Social Services & Community Resources

[Printable PDF]: Galveston County Social Services & Community Resources
[Printable PDF]: Galveston County Social Services & Community Resources: Health and Medical

Food banks, food pantries and related services
Food stamps and vouchers
Community agencies and social service providers
Health and medical service providers
Senior services

Food banks, food pantries and related services

The Galveston County Food Bank / Gleanings From the Harvest
624 4th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 945-4232

Services provided: Client Choice Food Mart, Mobile Food distribution, and homebound nutritional pack program.

M.I. Lewis Social Service Center
215 F.M. 517 East
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 534-2043

"Offers assistance for residents within Dickinson ISD (Dickinson, Bacliff, and San Leon) boundaries. Services include emergency financial assistance, food fairs, food pantry, referrals, senior delivery, school supplies, and Thanksgiving baskets." (from website) You will need proof of residence.

Catholic Charities
Texas City Beacon of Hope Center
712 5th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 948-0405

"Provides basic needs services for people in Galveston County. Rent, Utility, Short term Case Management, Information and Referral assistance is available to individuals and families in crisis. Case manager work with individuals during this time to help them locate jobs, job training and to maintain stable housing. A client may be eligible for one-time rental assistance, or short term case management program as funding is available."

The Jesse Tree
Main Office
6801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway (behind MMC)
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 762-2233

The website has a list of food fair sites and dates. The food fairs are usually open from 8-10 a.m. The website also has an application for services to print and fill out. Other services the Jesse Tree offers include nutrition and health-related programs, technology programs, and cultural/health disparities projects.

Lighthouse Christian Ministries
800 Grand Avenue
Bacliff, TX 77518
(281) 339-3033

"Services provided: food ministries (pantry, food fairs, and other food programs), benevolence ministries (helps pay rent of utilities for families in crisis), educational services, and medical ministries. They also have a resale shop." (from website)

Mainland Children's Partnership
2000 Texas Avenue, Suite 601
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 643-8240

"The mission of the corporation is to give at-risk children and their families the best possible opportunity to break the cycle of poverty by fostering collaboration in the community and between the providers of medical, social, educational, financial assistance, and support services providers, and facilitating improved efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery within the boundaries of Texas City and La Marque Independent School Districts." (from website)

Hitchcock Family Welfare & The Sunshine Shop
6915 2nd Street
Hitchcock, TX 77563
(409) 986-5632

"Provides limited emergency financial help for food/rent/utilities. They will also refer to other agencies."

Galveston Community Action Council
Call to make an appointment.

2000 Texas Avenue
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 941-0680

4700 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 762-8418


The GCCAC assists individuals transition themselves out of poverty with services, such as financial assistance with rental and utilities, Headstart (for children), Section 8 assistance, and much more.

Christus Our Daily Bread
Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
2420 Winnie
Galveston, TX 77550
(409)765-6971

"Christus Our Daily Bread takes a holistic approach in pursuing a mission to the homeless - ministering to the needs of they body, mind, and spirit of each inidividual." (from their website)

Susan's Market
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
2000 Texas Ave Suite 601 (The Family Community Center)
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 643-8240 (Mainland Children's Partnership)

The market offers not just food, but also services like counseling, help accessing medical care, and more.

Turning Point Ministry of Hope Center
4124 Broadway
Galveston, TX 75550
(409) 497-2138

"The food pantry will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every third Saturday of the month. Offerings include backpacks of food to students, mobile food distribution centers, delivering food to homebound people, and partnering with groups like St. Vincent's House. The clients will have a choice of food to pick from, to fit their own dietary needs."

Cross Pointe Community Church Food Pantry
722 3rd Ave. N.
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 526-7444

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon. "The Cross Pointe Food Pantry provides non-perishable food supplies to those in need in our immediate area. With the difficult economic conditions we're currently experiencing, this ministry is called upon by individuals and families from all walks of life to provide needed food items that have become beyond many people's daily means."

Food stamps and vouchers

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
(409) 945-0317 (or call 2-1-1 from any Texas landline) to learn how and where to apply for food stamp benefits. Apply online through the website www.yourtexasbenefits.com. Further information is available at www.211texas.org (website does not work in Chrome).

"The SNAP food benefits help people with low incomes and resources buy the food they need for good health. Medicaid Programs provide medical benefits for eligible low-income adults, children, and families. CHIP offers a health insurance program for children.

Texas City
2000 Texas Avenue, Suite #405
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 945-0317

Dickinson
215 Tanglewood Drive
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 337-5402

Galveston
123 Rosenberg St.
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 763-0277


Community agencies and social service providers

American Red Cross Greater Houston Chapter
Texas City Office
9300 Emmett Lowery Expressway #216
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 945-7200

Services available: Disaster relief assistance to families impacted by disasters, Community disaster education, Disaster Preparedness Presentations, First Aid/CPR/AED courses, Baby Sitting Courses

The Salvation Army
Texas City Office
4210 Texas Avenue (F.M. 1765)
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 935-1190

Services: Disaster Response: "...trained to meet all kinds of emergencies by providing food, shelter, clothing. Salvation Army Disaster Radio, Food pantries: "Families and individuals...are eligible to receive food boxes...to meet their needs for several days." Rent/Utility Assistance: "For those who find themselves in the middle of an unexpected crisis, Salvation Army assistance with rent and utility bill payments may be just the thing..." Clothing and Household Goods: "For Texans in need of emergency clothing, household goods, or furniture, vouchers may be offered by one of our social service caseworkers. The vouchers can be used at one of our local thrift stores or designated retail outlets to purchase items that they need." There are also special services for seniors, people who need temporary shelter, and some programs for children.

United Way Mainland Communities
922 14th Street North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 948-4211

"UWGCM raises funds each year with the help of industrial support, local business, families and individual people. These funds are used to support programs at local nonprofits as well as to provide direct community services."

"UWGCM is actively involved in coordinating health and human services to provide maximum impact to Galveston County. We regularly conduct research to determine the greatest needs in our area and we ensure that local services are available to meet those needs." (from website)

There is a list of the organizations that UWGCM works with on their website.

Galveston County Social Services
2516 Texas Avenue, Room # 111
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 770-5803

There is a PDF with a list of community resources found in Galveston County.

Texas City Housing Authority
817 2nd Ave North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 945-4011

Provides housing assistance through HUD for Public Housing Low Rent and Section 8 Voucher Choice. Please note: You will need a picture ID when going into the office and there will be a waiting list.

Workforce Solutions
3549 Palmer Highway
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 949-9055 or (888) 469-5627

Services: job referrals, job listings, resume assistance, internet access, copier, fax, telephone, computers, resource library, computer tutorials, labor market information, job search workshops, community resources and child care, career exploration and planning, career guidance, education and training scholarships

Health and medical service providers

Coastal Health & Wellness (was 4Cs)
(409) 938-2234 or (281) 309-0255

Texas City office
9850-C Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX 77591

Galveston office
Island Community Center
4700 Broadway F100
Galveston, TX 77551


Provides primary care, counselling and dental services for Galveston County residents with or without insurance.

St. Vincent's Episcopal Clinic
2817 Alfred Houston Place
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 763-8521

"Offers free primary care to those men, women and children who might otherwise go without medical care or treatment." Services include: Routine physical/sports exams, women's wellness check-ups, mammograms and bone density analysis, HIV testing, vision screenings, diabetes health maintenance and counselling, and prescription assistance."

Call for appointments, as walk-ins are limited.

Christus St. John Medical Group Point of Light Clinic
3828 Hughes Court, Suite 207
Dickinson, TX 77539
(713)-803-1830

Services: Family medicine, flu, pneumonia and tetanus vaccinations, pediatrics (two years of age and older), well and sick visits, well adult exam, respiratory and urinary tract infections, minor injuries, screening and care for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other chronic illnesses.

"Galveston County DADS (Department of Aging and Disability) Office
(713)-692-1635
The intake office is located in Houston, but you can reach the office at this number.

Services provided: in home health care services, emergency response services, and home-delivered meal services.

Teen Health Centers

Anyone through age 21 can visit these clinics, but if you are under 18, you need a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. "Our medical services include: examination, diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic illness, immunizations, well-child exams, well-woman exams, treatment of minor injuries, physical exams including work and sport physicals. Our mental health services include care for: depression, school problems (LD and ADHD), family problems, anxiety, grief counselling, and stress management. Appointments are preferred." (from website)

(409) 766-5713 (for mental health assistance)
(409) 766-5750 (for medical services questions)

Texas City Teen Health Center
Calvin Vincent Early Childhood Center
1805 13th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 916-0720

Hitchcock Teen Health Center
Crosby Middle School
6625 F.M. 2004
Hitchcock, TX 77563
(409) 316-6556

Austin Teen Health Center
Austin Magnet School
1514 Avenue North 1/2
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 761-3516 Medical

Central Middle School Teen Health Center
3014 Sealy Avenue
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 761-6216 Medical

Tor Teen Health Center
Ball High School
4115 Avenue O, Suite 1014
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 766-5750 Medical


Galveston County Health District Immunization Clinics

Dickinson clinic
3411 Gulf Freeway
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 337-4043

Texas City clinic
9580B Emmett Lowry Expressway, Suite 104B
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 949-3459

Galveston clinic
Island Community Center
4700 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 763-7227


Clinics are for walk-ins.

"Immunization services include vaccines for children and adults at clinics throughout the county. Please be sure to bring your shot record. Adult vaccinations include tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, pneumococcal, and influenza in accordance with state and national guidelines." (from website)

Family Service Center of Galveston County

Galveston clinic
2200 Market Street, Suite 600
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 762-8636

Dickinson clinic
2401 Termini Street, Suite C
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 576-6366

"Family Service Center provides mental health services to individuals and families who have been affected by problems in living as well as traumatic life events that impact their ability to function as responsible and fully-functioning individuals, employees, parents, youth and community residents." (from website)

Gulf Coast Center
Adult Mental Health Services: (800) 643-0967
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: (877) 226-8780
Mental Retardation Services: (888) 839-3229
24-hour Crisis Hotline: (866) 729-3848
Prevention and Addiction Recovery Services: (409) 944-4440 or (281) 388-1006

Child and adolescent mental health services; intellectual and development disabilities services, substance abuse recovery.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings
211 West F.M. 646
Dickinson, Texas 77539
(409) 938-2291

"Free breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostics for women who qualify and refer eligible women that are diagnosed with cancer to Medicaid Breast and Cervical Cancer program for treatment. Also provided are clinical breast exams (CBEs), screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and other procedures, breast self-exam education at health fairs, churches, senior centers, etc., and pap smears for women who have never had an exam or not had one in more than five years."

Stark Diabetes Center and Clinic

UTMB Health Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Drive, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas 77555
(409) 772-0700

UTMB Multispecialty Center
2660 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 9
League City, TX 77573
(832) 505-2300

Endocrinology services: diabetes, lipids, metabolic syndrome, adrenal disorders, thyroid disease, hormone therapy. There is also an online form you can fill out to make an appointment.

Senior services

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
"The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free." Get started by clicking on the "Get Help Now!" button. Then click on the "Get Started" button to begin your application. Contact them with questions online under the "Contact Us" page.

Nessler Senior Center
2510 5th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
(409) 643-5877
Office Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Multipurpose Room Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday
The center will be closed for holidays, special events, scheduled outings, etc.

"The Nessler Senior Center was established in 1977 for citizens 55 years or older. As a part of a comprehensive community strategy to meet the needs of older adults, the Nessler Senior Center offers a diverse program and services Monday through Friday: dominoes, bingo, pokeno, arts & crafts, line dancing, inspirational class, Sit-N-Be Fit, monthly presentations, monthly health screenings, and special holiday/event celebrations.

Before a participant takes part in the program, a completed registration form and transportation waiver must be completed."

Lowry Center (Senior Fitness)
1900 5th Ave. N.
Texas City, TX 77590
(409)-643-5877

The Lowry Center offers a membership to senior citizens at a reduced rate. Programs offered include:

"Slow & Easy," aerobics for active seniors
8:30 a.m., Monday-Friday

"At Your Own Pace," indoor daily walking
6 a.m.-9 a.m., Monday-Friday

"Senior Citizen Water Aerobics," a low-impact water exercise class for seniors
10 a.m-11 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5 p.m-6 p.m, Tuesday, Thursday

Transportation Services
"Daily transportation is provided to and from the center to persons 55 years or older who live in Texas City, West Texas City, and La Marque who participate in the Nessler Program. It is the passenger's responsibility to notify the driver or call the main number at (409)-643-5877 by no less than 8 a.m. the morning of pickup. Transportation is also provided locally for shopping, errands, doctor's appointments, special outings, day trips, etc."

You may also call the main number for any questions you may have about any of these programs.