporary housing need.
How We Do It
We extend our reach and impact by leveraging our cumulative years of experience and strong relationships within the community as well as the medical and support personnel of current and future medical service providers. We continually work to improve and expand our core programs, while also developing plans to meet the future needs of the constantly changing medical community.
We don't do it alone. We rely on our Friends of Cinco Charities as well as our friends within the National Association of Hospital Hospitality Housing to identify needs and best practices and carry out our mission on the ground. We rely on our strong relationships with the medical community to provide access to health care. We rely on strategic alliances with organizations that have the knowledge and infrastructure to extend our reach. We rely on you - our donors, volunteers, staff and friends.