Houston Health Department

Magnolia Multi-Service Center

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Magnolia Multi-Service Center Administration

7037 Capitol St.
Houston, Texas 77011
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 832-395-3380

Below are programs and services at this location:

Rental Space

Phone: 832-395-3395

Rental space available for public meetings, receptions, workshops, banquets, and seminars.

Community Garden — Come Grow with Us

Phone: 832-794-6296

The community garden program was started to show Houstonians how we can grow nutritious foods and give our neighborhoods a chance to participate in the process. Program consist of volunteers who help with planting, watering, and harvesting the community garden. Harvest is available to you and the community.

Community Relations Specialist

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 832-395-3385

The community relations specialist provides information and resource referrals to community residents who need medical, emergency food, rental and utility assistance.

Dental Services

Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, half day (hours vary)
Please call for appointment: 832-395-3408

Eligibility Assistance

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 832-395-3384

Functions as an one-stop-shop to serve anyone needing assistance with completing applications for health service programs. Eligibility for Houston Health Department Health Centers can be determined on-site. Provides application completion for Harris County Financial Assistance Program, Texas Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Healthy Texas Women program.

Houston FInancial Empowerment Center

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ana Gonzalez – Program Manager
Email: agonzalez@theAllianceTX.org
Phone: 713-776-4700 ext. 501

Noemi Flores – Financial Counselor
Email: nflores@theAllianceTX.org
Phone: 713-776-4700 ext. 405

The Financial Empowerment Center provides one-to-one, professional financial counseling to Houstonians at no cost to residents. It is staffed by professionally-trained financial counselors who will help individuals and families to better manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings, establish and build credit, and access safe and affordable mainstream banking products.

Learn more about the City of Houston, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, and Regions Bank Financial Empowerment Center initiative.

Houston Food Bank, Client Assistance Program

Monday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Houston Food Bank provides SNAP application assistance. SNAP helps people buy the food they need for good health. People also can buy garden seeds with SNAP benefits. SNAP food benefits are put on to the Lone Star Card and can be used just like a credit card at any store that accepts SNAP.


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Senior Program, BakerRipley

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Phone: 832-395-3441
Phone: 832-395-0907

The BakerRipley senior program provides daily meals, entertainment, health education classes, daily aerobics classes, transportation, and field trips for senior citizens in the community. Implements programs to meet the needs of all attending senior citizens by linking them to agencies to provide them with assistance as needed.

food pantry for seniors

Monday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (intake applications)
Phone: 281-905-7655

Target Hunger is a supplemental food program for seniors. It facilitates the effective entry, coordination and implementation of Houston’s existing educational, health and social services for underserved communities.

Mayor's Assistance Office

Monday – Friday, hours vary
Phone: 832-393-4063

The Mayor's Assistance Office functions in a customer service capacity to ensure that City of Houston services are delivered to neighborhoods. Investigates problems and quickly reports 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.

women, infants and children (wic)

Visit our WIC page to learn how to apply for WIC benefits, and find all locations and hours of operation.
Phone: 832-395-0896

WIC provides health care referrals, nutritional education, and nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and children under five who have nutrition health-related problems.