St. Vincent's House is a social service mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. It began in 1954 as a small outreach ministry of St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church to the youth in Carver Park and Old Central
neighborhoods "North of Broadway."
For more than 50 years, St. Vincent's has provided programs and services for the disadvantaged and underserved population in the community. Michael Jackson, lay vicar of St. Augustine Episcopal Church, is the executive director. He follows in the footsteps of the renowned Alfreda Batiste Houston, recently deceased, under whose stewardship St. Vincent's developed programs including child care, pre-schooling, job training, a food pantry, an alternative school and a medical clinic.