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Alzheimer’s Association
Houston and Southwest Texas Chapter
www.alztex.org/texas
713-266-6400
2242 W. Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

Contact: Richard Elbein, CEO

The Alzheimer’s Association of Houston and Southeast Texas consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones. The organization’s mission
is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
713-706-5663
6301 Richmond
Houston, TX 77057

Contact: Daryl Hayes, Director Corporate Relations

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org/houston
713-977-7706
2400 Augusta, #175
Houston, TX 77057

Contacts: Carole Lieber, Director

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

American Heart Association
www.amerianheart.org
713-610-5000
10060 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77054

Contact: Amber Baker, Executive Director

The American Heart Association works hard to raise awareness and funds to combat death and disability from cardiovascular disease and stroke. In Houston, the AHA hold several fund-raising events each year, including the Houston Heart Ball and the Go Red for Women Luncheon.

American Red Cross
www.houstonredcross.org
713-526-8300
2700 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098

Contact: Charlie McGivern, Interim CEO

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare
for and respond to emergencies.

Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org/houston
713-942-9063
3120 Southwest Freeway, #215
Houston, TX 77098

Contact: Kim Jessup, Executive Director

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the ore than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the United States, including Houston. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education, pursuing public policy and legislation and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
www.mfah.org/bayoubend
713-639-7750
#1 Westcott Street
Houston, TX 77007

House museum and 14-acre gardens. The American decorative arts collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Open six days a week. Check our website for hours, admission and programs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston
www.bbbshouston.org
713-271-5683
6347 High Star Drive
Houston, TX 77074

Contact: Marian Davenport, President & CEO

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston is a private, non-profit organization and an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. It matches children between the ages of six and 15 with adult volunteer mentors from the community. Its mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with positive, measurable impact. Its vision is to create successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, resulting in better schools, brighter futures and stronger
communities for all.

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CanCare of Houston, Inc.
www.cancare.org
713-461-0028
9575 Katy Freeway, #428
Houston, TX 77024

Contact: Nancy Tucker, President & CEO

CanCare is a network of trained volunteers — including cancer survivors, family members of cancer survivors and medical professionals – who provide emotional support to others facing cancer. CanCare trains groups of volunteers three times a year. The 17-hour training course is broken up over three days and is designed to prepare volunteers to help others cope with the physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of their cancer experience. Following this training, volunteers may attend continuing education and support opportunities to learn more about cancer and the needs of cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Counseling. Inc.
www.cancercounseling.info
713-520-9873
4101 Greenbriar, #317
Houston, TX 77098

The mission of Cancer Counseling, Inc. is to assist cancer patients, their families and friends in coping with the emotional effects of cancer on their lives through no-cost professional counseling and community education.

CCCS of the Gulf Coast Area, Inc.
www.CCCSstl.org
713-923-2227
9009 West Loop South, #700
Houston, TX 77096

Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) agencies provide straight answers about debt management problems. The agency is a nonprofit community service organization dedicated to helping people with money problems. CCCS branches have memberships in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

Collaborative for Children
www.WeKnowChildCare.org
713-600-1100
3800 Buffalo Speedway, #300
Houston, TX 77098 

Contact: Grace Hill

Selecting quality child care is one of the most important decisions you can ever make for your child. Collaborative for Children can help guide you.

Crisis Intervention of Houston
www.crisishotline.org
713-HOTLINE
3701 Kirby Drive, #540
Houston, TX 77098

Contact: Shari Koziol, Executive Director

Crisis Intervention of Houston’s goal is to serve persons in crisis and overcome the barriers to help due to fear, isolation, abuse, physical disability, health, language, age, income, location, problem type or timing of the crisis. In 1970, Crisis Hotline was born with one phone line and a one-page list of referral agencies and a small group of volunteers were determined to provide 24-hour telephone crisis counseling and information. Both caller and volunteers were anonymous, one human being to another in a moment of need. Crisis Intervention of Houston continues to fulfill its mission to serve people in crisis by providing 24-hour telephone and web-based counseling, suicide prevention and intervention education, links to community resources and community education.

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DePelchin Center  
www.depelchin.org
713-730-2335
4950 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Contact: Curtis C. Mooney, Ph.D., President & CEO

For 117 years, DePelchin has been serving the children and families of the Houston area. The agency was founded in 1892 by Kezia Payne DePelchin to shelter orphaned children. It was originally named the Faith Home, because Mrs. DePelchin had faith in the wonderful business leaders of Houston to support her cause. Although she died within a year, the community leaders, touched by her passion and mission, became united in their determination to carry on her work. Over the years, DePelchin has expanded and adapted its programs to meet the needs of a dynamic and growing Houston. Today, services are provided in over 60 locations in Harris, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Ft. Bend and
Waller counties.

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ESCAPE Family Resource Center
www.learntoparent.org
713-942-9500
3210 Eastside Street
Houston, TX 77098

Contact: Lidya K. Osadchey, CEO

ESCAPE Family Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization dedicated to educating families in crisis to prevent child abuse and neglect before a child is hurt. The uniqueness of ESCAPE's approach is based on the family systems method whereby the entire family is involved in programs. The vital topics address stress management,
communication skills, use of appropriate discipline instead of punishment, navigating between separate households in divorce situations and high conflict family dynamics. Classes are held in more than 70 locations around the Greater Houston area and conducted in English and Spanish.

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Gifts With Heart
www.giftswithheart.org
832-524-3777

Contact: Susan Mullins, President

Gifts With Heart is a charity that provides community service opportunities and education through interactive, hands-on projects to help encourage self-confidence and create social awareness.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
www.gssjc.org
713-292-0300
3110 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098

Contact: Beth Shea, VP Communications & Develop’t

Girl Scouts is the premier leadership organization for girls serving over 65,000 girls in 26 counties in southeast Texas. If you are a Girl Scout alumnae, register at www.gssjc.org to find out about new opportunities.

Girls, Inc. of Greater Houston
www.girlsinc-houston.org
713-802-2260
1235 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008

Contact: Sandy Fitzgerald, President & CEO

Since its inception in 1996, Girls Inc. has provided programs to over 8,000 girls from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. Girls Inc. reaches out to girls whoever and wherever
they are—in rural areas and urban centers, in the classroom, on the playground and on the
playing field.

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Houston Area Women’s Center
www.hawc.org
713-528-2121
1010 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77019

Contact: Rebecca White, President & CEO

The Houston Area Women’s Center’s vision, leader-ship and action empower women to advance their roles, rights and well being. HAWC provides shelter and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and serves people without regard to age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, color or ability. HAWC educates
and informs children, youth and the community at large to prevent and eliminate the causes of domestic and sexual violence. HAWC’s services are confidential and provided free of charge.

Houston Hospice
www.houstonhospice.org
713-467-7423
1905 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

Contact: Margaret R. Caddy, Interim President & CEO

Houston Hospice provides uncompromising, compassionate end-of-life care to patients and families in our community. Through the efforts of a specially trained and highly skilled interdisciplinary team of health care professionals and volunteers, Houston Hospice patients and their families are guided through the process of illness, by receiving clinical care, psychosocial support, spiritual guidance and volunteer assistance. Houston Hospice also provides bereavement services to adults and to children (ages five to 18) in separate programs.

Houston SPCA
www.houstonspca.org
713-869-7722
900 Portway Drive
Houston, X 7024

Contact: Patricia Mercer, President

The mission of the Houston Society for the Protection of Animals is to promote respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. To accomplish this, the organization will shelter homeless animals, place animals into humane environments, promote humane education, investigate animal cruelty, rescue animals in distress and
serve as advocates for all animals.

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Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
www.imgh.org
713-533-4973
3217 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

Contact: Lady Oliver, Communications/Marketing Manager

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faiths together for dialogue, collaboration and service. The organization has four community service programs: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston, Refugee Services, Amazing Faiths Project and ReadyHouston!

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Lupus Foundation of America
www.lupustexas.org
713-529-0126
3730 Kirby, #720
Houston, TX 77098

Contact: Nicole Browning, President & CEO

The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter raises funds to provide patient services, education, public awareness and to support research. Several support groups have been formed in the local areas.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association
www.mda.org
713-522-8561
5615 Kirby Drive, #500
Houston, TX 77005

Contact: Dalia DeLeon-Martinez

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy and related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society
www.nationalmssociety.org
713-526-8967
8111 North Stadium Drive, #100
Houston, TX 77054

Contact: Deborah Pope, VP Operations

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about ms now. Local chapters encourage personal empowerment with employment counseling, family programs, volunteer opportunities and advocacy issues.

Pink Door
www.pinkdoornonprofit.org
713-899-1245
3015 Richmond
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77098 

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Planned Parenthood of Houston & SE Texas, Inc.
www.pphouston/org
713-522-6363
3601 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77004

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Planned Parenthood seeks a world in which all children are wanted and cared for, all women and men have equal rights and dignity, sexuality is expressed with honesty, equality and responsibility, and the decision to bear children is private and voluntary.

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Talento Bilingue de Houston
www.tbhcenter.org
713-222-1213
333 South Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77003

Contact: Juan Esquivel, President & CEO

Talento Bilingue de Houston offers the best of Latino cultural arts in Houston. Located in Houston's East End, TBH has a 300-seat theatre, large and small gallery, new dance studio, rehearsal room and full-service catering kitchen.

Target Hunger
www.targethunger.org
713-226-4953
2814 Quitman
Houston, TX 77024

Contact: Clara Cooper

Target Hunger is dedicated to alleviating hunger and its root causes in the heart of Houston’s inner city. Every month, more than 8,000 people receive food through Target Hunger’s 13 food pantries. Classes and programs are offered to empower clients to become self-sufficient.

The Rose
www.the-rose.org
The Rose Medical Plaza
281-484-4708
The Rose - Joan Gordon Center
713-668-2996

Contact: Dorothy Weston Gibbons, Founder & CEO

The Rose is the Houston area’s leading 501(c)(3) non-profit breast cancer organization providing mammography screening, diagnosis, early access to treatment and support to all women regardless of their ability to pay.

The Women’s Home
www.thewomenshome.org
713-521-3150
607 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006

Contact: Paula Paust, Executive Director

The mission of The Women’s Home is to help women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity, empowering them to return to society as productive, self-sufficient individuals. Today, The Home’s residential buildings include a dormitory, four transitional homes, apartments and a non-denominational chapel.

The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston
www.thewomensresource.org
713-667-4493
730 North Post Oak Road, Suite 204
Houston, TX 77024

Contact: LaTanya Flix, Executive Director

The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston helps women and children make informed decisions by providing free financial education and leadership development.

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Unity Church of North Houston
www.unitynohouston.com
281-374-7085
11735 Grant Road
Cypress, TX 77429

Contact: Reverend Shay St. John, Minister

Unity Church of North Houston is a place where spirituality is more important than religion. A place where following your heart is more meaningful than following creeds. Where god's impact is measured by personal and spiritual growth not the height of the steeple.

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YWCA
www.ywcahouston.org
713-868-9922
3220 Broadway Street
Houston, TX 77017

Contact: Diana Morales Taylor,
CEO & Executive Director

YWCA Houston is focused on mission-driven programming. As an organization, the YWCA provides services to the community, based on its mission of eliminating racism and
empowering women.

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