NEST: LGBTQ YOUTH RESOURCE GUIDE

Youth Resource Guide

Original Information Source: http://www.theotx.org/resource/1220-2/

Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Houston: 713.529.3211          
Teenlink Houston: Teenline 713.529.TEEN          
United Way Help Line: 211                                                                                                      
City of Houston: 311 

National Runaway Hotline: 1-800-621-4000 

AIDS Foundation Houston, 6260 Westpark Dr., 77057
Phone: 713.623.6796
Ages: 18 and older
Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm (By appointment only)
Services: housing for HIV+ youth ages 18-24, free HIV/STI testing and counseling, housing for HIV + women and families, food pantry for HIV+ individuals

Baylor Teen Clinics, Various Locations; call or go online for more information
Phone: 713.873.3601 (Ben Taub Clinic, 1504 Taub Loop 77030)
Web: www.teenhealthclinic.org
Ages: 13-23
Hours: Mon – Thurs 8am-6:30pm
Services: counseling, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, birth control, HIV/AIDS & STI testing & education, OB/GYN services

Beacon (Cathedral Health Ministries), 1212 Prairie Street 77002
Phone: 713.220.9737
Web: www.chomhouston.org
Ages: all; 17 & younger accompanied by an adult
Hours: Thurs–Mon7am–3pm
Services: Hot meals, clothing, shower, laundry, case management, counseling
 
Bread of Life, 1703 Gray St. 77003
Phone: 713.650.0595
Web: www.breadoflifeinc.org
Ages: 18 & older
Hours: Daybreak Shelter Mon – Fri 6am; Breakfast Mon – fri 6:30am, Sat. 8am, Lunch Sun. 12pm
Services: food, laundry, shower, hygiene supplies, Job development placement, Life skills training, HIV testing
 
Community Voice Mail, 600 Jefferson St., Suite 2050, 77002
Phone: 832.531.6008
Ages: All
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm
Services: referral to a participating CVM service provider
 
Crossroads at Park Place, Servants of Christ UMC, 3827 Broadway 77017
Phone: 713.454.6480
Web: www.servantsnow.org/SERVE
Ages: All
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 7am-12:30pm
Services: breakfast and lunch, clothing, showers, haircuts, laundry, hygiene kits, access to computers, community referralsNational Runaway Hotline: 1-800-621-4000
 
Disability Rights Texas, 1500 McGowen, Suite 1 77004
Phone: 713.974.7691; intake line 1.800.252.9108
Ages: All
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm
Services: legal advocacy for people with disabilities, including foster children and young adults
 
Emergency Aid Food Coalition, 5401 Fannin 77004
Phone: 713.528.3663
Web: www.eachouston.org/clients.html
Ages: 18 & older
Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 1pm (arrive by 8:15 for intake interview) all services; Lunch Program Mon - Fri 11am - 1pm & Sundays 12pm - 1pm Services: sack lunch, groceries (must have ID & residency); clothing (must have ID)
 
Goodwill Job Connection, 2520 Brun St., Room 101 77019
Phone: 713.590.3123
Web: www.goodwillhouston.org/jobs/
Ages: 18 and older
Hours: Mon – Fri 8am-4:30pm
Services: job search assistance, resume prep and interview skills, computer lab and phones for job seeking, financial coaching, referrals
 
Hatch Youth, 401 Branard, Room 101 77006
Phone: 713.529.3590
Web: www.hatchyouth.org
Ages: 13 – 20
Hours: Tues: 5 - 9 pm; Fri: 7 - 10 pm & Sun: 6 - 9 pm
Services: mentoring/peer support, assistance in obtaining IDs, college/ vocational application assistance, life skills training, tutoring, scholarship application assistance, prevention education, youth support, crisis counseling, computer/internet access, suicide prevention, youth programs/activities, HIV testing.
 
Health Care for the Homeless Houston,
Site #1: 2505 Fannin 77002
Phone: 713.276.3073
Web: www.homeless-healthcare.org
Ages: 18 and older; minors must be accompanied by an adult
Hours: Mon - Thurs: 8 – 5; Fri: 8 - noon
Services: medical care, dental care, psychiatric care
Site#2: 1212 Prairie, 77002
Phone: 713.220.9730
Ages: 18 and older; minors must be accompanied by an adult
Hours: Mon&Wed8–5;Tues8–5(women and children only); Fri & Sat 8 – noon; Sun: 9 – 1
Services: medical care
 
Houston Area Community Services, 2150 West 18th Street, Suite 300 77008
Phone: General: 713.426.0027;Housing 832.384.1430
Ages: 18 – 24 (Youth housing); 18 & up for medical services
Hours: Mon - Thurs 9am - 6pm; Friday 8am - 5pm
Services: medical care, behavioral health, bus/Metro cards, case management, furniture donations/vouchers, housing
 
Houston Volunteer Lawyers, 712 Fannin, Suite 2700 77002
Phone: 713.228.0735
Web: www.makejusticehappen.org/get-help
Ages: 17 & younger
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Services: legal services for emancipation only.
 
Kinder Emergency Shelter, 6300 Chimney Rock Road 77081
Phone: 713. 295.2500 (staffed 16 hrs/day)
Web: www.hc-ps.org/shelter_p3b.htm
Ages: 12 - 17
Services: Not a drop-in center. Emergency shelter and support services. Youth must be referred by CPS, Probation, TRIAD, YMCA International, Community Youth Services
 
Legacy Community Health Services, 1415 California St. 77006 (Main Campus; other locations available are Southwest, Baker-Ripley, Lyons, San Jacinto, Baytown, South Park, North Street, and Calder Avenue; Call for information),
Phone: 832.548.5100
Web: www.legacycommunityhealth.org
Ages: 18 and older
Hours: Mon-Wed 8am-6:30pm; Thurs-Fri 8am- 5pm (Montrose campus; call for hours at other locations)
Services: adult primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN & maternity, dental care, vision services, Pediatrics, behavioral health, HIV/AIDS & STI screening and treatment, transgender specialty care, vaccination and immunization
 
The Montrose Center, 401 Branard, 2nd Floor 77006
Phone: 713.529.0037713.529.3211 hotline
Ages: All; see specific services
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm
Services: counseling, HIV/TB testing, prevention education, assistance with obtaining IDs, case management, food stamp applications, crisis counseling, computer/internet access, hotline/ help line, sexual assault support, substance abuse-outpatient (17 & older), domestic violence shelter (18 & older)
 
Montrose Grace Place at Grace Lutheran Church, 2515 Waugh Drive 77006
Phone: 713.528.3269
Web: www.gracelutheran-houston.org/p/grace- place.html
Ages: 13 – 21
Hours: Thurs: 6 pm - 10 pm
Services: home cooked dinners, creative activities, clothing and toiletries closet
 
Open Gate Homeless Ministry at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold Street 77006
Phone: 713.526.1017
Web: www.beringumc.org/open-gate-homeless-ministry-2/
Ages: 18 – 24
Hours: Sundays 12:30pm-3:30pm (Hawthorne Dinner)
Services: college/vocational application assistance, job skills training, life skills training, mentoring/peer support, backpack program, weekly family style dinner, computer access, hygiene items, referrals
 
Out for Education P.O. Box 667010 Houston, TX 77266
Web: outforeducation.org/
Ages: 17 - 25
Services: scholarships (GPA at least 2.75)
 
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
Site 1
: 4600 Gulf Freeway 77023
Phone: 713.522.3976
Webwww.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-gulf-coast/contact-us
Ages: All
Hours: Mon 10am-6:45pm, Tues & Weds 9am- 4:45pm, Thurs 10am-5:45pm, Fri 7:30am-3:45pm, Sat. 7am-12:45pm
Services: STI testing and treatment for males and females, including HIV, well woman exams, pap tests, birth control methods, breast exams, pregnancy testing, urinary tract infection treatment, HPV vaccine, abortion information
 
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
Site 2
: Southwest Health Center, 5800 Bellaire Blvd., Bldg 1B, Suite 120, 77081
Phone: 713.541.5372
Ages: All
Hours: Mon 8:30am-4:30pm, Tues 10am-7pm, Weds-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm, Sat. 8am-1pm
Services: STI testing and treatment for males and females, including HIV, well woman exams, pap tests, birth control methods, breast exams, pregnancy testing, urinary tract infection treatment, HPV vaccine, abortion information
 
SEARCH Resource Center, 2505 Fannin 77002
Phone: 713.739.7752
Web: www.searchhomeless.org
Ages: All
Hours: By Appointment Only Mon – Thurs 8am – 3 pm (Arrive by 7am); Fri 7:30 - noon
Services: meals, showers, laundry , mailing address, clothing, referrals, employment services, stabilization services, Harris Health System card applications, food stamp applications
 
Texas Workforce: WF SOLUTIONS- DOWNTOWN 500 McKinney St 77002
Phone: 832.393.1313
Webwww.twc.state.tx.us
Ages: Varies by program; call for info
Hours: Mon-Tue 2pm-4pm, Weds – Thurs 10am- 12pm
Services: employment and training services, access to childcare, also a Community Voice Mail provider
 
SER Jobs for Progress, 201 Broadway Street 77012
Phone: 713.773.6000
Web: www.serhouston.org
Ages: All; 18 - 24 for YouthBuild Program, 14-24 for other youth services
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Services: college/vocational application assistance, GED attainment, job placement, job skills training, life skills training, mentoring/ peersupport,scholarships/financialaid,youth internships
 
Stand Up for Kids at The Haven Center, 1827 W. Alabama St. 77098
Phone: 713.528.5819
Web: church.ststephenshouston.org/
Ages: 18-21
Hours: Tuesdays 6:30pm (Street Outreach); Fridays 6:30pm-8:30pm (Drop In Center)
Services: food, hygiene items, backpacks, rent assistance, referrals

connect

get updates