• Here you will find SEL, Social Services, COVID-19 and Community related information and resources. This page will be updated weekly to help support East Early College High School families and the East Area Community. Please click on the BLUE LINKS for additional information. 

  • AMMA - Lawn Care for seniors and persons with disabilities 

    Free lawn care service is available to seniors and people with disabilities who can no longer maintain their front lawn.

    Residents of Fifth Ward, Kashmere Gardens, and Near Northside areas are eligible.

    Please call 832-393-6624 to join the program with the City of Houston.

    Lawn Care


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  • Urban Harvest Mobile Markets - Double-Up your SNAP benefits 

    Urban Harvest Double Up Flyer

    $5 OFF

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  • Rebuilding Together Houston is offering free home repairs in Magnolia Park-Manchester, as part of their East End Community Revitalization program. Click Here for Flyer

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  • SER Jobs - GED Classes 

    Hands-on learning, real-world opportunityfor young adults ages 16 to 24 in Houston

    Take classes to earn your GED in 4 months 

    For more info Click Here

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  • Baker Ripley Food Fairs 

    Food Fairs

    Food Fairs

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  • AMMA - Work & Learn Center: PAID TRAINING 

    16-24 years olds who are not currently in
    school or working full time may apply at: Link to Apply

    Click here for flyer

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    HCC Southeast Campus

    6815 Rustic Street

    Houston, TX 77087

    Hours: M-Fri, 8am-3pm. No appointments required


    Magnolia Multi-Service Center

    7037 Capitol Street

    Houston, TX 77011

    Hours: Wed. Fri., Sat., 8am-4pm

    Tues/Thurs, 10am-6pm. No appointments required

    For other locations and more information click here: Houston Health Department COVID-19 Testing


    COVID-19 In-Home Health Testing

    Click for more information


    El Centro de Corazon

    Apppointment required: call 713-660-1880

    COVID-19 Testing Flyer

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    Free vaccines Monday - Friday from 8am to 3pm

    Leonel Castillo Community Center 

    2101 South St. 

    Houston, TX 77009

    Get Vaccinated!

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  • El Centro de Corazon


    Trusted. Compassionate. Bilingual. No waiting in your car. Receive your COVID-19 vaccine at El Centro by visiting elcentrodecorazon.org/covid19vaccine or by calling 713-660-1880 ext. 2160

    Fuente confiable. Compasivo. Bilingüe. No es necesario hacer fila en su coche. Regístrese hoy para recibir su vacuna COVID-19 en El Centro. Visite elcentrodecorazon.org/covid19vaccine o llame al 713-660-1880 ext. 2160EC Vaccine

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  • Houston Methodist 

    COVID-19 Heart Study

    Have you recovered from COVID-19
    and are interested in having your
    heart checked?
    You may be eligible to participate in a
    surveillance study and receive a free
    cardiac MRI and Holter monitoring.

    COVID-19 Heart Study Flyer

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  • Catholic Charities 

    Catholic Charities Disaster Operations - Offers assistance after crisis situations. Can help with a variety of needs based on available resources.


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  • Harris County Area Agency on Aging 

    Harris County Area Agency on Aging- service for those 65+. Counselors are available to connect older adults to services based on their eligibility.

    *Can also assist with applying for Medicare Extra Help and QMB. 

    Call 832-393-4301 for immediate assistance.


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  • Rebuilding Together Houston

    Program: Rebuilding Together Houston provides free repair and renovation programs for elderly low-income, disabled and service-veteran homeowners in need.

    Serving those 18+ who are low income, veterans, over 60 years of age, those with disabilities and those who care for minors with disabilities.

    call 713-659-2511 or visit their website: https://www.rebuildinghouston.org/

    Address: PO Box 15315, Houston, TX 77220

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  • Texas Department of Insurance 


    • Insurance Claims


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  •  National Disaster Distress Helpline


    • Mental Health Resources


      • National Disaster Distress Helpline: Call or text toll-free 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor for multilingual, and confidential crisis support service. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.
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  • CrowdSource Rescue

    CrowdSource Rescue is an organization that is actively gathering self referrals from patients at this time for immediate assistance. Specifically, someone can request for water to be delivered, to be rescued from their home, or have food delivered to them. To register for assistance, follow this link https://crowdsourcerescue.com/

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  • Additional Resources for Harris County Residents 



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  • Emergency AID 

    Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.govor by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.

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  • The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

    The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has received approximately $1.3 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance funds from the newly passed Coronavirus Relief Bill Rental Assistance Program. TDHCA is using the funds to help Texas renters pay rent and utility bills (including past-due rent and utilities).


    TDHCA’s Texas Rent Relief program website and phone systems are up and running and ready to answer questions. TDHCA is accepting applications from landlords and tenants.


    ·    Learn more and apply online at TexasRentRelief.com.

    ·    Learn more and apply by phone at 833-9TX-RENT / 833-989-7368.

    ·    Learn more and register for a live Texas Rent Relief Program webinar.

    ·    To view the February 12 recorded webinar click here.

    ·    To view the program Q&A click here.

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    FEMA has announced emergency aid to Texas for local recovery efforts. Apply now HERE

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  • Baker Ripley 

    Free Tax Preparation

    Baker Ripley Tax Center Flyer

    • The Baker Ripley Neighborhood Tax Centers are now offering virtual tax preparation. They are also offering in person preparation at one of their 11 locations by appointment only. In order to keep everyone safe,  social distancing and masks are required. All information on how to sign up can be found here: www.freetaxcenters.org 
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  • The Center for Behavioral Science Methods 

    Looking for students ages 12–18 to help test question wording on a national survey about school-related topics. Interviews will be one hour and will take place by computer and phone. Students under age 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to participate. We will provide a thank you of $25 to each student who participates in the study, plus $25 to the parent or guardian who assists with setting up the interview (federal employees are not eligible to receive the $25).  

    We need students ages 12–18 who meet any of the following criteria: 

    • Enrolled in a public or private middle or high school. 
    • Attended school in person this school year. 
    • Attended school virtually this school year. 
    • Homeschooled in grades equivalent to 6–12 instead of attending a public or private school. 
    • Had an experience in school they consider to be bullying this school year.

    To see if your child is eligible for the study, please complete a short questionnaire at https://research.rm.census.gov/jfe/form/SV_4VCoP7uGqIlYUf3, or contact Kevin at 301-763-4979 or csm.participate@census.gov for further information. Please mention the code SCHOOL when you call or email. 

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  • Were you directly or indirectly impacted by Hurican Harvey? 

    Train for FREE in Carpentry and Electricity 

    Sign up Home Builders Institute Flyer now: www.capitalideahouston.org/hbi
    Bernice Langdon (Gulfton)
    Ramona Edwards (Acres Homes)


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  • Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council


    has informaiton on mental health conditions, hotline numbers, social services, resources and more. 

    MentalHealthTX.org Flyer English

    MentalHealthTX.org Flyer Spanish

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  • The City of Houston 

    Computer Access Program 

    The City of Houston is providing CARES Act Funding to get computers into the hands of low-income Houston residents who need them the most.

    Computer Access Program Flyer

    Computer Access Program Link

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  • Houston Health Department

    "Let's Beat COVID-19: Health, Education, and Support Services (HESS)"

    HESS Program Features: Helpline, COVID-19 Coping ToolKits, Parent Connect, Student Connect, Support Services 

    Let's Beat COVID-19 Flyer English

    Let's Beat COVID-19 Spanish

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  • YMCA of Greater Houston 

    Does your child need care after school hours? 

    Click on the blue link below for additional information 

    YMCA After School Site Listing

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  • The Meadow Center for Preventing Educational Risk 

    Motivating Children to do their homework: Parent's Guide 

    Parent HomeworkGuide.pdf

    Parent HomeworkGuide Spanish.pdf

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  • Public Utility Commission of Texas 

    Am I Eligible? COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program

    Electricity Relief Flyer.pdf

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  • Baylor College of Medicine 

    Baylor College of Medicine and Harris Health System are offering free 6 weekly one-on-one sessions over Zoom to teach parents how to help their children cope with stress or anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    "Children in Harris County and the rest of Texas are experiencing school closures, social isolation, lack of access to usual activities, fears of infection, and increased family stress in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of these factors may negatively affect children’s mental health. How can parents help their child cope with COVID-19 related fears and uncertainties?"


    BCM Coping with COVID.pdf


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  • Methodist Children's Home

    MCH: GAP Program

    Methodist Children’s Home Family Outreach’s GAP Program provides services to grandparents and other relatives who care for children in the absence of parents. Supporting families by providing in-home assessments, case management services and support groups for caregivers. The Gap Program builds on the family’s strengths and works with all family members to find solutions to the challenges of raising children in today’s complex world. Reach out to Nicole Washington, Director of Family Outreach-Houston


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  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention

    Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships

    Teen dating violence prevention model developed by CDC to stop teen dating violence before it starts. Dating Matters is an evidence-based teen dating violence prevention model that includes prevention strategies for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods. It focuses on teaching 11-14-year-olds healthy relationship skills before they start dating and reducing behaviors that increase the risk for dating violence, like substance abuse and sexual risk-taking. Visit the brochure for more information. 

    Dating Matters Brochure

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  • Texas Division of Emergency Management and DSHS

    Find a COVID-19 Testing Center Near You

    Use your zip code to find a COVID-19 testing facility near you.  Changing times may call for more testing on an as needed basis.  Find the nearest location for you and your family. 

    Find the nearest location

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  • Baker Ripley Houston

    Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

    Join in this year’s virtual Turkey Trot! The Baker Ripley Houston Turkey Trot will be virtual this year. You can pick where you want to run and when you want to run. By running in any of our race events you are supporting nearly 600,000 men, women, children and seniors earn, learn, and belong. You can sign up for a 10K, 5K, or a 1K (Kids Run).  For more information about how to participate in the Turkey Trot visit Baker Ripley Turkey Trot website.


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  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

    Thanksgiving and COVID-19

    Thanksgiving is a time for travel and family gatherings, all of which can increase the chance of spreading the COVID-19 virus.  Staying home, having a small dinner with household residents, share a virtual dinner with others, or partake in activities at home with your family.  For more information on low risk activities that can help you and your family stay safe and enjoy the holiday you can access the CDC website


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  • The Houston Food Bank

    If you need food assistance, we are here to help:

    • Call our helpline at 832-369-9390
    • Text FOOD to 855-308-2282 to find the nearest food pantry in the area.
    • Apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to help you purchase groceries and get referrals to other services such as utility assistance and rental assistance with help from our certified navigators How To Get Virtual Assistance (CAP)
      • Call the helpline at 832-369-9390
      • P-EBT/P-SNAP is a one-time benefit for families that have lost access to free or reduced-price meals because of closures related to COVID-19. Find answers to frequently asked questions here: P-SNAP FAQs
      • Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time benefit for eligible families to buy food.
      • How to apply for P-EBT: English | Spanish
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  • City of Houston Housing and Community Development - Rental Assistance Program Round 2





    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a nation-wide temporary eviction

    moratorium for certain tenants through December 31, 2020. Additionally, the Texas Supreme

    Court has issued an order in support of the CDC’s declared moratorium.


    COVID-19 Hotel Program

    Rental Assistance Program Round 2

    COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

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  • Harris County and the City City of Houston COVID-19 HOTEL PROGRAM GUIDELINES 

    Harris County and the City of Houston have partnered to offer temporary hotel rooms for people in Harris County unable to quarantine or isolate safely. The General Population Isolation and Recovery Center (GPIRC) and Homeless Medical Isolation and Recovery Center (HMIRC) are funded through Harris County and the City of Houston. During the quarantine or isolation period, temporary hotel rooms are available on a case by case basis. These hotel rooms are shelters of last resort when routine hospital case management protocols are exhausted.


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  • City of Houston & Houston Health Department

    Below you will find our helpline flyers for anyone experiencing financial, emotional and mental health issues during these very difficult times.


    Please feel free to call back Let's Beat Covid19 Helpline! Monday - Sunday, 1PM - 11PM, 713-999-9442.

    Por favor llamar a la línea de ayuda 7 días a la semana, 1PM - 11PM, 713-999-9442.



    Let's Beat COVID 19 Flyer English

    Vamos a vencer a COVID 19 Flyer en español

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  • El Centro de Corazon - Pediatric Dental Services 

    Pediatric Dentist Services

    Dental Flyer English

    Folleto dental española

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