Houston - Harris County area free clothes, furniture and school supply programs.
Non-profits, charities, and churches in the greater Houston Texas area provide free clothes for work or school, household goods, furniture, baby items, back to school supplies and other support to the needy and low income. Programs and agencies often rely on donations from the community, and resources will vary by center.
Some of the clothing closets and non-profit centers may sell the items at a reduced price, and others provide vouchers that families can use to obtain free clothes for their family. This can include free school supplies, work uniforms, shoes, coats, and items for a home or apartment such as furniture or beds. Some charities even pass out free birthday toys or gifts to kids.
Many of the Houston, Harris and Montgomery County non-profits also provide free holiday assistance. This includes free toys, gifts, and meals. Some locations focus on meeting the needs of seniors in the community. When a center can’t help you, they will try to refer you to who can.
The leading churches, charities, and agencies to call in the Houston and surrounding region are below. Resources are often provided on a first come/served basis, so call early and often. Free household furniture tens to be even more limited. Most of the clothes are the result of donations, so supplies may be limited. For more information, locate additional sources of free baby supplies for low income families.
Tri County Christian Service Center
323 North 7th Street, Aranasas Pass, Texas 78336
Phone number - (361) 758-1988
Supports residents in San Patricio County. A free clothing and furniture bank is on site. They may have shoes, boots, kitchen tables, school items for students (including from immigrant families), vintage goods for sale at a thrift store, and much more.
210 North Monroe, Beeville, TX 78102
United Way Waller County Service Center, Career and Recovery Resources
531 FM 359 South, Brookshire, TX 77423
Phone number is (281) 375-5110
Also partners with agencies in the region, and can provide information and referrals to them. Click here for more information on senior and elderly programs in Texas.
Repair the Breach Ministries
1713 Lilley Avenue, Cleveland, Texas 77327
Dial (281) 593-3767
The non-profit of Liberty County assists low-income families, working poor, teen mothers and senior citizens. The center offers clothing, food, and more, including counseling. Clothing can include shoes, blankets, and more. Holiday assistance may be gifts and toys for children.
Montgomery County Emergency Assistance, Inc. - Conroe Office
1022 McCall Avenue, Conroe, TX 77301
Call (936) 539-9211
May have limited financial aid, support, and social services for local families. Some of what is offered may be basic needs such as clothing, food, or crisis support. They try to help low income families get set up in a new, affordable home, and that is what basic furniture items or kitchen supplies are for. Education is also key, so they coordinate with local churches to pass out free books, school supply items, computers, and many other goods to elementary to high school age kids.
Montgomery County Youth Services, Inc. - MCYS - Conroe Office
105 West Lewis Street, Conroe, Texas 77301
Telephone (936) 756-8682
Pregnancy Assistance Center North - Pregnancy Assistance Center North - Conroe
115 North San Jacinto Street, Conroe, TX 77301
Telephone number is (936) 760-4194
Items include diapers, baby formula, infant supplies, and programs for new mothers. Cribs, car seats, and other goods may be offered too.
Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi Nueces County
Main address is 1322 Comanche
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone (361) 884-0651
Sells new or gently used items to the public, much of what has been donated. Can include furniture, clothing, household goods, blankets, and similar items. Some limited financial aid may be offered for paying rent, electric bills, or medications. Also learn to apply for food stamps or public aid from this center.
Corpus Christi Metro Ministries
1919 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78408
Vouchers for free items, social services, and more may be distributed.
Vineyard Services, Good Samaritan Rescue Mission
Location is 210 South Alameda, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Call (361) 883-6195
Mostly focuses on the homeless and very low income. Hot meals, information on public aid, shelter, and free clothing may be provided. There are blankets for the homeless, job placement (and professional work attire), bus vouchers, and more.
The Salvation Army - Galveston
601 51st St, Galveston, Texas 77551
Primary phone number is (409) 763-1691
A low cost thrift store is on site. There are also free vouchers. Assistance programs include birthday or Christmas toys; school supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.); suits, dresses, slacks; furniture including lights, tables, plates, and more. They also have shelter, case management, and financial help.
Houston Salvation Army
Center is at 1603 McGowen Street
Call (713) 650-6530
This center administers various social service programs and emergency aid for the needy. Included are free school supplies, baby clothes, food, thrift stores, and financial help for bills. A low cost Family Store is on site too. More Houston Salvation Army.
Live Oak Outreach
Location is 3454 Highway 281
George West, Texas 78022
Dial (361) 449-1860
Hitchcock Family Welfare
Clothing closet is 6915 2nd Street, Hitchcock, TX 77563
Call (409) 986-5632
The center provides various assistance programs. Among them include to Hitchcock residents with rent, utilities, food, and clothing. Also provides Family Welfare Services and a work site.
Ahiara Development Union USA, Inc.
10101 Fondren Road, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77096
Phone number is (713) 271-7626
Blueridge United Methodist Women
2929 Reed Road, Houston, TX 77051
Phone (713) 733-5174
The program they run is the Dorcas Community Clothing Closet. It offers children and work clothing, suits, dresses, and more to the low income and homeless.
Braes Interfaith Ministries
Location is 4300 West Bellfort
Houston, Texas 77035
Call (713) 723-2671
Bread of Life, Inc.
1703 Gray Street, Houston, TX 77003
Telephone number is (713) 659-3237
Supports Harris County Texas residents, families, and other needy in the community.
Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.
2525 San Jacinto, Houston, Texas 77002
Telephone number is (713) 754-7000
They run the Job Placement Program – THRIVE. It offers employee services, work attire, resume review services, and information on job training and employment services.
Christian Community Service Center - Branard Street Office
Address - 3434 Branard, Houston, TX 77027
Main number is (713) 871-9741
Regardless of religion, this non-profit assists low-income families with emergency clothing, food, and limited financial assistance for rent or utilities. Also offers emergency medical and dental care and prescriptions in Harris County.
Covenant House Texas
1111 Lovett Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
Phone number is (713) 523-2231
If you donate items, they will then be distributed to the needy. Includes clothing, furniture, and other items.
Cypress Assistance Ministries
Main address - 11202 Huffmeister Road
Houston, Texas 77065
Phone number is (281) 955-7440
Emergency Aid Coalition
Address is 5401 Fannin, Houston, TX 77004
Telephone number is (713) 528-3663
Once resource offered is the Clothing Center for the homeless and low income.
Houston's First Baptist Church - Mission Training Center
8009 Long point, Houston, TX 77055
Main number is (713) 554-8801
Harris County student clothing and supply programs
There are groups of churches and charities that collect surplus school supply items for children from low income households as well as immigrant students. They may be given shoes, notebooks, backpacks, gift cards for Wal-Mart, electronics, and more. Find charity run school supply donation programs.
Leap of Faith Ministries
9900 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77096-3619
Telephone number is (713) 469-1417
Offers clothing for Texans in Harris County Texas. School supplies, boots, backpacks, coats, and more may be offered.
Lord of the Streets - Episcopal Church Community of the Streets Outreach
3401 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77004
Call (713) 526-0311
Mission Greenspoint – Clothing Closet
243A Greens Road, Houston, Texas 77060
Call (281) 872-1422
North Central Baptist Church
2102 Tidwell, Houston, TX 77093
Call (713) 692-6316
North Channel Assistance Ministries
Address is 13837 1/2 Bonham
Houston, TX 77015
Telephone number is (713) 453-8028
Low income and struggling families can get help. The free clothes include shoes, boots, hats, gloves, pants, socks, undergarments, and more. Other items are for a home. They offer assistance to Spanish speakers and others.
Northwest Assistance Ministries - NAM Resale Shop
3645 FM 1960 West, Suite C, Houston, TX 77068
Dial (281) 583-5600 for information
Donations are accepted of furniture, clothing, books, and household items. Items are then provided to the low income using vouchers. Vouchers for gasoline and other basic needs are available as well, if resources allow. Sells gently used clothing, household goods, and more to the public. Other location is at 10505 Jones Road, Houston, Texas 77064, call (281) 583-5600 as well as 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, TX 77090, Call (281) 583-5600 for information.
Pure Light Missionary Baptist Church
Address is 5208 Noble Street
Houston, TX 77020
Telephone number is (713) 675-1894
Riceville Mt. Olive Baptist Church
11539 South Gessner Road, Houston, Texas 77071
Call (713) 774-4880
Supports Harris County families. The main resource available is the Riceville Clothes Closet.
2505 Fannin, Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (713) 739-7752
South Park Baptist Church Clothing Ministry
Location of the clothing closet - 5830 Van Fleet, Houston, TX 77033
Call (713) 644-1666
Harris County families can get help. Free household supplies, kitchen utensils, and more. They can assist families that lost items to bed bugs too. High school, middle and elementary school kids from low income households (or in poverty) can apply for free school supplies in the summer or fall months.
St. Jerome's Vincentian Center
8825 Kempwood Drive, Houston, Texas 77080
Telephone number is (713) 468-5910
St. John Vianney Social Ministry
625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston, TX 77079
Call (281) 497-4434
Social programs, coats, food, and more is offered from the clothing closet.
West Houston Assistance Ministries
10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77042
Dial (713) 977-9942
Houston and Harris County Furniture Bank
2100 Hussion Street
Houston, TX 77003
Main phone (713) 842-9771
they help struggling families. Donations allow the non-profit to operate. Single moms, the working poor, or people recovering from a disaster can get help. Free beds, kitchen supplies (pots, pans), couches, gently used TV or computers, and thousands of other items may be passed out for free.
Humble Area Assistance Ministries
1302 First Street, Humble, Texas 77338
Main telephone - (281) 446-3663
La Marque Aid & Guidance of Galveston County
Main address is 320 Laurel, La Marque, TX 77568
Dial (409) 938-7852
Society of Samaritans
603 Little Twig, Magnolia, TX 77353
Call (281) 259-4088 for information
Runs a clothing and food distribution center for Montgomery County. Another center is at 31355 Friendship Drive Lane, Suite 500, Magnolia, TX 77355. Main telephone - (281) 259-8452
The Ark Healthcare Ministry, Inc.
1614 Timbercreek Drive, Missouri City, Texas 77459
Call (281) 437-9100
Assistance programs include a free clothing closet for families and individuals in need. Other resources include counseling services and health screening.
Creative Outreach Ministries
14699 Steede Road, Montgomery, TX 77356
Call (936) 441-5433
A leading charity for the region. Free stuff, food, and basic items. This may be clothes, diapers, books, tablets for school students and much more.
Mission Northeast, Inc.
22098 Loop 494, New Caney, TX 77357
Telephone: (281) 354-1200
New Caney New Horizons, Inc.
18642 US Hwy 59, New Caney, Texas 77357
Main number is (281) 354-7667
They offer a Resale Shop that sells affordable pre-owned furniture, gently used clothing and household goods for sale to public at affordable prices. Cal for information on New Horizons Resale Shop.
Rosenberg - Richmond Helping Hands, Inc.
902 Collins Road, Richmond, Texas 77469
Call (281) 232-4904
Seniors, children, and the low income of Fort Bend County Texas can call this non-profit for clothing, information on food stamps, WIC, and financial assistance.
Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans
507 South Ann Street, Rockport, TX 78382
Call (361) 790-9828
Second Mile Mission Center
504 FM 1092, Suite 1, Stafford, TX 77477
Telephone number is (281) 261-9199
Clients range from the working poor to senior citizens and immigrants.
West Brazos Cares
1008-A East Ashley Wilson Road, Sweeny, TX 77480
Call (979) 548-9000
The Salvation Army of Mainland Galveston County
4210 Texas Avenue, Texas City, TX 77591
Call (409) 935-1190
Offers various social and human services to the needy. Programs can provide free Christmas assistance, gifts, and toys. Free or low cost school supplies, such as uniforms and backpacks, may be offered. An onsite thrift store and clothing closet are offered too. Summer meals, Christmas toys from Angel Tree, and more is offered.
Montgomery County Emergency Assistance, Inc. - Woodlands Office
Main address is 1600 Lake Front Circle, Suite 201, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Main number is (281) 292-4155
Waller Assistance and Restoration Ministry
31315 FM 2920, Suite 11, Waller, Texas 77484
Phone (936) 372-3025