Wheeler Avenue Triangle Ministries Inc (WATMI) is a 501 c (3) and was established on April 26, 2001 as a non-profit entity with a fully functioning Board of Directors. We serve to develop and manage real properties for the purpose of assisting community outreach within the Third Ward of Houston. We are Community Builders - The goal for our nonprofit is to be able to build out a thriving infrastructure that allows organizations, individuals and families to serve as change agents restoring a sense of community to Historic Third Ward. 

Because of the stifling demographics within the Third Ward, WATMI is challenged to build an infrastructure that improves the overall housing stock, provide safe senior supportive housing and after- school programs, increase nutritional awareness, and aid with job training. As a result of this effort, our community will gain essential resources allowing its citizens to be made whole.

Historically, WATMI has been involved in numerous redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization projects that have brought stabilization to the community for both present and future generations. WATMI is responsible for all non-profit real estate, including the Madge Bush Transitional Living Facility, the Audrey Hoffman Lawson Series Residencies, the MLK Jr. Community Center, and other lease properties. 



It is WATMI’s intention to rehabilitate and build up this community as an effort to ensure greater neighborhood stability for residents in the historical Third Ward of Houston.


We help those who are less fortunate. Our goal is to lift people up who are living day to day in the Third Ward of Houston. People will always fall on hard times, but we are here to help build our communities back up on a foundation of faith, hope, and love. 




Robert Gatlin, Chairman

Eddie Brown, Secretary
Maurice Carr, Treasurer

Paul Charles

Cedric Joubert

Lucy H. Anderson

LaTonya McPherson

Ramond Thomspson