Women of nearby First United Methodist Church of Houston helped found the center in 1904. They saw that many of the women across the bayou were widows with children whose husbands had been killed working the rail yards. Locked into poverty by more than geographical boundaries, the idea of their families having more than food and shelter seemed like a dream.
Our Mission is to invest in the potential of individuals and to create opportunities that strengthen families and build neighborhoods.
1904 Near Northside mission established by Methodist women
1942 Methodist Women's Houston Board of Missions incorporated as a nonprofit
1960 Wesley House dedicated at 1410 Lee Street
1974 Barbara Jordan Day Care Built - Wesley selected to manage Day Care Center
1976 Wesley becomes a United Way agency
1984 After School "Latch Key" program begins
1988 Wesley serves homeless population through a grant from Campaign for the Homeless
1991 Reba Veal Henderson Food Cooperative opened
2004 Wesley Celebrates 100 years
2012 Wesley opens Kurtz Education and Recreation center
2015 Wesley brings Early Head Start back to the neighborhood welcoming children starting at 6 weeks of age.