Emergency & Short-Term Assistance

Catholic Charities

​​4700 Broadway, Suite F-103

Galveston, TX 77551

O: (409) 762-2064

24-hr Hotline: (866) 649-5862

Cost Information

No cost, services are provided for free

No cost for consultation

Services Provided

  • Food Assistance

  • Clothing Assistance

  • Housing assistance 

  • Family/ marriage counseling 

  • School counseling 

  • Pregnancy and parenting education

  • Adoption and foster services

  • Support for women veterans

  • Assistance with affordable housing

  • Immigration and refugee services 

  • Transitional shelter for women and children survivors of domestic abuse

CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread

2420 Winnie

Galveston, TX 77550

O: (409) 765-6971

Cost Information

No fee

Services Provided

  • Day shelter

  • Daily meals

  • Clothing assistance

  • First aid

  • Hygiene items

  • Counseling and referrals for addiction and mental illness, recovery and other issues

StreetScape Ministries

611 37th Street

Galveston, TX 77550

O: (936) 590-0722

Cost Information

No fee

Services Provided

  • Breakfast and lunch for the homeless (Monday - Friday)

  • Laundry service

  • Clothing assistance

Galveston County Community Action Council

4700 Broadway, C-100

Galveston, TX 77550

O: (409) 762-8418

Cost Information

No fee

Services Provided

  • Rental and utilities payment assistance to qualified Galveston residents

  • Employment assistance

  • Budget counseling

  • Case management

  • Head Start

  • Electric bill assistance

  • Energy conservation

Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County, Inc.

1204 45th St, Galveston, TX

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

No appointment is necessary for immediate face-to-face crisis intervention

Available on a walk-in basis

24-hour Referral Hotline:

(844) 763-8861

Cost Information

No fee

Services Provided

  • Shelter services

  • Counseling services

  • Legal services

  • Protective orders

  • Divorce

  • Sexual Assault 

  • Advocacy

  • Available ​24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the 24-hour crisis hotline & accompaniment services

  • Medical accompaniment

  • Providing support and literacy in healthcare-related exams ​

  • Crisis intervention

Galveston County Community Action Council

2628 Ball Avenue

Galveston, TX

O: 409-497-2138

Cost Information

No fee

Services Provided

  • Emergency housing 

  • Food assistance

  • Lunch is provided every 4th Friday of the month from 12pm-1pm

  • Employment assistance

  • Veteran services

  • Clothing assistance

  • Every 4th Friday of the month from 12pm-1pm

Texas Health and Human Services

123 Rosenberg, 5th Fl, Suite 500 Galveston, TX 77550

Office Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Office: 409-763-0277

Toll Free: 2-1-1(TTY) 7-1-1 or 800-735-2989

Cost Information

No fee

Services Provided

Family and protective services and applying for Medicaid, WIC, CHIP, TANF and food stamps (SNAP)

The Luke Society Clinic

PO Box 1619, Galveston, TX 77552

Clinic Location:

Parking lot of Presbyterian Church

20th and Church St, Galveston

24-hour Referral Hotline:


Cost Information

No fee

Services Provided

  • Provides free basic medical care to the homeless and uninsured. Medications are also provided at no charge.


    The clinic is open on Saturdays from 8 am to 9 am outside on the corner of 20th and Church.

    Dental care counseling.

Meals on Wheels

2803 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551

Office: 409-744-2668

Email: galvestonislandmealsonwheels@gmail.com

Cost Information

The cost of a meal is $4.50. Recipients are asked to contribute what they can towards this cost, but no one is denied meals due to inability to contribute.

Services Provided

Provides the delivery of hot, nutritious meals each weekday to qualifying homebound and elderly citizens.​​

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