MEET YOUR STUDENT SUCCESS COORDINATOR, JAYNE HARRIS

Jayne Harris is a Student Success Coordinator for Remington College, located in Knoxville, TN. Jayne is originally from Harlan, KY., and is married with 2 children. Jayne worked with Community Action as an educator for Head Start for more than 13 years before accepting a position with Remington College, and relocating to East Tennessee. Her education background is in Human Services and Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, fishing, traveling and spending time with her family.

SUPPORT RESOURCES IN YOUR AREA…

The following resources have been gathered to provide support in a variety of areas specific to your location. Please use the links below to connect with any number of organizations that can help you stay on track or get the assistance you need. If you feel like we are missing a specific category, feel free to reach out to your Student Success Coordinator to ensure that we are providing the best resources possible to help you achieve your goals.

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Houston Food Assistance

Houston Shift Meal In light of the COVID-19 crisis, many workers in Houston’s hospitality industry have been affected by closures and layoffs. Houston Shift Meal is dedicated to providing these individuals with meals so that no one goes hungry.​   If you are a furloughed or out of work employee in the Houston hospitality industry, […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

Career Gear

Career Gear serves men and male youth who are looking for a job by providing them with professional attire for interviews, etc.  During their appointment each client perfects personal presentation skills, completes mock interviews, and receives professional attire appropriate for their interview.  Once you have gained employment you they can also provide you with a […]

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program

Trade Adjustment Assistance Program The TAA Program seeks to provide adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to (re)build skills for future jobs. Any member of a worker group certified by the Department may be eligible to receive the following benefits and services at a local American Job […]

Horizon Outreach – Financial Stability

Horizon Outreach has positioned itself as one of the leading agencies in the community to keep families abreast of initiatives that affect their future. We are actively engaged in forums that seek to advocate for our clients at both the national and local level. Our involvement has aided in reducing and ending homelessness among military families and […]

HAAM – Humble Area Awareness Ministries

At HAAM, caring and dedicated bilingual staff and volunteers provide help and hope to very low, low and moderate income individuals and families in need. While we are deeply committed to helping clients create a better life for themselves, the work of the staff and volunteers is grounded in the philosophy that financial independence is […]

Vocational Rehabilitation – Texas Workforce

Vocational Rehabilitation – Adults Overview Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides services for people with disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment. Eligibility You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you: Have a disability which results in substantial barriers to employment Require services to prepare for, obtain, retain […]

SnagAJob.com

Snagajob.com Job search site by city and zip code.  Apply for available jobs online and read helpful job tips. www.snagajob.com 

Care.com

Description:  Care.com’s premise is simple: Our consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with, and ultimately select caregivers in a low-cost, reliable and easy way.  Find care.  Find jobs. URL:  https://www.care.com/  

West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM)

West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) offers the following services: Food pantry:  This pantry is open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm and Saturdays for working clients.  This is only available for those in 77042, 77057, 77063, 77077, 77082, 77072, 77083. Financial assistance:  WHAM can provide financial aid to help with partial payment towards the cost of rent, mortgage, […]

Chinese Community Center-Houston

The Chinese Community Center (CCC) offers financial counseling to residents of Houston.  The Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) provides families with services across three areas:  employment placement, financial education, and assistance with accessing public benefits (Medicaid, Gold Card, Supplemental Security Income, Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program, SNAP, income tax assistance, and energy assistance and weatherization programs). URL:  http://ccchouston.org/foc/ […]

Work in Texas website

The Work in Texas website helps you build a resume, gives you access to career tools, and is a job search engine.  It is the largest free job matching network in Texas. URL:  http://www.workintexas.com  

Compass-Houston

Compass offers case management services to area residents.  Case management services include an initial interview to assess needs, create goals, and develop a plan of action.  Topics addressed might be food, housing, transportation, and clothing.  Follow-up visits may include offering referrals for substance abuse treatment, health/mental health care, and help with finding employment.  Compass sees […]

Mental Health America of Greater Houston-Resource Guide

Mental Health America of Greater Houston has created The Guide: Mental Health Resource Brochure.  It contains a listing of mental health resources in Harris County that are low-cost and affordable.  It includes resources for children/adolescents, the elderly, adults, and veterans.   The organizations listed address such issues as substance abuse, legal services, homelessness, education/employment support, domestic […]

Indeed – Resume

Indeed – Free Resume Builder Make Your Resume Make a free resume in minutes using the wizard or upload your own. Get Contacted Make your resume so that employers can contact you about job opportunities. Easily Apply for Jobs Apply to jobs from your computer or smartphone in seconds. URL:  https://www.indeed.com/create-resume/

National Head Start Association

Description:  The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.  In addition to life and school preparedness, Head Start is also the nation’s laboratory for early learning innovation. Head Start offers a unique whole child/whole family program […]

KhanAcadmy.Org – Free Online Tutorials

 Khan Academy Tutorials – For free. For everyone. Forever. Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

Goodwill-Houston

Goodwill of the Houston area offers the following services: Clothing/Household items:  Goodwill has multiple stores in the Houston area that provide low-cost clothing and household items.  Please see the website for a listing of area stores.  To access the list click on the “Shop” link and then “Where to Shop”. Career assistance:  Goodwill also offers […]

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation Support, Empower and Honor  Texas Guard Families The Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] founded in 2004 by a group of existing and former Texas National Guard members with the purpose of supporting the needs of those serving our great State of Texas during […]

Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions offers the following services to residents of the Houston area: Child care financial assistance:  Due to limited funds parents applying for child care financial aid who are working or going to school will be added to a waitlist.  The wait for assistance is estimated to be 12 months or longer so it is important […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) offers various types of assistance to the following zip codes: 77014, 77032, 77038, 77050, 77060, 77064, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77073, 77086, 77090, 77379, 77388, 77389. Emergency Basic Needs: This programs offers services such as food, prescriptions, gas vouchers, bus tokens, clothing, financial help with rent/mortgage, school supplies, utility assistance, […]

Memorial Assistance Ministries

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) offers the following assistance to Houston area residents: Rent/Utility Assistance:  May be limited to those in the following zip codes: 77008, 77009, 77018, 77022, 77024, 77037, 77039, 77040, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77076,77079, 77080, 77088, 77091, 77092.  Clients seeking assistance must schedule an appointment.  Please call 1-713-574-7533 to schedule an appointment.  Please see […]

Purdue Owl

Purdue Owl This go-to guide will help you improve your writing skills immensely in MLA and APA format. Going for writing lessons are expensive and usually not worth the money. There are many scams out there but Purdue Owl is one of the more trusted platforms. They offer tips through every stage of writing presented in a […]

Covenant House Texas

Covenant House Texas exclusively works with homeless youth ages 18-24, including pregnant and parenting teens with children.  They offer the following services: Housing Programs:  CHT has a drop-in center which offers day services such as meals, laundry, clothing, and showers.  Youth can also be connected with a case manager to assess their individual needs.  Youth […]

Cypress Assistance Ministries

Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM) offers the following services(services provided to residents of zip codes 77065, 77095, 77429, and 77433): Rent/Mortgage/Utilities:  CAM may pay a portion of the client’s current month or mortgage.  They also may pay a portion of the past due balance on a utility bill.  CAM also has a food pantry and a […]

Christian Community Service Center

The Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) offers the following services in southwest and central Houston (Their primary service area is most of the Inner Loop, the Galleria area, the Gulfton area, and the Sharpstown/Fondren area.): Food Pantry:  CCSC has two food pantry locations.  They are located on 3434 Branard Street (central) and 6856 Bellaire (southwest).  […]

CareerOneStop.Org – Career Services for Ex- Offenders

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the  network. Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders CareerOneStop can aid in your search for a career path following incarceration by identifying local, state and national training resources, as well as listing information for companies who hire ex-offenders.  COS offers help guiding  your employer conversation about your […]

U.S. Department of Labor – CareerOneStop.org

your source for career exploration, training & jobs Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the  network.  http://www.careeronestop.org CareerOneStop offers great information and tools for  job seekers, career explorers, and students. CareerOneStop material may be used by an  individual to match interests to careers, identify skills, provide  salary & labor mkt  information (nationwide), […]

Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services serves youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities.  Services are eligibility and need based. Eligibility You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you: Have a disability which results in substantial barriers to employment Require services to prepare for, obtain, retain […]

Texas Workforce Commision – Vocational Rehabilitation

Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center The Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center (CCRC) is an innovative, residential vocational rehabilitation training facility that serves adults who are legally blind by helping them learn alternative techniques to prepare for, find or retain employment, attend a college, university or trade school, and live independently in the community. CCRC is named in honor […]

Houston Area Urban League

The Houston Area Urban League offers the following services: Services for parents and children include academic guidance and support for children from birth to age 18.  This guidance includes assistance in areas such as literacy, math skills, and college/career readiness.  They also offer training to assist parents with developing their child’s academic skills. Housing assistance […]

Volunteers of America Texas-Houston

The Houston office of Volunteers of America offers the following services: One-on-one financial coaching including financial literacy workshops and tax season assistance. Assistance with applying for food stamps and health insurance. Programs for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  These programs include foster care, residential group homes, in-home support, and specialized deaf-blind […]

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year. Areas We Work In Home Cars and Road Sports and Play This resource provides free infant car […]

Church Women United Childcare Center-Baytown

This childcare center provides income based child care to assist low income families.  Please call for rates and availability. http://cwubaytownchildcare.org/ 2 Price Street Baytown, 77520 (281)427-2507

Houston Parks and Recreation Department-Summer Enrichment Program

S.E.P. is a 10-week day-camp style program for youth ages 6 – 13. Registration is required for this fun-filled program. Available at 49 H.P.A.R.D. community centers, program activities include: crafts, nutrition, fun fitness, track and field, soccer, swimming, junior golf, nature exploration, computer literacy programs, recycling awareness, kayaking, bird watching, fishing and hiking excursions and […]

Child Care Council of Greater Houston, Inc.

The Child Care Council of Greater Houston operates the West End Child Development Center.  They offer full day year round child care services for children six months to five years. They also offer scholarships on a limited basis to assist you with the cost of care.  Please see the website and click on “Early Care Center” to […]

Texas Rising Star

This is a great website to check the quality of a child care center or home based childcare provider.   All child care centers and home based child care providers in Texas can apply to participate in TRS if they meet certain eligibility criteria.  Programs that participate in TRS meet higher quality standards than many other […]

Youth Development Center

The Youth Development Center (YDC) has a free after-school program for 1st through 5th graders that live in the Greater Fifth Ward.  They are open for 1st-2nd graders until 5:15 pm and for 3rd-5th graders until 6:15 pm. YDC is only open Monday through Thursday. Please ensure the YDC picks up from your child’s school. […]

Mission Milby Community Development Corporation

The Mission Milby campus serves Houston’s Pecan Park and surrounding East End neighborhoods. The campus is located between Milby High School and Deady Middle School. Because of that, Mission Milby serves a large youth population that is provided a safe and secure place to go after school.  They offer after school to middle and high school students until 6 pm.  […]

Care.com

Description:  Care.com’s premise is simple: Our consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with, and ultimately select caregivers in a low-cost, reliable and easy way.  Find care.  Find jobs. URL:  https://www.care.com/  

Childrens Development Center

This daycare offers a 10% discount to college students.  Please call for exact pricing.  Pricing varies according to the age of the child. *The center does not have a website. 3435 Spears Road Houston, 77067 1-281-440-3171

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston

The goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is to pair ONE volunteer (“Big”) with ONE child (“Little”).  A Big is matched with a Little ages 6-14 with the commitment to see each other two to four times per month for a couple hours.  Please see the website to learn more and to see the […]

HelpandHope.org

  Help For Parents. Hope For Kids.   Child Safety Tips Keeping their children safe is every parent’s first concern. But, it’s a dangerous world out there! Use our parenting tips, videos, and resource library to learn how to keep your child safe at home, at play, and at school. Some of our parenting tips about child safety include: […]

Community Family Centers-Houston

Community Family Centers (CFC) offers the following service: Innovative Alternatives-Victim Assistance Program:  This program offers counseling to assist in recovering from a traumatic experience, such as being a victim of a crime. The program offers 8 free individual therapy sessions and 18 hours of free workshops and/or group therapy sessions.  Please see the website and […]

Houston Health Department

The Houston Health Department (HHD) has several health clinics across the Houston area.  They offer such services as dental, family planning, STD testing, and immunizations.  Please visit the website (click on “Health Centers”)  to see a complete list of clinics and their services.  HHD also has community based multi-service centers that provide services such as […]

Wesley Community Center-Houston

The Wesley Community Center (WCC) offers the following community services: Childcare:  WCC’s Early Childhood Education Program offers year round care to children 18 months to age 5.  They also offer summer camp and after school pick up for school age children.  (Please ensure your child’s school is on their bus route).  They are open from […]

Financial Assistance for Infants-Houston

The following organizations provide assistance with diapers and formula: L.I.F.E. Houston provides free assistance with 6-7 days worth of formula to qualified applicants.  Please see the website for a list of needed documentation (when you reach the website click on “Getting Assistance” then “Getting Started”).  This page also offers a link to L.I.F.E. Houston locations. […]

Texas Health and Human Services

Choosing quality child care is important, no matter which kind of provider you decide upon.  Please select in the link below for options to best assist you with your search needs. The link below will allow you to search criteria by zip code. http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/ppFacilitySearchDayCare.asp      

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

USDA Child Care Wellness Grant Program – Texas

USDA Child Care Wellness Grants Farm to Child Care The FTC grant projects create connections between local farmers, their fresh produce and the children in the child care setting. FTC grants establish a direct purchasing relationship with a local produce grower to integrate more fresh fruits and vegetables into meals and snacks.   FTC funds […]

Children and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) – Texas

    The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses child care centers, day care home providers, and adult day care centers for part of the cost associated with serving more than 400,000 approved meals and snacks to children and adults in Texas  every day. The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain […]

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Fatherhood.gov is a site for: Dads looking for tips, hints and even deals for […]

National Parent Helpline

National Parent Helpline Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. URL:  http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org Helpline:   1-855- 4 A PARENT  (1-855-427-2736) HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM PST-7:00 PM […]

Department of Human Services by State

Department of Human Services by State The Department of Human Services in each state provide services for: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Child Support Child Care Assistance And others… Click on your state below for your state’s Department of Human Services website. Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South […]

The Children’s Assessment Center-Sexual Abuse

The Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) provides information regarding the prevention of child sexual abuse.  They also work with children/families to assess and investigate reports of child sexual abuse and then offer treatment for this abuse.  CAC’s treatment services range from crisis intervention and psychological evaluations to group, family, and individual therapy for child victims, siblings, […]

Harris County Public Health

Harris County Public Health offers the following services: Healthcare:  Harris County Public Health offers healthcare services to Harris County residents of all ages.  Some of the services they offer include physical exams, immunizations, and HIV/STD screening/treatment (the clinic will even come to your residence to conduct a free test for HIV and Syphilis–please text 1-281-962-8378 […]

Suntopia.org / Resources

Suntopia.org Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Suntopia.org helps people help themselves in times of need. Services include: FOOD                                                  RENTAL ASSISTANCE HOMELESS SHELTERS                EMERGENCY LOANS […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Locator

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Locator HRSA Health Center Locator allows anyone in the USA to type in their address or general location and find local health care near them.  The information populated gives the name, address, phone number, and distance from your location for each health center. Find a Health Center […]

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) If your children need health coverage, they may be eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If they qualify, you won’t have to buy an insurance plan to cover them. CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In […]

Childcare Center.us-National child care center search engine

This is a national website that allows parents to search for area child care centers, home daycares, and nannies/sitters.  The site allows you to narrow your search by zip code, city, or state.  To begin a search click on the “Find Providers” tab.  The website also indicates whether the care provider might participate in a […]

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood believes in the individual fundamental right of people throughout the world to manage their reproductive health, regardless of income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. Respect, inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe reproductive self-determination must be […]

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation Support, Empower and Honor  Texas Guard Families The Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] founded in 2004 by a group of existing and former Texas National Guard members with the purpose of supporting the needs of those serving our great State of Texas during […]

The Greenwood Preschool

The Greenwood Preschool offers care to children from 6 weeks of age to school age.  They offer daycare and before/after-school care.  Children in the before/after-school program are bussed to and from local schools.  Please ensure your child’s school is a drop-off/pick-up location.  Greenwood is open from 6:30am to 6pm.  Their pricing is as follows: The […]

Linder Young Learners Academy

The Linder Young Learners Academy serves children from 6 weeks to 12 years.  They offer daycare and before/after-school care.  Children in the before/after-school care program are bussed to and from area schools.  Please ensure your child’s school is a drop-off/pick-up location. The academy is open from 6am-6:30 pm.  Their pricing is as follows: Daycare for […]

Bright Futures Child Development Center

Bright Futures offers childcare to children from 6 weeks to 12 years old.  They offer daycare and after/before-school care.  Bus service is offered to local schools for before and after school care children.  Please ensure that your child’s school is a drop-off/pick-up location.  The center is open from 5am to 9 pm, however, children can […]

The Salvation Army of Houston-Boys & Girls Club

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs offer both after-school care and summer care to children ages 6-18.  They typically offer after-school care Monday-Friday from 2-6 and summer care Monday-Friday from 8-5.  Children are bussed from area schools to after-school care.  Please ensure that your child’s school is a pick-up location. The approximate fees include […]

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston offer after-school care and summer care for children ages 6-17.  The hours for after-school care are usually 3-7 on Monday-Thursday and 3-6 on Friday, however, these can vary by club location.  For after-school care students are bussed from selected schools near the club so it is important […]

Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions offers the following services to residents of the Houston area: Child care financial assistance:  Due to limited funds parents applying for child care financial aid who are working or going to school will be added to a waitlist.  The wait for assistance is estimated to be 12 months or longer so it is important […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Description:  Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures.  They nurture children and strengthen communities.  They Operate under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) […]

New Eyes for the Needy

New Eyes for the Needy New Eyes is a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer organization that purchases new eyeglasses for poor children and adults in the United States. The organization also recycles donated glasses for distribution to indigent people in developing nations worldwide. Since 1932, New Eyes has provided clear vision to over 8 million people in the […]

Covenant House Texas

Covenant House Texas exclusively works with homeless youth ages 18-24, including pregnant and parenting teens with children.  They offer the following services: Housing Programs:  CHT has a drop-in center which offers day services such as meals, laundry, clothing, and showers.  Youth can also be connected with a case manager to assess their individual needs.  Youth […]

Texas Workforce Commission – Texas Child Care Solutions

Developed by the Texas Workforce Commission, the purpose of Texas Child Care Solutions is to provide parents and child care providers access to resources and information to assist them in making informed choices to meet their child care and program needs. This child care services program subsidizes child care for low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency […]

Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston

Catholic Charities offers the following services in the Houston Area: Blessed Beginnings Life Center:  This program offers free pregnancy and parenting classes in English and Spanish.  They work with families during the pregnancy through the age of five.  Individual and family counseling is offered at no cost for women with children under the age of […]

Harris County Department of Education-Head Start

Head Start is an educational program that provides care to income-eligible children ages 3-5.  A primary focus of the program is to prepare children and families for entering school.     This website offers a tool to locate the Head Start program closest to your address.  You can access this list by clicking on the “How […]

Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards (TCCWB)

    Founded in 1978, the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards’ (TCCWB) mission is to support a statewide network of volunteers concerned with the welfare of children, especially those suffering from abuse and neglect TCCWB works with DFPS and others to develop resources, programs and strategies to enhance services to vulnerable children and families. […]

Search Texas Childcare

Don’t be in the dark about child care! Before entrusting your child to a daycare, check its state record. This is the official State of Texas website on daycare. Search for Licensed Providers List of Involuntary Suspended License Provider Background Checks Hotline http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/default.asps

Texas Department of Family Services

Help For Parents. Hope For Kids.  It’s not easy being a parent. Here you will learn where to find the help you need to begin your journey towards becoming a healthier, happier family. HelpandHope.org offers many programs to help build better parenting skills.   http://helpandhope.org Parenting Skills Food Clothing Housing Healthcare Child Care Drug / […]

Texas 2-1-1

2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of […]

Assistance League-Houston

 The Assistance League of Houston offers the following services: Operation School Bell offers clothing to K-5 students attending Houston public schools.  Please contact your child’s school counselor for qualifying requirements.  Requests for clothing must come through your child’s school counselor or principal. Offers some college scholarships based on the financial need and academic achievement of […]

Volunteers of America Texas-Houston

The Houston office of Volunteers of America offers the following services: One-on-one financial coaching including financial literacy workshops and tax season assistance. Assistance with applying for food stamps and health insurance. Programs for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  These programs include foster care, residential group homes, in-home support, and specialized deaf-blind […]

WOMEN INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) providing  Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

COVID-19 Resources: Harris County Free Clinic Directory

Free Clinics and Community Health Centers in Harris County https://freeclinicdirectory.org/texas_care/harris_tx_county.html

Cornerstone Family Ministries

Weekly Food Delivery: We know that many of our folks are unable to get out to the grocery store for a variety of reasons, so we are partnering with our friends at Chapelwood UMC/Fairhaven UMC in order to provide weekly food delivery options. If you know of someone in the Spring Branch community that could […]

Cy-Fair Helping Hands

Emergency Shelter and Food Pantry Cy-Fair Helping Hands continues serving the hungry during regular pantry hours (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & the 1st Saturday of the month from 9:30am- 12:30pm.) Emergency shelter for  Cy-Fair families with children who are in transition from homelessness to stable housing. (We are not a homeless shelter; when funds allow, we assist qualified […]

Operation Homefront

Their goal is to be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. SHORT-TERM CRITICAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RELIEF) Critical Financial Assistance* for food, utilities, home repairs, rent/mortgage payments, etc. Rent-free transitional housing for wounded service members LONG-TERM STABILITY (RESILIENCY) Mortgage-free homes awarded across the […]

COVID-19 Resources: PC’s for People

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/ https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

COVID-19 Relief Assistance – Kids Meals Inc.( Houston)

Kids Meals Inc. Temporary Support for Families Impacted by COVID-19 We are here to help you feed your children!   Kids’ Meals delivers free, healthy meals, year-round, Monday-Friday to the homes of  children under age 6 who live within our 43 delivery zip codes.  We also deliver 1-3 family grocery bags a week.  We will also […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Houston Food Pantry

Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry The Pantry is open: Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm Saturdays from 10am to 12:00pm Each client MUST bring a photo I.D. and a piece of mail with current address (such as a utility bill) to every visit Please visit the website for further information. Address: 3523 Beauchamp St, Houston, TX […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Computer Lottery (Houston)

To provide assistance with COVID-19, Comp-U-Dopt has started a weekly computer lottery. The drawing will occur every Friday at 12 PM CST. There is no need to register each week. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Requirements: Have a student in K-12th Grade enrolled in a school in Harris County. Not have access to a working […]

Dollywood Pre K Imagination Free Season Pass

Free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass Children born in 2015 or 2016 can visit Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for free all season long with a Pre-K Imagination Season Pass. This special 35th Anniversary offer is inspired by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that introduces young children to the joy of learning through books. The deadline to […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – U-HAUL

U-HAUL Offers 30 Days Free Self- Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Please visit the link below for further information. URL: https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Texas Diaper Bank

Texas Diaper Bank: The organization continues to assist babies, seniors and others during the COVID 19 outbreak with diapers and other needed items.   Please visit the website for more information.   URL: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/        

COVID-19- Relief Resources – JOANN Face Mask Kits

MOST JOANN STORES are participating in the Take and Make masks with donated fabric and guidance. This is a free kit with supplies to make your own face mask. Due to supplies being limited, it’s first come first serve. The website also has videos and templates regarding making your own masks. Please visit the website […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Face Masks Online

Two online retailers are offering to mail free face masks to your home. Flexispot and DHVANI   Please visit the website below for more information regarding ordering information.   URL: https://www.kxan.com/news/simplehealth/medical/two-places-to-get-free-face-masks-online/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Polar Bears International Educational Resources

Polar Bears International The Polar Bears International website has developed a curriculum for kids that provides educational information about polar bears that includes: live chats with scientists, the polar bear tracker, live cam of the polar bears and Northern Lights and more. The website provides a schedule for videos and activities.   URL: https://polarbearsinternational.org/#    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to OLogy! A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. The website provides educational games, activities and learning videos and live streams covering a variety of types. Some of the topics included are: Anthropology Archaeology Astronomy Biodiversity Brain Climate Change Earth Genetics Marine Biology Microbiology PaleontOLogy Physics Water Zoology   […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – The Weather Channel

We Love Weather is provided by The Weather Channel and provides educational information. This resource has weather activities for kids, step by step experiments and educational videos with experiments regarding science.   URL: https://weloveweather.tv/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – California Science Center

The California Science Center has provided easy to follow science activities for children as well as live science videos and more through their “Stuck at Home Science”. The site posts new activities every weekday at 10:00am.   URL: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science  

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources: National Low Income Housing Coalition- State and Local Rental Assistance Search

URL:  https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

COVID-19 Resources: List of Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Description:  “Walk” through some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions, like The Met and The American Museum of Natural History, then go for a “ride” on Disney’s new Frozen rollercoaster with the kids. And regardless of your age, we think everyone will enjoy some live footage of pandas playing at the zoo! URL:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

COVID-19 Resources: Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun- Cleveland

Description:  A list of museums, art galleries, zoos, and aquariums that give children a chance to learn by virtual visiting. URL:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/resources-for-parents-and-families/Virtual-Exhibits-Online-Learning-and-Fun

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Walt Disney Fireworks

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney Magic Moments shared a “virtual viewing” of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Walt Disney World for families to enjoy. Happily Ever After is the nighttime spectacular from Magic Kingdom. “For this special pre-recorded viewing of ‘Happily […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Virtual Games for Kids

MommyPoppins.com – has provided information about virtual activities and games for children of all ages to play with their friends. The website provides virtual games that can be accessed using multiple kinds of software. Please visit the website for more information.   URL: https://mommypoppins.com/boredom-busters/fun-games-kids-play-with-friends-virtually

COVID-19 Relief Resources – East Tennessee Job Opportunities

WATE news has provided a list of business that are currently hiring in the East Tennessee area. The website is updated regularly with new information. Please visit their site for more information.   URL: https://www.wate.com/news/business-buzz/list-whos-hiring-in-east-tennessee/

COVID-19 Resources: SingleCare Free Prescription Discount Card

URL:  https://www1.singlecare.com/rescare

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline

URL:  https://www.thehotline.org/help/

COVID-19 Resources: Veterans Crisis Line

Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 URL:  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

COVID-19 Resources: Crisis Textline

Text TALK to 741741 URL:  https://www.crisistextline.org/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline URL:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration- Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration:  Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 URL:  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Offers for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Starbucks announced on March 25 that the chain would give out free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder to the pandemic through May 3. The free coffee must be a tall hot or iced brewed coffee. Krispy Kreme announced on March 28 that it would give healthcare workers and first responder free doughnuts on Mondays at […]

COVID-19 – Relief Resources – Free Meal Sites for Children

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Department will be serving free breakfast and lunch at multiple school sites across the parish beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. While supplies last, families will be able to pick up pre-packaged breakfast and lunches for children 18 years of age […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Amazon Prime for Kids

Amazon is now offering free access to some of its Prime programming for kids. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you will need to create an Amazon account to log in. Currently the lineup includes primarily Amazon’s own original programming for kids, plus a lot of PBS Kids content—but more options may be […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Resources: Path to Government Benefits

URL:  https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Articles: 3 Steps you can take to stay healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

URL:  https://nutrition.org/making-health-and-nutrition-a-priority-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

COVID-19 Articles: Simple Vegan Recipes to Try During the Quarantine

URL:  https://www.peta.org/living/food/simple-vegan-recipes/

COVID- 19 Articles: Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

URL:  https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Resources: Meal Pick-Up Search for Texas Schools

Description:  Free school meal pick-up locator. URL:  https://txschools.gov/

COVID-19 Article: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social Distancing With Children

URL:  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

COVID-19 Article: Tips for Families: Coronavirus

URL:  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

COVID-19 Article: 8 Tips for Working From Home With Kids During COVID-19

URL:  https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/8-tips-work-at-home-with-kids-covid-19/

COVID-19 Article: Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

URL:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Working-and-Learning-from-Home-During-the-COVID-19-Outbreak.aspx

COVID-19 Articles: Family Activities to Do During COVID-19

URL:  https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids-during-COVID-2019.pdf

COVID-19 Article: Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19

URL:   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30096-1/fulltext

COVID-19 Article: Stress and Coping

Description: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. URL:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

COVID-19 Article: How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.indeed.com/hire/c/info/maintain-a-positive-state-of-mind?hl=en&cc=US

COVID-19 Resource: FindHelp

FindHelp Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic by zip code:  https://findhelp.org/

COVID-19 Article: COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic

COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic Description:  Emotional health. URL:   https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/covid-19-coinciding-loneliness-epidemic/164153/

COVID-19 Article: A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/working-from-home-with-kids

COVID-19 Article: 7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep

7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep https://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/08/23/7-healthy-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/?fbclid=IwAR2KLWjiE4JOHhB7LsLplCuc3sMju4Zy-x_K-dP1w7naWb1FSSURfiKgNIQ

COVID-19: Get Your Home Ready

Description: This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages household members to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. URL:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19_FAQ_HouseholdReady-H.pdf

COVID-19 Article: How soap kills the coronavirus

How soap kills the coronavirus https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/wy0p8edN  

COVID-19 Resources- Project K!d

Description: PROJECT K!D is dedicated to offering families creative and inventive ways to spend unplugged time with kids. From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, we mix traditional craft and household materials in surprising ways. At PROJECT K!D, we produce web content, original lifestyle magazine features, sponsored content for large companies, DIY videos, and craft books. […]

COVID-19 Article: Homeschooling Through COVID-19

Homeschooling Through COVID-19 Description: The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is offering resources to help families navigate their children’s education through this pandemic. On this page you’ll find recommendations for utilizing the time during school closures; encouragement for parents supervising school at home; and information on working with your child’s school and supporting your child. URL:   […]

COVID-19 Resources: Public Utility Commission of Texas

Description: Public Utility Commission’s response to economic hardship due to COVID-19. URL:  https://www.puc.texas.gov/ Frequently Asked Questions: URL:  http://www.puc.texas.gov/images/facts/PUCTX-COVID19-FAQ-FAQ.pdf

COVID-19 Resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Description: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 and other resources. URL:   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

COVID- 19 Resources- Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries LIST- Houston

Description:  Community Assistance Ministries provides links to a neighborhood network that provides assistance to Houston/Harris County.   Includes Service Area Map of Houston Region.  **Follow link below list for websites and map of service area. Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries- Quick List The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston—719/659-5461 Catholic Charities—713/874-6776 Chinese Community Center—713/271-6100 Coalition for the Homeless—713/739-7514 Disaster Housing Assistance […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Houston Food Assistance

Southern Smoke Foundation Southern Smoke is a nonprofit 501c3 charitable foundation. Our Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier that are faced unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance. The Foundations provides assistance for […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Houston Food Assistance

Houston Shift Meal In light of the COVID-19 crisis, many workers in Houston’s hospitality industry have been affected by closures and layoffs. Houston Shift Meal is dedicated to providing these individuals with meals so that no one goes hungry.​   If you are a furloughed or out of work employee in the Houston hospitality industry, […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides daily updated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website includes: tracking information of reported cases safety tips about prevention symptoms and information about COVID-19 testing sites and directions for next steps if you have concerns regarding symptoms or exposure resources and other health information   URL: https://www.cdc.gov/    

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

Operation First Response (OFR)

OFR assists wounded, injured and critically ill Service Members and Disabled Veterans from all branches. Military Assistance Program – We serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from: rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, […]

PENFED Foundation

Our Mission Our mission is to provide service members, veterans, their families and support networks with the skills and resources they need to build a strong financial future. The Foundation changes lives through financial education, home ownership and short-term assistance. Emergency Financial Assistance Family and Caregiver Support Dream Makers Home Buying Assistance Interest- Free Loan […]

Sorenson Video Relay Service

Description: Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®) is a free, 24-hour service that enables users to place and receive calls through a professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter via a videophone and a high-speed internet connection. Using cutting-edge technology, Sorenson designed the ntouch® suite of products specifically for deaf communication. URL:  http://www.sorensonvrs.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI55ex17zp4AIVkMDACh27wgXBEAAYASAAEgIAPPD_BwE Contact & hours:  Videophone 1-801-386-8500 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. […]

Horizon Outreach – Financial Stability

Horizon Outreach has positioned itself as one of the leading agencies in the community to keep families abreast of initiatives that affect their future. We are actively engaged in forums that seek to advocate for our clients at both the national and local level. Our involvement has aided in reducing and ending homelessness among military families and […]

Vocational Rehabilitation – Texas Workforce

Vocational Rehabilitation – Adults Overview Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides services for people with disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment. Eligibility You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you: Have a disability which results in substantial barriers to employment Require services to prepare for, obtain, retain […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified […]

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services offers the following programs: Utility Assistance Rent/Mortgage Assistance (partial payment) Food Assistance Medication Assistance Emergency Shelter Assistance (short-term temporary motel stay) Assistance with completing applications for SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, CHIP, and TANF. Case Management Please go to the website and click on “Required Documents” to see what […]

Mission Northeast

Mission Northeast is located in New Caney and works with zip codes 77302, 77303, 77306, 77327, 77328, 77336, 77339, 77345, 77357, 77365, and 77372.   They offer the following services: Food pantry Thanksgiving and Christmas distributions Safe Haven Ministry helps families who live in unhealthy, unsafe environments by assisting with home repairs, yard clean up, wheelchair […]

Community Assistance Center

Community Assistance Center serves the residents of Montgomery County.  They offer the following services: Case Management Food Pantry Clothing Voucher:  Clients can check out with a voucher that was given to them by a Case Manager.  Vouchers are provided at no cost to those who qualify for assistance. Housing:  Clients are offered assistance with finding […]

BenefitsCheckUp

This service assists seniors identify benefits for which they may not know they qualify for. This is a free service of the National Council on Aging. You can search your area for benefits in the following categories: Medication Health Care Income Assistance Food & Nutrition Housing and Utilities Tax Relief’ Veterans Employment Transportation Education Discount […]

American GI Forum – National Veterans Outreach Program

The American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. (NVOP) currently serves veterans with employment and training services in the four general metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, El Paso and San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, the housing services for the elderly are available in San Antonio at three different apartment complexes. VETERANS SERVICE CENTER […]

VeteransPlus

Programs VeteransPlus programs were designed by Veterans and are delivered by Veterans to provide practical financial solutions geared to real life circumstances of current and former military personal. Our counselors and educators have been where you are and they are dedicated to your success. In the often confusing atmosphere of stressful financial situations, our Veteran […]

Army Emergency Relief

At Army Emergency Relief we help Soldiers and Families like you and yours everyday with scholarships, grants, and loans that are always free of interest and fees. Requests for AER assistance are processed at any of the 76 AER Sections located on Army installations around the world.  If you are not located near an Army […]

Yellow Ribbon Network

The Yellow Ribbon Network is a centralized online resource and clearinghouse where service members and veterans can fill out a request for assistance that is submitted to multiple non-profit funding partners for response to their needs.   Please visit the website for more details and to apply for aid.   URL: https://www.yellowribbonnetwork.org/who-are-heroes  

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

UHCCF’s mission is to help fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for. UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. Grant Eligibility  Child must be 16 years […]

IRS Tax Transcript- All Campuses

Description:  IRS Tax Transcript-  Taxpayers should keep copies of their tax returns for at least three years. Those who need a copy of their tax return should check with their software provider or tax preparer. Prior year tax returns are available from IRS for a fee. For those that need tax transcripts, however, IRS can […]

PENFED Foundation

Our Mission Our mission is to provide service members, veterans, their families and support networks with the skills and resources they need to build a strong financial future. The Foundation changes lives through financial education, home ownership and short-term assistance. Emergency Financial Assistance Family and Caregiver Support Dream Makers Home Buying Assistance Interest- Free Loan […]

USA.GOV: Benefits, Grants and Loans – All Campuses

USA.GOV Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations. Affordable Rental Housing Get help finding rental assistance or public housing. Benefits Learn about federal government programs, including unemployment benefits, and how to find which ones are available to you. Financial Aid for Students Learn about getting help paying for school. Food […]

Dress for Success

The mission of Dress for Success Houston is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and life. Suiting Program:Upon referral (you can be referred by Remington College), clients attend an initial suiting appointment. Each woman receives one-on-one attention […]

Spectrum Internet Assist

Spectrum Internet Assist We believe that everyone should have access to reliable, high-speed Internet.  Through the Spectrum Internet Assist program, qualified households* can receive: High-speed 30 Mbps Internet with no data caps Internet modem included No contracts required Add in-home WiFi for $5 more per month Offer not valid for current Spectrum Internet subscribers To qualify for Spectrum […]

EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program for HVAC Students

The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program Established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking careers in HVAC, is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which provides $2,500 individual awards to students nationwide.  Up to 20 awards will be granted. ***Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019*** To qualify, applicants should: Intend to […]

MyFreeTaxes.com

MyFreeTaxes.com Some “free” tax preparation products only offer federal (not state) filings, or charge extra for anything beyond the most basic forms. MyFreeTaxes is completely free for individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2018 — whether you file in multiple states, work freelance, have a side gig, or earn investment income. URL:  https://www.myfreetaxes.com/ This […]

Access Program by AT&T – Income Based Internet

Access Program – AT&T AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households: With at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and With an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area, at which we offer wireline home Internet service, and Without outstanding debt for AT&T fixed Internet […]

Aaron’s – Rent to Own Computers

Aaron’s If you’re in the market for new a new computer, laptop, or tablet, rent to own is a great option that allows you to avoid large upfront payments by making affordable monthly payments instead.  Once all of your payments are made, you own it. URL:  https://www.aarons.com/electronics/laptops-tablets

Islamic Women in Service to Humanity – Assistance for Needy Families

Islamic Women In Service To Humanity   P.O Box 73571, Houston, TX, 77273 (Get Directions) Open Now: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM Assistance for Needy Families program provides financial assistance to those in need regardless of their religious affiliation. We provide assistance for rental and utility needs. No money is given to individuals. info@iwish-houston.org 281-660-3685

Horizon Outreach – Financial Stability

Horizon Outreach has positioned itself as one of the leading agencies in the community to keep families abreast of initiatives that affect their future. We are actively engaged in forums that seek to advocate for our clients at both the national and local level. Our involvement has aided in reducing and ending homelessness among military families and […]

HAAM – Humble Area Awareness Ministries

At HAAM, caring and dedicated bilingual staff and volunteers provide help and hope to very low, low and moderate income individuals and families in need. While we are deeply committed to helping clients create a better life for themselves, the work of the staff and volunteers is grounded in the philosophy that financial independence is […]

Discounted Amazon Prime for EBT and Medicaid Members

EBT and Medicaid cardholders get a discount on Amazon Prime As an Amazon Prime member, you receive a free 30-day trial that includes Free Two-Day Shipping on over 100 million items, exclusive shopping deals, and discounts on diapers and baby food. With Prime, you get access to thousands of movies, TV shows, and music to […]

Get Help with Your Home Energy Bill – USAGov

  Help with Bills Get Help with Your Home Energy Bill   The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help with: Assistance to pay your heating or cooling bills Emergency services in cases of energy crisis, such as utility shutoffs Low-cost home improvements, known as weatherization, that make your home more energy efficient […]

Help with Bills USAGov

Get Help Paying phone bill …to learn more contact https://www.fcc.gov/general/lifeline-program-low-income-consumers The Lifeline program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) helps low-income individuals and families get discounted landline or cell (wireless) phone service. The program is run by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Who is Eligible? Click to see if you   qualify for this program.  Have income at 135% or […]

East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Inc.

The mission of East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry (EFBHNM) is to address the basic human needs of families in temporary financial crisis in East Fort Bend County. They offer the following services: Food Pantry:  The pantry is open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am-1:30 pm; Wednesday from 6 pm-8 pm.  Clients are seen […]

Groupon – Discounted Used Computers and Laptops

Groupon Groupon.com offers cheap and discounted used computers, tablets, and PC’s.  Free shipping on orders over $34.99 and free returns. URL:  https://www.groupon.com/goods/computers-and-tablets

Discount Computer Depot

Discount Computer Depot We believe in creating a BETTER experience for our customers, our community, and our planet.  That’s why we bring value and quality of life benefits; products aside, here’s just some of what we do for you. Free Delivery – available on everything we sell if you’re into that kind of stuff Click and […]

Financial Help Resources

Get Help Paying Your Bills – Financial Help Resources Find government and non-profit resources to help you pay your bills We provide free resources for those under financial stress who need help paying their bills. Our resources are location based and nationwide. Our list of financial help ranges from single parent financial help, college and […]

Houston Children’s Charity

Houston Children’s Charity (HCC) offers the following assistance programs: A Better Night’s Sleep:  This program provides free mattresses, bed frames, sheets, pillows, and blankets to children. HCC Closet:  This program offers gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories for children.  At absolutely no cost to these parents, children are allowed to have fun and choose as they wish. […]

St. Mary Magdalene Church

St. Mary Magdalene Church offers the following services to members of the Humble community: The church has a food pantry that is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:30am to 12pm. They also offer rent and utility assistance.  Please call for an appointment. URL:  http://st-mm.com 527 South Houston Avenue Humble, TX  77338 1-281-446-8211

Riceville Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Riceville Mt. Olive Baptist Church offers the following services: They have a food pantry on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. They also offer assistance with rent and utilities.  To apply for assistance you must call on the last Friday of the month and make an appointment. URL: http://ricevillechurch.org 11539 South Gessner Road […]

L.I.F.E. Houston

L.I.F.E. Houston has been feeding hungry babies since 1988. We are the only agency that provides emergency food for babies. Good nutrition during a baby’s first year gives baby a strong start for a strong future.  Please go to the website to find your nearest L.I.F.E. location.  For your first visit, they will ask you some intake […]

BakerRipley–Utility and Weatherization Assistance

The Utility Assistance program helps families and individuals in Harris County with the payment of their electricity and gas bills.  If you are interested in applying for assistance, please contact the United Way of Greater Houston’s Helpline (2-1-1) or you can visit the website and print out an application.  Submit your completed application with the required documents, […]

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)-Texas

The Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is also known as HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program).  CEAP provides utility assistance to low-income households most vulnerable to high energy costs. To qualify for Texas CEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below): Must be […]

Main Street Ministries

Main Street Ministries (MSM) offers the following services: Operation I.D.:  This program assists with getting a photo ID.  MSM can assist in gathering the needed documentation, completing the forms, and possibly providing funding to get an official state-issued ID (if you are seeking financial support for your ID, you must present a referral letter from […]

The W.A.T.E.R. Fund

The W.A.T.E.R Fund is a program administered by the City of Houston designed to provide financial assistance to senior citizens and others needing help with paying their water and wastewater bills. It is funded entirely through voluntary donations from customers, charities, and businesses and 100% of the contributions go toward assisting others. The City of Houston […]

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church

Social Ministry: This ministry provides limited financial assistance to parishioners and persons living within our parish boundaries. URL:  http://www.stjta.org 22800 Aldine Westfield Road Spring, TX  77373 1-281-353-5053

Family Houston

Family Houston provides the following services: Case Management:  Offers assistance with applying for benefits, locating transportation assistance, obtaining dental and medical services, get legal assistance, and find food and housing. Counseling:  Counseling is offered for children and adults, individuals and families.  All major insurance plans are accepted.  They also offer a sliding-fee scale where payment […]

West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM)

West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) offers the following services: Food pantry:  This pantry is open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm and Saturdays for working clients.  This is only available for those in 77042, 77057, 77063, 77077, 77082, 77072, 77083. Financial assistance:  WHAM can provide financial aid to help with partial payment towards the cost of rent, mortgage, […]

Need Help Paying Bills -Search by State

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS Description:  Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more.  Search by state. URL:  http//www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html    

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Essentials from Comcast We believe that everyone should have access to the opportunities made possible by having the Internet at home. Since 2011, Internet Essentials is our answer to help close the Digital Divide.  Just $9.95 a month for eligible families and individuals with no credit check or contracts. Eligibility for the Program: Do […]

PC’s for People

PC’s for People Computers and Low Cost Internet. PCs for People refurbishes desktop and laptop computers for distribution to eligible recipients. As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, we are able to provide computers with licensed copies of Windows 10. We also have more economical machines that include Linux or LibreOffice. Every desktop includes a mouse, a […]

AIDS Foundation of Houston

The AIDS Foundation of Houston (AFH) provides the following services to those living with HIV/AIDS: Housing:  They work with the chronically homeless HIV/AIDS population including single individuals with issues related to substance abuse and mental health, elderly men, women, mothers and their children, and young adults (18-24). Case management:  They offer individualized plans to address […]

Humble Area Assistance Ministries

Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) offers services to the following zip codes: 77336, 77338, 77339, 77345, 77346, 77347, 77357, 77365, 77372, 77396, 77532, 77044, 77302, and 77306.  Their services include: Financial assistance:  HAAM offers financial assistance during periods of crisis such as underemployment, job loss, illness, age, and disability.  They offer assistance with rent, utilities, […]

Chinese Community Center-Houston

The Chinese Community Center (CCC) offers financial counseling to residents of Houston.  The Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) provides families with services across three areas:  employment placement, financial education, and assistance with accessing public benefits (Medicaid, Gold Card, Supplemental Security Income, Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program, SNAP, income tax assistance, and energy assistance and weatherization programs). URL:  http://ccchouston.org/foc/ […]

Compass-Houston

Compass offers case management services to area residents.  Case management services include an initial interview to assess needs, create goals, and develop a plan of action.  Topics addressed might be food, housing, transportation, and clothing.  Follow-up visits may include offering referrals for substance abuse treatment, health/mental health care, and help with finding employment.  Compass sees […]

Texas Veterans Portal

This website is a great resource guide for veterans residing in Texas.  It offers information regarding the following benefits and services:  health and wellness, education and training, employment and career, housing and loans, licenses and permits, records and medals, dependents and caregivers, legal and financial, disabilities and claims, and women veterans.  It also has a […]

Wesley Community Center-Houston

The Wesley Community Center (WCC) offers the following community services: Childcare:  WCC’s Early Childhood Education Program offers year round care to children 18 months to age 5.  They also offer summer camp and after school pick up for school age children.  (Please ensure your child’s school is on their bus route).  They are open from […]

Amazon Prime Student

Amazon Prime Student Get fast, FREE Shipping on over 100 million items, stream thousands of TV shows and movies, and get exclusive college deals on books, electronics, and other school supplies. Your first 6 months is free.  Afterwards, Prime Student is just $6.49/month or $49.00/year.  Cancel anytime. URL:  www.amazon.com

TigerDirect – Refurbished Laptops

TigerDirect.com Online retail site with daily sales on new & refurbished laptops, tablets, and other electronics. URL:  http://www.tigerdirect.com/

Mental Health America of Greater Houston-Resource Guide

Mental Health America of Greater Houston has created The Guide: Mental Health Resource Brochure.  It contains a listing of mental health resources in Harris County that are low-cost and affordable.  It includes resources for children/adolescents, the elderly, adults, and veterans.   The organizations listed address such issues as substance abuse, legal services, homelessness, education/employment support, domestic […]

M.I. Lewis Social Service Center-Dickinson

The M.I. Lewis Social Service Center offers the following assistance programs: Emergency Financial Assistance:  Assistance is offered for rent, utilities, and medicine.  Recipients must reside in the Dickinson Independent School District (ISD). Food Assistance:  The food pantry gives food 6 times per year to individuals and families that qualify.  (An exception is sometimes made for […]

National Head Start Association

Description:  The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.  In addition to life and school preparedness, Head Start is also the nation’s laboratory for early learning innovation. Head Start offers a unique whole child/whole family program […]

Communities Foundation of Texas

  CFT Scholarships Scholarship Overview Scholarships are an important part of our mission. We currently manage over 60 scholarship funds and in our 2017 scholarship cycle, in partnership with our generous donors, we awarded almost $1.4 million to support students working to reach their full potential in high schools, colleges and universities and professional and […]

Shoes That Fit

Shoes That Fit Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving kids in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. We do this through partnering with corporations and volunteer groups, as well as through individual donations. Today, we […]

The American Legion – Family Support Network

Family Support Network The American Legion’s Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and their families, whose lives have been directly affected by the ongoing global war on terrorism. How the Family Support Network Works SUPPORTING FAMILIES DURING DEPLOYMENT The American Legion recognizes that families of deployed and activated military […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Fatherhood.gov is a site for: Dads looking for tips, hints and even deals for […]

National Parent Helpline

National Parent Helpline Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. URL:  http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org Helpline:   1-855- 4 A PARENT  (1-855-427-2736) HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM PST-7:00 PM […]

Department of Human Services by State

Department of Human Services by State The Department of Human Services in each state provide services for: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Child Support Child Care Assistance And others… Click on your state below for your state’s Department of Human Services website. Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South […]

Need Help Paying Bills?

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS . COM Help With Bills, Mortgage and Debts Help with medical bills and find access low cost health care centers or insurance policies. Free mortgage help and foreclosure prevention as well as counseling services. Debt help can reduce credit card obligations and other payments, such as medical debts. Grants and other forms of financial aid […]

Harris County Community Services Department

The Harris County Community Services Department offers the following services: Housing:  The department offers a Downpayment Assistance Program (DAP) to those who are income eligible and a first-time homebuyer (or have not owned a house for 3 years prior to applying for assistance).  Please see the website for income guidelines (click on “Housing and Community […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

Financial Aid – FAFSA

Who We Are Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our more than 1,300 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

GovLoans.Gov

GovLoans.Gov Your gateway to government loan information. It directs you to the loan information that best meets your needs. Loan Categories: Agriculture Education Business Housing Disaster Relief Veteran URL:  www.govloans.gov Phone:  1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636) Hours:  8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET

Benefits.Gov

Benefits.Gov As the official benefits website of the U.S. government, our mission is to reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to benefit information. Launched in 2002, Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was one of the earliest “E-Government” initiatives to launch as part of the President’s Management Agenda and was […]

Lifeline Program

LIFELINE PROGRAM Lifeline is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Program administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get at least $9.25 toward their bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both.  Eligibility information is below. To […]

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation Support, Empower and Honor  Texas Guard Families The Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] founded in 2004 by a group of existing and former Texas National Guard members with the purpose of supporting the needs of those serving our great State of Texas during […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) offers various types of assistance to the following zip codes: 77014, 77032, 77038, 77050, 77060, 77064, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77073, 77086, 77090, 77379, 77388, 77389. Emergency Basic Needs: This programs offers services such as food, prescriptions, gas vouchers, bus tokens, clothing, financial help with rent/mortgage, school supplies, utility assistance, […]

Memorial Assistance Ministries

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) offers the following assistance to Houston area residents: Rent/Utility Assistance:  May be limited to those in the following zip codes: 77008, 77009, 77018, 77022, 77024, 77037, 77039, 77040, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77076,77079, 77080, 77088, 77091, 77092.  Clients seeking assistance must schedule an appointment.  Please call 1-713-574-7533 to schedule an appointment.  Please see […]

Ministry Assistance of the Near Northwest Alliance (MANNA)

The Ministry Assistance of the Near Northwest Alliance (MANNA) offers several services to the northwest quadrant of Houston (77007, 77008, 77009, 77018, 77022, 77037, 77040, 77076, 77088, 77091, and 77092): MANNA offers emergency assistance to families–requests for assistance are evaluated for eligibility in an interview with a trained volunteer.  They also offer vouchers for clothing […]

Covenant House Texas

Covenant House Texas exclusively works with homeless youth ages 18-24, including pregnant and parenting teens with children.  They offer the following services: Housing Programs:  CHT has a drop-in center which offers day services such as meals, laundry, clothing, and showers.  Youth can also be connected with a case manager to assess their individual needs.  Youth […]

AARP – Tax Aide Program

 Tax-Aide Program AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 50 and older – at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide or on-line. Find a location near you- Toll-free Nationwide: 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)

Cypress Assistance Ministries

Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM) offers the following services(services provided to residents of zip codes 77065, 77095, 77429, and 77433): Rent/Mortgage/Utilities:  CAM may pay a portion of the client’s current month or mortgage.  They also may pay a portion of the past due balance on a utility bill.  CAM also has a food pantry and a […]

Christian Community Service Center

The Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) offers the following services in southwest and central Houston (Their primary service area is most of the Inner Loop, the Galleria area, the Gulfton area, and the Sharpstown/Fondren area.): Food Pantry:  CCSC has two food pantry locations.  They are located on 3434 Branard Street (central) and 6856 Bellaire (southwest).  […]

Southeast Area Ministries

SeAM offers the following services.  (They only serve the following zip codes: 77587, 77017, 77034, 77061, 77075, 77087, 77089): Food Pantry:  The food pantry offers nutritious food.  They also offer household, hygiene, and infant care items when available. Financial Assistance:  Limited assistance is provided for rent, utilities, and transportation.  Aid is also available for urgent […]

The Salvation Army-Greater Houston Area Command

The Salvation Army assists Houston area residents with the following services:    Housing:  The Salvation Army offers financial assistance and case management to help clients avoid being homeless.    They also assist the chronically homeless, disabled, mentally ill, and clients with a substance issue to find housing in the community.  They also have 2 apartment […]

Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston

Catholic Charities offers the following services in the Houston Area: Blessed Beginnings Life Center:  This program offers free pregnancy and parenting classes in English and Spanish.  They work with families during the pregnancy through the age of five.  Individual and family counseling is offered at no cost for women with children under the age of […]

Texas Drug Card

The Texas Drug Card is a free statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP).  The card can provide up to a 75% discount on prescribed medication.  The website allows you to print, text, or email the card.  You can also download a free mobile app. URL: http://www.texasdrugcard.com  

Texas 2-1-1

2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of […]

Houston Area Urban League

The Houston Area Urban League offers the following services: Services for parents and children include academic guidance and support for children from birth to age 18.  This guidance includes assistance in areas such as literacy, math skills, and college/career readiness.  They also offer training to assist parents with developing their child’s academic skills. Housing assistance […]

Volunteers of America Texas-Houston

The Houston office of Volunteers of America offers the following services: One-on-one financial coaching including financial literacy workshops and tax season assistance. Assistance with applying for food stamps and health insurance. Programs for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  These programs include foster care, residential group homes, in-home support, and specialized deaf-blind […]

Cornerstone Family Ministries

Weekly Food Delivery: We know that many of our folks are unable to get out to the grocery store for a variety of reasons, so we are partnering with our friends at Chapelwood UMC/Fairhaven UMC in order to provide weekly food delivery options. If you know of someone in the Spring Branch community that could […]

Cy-Fair Helping Hands

Emergency Shelter and Food Pantry Cy-Fair Helping Hands continues serving the hungry during regular pantry hours (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & the 1st Saturday of the month from 9:30am- 12:30pm.) Emergency shelter for  Cy-Fair families with children who are in transition from homelessness to stable housing. (We are not a homeless shelter; when funds allow, we assist qualified […]

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church has several nonprofit organizations and ministries that work to provide assistance with financial and support services to the community and those in need. These organizations and ministries have resources that may be able to assist with housing needs, financial assistance and other needs. Please visit the website or contact Wheeler Avenue […]

Christian Rescue Mission

City Fellowship Church Christian Rescue Mission Address: 3229 Hadley St # A, Houston, TX 77004 Phone: 713-659-7750

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Houston Food Pantry

Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry The Pantry is open: Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm Saturdays from 10am to 12:00pm Each client MUST bring a photo I.D. and a piece of mail with current address (such as a utility bill) to every visit Please visit the website for further information. Address: 3523 Beauchamp St, Houston, TX […]

Free Beds for Kids- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Description:  We’re a national organization answering the call to a national problem.  We fully believe that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs.  All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Across the U.S., too many boys and girls go without a bed – […]

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Meal Pick-Up Search for Texas Schools

Description:  Free school meal pick-up locator. URL:  https://txschools.gov/

COVID- 19 Resources- Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries LIST- Houston

Description:  Community Assistance Ministries provides links to a neighborhood network that provides assistance to Houston/Harris County.   Includes Service Area Map of Houston Region.  **Follow link below list for websites and map of service area. Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries- Quick List The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston—719/659-5461 Catholic Charities—713/874-6776 Chinese Community Center—713/271-6100 Coalition for the Homeless—713/739-7514 Disaster Housing Assistance […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Houston Food Assistance

Southern Smoke Foundation Southern Smoke is a nonprofit 501c3 charitable foundation. Our Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier that are faced unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance. The Foundations provides assistance for […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Houston Food Assistance

Houston Shift Meal In light of the COVID-19 crisis, many workers in Houston’s hospitality industry have been affected by closures and layoffs. Houston Shift Meal is dedicated to providing these individuals with meals so that no one goes hungry.​   If you are a furloughed or out of work employee in the Houston hospitality industry, […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

First Christian Church-Conroe

The First Christian Church of Conroe has a food pantry that is open every Wednesday from 10am-11:45am.  It serves zipcodes 77301, 77302, 77303, 77304, 77306.  Identification is required. https://www.firstchristianchurchconroe.org/ 3500 N Loop 336 W Conroe, 77304 (936)756-3554

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church has a food pantry.  It is open on Thursdays from 9am to 11am.  Clients may come once a week and are asked to provide their name and address, form of identification, number and ages of people residing in their household, and any government assistance they are receiving. https://www.stpaulsbaytown.org/food-pantry1.html 712  Schilling Avenue […]

Bible Way Fellowship Baptist Church

Bible Way Fellowship Baptist Church has a food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm-4pm. https://bibleway1.org/events/food-pantry-distribution-3/ 10120 Hartsook Road Houston, 77034 (713)943-2215

Nourishment for the Needy

Nourishment for the Needy is a food pantry for the residents of Montgomery County.  It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-2pm.  Please call for eligibility requirements. https://nourishmentfortheneedy.org/ 27350 Blueberry Hill Drive #4 Conroe, 77385 (281)292-2695

Bayshore Baptist Church

Bayshore Baptist Church has a food bank and clothes closet that is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 4-6pm in the gym, which is located to the rear of the campus.  They serve La Porte, Deer Park, Seabrook, and Kemah.  Bring a photo ID and proof of residence (utility bill […]

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services offers the following programs: Utility Assistance Rent/Mortgage Assistance (partial payment) Food Assistance Medication Assistance Emergency Shelter Assistance (short-term temporary motel stay) Assistance with completing applications for SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, CHIP, and TANF. Case Management Please go to the website and click on “Required Documents” to see what […]

Abigail’s Place

Abigail’s Place is a shelter for single mothers with school-aged children.  It is located in Richmond and is only available for residents of Ft. Bend County.  The application can be completed online.  Please go to the website and click on “Our Shelter” then “Apply for Assistance”.   https://www.abigailsplace.org/ 503 FM 359 Richmond, 77406 (832)945-1461

East End Social Services Inc.

East End Social Services Inc. offers the following services: Clothes Closet:  Clothing distribution is located at 7301 Avenue F, Houston, 77011. Food Pantry:  The House of Hope food pantry is open Monday-Wednesday from 9am-3pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch) and Friday from 9am-2pm (closed 11:30am-12:30pm for lunch).  It is located at 2110 Wayside Drive, Houston, 77011. […]

Family Promise of Clear Creek

Family Promise of Clear Creek offers shelter services to residents of the Clear Creek School District, Pearland, Alvin, Friendswood, Dickinson, and Baycliff.  Host churches provide families overnight lodging and meals.  To be accepted into their program, guests must meet the following conditions: An adult with at least 1 child under 18 (or pregnant mom). Pass […]

Lighthouse Christian Ministries

Lighthouse Christian Ministries offers the following services to residents of Bacliff, San Leon, Bayview, and Kemah: Financial Assistance:  LCM helps families in crisis with rent and utility assistance payments.  To receive assistance you must first conduct an interview with MI Lewis (families living in Dickinson ISD) or Interfaith Caring Ministries (families living in CCISD).  Appointments with LCM […]

Clear Lake Food Pantry

The Clear Lake Food Pantry offers food and clothing to residents of the Clear Lake area.  They are open Mondays and Thursdays from 8am-11am. http://clearlakebaptist.com/foodpantry/ 15700 Space Center Blvd. Houston, 77062 (281)488-0225

St. Cecelia Catholic Church

This church can offer assistance with rent/utilities and food.  They cover the following zipcodes:  77024, 77043, and 77055.  If you are in  need of assistance please call (713)468-1185.  Volunteers are available 9:30am-12pm on Monday-Thursday. https://saintcecilia.org/st-vinent-de-paul-ministry 11720 Joan of Arc Drive Houston, 77024

Mission Northeast

Mission Northeast is located in New Caney and works with zip codes 77302, 77303, 77306, 77327, 77328, 77336, 77339, 77345, 77357, 77365, and 77372.   They offer the following services: Food pantry Thanksgiving and Christmas distributions Safe Haven Ministry helps families who live in unhealthy, unsafe environments by assisting with home repairs, yard clean up, wheelchair […]

Community Assistance Center

Community Assistance Center serves the residents of Montgomery County.  They offer the following services: Case Management Food Pantry Clothing Voucher:  Clients can check out with a voucher that was given to them by a Case Manager.  Vouchers are provided at no cost to those who qualify for assistance. Housing:  Clients are offered assistance with finding […]

Operation First Response (OFR)

OFR assists wounded, injured and critically ill Service Members and Disabled Veterans from all branches. Military Assistance Program – We serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from: rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, […]

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year. Areas We Work In Home Cars and Road Sports and Play This resource provides free infant car […]

BeAnElf.org

BeAnElf.org’s volunteers buy gifts for children with fewer privileges than other kids. At participating United States Postal Services (USPS) postal branches, volunteers select one or more letters to Santa. To protect children, postal workers will have removed the children’s return addresses, and replaced them with a number. Address your letter Santa c/o Operation Santa Add […]

Honor Veterans Now

How and Where We Serve In the near term, HVN is committed to feeding veterans across only Texas battling hunger by funding a hot meal each day through local and national meal providers.  In the long term, we hope to expand our reach to feed struggling veterans in need across America.   Key criteria for […]

Deer Park United Methodist Church

This church has a food pantry that is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm. https://www.dpumc.org/outreach 1300 E. 13th Street Deer Park, 77536  

St. Matthias the Apostle Catholic Church

This church has a food pantry that is open on Fridays from 10am-1:30pm.  Call anytime of the week to set up an appointment.  The church also offers limited financial assistance. https://st-matthias.net/st-vincent-de-paul 302 S. Magnolia Blvd. Magnolia, 77355 (281)356-2000

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

This church has a food pantry that is open to the public on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9am-12pm and on Saturdays from 11am-1pm.  The church also offers short-term assistance to those in crisis in the form of rent assistance, utility bills, or other emergency funding.  Please call for assistance and leave a detailed message […]

Living Water International Apostolic Ministries

The Joseph House food pantry is open every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 9am-4pm. 7802 Jensen Drive Houston, 77093 (281)936-8175

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

This church has a food pantry that serves zip codes 77035 and 77096.  They are open on Tuesday and Thursday each week from 9-10:45 am and 1-3pm. https://stmhouston.org/st-vincent-de-paul-society 10330 Hillcroft Street Houston, 77096 (713)729-0221

St. Matthew The Evangelist Catholic Community

This church has a food pantry that is open every Monday and Wednesday from 10am-12pm. https://stmatthewhou.org/social-concerns-ministries (713)466-4030 9915 Hollister Street Houston, 77040

St. Bartholomew The Apostle Catholic Church

This church has a food pantry that is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6pm-7:30pm.  They also offer limited financial assistance to meet a short-term crisis, such as rental eviction and utility disconnects. https://st-bart.org/st-vincent-de-paul-assistance 5356 11th Street Katy, 77493 (281)391-1540

St. Anne Catholic Church

St. Anne Catholic Church has a food pantry that is open on Thursday from 8:15am-1pm and Saturday from 8:15am-12pm.  They can also offer financial assistance with rent and utilities.  Please call regarding financial assistance on Tuesday from 9am-11:30am. https://stanne-tomball.org/st-vincent-de-paul 1111 S. Cherry Street Tomball, 77375 (281)255-2894

Spring Creek Church of Christ-Lydia’s Pantry

This food pantry is open the first four Wednesdays of each from 10am-12pm and is closed on the fifth Wednesday. http://spring-creek.org/serve-others/lydias-pantry 14847 Brown Road Tomball, 77377 (281)351-1234

Greater Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

The Annette Strawder Here to Help Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm.  Photo identification (utility/regular bill to verify address) required in order to receive food. https://gmzhouston.org/a-s-h-t-h-p/ 835 West 23rd Street Houston, 77008 (713)862-5117

All Saints Catholic Church

All Saints Catholic Church has a food pantry on Monday-Thursday from 9am-10:30am and Wednesday from 6pm-7:30pm.  Rent and utility assistance is being processed on Mondays from 9am-10:30am. https://allsaintsheights.com/svdp 215 East Tenth Street Houston, 77008 (713)864-2653

Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries (TEAM)

Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries (TEAM) serves clients in Tomball zip codes and has the following services: Food Pantry:  The pantry is open Tuesday from 10am-3pm and Thursday from 10am-2pm. Clothing Vouchers to their resale shop. Holiday Assistance Rent and Utilities Assistance:  Applications for financial assistance must be completed in person during the hours of 10am-3pm […]

Neighbors in Action

This organization can support families with rent, bills, food items, home repair projects, and holiday assistance.   This is on a case by case basis and they only serve residents of zip code 77029. https://www.neighborsinaction.com/programs-for-the-whole-family-.html 7927 Flaxman Houston, 77029 (832)343-8105

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church

St. Ignatius of Loyola can assist families and individuals who are facing financial emergencies (danger of being evicted or having your electricity or water turned off).  They offer assistance with food, clothing, housing, and utilities.  They consider each situation on a case by case basis and only offer assistance to the following zip codes:  77068, […]

USA.GOV: Benefits, Grants and Loans – All Campuses

USA.GOV Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations. Affordable Rental Housing Get help finding rental assistance or public housing. Benefits Learn about federal government programs, including unemployment benefits, and how to find which ones are available to you. Financial Aid for Students Learn about getting help paying for school. Food […]

Prince of Peace Catholic Community

The Mercy Ministry of the Prince of Peace Catholic Community offers the following services: Food pantry:  To learn more about shopping at their food pantry or to sign up, please call (281)469-2687 or visit the Mercy Center Tuesday-Friday from 9am-11am.  They also have a mobile food pantry with fresh produce, bread, and pastries on the […]

Greenspoint and Webster

The Salvation Army hosts a community holiday meal at the Family Residence shelter, 1603 McGowen, Houston, TX, 77004 (713)650-6530. Starts at 12pm.  City Wide Club: Serves a hot meal on Christmas Eve Day—they also have clothing, household items, shoes, blankets, coats, flu shots, medical examinations, food baskets, haircuts, new toys, and more.  The meal is […]

Islamic Women in Service to Humanity – Assistance for Needy Families

Islamic Women In Service To Humanity   P.O Box 73571, Houston, TX, 77273 (Get Directions) Open Now: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM Assistance for Needy Families program provides financial assistance to those in need regardless of their religious affiliation. We provide assistance for rental and utility needs. No money is given to individuals. info@iwish-houston.org 281-660-3685

Horizon Outreach – Financial Stability

Horizon Outreach has positioned itself as one of the leading agencies in the community to keep families abreast of initiatives that affect their future. We are actively engaged in forums that seek to advocate for our clients at both the national and local level. Our involvement has aided in reducing and ending homelessness among military families and […]

HAAM – Humble Area Awareness Ministries

At HAAM, caring and dedicated bilingual staff and volunteers provide help and hope to very low, low and moderate income individuals and families in need. While we are deeply committed to helping clients create a better life for themselves, the work of the staff and volunteers is grounded in the philosophy that financial independence is […]

Mumineen Relief – Welfare Assistance / Poverty Prevention

Welfare Assistance & Zakat Disbursement Welfare Assistance Program offers assistance by providing rental assistance, food, clothing, adult visitation and other services including transportation assistance and disaster relief to the needy.  Services the program provides: disaster response help pay for housing clothing transportation home visiting meals  Populations this program serves: anyone in need all ages Next […]

RentAssistance.us

RentAssistance.us RentAssistance provides a directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that will help you pay your rent. Some listings are government organizations.  Other are non-profits and charities that offer rental assistance programs.  Each organization has its own eligibility rules and conditions, and you are encouraged to call directly to find out what you need […]

Farrington Mission

Farrington Mission offers the following services: Food Pantry:  The pantry is open on Mondays from 6pm-8pm. The Source for Women provides cost-free pregnancy services and support, 3D and 4D ultrasound exams, cost-free counseling to support healing and growth, STD/STI testing and treatment.  For more information go to the website and click on “Ministries” and “The […]

Food Pantry

Fair Haven United Methodist Church has a food pantry that is open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm. URL:  http://www.chapelwood.org 1330 Gessner Road Houston, 77055 1-713-468-3276

East Spring Branch Food Pantry

East Spring Branch Food Pantry provides food free of cost to families in urgent need, who reside in zip codes 77024, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77080, and 77092.  Their hours of operation are: Monday:  11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Tuesday:  11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Wednesday:  Closed Thursday: 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. and 5 P.M. to […]

East End Social Services

East End Social Services has both a food pantry and clothes closet.  They distribute food on Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm-5:30pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm.  Clothing Distribution occurs the first Saturday of each month. http://eastendsocialservices.org 6618 Capitol Houston  77011 1-832-860-1325

Target Hunger

Target Hunger operates six food pantries that serve individuals and families who need food assistance in zip codes 77016, 77020, 77026, 77028, and 77078.  Food pantry clients receive a monthly distribution of nutritious groceries that includes fresh produce and protein.  Please call for location of pantries. http://www.targethunger.org Main office:  3300 Lyons Avenue, Suite 103 Houston, […]

Montgomery County Food Bank

Please call to find a food bank near you.  You can call Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm and Friday from 8am-4pm. (936) 271-8800 URL:  http://mcfoodbank.org    

East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Inc.

The mission of East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry (EFBHNM) is to address the basic human needs of families in temporary financial crisis in East Fort Bend County. They offer the following services: Food Pantry:  The pantry is open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am-1:30 pm; Wednesday from 6 pm-8 pm.  Clients are seen […]

Foodpantries.org

This website allows you to search for food pantries in your area.  You can search by your state and then your city. http://www.foodpantries.org

Houston-Habitat for Humanity

Houston Habitat for Humanity builds homes for qualified low-income Houstonians.  Future Houston Habitat Homeowners contribute up to 250 hours of “sweat equity” and complete home maintenance and financial training to purchase homes with affordable mortgages.  Go to the website and click on “Homeownership” for  further information about the program.  Click on “Homeownership Program Application” to […]

ShelterListings.Org – Find Shelter & Housing

Mission Statement To help the needy find shelter and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place. URL: https://www.shelterlistings.org/ SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND SHELTERS Homeless Shelters Supportive Housing Housing for Low Income Halfway Housing Transitional Housing Day Shelters Low Cost Housing TYPES OF SHELTERS […]

Habitat for Humanity -All

Description:  Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in […]

National Resource Directory (NRD) for Veterans and Military

National Resource Directory (NRD) The NRD is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a […]

1960 Hope Center

The 1960 Hope Center is a daytime respite center for the homeless.  They are open Monday-Friday from 9am to 3pm.  The facility offers shelter from inclement weather, clean restrooms, hot showers, a laundry, lunch and other necessities. URL:  http://www.1960hopecenter.com 821 Peakwood Drive Houston, 77090 1-832-965-5511

Jordan Grove Baptist Church

Jordan Grove Baptist Church offers a food pantry to Houston residents.  It is open every Wednesday at 10 am.  You must bring an ID and proof of residence. URL:  http://www.jordangrove.org 2603 Anita Street Houston, TX  77004 1-713-522-8000

East Spring Branch Food Pantry

The East Spring Branch Food Pantry provides food free of cost to families in urgent need, who reside in zip codes 77024, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77080, and 77092.  The pantry is located at the address above (Holy Cross Lutheran Church).  Hours of operation are : Monday:  11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Tuesday:  11 A.M. to 2 […]

Santa Maria

Santa Maria is Texas’ largest multi-site residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment center and one of a very few to provide a comprehensive continuum for pregnant and parenting women and their children. Clients progress towards achieving improved mental and physical health, family functioning and economic stability that supports a drug- and violence-free lifestyle.  They have […]

St. Mary Magdalene Church

St. Mary Magdalene Church offers the following services to members of the Humble community: The church has a food pantry that is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:30am to 12pm. They also offer rent and utility assistance.  Please call for an appointment. URL:  http://st-mm.com 527 South Houston Avenue Humble, TX  77338 1-281-446-8211

Riceville Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Riceville Mt. Olive Baptist Church offers the following services: They have a food pantry on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. They also offer assistance with rent and utilities.  To apply for assistance you must call on the last Friday of the month and make an appointment. URL: http://ricevillechurch.org 11539 South Gessner Road […]

Pasadena Community Ministries

Pasadena Community Ministries has a food pantry for residents of the Pasadena/Deerpark area.  They are open on Tuesday from 9-12 and Thursday from 1-4.  You must bring an ID for everyone in the household (Driver’s license or SS card) and proof of address (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.).  The pantry can be used up to […]

North Channel Assistance Ministries

North Channel Assistance Ministries (NCAM) serves the following zip codes:  77015, 77044, 77049, 77078, 77530, and parts of 77029.  They have an emergency food pantry which can be used once per month.  You must provide ID, proof of residence, and proof of income.  They are open Tuesday through Thursday at 8 am.  They also offer […]

Family Promise of Lake Houston

 Family Promise of Lake Houston will provide a caring and positive environment for homeless children and their families while they design and execute a plan to break the cycle of homelessness in their lives.  They serve low-income families that become homeless due to an unfortunate circumstance, such as a fire, flood, the death of a […]

Family Promise of Montgomery County

The mission of Family Promise is to serve homeless families with children by uniting faith communities in a cooperative effort to provide shelter, meals, transportation, and compassionate assistance leading to independence.  They offer up to a 90-day stay with the organization through their Home-to-Home program.  Parents work with their case manager to develop their family’s goals […]

The Beacon

The Beacon is a day center for Houston’s homeless.  They assist with registration and intake as well as immediate assessment of each client’s needs. A hot lunch, access to showers, and laundry services are available Thursdays through Mondays each week.  Beacon Day Center hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. URL:  http://www.beaconhomeless.org 1212 Prairie Street Houston, […]

Baytown Housing Authority

This website offers information regarding applying for affordable housing to low and moderate income residents of Baytown, Texas.  The website allows you to print an application for public housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (formerly Section 8).  Applications are accepted by fax and at their main office.  You will need to provide a picture ID with […]

Houston Housing Authority

The Houston Housing Authority website allows you to apply for public housing.  The Houston Housing Authority is no longer accepting paper applications for public housing, at any of its sites or offices.  Interested persons are able to submit applications only online, 24-hours a day.  While in public housing, residents typically pay about 30% of their […]

Bay Area Homeless Services

Bay Area Homeless Services (BAHS) provides emergency homeless shelter services for low-income clients in the East Harris County, Baytown, Liberty County and Chambers County area. They have separate men’s and women’s dormitories for the safety and privacy of their residents.   Staff members are available to take your phone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, […]

Magnificat Houses

Magnificat Houses offers the following services: Meals:  They operate Loaves & Fishes, a large soup kitchen in downtown Houston where 200 to 300 of Houston’s chronically hungry gather six days a week for nutritious, hot, home-cooked lunches cooked by our staff and served by volunteers. There is no cost and no requirement.  Loaves & Fishes is located […]

Montgomery County Women’s Center

24-Hour Crisis Hotline:  1-936-441-7273 The Montgomery County Women’s Center works with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  They offer the following services: Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Medical and Legal Accompaniment Counseling and Support Groups Legal Services Community Outreach and Education Shelter Oaks Emergency Shelter Reaching Pines Transitional Supportive Housing Ptogram – requires a monthly income-based […]

Wellsprings Village, Inc.

Wellsprings is a nonprofit charitable organization which offers long term transitional housing and supportive services for homeless and/or abused women.  They are able to serve 40-44 women at any given time.  They offer the following services:  case management, household items, personal supplies, food and clothing, bus passes and van rides, job search assistance, and individual […]

Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC)

The Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC) works with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  They offer the following services: Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-713-528-2121 Sexual Assault Hotline:  1-713-528-RAPE (7273) HAWC has a 120 bed shelter and residential facility at an undisclosed location that supports 24-hour surveillance and security personnel.  They offer a daycare and after-school […]

Fort Bend Women’s Center

Domestic violence can take many forms. It is not only physical abuse. Domestic violence can be emotional, verbal, sexual, economic, spiritual and psychological. It can and does happen to all kinds of people, regardless of their age, gender, income, education or ethnicity.  Fort Bend Women’s Center also works with victims of sexual assault whether it’s […]

LowIncomeHousing.us

This website allows you to search for affordable rentals and housing options in your area.  Simply go to the website and click on your state and then your city. URL:  http://www.lowincomehousing.us

My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Center

Services / Programs Client Services interviews each individual to determine the most effective way that MBK can assist them through their crisis and help them to obtain self sufficiency. MBK serves anyone qualifying for services without regards to race, gender, ethnicity or religion. Assistance can be any or all of the following: Financial Assistance Financial […]

Houston’s First Baptist Church

Houston’s First Baptist Church offers the following services: Car Care Ministry:The Car Care Ministry (CCM) at Houston’s First is dedicated to providing automobile service and minor repairs for single women whose budgets may be stretched to the point that maintaining transportation for work, family needs and everyday life becomes a heavy burden.The ministry provides free […]

Windsor Village Social Services

Windsor Village Social Services provides assistance for members and those in the surrounding community of Harris & Ft. Bend Counties with rent/mortgage/utilities (water-gas-light) and food. Hours & days of operation are 9:00 am to 12 noon Tuesday – Thursday. Due to limited funds, assistance is given by appointment only. Appointments are taken on Mondays only […]

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters

The Bridge is a family crisis center that serves survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.  They offer services to both adults and children.  Adult services include crisis intervention, case management, peer support groups, individual counseling, accompaniment to court, hospitals, etc., parenting classes, and referral to needed resources.  Children’s services include on-site childcare, on-site therapeutic […]

Sarah’s House

At Sarah’s House, our mission is to provide emergency shelter, meals, clothing and basic necessities for homeless women and their children. URL:  http://www.sarahshouse.org 711 Perla Road Pasadena, TX  77502 1-713-475-1480

Pasadena Community Ministries

Pasadena Community Ministry (PCM) serves as a food pantry for the following zip codes:  77501, 77502, 77503, 77504, 77505, 77506, 77536. The Food Pantry Hours: Tuesday 9:00am – 12:00pm Thursday 1:00pm – 4:00pm The 1st Saturday of each month 9:00am – 11:00am Each family or individual must register to become eligible for groceries.  You must […]

Katy Christian Ministries

Katy Christian Ministries (KCM)  offers the following services to those who live within their service area (77084, 77094, 77406, 77423, 77441, 77449, 77450, 77464, 77476, 77485, 77493, 77494): Limited financial assistance for rent/mortgage, utilities, medical, gasoline. Food pantry:  The food pantry is located at 5506 First Street, Katy, 77493 and is open Monday-Wednesday from 8:30 […]

Chapelwood United Methodist Church

This church has a food pantry that is open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm. URL:  http://www.chapelwood.org/fairhaven/serve/ 1330 Gessner Road Houston, 77055 1-713-468-3276

Bethel’s Heavenly Hands

Our community service events include the following:         Thursday Food Distributions – We serve approximately 4,500 to 6,000 individuals monthly     Senior Commodity Program – Distribute food to 300 Seniors once a month        CONNECT Ministry College Program – Care packages for college students (3) times a year     Feed the Children […]

Kingwood United Methodist Church

Society of St. Stephen is a community outreach assistance ministry serving persons living in the 77327, 77336, 77339, 77345, 77346, 77357, 77365, and 77372 zip codes. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., families are given help with food, clothing and limited financial assistance. URL:  http://www.kingwoodumc.org 1799 Woodland Hills Drive Kingwood, […]

Ultimate Changes Inc.

Ultimate Changes is a transitional living center for men.  The center offers the following services: Individual Counseling Group Process Relapse Prevention Relapse Education Drug Resistance Education HIV Education Money Management Life Skills Case Management Job Counseling Supportive Atmosphere Homelike Environment Spirituality URL:  http://www.ultimatechanges.org 1-713-731-4404  Office

Star of Hope Mission

The Star of Hope offers the following services: Women and Family Development Center at Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community:  This shelter is for single women and families.  They offer 30 days to 18 months of basic care, case management, substance abuse recovery, a state-licensed Children’s Program (including child care, preschool, after school activities, and homework […]

Sarah’s House

Sarah’s House was established in 2001 as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency care, shelter, food, clothing and other basic necessities to women and their children. Our goal is to assist in providing these families with stability, education and life-skills to regain permanent housing after experiencing a homeless crisis. In order to do this, we […]

Open Door Mission

DoorWay Recovery Center:  To rescue men enslaved by substance abuse disorders, co-occurring illnesses, and homelessness, the Mission’s 7- month residential DoorWay Recovery Program (DoorWay) provides services to heal body, mind and spirit. The goal is to assist each student in making a successful transition into stable recovery and a lifetime of self-sufficiency and independent living.  […]

The Mission of Yahweh

The Mission of Yahweh is a homeless shelter for women and children.  The Mission of Yahweh is a faith-based, non-denominational emergency & transitional shelter located in Houston, Texas that empowers, enriches and restores the lives of homeless women and children.  The Mission of Yahweh offers many life-changing programs focused on ending the cycle of homelessness and dependency.  […]

ECHOS (Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services)

ECHOS provides the following service: Benefits Application Assistance:  ECHOS assists families with submitting applications to State and County medical and social services such as the Harris Health System-Financial Assistance Program (Gold Card), Children’s Medicaid, and SNAP (food stamps).  Please see the website for a list of documents needed to apply.  Click on “Programs” then “Benefits […]

Family Houston

Family Houston provides the following services: Case Management:  Offers assistance with applying for benefits, locating transportation assistance, obtaining dental and medical services, get legal assistance, and find food and housing. Counseling:  Counseling is offered for children and adults, individuals and families.  All major insurance plans are accepted.  They also offer a sliding-fee scale where payment […]

Harris County Housing Authority

The Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA) website allows you to search an online database of available affordable housing units within Harris County.  Go to the website and click on “Residents” then “Find Housing”.  You can also call a housing navigator at 877-428-8844 for search assistance. URL:  http://www.hchatexas.org

New Hope Housing-Houston

For more than 25 years, people have been at the heart of New Hope Housing’s mission.  New Hope Housing currently has 7 locations.  Please see the website and click on “Locations”. They help residents mend their lives by providing beautiful, affordable single room occupancy (SRO) Housing + Services.  Although New Hope Housing only provides SRO housing currently […]

Homeless Shelter Directory website

This website allows the user to click their location on a map to find a local homeless shelter.  The website also allows you to search for soup kitchens, rent assistance programs, affordable housing, and other useful resources. URL:  http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org

Emergency Aid Coalition-Houston

The Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC) offers clothing, a food pantry, and hot lunch.  They are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-1 pm, closed on Saturday, and open Sunday from 11 am-1 pm. URL:  http://eachouston.org 5401 Fannin St. Houston, 77004 1-713-528-3663

Westbury Church of Christ-food pantry

This food pantry is open on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm.  Please bring proof of address, and a statement of gross income.  You can come once per calendar month.  The pantry is located in the northwest corner of the building, under the carport next to the soccer field. URL:  http://www.westburycoc.com 10424 Hillcroft Houston, 77096 1-713-729-7880

West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM)

West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) offers the following services: Food pantry:  This pantry is open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm and Saturdays for working clients.  This is only available for those in 77042, 77057, 77063, 77077, 77082, 77072, 77083. Financial assistance:  WHAM can provide financial aid to help with partial payment towards the cost of rent, mortgage, […]

Greater Ward AME Church-food pantry

This food pantry is open every 3rd and 4th Thursday from 3 pm-5 pm–it is located in the Fellowship Hall. URL:  http://www.greaterwardamechurchhouston.org 6822 Arabella St. Houston, 77091 1-713-697-5657  

The Mainstream Connection-food pantry

This food pantry is open Monday-Friday from 10 am-2 pm.  You must bring ID (driver’s license or passport) and a box for your food. 415 E. Crosstimbers Houston, TX  77022 1-832-831-1688  

The Church Without Walls-Houston-food pantry

  This food pantry is open each Saturday from 10-12 each Saturday at the Bingle Road location (5314 Bingle Rd., Houston, 77091). URL:  http://churchwithoutwalls.org Office:  1-281-649-6800

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church-Houston

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church offers the following services: Food Pantry:  The food pantry only serves residents in 77028 and 77078 zip codes. DAYS OF SERVICE: Wednesday               Pantry                                                   8:00am to 10:00am Thursday                   New Client Sign up & recertifications    4:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday                    Bread and Sweets                                11:00am DOCUMENTS NEEDED: Texas Drivers License or ID Birth Certificate ( […]

Need Help Paying Bills -Search by State

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS Description:  Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more.  Search by state. URL:  http//www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html    

St. Leo the Great Catholic Church-Houston

This church offers the following services: Blessed Beginnings:  Blessed Beginnings is a program sponsored by Catholic Charities that educates and supports moms and dads of infants and young children on subjects such as a positive discipline skills, good nutrition, and healthy habits for pregnant moms and their babies, budgeting and other life skills that create an […]

St. Jerome Catholic Community-Food Pantry

This church offers a food pantry to residents of zip codes 77043, 77080, and north half of 77055.  The pantry is open Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am-12 pm.   URL:  http://www.stjeromehou.org/stvdepaul     8825 Kempwood Drive Houston, TX  77080 Contact:  Fred Herveat (832) 288-4368 Gail Rodriguez (713) 468-9555

Lord of the Streets-Houston

Lord of the Streets offers the following services: Direct Assistance:  This program offers a day shelter, emergency clothing and hygiene items, food, and a mailing address at which to receive mail.  They also offer assistance with getting a Texas ID and birth certificate, homeless verification letters, applications for the Harris Health System and food stamps, […]

Food Pantry-Houston

The Southside Church of Christ has a food pantry that operates every 4th Saturday of the month between the hours of 10 am-1 pm.  You must reside in the following zip codes:  77045, 77053, 77085, or 77047.  Recipients may receive assistance once per week for a maximum of 6 months.  Please see the website for […]

The Sonrise Shelter-Houston

The Sonrise Shelter offers the following services: Emergency shelter:  This shelter is open 24 hours per day and 365 days of the year.  Those who enter the shelter will receive food, clothing, and an opportunity to work with the Social Service Center.  The Social Service Center provides free access to medical, dental, vision, veterans’ benefits, […]

Impact Houston Church of Christ-food pantry

The Impact Resource Center has a food pantry that is open Monday-Friday.  They provide food, clothing, and also have furniture and household goods for special needs.  For more information please go to the website and click on “Ministries” then “Impact Resource Center”. URL:  http://impacthoustonchurch.org 1704 Weber Street Houston, TX  77007 1-713-864-5667

AIDS Foundation of Houston

The AIDS Foundation of Houston (AFH) provides the following services to those living with HIV/AIDS: Housing:  They work with the chronically homeless HIV/AIDS population including single individuals with issues related to substance abuse and mental health, elderly men, women, mothers and their children, and young adults (18-24). Case management:  They offer individualized plans to address […]

Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston

Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels program provides home-delivered meals to disabled adults and homebound clients over 60.  Sign up by contacting 1-713-533-4978. URL:  http://www.imgh.org/meals-wheels-greater-houston/

St. Justin Martyr Social Ministry-Houston

The St. Justin Martyr Catholic Community offers financial assistance and food to zip codes 77082 and 77083.  Food only assistance is offered to zip code 77077.  For information regarding required documents go to the website and click “SJM Social Ministries Client Services Document”.  The Social Ministry operates on MWF 10 am-1 pm. URL:  http://www.sjmtx.org/social-ministry 13350 Ashford […]

Food Pantry-Houston

The House of Amos has an emergency food pantry to provide food to families in crisis.  Families may receive a distribution of food from House of Amos a maximum of 3 times per year.  They are open M-Th 9 am-12 pm and Saturday 10 am-12 pm. (They begin serving their last client at 11:45 am). […]

Saint John Vianney Social Services-Houston

This church offers the following services to residents of zip codes 77043, 77055, 77077, and 77079: Food pantry:  The pantry is open MWF from 9 am to 12 pm. Utility assistance for zip codes 77079 and 77077 only. Transportation assistance: bus passes The Gabriel Project offers assistance to expectant and new mothers.  They can provide […]

St. Hyacinth Catholic Church-Deer Park

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church offers person-to-person service to those individuals and families that are in need in the Deer Park area by providing financial help for rent, utilities, medicine, and food.  Office hours are MWF from 1 pm to 2:30 pm to assist clients.  However, they maintain […]

Food Pantry-Houston

St. Bernadette Catholic Church offers a food pantry to the local community needing food and gently used clothing.  It is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am to 11 am.  For more information go to the website and click on “Social Outreach” then “Christian Action”. https://www.stbchurch.org/ 15500 El Camino Real Houston, TX  77062 […]

Spring Woodlands Ministries-Houston-food pantry

Spring Woodlands Ministries offers a food pantry to residents of the following zip codes: 77373, 77388, 77389, 77073, 77338, 77380, 77381, 77382, 77386, and 77379.  The food pantry is open on Monday 1-3 pm, Wednesday 9-11:30 am, and Thursday 1-3 pm.  To qualify for assistance you will need a valid Driver’s License or ID Card.  […]

First United Methodist Church-Pasadena

The Society of St. Stephen is First Pasadena’s food pantry ministry.  They are able to help with bags of food every other month and limited rent and utility assistance once a year for anyone who has a Pasadena zip code.  Their office hours are M-Th from 10 am to 1 pm at the church.  Please […]

North Central Baptist Church-Houston-free clothing

North Central Baptist Church offers a clothes closet on Tuesdays from 11 am-2 pm.  They also have a food pantry but please call first to ensure it is open. URL:  http://www.ncbaptistchurch.org 2102 Tidwell Road Houston, TX  77093 1-713-692-6316

Food Pantry-Houston

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church operates a food pantry.  Those in need of assistance can come by the church on Thursdays at 9:30 am. URL:  http://immaculateconceptionhouston.org 7250 Harrisburg Boulevard Houston, TX  77011 Main office:  1-713-921-1261

Humble Area Assistance Ministries

Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) offers services to the following zip codes: 77336, 77338, 77339, 77345, 77346, 77347, 77357, 77365, 77372, 77396, 77532, 77044, 77302, and 77306.  Their services include: Financial assistance:  HAAM offers financial assistance during periods of crisis such as underemployment, job loss, illness, age, and disability.  They offer assistance with rent, utilities, […]

Mission Centers of Houston

Mission Centers of Houston offers the following services: Food and Clothing:  There are two centers in the Houston area: Gano Mission Center and Joy Mission Center.  The Gano Mission Center offers food to zip codes 77008, 77009, 77022, 77026, and 77028 (call 1-713-227-1146).  The Joy Mission Center offers food to zip codes 77003, 77011, 77012, […]

Wesley Community Center-Houston

The Wesley Community Center (WCC) offers the following community services: Childcare:  WCC’s Early Childhood Education Program offers year round care to children 18 months to age 5.  They also offer summer camp and after school pick up for school age children.  (Please ensure your child’s school is on their bus route).  They are open from […]

The Montrose Center-Houston

The Montrose Center’s goal is to empower the Houston community, primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families, to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives.  Services are available to all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  The center offers the following services: Counseling:  The center offers individual, couples/family, group therapy, and […]

Houston Area Women’s Center

The Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC) offers the following services: 24-hour crisis hotlines:  HAWC offers a hotline for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-713-528-2121 Sexual Assault Hotline:  1-713-528-7273 *If you are in immediate danger always call 911 first. Shelter:  The HAWC shelter offers childcare, safety planning, goal setting, and referral to […]

FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center

The FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center offers the following services: Counseling Services:  FamilyTime offers professional counseling services for individuals, families, couples, teens, group counseling, play therapy for children, parenting education classes, and anger management classes.  The first (intake) session is free and the following sessions are charged on a sliding-scale.  FamilyTime does not accept insurance.  […]

Mental Health America of Greater Houston-Resource Guide

Mental Health America of Greater Houston has created The Guide: Mental Health Resource Brochure.  It contains a listing of mental health resources in Harris County that are low-cost and affordable.  It includes resources for children/adolescents, the elderly, adults, and veterans.   The organizations listed address such issues as substance abuse, legal services, homelessness, education/employment support, domestic […]

M.I. Lewis Social Service Center-Dickinson

The M.I. Lewis Social Service Center offers the following assistance programs: Emergency Financial Assistance:  Assistance is offered for rent, utilities, and medicine.  Recipients must reside in the Dickinson Independent School District (ISD). Food Assistance:  The food pantry gives food 6 times per year to individuals and families that qualify.  (An exception is sometimes made for […]

Emergency Aid Coalition-Houston

The Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC) offers assistance with clothing and food (Note: You must have a current photo ID to access the food pantry or clothing center): Food:  EAC’s food pantry provides approximately one sack of groceries per family member.  They serve all families regardless of employment status.  You should arrive at 8:30 am Monday-Friday […]

Braes Interfaith Ministries-Houston

Braes Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry offers groceries, personal items, and clothing vouchers to their resale and consignment shop.  Baby formula, infant and adult diapers are also usually available.  Zip codes served include 77025, 77035, 77045, 77051, 77053, 77054, 77071, 77085, and 77096.  They are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 am to 2 pm, however, […]

Financial Assistance for Infants-Houston

The following organizations provide assistance with diapers and formula: L.I.F.E. Houston provides free assistance with 6-7 days worth of formula to qualified applicants.  Please see the website for a list of needed documentation (when you reach the website click on “Getting Assistance” then “Getting Started”).  This page also offers a link to L.I.F.E. Houston locations. […]

Houston Food Bank

The Houston Food Bank offers an array of services well beyond providing food.  Below is a description of these services: Client Assistance Program (CAP):  This program provides assistance with applying for SNAP (“food stamps”), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) cash benefits, children’s Medicaid, CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), and the Women’s Health Program.  CAP’s […]

Free Smoke Alarm/Detector-Houston

The “Get Alarmed Houston” program is sponsored by the Houston Fire Department.  To qualify for a free smoke alarm you must live in the city of Houston, be a non-renter (if you are a renter your landlord should provide your smoke alarm), be low-income.  You can either request a smoke alarm by phone (1-832-394-6633) or […]

Low-Rent Public Housing Program-Houston

The Low-Rent Public Housing Program provides affordable rental housing for families, seniors, and persons with disabilities at developments that are owned by the Housing Authority.  The Housing Authority owns 25 public housing developments around the city.  Please see the website for a list of these developments (click on “Housing Developments”).  Residents typically pay about 30% […]

Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8)

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) provides financial assistance, in the form of a voucher, to low-income families, for rental units of their choice in the private market.  Program applicants can choose from a variety of housing options, including apartments, duplexes, single-family homes, and townhomes.  The property owner must agree to rent under […]

Texas Dept of Agriculture – SummerFood.Org

http://www.squaremeals.org/Programs/SummerFeedingPrograms/SummerFeedingInteractiveMap.aspx tel:(877)TEX-MEAL  

Texas Health and Human Services

Choosing quality child care is important, no matter which kind of provider you decide upon.  Please select in the link below for options to best assist you with your search needs. The link below will allow you to search criteria by zip code. http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/ppFacilitySearchDayCare.asp      

The American Legion – Family Support Network

Family Support Network The American Legion’s Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and their families, whose lives have been directly affected by the ongoing global war on terrorism. How the Family Support Network Works SUPPORTING FAMILIES DURING DEPLOYMENT The American Legion recognizes that families of deployed and activated military […]

The Community Action Partnership (CAP)

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) The Community Action Partnership is a national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ Community Action Agencies to each another – and to leaders looking for solutions that connect Americans to greater opportunity.  Some of the services that may be offered are: • Workforce Connections • HUD Housing Assistance • Transportation […]

USDA Child Care Wellness Grant Program – Texas

USDA Child Care Wellness Grants Farm to Child Care The FTC grant projects create connections between local farmers, their fresh produce and the children in the child care setting. FTC grants establish a direct purchasing relationship with a local produce grower to integrate more fresh fruits and vegetables into meals and snacks.   FTC funds […]

USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Programs Available: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Eligibility & How to Apply Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Participant Eligibility The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Participant Eligibility Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Am I Eligible for SNAP? How Do I Apply for SNAP? WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) […]

Children and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) – Texas

    The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses child care centers, day care home providers, and adult day care centers for part of the cost associated with serving more than 400,000 approved meals and snacks to children and adults in Texas  every day. The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain […]

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse is an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. Fatherhood.gov is a site for: Dads looking for tips, hints and even deals for […]

Department of Human Services by State

Department of Human Services by State The Department of Human Services in each state provide services for: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Child Support Child Care Assistance And others… Click on your state below for your state’s Department of Human Services website. Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South […]

Suntopia.org / Resources

Suntopia.org Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Suntopia.org helps people help themselves in times of need. Services include: FOOD                                                  RENTAL ASSISTANCE HOMELESS SHELTERS                EMERGENCY LOANS […]

Harris County Community Services Department

The Harris County Community Services Department offers the following services: Housing:  The department offers a Downpayment Assistance Program (DAP) to those who are income eligible and a first-time homebuyer (or have not owned a house for 3 years prior to applying for assistance).  Please see the website for income guidelines (click on “Housing and Community […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefit programs to Veterans and their families.  They offer benefits such as disability compensation, pension, GI Bill (financial assistance for the pursuit of further education), career counseling, home loans, life insurance, burial assistance, and healthcare.  They also offer homeless and at-risk Veterans assistance with locating housing, healthcare, […]

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Programs […]

Homeless Shelters Directory

Homeless Shelters Directory Helping the Needy of America. The Homeless Shelter Directory was started as a list of homeless shelters. We now provide listings for the following: Homeless Shelters Homeless Service Organizations Monetary Assistance Transitional Housing Free Clinics (Dental and Medical) Low Cost and Free Treatment Centers Outreach Centers Day Shelters Relief Organizations that can […]

Foodpantries.org

Foodpantries.org  Foodpantries.org have set up this directory of Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and non-profit organizations committed to fighting hunger. The information is collected manually and is as accurate as possible.  Keeping this free resource updated is a collaborative effort and will benefit families and individuals in need. URL:  https://www.foodpantries.org/ Food Pantries By State Alaska (126) Alabama (375) Arkansas (546) […]

Texas Benefits-applying for SNAP, TANF, healthcare assistance, and WIC

This website offers education regarding SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-“food stamps”), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), financial assistance with the costs of healthcare, and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children).  The website also offers instruction on applying for these benefits. SNAP:  This benefit offers financial assistance with the cost of food.  In Texas SNAP food […]

Feeding America

Feeding America Feeding America is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.  Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. URL:  http://www.feedingamerica.org/ Contact the National Office: Address:  35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601 Phone:  800.771.2303 […]

Goodwill-Houston

Goodwill of the Houston area offers the following services: Clothing/Household items:  Goodwill has multiple stores in the Houston area that provide low-cost clothing and household items.  Please see the website for a listing of area stores.  To access the list click on the “Shop” link and then “Where to Shop”. Career assistance:  Goodwill also offers […]

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation

Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation Support, Empower and Honor  Texas Guard Families The Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] founded in 2004 by a group of existing and former Texas National Guard members with the purpose of supporting the needs of those serving our great State of Texas during […]

Houston Furniture Bank

The Houston Furniture Bank has an outlet center.  Their website indicates they offer “top-notch values at thrift-store prices”.  They are open from Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to 4pm. URL:  http://houstonfurniturebank.org 8220 Mosley Rd. Houston, TX  77060 1-713-842-9771  ext. 107  

Northwest Assistance Ministries

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) offers various types of assistance to the following zip codes: 77014, 77032, 77038, 77050, 77060, 77064, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77073, 77086, 77090, 77379, 77388, 77389. Emergency Basic Needs: This programs offers services such as food, prescriptions, gas vouchers, bus tokens, clothing, financial help with rent/mortgage, school supplies, utility assistance, […]

USDA Commodities – Texas

The purpose of this program is to improve the health and nutritional status of elderly persons, 60 and older, who are vulnerable to malnutrition and are income eligible. USDA provides USDA Food for food packages that are used for home consumption. Local organizations distribute the food packages and provide nutrition education to eligible participants. TDA […]

Ministry Assistance of the Near Northwest Alliance (MANNA)

The Ministry Assistance of the Near Northwest Alliance (MANNA) offers several services to the northwest quadrant of Houston (77007, 77008, 77009, 77018, 77022, 77037, 77040, 77076, 77088, 77091, and 77092): MANNA offers emergency assistance to families–requests for assistance are evaluated for eligibility in an interview with a trained volunteer.  They also offer vouchers for clothing […]