Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.

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Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.

General Resources

2-1-1 Texas/ United Way Helpline
Call 211 or 877-541-7905 | Website
Available 24/7/365 in 180 Languages


City of Houston 311
Call 311 or 713.837.0311 | Website
Available 24/7/365


AlertHouston
https://houstonemergency.org/alerts/ | readyhoustontx.gov
Run by the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM)


United Way of Greater Houston
Website


Education & Technology Resources

Harris County Department of Education
https://www.hcde-texas.org/
Adult Education, Special schools and School-Based Therapy Services


Houston Community College
https://www.hccs.edu/support-services/
Academic support, career planning, Additionally services, Health and Safety


Out 2 Learn (Mayor's Office of Education) http://www.houstontx.gov/education/out-2-learn.html
The O2L network is a public-private partnership committed to expanding access to high-quality out-of-school programming for all Houston area youth.


Entrepreneurship & Small Business Resources

City of Houston MWDBE/SBE/PDBE Certification https://www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/certification.htm


Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) 
https://hmsdc.org/


Women's Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA)
https://www.wbea-texas.org/wbea-certification


National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
https://www.nglcc.org/get-certified

Health & Wellness Resources

Harris Health System
https://www.harrishealth.org/


City of Houston Health & Human Services
http://www.houstontx.gov/health/index.html


Ft. Bend County Indigent Care
https://www.fbchhs.org/indigent-health


Mental Health America of Greater Houston
https://mhahouston.org/


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Greater Houston
https://www.namigreaterhouston.org/


The Council on Recovery (Alcohol and Drugs)
https://www.councilonrecovery.org/


Housing Resources

Find Affordable Rentals
https://www.gosection8.com/index.aspx


City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
https://houstontx.gov/housing/index.html


Fort Bend County Women's Center, Inc.
https://fbwc.org/


Casa De Esperanza De Los Ninos, Inc - Houston
https://www.casahope.org/

Social Justice & Advocacy Resources

NAACP Houston Branch
Website Main | Legal Redress Committee


Dispute Resolution Center
https://drc.harriscountytx.gov/en-usa/Pages/Default.aspx


Houston Lawyer Referral Service
https://hlrs.org/


Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
https://www.makejusticehappen.org/


Lone Star Legal Aid
http://www.lonestarlegal.org/


The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services
https://www.raicestexas.org/

Workforce Resources

Youth & Family Support Resources

Collaborative for Children
https://findchildcare.collabforchildren.org/


Boys and Girls Club of America
https://www.bgca.org/


YMCA of Greater Houston
https://ymcahouston.org/


Northwest Assistance Ministries (Nam)
https://www.namonline.org/
Offers emergency assistance with clothing, rent/mortgage, gas vouchers, and bus passes.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Greater Houston
https://bbbstx.org/greater-houston/

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