Contact: Erica Raggett, President
281-382-6161 | firstname.lastname@example.org
P. O. Box 130126, Houston TX 77219
A2ndCup.com A 2ND CUP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coffee shop doing our part to fight human trafficking in our city. We provide an avenue for awareness of the issue of human trafficking in Houston and work towards the abolition of slavery in our city. We work alongside a variety of anti-trafficking organizations and movements to raise awareness, generate interest, and engage the public to take action in anti-trafficking initiatives. We will be a money-making engine to fund after-care solutions for survivors of human trafficking, including housing, mentoring, tutoring, job-skills, and other life skills necessary for reintegration into society.
A 2ND CUP operated for a year in a temporarily donated building in the Heights where we were able to begin implementing our vision. We are currently looking for a permanent home where we can make even bigger strides in the fight against human trafficking.
Contact: Kirk Craig, Executive Director
713-658-1001 | email@example.com
6401 Calhoun Rd, Houston , TX 77021
Agape is the Greek word for love in its truest form—a love that is authentic, intentional and long-lasting. At Agape Development we apply this agape approach to community development a small 24 block radius southeast of downtown. At Agape, we prepare our neighbors to become Christ-following, independent, community-minded adults. Together, we will transform our neighborhood and provide a model for authentic community development in Houston.
All of our program staff live in the neighborhood we serve. We provide year round spiritual programs for neighbors ages 5 to 25. We create employment opportunities from children’s lemonade stands to career readiness for adults. We actively partner with other neighborhood organizations to build community gardens, clean up overgrown lots, and promote economic renewal.
Contact: Syliva Bolling, Founder and Executive Director
281-449-4828 | firstname.lastname@example.org
4700 Aldine Mail Rte., Houston, TX 77039
Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. was founded in 1990 as a non-profit, grassroots organization to offer support to area youth. Aldine Y.O.U.T.H.’s mission is “to empower positive change in the lives of our youth and their families through partnerships with businesses, agencies, schools, churches and talented volunteers.” For 22 years, Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. has strived to address the gaps in needed programs and services by operating under a “one-stop shop” model.
Aldine YOUTH has now joined forces with Buckner International and is operating as the Aldine Community Transformation Center (CTC). Through this collaborative model, Aldine CTC makes available 25 services to the community. These include GED/ESL classes, after school and summer programs, a community resource center, exercise classes, computer lab/classes, food and clothes pantry, Seniors Club, teen job training, a Community Park and much more!
Contact: Shannon Scott, Program Director
713-729-5672 | email@example.com
14442 Fonmeadow Drive, Houston TX 77035
BethelsChristianAcademy.org Bethel’s Christian Academy is a Christian based Preschool for ages 18 months to PreK-5; that was birthed from the ministry of The Church at Bethel’s Family. We proudly serve southwest Houston and the surrounding areas. We are also privileged to serve grades Kindergarten – 6th Grade through our Afterschool Program. Bethel’s Christian Academy exists to provide a quality, fun, and faith-filled learning environment for all of our students. Additionally while providing peace of mind to our dedicated parents.
Contact: Jenna Farris, Executive Director
713-400-7519 | firstname.lastname@example.org
14060 Dublin Street, Houston, TX 77085
Casa El Buen Samaritano is a nonprofit organization that operates a free clinic in southwest Houston for those in need. Its mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ while providing whole-person—body, soul, spirit—healthcare to the low-income and uninsured population in our communities. All services are free of charge, including laboratory testing and medications from the clinic’s pharmacy.
In addition to general medical care, Casa El Buen Samaritano conducts a number of special programs such as nutrition classes, mammogram screenings, and holiday events for children and families. Spiritual ministry is an integrated part of the work of Casa El Buen Samaritano. Patients hear a one-on-one gospel presentation after their medical visit, and the ministry team works to promote discipleship through home Bible studies and other follow up initiatives.
Contact: Andy Benton, Executive Director
713-255-2945 | email@example.com
9560 Longpoint Rd., Houston, TX 77055
Cornerstone Family Ministries is a multi-cultural, faith-based, non-profit organization located in the heart of the Spring Branch community. Cornerstone Family Ministries believes in the importance of community and the fact that when parents do well, children do well. Cornerstone is committed to changing the environment in these neighborhoods so families can connect to economic opportunity, social networks, and trustworthy services and supports.
Cornerstone Family Ministries had its origins 21 years ago as an outreach program of Spring Branch Community Church to the children of the Cornerstone Chase apartment complex next door. Today, CFM is an independent 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization serving the families of North Spring Branch with youth and adult Bible studies, sports, educational tutoring, mentoring, summer camp scholarships, and other opportunities. CFM’s mission is to help families reconnect with the Church, the community, and one another, lifting spiritual darkness, breaking cycles of poverty, and healing relationships.
We specifically target families living in 13 local low-income apartment complexes within a 5-mile radius of New Community Baptist Church, 9560 Long Point, where we operate. It is our purpose to be the hands and feet of Christ to the people we serve.
Contact: Mike Malkemes, Executive Director
281-627-1837 | firstname.lastname@example.org
3306 Dennis St., Houston, TX 77004, Third Ward
Generation One is a community transformation ministry that uses education, volunteers, and employment to create hope and transformation in the Third Ward. Ministries include a Generation One Academy, a private Christian school for pre-school to 5th grade, screen printing and sewing and embroidery businesses that employ young people and lot clean up and home repair projects performed by over 8,000 volunteers a year.
Contact: Debbie Rippstein, Executive Director
713-988-9757 | email@example.com
7511 Wanda Lane, Houston, 77074; Near U.S. 59 and Fondren
1617 Elmview, Houston, 77080; Spring Branch
Gracewood is not a shelter. It is a residential program for highly motivated single mothers and their children. At Gracewood, moms find stability and the opportunity to regain financial independence. Since 2001, Gracewood has been providing a safe haven to these families in times of crisis.
In addition to providing the basic needs of shelter, food and clothing. Gracewood provides a faith-based community with employment resources, money management programs, family and individual counseling, referral to beneficial community resources and post-residential assistance. A program coordinator and residential family life coordinators tailor a plan of service to fit each family’s individual needs and goals. Focus is placed on discovering and correcting the challenges that led clients to their current situation so that these challenges are not repeated in the future.
The services provided at Gracewood help the motivated single mother preserve her family while locating the resources needed to survive independently.
Contact: Ginger Smith, Executive Director
713-227-0304 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fletcher Mission Center, 1913 Fletcher St., Houston, TX 77009
Gano Mission Center (Admin Offices), 1815 Gano St., Houston, TX 77009
Joy Fellowship Center, 7629 Ave. F., Houston, TX 77012 (Ship Channel area)
MissionCenters.org Mission Centers of Houston has 3 locations that serve impoverished neighborhoods. The Mission Centers serve people in these neighborhoods through various outreach, discipleship and educational programs. Ministries include: After-school tutoring, kids’ club programs for ages 4-10, preteen clubs for youth 11- 12 years old, teen clubs for youth 13-17 years old, senior adult ministry, English as a Second Language classes, food ministry, clothing ministry, partnership with Kerusso Grace Church (meets at Fletcher Mission Center), special holiday events and block parties, and missionary training.
In 2012, over 30,000 volunteer hours were recorded, 225 children and youth were ministered to each week and nearly 30,000 people received food.
Contact: Richard Hill, Executive Director
713 466-4785, ext 112 | email@example.com
10247 Algiers, Houston, TX 77041, (North Spring Branch between Beltway 8 and Hwy. 290)
The Mission of Yahweh is a Christ-centered non-profit organization that has empowered homeless women and women with children for over 50 years. We are a truly unique refuge that not only gives food, clothing and shelter, but also is committed to rehabilitating women to become self-sufficient productive members of society. Through a series of programs the Mission addresses the physical, educational, psychological and spiritual needs of each resident.
Comprehensive services such as on-site case management, job skills enhancement, G.E.D. courses, computer training, resume writing and job search assistance are provided. Additionally, the Mission offers Chapel services, a licensed child-care shelter facility, parenting classes, money management, addiction counseling, HIV education, children’s life skills classes and after school tutorials. After completing their stay in our emergency housing, residents will progress into either our transitional housing or permanent housing offered by someone else.
It is important to note that we also place an emphasis on preventing homelessness through our community outreach program that offers food, clothing and school supplies to families living within our area.
Contact: Barbara Irving, Executive Director
713-319-6454 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical location: 9898 Bissonnet Street, Suite 315, Houston, TX 77036
Mailing Address: 3350 Highway 6 South, Suite 146, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Light of Faith Ministries: Project LIFT founded in 2005 is a faith based organization making a difference in the lives of residents in communities across Southwest Houston and Fort Bend Counties. Project LIFT is the cornerstone of the ministry providing programs and services that not only meet basic human needs but providing a Christ-centered approach to empower individuals and families today for a better tomorrow. Case managers listen to clients and work with them to help them attain their hopes and dreams, but not do it for them. Through partnerships with affordable housing developers, management, owners, and agencies, individuals and families at risk of homelessness are stabilized and homelessness prevented.
Services include: Veterans Housing and Supportive services, First Time Homebuyer Counseling, Down Payment Assistance Programs, Homebuyer Education, Financial Literacy, Housing Choice Voucher Program, and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling. In addition supportive services include: food, clothing, emergency rent and utility assistance, ESL classes, computer lab, jobs skills training and assistance, after school homework help, summer youth employment, Bible studies and disaster recovery assistance.
Contact: Cynthia Wenz, Executive Director
713-780-0030 | email@example.com
6009 Richmond Ave., Suite 130, Houston, TX 77057
The Source for Women is Houston’s premier pregnancy medical clinic (PMC) that offers life-affirming holistic reproductive care. Our mission is to be a First Responder for Life; to embrace, equip and empower every abortion-vulnerable woman to make healthy choices.
The full-suite of holistic reproductive services we provide includes well-woman care, STD/STI testing and treatment, pregnancy tests, ultrasound exams, program counseling, spiritual mentorship, 4Real Training education classes, material assistance, post-abortion recovery, and access to our network of over 280 vetted Referral Partners when a client’s needs fall outside our scope of services.
With clinics in the Galleria area, Northeast Houston and Spring Branch, The Source is expanding to seven clinics to serve greater Houston, and has plans for 22 clinics statewide. To join our mission for Life and increase access to life-affirming, holistic care in our community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Sandy Schultz, President/CEO
713-984-9611 | email@example.com
10120 Northwest Freeway, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77092
The WorkFaith Connection is a Christ-centered non-profit organization helping people begin new and productive lives through successful employment. The program aims to empower people to provide for themselves and theirfamilies emotionally, spiritually, and financially. The WorkFaith Connection provides training and assistance to adults who currently find themselves in financially disadvantaged situations; individuals who may be transitioning out of homelessness, prison, addiction, or unstable life patterns.
While offering hope and opportunities to its Members, The WorkFaith Connection also provides employers with a workforce that is positioned to bring commitment, gratitude, and a strong work ethic to the workplace. The WorkFaith Connection has partnered with many other faith-based organizations across the city to provide ongoing support for the graduates of their programs.
The WorkFaith Connection has been serving the greater Houston community since 2007 and has two locations, one near 610 & 290 and one near the museum district.
To become involved as a volunteer, employer or to refer a client for our services, please contact Don Ruppenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org.