Where to donate, receive school supplies before the fall semester

Nonprofits and community organizations continue to work to fill the gaps for families in the Cy-Fair area, not only with vaccinations, but also with food, financial and mental health assistance.

Immunization clinics


The MolinaCares Agreement
and Molina Healthcare of Texas are hosting immunization clinics with MD Kids Pediatrics for Cypress families.

Clinics will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on August 7 and 14. According to a press release, a dose of Pfizer will be given to those who qualify, and the first 50 participants will receive a gift card and treatment packages.

The event will be held at MD Kids Pediatrics, 20403 FM Rd. 529 #200, Cypress. Registration is not required, but an appointment is recommended.

Contact Molina Healthcare of Texas Community Engagement Specialist Karla Iraheta at karla.iraheta@molinahealthcare.com for more information.

Food aid


Cypress Support Ministries
a non-profit organization for low-income families in need of assistance, seeks donations and volunteers to continue supporting the needs of the local community, including financial donations and assistance with food distribution .

Residents in need of assistance can come in during business hours from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday for assistance. Appointments are required for assistance Monday through Wednesday. CAM also provides food without postcode restrictions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ID is required.

CAM is running a back-to-school campaign for students, asking for new backpacks, school supplies, underwear and socks to be donated directly to students.

The CAM is distributing new school supplies and backpacks to students until August 20. Families should bring photo ID, current bill or other proof of address, social security or school registration numbers, and proof of income.

The distribution takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays at 11202 Huffmeister Road in Houston.

CAM is also accepting Operation Jobs clients in person, requiring them to register online or by calling 281-955-5895. Operation Jobs helps clients learn how to write resumes, sign up to receive job leads, and do well in interviews.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/cypressassistance.


Cy Hope
is a non-profit organization for the benefit of low-income students of Cy-Fair ISD. Cy-Hope needs volunteers to bag food each month. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CyHopeTx.

Cy-Hope also hosts its Backpack Summer Feeding program at several Cy-Fair ISD locations. The locations, dates and times for the 2021 summer distributions are as follows:

Jersey Village High, 7600 Solomon St. — Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 14 to August 14. 9

UMC Foundry, 8350 Jones Rd. — Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 14 through August 14. 16

According to the distribution flyer, one bag of non-perishable food will be provided to each family and supplies are limited at each location. To learn more, contact Jennifer Palomo at jennifer.palomo@cy-hope.org or call 713-466-4673.


Cy-Fair helping hand
a non-profit organization dedicated to homeless and low-income communities, also provides food to families in the Cy-Fair area.

On Mondays, Thursdays, and the first and third Saturdays of the month, Cy-Fair Helping Hands accepts non-perishable food donations from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at their back office door.

For more information, including how to donate, visit www.facebook.com/CYFAIRHELPINGHANDS.


Northwest Helping Ministries
or NAM, serves hundreds of families in need per week through their on-site food pantry with non-perishable and perishable foods and uses a drive-thru model.

NAM is still accepting applications for rent and mortgage assistance online at namonline.org, as well as volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program for local seniors.

NAM provides food aid Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its main building and accepts donations between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. NAM needs food and financial donations. Frozen meat, fruits and vegetables, canned goods and dry goods are necessary for the pantry.

The NAM Resale warehouse also accepts donations, such as furniture and appliances. The NAM Resale warehouse will accept donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The NAM Resale store, at 15555 Kuykendahl Rd., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

NAM will host Moving Waters, providing showers to homeless clients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the NAM Harrell Family Opportunity Center.

NAM is located at 15555 Kuykendahl Rd. in Northwest Houston.

Financial aid


NAME
launched an online application process for rent and mortgage assistance, where applicants can submit all relevant documents without visiting the nonprofit.

For more information, visit www.namonline.org.

mental health assistance


shield bearer
counseling sessions are being held through remote teletherapy sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The non-profit organization works with different financial situations to provide counseling for a variety of mental health issues, including bereavement, abuse, addictions and relationship issues.

For more information and services and how to get involved, visit www.shieldbearer.org.


Cy Hope
also offers counseling and speech therapy in person and via telehealth. In-person appointments require clients to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wait in their car until the appointment begins.

Cy-Hope began group counseling sessions on July 7, accessible on the Cy-Hope Counseling website.

To make an appointment, call 713-466-1360. For more information, visit www.cy-hopecounseling.org.

chevall.pryce@chron.com


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