This page provides you with a list of resources that may be helpful in getting a fresh start.
These ministries provide assistance in different areas – emergency food/shelter assistance, child care support, employment assistance/job training. We are providing information about these organizations so that you may determine if any of them may be helpful to you and your family. We are not recommending any organization, and we are not attesting or guaranteeing that any organization will provide assistance to you. Each organization has its own standards for providing assistance.We recommend that you contact any organization that may be able to assist you. We do not contact the organizations for you.
THE WORKFAITH CONNECTION (713) 984-9611
WorkFaith Connection provides training and assistance to adults who currently find themselves in financially disadvantaged situations; connecting them to opportunities to overcome difficult backgrounds or mistakes in their past, so they can have a new, whole life and be contributing members of their community. The organization connects them to local employers with entry level positions and provide systematic follow-up for job retention and advancement. Their goal is to stabilize participants in a job with benefits, then guide them in advancing to a position where they earn more than 200% of the federal poverty rate.
GRACEWOOD (713) 988-9757
Gracewood is an independent, Christian-based ministry that assists single-parent mothers and their children through residential group care, mentoring, financial planning, teaching, counseling and referral to valuable community resources.
MEMORIAL ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES (MAM) (713) 468-4516
The purpose of Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) is to help families and individuals who find themselves in temporary crisis and in need of assistance to maintain self-sufficiency and avoid homelessness. MAM provides emergency and financial assistance and other services designed to put clients back on their feet, largely the working poor faced with immediate and critical personal and family situations. “Our mission is to assure that families have the means to meet their basic needs.”
THE SALVATION ARMY OF GREATER HOUSTON (713) 752-0677
The Salvation Army of Greater Houston’s is dedicated to enriching the lives of the people they serve, seeking to truly make a difference every day through their programs and services. Their services include six Corps/Community Centers, six residential complexes, two stand-alone social services offices, and the Upward Bound college preparation program.
GOODWILL HOUSTON (713) 692-6221
Goodwill Houston is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals, families and communities by providing training, education and job-related services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Goodwill’s Job Connection Centers serve individuals who are unemployed or underemployed and are ready, willing and able to be productive citizens in meaningful, self-fulfilling jobs.
STAR OF HOPE (713) 748-0700
Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. In 1988, Star of Hope Mission began the Transitional Living Center (TLC) to help prepare and train the homeless to become independent and re-enter the mainstream of society. Star of Hope Mission’s Transitional Living Center goes beyond emergency care by providing long-term solutions of structure, accountability and the opportunity to learn basic living skills in a comprehensive and demanding one-year program.
THE SOURCE FOR WOMEN (713) 780-0030
“The Source for Women exists to empower women to make informed choices in their lives. We seek to help you embrace life and live it significantly. We believe that all women are holistic beings with unique needs and challenges that affect their mind, body and the spiritual aspects of their lives; therefore, women should have the opportunity to receive professional therapeutic counseling to address any issues that affect their mind, body and spirit.”
AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.
Additional Legal Resources
These websites can provide additional information to you and your family about bankruptcy and debt relief on both the state and federal government level.
Bankruptcy Basics is a publication of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. It provides basic information to debtors, creditors, court personnel, the media, and the general public on different aspects of federal bankruptcy laws. It also provides individuals who may be considering bankruptcy with a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process.
DEPT. OF JUSTICE MEANS TEST
Most individual debotrs filing for bankruptcy relief are required to complete a version of the Bankruptcy Means Test form. For general assistance in filing for bankruptcy relief, the clerk of your local bankruptcy court or your local state Bar Association may have information regarding individuals or organizations offering bankruptcy related services, but only a bankruptcy attorney can give you legal advice.
The following is a list of approved credit counseling agencies by state and judicial district. To find an approved credit counseling agency near you, select your state from the drop down list and click go.
The list of forms is provided so that you for informational purposes. There are many steps in preparing and filing your bankruptcy petition. Missing any of these steps will only delay the process, cause you to start over completely, or have some debts not discharged even though they were eligible. Always contact you attorney if you’re unsure of a legal mater involving bankruptcy.
This is an Official Bankruptcy Form for determining eligibility for Chapter 7 bankruptcies. Official Bankruptcy Forms are approved by the Judicial Conference.
The official website for the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton. Resources are included here for child support, crime victims, and consumer protection.
Search legal rules, forms, organizations, programs, and services for the State of Texas here.