Community Events

Posted 2022 June 28

Virtual Support Group | Mother's Milk Club | WIC | Galveston Health District

Dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month

Time: 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm

Due to rising COVID numbers, the Galveston County Health District’s Mother’s Milk Club have begun meeting virtually. In person meetings are not being held at this time.

Please see attached Mother's Milk Club flyer

To learn more about upcoming events, please visit:

New Clinic Location | Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC just opened a new part time WIC Clinic in Galveston. This clinic is located in the Moody Early Childhood Center. The address is 1110 21st St. Galveston, TX. Staff are available for WIC appointments on Tuesday mornings from 8am until 12 noon. They are also available on Thursday afternoons from 1pm until 5pm.

Contact info: Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment at this new location should call 409-750-1153.

Back to School Community Supply Drive Day | Coastal Health & Wellness

CHN needs your help! As the children return to classrooms this school year, donations are welcome. You can help!

Please see attached, for additional details: CHW Back To School Drive Flyer

Diaper Distribution Ministry | God's Kingdom and Restoration Ministries

Days: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 11:00am-1:00pm

GKARM is happy to share their "Angel Bottoms" Diaper Bank to help those in our community who cannot afford diapers.

Please text (409) 939-0619 24 hours before arranging to pick diapers up.
Please see GKARM Diaper Ministry flyer for details

A Balanced Life Includes OT! | Galveston's Own Farmers Market (GOFM)

Date: Sun, July 24, 2022, Time: 9:00 am -12:00 pm, Location: 2822 Market, Galveston, Tx

"Occupational therapy. Hopeless into hope. Can't into can. Impossible into possible." - Valerie Pena.

 Come learn about occupational therapy and its many benefits from UTMB occupational therapy students! There will be handouts, community resources, and small goodies!

 The University of Texas Medical Branch provides education to future healthcare practitioners. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages experiencing physical, emotional, or environmental challenges to help them participate more fully in life. These students blend science, research, and art to help children and adults facing physical and mental challenges to be as active as possible at home, school, work, and play.


To learn more, please visit:

Summer 22' Music, Dance, & Art! | FanFare! Lutheran Music Academy

Is your child looking for Summer Fun? Register for 2022 Galveston Summer Camps and Classes! Slots are still available! You child won't miss a beat!

Scholarships Available!
There are some scholarship available. If interested, the parent should contact Ms. June Collins Pulliam at

For additional details regarding schedule & registration, Please see attached FanFare! Music Academy flyer

Also visit

Posted 2022 May 18

Upcoming Events & Class | M.I. Lewis Social Center

> Nutrition Class #1 of 5
Presented by Galveston County Food Bank
M.I. Lewis is partnering with the Galveston County Food Bank for a series of 5 classes throughout the summer.

Topics Include:
-Eating Healthy on a budget
-Food Safety & Cooking Basics
-Understanding Nutrition facts labels

Below are the dates for this 5 part series:
-June 2nd, 16th, 30th, July 15th & 28th

For additional details, please visit link:

> Community Outreach
Galveston County Health District
Join GCHD & M.I. Lewis to learn more about Immunizations, Health Screenings, Healthy Eating & Active Living.

For dates & additional details, please see flyer attached: GCHD Community Outreach flyer
To learn more about events, please visit:

Vocational Rehabilitation Services | Texas Workforce Commission

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services supports people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, maintain and advance in meaningful employment by providing a range of services based on an individual’s employment goals. Our Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors work closely with job seekers to determine an employment goal, and then identify and arrange for the high-quality services that lead to successful employment.

Please see attachments below:

Pre-Employment Transitional Services flyer
Vocational Rehabilitation Guide for TWC Applicants

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Brochure

To learn more about these services, visit:

Monthly Food Fair | New Life Fellowship Galveston

Date: every 2nd Saturday of the month, Time: 8:00 am, Location: 6328 Heards Ln., Galveston, Tx

Each Month, New Life Fellowship holds a food fair. It’s open to the community and completely free!

Volunteers place food such as fresh fruits and/or vegetables and canned or packaged items (food varies each month) in the trunk of your car. You will only be asked for basic household information.

To learn more, please visit: Food Fair | My Site (

Posted 2022 April 20

Free Education Program | Upbring Head Start Preschool

Upbring Head Start Preschool is now accepting applications for children ages 6 weeks to four years old. Upbring provides a safe, inclusive place to learn & grow! The families receive support and services to complement the child’s education as the kindergarten transition nears.

For additional details, please see attached
Upbring Head Start English/Spanish flyers

Posted 2022 April 20

Veteran Transportation Service (VTS) Program

Great News! The VA have launched their VTS Program (Veteran Transportation System). They are currently limited on vehicles, but they are growing their fleet. The rides are supplied for high need veterans with scheduled appointments. Requests need to be put in at least 4 days in advance to arrange the rides. They currently serve a 60 mile radius to the VA Main Medical Center.

Contact Info: Veterans can call 713-794-7126 to schedule a ride.

City of Galveston| Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA)

The primary purpose of the Federally funded HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) is to assist low-income individual households who need to help paying their rent. The program also provides assistance with security deposits. All applicants must be referred to Grants & Housing Department (G&H) by a local non-profit social service agency.  No application will be accepted without a referral.

Please find attached TBRA Program Fact Sheet for eligibility requirements & list of referring agencies.

Also, visit: to learn more about this program.

Food Fair | New Life Fellowship (NLF) of Galveston

Date: Every 2nd Saturday of the month, Time: 8:00 am, Location: 6328 Heards Ln., Galveston, Tx 77551

New Life Fellowship church hosts a food fair on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

To learn more about NLF visit:

K Love Crisis Response Care | College of The Mainland

Dates: June 28-July 1, 2022

Crisis Response Care strives to prepare communities through sponsored CISM training, resources and networks that are vital during times of great need.

Please see attached Crisis Response Care flyer to view dates & details for upcoming sessions

LGBT + Freedom Program | Starlight Recovery Center

LGBTQ+ individuals who are struggling with addiction and mental health disorders can find acceptance, safety, and solace at Starlite Recovery Center. Our open and respectful healing environment empowers our LGBTQ+ clients to fully embrace our “Free to Be Me” mindset.

Visit to learn more about this program & services

Mobile Food Distribution | Catholic Charities & Galveston County Food Bank

Location: 4700 Broadway, Suite F-103, Galveston, TX 77551

Catholic Charities' Beacon of Hope Center is having a drive-thru food distribution this morning. No appointment is needed for the Super Site distribution, but families wanting food must come in a vehicle. People who travel on foot can be safely served at the Beacon of Hope Center other days of the week by appointment.

Internships & Job Opportunities | Galveston Own Farmers Market  

GOFM is looking for new members to join their team!

Below are their Job Opportunities/ Internships:

- One Gardens/Community Assistant -will support management of our Young Gardeners & Victory Gardens Program gardens (10 total) and over time become the coordinator for our weekly Community Day workdays in the gardens.

- Two paid Intern positions-1 is primarily social media content creation & the other is another gardens maintenance support position

To View position description and/or to apply visit https://galveston's own farmers

Triple Your SNAP | Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Visit Galveston's Own Farmers Market!

GOFM believes everyone deserves a connection to their food system & local agriculture, to become an integral part of their community & to feed their families fresh, wholesome & delicious foods.

To further benefit our SNAP customers, GOFM increases our customers' spending budget for fresh produce through our Fresh Bucks program.

Please see attached 2022 SNAP Flyer for additional details

Cooking Adventures With WIC | GCHD

Dates: On Wednesday's at 4:00 p.m.
Moms, are you looking for new healthy recipes? Galveston County Health District WIC are offering free cooking classes on Wednesdays. This is kid friendly course. Join the fun! Explore new recipes & techniques!

For Reservations, please Text or Call (409) 996-4011
Please see attached Cooking Adventures GCHD WIC flyer for details.

Here's the link to join todays class

Visit to learn more about their services.

Serving Houston & Galveston Communities | B.L.O.C.K.S

B.L.O.C.K.S (Building Lasting Opportunities Through Choice Knowledge And Skills Residential And Commercial Services) offer our clients one-on-one coaching, job coaching, occupational education, and access to lucrative opportunities in the Houston and Galveston areas.

People experience challenging circumstances and personal afflictions that can affect their opportunities in life. If you've been down on your luck, experiencing barriers to employment, or simply need some support Building Lasting Opportunity Through Choice Knowledge And Skills B.L.O.C.K.S is here for you.

Visit to learn more about their services.

Financial Aid for Child Care | Workforce Solutions

Childcare-related matters can and often do affect the daily routine of parents in the workplace. Finding a way to pay for childcare so that parents can keep their jobs or train for better jobs, is a constant challenge for many working families. Workforce Solutions provides childcare financial aid for parents who are looking for work, working, and/or going to school.
Parents applying for childcare financial aid who are working, going to school and/or looking for work may be added to a waiting list, if funds are limited. When we have a waiting list, the wait time for childcare financial aid averages 2-3 months.

Visit to see if you qualify.

Mobile Job Alerts | Workforce Solutions

The fastest & Easiest way to receive job notifications! Get text alerts about new job opportunities from employers looking to hire immediately!

Please see attached TC Job Alerts flyer for additional details.

Monthly Veteran Food Distribution | SERVE | Combined Arms | Galveston County Food Bank | The Connection Foursquare Church of Texas City

Date: Monthly, 3rd Wednesday of each month
Location: The Connection Foursquare Church
9300 E.F. Lowry Expy #222, Texas City, TX

Proud to announce that beginning Wednesday, February 16, 2022, and EVERY third Wednesday of each month, SERVE, Combined Arms, Pastor Tim Franklin of The Connection and Kelly Boyer with the Galveston County Food Bank will host a VETERAN food distribution.

Please see attached Galveston County Veteran Mobile Food Pantry flyer for additional details

Community Resource Center | College of the Mainland

College of the Mainland has partnered with local agencies to offer support our students and community leaders. All services are free to this who qualify. The Community Resource Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center.

Please see attached COM Community Resource Center flyer for additional details.

Free 8 week Training Program | Galveston College

Texas Workforce Commission, Galveston College is offering a new Quickstart + program designed to help people learn foundational skills in the fast-growing HVAC/R and Electrical industries. The hybrid program runs for 8 weeks, and you will be presented with the basics of a trade including safety procedures, proper tool usage, regulations, codes and more. High demand exists for electrical and HVAC/R helpers. These professions rank among the fastest growing trades. They provide stable, long-term employment with excellent opportunities for salary growth.

Please see attached GC Continuing Education flyer for program details.

Caregiver Connection Support Group

Dates: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This support group is open to any family caregiver in the community who is providing care for an older adult with special needs (dementia, Parkinson's, post-stroke, physical decline). This group allows you to connect with other family caregivers to share ideas, support and community resources. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this support group will meet via Zoom

ZOOM Meeting Information:
Meeting Link :
Meeting ID: 975 4748 3595  Passcode: 546406

To Join by Phone:
mobile +13462487799,,97547483595#,,,,*546406# US (Houston) OR Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)  

Contact information:
Meeting hosted by Alice Williams, MS, LBSW, UTMB Sealy Center on Aging and Alzheimer's Association Trained Facilitator. If you have any questions, please contact Alice
Phone: 409-266-9647

Please see attached Caregiver Connection flyer for additional details.

Hand Up Program | RaiseUp Families

RaiseUp Families provides direct assistance and financial education to parents of school-age children.
RaiseUp Families stabilizes parents from vulnerable communities who face unexpected financial crises so their children can focus on their education, giving them the opportunity for a better life.

Visit to learn more about this program.

Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities Center | Mounting Horizons

At Mounting Horizons, we are here to help you access the COVID-19 vaccine and booster you need.

People with disabilities are at greater risk of getting very sick or dying from COVID-19. Don’t become a statistic. Get protection from COVID-19.

Please see attached English & Spanish MHI Vaccine Access Flyers for additional details

Contact Information:

Contact us for help to get your shot today!
FREE transportation and assistance with scheduling appointments.

Call us at 1-888-307-9639 or e-mail

Learn More:

Take a look at the attached brochure to learn more about Mounting Horizons Inc.
Mounting Horizons Inc. Organization Brochure

Galveston County Suicide Loss Survivor Support Group | Gulf Coast Center

Location: Santa Fe Resiliency Center
4233 FM 1764 Suite 4E Santa Fe, Tx

This Support Group will meet monthly and is open to any survivors of a suicide loss.

Please see attached Suicide Support Group Flyer for additional details

Contact Info:

Please call Diane Manley at (346)266-4863 for meeting details.

Getting Healthy for 2022 - A Research Project Volunteer Opportunity | UTMB

The Middle-Aged Crutch Study (MAC) is a National Institute of Health-funded study that examines the changes in the structure and function of skeletal muscle during periods of disuse and rehabilitation in middle-aged men and women. What this means for potential participants is that we will ask them to wear a leg sling and move around on crutches for 1 week (you will not be able to bear weight on one leg). We will ask participants to wear the leg sling all the time except when showering and sleeping. This one-week period of physical inactivity is followed by two weeks of rehabilitation.

If you are interested after reading the consent form and feel you qualify (see below), the next step is to set up an official pre-screen phone call. This usually takes about 20 minutes. Just write me back with a date/time Mon-Fri 9a-2p, the number you'd like me to call and we’ll get it scheduled.


-BMI between 20-30kg/m2
-Generally healthy, no medical conditions
-No injuries or illness within the last 3 months

Volunteers Will Be Asked To Participate In The Following

-Involvement in the study is 6-8 weeks with approximately 11 visits
-Multiple weekday study visits at UTMB Galveston (Mon-Wed-Fri)
-DEXA scan
-Several muscle biopsies and blood draws


Stroke Support Group | UTMB Health

Dates: 2nd Wednesday of every month, Time: 3:00 pm-4:30 pm.

UTMB Health is hosting a Stroke Support Group. Monthly topics will be announced on social media and through group emails. Meeting are available in person at each location and on zoom.

Please see attached UTMB Stroke Support Group flyer for additional details

Galveston County Community Coalition | Monthly Meetings

Join the discussion! GCCC invites you to join their monthly Zoom meetings.

Please see attached GCCP Meeting Flyer for dates & details.

Mobile Food Distribution | Catholic Charities | Galveston County Food Bank| Houston Food Bank

Location: 4700 Broadway, Suite F-103, Galveston, TX 77551

Catholic Charities food distribution in Galveston holds a drive-through food distribution, supplied by the Galveston County Food Bank

The event is scheduled for the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Beacon of Hope Food Pantry
4700 Broadway, Suite F-103, Galveston, TX 77551 (MAP)
Call 409-762-2064 for more information.

Upcoming 2022 Distribution Dates:

-February 9 and 23
-March 9 and 23
-April 13 and 27
-May 11 and 25
-June 8 and 22

Please see attached GCFB February Food Distribution Calendar

Also, visit link below for more details

The Fatherhood Program | Family Service Center

The Fatherhood Program | Family Service Center

This Fatherhood Group-24/7 Dad program allows offers counseling and parenting groups at NO COST to fathers and their families in Galveston.

Please see attachments below:

24-7 Dad Course Flyer (English)
24-7 Dad Course Flyer (Spanish)

Fatherhood Brochure (English)

Fatherhood Brochure (Spanish)

To learn more about the program click link-

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Days: Sundays, Time 9:00am-12:00pm (Jun-Sept),  9:00am-1:00pm (Oct-May), Location: 28th & Market, Galveston, TX 
A food-driven market featuring local foods. There is also an opportunity to order online for curbside pickup at The Depot. 

Learn more:

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