Changing Times, Unchanging Principles
Holly Hall Retirement Community is a unique, non-denominational Christian retirement community for persons 65 years of age or older. Governed by a 51-member board of directors, Holly Hall provides a range of care from independent living to assisted living to full nursing healthcare.
Holly Hall was founded in 1949 by the Houston Council of Church Women. The Council, along with the backing of 76 area churches, planned Holly Hall to “alleviate the disturbing lack of accommodations in Harris County for needy aged people.” Bishop Clinton Quin of the Episcopal Church was an early advocate for Holly Hall and officiated over the historic cornerstone placement for Holly Hall on May 13, 1951.
Holly Hall will be a retirement community, keeping the physical safety and well-being, and the spiritual, social, and intellectual growth of its residents as its highest priorities. Holly Hall will strive to be innovative in its desire to deliver person-centered care to all residents. Holly Hall will be an industry leader by initiating and sustaining best practices in all areas of its operations. Holly Hall will respect the worth and dignity of all people but in particular those of its own residents, staff and board.
Holly Hall will be sound financially; will be recognized in the Houston community as a desirable place to live and a worthy place to support; and will recognize and manage its human resources in a way that promotes growth and job satisfaction.
Above all Holly Hall will be open to all but will be run on Christian principles, which will bring fairness to its operation and honor to our Lord.
Holly Hall’s commitment to sustaining independence and providing a rich quality of life for Houstonians 65 and over has been its hallmark for over 60 years. Since opening in 1952, Holly Hall has been home to over 1,200 residents, several of whom lived at Holly Hall for over 30 years. Throughout its 60-year history, Holly Hall has stayed true to its mission of adding years to life and life to years.
Holly Hall is a 501 (c)(3) organization and is dependent on support from churches, foundations and individuals to continue its commitment to keep the founders’ vision alive.