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  • LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICES: Back To Top
  • • Fort Bend County Bar Association:   http://www.fortbendbar.com
  • • Houston Lawyer Referral Service:   http://www.hlrs.org, 713-237-9429
  • • State Bar of Texas:   http://www.texasbar.com, 1-800-252-9690
  •        · Attorney Referrals: 1-877-9TEXBAR
  •        · Grievance Committee: 713-758-8200
  •        · Client Attorney Assistance Program: 1-800-932-1900
  •              For help resolving problems between clients and attorneys
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  • LEGAL SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS: Back To Top
  • • Fort Bend Lawyers Care: 281-239-0015
  •        · Legal Line 1st Wednesday each month, 7-9pm
  •        · www.fortbendlawyerscare.org
  • • Lone Star Legal Aid:   http://www.lonestarlegal.org
  •        · 713-652-0077, 713-652-5911
  •        · Free civil legal assistance to low income individuals and families
  • • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program:   http://www.hvlp.org, 713-228-0732
  •        · Pro bono legal services for low income residents of Harris County
  • • The People’s Lawyer:   www.peopleslawyer.net , 1-877-839-8422
  •        · The People’s Law School: October 3, 2009 at the University of Houston Law Center
  • • Houston Legal Line: 713-759-1133
  •        · 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month, 5-9 pm
  •        · Spanish Legal Line 1st Thursday each month, 5-9 pm
  • • Legal Hotline for Older Texans: 1-800-622-2520
  • • University of Houston Legal Aid Clinic: 713-743-2094
  • • South Texas College of Law Legal Clinic: 713-652-0009
  • • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law Clinics: 713-313-4455
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  • FBLC STRATEGIC PARTNERS: Back To Top
  • • Asians Against Domestic Abuse:   http://www.aadainc.org, 713-339-8300
  •        · Mission to prevent violence against women. Support Asian American women and their children in the greater
           Houston area.
  • • Brazos Bend Guardianship Services: 281-494-5928
  •        · http://brazosbendguardianship.org
  •        · Assists incapacitated and disabled adults and their families with legal guardianship, money management and
           related alternatives
  • • Child Advocates of Fort Bend:   http://www.cafb.org, 281-341-9955
  •        · Provide a voice for abused and neglected children in Fort Bend County through the use of specially trained
           community volunteers and staff
  • • Fort Bend Council on Drugs:   http://www.fortbendcouncil.org, 281-207-2400
  •        · Providing families and individuals substance abuse prevention, education, and treatment services they need
           for positive change for themselves and the community
  • • Fort Bend County Women’s Center: 281-342-4357
  •        · http://www.fortbendwomenscenter.org/index.htm
  •        · Assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children
  • • Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels:   http://www.fortbendseniors.org, 281-633-7053
  •        · Home delivered meals for those who qualify
  • • Habitat for Humanity:   http://www.fortbendhfh.org , 281-403-0708
  •        · Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent
           houses alongside our homeowner (partner) families
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  • RESOURCES: Back To Top
  • • Fort Bend County Law Library:   http://www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/ll.html, 281-341-3718
  •        · 401 Jackson St, Room 302
  •        · Richmond, TX 77469
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  • ONLINE RESOURCES: Back To Top
  • • Texas Law Help:   http://www.texaslawhelp.org/TX/index.cfm
  •        · For information on many legal issues
  • • Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA):   http://www.tyla.org/citizens.html
  •        · Advice for those representing themselves (pro se)
  •        · Divorce Handbook (pro se)
  • • The People’s Lawyer:   http://www.peopleslawyer.net/qa/qa2.asp
  •        · Index of questions and answers on a wide variety of legal issues
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  • GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND SERVICES: Back To Top
  • • Child Advocates of Fort Bend:   http://www.cafb.org, 281-341-9955
  •        · Provide a voice for abused and neglected children in Fort Bend County through the use of specially trained
           community volunteers and staff
  • • Fort Bend Public Housing: 281-342-1456
  • • Fort Bend County:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us
  •        · Child Support Information Center: 281-342-6222
  •        · County Clerk’s Office: 281-341-8685
  •        · District Clerk’s Office: 281-341-4515
  •        · Probate Clerk’s Office: 281-341-4515
  •        · Sheriff’s Office: 281-341-4700
  •        · Tax Assessor and Collector: 281-341-9267
  • • Children’s Protective Services: 1-800-252-5400
  •        · http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/About_Child_Protective_Services
  •        · Investigates reports of abused and neglected children
  • • State Board of Labor:1-800-832-9243
  • • State of Texas:   http://www.texasonline.com
  •        · Attorney General of Texas: 1-800-252-8011
  •        · Comptroller of Public Accounts: 1-800-252-5555
  •        · Comptroller of Public Accounts, Property Tax Division; 1-800-252-9121
  •        · Department of Licensing and Regulation: 1-800-803-9202
  •        · Department of Human Services (Houston office): 713-767-2000
  •        · Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation: 713-767-2000
  •        · Texas Department of Insurance: 1-800-252-3439
  •        · Texas Governor’s Hotline: 1-800-939-6631
  •        · Texas Rehabilitation Commission – Disability Determination Services: 1-800-252-7009
  •        · Texas Veteran’s Commission: 713-794-7785
  •        · Texas Worker’s Compensation Commission
  •              Houston East Office: 713-943-0800
  •              Commission Health and Safety Hotline: 1-800-452-9595
  •              Appeals Division: 1-800-832-2829
  •        · Texas Workforce Commission
  •              Labor Commissioner: 1-800-832-2829
  •              Houston Telecenter: 713-982-7400
  • • US Government – Federal Agencies:
  •        · Federal Citizen Information Center: 1-800-688-9889
  •        · Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms: 1-800-829-3676
  •              Returns – Teletax: 1-800-829-4477
  •        · Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213
  •        · US Department of Housing and Urban Development General Inspector: 1-800-347-3735
  •              General: 1-800-718-3199
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  • NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Back To Top
  • • AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Legal Services Network:   https://www.aarplsn.com
  •        · Free consultation and many lawyers offering 20% off services
  • • ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union):   http://www.aclu.org/index.html, 713-942-8146
  •        · Defending individual rights and liberties
  • • Advocacy, Inc.:   www.advocacyinc.org, 1-800-252-9911
  •        · Advocate for, protect and advance the legal, human and service rights of people with disabilities
  • • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:   www.eeoc.gov, 713-209-3320, 1-800-669-4000
  •        · Protecting against discriminatory employment practices
  • • LAMBDA:   http://www.lambda.org
  •        · Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes,
           and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation, and non-violence
  • • MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund):   http://www.maldef.org
  •        · Strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political
           and socio-economic life
  • • NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Legal Program:   http://naacphouston.org/site/index.php?view=category&id=39%3Alegal&option=com_content&Itemid=2, 713-526-3389
  •        · Advice and counsel through Legal Assistance Program
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  • COURTS AND JAILS: Back To Top
  • • Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office: 281-341-8685
  • • Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office: 281-238-3372
  •        · Represents the people of the State of Texas in all felony and misdemeanor criminal cases in the district courts,
           county courts at law, and justice courts. Additionally, the district attorney represents the State in asset
           forfeiture cases, bond forfeitures cases, juvenile matters, protective orders, as well as aiding crime victims
           through its victim assistance coordinator.
  • • Fort Bend County Courts:
  •        · County Court at Law #1:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=7436, 281-633-7415
  •              Honorable Ben W. Childers, Judge
  •        · County Court at Law #2:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=7438, 281-341-4446
  •              Honorable Walter S. McMeans, Judge
  •        · County Court at Law #3:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=7439, 281-341-4430
  •              Honorable Susan G. Lowery, Judge
  •        · County Court at Law #4:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=7440, 281-341-4501
  •              Honorable R.H. “Sandy” Bielstein, Judge
  • • Fort Bend County District Courts: list what the court’s jurisdiction is
  •        · 240th Judicial District Court:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=7575, 281-341-8600
  •              Honorable Thomas R. Culver, III, Judge
  •        · 268th Judicial District Court:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=7442, 281-341-8610
  •              Honorable Brady G. Elliott, Judge
  •        · 328th Judicial District Court:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=7443, 281-341-4406
  •              Honorable Ronald R. Pope, Judge
  •        · 387th Judicial District Court:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=7444, 281-238-3290
  •              Honorable Robert J. Kern, Judge
  •        · 400th Judicial District Court:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=7445, 281-341-4422
  •              Honorable Clifford J. Vacek, Judge
  •        · 434th Judicial District Court:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=13743
  •              Honorable James H. Shoemake, Judge
  • • Fort Bend Municipal Courts indicate what municipal courts do
  •        · Alvin: 281-388-4250
  •        · Arcola: 281-431-1852
  •        · Fulshear: 281-346-1796
  •        · Katy: 281-391-4810
  •        · Manvel: 281-489-1229
  •        · Meadows Place: 281-983-2950
  •        · Missouri City: 281-261-4245
  •        · Needville: 979-793-4253
  •        · Richmond: 281-341-0578
  •        · Rosenberg: 832-593-3450
  •        · Stafford: 281-261-3930
  •        · Sugar Land: 281-275-2560
  •        · Wallis: 979-478-6712
  • • Fort Bend County Jail: 281-341-4617
  • • Fort Bend County Attorney’s Office: 281-341-4555
  • • Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office: 281-342-6116
  • • Juvenile Detention and Probation: 713-633-7400
  • • Texas Department of Criminal Justice Adult Probation: 713-633-5700
  • • Federal Courts: 713-250-5500
  • • Harris County Sheriff’s Office: 713-468-5463
  • • Houston Police Department Dispatch Office: 713-222-3131
  •        Family Violence Unit: 713-308-1100
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  • ISSUES BY TOPIC:
  • ABUSE Back To Top
  • • Fort Bend County Women’s Center:   http://www.fortbendwomenscenter.org/index.htm, 281-342-4357
  •        · Assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children
  • • Asians Against Domestic Abuse: 713-339-8300
  •        · Mission to prevent violence against women. Support Asian American women and their children in the
           greater Houston area.
  • • Fort Bend County Child Welfare Board:   http://fortbendchildren.org/content/about-us
  •        · Helps meet the needs of abused and neglected children in Fort Bend County
  • • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services:   http://www.dfps.state.tx.us
  •        · Protecting children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing
           group day-care homes, day-care centers, and registered family homes
  • • Children’s Protective Services: 713-394-4000
  •        · To report a case: 1-800-252-5400
  •        · http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/About_Child_Protective_Services
  •        · Investigates reports of abused and neglected children
  • • Texas Advocacy Project:   https://www.texasadvocacyproject.org
  •        · Free legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  •        · Family Violence Legal Hotline: 1-800-374-4673
  • • Justice for Children:   www.justiceforchildren.org, 713-225-4357
  •        · Assisting in situations involving child abuse
  • • Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse:   http://avda-tx.org, 713-224-9911
  •        · Provide direct services to families victimized by domestic violence by providing legal representation, education,
           and battering intervention programs in Harris County.
  • • Rape Hotline: 281-342-4357
  • • Texas Abuse Hotline: 1-800-252-5400
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  • BASIC SERVICES: FOOD AND FINANCIAL Back To Top
  • • Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels:   http://www.fortbendseniors.org, 281-633-7053
  •        · Home delivered meals for those who qualify
  • • Fort Bend Social Services: http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getSitePage.asp?sitePage=5780
  •        · Missouri City: 281-403-8050
  •        · Rosenberg: 281-342-7300
  •        · Provide assistance to county residents with emergency needs for shelter, groceries, medications and utilities.
           The department also assists with transportation, limited medical equipment and supplies, and pauper burials.
  • • East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry:   http://www.humanneeds.org, 281-261-5470, 281-261-1006
  •        · Our mission is to address the basic human needs of families in temporary financial crisis in East Fort Bend County
  • • Richmond/Rosenberg Helping Hands:   http://www.roserichhelpinghands.org, 281-232-4904
  •        · Assistance with food, clothing, utilities on a short term basis
  • • Second Mile Mission Center:   http://www.secondmile.org, 281-261-9199
  •        · For needy families in Fort Bend County. Core current areas of service include a food pantry, a clothing room,
           household goods and furniture and financial assistance
  • • Holy Family Catholic Church:   http://www.holyfamilychurch.us
  •        · Social services: 281-499-6246
  • • Sacred Heart Catholic Church Social Ministry:   http://www.sacredheartrichmond.com, 281-431-0969
  • • Salvation Army:   http://www.salvationarmyusa.org, 281-207-2500
  • • Crisis Hotline: 713-HOT-LINE
  •        · Assistance paying utilities, food bank, or shelter
  • • Financial Assistance Program: 281-261-5470
  • • Food Pantry: 281-261-1006
  • • St. Joseph Social Service Ministry/Our Lady of Guadalupe: 281-232-5113
  • • St. Stephen’s Ministry/First United Methodist: 281-491-6041
  • • St. Theresa’s Catholic Church/St. Vincent de Paul: 281-242-9149
  • • Windsor Village United Methodist Church: 713-551-8792
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  • CHILDREN Back To Top
  • • Child Advocates of Fort Bend:   http://www.cafb.org, 281-341-9955
  •        · Provide a voice for abused and neglected children in Fort Bend County through the use of specially trained
           community volunteers and staff
  • • Fort Bend Children’s Advocacy Center:   http://www.cactx.org/local/display/37, 281-341-9955
  •        · Mission to lessen the emotional trauma to child victims by coordinating the multidisciplinary investigation,
           assessment, prosecution, and treatment of sexual and serious physical abuse.
  • • DePelchin Children’s Center: 713-730-2335
  •        · Appointment desk: 713-802-3800
  •        · To enhance children’s mental health and physical well-being
  •              Include pregnancy and adoption
  • • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:   http://www.missingkids.com, 1-800-843-5678
  • • Runaway Hotline: 1-888-580-4357
  • • Texas Youth Hotline: 1-800-210-2278
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  • CONSUMER INFORMATION Back To Top
  • • Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division: 1-800-621-0508
  •        · http://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/index.shtml
  •        · Files on behalf of the state, not individuals
  • • Banking Department of Texas:   www.banking.state.tx.us, 512-475-1300
  •        · Mission is to ensure Texas has a safe, sound and competitive financial services system
  • • Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas: 713-250-5115
  •        · http://www.txs.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy
  • • Better Business Bureau:   http://houston.bbb.org, 713-868-9500
  •        · Want to advance marketplace trust
  • • Consumer Credit Counseling Service and Money Management: 713-923-2227
  • • Credit Coalition: 713-224-8100
  • • Credit Bureaus:
  •        · Equifax: 1-800-685-1111
  •        · Experian: 1-888-397-3742
  •        · Trans Union Credit: 1-800-916-8800
  • • Identity Theft: Office of the Attorney General:   www.oag.state.tx.us, 1-800-621-0508
  • • Insurance Consumer Line: 1-800-622-8682
  • • Motor Vehicle Information: 713-621-6274
  • • National Association of Remodeling Industry – Houston Chapter: 1-800-876-7060
  •        · http://www.nari.org
  •        · To advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose
  • • National Fraud Information Center:   http://www.fraud.org, 512-936-7000
  • • Public Utility Commission of Texas:   http://www.puc.state.tx.us, 1-800-888-0511
  •        · Protects customers, fosters competition, and promotes high quality infrastructure.
  • • Texas Economic Development Council:   https://www.texasedc.org, 1-800-638-8270
  •        · Dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas.
  • • US Consumer Product Safety Commission: 713-874-6570
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  • DISABILITIES Back To Top
  • • Arc of Fort Bend:   www.arcoffortbend.org, 281-494-5959
  •        · Ensures opportunities for people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities to maximize their
           quality of life within our community
  • • Mental Health Association Fort Bend County:   http://www.mhafbc.org, 281-341-5155
  •        · Bringing together mental health consumers, their families, advocates, and community wide service providers
           to provide the most current preventive information. Open to all residents
  • • Texana:   http://www.texanacenter.com, 1-800-633-5686
  •        · Helping people with behavioral healthcare issues or developmental disabilities challenges make a
           positive difference in their lives
  • • Advocacy, Inc.:   www.advocacyinc.org, 1-800-252-9911
  •        · Advocate for, protect and advance the legal, human and service rights of people with disabilities
  • • Mental Health and Mental Retardation Agency Crisis Line: 713-970-4600
  • • Texas Rehabilitation Commission – Disability Determination Services:
  •        · http://www.dars.state.tx.us, 1-800-252-7009
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  • EMPLOYMENT ISSUES Back To Top
  • • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:   www.eeoc.gov, 713-209-3320, 1-800-669-4000
  •        · Protecting against discriminatory employment practices
  • • Employment Services: 281-344-0279
  • • State Board of Labor: 1-800-832-9243
  • • Texas Worker’s Compensation Commission:   http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/indexwc.html
  •        · Houston East Office: 713-943-0800
  •        · Health and Safety Hotline: 1-800-452-9595
  • • Texas Workforce Commission:   http://www.texasworkforce.org
  •        · Houston office: 713-982-7400
  •        · Appeals Division: 1-800-832-2829
  •        · Labor Commissioner: 1-800-832-2829
  •        · Houston Telecenter: 713-982-7400
  •        · State government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers
           and job seekers of Texas
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  • FAMILY LAW ISSUES Back To Top
  • • Brazos Bend Guardianship Services:   http://brazosbendguardianship.org, 281-494-5928
  •        · Assists incapacitated and disabled adults and their families with legal guardianship, money management
           and related alternatives
  • • Child Support Information Center – Ft. Bend County:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us, 281-342-6222
  • • Office of the Attorney General:   http://www.oag.state.tx.us/index.shtml
  •        · Office of the Attorney General Child Support Division:   http://www.oag.state.tx.us/cs/index.shtml,
             713-660-0085, 1-800-252-8014
  • • Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office – to obtain protective order:    281-341-3718
  • • Protective Order Kit from Attorney General’s Website:   www.oag.state.tx.us
  • • Dispute Resolution Center (Richmond): 281-342-5000
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  • IMMIGRATION Back To Top
  • • US Citizenship and Immigration Services:   http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
  • • Catholic Charities’ St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance:   http://catholiccharities.org/our-services/supporting-refugees-immigrants/st-frances-cabrini-center-for-immigration-legal-assistance/
           · Fort Bend location: Mamie George Community Center, 1111 Collins Road, Richmond, TX 77469, 713-874-6522
           · Free information sessions offered every Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. On the first Friday of the month, at 9:00am,
             a Charla presentation will be given where attendees will learn about immigration laws, and afterwards have the
             opportunity for a free consultation.
  • • YMCA International: 713-339-9015
  •        · Walk-ins Wednesdays at Harwin location
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  • PARENTING CLASSES Back To Top
  • • Parenting Connections Series information:   http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/event.asp?sitePage=5795&id=26838
  • • Family Outreach, Fort Bend County: 281-242-5385
  • • Children Cope: 713-952-2673
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  • REHABILITATION/CRISIS Back To Top
  • • Fort Bend Council on Drugs:   http://www.fortbendcouncil.org, 281-207-2400
  •        · Providing families and individuals substance abuse prevention, education, and treatment services they need
           for positive change for themselves and the community
  • • Alcoholics Anonymous: 713-686-6300
  • • Crisis, Suicide, Depression: 713-468-5463
  • • Grief Counseling Bo’s Place: 713-942-8339
  • • Family Time Crisis Hotline: 281-446-2615
  • • Turning Point (Drug Rehab): 713-783-5657
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  • SENIOR CITIZENS Back To Top
  • • Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels:   http://www.fortbendseniors.org, 281-633-7053
  •        · Home delivered meals for those who qualify
  • • AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Legal Services Network:   https://www.aarplsn.com
  •        · Free consultation and many lawyers offering 20% off services
  • • Texas Legal Services Center:   www.tlsc.org, 1-800-622-2520
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  • WOMEN Back To Top
  • • Women’s Shelters:
  •        · Fort Bend County Women’s Center: 281-342-4357
  •        · Bay Area Women’s Center: 281-422-2292
  •        · Baytown Area Women’s Center: 281-422-2292
  •        · The Bridge Crisis Center: 713-473-2801
  •        · Brazoria County Women’s Center: 979-849-9533
  •        · Houston Area Women’s Center: 713-528-6798
  •        · Montgomery County Women’s Center: 281-292-4338
  • • Casa de Esperanza:   http://www.casadeesperanza.org, 713-529-0639
  •        · Educate communities and advocate for Latinas in situations of domestic violence
  • • Women, Infants, and Children Program:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd
  •        · Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and help accessing health care are provided to
           low-income women, infants, and children
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  • OTHER FAMILY, WOMEN, YOUTH, AND ABUSE SERVICES Back To Top
  • • Fort Bend Family Health Center: 281-342-4530
  •        · http://www.tachc.org/About/Membership/Member_Directory/FBFHC.asp
  •        · Targets the medically needed, but doors are open to all wishing to receive care regardless of income
  • • Community Family Center: 713-923-2316
  •        · http://www.communityfamilycenters.org/programs_TLN.html
  •        · Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language classes, General Equivalency Diplomas, Juvenile
           Delinquency Prevention Program, Family Violence Prevention Program, Teen Pregnancy Program
  • • Covenant House: 713-523-2231, 1-800-252-5400
  •        · http://www.covenanthousetx.org
  •        · Helping youth who seek help – shelter, transitional housing, outreach
  • • Escape Family Resource Center:   http://www.learntoparent.org, 713-942-9500
  •        · Prevent and combat emotional, physical, and sexual violence towards children
  • • Family Service Centers – Central Houston Office: 713-861-4849
  •          http://www.familyservices.org/index.asp
  •        · Provide individuals and families with the counseling and guidance they need to strengthen themselves
           and their relationships
  • • Jewish Community Center: 713-729-3200
  • • Jewish Family Service:   http://www.jfshouston.org/index.php, 713-667-9336
  •        · Offers mental health and support programs including a specialized program for individuals who suffer from
           chronic mental illness. Also provides senior services and case management, community outreach,
           social and educational programs, financial assistance programs and volunteer opportunities.
  • • Learning Support Center at Texas Children’s Hospital: 832-822-3700
  •        · http://www.texaschildrens.org/carecenters/LearningSupport/Default.aspx
  •        · Provides neuropsychological and psychological services for children who experience emotional, cognitive,
           behavioral, social or educational difficulties within their daily living environments.
  • • Shape Community Center:   http://www.shape.org/default.asp, 713-521-0641
  •        · To improve the quality of life for people of African descent (all people) through programs and activities
  • • SIDA/AIDS Hotline (Spanish Hotline): 1-800-344-7432
  • • Star of Hope Mission: 713-748-0700
  •        · http://www.sohmission.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=195
  •        · Dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes
           are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment,
           life management and recovery from substance abuse.
  • • University of Houston
  •        · Parent Education Project: 713-743-5435
  •        · Victim’s Resource Institute: 713-743-8614
  • • United Way Help Line:   http://www.unitedwayhouston.org/?id=1, 281-499-5681
  • • Women’s Hospital of Texas Education Department: 713-791-7495
  •        · http://www.womanshospital.com/CustomPage.asp?guidCustomContentID=2B9067D2-397E-4D6C-829D-69E00A907335
  •        · Helps women and their families prepare for the physical and emotional changes associated with pregnancy,
           birth and the transition to parenthood