Houston Health Department

Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center

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Fifth Ward MSC

MSC ADMINISTRATION
832-393-3800
Hours of Service Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rental space is available at the Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center for public meetings, receptions, workshops, banquets, seminars, etc. There are also conference rooms available for smaller meetings. The center assists residents on a fixed income with completion of an application for payment of their city water bill. For further information regarding rental fees and space availability, please contact the rental hotline at 832-393-3800.

Rental Hotline: 832-393-4370

HOUSTON DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
JULY 2016
FIFTH WARD MULTI-SERVICE CENTER
4014 Market Street • Houston, Texas 77020 ~~~ Office: 832-393-3800 • Fax: 832-393-3805

FIFTH WARD BRANCH LIBRARY
832-393-1770
Hours of Service
Monday- Friday 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Provides basic library services such as books, CDs, DVDs, music, newspapers, magazines and special references. Also, provides a neighborhood information service. If you have a library card for a month, you can check out a laptop for two hours within the library.

FIFTH WARD ENRICHMENT PROGRAM, INC.
713-229-8353
Hours of Service
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Empowers boys to become responsible men and productive members of their families and community. The program’s objectives are to keep youths off the streets, deter gang activity, prevent/deter chemical dependency, help prevent teen pregnancy, help youths become productive members of the workforce, promote future employability, help students stay enrolled and complete high school and provide a process for youths to build positive self images.

FIFTH WARD HEAD START
713-237-0264
Hours of Service
Monday- Friday 6:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Services low-income children that are ages 3 or 4 by September 1st of the program year. Offers integrated and interdisciplinary services that focus on the whole child as well as the family. Provides early education and childhood development; health services; nutrition services; metal wellness services; family services; and special services for children with disabilities.

MAYOR’S CITIZEN ASSISTANCE OFFICE
832-393-3829
Hours of Service
Monday– Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Functions in a “customer service” capacity to ensure that city services are delivered to surrounding neighborhoods. Provides investigation on location of problems and quick reporting of the problem to the proper department to be solved within a reasonable period of time. Also, provides support to groups involved with community development activities and works directly with civic clubs, neighborhood organizations, schools and churches. Serves as an information and referral source.

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED
Public Computers Access
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ACES Fitness Program For Seniors
Ages 50+
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

SICKLE CELL ASSOCIATION OF HOUSTON Hours of Service Monday - Friday By Appointment Only The Sickle Cell Association of Houston serves as a resource and coordination center established to serve those who suffer form Sickle Cell Disease. The program is designed and dedicated to accommodate the needs of Houstonians that are faced with the challenges of Sickle Cell Anemia, such as access to care, socio-economical support services, mental health, substance abuse, and much more. Their approach focuses on the whole health of the individual in an effort to improve patient/physician relationships and communication and empowering SCD sufferers and their families through education and access.

JOHN W. PEAVY CENTER
3814 Market Street
Houston, Texas 77020
832-393-3851
Hours of Service Monday—Friday 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

J.W. Peavey Center
832-393-3851
Hours of Service
Monday—Friday 8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS, INC.
SENIOR CITIZENS PROGRAM
Provides meals on-site to seniors 60 and over. Including social services, exercise, nutrition education and other programming to keep the senior population engaged both physically, mentally and emotionally.
Transportation is provided to and from the center.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION MEETINGS
Greater Fifth Ward Super Neighborhood Council No. 55
1st Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fifth Ward Blocks Organizing Neighborhood Defense
2nd Tuesday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

THE HARRIS CENTER/MENTAL HEALTH MENTAL RETARDATION INFANT PROGRAM
713-970-4900
Hours of Service
Monday - Friday By Appointment Only
Provides infant stimulation to help young children who show a delay in development to reach their fullest potential by conducting home visits for parents and children.

HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
FIFTH WARD STOREFRONT
713-238-3232
Hours of Service
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Services include receive document, and disseminate information regarding community problems, crime, and hot spot areas; prepare and organize problem solving projects and community services request designed to reduce and/or eliminate crime an safety related problems; meet with community members on a routine basis, encouraging the involvement of the community in the problem solving process and the positive exchange of information; and liaison with area schools and civic organizations.

YMCA SUCCESS BY SIX
713-305-8470
Hours of Service
Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Provides quality support services to families and young mothers with children from birth to 6 years of age. The objective is to strengthen parents by providing education. Offers Parenting classes, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Basic Substance Abuse and One-On-One Counseling to promote school readiness, positive education and self-sufficiency. (Must Register with YMCA)

TEXAS AHEC EAST-GREATER HOUSTON REGION
713-592-6411/ 713-592-6415 (Fax)
Hours of Service
Monday - Friday Walk - Ins Welcomed
Seeks to improve the health of our population, especially the underserved, by creating partnerships with community and academic organizations. Two programs currently - Operation CLICKS is a computer literacy program that provides education on basic computer and Internet usage skills. The target population is senior citizens. Community Health Workers (CHWs) work in association with the local health care system (hospitals, doctors, clinics) in both urban and rural environments to bridge the gap between providers and underserved populations in need of care. They are members of the community who share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with those they serve.

ELIGIBILITY ASSISTANCE
832-393-3806
Hours of Service
Monday—Friday 8:30 am -11:30 am / 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
This service functions as an one stop shop to serve anyone needing assistance with completing applications for health service programs. Eligibility for City of Houston clinics can be determined on-site. Provides application completion for Harris County Hospital District (Gold Card), Texas Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Women’s Health Program (WHP). Qualification is determined through computerized system based on initial baseline questions. For more information speak with the Client Access Specialist 832-393-5100 (Main Office)

CONSUMER HEALTH
The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) Bureau of Consumer Health Services’ role is to effectively utilize the available resources to protect the community by administering the public health ordinance of the City of Houston and the state of Texas toward the prevention of disease, disability, and death resulting from food borne and water borne illness and swimming-pool-drowning through enforcement and education.

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED
Public Computer Access
Monday-Friday 9:00 am– 5:00pm
Copies/ Fax / Telephone Usage
Community Food Fair
3rd Wednesday of each Month 9:00 am - 11:00 pm