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Health and Human Services

Southwest Multi-Service Center

Southwest MSC

Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star
Houston, Texas 77074
Office: (713) 778-6520
Fax: (713) 778-6561


Sunday closed
Monday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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Houston Public Library Express

(832) 393-2660
Hours of Service
Monday 11:00am-6:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday I0:00am-6:00pm Thursday 11:00am-6:00pm
Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Computer Class Monday-Wednesday 12:00pm-2:00pm
Citizenship Class Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-7:00pm
*Classes begin the first Monday of the month

HPL will provide training and learning opportunities to take advantage of the technology resources we offer in a sale and welcoming space.

The Vaccine Clinic

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm
(832) 251-0500
The Vaccine Clinic specializes in providing vaccines and check-ups for children only. We gladly accept Medicaid and cash.

Mayor's Office of International Communities

(713) 778-6503
MOIRA informs and educates immigrants & refugees about the immigration laws of the United States, provides referrals and acts as liaison between immigrant communities and city government.

ProSalud Car Seat Safety

Friday 10:00am (713) 665-3103
Provides Car Seat Safety education and access to car seats to low income families.

Women, Infant & Children Nutrition Program

(832) 393-5427
Hours of Service Monday 8:00am-6:00pm Tuesday 8:00am 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am- 12:00pm Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides health care referrals, nutrition education and nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and children under five who have nutrition health-related problems.

Resource Center

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

The Resource Center is equipped with computers and resources for use by the community to search/apply for employment, check email, school work, and practice their computer skills.

Referral Services

(713) 778-6513

The Community Relations Specialist assists clients in connecting them to a particular service such as emergency food, emergency assistance with rent and utilities, medical support, job readiness workshops, and other issues affecting the client. For more information and to schedule and appointment, contact Sandra Rodriguez or Wilfredo Martinez.

Mayor's Citizen's Assistance Office

(713) 778-6504

The Mission of the Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office (MCAO) is to improve the quality of life for all Houstonians by promoting efficient and effective city services, encouraging community involvement and participation, handling individual citizens' concerns, and supporting neighborhood revitalization efforts throughout the City of Houston.

Houston Food Bank

3rd Monday 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
(832) 369-9390

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a USDA sponsored food program designed to improve the health and nutrition of senior citizens, pregnant women, postpartum mothers, infants, and children. Participants receive one box of food once a month. Who is eligible; People over 60 years old and income eligible, women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under one year postpartum, infants/children under six years old who DO NOT receive WIC benefits.

Healthy Families Healthy Futures

(713) 778-6507

The HFHF is a voluntary service offered for free to first time moms between the ages of !5-25. The family begins with weekly home visits which consist of education on breast feeding, immunizations, linkage to a medical provider and the Growing Great Kids curriculum, the home visits decrease as the family progresses through the program.

The Council on Alcohol & Drugs Cradles Project

(713) 942-4100 or (281) 200-9252

The Cradles Project offers free services for pregnant/postpartum women who are at risk of or have a history of drug/alcohol use and are pregnant or have at least one child 18 months or younger. Cradles free services include: Case management, counseling, coaching, parenting and referrals to address specific individualized needs. Classes are in Spanish and are free and confidential. Classes can also serve as the required class mandated by court or CPS.

Harris County Hospital District, Financial Assistance

3rd Tuesday of the month 8:30am

Services offered by Harris County are based on first come first serve, limited space available. To apply for the financial assistance program you need to bring 1. Identification 2. One proof of address: last 60 days 3. Proof of Income: last 30 days 4. Proof of Household Composition 5. Proof of Immigration Status, if applicable 6. Proof of Other Health coverage, if applicable

Community Health Choice

Tuesday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Last Tuesday of the month 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am 4:30pm

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 Perinatal Program.

Young Life Youth Program

Monday 4:00pm-8:00pm
(713) 464-8117

Young Life provides mentoring and life skill support to middle and high school youth bring social activities, fun games and music for youth. Includes free food for all youth who attend the program.

HDHHS Food Service Manager's Certification Classes

(823) 393-5100

The City of Houston city ordinance requires the presence of a food service manager in food establishments during all stages of operation. Students completing the course and passing the examination with a score of 70 points or above, receive a certificate, valid for 5 years. The City of Houston provides the initial 2-day course and renewal 1-day course and optional exam in lieu of class is available. There is a registration fee that covers the certification and class material. Call for exact fees or visit

Fundacion Latino Americana Contra el Sida (FLAS)

(713) 772-2366

Provides preventive education on HIV/AIDS, STD, hepatitis, substance abuse among the Latino residents in the Southwest Area as well as testing & one-on-one counseling.

Change Happens formerly FUUSA

Tuesdays 8:00 am - 5 p.m.
(713) 374-1273

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

Planned Parenthood Promotora Program

Wednesday 10:00am-2:00pm (713) 831-6651

Planned Parenthood Promotora Program provides information on abstinence, pregnancy, breastfeeding, family planning, sexual transmitted diseases and other issues concerning reproductive health for both men and women.

Houston Community College

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-12:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm

Free ESL Classes, Level I, II & III. For more information, call (713) 718-5400/5386.

Monday- Thursday 5:30pm-9:00pm
The Adult Education Program offers Adult basic education, GED Preparation, Digital Literacy and Job Readiness. For more information call (713) 718-5380

YWCA Senior Program

Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm
(713) 778-6516

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.

HDHHS Cavity Free at Three

Monday & Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
(713) 732-5065

Dental program for children ages 6 months- 3 years old. The goal of the program is to prevent cavities early in life. The program includes a dental exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment, and parent education.

Gardening & Nutrition Program

Community Gardening & Harvesting
Workshops Call for Schedule (713) 778-6513

The Houston Department of Health & Human Services along with local agencies provide nutritional education and gardening workshops. You will learn how to cook healthy meals, keep yourself and your family active and how to garden.

Houston Police Department

Call 713-778-6500 for latest Schedule

Conversational Spanish classes for members of the Houston Police Department interested in better serving the Latino community.

Parks & Recreation Summer Food Program

Monday-Friday Lunch 11:00pm- 1:00pm Snack 2:00pm 4:00pm

Through this program young people ages 1-18 receive FREE nutritious lunches for 11 weeks during the time that school is out of session.