Third Ward Multi-Service Center


3611 Ennis St.
Houston, Texas 77004-4407


Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Rental Space

    Phone: 832-393-4076

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

    Baker Ripley Senior Health and Wellness Center

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Contact: DeBorah Pardue
    Phone: 832-393-4073
    Phone: 346-270-3311

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

    Beat the Heat

    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.

    Community Relations Specialist

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Phone: 832-393-4078

    The community relations specialist helps clients connect with services such as emergency food, emergency assistance with rent and utilities, medical support, job readiness workshops, and other issues affecting clients.

    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.  

    Houston Food Bank — Senior Program

    First Thursday of the month, 1 – 3 p.m.
    Phone: 832-369-9293

    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.

    Legal Help for Seniors

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Phone: 832-393-4074

    Advocate Legal offers training for those who are legal guardians or just starting the process. It also offers help using government, public, consumer, geriatric care, and senior housing assistance programs.

    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, hours vary
    Phone: 832-393-4063

    The Mayor's Assistance Office 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.

    Resource Center

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Phone: 832-393-4062

    The resource center is available for use by residents in the area. The center is equipped with computers, phones, and other resources pertinent to the community. Clients can access information on emergency food, emergency assistance with rent and utilities, medical support, job readiness, transportation services, and other issues affecting them.

    UH Third Ward Initiative

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    The UH Third Ward Initiative is first and foremost a collaborative partnership with the Third Ward community. University of Houston faculty, administrators, staff and students from almost every academic college and administrative division will combine their intellectual talents and physical energies to forge a sustainable partnership that demonstrably improves the quality of life in our shared neighborhood by improving educational outcomes, securing jobs, developing and strengthening businesses, and celebrating the arts, culture and history of the area.