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Food banks, food pantries and related services
Food stamps and vouchers
Community agencies and social service providers
Health and medical service providers
Senior services

Food banks, food pantries and related services
The Galveston County Food Bank / Gleanings From the Harvest
624 4th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 945-4232

Services provided: free food, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies through a network of partnering agencies, free food pack to income-qualifed children when school is out of session and on weekends, mobile food distribution, and education in nutrition, health, budgeting, and job searching.

M.I. Lewis Social Service Center
215 F.M. 517 East
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 534-2043

"Offers assistance for residents within Dickinson ISD (Dickinson, Bacliff, and San Leon) boundaries. Services include emergency financial assistance, food fairs, food pantry, referrals, senior delivery, school supplies, and Thanksgiving baskets." (from website) You will need proof of residence.

Catholic Charities
Texas City Basic Needs Office
712 5th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 948-0405

Galvestong Office
4700 Broadway, Suite F-103
Galveston, TX 77590

"Provides an "A-Z directory of programs" including affordable housing assistance, basic needs services, couseling services, disaster recovery, refugee services, and senior services.

The Jesse Tree
Main Office
6801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway (behind MMC)
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 762-2233

The website has a list of food fair sites and dates. Other services the Jesse Tree offers include nutrition and health-related programs, technology programs, and cultural/health disparities projects.

Lighthouse Christian Ministries
800 Grand Avenue
Bacliff, TX 77518
(281) 339-3033

Services provided: food ministries (pantry, food fairs, and other food programs), benevolence ministries (helps pay rent of utilities for families in crisis), educational services, and medical ministries. They also have a resale shop." (from website)

Mainland Children's Partnership
2000 Texas Avenue, Suite 601
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 643-8240

"The mission of the corporation is to give at-risk children and their families the best possible opportunity to break the cycle of poverty by fostering collaboration in the community and between the providers of medical, social, educational, financial assistance, and support services providers, and facilitating improved efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery within the boundaries of Texas City and La Marque Independent School Districts." (from website)

Hitchcock Family Welfare & The Sunshine Shop
6915 2nd Street
Hitchcock, TX 77563
(409) 986-5632

"Provides limited emergency financial help for food/rent/utilities. They will also refer to other agencies."

Galveston Community Action Council
Call to make an appointment.
Main number: (409)-765-7878

 2000 Texas Avenue  4700 Broadway
 Texas City, TX 77590  Galveston, TX 77550
 (409) 941-0680  (409) 762-8418

The GCCAC assists individuals transition themselves out of poverty with services, such as financial assistance with rental and utilities, Headstart (for children), Section 8 assistance, and much more.

Christus Our Daily Bread
2420 Winnie
Galveston, TX 77550

"Clients at the center are provided nutritious meals, clean clothing, the necessities of personal hygiene and a structured recovery program. To men and women suffering from addictions to alcohol and drugs, licensed social workers offer assessments, individual and group counseling and referrals for treatment. Clients also have access to daily 12-step meetings and chemical dependency educational groups." (from their website)

United Faith Alliance/Susan's Market
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2000 Texas Ave Suite 601 (The Family Community Center)
Texas City, TX 77590
(409)-643-8240 (Mainland Children's Partnership)

Services include: food pantry, case management, and some financial assistance following assessment of risk factors, verification of income and expenses, and personal money management training.

Turning Point Ministry of Hope Center
4124 Broadway
Galveston, TX 75550

Food Pantry Hours
Monday & Thursday: 4 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cross Pointe Community Church Food Fair
Last Tuesday of month at 10:00 a.m.
722 3rd Ave. N.
Texas City, TX 77590

First United Methodist Church of La Marque Food Fair
Every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
1825 Howell Ave.
La Marque, TX 77568

Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Food Fair
3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
312 South Rose St.
Texas City, TX 77591

Food stamps and vouchers
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
(409) 945-0317 (or call 2-1-1 from any Texas landline) to learn how and where to apply for food stamp benefits. Apply online through the website Further information is available at

"The SNAP food benefits help people with low incomes and resources buy the food they need for good health. Medicaid Programs provide medical benefits for eligible low-income adults, children, and families. CHIP offers a health insurance program for children.
Texas City
2000 Texas Avenue, Suite #405
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 945-0317
215 Tanglewood Drive
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 337-5402
123 Rosenberg St.
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 763-0277
Community agencies and social service providers
American Red Cross Greater Houston Chapter
Texas City Office
9300 Emmett Lowery Expressway #216
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 945-7200

Services available: Disaster relief assistance to families impacted by disasters, Community disaster education, Disaster Preparedness Presentations, First Aid/CPR/AED courses, Baby Sitting Courses

The Salvation Army
Texas City Office
4210 Texas Avenue (F.M. 1765)
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 935-1190
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

Services: Disaster Response: "...trained to meet all kinds of emergencies by providing food, shelter, clothing. Salvation Army Disaster Radio, Food pantries: "Families and individuals...are eligible to receive food meet their needs for several days." Rent/Utility Assistance: "For those who find themselves in the middle of an unexpected crisis, Salvation Army assistance with rent and utility bill payments may be just the thing..." Clothing and Household Goods: "For Texans in need of emergency clothing, household goods, or furniture, vouchers may be offered by one of our social service caseworkers. The vouchers can be used at one of our local thrift stores or designated retail outlets to purchase items that they need." There are also special services for seniors, people who need temporary shelter, and some programs for children.

United Way Mainland Communities
922 14th Street North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 948-4211

"UWGCM supports 31 organizations that provide a wide range of social services."

There is a list of the organizations that UWGCM works with on their website.

Galveston County Social Services
2516 Texas Avenue, Room # 111
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 770-5803

There is a list of community resources found in Galveston County.

Texas City Housing Authority
817 2nd Ave North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 945-4011

Provides housing assistance through HUD for Public Housing Low Rent and Section 8 Voucher Choice. Please note: You will need a picture ID when going into the office and there will be a waiting list.

Workforce Solutions
3549 Palmer Highway
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 949-9055 or (888) 469-5627

Services: job referrals, job listings, resume assistance, internet access, copier, fax, telephone, computers, resource library, computer tutorials, labor market information, job search workshops, community resources and child care, career exploration and planning, career guidance, education and training scholarships
Health and medical service providers
Coastal Health & Wellness (was 4Cs)
(409)-938-2234 or (281)-309-0255
Texas City office
9850-C Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX 77591
Galveston office
Island Community Center
4700 Broadway F100
Galveston, TX 77551
Provides primary care, counselling and dental services for Galveston County residents with or without insurance.

St. Vincent's Episcopal Clinic
2817 Post Office St.
Galveston, TX 77550

"Offers free primary care to those men, women and children who might otherwise go without medical care or treatment." Services include: Routine physical/sports exams, women's wellness check-ups, mammograms and bone density analysis, HIV testing, vision screenings, diabetes health maintenance and counselling, and prescription assistance."

Call for appointments, as walk-ins are limited.

Christus St. John Medical Group Point of Light Clinic
2401 Termini St., Suite 100-D
Dickinson, TX 77539

Services: Family medicine, flu, pneumonia and tetanus vaccinations, pediatrics (two years of age and older), well and sick visits, well adult exam, respiratory and urinary tract infections, minor injuries, screening and care for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other chronic illnesses.

Galveston County DADS (Department of Aging and Disability) Office
The intake office is located in Houston, but you can reach the office at this number.

Services provided: in home health care services, emergency response services, and home-delivered meal services.

Teen Health Centers

Anyone through age 21 can visit these clinics, but if you are under 18, you need a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. "Our medical services include: examination, diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic illness, immunizations, well-child exams, well-woman exams, treatment of minor injuries, physical exams including work and sport physicals. Our mental health services include care for: depression, school problems (LD and ADHD), family problems, anxiety, grief counselling, and stress management. Appointments are preferred." (from website)

(409) 766-5713 (for mental health assistance)
(409) 766-5750 (for medical services questions)
Texas City Teen Health Center
Calvin Vincent Early Childhood Center
1805 13th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 916-0720

Hitchcock Teen Health Center
Crosby Middle School
6625 F.M. 2004
Hitchcock, TX 77563
(409) 316-6556
Austin Teen Health Center
Austin Magnet School
1514 Avenue North 1/2
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 761-3516 Medical

Central Middle School Teen Health Center
3014 Sealy Avenue
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 761-6216 Medical
Tor Teen Health Center
Ball High School
4115 Avenue O, Suite 1014
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 766-5750 Medical
Dickinson clinic
3411 Gulf Freeway
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 337-4043
Texas City clinic
9580B Emmett Lowry Expressway, Suite 104B
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 949-3459
Galveston clinic
Island Community Center
4700 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 763-7227

Clinics are for walk-ins.

"Immunization services include vaccines for children and adults at clinics throughout the county. Please be sure to bring your shot record. Adult vaccinations include tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, pneumococcal, and influenza in accordance with state and national guidelines." (from website)

Family Service Center of Galveston County

Galveston clinic
2200 Market Street, Suite 600
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 762-8636
Dickinson clinic
2401 Termini Street, Suite C
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 576-6366
"Family Service Center provides mental health services to individuals and families who have been affected by problems in living as well as traumatic life events that impact their ability to function as responsible and fully-functioning individuals, employees, parents, youth and community residents." (from website)

Gulf Coast Center
Adult Mental Health Services: (800) 643-0967
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: (877) 226-8780
Mental Retardation Services: (888) 839-3229
24-hour Crisis Hotline: (866) 729-3848
Prevention and Addiction Recovery Services: (409) 944-4440 or (281) 388-1006

Child and adolescent mental health services; intellectual and development disabilities services, substance abuse recovery.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings
211 West F.M. 646
Dickinson, Texas 77539
(409) 938-2291

"Free breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostics for women who qualify and refer eligible women that are diagnosed with cancer to Medicaid Breast and Cervical Cancer program for treatment. Also provided are clinical breast exams (CBEs), screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and other procedures, breast self-exam education at health fairs, churches, senior centers, etc., and pap smears for women who have never had an exam or not had one in more than five years."

Stark Diabetes Center and Clinic
UTMB Health Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Drive, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas 77555
(409) 772-0700
UTMB Multispecialty Center
2660 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 9
League City, TX 77573
(832) 505-2300
Endocrinology services: diabetes, lipids, metabolic syndrome, adrenal disorders, thyroid disease, hormone therapy. There is also an online form you can fill out to make an appointment.

Senior services
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
"The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free." Get started by clicking on the "Get Help Now!" button. Then click on the "Get Started" button to begin your application. Contact them with questions online under the "Contact Us" page.

Nessler Senior Center
2510 5th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 643-5877
Office Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Multipurpose Room Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday
The center will be closed for holidays, special events, scheduled outings, etc.

"The Nessler Senior Center was established in 1977 for citizens 55 years or older. As a part of a comprehensive community strategy to meet the needs of older adults, the Nessler Senior Center offers a diverse program and services Monday through Friday: dominoes, bingo, pokeno, arts & crafts, line dancing, inspirational class, Sit-N-Be Fit, monthly presentations, monthly health screenings, and special holiday/event celebrations.

Before a participant takes part in the program, a completed registration form and transportation waiver must be completed."

Lowry Center (Senior Fitness)
1900 5th Ave. N.
Texas City, TX 77590

The Lowry Center offers a membership to senior citizens at a reduced rate. Programs offered include:
"Slow & Easy," aerobics for active seniors
8:30 a.m., Monday-Friday

"At Your Own Pace," indoor daily walking
6 a.m.-9 a.m., Monday-Friday

"Senior Citizen Water Aerobics," a low-impact water exercise class for seniors
10 a.m-11 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5 p.m-6 p.m, Tuesday, Thursday

Transportation Services
"Daily transportation is provided to and from the center to persons 55 years or older who live in Texas City, West Texas City, and La Marque who participate in the Nessler Program. It is the passenger's responsibility to notify the driver or call the main number at (409)-643-5877 by no less than 8 a.m. the morning of pickup. Transportation is also provided locally for shopping, errands, doctor's appointments, special outings, day trips, etc."

You may also call the main number for any questions you may have about any of these programs.

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