Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center


4014 Market St.
Houston, Texas 77020-4129


Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rental Space

Phone: 832-393-3800

Rental space available for public meetings, receptions, workshops, banquets, and seminars. Conference rooms available for smaller meetings.

ACE Fitness Program for Seniors (50+)

Second Tuesday, 5 – 7 p.m.

Beat the Heat with Reliant

June – October
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Serves as a cooling center for individuals needing to escape high temperatures.

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.

Head Start

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 713-237-0264

Harris County Head Start provides comprehensive services to low-income children ages 3-5 and their families. Prepares children for success in schools through an early learning program. Children who attend Head Start engage in various educational activities, receive free healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing in a safe setting.

Houston Police Department — Fifth Ward Storefront

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Phone: 713-238-3232

Infant Program

Monday – Friday, by appointment only
Phone: 713-970-4900

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, Infant Program provides infant stimulation to help young children who show a delay in development to reach their fullest potential by conducting home visits for parents and children.

My Brother's Keeper

Phone: 832-393-3800

My Brother's Keeper educates and trains youth in the schools to equip them with literacy tools and see that they prosper into the workforce or to higher education after high school.

Public Computer Access

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sickle Cell Association of Houston

Monday – Friday, by appointment only

The Sickle Cell Association of Houston serves as a resource and coordination center to serve those who suffer form Sickle Cell Disease. Accommodates the needs of Houstonians faced with the challenges of Sickle Cell Anemia, such as access to care, socio-economical support, mental health, substance abuse, and more. Focuses on the whole health of the individual to improve patient- physician relationships and communication and empowering SCD sufferers and their families through education and access.

JW Peavy Senior Center

Baker Ripley Senior Health and Wellness Center

3814 Market Street
Houston, Texas 77020
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact: Bessie Hartford
Phone: 832-393-3864
Phone: 832-396-6403

  • Free hot, nutritious lunch
  • Health and wellness classes
  • Exercise classes and Tai Chi
  • Games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Parties and special events
  • Senior resources

Texas Area Health Education Center East — Greater Houston Region

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 713-592-6411
Fax: 713-592-6415

Walk-ins welcome. The Texas Area Education Center East seeks to improve the health of our population, especially the underserved, by creating partnerships with community and academic organizations. Operation CLICKS is a computer literacy program (focused on seniors) that provides education on basic computer and internet usage skills. Community health workers work with the local healthcare system to bridge the gap between providers and underserved populations.

Urban Enrichment Institute

Monday – Thursday, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 713-229-8353

UEI is designed to empower boys to become responsible men and productive members of their families and community. The Fifth Ward is one of Houston’s more economically distressed neighborhoods and is greatly affected by the urban problems of gang violence, drug abuse, high teen pregnancy rates, school dropout and crime.

The Urban Enrichment Institute - UEI (formerly the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program Incorporated) attempts to help participants redirect their energies into positive goals for the future rather than falling into the destructive path taken by many youth. They are taught to value education, delay gratification, view life as sacred and set responsible priorities.

Males acquire social and leadership skills through male role models, mentoring techniques, academic support and therapeutic activities. In addition, they learn the importance of respect and communication in their relationships with others, specifically women.