West Houston Assistance Ministries - WHAM

West Houston Assistance Ministries - WHAM Providing Services, Living Essentials, and Support to the Homeless and Families in Crisis plus a Resale Store In 1982 West Houston Assistance Ministries, Inc.
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(WHAM), formerly known as Westheimer Ecumenical Social Ministry, formed the first "door of hope" for needy children, families, and homeless individuals in West Houston. Our goal has always been to assist those during emergency situations, so that they can help themselves get through the rough times. WHAM is a human services organization that exists through a coalition of places of worship. Our service region includes residents in Zip Codes 77042, 77077, 77057, 77063 and 77082. WHAM meets the essentials of living, which include: food, clothing, household items, financial aid, transportation and job search assistance. Members of the WHAM Coalition provide financial support, volunteer services and donations of food and clothing. An important source of funds also is generated through the proceeds from sales in our Second Blessing Store, a store that offers new and gently used clothing, furniture, household goods, and other quality merchandise. In 2018, contributions enabled the assistance of more than 43,000 clients needing food, employment, training, financial assistance, and clothing. They also helped more than 2550 homeless individuals, while feeding 39,003 of Houston's hungry. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a CEO. A small but talented staff reports to the CEO. By and large the workforce consists of volunteers who donate their time and effort to make the operations of WHAM possible.

(WHAM), formerly known as Westheimer Ecumenical Social Ministry, formed the first "door of hope" for needy children, families, and homeless individuals in West Houston. Our goal has always been to assist those during emergency situations, so that they can help themselves get through the rough times. WHAM is a human services organization that exists through a coalition of places of worship. Our service region includes residents in Zip Codes 77042, 77077, 77057, 77063 and 77082. WHAM meets the essentials of living, which include: food, clothing, household items, financial aid, transportation and job search assistance. Members of the WHAM Coalition provide financial support, volunteer services and donations of food and clothing. An important source of funds also is generated through the proceeds from sales in our Second Blessing Store, a store that offers new and gently used clothing, furniture, household goods, and other quality merchandise. In 2018, contributions enabled the assistance of more than 43,000 clients needing food, employment, training, financial assistance, and clothing. They also helped more than 2550 homeless individuals, while feeding 39,003 of Houston's hungry. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a CEO. A small but talented staff reports to the CEO. By and large the workforce consists of volunteers who donate their time and effort to make the operations of WHAM possible.

Operating as usual

Volunteers are love in motion! We appreciate our volunteers and their incredible service to the community. #HopeInAction
05/01/2021

Volunteers are love in motion! We appreciate our volunteers and their incredible service to the community. #HopeInAction

Volunteers are love in motion! We appreciate our volunteers and their incredible service to the community. #HopeInAction

Tomorrow, May 1, WHAM will hold a special drive-thru food distribution from 9 AM - 11 AM at 10501 Meadowglen, HTX 77042....
04/30/2021

Tomorrow, May 1, WHAM will hold a special drive-thru food distribution from 9 AM - 11 AM at 10501 Meadowglen, HTX 77042. Access Wireless will also be present to assist eligible customers with free cell phone service.
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Tomorrow, May 1, WHAM will hold a special drive-thru food distribution from 9 AM - 11 AM at 10501 Meadowglen, HTX 77042. Access Wireless will also be present to assist eligible customers with free cell phone service.
#HopeInAction

We appreciate Hannah Bormann for delivering care packages made by her Sunday School class at Second Baptist Church! #Hop...
04/30/2021

We appreciate Hannah Bormann for delivering care packages made by her Sunday School class at Second Baptist Church! #HopeInAction

We appreciate Hannah Bormann for delivering care packages made by her Sunday School class at Second Baptist Church! #HopeInAction

04/30/2021
Texans Recovering Together

Texans Recovering Together is a program that offers crisis counseling for individuals and families impacted by the pandemic. This free service is available to those who are struggling.

Don't miss our upcoming events! #HopeInAction
04/30/2021

Don't miss our upcoming events! #HopeInAction

Don't miss our upcoming events! #HopeInAction

04/30/2021
Serving the Community

Even in the storm and rain, the WHAM team is committed to the mission of serving those in need. Thank you, Ms.Verita for providing this front-line view! #ThisIsWhatWeDo #HopeInAction
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This Saturday, May 1, WHAM will hold a special drive-thru food distribution from 9 AM - 11 AM at 10501 Meadowglen, HTX 7...
04/29/2021

This Saturday, May 1, WHAM will hold a special drive-thru food distribution from 9 AM - 11 AM at 10501 Meadowglen, HTX 77042. #HopeInAction

This Saturday, May 1, WHAM will hold a special drive-thru food distribution from 9 AM - 11 AM at 10501 Meadowglen, HTX 77042. #HopeInAction

As Sandy waited in the lobby for her appointment, our Pantry Manager, Ms. Verita noticed that she needed to have her can...
04/29/2021

As Sandy waited in the lobby for her appointment, our Pantry Manager, Ms. Verita noticed that she needed to have her cane replaced. Our Pantry Clerk, Manuel Hernandez, took the time to look through our warehouse to find a more suitable walker for Sandy. She was so grateful and excited! #ThisIsWhoWeAre #ThisIsWhatWeDo #HopeInAction

As Sandy waited in the lobby for her appointment, our Pantry Manager, Ms. Verita noticed that she needed to have her cane replaced. Our Pantry Clerk, Manuel Hernandez, took the time to look through our warehouse to find a more suitable walker for Sandy. She was so grateful and excited! #ThisIsWhoWeAre #ThisIsWhatWeDo #HopeInAction

Very soon you will be able to purchase items from the WHAM Resale Store online! Find unique items and purchase rare anti...
04/29/2021

Very soon you will be able to purchase items from the WHAM Resale Store online! Find unique items and purchase rare antiques directly from your digital device. Stay tuned for more details! #HopeInAction

Very soon you will be able to purchase items from the WHAM Resale Store online! Find unique items and purchase rare antiques directly from your digital device. Stay tuned for more details! #HopeInAction

04/28/2021
Lynetta client video

Lynetta and her husband moved to Houston for a better life. Unfortunately, COVID ruined those plans and the recent winter freeze made things worse. She shares how WHAM was able to help in her time of need. #ClientStory #HopeInAction

Do you need assistance applying for SNAP benefits? WHAM can help! Visit WHAM on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 am - 2 pm....
04/27/2021

Do you need assistance applying for SNAP benefits? WHAM can help! Visit WHAM on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 am - 2 pm. Be sure to bring your photo ID, proof of residency, proof of income and renewal paperwork (if applicable). #HopeInAction

Do you need assistance applying for SNAP benefits? WHAM can help! Visit WHAM on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 am - 2 pm. Be sure to bring your photo ID, proof of residency, proof of income and renewal paperwork (if applicable). #HopeInAction

History will judge us by the difference we make in the lives of children today. Make a difference in the life of a child...
04/27/2021

History will judge us by the difference we make in the lives of children today. Make a difference in the life of a child. Make a donation to WHAM today.
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History will judge us by the difference we make in the lives of children today. Make a difference in the life of a child. Make a donation to WHAM today.
https://buff.ly/3apbEjm

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be no regular food distribution on Wednesday, April 28. Only Senior Box distribution ...
04/27/2021

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be no regular food distribution on Wednesday, April 28. Only Senior Box distribution from 8 am -10 am. For more information on Senior Box distribution, visit https://buff.ly/3eCIlLj…/senior-box-program/

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be no regular food distribution on Wednesday, April 28. Only Senior Box distribution from 8 am -10 am. For more information on Senior Box distribution, visit https://buff.ly/3eCIlLj…/senior-box-program/

Attention Ladies! Join us for an interactive 6-week workshop where you will learn how to budget for your needs and  plan...
04/27/2021

Attention Ladies! Join us for an interactive 6-week workshop where you will learn how to budget for your needs and plan for future financial goals. Receive step by step instructions on how to pay off debt, increase your credit score, and find creative ways to save on a limited budget.
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Attention Ladies! Join us for an interactive 6-week workshop where you will learn how to budget for your needs and plan for future financial goals. Receive step by step instructions on how to pay off debt, increase your credit score, and find creative ways to save on a limited budget.
https://buff.ly/3nnqsUw

Volunteers from Second Baptist Church, Houston, TX  recently worked in our WHAM Resale Store. We sincerely appreciate th...
04/26/2021

Volunteers from Second Baptist Church, Houston, TX recently worked in our WHAM Resale Store. We sincerely appreciate their service to the community! #ServeTheCity #NationalVolunteerMonth #HopeInAction

Volunteers from Second Baptist Church, Houston, TX recently worked in our WHAM Resale Store. We sincerely appreciate their service to the community! #ServeTheCity #NationalVolunteerMonth #HopeInAction

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be no regular food distribution on Wednesday, April 28. Only Senior Box distribution ...
04/26/2021

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be no regular food distribution on Wednesday, April 28. Only Senior Box distribution from 8 am -10 am. For more information on Senior Box distribution, visit https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/our-programs/senior-box-program/

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be no regular food distribution on Wednesday, April 28. Only Senior Box distribution from 8 am -10 am. For more information on Senior Box distribution, visit https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/our-programs/senior-box-program/

04/26/2021
Voices of WHAM Jim Volunteer

Jim Kilmoyer is a faithful volunteer at WHAM. We appreciate his dedication to serving others. He took a moment to share why volunteering at WHAM is important to him.
#NationalVolunteerMonth #HopeInAction
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#MondayMotivation
04/26/2021

#MondayMotivation

#MondayMotivation

You cannot do all the good in the world. But the world needs all the good that you can do. #HopeInAction https://buff.ly...
04/24/2021

You cannot do all the good in the world. But the world needs all the good that you can do. #HopeInAction
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You cannot do all the good in the world. But the world needs all the good that you can do. #HopeInAction
https://buff.ly/3apbEjm

Our next virtual immigration workshop will take place on Saturday, April 24.Nuestro próximo taller virtual de inmigració...
04/23/2021

Our next virtual immigration workshop will take place on Saturday, April 24.
Nuestro próximo taller virtual de inmigración se llevará a cabo el sábado 24 de abril.
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Our next virtual immigration workshop will take place on Saturday, April 24.
Nuestro próximo taller virtual de inmigración se llevará a cabo el sábado 24 de abril.
https://buff.ly/2YeGzYX

Join us on Thursday, May 7 at 10:30 am, for an informative webinar about Texas Medicaid for adults and children. https:/...
04/23/2021

Join us on Thursday, May 7 at 10:30 am, for an informative webinar about Texas Medicaid for adults and children.
https://buff.ly/3tEvXAy

Join us on Thursday, May 7 at 10:30 am, for an informative webinar about Texas Medicaid for adults and children.
https://buff.ly/3tEvXAy

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE: WHAM will provide free hair cuts for those in need TOMORROW, April 23, starting at 8 AM. #TellAFr...
04/22/2021

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE: WHAM will provide free hair cuts for those in need TOMORROW, April 23, starting at 8 AM. #TellAFriend #HopeInAction

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE: WHAM will provide free hair cuts for those in need TOMORROW, April 23, starting at 8 AM. #TellAFriend #HopeInAction

04/22/2021
WHAM Recycles #EarthDay2021

Did you know that WHAM recycles up to 25,000 pounds of clothes a month? WHAM's Operations Manager, Jeff Lake, talks about how WHAM does its part to save the planet. Happy #EarthDay! #HopeInAction

Yeabsera was laid off last year and she found herself in a financial crisis. She used all of her savings and turned to W...
04/22/2021

Yeabsera was laid off last year and she found herself in a financial crisis. She used all of her savings and turned to WHAM for help. She was so relieved when we were able to provide her with financial assistance. #HopeInAction

Yeabsera was laid off last year and she found herself in a financial crisis. She used all of her savings and turned to WHAM for help. She was so relieved when we were able to provide her with financial assistance. #HopeInAction

Mission Bend United Methodist Church will host a drive-thru vaccination event this Sunday, April 25 from 1-3 pm.  To sig...
04/21/2021

Mission Bend United Methodist Church will host a drive-thru vaccination event this Sunday, April 25 from 1-3 pm. To sign up call 832-819-1101 or 832-404-8345.

Mission Bend United Methodist Church will host a drive-thru vaccination event this Sunday, April 25 from 1-3 pm. To sign up call 832-819-1101 or 832-404-8345.

WHAM will present its first-ever Houston Impact Maker Award to Houston City Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas!  She works...
04/21/2021

WHAM will present its first-ever Houston Impact Maker Award to Houston City Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas! She works diligently in the pursuit of excellence and has demonstrated genuine care and concern for our community. We appreciate her leadership and look forward to honoring her on May 21st. #HopeInAction

WHAM will present its first-ever Houston Impact Maker Award to Houston City Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas! She works diligently in the pursuit of excellence and has demonstrated genuine care and concern for our community. We appreciate her leadership and look forward to honoring her on May 21st. #HopeInAction

04/21/2021
WHAM Client Story: Eric

Eric came to WHAM for assistance after losing his father due to COVID. He took a moment to share how WHAM has helped him through this difficult time. #HopeInAction

Shop our WHAM Resale Store for great deals on CD's and records! #ShopForACause
04/20/2021

Shop our WHAM Resale Store for great deals on CD's and records! #ShopForACause

Shop our WHAM Resale Store for great deals on CD's and records! #ShopForACause

04/20/2021

Watch our Development Director share a bit about the impact WHAM has on our community with Bluebonnet Dental, who are holding a 3-month teeth whitening fundraiser (at a steep discount!) for WHAM and Smiles for Life. Like their page, plus consider taking advantage of their awesome, limited time offer for a great cause!

Address

10501 Meadowglen Ln
Houston, TX
77042

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+17137802727

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WEST HOUSTON ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES provides services through the ministries described below. All services are provided at our facility on Rogerdale at Meadowglen. Each ministry is designed to work in concert to provide those services that best align with the overall goals of the organization. Where services are not directly available, we attempt to initiate aid through referral to other organizations that do provide them.

CARE Ministry
The CARE Ministry provides direct support to those in need. Volunteer "interviewers" work with "clients" in crisis to determine immediate and long-term needs. Aid often is in the form of rent and utility payments and may also include food and items (such as clothing) donated to the Second Blessing Store.

Job Search
The Job Search Ministry provides assistance in resume writing, finding positions through bulletin boards and direct assistance in job search. Computers with Internet access are available to post resumes and search for job openings.

Food Pantry
The Food Pantry provides food to needy clients of the Care Ministry. The Food Pantry also supports special programs, such as Holiday dinners. The food comes from local food stores, food drives by organizations in the community and from individuals.

Second Blessing
Store Second Blessing Store depends chiefly on donations of gently-used items (tax deductible) as provided by individuals, businesses and organizations. Store revenues are used to support our programs and operations.

Educational Programs
ESL (English as a Second Language) classes introduce residents to a basic understanding of American culture and language. More than learning the English language, students are provided a background in banking, credit and business as it pertains to the local culture.

Holiday / Special Programs
Annually, the Ministry supports Christmas and Thanksgiving meal programs, and a Back-To-School supplies program. The Christmas program provides gifts and toys to children in need, while the Thanksgiving program provides special food to families and the homeless. Our Back-To-School program distributes gently used uniforms and new school supplies to students from Pre-K thru highschool.

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