Welcome to the Houston International Seafarers’ Centers

The Houston International Seafarers’ Centers are a “home away from home” for seafarers visiting the Port of Houston. Chartered in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s as a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Texas, the two Centers have during their existence, served over a million visiting seafarers. Both Centers exist as the result of a deep desire and concern within the local maritime industry, followed by active support and involvement of the community and local churches, to provide a safe and welcoming recreational and spiritual environment on land for those who have chosen the sea as their livelihood.

Recognizing that all human persons are a gift of God, the mission of the chaplains and Committee for Ministry to the Port of Houston is to carry out a ministry of presence, outreach, witness, worship, service, and advocacy to, with, and for seafarers and their families from around the world.


Chaplain ship visitation, worship services, events and programs and more.Learn More
Store, restaurant, phones, computers, recreation and more!
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Our events raise monies to help fund our services. View some our event galleries.Learn More
We are always in need of volunteers to help at our centers, and donations are more than welcome.Learn More