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Social Services

In trying times many turn to The Salvation Army for assistance in paying their utility bills and rent. During Christmas, thousands of children and seniors in our community sign up for our Angel Tree Christmas assistance program to receive Christmas gifts.

Providing social services is an important part of The Salvation Army’s mission to meet human needs without discrimination. These services are provided free of charge to those who qualify based on their income and individual needs. As a leader in offering community assistance, The Salvation Army works closely with our partner organizations to ensure all of our clients’ necessities are met.

Downtown Office

The "quick response" arm of The Salvation Army, provides temporary emergency assistance to individuals and families. Provides rent, mortgage, water bill, food and clothing assistance to qualified adults, as well as referrals to other collaborating agencies. Please call for requirements to qualify for assistance.

2208 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 658-9205

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 4 pm

Gerald Eckert, Social Services Director


Young Adult Resource Center (YARC)

YARC connects homeless young adults, ages 18 to 25, to housing and other mainstream supports while providing respite, emergency meals, job coaching, recovery coaching, and non-traditional educational support, tutoring and reengagement.

2202 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: (713) 658-9205

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 3 pm

Fort Bend County

This satellite office of The Salvation Army Social Service Department provides short-term emergency assistance with basic needs such as rent, food, water bill, clothes, etc. to residents of Fort Bend County.

12300 Parc Crest Drive
Stafford, TX 77477
Phone: (281) 207-2500
Fax: (281) 207-2301

Hours of Operations:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm


Program partially funded by Harris County Community Services Department, and the City of Houston Housing and Community Development through the Child Care Council of Greater Houston, Inc.

Information on assistance provided by other agencies:

Agency Help List: A list of agencies and the type of assistance that they offer. Please make sure to call first.

Help Card: A resource guide for all homeless individuals and families on the street.

All of the following programs help homeless people directly.

Shelter List: A list of homeless shelters for youth, men, women and families, includes phone numbers and addresses.