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Health and Human Services

Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center

Hiram Clarke MSC

Hiram Clarke
Multi-Service Center

3810 W. Fuqua
Houston, Texas 77045
Office: (832) 393-4200
Fax: (832) 393-4265

MSC Administration

Sunday closed
Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday closed

(832) 393-4250

Rental space is available at the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center for public meetings, receptions, workshops, banquets, seminars,
etc. For further information
regarding rental fees and space availability, please contact
EMS Central Reservation Line at (832) 393-4370.

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Houston Public Library
(832) 393-2120
Monday CLOSED Tuesday 10:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm Thursday 12:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday Closed
Computer Class Mondays 1:30-3:30pm
Self Directed ESL/Spanish classes Please check schedule Vinson Neighborhood Library offers a full neighborhood library as well as the added benefits of HPL Express component, which integrates advanced technology. Customers will have full access to the services, data and collections of the entire library system. FREE Computer Classes, age-appropriate programs, virtual tutoring and access to HPL’s vast collection of databases for scholars, students, small businesses and others are readily available with a library staff specially trained and committed to the HPLX experience. HPL will provide training and learning opportunities to take advantage of the technology resources we offer in a safe and welcoming space.

Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Head Start
Call: 713-491-6178 - fax: 713-433-0276
Neighborhood Centers Inc. has been in existence for over 100 years and its mission is to bring resources, education and connection to underserved neighborhoods. The agency core values are Respect and Responsibility, Leadership and Excellence, Accountability and Integrity, Growth and Innovation, and Diversity and Inclusiveness. While the program here at HC MSC is a Head Start program for 3 and 4 year olds, NCI also offers Early Head Start and Charter Schools.

Houston Community College

GED—9:30am- 12:30pm
GED/ABE & ESL: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:30 am-1:30 pm. The Adult Education Program offers Adult basic education, GED Preparation, Digital Literacy and Job Readiness, and also nutrition classes combined with our ESL classes every Wednesday. For more information call (713) 718-5380 or 713 393-4252.

YWCA Senior Program

Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm (832)393-4248

To qualify for the senior program you must be 60 years of age or older. The program focuses on socialization activities, arts & crafts and volunteer opportunities within the community. Daily warm lunch offered to preregistered clients. We offer an array of fun and healthy activities, including but not limited to line dancing, scrap booking, wellness workshops, etc.

Resource Center

(832) 393– 4252
The Resource Center is available for use by residents in the area. The center is equipped with computers and there is access to a printer and a variety of resources in the community. Clients can access information on
emergency food, emergency assistance with rent and utilities, medical support, job readiness, transportation services and other issues/concerns affecting them.. For more information contact CRS Martin A. Martinez.

Eligibility Services

(832) 393-4250
Every Monday 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Walk-in appointment, first come, first served. The community liaison will conduct eligibility interviews for the City of Houston Health Centers. The community liaison will also screen for possible eligibility for the gold card,
Medicaid, CHIP, CHIP Perinatal and assist with completing the applications

Community Health Choice

1st Monday of every other month 8:30am-12:30pm

Do your children have health insurance? Are you pregnant, uninsured and don’t quality for Medicaid? Apply for the low-cost or free health care coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and/or the
CHIP Prenatal Program.

Homeless Prevention And Rapid Rehousing

(832) 393-4869 or (832) 393-4391
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Case managers and/or counselors from HPRP grants will also be on hand to assist linking the client to needed resources for those at risk of homelessness. For appointment, please call 832-393-5428.


Line Dancing Classes

Thursdays 10-12:00 am

Jean Dozier and Muriel Jackson provide instruction in line dancing while encouraging participants to remain active. Line dance also provides a great low –impact aerobic work out. Open to all levels of fitness.

Harris County Hospital District

1st Monday of every other month 8:30 am –1:30p
Harris County offers financial assistance via the Gold Card and health education
on a monthly basis. Services offered by Harris County are based on first
come first serve, limited space is available. For the gold card you must bring:

1. One valid Texas ID for you and your spouse, if applicable. 2. Birth certificates for dependents. 3. TWO current documents/bills showing where you live for the last 60 days. 4. ALL documents showing income and/or paycheck
stubs for the last 30days. 5. ALL insurance documents, if applicable. 6. ALL INS (Immigration) documents, if applicable. 7. Medicaid letter for current month, if applicable. 8. Medicare identification care, if applicable.
9. Social Security award letter, (Medicare Patients only). 10. Bank Statements (dated last 30 days), ALL credit card statements for the last 30 days), Car Note (Medicare Patients only). 12. Food stamp certification or TANF
Certification, if applicable.

District K Council Office

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00am -5:00pm.

The District K council office has a satellite location at the Hiram Clarke MSC. This satellite office will provide constituent services & referrals via the District K council office; organize health fairs/screenings and other City of
Houston-related events that positively impact the area; build and collaborate on City/County partnerships via the City of Houston Health & Human Services Dept. and the Harris County Hospital District (also with other City/
County departments and outside social service agencies); and coordinate youth initiatives via the area school districts (HISD and Fort Bend ISD).

South Houston Concerned Citizens’ Coalition

3rd Thursday of the month in room 119B (Open to the public) Offers services such a informational community meetings, workshops and clean up forums. Partners with HPD for safety and crime prevention. Activities, sponsors small business seminars, as well health-related workshops for the entire community.

Community Health Worker Trainings

(281) 489-1111
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
(Must call and register in advance to participate)

Community Health Worker Trainings are offered by “Dia de La Mujer Latina”, who is currently the only state recognized organization with an approved all Spanish curriculum. The trainings are geared to Hispanic community members who are interested in becoming certified community health workers. For information on training fees call the number listed. DML also offers access to preventive screenings via monthly health fiestas as well as educational preventive health workshops for youth, women and men.

Community Gardening And Nutrition Program

Monday, Wednesday, Fridays from 8:00am –10:00am

The Houston Department of Health & Human Services provides nutritional education and gardening workshops. You will learn how to cook healthy meals, keep yourself and your family active and learn how to grow and
maintain your own vegetable and herb garden.

Change Happens (Formerly Known As FUUSA)

First Monday of every other month 9am– 2pm

Change Happens brings you the opportunity to serve you with the following: Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF, Texas Women’s Health Program, CHIP, CHIP Prenatal and MEPD Medicaid for elderly and persons with disabilities. They will provide you with other important resources such as area food pantries, states’ voucher assistance program for a newer vehicle, applications for the Gold Card and referrals to other community resources.

Mayor’s Citizens Assistance Office

Every Monday & Wednesdays 8am-5pm

Under the Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance office , Community liaison services all communities by responding to constituent requests, such as: Assistance for the homeless & disadvantage, how to form a new Civic Organization, Information on neighboring organizations and what they offer the community, The Mayor’s perspective on a community issue. For more information please call 832-393-0955.

Houston Food Bank (Senior Food Distribution)

(832) 369-9293
3rd Monday of Every Month 1:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
Houston Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Houston Food Bank is able to provide monthly supplemental food to seniors of age 60+ on a monthly basis. Registration is required, and waiting lists
are currently in place.

Zumba Classes

Every Tuesday & Friday 8:00—9:00 am (Auditorium)

Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00pm

Our Zumba classes are open to the entire family FREE of charge. This is a fun way to get in shape and be fit, while at the same time learn Latin dancing moves appropriate for children and adults. 832 393-4200 or 832 393-4252

New Activities In The Center

• Wild Heather Civic Club Meetings, meets every 4th Thursday of the month in room 132 (open to the public).
• Baylor College of Medicine Cancer Prevention Plays - For a schedule of presentations call Mrs. Rowland Taylor @ (713)634-1259
• Nutrition classes every Tuesday 9:00-10:00am call: 832 393-4200