Girls_hug_market_Basic Needs – Helping you live better

We provide food, rent, utilities, medication and support services aimed at returning families and individuals to self-sufficiency. As we help relieve the overwhelming stress that comes from the lack of basic needs, those in crisis are better able to work towards self-sufficiency.

To read more about all the programs and services we offer to meet the needs of our communities, click here to read or download our services brochure.

Services offered

  • Food pantry assistance once every thirty (30) days

  • Referrals provided to appropriate community resources

  • Intensive case management

  • Employment assistance

  • Shelter

  • Individual and Group Counseling (for clients in programs only)

  • Transportation assistance (for clients in programs only)

  • HIV Education

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be 18 years of age or over

  • Must have photo ID, proof of address, and income verification, and must fall within the HUD income guidelines.

  • Clients must have a vacate notice or an eviction notice in order to qualify for rent/mortgage assistance. For mortgage assistance, clients must be at least two months in arrears. A letter from the mortgage company is required stating that client is in arrears. Clients must have a cut-off notice for utility assistance.

  • For Veteran program must provide DD-214

  • For AIDS Ministry program must show current proof of HIV+ status

  • For the Villa, must be homeless and provide written documentation of homeless status. Cannot have more than three children eight and under.

Service Area/Location

Services are provided at the Guadalupe Center located at 326 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77003

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Hosting a food drive or school supply drive

  • Sponsoring a family for a holiday project

  • Volunteering to answer the phones, entering data into the data management system, and/or greeting clients coming to the program

  • Collecting canned and dried goods for the community food pantry

  • Donating diapers and baby formula

  • Assisting with yard work and grounds maintenance

  • Making “move-in” baskets with cleaning supplies and linens

  • Donating toiletries such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toilet paper for men and women

  • Donating make-up and clothing for women entering the workforce

  • Collecting bedding and towels

  • Donating school supplies and/or toys that are age appropriate for the children

  • Assisting with childcare during group meetings

Access services/More info

713.227.9981

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