There are 6 young men serving at this unit together with their houseparents. The term of service for the young men is 6 months
The Houston area is a large, sprawling metropolis with a diverse population and many cultures. As happens anywhere where there are masses of humanity, there is an endless cycle of the sorrows and tragedies of mankind. In the midst of this, the six young men go to Memorial Hermann Hospital each day, hoping to help alleviate the pain and suffering of patients and their families in some way and to represent the love and compassion of Christ.
Some of their activities consist of stocking supplies in the emergency room and working with children, including the neonatal intensive care unit floor. They also help escort patients from the information and admissions areas. In addition to this, some time is spent with desk coverage, stocking supplies in different areas, and collecting various medical supplies for third-world countries. The houseparents also spend several days a week at the hospital.
The unit enjoys its involvement with the mission church and the fellowship of the local brothers and sisters. The support and hospitality shown to the unit by the Victoria and El Campo congregations is much appreciated.
The CPS Houston unit arrived in Houston on August 27, 2008 to begin volunteer service in humanitarian efforts. They work in patient care areas and also help patients and visitors find their way to different areas of the hospital. They volunteer in emergency, intensive care, and general medical floors and assist staff in patient care, restocking, and general desk work. The young men get six months of rewarding experiences, make new friends, and memories that last a lifetime. The house parents give time of service at the hospital also.