HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Even in a city like Houston, named America’s Most Diverse City in 2021, we know inequality still exists.
As part of Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month, ABC13 Houston and ABC Owned Television Stations connect viewers with resources that serve the needs of our Hispanic and Latin American communities.
Where to get help in Houston
Racial Equity Institute: An alliance of trainers, organizers and institutional leaders who are dedicated to creating racial organizations and systems.
Career, Housing & Assets
Association for Latino Professionals of America-Houston: ALPFA empowers and develops Latino men and women as characterful leaders for the nation in every sector of the global economy.
BakerRipley: BakerRipley connects low income families and individuals with opportunities to help them achieve the life they envisioned. Provides access to rental and utility services, education, job and career development, immigration and citizenship services, senior services, free tax assistance, disaster recovery and more.
Goodwill Industries of Houston: We educate, train, and hire people with job barriers to help them thrive. We connect people, families and communities to improve lives and meet the labor needs of today and tomorrow.
Houston Harris County Emergency Rent Aid Program: The fund is managed by Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic Charities and Baker Ripley and provides $ 159 million in rental and utility assistance to families in need.
Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce serves as a catalyst for business opportunity and growth by creating business opportunities for its members and corporate partners through its strong network of local, national and international partnerships.
Houston Housing Authority: The Houston Housing Authority provides affordable housing and services to more than 58,000 low-income Houston residents, including over 17,000 families housed under the Housing Choice Voucher program, and an additional 5,700 in 25 public housing and tax credit projects across the city . HHA also manages the country’s third largest voucher program, exclusively serving homeless veterans.
Latin Women’s Initiative: Latin Women’s Initiative aims to improve the lives of Latin American women and children by providing financial and volunteer support through local nonprofits.
Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation: Provides homeowner home buyers and repeaters in Houston, Galveston, and Beaumont, Texas, grants for home down payment. TSAHC programs target the housing needs of low-income families and other underserved populations in Texas.
Workforce Solutions: The Gulf Coast Workforce Board and its operating subsidiary Workforce Solutions are the public personnel system in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region of Texas. The board helps employers meet their staffing needs and individuals build careers so that both can compete in the global economy.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by sending HOME at 741741. You can contact Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (US) or 877-330-6366 (Canada) and The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386.
Hispanic Health Coalition: Promotes healthy lifestyles in Houston’s Hispanic and Latin American communities, especially those with limited access to resources and information. We continuously work to eliminate health inequalities and improve health literacy in these communities.
Hope Clinic: Offers health services to everyone, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. The HOPE Clinic particularly cares for uninsured, underinsured, people with limited English skills and patients with low incomes. Offers services in 30 different languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Burmese, Arabic, and Spanish.
Houston Food Bank: America’s largest retail food bank leads famine relief in 18 counties in southeast Texas. The Houston Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to those in need through a network of 1,500 community partners.
Kids Meals Inc: Our mission is to end childhood hunger by delivering free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungry preschoolers and working together to provide resources to their families to end the cycle of poverty.
Legacy Community Health: Provides adult primary care, pediatrics, dental care, visual aids, behavioral health services, obstetrics / gynecology and maternity, vaccinations and vaccinations, health promotion and outreach, wellness and nutrition, and comprehensive HIV / AIDS care on a slide scale.
Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston Counties: Interfaith Ministries’ program provides home-delivered meals to approximately 4,900 seniors and disabled adults in five counties. The program also provides weekend meals and a week’s breakfast for about a quarter of our most fragile and isolated customers.
Prevention Park Health Center: Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of quality, affordable health care and the largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can visit us at any time for your health care.
Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans: AAMA has empowered men, women, and children to achieve their dreams and inspired community leaders through its schools, counseling and prevention services, career counseling, and after-school offerings.
Community Family Centers: Serves low-income families in the impoverished Greater East End of Houston. CFC works on its mission by providing a safe and nurturing environment for children and adults to learn, strengthening community partnerships, and promoting cultural understanding and community empowerment.
Houston Hispanic Forum: Enables and inspires the success of the large and growing Hispanic community in the greater Houston area, thereby empowering the entire community.
Latinos for Education – Greater Houston: Develops, connects and places key Latino leaders in the education sector.
Immigration & Police
FIEL Houston: FIEL is an immigrant-led civil rights organization that advocates fair laws for immigrant youth, their families, access to higher education for all regardless of immigrant status, and access to justice for the community.
Houston Peace & Justice Center: HPJC serves as a center of action for peace and justice efforts. We provide peace education, activism training, and collaboration resources for individuals, families, and organizations across the Houston area to build a just, nonviolent community.
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