Families in Transition Referral Guide
Galena Park I.S.D. Homeless Liaison
Program Director of Student Support Services
Texas Homeless Education Office
Federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas Law
Did you know, the federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas state law guarantee that you can enroll in school if you live in a shelter, motel, in a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss, in an abandoned building, a car, etc.
If you live in one of these temporary arrangements because of loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason, you can continue to attend your school of origin or enroll in the school your temporary address is zone to, even if you are unable to produce records normally required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, medical records, proof of residency, or other documentation.
Student Support Referral
Children’s Protective Services (CPS):
Department of Family and Protective Services
Location: 2525 Murworth, Houston 77054
Report allegations of abuse and neglect:
Children’s health insurance
North Channel Assistance Ministries:
Address:1383 Bonham 77015.
Food, clothing, and referral services.
Harris County Social Services
Address: 9418 Jensen, Houston 77093 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
Emergency assistance with rent, utilities, emergency shelter, nursing homes, indigent burial, medical transportation, prescription assistance for seniors, Adults with Disabilities Program, and veteran services.
Texas Information and Referral
Emergency Food/Shelter Program (United Way)
Gulf Coast Community Services Association
Address: 9320 Kirby Dr. Houston 77054
Food pantry, rental & utility assistance.
WIC State Program
Job Placement Assistance.
Texas Health & Human Services of Houston
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
Bay Area Homeless Services
Shelter Intake: 281-837-1654
Address: 3406 Wisconsin, Baytown 77520
Housing Authority of Houston Information Line
Address: 2640 Fountainview, Suite 230, Houston 77057
Call to ask about required documentation:
713-260-0701 Low cost apartment and housing for families and the elderly.
S.E.A.R.C.H. Resource Center
Address: 2505 Fannin, Houston 77002
Full facility day shelter, Mon – Fri only.
Star of Hope Women & Family Shelter
*Headquarters 6897 Ardmore, Houston 77054
Address: 3811 Allen Genoa Rd, Pasadena 77504
Emergency shelter for one month for 100 women and children who are battered or homeless.
All services are free.
Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC)
Main Number: 713-528-6798
Address: 1010 Waugh, 77019 Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat. 8:30am-5:30pm
Domestic Violence/Family Violence Hotline: 713-528-2121
Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis:
Shelter and counseling services for domestic & sexual violence survivors and their children.
Free walk-in counseling every Tuesday 1:30-7:00pm.
Address: 2900 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 526-4611
Supportive Counseling, refugees and immigrant related issues, & veteran services