Support Services

List of Houston Area Community Resources

Health and Human Services Referral Line (24 hours/7 days): 2-1-1 Texas / United Way HELPLINE - 2-1-1 (just dial 211 from any phone to be connected; there is no charge) 


Abuse Hotline 
Department of Family Protective Services - 1-800-252-5400 

Affordable Housing & First Time Homebuyer Counseling
Avenue Community Development Corporation - (713) 864-8099 

Air Pollution
Air Alliance Houston  - (713) 528-3779 

Youth Development Programs
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston - (713) 868-3426
Girls Incorporated of Greater Houston - (713) 802-2260
MD Anderson YMCA - (713) 697-0648
Wesley Community Center – (713) 223-8131
Leonel Castillo Community Center  - (713) 667-9400

Child Care / After School Programs
Collaborative for Children - (713) 600-1234
Wesley Community Center - (713) 223-8131
Neighborhood Centers - (713) 667-9400
Neighborhood Centers - Ripley House - (713) 315-6400
YMCA (main office) - (713) 659-5566
MD Anderson YMCA - (713) 697-0648

Child Support
Office of the Attorney General – 1 (800) 262-8014 

Counseling 
Communities in Schools, Houston - (713) 654-1515
Crisis Intervention of Houston - (713) 468-5463
DePelchin's Children's Center -  (713) 730-2335
Mental Health Association of Greater Houston - (713) 522-5161
Montrose Counseling Center - (713) 529-0037

Crime 
Crime Stoppers
Houston Police Department

Family Violence / Sexual Assault
Houston Area Women's Center - (713) 528-2121
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 
Texas Council on Family Violence
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault -  1-800-656-HOPE

Emergency Assistance - (food, housing, and/or utilities)
Emergency Aid Coalition - (713) 528-3663
Harris County Social Services -  (713) 696-7900

Employment Services 
Workforce Solutions
Career & Recovery Resources - (713) 754-7000
SER-Jobs for Progress - (713) 773-6000
Unemployment Benefits - (281) 983-1100

Legal Referral 
Lone Star Legal Aid - (713) 652-0077
Houston Lawyer Referral Service - (713) 237-9429
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Service -  or (713) 228-0735
State Bar of Texas 

Healthcare
Texas Health and Human Services Commission - Food Stamps, CHIP, Medicaid, Temporary Asst. for Needy Families, or Women's Health Program (Dial 211)
Harris Health System Patient Financial Assistance and Eligibility (Gold Card)
Legacy Community Health Services - (832) 548-5100
Spring Branch Community Health Center – (713) 462-6565
Casa de Amigos (Harris Health System) – (713) 222-2272

Transportation
Metropolitan Transity Authority of Harris County - Metro


Voter Registration / Election & Legislator Resources
Harris County Clerk’s Office
Harris County Clerk’s Office – Elections Division
Texas Secretary of State
Texas Secretary of State – Elections Division
Got ID Texas?
Register to Vote
Voter Name and Address Change
Who Represents Me?