The auditorium is available for rental for events such as public meetings, receptions, workshops, banquets
and seminars, etc. The conference room is available for smaller meetings.
Community organization meetings
- North Division Community PIP Meeting
Fourth Thursday, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
- Acres Homes Super Neighborhood Council No. 6
Third Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m.
- The Old Acres Homes Citizens Council
First Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Willow Run/North Plaza Civic Club
First Monday, 6-7 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous provides support-group meetings for recovering substance abusers.
Avance Head Start
Monday – Friday, 7:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Avance Head Start provides early education to children of low-income families who are three to five years old by Sept. 1 of the program year. Offers integrated and interdisciplinary services that focus on the whole child as well as the family: health services, nutrition services, metal wellness services, family services, and special services for children with disabilities.
Baker Ripley Seniors' Program
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Contact: Jo Annette Shields
Provides socialization, recreation, health and nutrition education for seniors 60 and older. Meals on site are also provided.
Beat the Heat with Reliant (summer program)
June – October
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Provides water and snacks as a cooling center for individuals needing to escape high temperatures.
Career Recovery Resources, Inc.
Monday and Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
We provide an array of support activities such as workforce development, general education, counseling, case management, job readiness services, and disaster relief assistance. We aim to educate clients on the various soft skills needed in acquiring and maintaining a job and assist with acquiring employment. To that end, we partner with vocational schools, trade schools, colleges, and community colleges to help educate our clients while providing them an opportunity to gain a skill or trade.
Civic Heart Community Services Navigator Program (formerly Change Happens)
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Civic Heart Community Services Navigator Program (Affordable Care Act navigator program) ensures Texans in the Gulf Coast Region can access high-quality, affordable health coverage in the Federal Marketplace. The program provides navigator services in Harris and Fort Bend Counties.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee
By appointment only.
Acts as liaison between federal agencies and constituents of the 18th Congressional District. Assists in the resolution of constituent issues such as Veteran Affairs, Immigration and Naturalization matters.
Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network
Phone: 832-393-6700 or Enrollment form
The DAWN Center provides free diabetes self-management education and many other health related services to Houstonians in order to reduce and prevent chronic disease.
Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets
Monthly from April – October, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets provide an opportunity to purchase organic grown fruits and vegetables.
Get Moving Urban Gardens
The Get Moving Houston Urban Gardens provide hands-on experience in vegetable gardening and urban agriculture to community members and encourage the consumption of local fruits and vegetables.
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
During school year, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD provides mental health services by appointment.
Houston Financial Empowerment Center
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ana Gonzalez – Program Manager
Phone: 713-776-4700 ext. 501
The Financial Empowerment Center provides one-to-one, professional financial counseling to Houstonians at no cost to residents. It is staffed by professionally-trained financial counselors who will help individuals and families to better manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings, establish and build credit, and access safe and affordable mainstream banking products.
Whatever I have to offer, I want to offer it to this community.
— Catherine Dorsey, Community Relations Specialist at Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
Learn more about the City of Houston, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, and Regions Bank Financial Empowerment Center initiative.
Houston Food Bank Senior Food Box Program
Second Tuesday of the month, 8 -11 a.m.
The Houston Food Bank provides food assistance to seniors of age 60+, and families with children under five years of age on a monthly basis. An educational component is incorporated as one of the requirements to participate.
Houston Police Department — Acres Homes Storefront
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
L.I.F.E. Houston provides short-term infant formula and baby food on emergency basis for babies up to 12 months old.
Lift Zone (Hotspot Internet Access)
Comcast Lift Zones provide free hotspot internet access to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework.
Mayor's Assistance Office
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Functions in a customer service capacity to ensure that City of Houston services are delivered to neighborhoods. Investigates problems and quickly reports to the proper department to be solved within a reasonable period of time. Also provides support to groups involved with community development activities and works directly with civic clubs, neighborhood organizations, schools and churches. Serves as an information and referral source.
Nurse Family Partnership
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The nurse-family partnership provides home visitation services and case management to first-time mothers.
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Visit our WIC page to learn how to apply for WIC benefits, and to find all locations and hours of operation.
WIC provides nutritional education and supplemental food to promote good health for infants, children up to age five, breast feeding, and postpartum women.