Need Our Help?

 

If you find yourself in a difficult situation, CCSC hopes to be of help. We have several programs that address a variety of situations:


 

Jingle Bell Express 2020 – Special Announcement

Jingle Bell Express provides holiday toys, books and food assistance to children in need (up to age 15) who live in our 33-zip code service area.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCSC has made the difficult decision to cancel our open registration event for Jingle Bell Express 2020. That registration process (usually occurs in early October) draws hundreds of families and it would not be possible to maintain healthy social distancing.

Instead, eligible families will be registered directly through CCSC programs on a limited basis.

If you have children ages 0-15 and would like to be placed on a wait list, please email your name and phone number to toy@ccschouston.org. Please note that we do not guarantee registration space will be available. Families must live in one of these zip codes to participate: 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77009, 77010, 77011, 77012, 77016, 77019, 77020, 77021, 77023, 77025, 77026, 77027, 77028, 77029, 77030, 77031, 77033, 77036, 77046, 77056, 77057, 77072, 77074, 77081, 77096, 77098, 77401

For other holiday programs, parents are advised to call the 2-1-1 helpline.

 

Emergency Services-Central provides help to community members who are experiencing crisis situations. We offer food, clothing, and financial assistance for rent, utilities and medical needs. We also provide referral information about resources that can help in other ways (shelter, legal assistance, etc.).

IMPORTANT NOTE: An appointment is required for financial assistance requests (rent and utilities). Clients must call (713) 871-9741 to discuss their crisis situation. No walk-in clients can be accepted in this area.

Walk-in clients are welcome for food requests and medical assistance. Please note that we are organized in a “first come – first served” system for these areas. Early arrivals are encouraged.

Phone: (713) 871-9741

Address: 3230 Mercer St., Houston, TX 77027 (Accessible by METRO #25 & #82)

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday 10AM-2PM (Client check-in starts at 9:00AM)
Saturday 9AM-NOON (Client check-in starts at 8:45AM; No financial assistance on Saturday)

You are strongly encouraged to call Emergency Services-Central before visiting us. This will help you find out if you are eligible for help and what paperwork to bring. Please note that you will be required to visit the facility before receiving assistance. We cannot conduct phone interviews.

Please note that you must live in one of these zip codes to receive help at Emergency Services-Central:
77002
77003
77004
77005
77006
77007
77010
77011
77012
77019
77020
77021
77023
77025
77026
77027
77028
77030
77031
77036
77046
77056
77057
77072
77074
77081
77096
77098
77401
If you live in another zip code, please call 2-1-1 for information on helping organizations closer to your home.

Emergency Services-Southwest offers 5-day food packages and financial assistance for rent or utilities assistance. We also provide referral information about resources that can help in other ways (clothing, medical assistance, etc.).

Phone: (713) 871-9741

Address: 6856 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77074 (Accessible by METRO routes including #002 & #082)

Hours of Operation: (Early arrivals are encouraged)
Monday  10AM-1PM
Tuesday 10AM-1PM
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 10AM-1PM
Friday 10AM-1PM
Saturday 9AM-NOON

IMPORTANT NOTE: An appointment is required for financial assistance requests (rent and utilities). Clients must call (713) 871-9741 to discuss their crisis situation. No walk-in clients can be accepted in this area.

Please note that you must live in one of these zip codes to receive help at Emergency Services-Southwest:
77002
77003
77004
77005
77006
77007
77010
77011
77012
77019
77020
77021
77023
77025
77026
77027
77028
77030
77031
77036
77046
77056
77057
77072
77074
77081
77096
77098
77401
If you live in another zip code, please call 2-1-1 for information on helping organizations closer to your home.

If you live in another zip code, please call 2-1-1 for information on helping organizations
closer to your home.


JobNet helps unemployed and under-employed persons find work. If you are looking to improve your employment situation, we offer many services to support your efforts.

Phone: (713) 626-8320

Address: 3224 Mercer, Houston, TX 77027 (Accessible by METRO #25 #82, #84)

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Wednesday           9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday                             9:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday                                  9:00AM – 1:00PM

JobNet services include:

  • Client Services Connector: success coaching, goal setting, life skills, referrals, and financial education workshops.
  • Coaching: help with resume writing, interviewing, creating a job search plan.
  • Workshops: Power of Attitude, Effective Communication, Resume Writing, Art of Interviewing, Job Search Techniques.
  • Computer lab: tech savvy volunteers to assist with computer related questions, 10 computers with internet access, typing tutorials, Microsoft Office 2010 & Quick Books tutorials.
  • General office resources: fax, phones, copier, resume paper business cards.
  • Job postings: up-to-date postings from all industries.
  • Computer classes: Basic Computers, Excel & Word 2010.

First Step: Attend Orientation

Monday or Wednesday
9:45AM – 11:00AM

Arrive at 9:45 AM to fill out necessary paperwork.


Martha’s Way is a vocational training program that helps participants develop their own housekeeping businesses. We offer technical (cleaning) classes, classes on business skills, and “English for Housekeeping” classes (optional).

If you are interested in participating in Martha’s Way, please call and leave a message at 281-906-8421. We will get back in touch with you to discuss registration. Please note that all classes are offered in Spanish and are held at five locations:  St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Sharpstown Baptist Church, Memorial Assistance Ministries, Mission Milby CDC and Westbury United Methodist Church.

If you are interested in hiring a Martha’s Way graduate to clean your home, please call and leave a message at 281-906-8421 or click here to obtain a request.


Louise J. Moran Vision Care Program provides eye exams and prescription glasses to students whose families are in need. The program is coordinated through a few, pre-selected Houston Independent School District and charter/private school campuses. It is not open to the general public. For additional organizations that help with eye care and medical needs, we suggest calling the United Way Helpline: 2-1-1.

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