• Families in Transition Referral Guide

    • Galena Park ISD Homeless Liaison
      Coordinator of Student Support and Health Services
      Seretha Augustine

      Valuable Resources

      Texas Homeless Education Office

      Federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas Law

      Did you know, the federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas state law guarantee that you can enroll in school if you live in a shelter, motel, in a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss, in an abandoned building, a car, etc.

      If you live in one of these temporary arrangements because of loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason, you can continue to attend your school of origin or enroll in the school your temporary address is zone to, even if you are unable to produce records normally required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, medical records, proof of residency, or other documentation.


      Children’s Protective Services (CPS):
      Department of Family and Protective Services
      Location: 2525 Murworth, Houston 77054
      Report allegations of abuse and neglect:
      Call: 800-252-5400


      CHIP (TexCare) 
      Phone: 877-543-7669 
      Children’s health insurance

      North Channel Assistance Ministries:
      Address:1383 Bonham 77015.
      Food, clothing, and referral services.

      Gulf Coast Community Services Association 
      Phone: 713-393-4700 
      Address: 9320 Kirby Dr. Houston 77054
      Assistance with food, mortgage, rent, and clothing. Also GED and ESL classes.

      Harris County Social Services 
      Phone: 713-696-7900 
      Address: 9418 Jensen, Houston 77093 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. 
      Emergency assistance with rent, utilities, emergency shelter, nursing homes, indigent burial, medical transportation, prescription assistance for seniors, Adults with Disabilities Program, and veteran services.

      Texas Information and Referral 
      Phone: 713-957-4357 
      Emergency Food/Shelter Program (United Way)
      Hotline: 211

      Gulf Coast Community Services Association 
      Phone: 713-393-4700
      Address: 9320 Kirby Dr. Houston 77054
      Food pantry, rental & utility assistance.

      WIC State Program 

      Workforce Solutions 
      Job Placement Assistance.

      Texas Health & Human Services of Houston
      Phone: 713-767-2095
      TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

      Bay Area Homeless Services 
      Shelter Intake: 281-837-1654
      Address: 3406 Wisconsin, Baytown 77520

      Housing Authority of Houston Information Line 
      Phone: 713-260-0600  
      Address: 2640 Fountainview, Suite 230, Houston 77057
      Call to ask about required documentation: 
      713-260-0701 Low cost apartment and housing for families and the elderly.

      S.E.A.R.C.H. Resource Center 
      Phone: 713-739-7752 
      Address: 2505 Fannin, Houston 77002 
      Full facility day shelter, Mon – Fri only.

      Star of Hope Women & Family Shelter 713-748-0700
      *Headquarters 6897 Ardmore, Houston 77054

      The Bridge 713-472-0753  
      Address: 3811 Allen Genoa Rd, Pasadena 77504
      Emergency shelter for one month for 100 women and children who are battered or homeless.
      All services are free.

      Betty’s Haven www.northchannelcoalition.org
      Phone: 281-457-6775 
      Address: 13837 Bonham St., Houston 77015
      Shelter for abused women and children.

      Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC) 
      Main Number: 713-528-6798 
      Address: 1010 Waugh, 77019 Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat. 8:30am-5:30pm

      Domestic Violence/Family Violence Hotline713-528-2121

      Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis: 713-528-7273 
      Shelter and counseling services for domestic & sexual violence survivors and their children.
      Free walk-in counseling every Tuesday 1:30-7:00pm.

      Catholic Charity 
      Address: 2900 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006
      Phone: (713) 526-4611
      Supportive Counseling, refugees and immigrant related issues, & veteran services