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 from 10am-1pm 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 10am-12pm. 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.

Healthcare  ​Information

Seasonal Programs

Local agencies offer information services to clients (in the lobby during Client Services hours and at the monthly WHAM Food Fair) including healthcare information, benefits enrollment, and mental health care assistance.

WHAM offers free mental health counseling services by appointment only. Please email whamletstalk@whamministries.org for 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. Parents are invited to “shop” for their young children from donated toys and receive $25 gift cards for their older children. WHAM accepts donations of toys for ages infant-9 years and $25 gift cards for ages 10-18 years. ​​



HOLIDAY MEALS AND TOYS: Sign up begins October 1, 2019
Sign up to receive free holiday meals (choose Thanksgiving or Christmas) and toys for
children ages 0-9 and gift cards for children ages 10 and older (through students currently enrolled in 12th grade).
For meals, you must reside in the following zip code service area, and 
for toys/giftcards, children must reside with parents in the following zip code service area:
 77042, 77057, 77063, 77072, 77077, 77082, 77083.
 Client Services hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm.
 Documentation required including proof of residency, ID's, proof of income for household.
Please call 713-977-9942 for information. 

​SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Sign up dates for 2020-2021 school year will be announced in Spring 2020 
 Sign up to receive free school supplies for children residing in households with parents in zip code service area:
 77042, 77057, 77063, 77077, 77082, 77072, 77083 during Client Services hours, Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm.
 Documentation required including proof of residency, ID's, proof of income for household.
Please call 713-977-9942 for information. Supplies are distributed in August. 

HOLIDAY MEALS AND TOYS: sign up begins October 1, 2019


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

Two IDs (including one photo ID) for all adults in the household.
Two non-photo IDs for children
Proof of income
Proof of residency

 Call 713-977-9942 for more information


For more information about our client services, please contact:

Care Services Assistant
Office: 713-568-6322

Care Ministry Manager
Office: 713-574-1864