The Ultimate Guide To Houston Community Resources
In this guide, I will provide you with a number of options for Houston community resources.
- Ultimate Guide To Houston Community Resources
- Houston Coronavirus Resources
- Houston Healthcare Options
- Low-Cost Medical Care In Houston
- Houston Mental Health Treatment
- Houston Housing Resources
- Houston Food Assistance Options
- Transportation Options In Houston
- Houston Employment Assistance
- Houston Childcare Options
- Services For Houston Seniors
- Resources For Houston Moms
Ultimate Guide To Houston Community Resources
In this section, I have listed resources to help clients deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.
- 21 Options For Food Assistance During The Coronavirus Outbreak In Houston – Find free food options to help you during the Coronavirus outbreak in Houston. Meals for students, food banks, free grocery deliveries, and more.
- 9 Places To Look For Essential Jobs During The Coronavirus Outbreak – This guide will help you to find leads on jobs during this Coronavirus outbreak. No matter your skill level you will find job ideas to consider.
- 16 Houston Coronavirus Testing Sites Near You – Find 16+ Houston Coronavirus testing sites to screen you for the COVID-19 virus. Some of these Houston testing sites are free while others charge $100-150.
- Understanding The Basics Of Coronavirus – Coronavirus has made its way to Houston. This guide will provide you with basic information to protect your family as well as offer Houston resources to help.
- 17 Houston Nonprofits That Are Open During The COVID-19 Pandemic And Helping Clients With Rent and Food Assistance – Finding agencies that are open and fully staffed is a difficult task during this crisis. These agencies are however open to provide your clients with assistance.
Houston Healthcare Options
At some point in your life you will get sick and when that happens you want to have a network of providers to help you with medical consultations, treatment, and prescriptions. There Houston healthcare options will ensure that you receive help even if you are uninsured.
- How To Apply For The Gold Card – Find step by step instructions on applying for the Harris Health’s Gold Card.
- Download Your Gold Card Application – If you simply need a Gold Card application you can find a download here.
- How To Apply For Medicare In Houston – There are 3 ways to apply for Medicare in Houston; online, by phone, a Social Security office. This guide will provide you with instructions on each.
- Where To Apply For Medicaid In Houston – We provide you a basic understanding of Medicaid as well as Texas Health and Human Services office where you can apply for this benefit.
- Where To Apply For CHIP Health Insurance – CHIP is similar to Medicaid however, when families have someone working in the household they usually get bumped up to this program. Again similar coverage, but the main difference is a minimal annual enrollment fee.
Low-Cost Medical Care In Houston
In this section, I will provide you with options for low-cost health insurance. Regardless of your income or a lack of insurance, you will find providers to treat you with these guides.
- Harris Health Gold Card Clinics – Harris Health is the indigent healthcare system in Houston. If you are uninsured or low-income these clinics offer great medical treatment options. To receive care via Harris Health you will need to apply for the “Gold Card”.
- Harris Health Same Day Clinics – These are walk-in clinics available to anyone with a Gold Card. These clinics treat minor injuries and illnesses. The same day clinics provide a good alternative to visiting the ER for minor medical issues.
- 14 Low-Cost Medical Clinics In Houston – In this guide, you will find 14 federally qualified health centers in Houston. No health insurance is required at these clinics. Also, you are billed based on a sliding scale, which means you pay what the clinics deem to be fair based on your income.
- Low-Cost Dentist In Houston – Here you will find a listing of dentist offices who treat the insured and uninsured.
Houston Mental Health Treatment
You can find clinics who provide both counseling and psychiatry to patients who have private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and even those who are uninsured.
- Low-Cost Counseling In Houston – Find a listing of clinics as well as maps of low-cost counseling clinics to help you with things like depression, anxiety, bipolar, and other mental health disorders.
- Low-Cost Psychiatric Clinics In Houston – Here you will find low-cost psychiatric services to help you with medications and more.
- Mental Health Help For Veterans In Houston – Inside this guide are listings of clinics that provide mental health help and programs to veterans.
- Psychiatric Hospitals In Houston – This guide will direct you to psychiatric hospitals for anyone who may be having a mental health crisis like suicidal thoughts, delusions, or hallucinations.
- How To Handle A Psychiatric Emergency In Houston – This guide will walk you through things you can do if someone you know is having a psychiatric emergency and who you can call for help.
Houston Housing Resources
Below you will find multiple options for Houston housing.
- How To Apply For Section 8 – This article will provide you with a basic understanding of how Section 8 or the Housing Choice Voucher program works. This program offers vouchers that you can then use with landlords who accept the voucher.
- How To Apply For Houston Public Housing – Similar to Section 8 this is another program offered by local housing authorities. Those who qualify for this program receive discounted housing in complexes like Cuney Homes, Clayton Court, etc.
- Other Housing Authorities To Consider – Due to the number of people on the Houston housing waitlist you are encouraged to consider alternatives. This guide will provide you with a number of housing authorities outside of Houston to consider if you need housing.
- How To Apply For New Hope Housing – If you are a single adult this could be a housing option. This program typically offers a shorter waitlist than those with the Houston or Harris County Housing Authorities.
- Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments In Houston – LIHTC Apartments are similar to housing programs in the fact that you received reduced monthly rent although how you apply is different. Learn how to apply, where these apartments are located in Houston, and more in this guide.
- Houston Rooming Houses – These are good alternatives to shelters for anyone who has a steady income, but maybe not enough for an apartment.
- Houston Homeless Shelters – This is a list of Houston homeless shelters in the area. You will find shelters for men, women, families, teens, and seniors. You can also find agencies that provide supportive services for individuals who are homeless.
- Houston Housing Options For Felons – You will find 11 housing options to consider if you have a criminal record.
- 12 Ways Star of Hope Can Help You Become Self-Sufficient In 18 Months – Star of Hope Houston offers shelter and many more supportive programs. This post explains how their programs can help you toward a life of self-sufficiency.
Houston Food Assistance Options
If you are seeking food you will find Houston community resources for food pantries, WIC, senior meals, and a free baby formula below.
- How To Apply For SNAP (food stamps) In Houston – You’ll find step by step instructions on applying for SNAP benefits in Houston in this guide.
- 4 Steps To Increase Your Monthly Food Stamp Benefits – The most important factor in increasing your monthly food stamp amount is learning the “Food Stamp Algorithm”. I will discuss this algorithm in this guide.
- How To Apply For WIC – This guide will help you apply for WIC by providing you with a general understanding of the benefit and addresses of clinics near you.
- How Congregate Meals In Houston Works – Congregate Meals is a senior meal program where clients visit Houston area community centers to eat. This program will help you to apply for this program.
- How To Apply For Meals On Wheels In Houston – This guide provides you with local providers to call to help you sign up for the Meals on Wheels program.
- Houston Food Pantries – You will find listings and maps of Houston food pantries to offer you nutrition assistance.
- 4 Ways To Find Free Baby Formula In Houston – This guide provides 4 ways to find free baby formula in Houston.
- 21 Options For Food Help During The Coronavirus Outbreak In Houston – Find free food options to help you during the Coronavirus outbreak in Houston. Meals for students, food banks, free grocery deliveries, and more.
Transportation Options In Houston
It’s much easier to get around if you have a car in Houston, although if you don’t check out the resources below for assistance getting around town.
- Ultimate Guide To Cheap Medical Transporation – This guide was created to help seniors, those with a disability, and essentially anyone who needs help getting to and from medical appointments.
- How To Upgrade Your Medicaid Transporation – If you have Medicaid Transporation and lack the mobility to get to and from a bus stop, this guide will help you upgrade to cab rides.
- How To Apply For Houston Metrolift – This guide breaks down the Metrolift application process in 5 steps.
Houston Employment Assistance
There are lots of opportunities to work in Houston and below you’ll find multiple articles to help you find that perfect job.
- Ultimate Guide To Staffing Agencies In Houston – This is probably the most comprehensive list of staffing agencies in Houston that you’ll find. In it, staffing agencies are separated by industry (admin, oil and gas, IT, customer service, etc) and via map.
- 21 Staffing Agencies To Help You Get A Job In The Houston Chemical Plants – Use this guide to help you finally land that high paying “operator” job you’ve always wanted.
- How Houston Workforce Solutions Works – Use this guide to find Houston area Workforce Solutions offices to help you build a resume, search for jobs, attend daily job fairs and get help with childcare.
Houston Childcare Options
Use the guides below to help you with childcare in Houston while you work or go to school.
- Head Start Programs In Houston – This guide will help you find head start programs in Houston. Head start is a form of childcare for kids 5 months to 5 years old.
- How To Apply For Childcare Via Workforce Solutions – If you work or attend school you could qualify for childcare assistance through Workforce Solutions.
- How To Apply For a Houston Charter School In Less Than 10 Minutes – This guide will show you how to easily apply for multiple Houston charter schools in a matter of minutes.
Services For Houston Seniors
In this section you’ll find a number of services to help senior citizens in Houston.
- How To Get A Home Caregiver – Whether you’ve never had a caregiver (helps with cleaning bathing) or you have one but need more hours, this guide will walk you step by step through the process of accomplishing both tasks.
- Houston Home Health Care Providers Organized By Insurance Accepted – If you need a home health care provider (helps with medical tasks at home) this guide will provide you with a listing of agencies in Houston and the specific insurance they accept.
- Free Medical Equipment In Houston – This guide will help you find agencies to potentially provide free medical equipment like shower chairs, walkers or wheelchairs.
- Turning Point Center – Turning Point a Spring Branch shelter for individuals 50 and older.
Resources For Houston Moms
Below is a collection of resources to help Houston moms with things like formula, diapers and other things.
- 4 Ways To Find Free Baby Formula In Houston – This guide will provide you with agencies in Houston to potentially provide you with free formula.
- Free Diaper Banks In Houston – Here you’ll find non-profits the help you with free diapers.
- How To Apply For WIC – Use this guide to obtain formula and WIC vouchers for food to feed you and your baby.
More community resources will be added to this list this week.
Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 11 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, walks with the doggo and wife, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans, and sharing community resources. Jump on the Houston Case Managers email list to receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.