Families in Transition

Galena Park ISD Homeless Liaison
Coordinator of Student Support and Health Services

Seretha Augustine

Valuable Resources

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.


Children’s Protective Services (CPS):
Department of Family and Protective Services
Location: 2525 Murworth, Houston 77054
Report allegations of abuse and neglect:
Call: 800-252-5400


CHIP (TexCare) 
Phone: 877-543-7669 
Children’s health insurance

North Channel Assistance Ministries:
Address:1383 Bonham 77015.
Food, clothing, and referral services.

Gulf Coast Community Services Association 
Phone: 713-393-4700 
Address: 9320 Kirby Dr. Houston 77054
Assistance with food, mortgage, rent, and clothing. Also GED and ESL classes.

Harris County Social Services 
Phone: 713-696-7900 
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 
Phone: 713-957-4357 
Emergency Food/Shelter Program (United Way)
Hotline: 211

Gulf Coast Community Services Association 
Phone: 713-393-4700
Address: 9320 Kirby Dr. Houston 77054
Food pantry, rental & utility assistance.

WIC State Program 

Workforce Solutions 
Job Placement Assistance.

Texas Health & Human Services of Houston
Phone: 713-767-2095
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 
Phone: 713-260-0600  
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 
Phone: 713-739-7752 
Address: 2505 Fannin, Houston 77002 
Full facility day shelter, Mon – Fri only.

Star of Hope Women & Family Shelter 713-748-0700
*Headquarters 6897 Ardmore, Houston 77054

The Bridge 713-472-0753  
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.

Betty’s Haven www.northchannelcoalition.org
Phone: 281-457-6775 
Address: 13837 Bonham St., Houston 77015
Shelter for abused women and children.

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 Hotline713-528-2121

Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis: 713-528-7273 
Shelter and counseling services for domestic & sexual violence survivors and their children.
Free walk-in counseling every Tuesday 1:30-7:00pm.

Catholic Charity 
Address: 2900 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 526-4611
Supportive Counseling, refugees and immigrant related issues, & veteran services