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Texas - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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Also, see State of Texas Assistance Programs

Gulf Coast Area

Other resources available to Texas Gulf Coast area residents can be found at

Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center – Phone:  979-776-2872.  Web:  East Texas.  Outpatient rehabilitation facility providing physical, occupational and speech therapies; assistive technology and social services regardless of ability to pay.  All ages, injuries and disabilities treated.

Bread of Life, Inc. – Phone:  713-650-0595 - Provides meals, hygiene services, case management, food, clothing, primary medical, mental wellness services, HIV/STD counseling, job coaching, and childcare and kindergarten for children with special needs.

Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity – Phone:  979-823-7200. Web: - An ecumenical volunteer nonprofit agency that partners with low income families to build decent, affordable homes they buy at cost with zero interest mortgages. 

Caring for Children Foundation of Texas - Phone:  972-766-7960.  Web:  Services:  100% of donations provide access to immunizations for medically uninsured and underserved Texas children and health screenings services to medically uninsured and underserved Texas adults.

Community of the Streets Outreach - Phone:  713-526-0311.  Web:  Services:  Homeless and disadvantaged individuals are provided healthcare, food, clothing, hygiene kits, identification, employment, counseling and psychological services and referrals to shelter and transportation systems.

End Hunger Network - Phone:  713-532-3663.  Web:  Services: Distributes 4 million pounds of prepared, perishable and non-perishable food from food industry donors to Houston’s hungry.

Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Texas - Phone:  713-789-6295.  Web:  Services:  Epilepsy clinics, information and referral, community education, employment assistance, discount medical services, support groups and children’s camps in the 98 counties of  East Texas.

Family Service Center of Galveston County - Phone:  409-762-8636.  Services:   Mental health professionals who serve Galveston, Liberty and Chambers counties.

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church - Phone:  713-674-4435.  Services:  The benevolent fund ministry assists in paying utilities, rent, medical bills and prescription medicines.  We also provide food and clothing to families in need.

Good Shepherd Mission - Phone:  936-291-8156.  Web:  Services:   Provides daily hot meals, groceries, clothes, shelter, travel vouchers, antibiotics, referrals,  communication, furniture, counseling; all based upon Jesus Christ’s New Testament teachings.

Health For All - Phone:  979-823-1466 .  Services:  150+ volunteer medical providers deliver free medical, pharmaceutical, optical, lab/x-ray, vision and counseling services to 5,500+ low-income, uninsured patients of the Brazos Valley.

Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston – Phone:  713-276-3073 EIN#76-0647934  Primary care including psychiatry, mental health counseling, TB testing, vision assistance, dentistry, podiatry, health education, information and referral.  Women and children’s specialty.  Street Outreach. 

Houston District Child Care Corporation - Phone:  713-759-0440.  Services:  Provides management oversight of operations and tuition assistance to eligible families of The La Branch Child Development Center.

Houston Food Bank - Phone:  713-223-3700.  Web:  Services:  Feeds 80,000 people weekly, annually distributes 30,000,000 pounds of nutritious food in 18 Southeast Texas counties; client nutrition education; year-round meals for children; job training.

Inwood Oaks Christian School - Phone:  713-686-5538.  Services:  A community organization reducing at-risk indicators for low-income children by providing meaningful, affordable after school youth development, cultural arts enrichment and human services.

Kids’ Meals, Inc. - Phone:  713-695-5437.  Services:  Feeds 1,200 hungry children daily. Two locations delivering meals. Pantry, nutrition workshops, and vegetable gardens continues the message of the benefits of nutrition.

Love Feast Food Pantry - Phone:  713-633-3714.  Services:  Love is sharing and giving of thyself by providing food and clothing for the needy. Also provides monthly activities for our senior group and children. 

Mary’s Kitchen - Phone:  281-457-2894.  Services:  Volunteers serve hot nourishing meals to the needy, homeless and elderly of East Harris County weekdays from 11 to 3.

MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley - Phone:  979-822-6467.  Web:  Services:  Provides emergency, medication, day habilitation, residential, case management, respite, adolescent, early childhood intervention and other services to individuals in the seven counties served.

Open Door Mission - Phone:  713-921-7520.  Web:  Services:  A faith-based emergency relief and rehabilitation shelter dedicated to meeting the needs of men in our community who are homeless, addicted, destitute and disabled.

Project Unity - Phone:  979-775-6788.  Web:  Services:  Project Unity helps families help themselves by providing comprehensive case management services across employment, health, housing, education and family support.  Leadership training, divorce education included.

Ronald McDonald House of Galveston - Phone:  409-762-0609.  Web:  Services:  Provides inexpensive, safe, cheerful accommodations for families with children receiving medical treatment at area hospitals.

Salvation Army Galveston Corps - Phone:  409-763-1691.  Services include emergency shelter; clothing; furniture; food; utilities; bus tokens; computer lab; job search; prep for GED testing and programs for youth and adults.

Senior Center - Walker County - Phone:  936-295-6151.  Services: Provides congregate and homebound meals, homemaking services and transportation for seniors over 60.  Seniors visit the center for games, crafts, devotions and health screenings.

SIRE, Inc. - Phone:  281-356-7588.  Web:  Services:  SIRE improves the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing physical and emotional therapy using horseback riding and related activities.

Space - Family Education Inc. - Phone: 281-483-4734. Services: Provides high quality, educationally oriented, childcare for children of employees and contractors of the Johnson Space Center,including tuition assistance for eligible families. 

St. Agnes Baptist Church Social Service Outreach - Phone:  713-733-0146.  Services:  St. Agnes Social Service Outreach Ministry distributes non-perishable food items to hungry and needy people. Volunteer church members operate the program.

Texas Hearing & Service Dogs, Inc. - Phone:  512-869-4282.  Web:  Services:  Adopts shelter dogs and trains them as working partners for Texans with deafness and mobility challenges free of charge.

Twin City Mission, Inc. - Phone:  979-822-7511.  Web:  Services:  Provides services and hope to the homeless, victims of domestic violence, children and families in crisis and the opportunities for recovery and growth towards self-sufficiency.

United Ministry to the Port of  Galveston (Seafarers’ Center) - Phone:  409-762-0026.  Web:  Services:  Safe, peaceful facility exclusively for Mariners.  Services include free:  internet, web cam, phones, refreshments, transportation, media library, clean used clothes.  Caring staff.  Chaplain available.

United Negro College Fund, Inc. - Phone:  713-942-8623.  Web:  Services:  Provides a quality education at an affordable cost for thousands of disadvantaged students who otherwise would not be able to attend college. 

United Way of the Brazos Valley - Phone:  979-696-4483.  Web:  Services:  Identifies local needs, scrutinizes, monitors agencies whose programs best meet those needs, conducts area-wide campaign to provide financial and other support to member agencies.

United Way of Walker County - Phone:  936-291-8986.  Services:  Improve our community’s capacity to care for one another by supporting local programs focused on basic needs, strengthening families and self-sufficiency.

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