Other Community Resources

Below you will find links to other resources in our community that may be helpful to you and your congregations.

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide comprehensive health care services to underserved communities.  Many of the Texans they serve are indigent, uninsured and underserved.  Some FQHCs offer additional services, such as dental, mental health or substance abuse treatment. FQHCs are community organizations with defined target populations and service areas.  Services are provided to Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, insured and uninsured individuals.  Patients may be eligible for services based on their family income and on a sliding fee schedule. To search FQCH’s by zip code, click here.

Avenue 360

This is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located at 17010 Sugar Pine Drive, Houston, TX 77090 that provides services on a sliding scale cost basis. They provide a full range of medical services, including adult healthcare and mental health counseling to address behavioral health issues.

AgingCare.com

This online Geriatric Care Manager Directory is a useful tool to help family caregivers find professionals who can help coordinate care and advocate for their loved ones.

Harris County Area Agency on Aging

The Harris County Area Agency on Aging (HCAAA) plans and contracts services for senior citizens throughout Harris County by offering services that assist the elderly and their families with options that promote independence, well-being and dignity. The HCAAA’s programs are tailored to meet the social, nutritional, educational and logistical needs of all Harris County residents age 60 and above.

Harris County Department of Education – Adult Education

The Harris County Department of Education offers adult education classes with flexible schedules in convenient locations, including NAM, to residents of Harris County. You can find information about upcoming classes, schedules, and registration on their website.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homeless Outreach Team (H.O.T.)

The Homeless Outreach Team (H.O.T.) makes an effort to locate, engage, and assist Harris County’s homeless population. Partnering with established organizations that provide assistance to the homeless, H.O.T. strives to implement practices that are vital to the homeless population and connect them to community resources.

Homeless Houston Help Card

The Coalition for the Homeless has compiled a Help Card, listing resources for homeless individuals and families. Also included is helpful is a street guide with contact information and maps showing local emergency shelters and other resources.

Summer Meals for Kids

Each year the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. Anyone 18 or younger may come and eat, and there are no income requirements or registration. You can use the mapping tool to find a site near you.

United Way of Greater Houston

United Way supports families in crises by providing information and referrals to assistance for a variety of needs. A free helpline operated by United Way of Greater Houston is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in many languages – just dial 211.