Our Care Ministry provides one-on-one assistance to meet the critical short-term financial and personal needs of our clients.



Food and Clothing Assistance

Financial  ​Assistance

Part of our mission is to ensure that no one leaves WHAM hungry, and food is available from our Food Pantry weekdays from 10am-2pm, Saturdays for working clients (must provide current checkstub for Saturday service), and one Saturday each month at the WHAM Food Fair.
If you have a need for clothing, there is a FREE distribution of clothing in Client Services on the second Friday of every month from 9am-11am. Clothing is provided, while supplies last, to homeless individuals and clients living in the following zip codes: 77042, 77057, 77063, 77072, 77077, 77082, 77083.
For those in need, we provide financial aid to help with the cost of rent, mortgage, or utilities.  

Persons seeking assistance must make an appointment and must live in one of these zip codes: 77042, 77057, 77063, 77077, 77082. Please call us at 713-977-9942 weekdays at 10am to schedule your next day appointment. The number of appointments we can schedule per day is limited.

Seasonal Programs

Healthcare  ​Information

Seasonal programs include the Back-to-School Program, which distributes school supplies to students Pre-K through 12th grade, and Easter Baskets donated from coalition churches. Our Holiday Meals Program provides Thanksgiving and Christmas meal ingredients and grocery gift cards to those in need. Through our Holiday Program, we also provide toys for clients’ children who are under 10 years old and gift cards for older children, 10-18 years old, who are in school. Client parents are invited to “shop” for their young children from donated toys and receive $20 gift cards for their older children. WHAM accepts donations of toys for ages infant-9 years and $20 gift cards for ages 10-18 years.
Local agencies offer information services to clients (in the lobby during Client Services hours and at the monthly WHAM Food Fair) including health care information, benefits enrollment, and mental health care assistance.


Sign Up Dates:
October 1 - November 2
Clients choose either Thanksgiving
or Christmas meal

Distribution of Thanksgiving Meal:
November 12 - 16

Distribution of Christmas Meal:
​December 17 - December 21


Sign Up Dates:
October 1 - November 15

Distribution of Holiday Toys:
December 10 - December 14


Qualifications for these services vary based on services received, but required documents include the following:

Photo ID for all adults in the household.
Non-photo ID for children
Proof of income
Proof of residency

 Call 713-977-9942 for more information

For more information about our client services, please contact:

Client Services Assistant
Office: 713-568-6322

Director of Client Services
Office: 713-574-1864