Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities MOPD's mission is to serve as the primary advocate for the rights & needs of citizens with disabilit Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) was created in 1993 by City of Houston Code of Ordinance Chapter 2, Section 2-390.

In recognition of the fact that the needs and rights of people with disabilities are of vital concern to the City of Houston, the Houston Commission on Disabilities was created in 1993. The 12 members of the Commission are appointed by the mayor and subject to City Council confirmation. The Executive Director of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities and the city's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator are designated by the mayor to be non-voting ex-officio members.

Operating as usual

From our MOPD family to yours, we wish you all the Happiest of Holidays! It has been a hard year, but our office continu...
12/23/2021

From our MOPD family to yours, we wish you all the Happiest of Holidays! It has been a hard year, but our office continues to grow and deliver on our core promise of making Houston the most accessible city in the country. We will be closed until Tues 12/28/21 #HouDisability

From our MOPD family to yours, we wish you all the Happiest of Holidays! It has been a hard year, but our office continues to grow and deliver on our core promise of making Houston the most accessible city in the country. We will be closed until Tues 12/28/21 #HouDisability

This holiday season, keep you and your loved ones safe with regular Covid-19 testing. You can schedule in-home testing w...
12/22/2021

This holiday season, keep you and your loved ones safe with regular Covid-19 testing. You can schedule in-home testing with the Area Agency on Aging by calling 832-393-4301 or find a full list of the City's in-person testing sites at houstonemergency.org/covid-19-testing/

This holiday season, keep you and your loved ones safe with regular Covid-19 testing. You can schedule in-home testing with the Area Agency on Aging by calling 832-393-4301 or find a full list of the City's in-person testing sites at houstonemergency.org/covid-19-testing/

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12/21/2021

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#GetTested for #Covid19 this week to add another layer of protection to your #holiday gathering. Combined with your initial vaccination, booster shot, and mask, we can celebrate more safely. Find testing and vaccination sites at houstonhealth.org or by calling 832-393-4220.

12/21/2021

Many Houston Health Department-affiliated COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites are closed Dec. 24-27 for the Christmas holiday. Getting vaccinated and tested for COVID-19 is free and does not require proof of residency, citizenship, or insurance. Visit houstonhealth.org or call 832-393-4220.

On Sat. we went to the Grand Opening of the James Driver Inclusive Park in Adrian Garcia Pct. 2 in Harris County. This n...
12/13/2021

On Sat. we went to the Grand Opening of the James Driver Inclusive Park in Adrian Garcia Pct. 2 in Harris County. This new accessible park allows families and friends to play and be healthy together, with or without disabilities and we look forward to many more like this!

So excited for today’s Grand Opening of the James Driver Inclusive Park in Pct. 2. This is the first inclusive park in H...
12/11/2021

So excited for today’s Grand Opening of the James Driver Inclusive Park in Pct. 2. This is the first inclusive park in Harris County! We hope to see it get used by all in the community!

So excited for today’s Grand Opening of the James Driver Inclusive Park in Pct. 2. This is the first inclusive park in Harris County! We hope to see it get used by all in the community!

You’re invited to join Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia tomorrow for the Grand Opening of the James Driver Inclusive Pa...
12/10/2021

You’re invited to join Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia tomorrow for the Grand Opening of the James Driver Inclusive Park, the first inclusive park in Harris County.
We will start with a ribbon cutting at 11:30am with a full day of family friendly fun to follow. #HouDisability

You’re invited to join Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia tomorrow for the Grand Opening of the James Driver Inclusive Park, the first inclusive park in Harris County.
We will start with a ribbon cutting at 11:30am with a full day of family friendly fun to follow. #HouDisability

12/09/2021
HCOD Monthly Meeting

Join us for the monthly meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities

Join us this Thursday from 4-6pm for the December meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. You can sign up to ...
12/08/2021

Join us this Thursday from 4-6pm for the December meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. You can sign up to speak at public comment at bit.ly/HCOD2021

We hope to see you for the last meeting of 2021!
#HouDisability

Join us this Thursday from 4-6pm for the December meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. You can sign up to speak at public comment at bit.ly/HCOD2021

We hope to see you for the last meeting of 2021!
#HouDisability

On December 3rd we recognize International Day of Persons with Disabilities and are happy to be able to guide our office...
12/03/2021

On December 3rd we recognize International Day of Persons with Disabilities and are happy to be able to guide our office under the leadership of Mayor Turner as he works to make Houston the national model of accessibility.

ID: Text reads, " In Recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Access is the word I take with me to work every day and will continue to do throughout my time as Mayor. I look forward to another year leading a city that prioritizes access for all and encourages the growth and development of Houstonians with disabilities to live full lives. " This quote is by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

On December 3rd we recognize International Day of Persons with Disabilities and are happy to be able to guide our office under the leadership of Mayor Turner as he works to make Houston the national model of accessibility.

ID: Text reads, " In Recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Access is the word I take with me to work every day and will continue to do throughout my time as Mayor. I look forward to another year leading a city that prioritizes access for all and encourages the growth and development of Houstonians with disabilities to live full lives. " This quote is by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

12/01/2021

Today is #WorldAIDSDay, a day to unite around the world in memory of the lives lost to HIV/AIDS and to celebrate those living and thriving. On this day, let us also recommit to the work of raising awareness about HIV/AIDS & dismantling social stigma.
#worldaidsday2021 #workingtogether

Today we say goodbye to long-time MOPD staff member Angel Ponce. He's been our Senior Community Engagement Liaison for a...
11/29/2021

Today we say goodbye to long-time MOPD staff member Angel Ponce. He's been our Senior Community Engagement Liaison for a number of years and has helped our team grow into who we are today. You have changed countless lives during your time here and we wish you the best of luck!

ID: The MOPD office team. Our director uses a white cane and Angel uses a wheelchair. There are 4 men and 1 woman. Everyone is smiling.

Today we say goodbye to long-time MOPD staff member Angel Ponce. He's been our Senior Community Engagement Liaison for a number of years and has helped our team grow into who we are today. You have changed countless lives during your time here and we wish you the best of luck!

ID: The MOPD office team. Our director uses a white cane and Angel uses a wheelchair. There are 4 men and 1 woman. Everyone is smiling.

Thank you Houston for helping us make our city the most accessible in the nation. Your hard work helps us continue to de...
11/25/2021

Thank you Houston for helping us make our city the most accessible in the nation. Your hard work helps us continue to deliver resources and service throughout Houston. Enjoy a much deserved holiday!

ID; Text reads, "Happy Thanksgiving Houston! our office will be closed Thursday 11/25 and Friday 11/26 for the holiday." This is overlaid on a bed of illustrated fall leaves.

Thank you Houston for helping us make our city the most accessible in the nation. Your hard work helps us continue to deliver resources and service throughout Houston. Enjoy a much deserved holiday!

ID; Text reads, "Happy Thanksgiving Houston! our office will be closed Thursday 11/25 and Friday 11/26 for the holiday." This is overlaid on a bed of illustrated fall leaves.

We’re here at West Gray MMSC with @TarrytownRx getting disabled Houstonians vaccinated!! We have free, fast, safe, and e...
11/19/2021

We’re here at West Gray MMSC with @TarrytownRx getting disabled Houstonians vaccinated!! We have free, fast, safe, and effective doses of the Moderna vaccine. Walk-ups are available until 2pm for first, second, or booster shots. 18+ only. #HouDisability

Walk ups are available today until 2pm. They’re administering 1st dose, 2nd dose, and booster shots of the Moderna vacci...
11/19/2021

Walk ups are available today until 2pm. They’re administering 1st dose, 2nd dose, and booster shots of the Moderna vaccine. 18+ only at the West Gray MMSC located at 1475 West Gray st.

Tarrytown Pharmacy, with Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Disability Rights Texas is providing a mobile vaccine clinic for people with disabilities in Houston this Friday, 11-19-21, at the West Gray MMSC from 9am - 2pm.

Register at: https://hipaa.jotform.com/213124584929158

11/18/2021
HCOD Monthly Meeting

Join us for the monthly meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities

It's not too late to register for public comment and attend the November meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabiliti...
11/18/2021

It's not too late to register for public comment and attend the November meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. Make your voice heard on disability issues in the community at bit.ly/HCOD2021
#HouDisability

It's not too late to register for public comment and attend the November meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. Make your voice heard on disability issues in the community at bit.ly/HCOD2021
#HouDisability

Tarrytown Pharmacy, with Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Disability Rights Texas is providing a mob...
11/16/2021

Tarrytown Pharmacy, with Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Disability Rights Texas is providing a mobile vaccine clinic for people with disabilities in Houston this Friday, 11-19-21, at the West Gray MMSC from 9am - 2pm.

Register at: https://hipaa.jotform.com/213124584929158

Tarrytown Pharmacy, with Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Disability Rights Texas is providing a mobile vaccine clinic for people with disabilities in Houston this Friday, 11-19-21, at the West Gray MMSC from 9am - 2pm.

Register at: https://hipaa.jotform.com/213124584929158

Happy Veteran's Day!! We are so proud of all of our local veterans and so thankful for their service. We invite you all ...
11/11/2021

Happy Veteran's Day!! We are so proud of all of our local veterans and so thankful for their service. We invite you all to gather with us today at City Hall at 10am for our Houston Salutes American Heroes celebration and parade.
#houdisability

Image Description: The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities would like to say Happy Veteran's Day! We recognize all who've served our country including the 1.4 million disabled Texan veterans. There are stars scattered about the graphic and a picture of an American flag.

Happy Veteran's Day!! We are so proud of all of our local veterans and so thankful for their service. We invite you all to gather with us today at City Hall at 10am for our Houston Salutes American Heroes celebration and parade.
#houdisability

Image Description: The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities would like to say Happy Veteran's Day! We recognize all who've served our country including the 1.4 million disabled Texan veterans. There are stars scattered about the graphic and a picture of an American flag.

Thank you CM Evans-Shabazz for inviting us to present at District D's Greater Sugar Valley Civic Club meeting last night...
11/10/2021

Thank you CM Evans-Shabazz for inviting us to present at District D's Greater Sugar Valley Civic Club meeting last night. We had a great conversation on sidewalk repairs and how to apply for our Pedestrian Accessibility Review Program.
You can apply at: http://houstontx.gov/disabilities/sidewalksafety.html

Thank you CM Evans-Shabazz for inviting us to present at District D's Greater Sugar Valley Civic Club meeting last night. We had a great conversation on sidewalk repairs and how to apply for our Pedestrian Accessibility Review Program.
You can apply at: http://houstontx.gov/disabilities/sidewalksafety.html

11/10/2021

The Veterans Day Celebration takes place on Thursday, November 11th at City Hall. The ceremony begins at 10am and parade begins at 11:30am. We hope you will come downtown and join us as we salute our American Heroes! # HoustonSalutes

MOPD Director Gabe Cazares got his flu shot this week and you should get yours too! The vaccine protects you and others ...
11/03/2021

MOPD Director Gabe Cazares got his flu shot this week and you should get yours too! The vaccine protects you and others and is safe to get along w/Covid vaccine.
We offer flu shots to uninsured & underinsured people on a sliding fee scale at Houston Health Department centers.
#HouDisability

MOPD Director Gabe Cazares got his flu shot this week and you should get yours too! The vaccine protects you and others and is safe to get along w/Covid vaccine.
We offer flu shots to uninsured & underinsured people on a sliding fee scale at Houston Health Department centers.
#HouDisability

People with disabilities deserve the same access to job opportunities as anyone else. Our office envisions a Houston whe...
10/19/2021

People with disabilities deserve the same access to job opportunities as anyone else. Our office envisions a Houston where all candidates seeking employment at any level are given the same considerations.

Join us for a webinar on NDEAM tomorrow at 11:30
https://bit.ly/HouNDEAM2021

Wishing the Houston Astros the best of luck in their ALCS games! Your city employees are rooting for you!! #GoStros #HTX...
10/15/2021

Wishing the Houston Astros the best of luck in their ALCS games! Your city employees are rooting for you!! #GoStros #HTX #HouDisability

Wishing the Houston Astros the best of luck in their ALCS games! Your city employees are rooting for you!! #GoStros #HTX #HouDisability

10/14/2021
HCOD Monthly Meeting

Join us for the monthly meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities

10/14/2021
HCOD Monthly Meeting

Join us for the monthly meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities

10/13/2021

Join us this Thursday for the October meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. You can register for public comment at bit.ly/HCOD2021 #HouDisability

South Texas College of Law will be conducting intake and screening cases Thursday, October 21st from 1-3pm at the Metrop...
10/12/2021

South Texas College of Law will be conducting intake and screening cases Thursday, October 21st from 1-3pm at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 W.Gray St. To register, email [email protected] or call our office at 832-394-0814 #HouDisability

South Texas College of Law will be conducting intake and screening cases Thursday, October 21st from 1-3pm at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 W.Gray St. To register, email [email protected] or call our office at 832-394-0814 #HouDisability

Stevie Wonder is this week’s #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, musician, and produce...
06/28/2021

Stevie Wonder is this week’s #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, musician, and producer who is completely blind. He has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts by the U.S. President''s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

Stevie Wonder is this week’s #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, musician, and producer who is completely blind. He has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts by the U.S. President''s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

Meet our new policy intern Aidan! He chose to intern at MOPD because he loves the culture of the department and how comm...
06/24/2021

Meet our new policy intern Aidan! He chose to intern at MOPD because he loves the culture of the department and how committed the staff is to helping the disabled community. He is looking forward to writing policy that will help ensure all Houstonians have safe commutes.

Meet our new policy intern Aidan! He chose to intern at MOPD because he loves the culture of the department and how committed the staff is to helping the disabled community. He is looking forward to writing policy that will help ensure all Houstonians have safe commutes.

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Can someone PLEASE do something about the MSP yellow cab "service". It was working better than usual during covid then they changed their computer system & I've been waiting 1 1/2 hours (that's pretty standard). Since metro is always off and makes you stay at each location for 2 hours the best way to get around Houston is hitch hiking. That's what I used pre-covid but it's a bitch getting a ride when you have groceries - with any of the above.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to y'all for again giving your support and being one of our partners (The Walk for Mental Health Awareness - Houston) in raising the volume on our #PositivePublicDialogue as we talk about mental illness out in the bright sunlight of the day, just where this conservation. Especially on World Mental Health Day - Sunday, October 10th. and with our 11th. 5k fun walk with post-walk Mental Health Expo to be held on Saturday, October 9th.
NACA, has launched its “Roll to the Polls” campaign for the Houston Area. It will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13 for early voting and run through the end of the month. The drivers will also be out on Election Day, Nov. 3. All you have to do is call or text to request your FREE ride to the polls. To apply as a driver contact Sabrina via call or text at 346-243-2036. Pay rate $12hr
Talk to a dog who has broken legs and tell them what you tell every animal in need. Sorry...I don't care. WHY?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
This is one of the lucky animals of Houston. No food or water for 5 days, cries all day and night. There are thousands of dying dogs laying on the streets begging for help BUT YOUR OFFICE DOES NOTHING!! WHY??? I have pictures that would bring you to tears yet you still DO NOTHING. SHAME ON YOU!!!
I am a 52 year old black woman who CURRENTLY HAS a BROKEN SHOULDER because of a racist cop in Houston who broke my shoulder ON PURPOSE in front of witnesses INCLUDING MY CHILDREN on a BU****IT CHARGE THAT I went to jail for 78 hours for after being handcuffed to a chair for over 2 hours 1st and THEN the charges were DROPPED AS SOON as the judge read the details. And because what happened to me wasn't VIOLENT ENOUGH no lawyer will touch my case EVEN THOUGH I FILED an internal affairs report a year ago. This happened 2 years ago. My shoulder needs surgery but I can't afford it. So, if you're reading THIS AND are pi**ed off about people rioting and looting in Minnesota...F**K OFF AND DIE NOW BECAUSE YOU'RE A RACIST PIECE OF S**T JUST LIKE THE COP THAT MURDERED Mr. Floyd. Here's the thing I'm seeing a LOT on line....Black people are generally not mad at or hate all white people., nor all cops. ANYONE who knows me KNOWS that I don't. The cop who broke my shoulder WASN'T WHITE, he was Hispanic. THIS is about institutionalized racism that is inbedded in EVERY POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS IS A CULTURAL WAR and MOST of the casualties are unaremed people of color. I don't understand why so many people DON'T GET IT...
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During your extra time at home... Census field teams are on hold due to COVID-19 but the Census count needs to continue. An accurate Census count is critical for Houston/Harris County. Complete the Census online or phone while you practice social distancing #ACO3186