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Food & Financial Resources

Where to get food and other items

  1. Additional food - HFB Market Locator
    1. Houston Food Bank Agency Locator
    2. Be sure to double-check the hours and requirements of each location.
    3. You can use any of these pantries if you have your FFC Market ID, the number that begins with HUH0####.
  2. Baby Formula - L.I.F.E Houston
    1. L.I.F.E Houston Locations
  3. PEEPS Pantry
    1. Provides free food toiletries and supplies to students in need
  4. Pride Pantry
    1. Come by and pick up food and supplies (anyone not just LGBT+)
    2. Do not need to sign up
    3. Saturdays and Sundays Noon-5pm
    4. 817 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
  5. Emergency Aid Coalition
    1. Must complete an intake interview and have documentation
      1. Photo ID or Birth Certificate if under 18
      2. Proof of Residence (lease, water, light, gas bill in name)
      3. Must meet the federal poverty guidelines
    2. Schedule appointment for Mon, Wed, or Fri at 7133433061
    3. Clothing and Grocery Services
  6. Community Fridges
    1. Donation based, publicly-accessible fridges
    2. Anyone can come and pick up what they need
    3. Third Ward
      1. Tues-Sat
      2. 3801 N MacGregor Way
    4. Alief
      1. Mon-Fri
      2. 9405 S Texas 6
    5. Bellaire
      1. Mon-Fri 9-5
      2. 6601 S Braeswood Blvd.
    6. Alief
      1. Sunday
      2. 12131 Beechnut St.
  7. SNAP Benefits
  8. Other resources and products
    1. Women Gender Resource Center
    2. Professional Clothing

On-campus resources

  1. Women & Gender Resource Center
    1. Mother’s Rooms and Lactation Accommodations
    2. Dress for Success/Career Gear Houston referrals - can help students get access to professional wear for interviews
    3. Sexual Misconduct Support Services
  2. CoogsCare - compilation of resources for students covering food, finances, health, transportation, housing, counseling, safety, academics, and general assistance
  3. Campus Ministries provide free meals throughout the week.
  4. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    1. $5 counseling sessions
    2. Free crisis triage and referrals

COVID-19 resources

  1. Staying emotionally well during COVID-19:
    1. Counseling and Pschological Services
    2. Free Phone App - What’s UP
      1. Help cope with stress, depression, anxiety, anger, and more
    3. NAMI Greater Houston
      1. Education Classes
      2. Support Groups
      3. COVID support line 833-251-7544
    4. Counseling and Pschological Services
      1. Stay Emotionally COnnected
      2. Online Therapy Options
      3. Self-Care
      4. Manage Anxiety
      5. More
    5. Warm Lines
      1. For people who need support and human contact but do not need a crisis line or hotline
      2. An Ear to Listen and Passionate to Care
        1. Mon-Fri Noon-10pm
        2. Sat 10am - 2pm
        3. 844-755-4673
      3. MHA Texas Warm Line
        1. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
        2. 817-546-7826
    6. Crisis Text Line text 741741 to Home
    7. Catholic Charities
    8. Lose a loved one to COVID-19?
      1. Virtual Family Assistance Center
  2. Financially Well
    1. H Financial Literacy
    2. UH Emergency Loans
    3. Past Due Rent Assistance
    4. Test Positive - Hotel Isolation Program
      1. Anyone awaiting COVID test results, exposed, or positive and unable to safely quarantine or self-isolate
      2. Call 832-927-7575 or 832--393-5080
    5. Worried about rent or eviction?
      1. Stop TX Eviction

Resource Databases

  1. Find Help - food assistance, help paying bills, & more reduced cost programs
  2. AccessHou - A database of resources for agencies working with immigrants in Greater Houston
  3. Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative