News Release

September 2, 2005

HDHHS to offer help at multi-service centers, WIC clinics

All Houston Department of Health and Human Services multi-service centers will open Saturday. September 3 to begin serving as information and referral resources for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Also, four Women, Infant and Children (WIC) clinics will also open Saturday. At the multi-service centers, HDHHS staff will help evacuees fill out applications for food stamps and FEMA and Social Security benefits. The staff will also provide referrals to pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, shelters, churches and food pantries. The multi-service centers will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m and include:

Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
6719 W. Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77091

Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 West Gray Street
Houston, Texas 77019

Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center
4014 Market Street
Houston, Texas 77020

Sunnyside Multi-Service Center
4605 Wilmington Street
Houston, Texas 77051

Kashmere Multi-Service Center
4802 Lockwood Street
Houston, Texas 77026

Third Ward Multi-Service Center
3611 Ennis Street
Houston, Texas 77004

Magnolia Multi-Service Center
7037 Capitol Street
Houston, Texas 77011

The WIC clinics will open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to provide vouchers for nutritious foods to pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, women who have given birth in the last six months and children up to age five who have nutrition health-related problems. The WIC clinics, addresses and phone numbers are:

  • Sunnyside WIC, 4605 Wilmington, 713-732-5050
  • Hunting Bayou WIC, 11430 I-10 E. Freeway, 713-637-2107
  • Northwest WIC, 8536 Hammerly, 713-932-1274
  • Southwest WIC, 6121 Hilcroft, 713-995-4937