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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

Galveston County Food Bank
624 4th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 945-4232

For the monthly mobile food distribution schedule, follow on:
Facebook and Instagram

Services provided: free food, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies through a network of partnering agencies, free food pack to income-qualified 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 grocery 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

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

"Provides an "A-Z directory of programs" including affordable housing assistance, basic needs services, counseling 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 Jesse Tree is a faith-based, non-profit organization that connects people with the health care, health education, social services and ministerial resources they need to rebuild their lives and uplift their spirits.

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

“We strive to provide: Coordinated management of the long-term recovery process. Assistance to individuals and families affected by disasters who do not have adequate personal resources for their unique recovery needs. Advocacy for our county's most vulnerable residents especially seniors, individuals with access/functional needs, and lower income families to recover to a safe, sanitary and functional status.“ (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 to 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
(409) 765-6971

"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 (part of the Mainland Community Partnership)
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 Community 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.

St. Vincent's House
2817 Alfreda Houston Place
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 763-8521

St. Vincent’s House is a non-profit social service mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Their services “are designed to meet the real and immediate needs of our clients for food, shelter, healthcare to enhance their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.” (from website)

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 F. Lowry 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
4801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 763-1691
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 Galveston County Mainland
2800 Texas Avenue
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
(409) 770-5803

This site provides information about partner organizations.

To maximize the utilization of tax payer's dollars the Galveston County Social Services department no longer provides Financial Assistance and Guardianship services in-house. The County has partnered with Non-Profit Organizations to provide these services for us.” (from website)

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

Provides primary care, counseling and dental services for Galveston County residents with or without insurance.
Texas City office
9850-C Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX 77591
Galveston office
Island Community Center
4700 Broadway F100
Galveston, TX 77551

St. Vincent's House
2817 Alfreda Houston Place
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 763-8521

"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 counseling and prescription assistance."

Call for appointments, as walk-ins are limited.

Christus Foundation for HealthCare Point of Light Clinic
2401 Termini St., Suite 100-D
Dickinson, TX 77539
(713) 803-1830

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.

Houston-Galveston Area Council on Aging
(713) 692-1635

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 (GALVESTON ISLAND Residents ONLY)
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) 761-3530 for appointments (Medical)
(409) 761-3530 ext. 7 (Mental health therapy)      ext. 6 (Psychiatry clinic)

Ball High School Clinic
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed 12:00 - 1:00 for Lunch
4115 Avenue O, Galveston
(409) 761-3530 extension 1

Collegiate Academy at Weis
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed 12:00 - 1:00 for Lunch
7100 Stewart Road, Galveston
(409) 761-3530 extension 4

Austin Middle School Clinic
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed 12:00 - 1:00 for Lunch
1514 Avenue N 1/2, Galveston
(409) 761-3530 extension 3

Central Middle School Clinic 
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed 12:00 - 1:00 for Lunch
3014 Sealy, Galveston
(409) 761-3530 extension 2

Moody Early Childhood Center
NOTE: Appointments available for MECC students
and family members who are 21 and younger only.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,
8:00 AM-4:00 PM 

Closed 12:00 - 1:00 for Lunch

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
1110 21st Street, Galveston
(409) 761-3530 extension 5

Galveston County Health District Immunization Clinic
Clinics are for walk-ins.

Texas City clinic
9580B Emmett Lowry Expressway, Suite 104B
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 949-3459

"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

"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)

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

Gulf Coast Center
Adult Mental Health Services: (800) 643-0967
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: (877) 226-8780
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services: (888) 839-3229
24-hour Crisis Hotline: (866) 729-3848
Prevention and Addiction Recovery Services: (409) 944-4440 or (281) 388-1006
Veteran Support Services: (409) 944-4437
Connect Transport: 1-800-266-2320

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

Galveston County Women's Health Screenings
9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, Texas 77591
(409) 938-2236 or (409) 938-2270

The Galveston County Women's Health Screenings division helps to facilitate free breast and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostics, and treatment referrals. The Healthy Texas Women program assists in offering women's health and family planning at no cost to eligible women.

Stark Diabetes Center and Clinic
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.

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

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 Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 643-5877

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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