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 disabilities; we also serve as a liaison between the mayor, city council, city departments, & other public & private entities on matters pertaining to PWDs in Hou.

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

Photos from Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities's post
05/03/2021

Photos from Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities's post

The City of Houston is hosting a Covid-19 vaccine clinic for people with disabilities Saturday May 15, 2021 at the West ...
04/30/2021

The City of Houston is hosting a Covid-19 vaccine clinic for people with disabilities Saturday May 15, 2021 at the West Gray MMSC! #TakeYourBestShot to keep you and your community safe! Walk-ins are welcome but you can call 832-393-4301 to make an appointment.

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¡La ciudad de Houston organizará una clínica de vacunación Covid-19 para personas con discapacidades el sábado 15 de mayo de 2021 en el West Gray MMSC! ¡#TakeYourBestShot para mantenerte a ti y a tu comunidad a salvo! Las visitas sin cita son bienvenidas, pero puede llamar al 832-393-4301 para hacer una cita.

Happy #InternationalGuideDogDay to Schulz and all of the other good bois out there that enable greater access and indepe...
04/28/2021

Happy #InternationalGuideDogDay to Schulz and all of the other good bois out there that enable greater access and independence to blind and low vision folks worldwide!

Happy #InternationalGuideDogDay to Schulz and all of the other good bois out there that enable greater access and independence to blind and low vision folks worldwide!

Thank you The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Diversity and Inclusion committee for inviting our office to do an accessibil...
04/13/2021

Thank you The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Diversity and Inclusion committee for inviting our office to do an accessibility review this morning. There is a lot of encouraging progress being made and we look forward to this ongoing discussion to create a more equitable Houston! #HOUdisability

Thank you The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Diversity and Inclusion committee for inviting our office to do an accessibility review this morning. There is a lot of encouraging progress being made and we look forward to this ongoing discussion to create a more equitable Houston! #HOUdisability

It's not too late to register for public comment! Make your voice heard at tonight's HCOD meeting. You can sign up at bi...
04/08/2021

It's not too late to register for public comment! Make your voice heard at tonight's HCOD meeting. You can sign up at bit.ly/HCOD2020

Join us next Thursday, April 8th from 4-6pm as the HCOD is joined by the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management They will explain the support they provide to people with disabilities during emergency activations. Sign up for public comment at bit.ly/HCOD2020

04/04/2021

On behalf of the City of Houston, we wish you a safe and Happy Easter! 🐣

May this day bring you blessings of love, joy, peace and hope. 💐

Join us next Thursday, April 8th from 4-6pm as the HCOD is joined by the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management ...
04/02/2021

Join us next Thursday, April 8th from 4-6pm as the HCOD is joined by the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management They will explain the support they provide to people with disabilities during emergency activations. Sign up for public comment at bit.ly/HCOD2020

Join us next Thursday, April 8th from 4-6pm as the HCOD is joined by the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management They will explain the support they provide to people with disabilities during emergency activations. Sign up for public comment at bit.ly/HCOD2020

April marks the start of Autism Acceptance Month. “While we will always work to spread awareness, words matter as we str...
04/01/2021
Autism awareness vs. acceptance: Houston advocates weigh in

April marks the start of Autism Acceptance Month. “While we will always work to spread awareness, words matter as we strive for autistic individuals to live fully in all areas of life,” Christopher Banks, president and CEO of ASA said.
Learn more here: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/lifestyle/renew-houston/health/article/Is-it-time-to-move-from-autism-awareness-to-16067498.php

Are people still unaware of autism? To Houston-area experts, the answer is yes and no —...

Our office is ready for #OpeningDay rooting for the Houston Astros! We want to see your team spirit today Houston!! #HOU...
04/01/2021

Our office is ready for #OpeningDay rooting for the Houston Astros! We want to see your team spirit today Houston!! #HOUdisability #ForTheH

Our office is ready for #OpeningDay rooting for the Houston Astros! We want to see your team spirit today Houston!! #HOUdisability #ForTheH

Director Cazares is discussing disability identity and intersectionality on a panel hosted by the @NFB_voice today.  You...
03/24/2021

Director Cazares is discussing disability identity and intersectionality on a panel hosted by the @NFB_voice today. You can find more presentations on the 2021 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium here: https://nfb.org/2021-law-symposium-digital-program#3
#HouDIsability

Director Cazares is discussing disability identity and intersectionality on a panel hosted by the @NFB_voice today. You can find more presentations on the 2021 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium here: https://nfb.org/2021-law-symposium-digital-program#3
#HouDIsability

If you've called into our office, more than likely you've spoken with our #MeetMopdMonday staff member Amanda. As a vete...
03/22/2021

If you've called into our office, more than likely you've spoken with our #MeetMopdMonday staff member Amanda. As a veteran of the office, she knows all about city resources to help you!

If you've called into our office, more than likely you've spoken with our #MeetMopdMonday staff member Amanda. As a veteran of the office, she knows all about city resources to help you!

03/11/2021
March HCOD Meeting

We are joined by HPARD staff Hannah Walker to talk about the Traveling Tabata Program.

Join us tomorrow to learn about HCOD updates as well as a presentation on the Traveling Tabata program designed by Hanna...
03/10/2021

Join us tomorrow to learn about HCOD updates as well as a presentation on the Traveling Tabata program designed by Hannah Walker bringing adapted fitness to disabled Houstonians with Houston METRO safely during the pandemic.

Register at bit.ly/HCOD2020

Join us tomorrow to learn about HCOD updates as well as a presentation on the Traveling Tabata program designed by Hannah Walker bringing adapted fitness to disabled Houstonians with Houston METRO safely during the pandemic.

Register at bit.ly/HCOD2020

Mask up Houston! 😷
03/10/2021

Mask up Houston! 😷

While the governor has rolled back the mask mandate beginning today, I thank all the local businesses that will continue to require masks. I also thank Houstonians who will continue wearing masks. During the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a mask is the easiest way to protect your family, friends and co-workers. #maskup

Dir. Cazares received his 2nd Covid-19 vaccine today and wants all Houstonians with disabilities to sign up for one. @Ho...
03/03/2021

Dir. Cazares received his 2nd Covid-19 vaccine today and wants all Houstonians with disabilities to sign up for one. @HoustonHealth waitlists are open to people age 16 and older with chronic health conditions. You can call 832-393-5500 or sign up online: https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines/

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Dir. Cazares recibió hoy su segunda vacuna Covid-19 y quiere que todos los habitantes de Houston con discapacidades se inscriban para recibir una. Las listas de espera de @HoustonHealth están abiertas a personas mayores de 16 años con afecciones crónicas de salud. Puede llamar al 832-393-5500 o registrarse en línea: https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines/

Dir. Cazares received his 2nd Covid-19 vaccine today and wants all Houstonians with disabilities to sign up for one. @HoustonHealth waitlists are open to people age 16 and older with chronic health conditions. You can call 832-393-5500 or sign up online: https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines/

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Dir. Cazares recibió hoy su segunda vacuna Covid-19 y quiere que todos los habitantes de Houston con discapacidades se inscriban para recibir una. Las listas de espera de @HoustonHealth están abiertas a personas mayores de 16 años con afecciones crónicas de salud. Puede llamar al 832-393-5500 o registrarse en línea: https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines/

Recent UofH grad Luis is our #MeetMopdMonday staff member today. He joined the team last year and has been an incredible...
03/01/2021

Recent UofH grad Luis is our #MeetMopdMonday staff member today. He joined the team last year and has been an incredible addition. Say hi!

Recent UofH grad Luis is our #MeetMopdMonday staff member today. He joined the team last year and has been an incredible addition. Say hi!

We’re happy to partner with Houston Adapted Sports Club and Operation BBQ Relief to provide a hot meal to people with di...
02/27/2021

We’re happy to partner with Houston Adapted Sports Club and Operation BBQ Relief to provide a hot meal to people with disabilities for pick up at the West Gray MMSC until 2pm today.

Earlier today City Council Member Amy Peck and MOPD Director Gabe Cazares served meals as part of an ongoing City meal d...
02/23/2021

Earlier today City Council Member Amy Peck and MOPD Director Gabe Cazares served meals as part of an ongoing City meal distribution with Operation BBQ Relief and the The Salvation Army USA. We will be at Northwest Mall at 9500 Hempstead Rd. from 10:30 am until out of food through the end of the week, weather permitting.

Earlier today City Council Member Amy Peck and MOPD Director Gabe Cazares served meals as part of an ongoing City meal distribution with Operation BBQ Relief and the The Salvation Army USA. We will be at Northwest Mall at 9500 Hempstead Rd. from 10:30 am until out of food through the end of the week, weather permitting.

Houston! CrowdSource Rescue and Operation BBQ Relief are helping those still affected by Winter Storm Uri. If you lack r...
02/23/2021

Houston! CrowdSource Rescue and Operation BBQ Relief are helping those still affected by Winter Storm Uri. If you lack reliable transportation to get food & water you can sign up for a hot meal delivery at www.crowdsourcerescue.org/freeze

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Houston! CrowdSource Rescue y Operation BBQ Relief están ayudando a los que aún se ven afectados por la tormenta invernal Uri. Si no tiene un medio de transporte confiable para conseguir comida y agua, puede inscribirse para recibir una comida caliente en www.crowdsourcerescue.org/freeze

Houston! CrowdSource Rescue and Operation BBQ Relief are helping those still affected by Winter Storm Uri. If you lack reliable transportation to get food & water you can sign up for a hot meal delivery at www.crowdsourcerescue.org/freeze

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Houston! CrowdSource Rescue y Operation BBQ Relief están ayudando a los que aún se ven afectados por la tormenta invernal Uri. Si no tiene un medio de transporte confiable para conseguir comida y agua, puede inscribirse para recibir una comida caliente en www.crowdsourcerescue.org/freeze

02/23/2021

‼️The City of Houston, in collaboration with CrowdSource Rescue, OperationBBQ Relief, the Salvation Army, Council Members Abbie Kamin and Amy Peck will be serving hot meals on a first come first serve basis at Northwest Mall to provide food to those still impacted by last week’s Severe Winter Storm Uri.

Distribution will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 and will continue until supply runs out.

The drive-thru 🚙 distribution will take place on the south side of Northwest Mall at 9500 Hempstead Rd. This will continue through Friday, February 26, 2021 weather permitting.

02/21/2021

The City of Houston, joined by the @astros and @BrothersProduce will host a third bottled water distribution Sunday Feb. 21 at Butler Stadium (13755 South Main St.) at 2 p.m.

If you have power and water, please boil your water for 2 full minutes before drinking it.

02/21/2021

❗️❗️❗️NOW CLOSED / CERRADO❗️❗️❗️

Disaster Home Delivery reservations are now CLOSED. If you are in need of food assistance please visit: www.houstonfoodbank.org/locations to find a pantry near you.
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Las reservaciones de entrega a domicilio en caso de desastre estan cerradas. Si necesita asistencia alimentaria, por favor visite: www.houstonfoodbank.org/locations para encontrar una despensa cerca de usted.

Thank you CrowdSource Rescue for your continued assistance throughout this Storm. If you are in need of bottled water an...
02/19/2021

Thank you CrowdSource Rescue for your continued assistance throughout this Storm. If you are in need of bottled water and lack a way to get it, go to crowdsourcerescue.org/freeze to register for assistance. If you DO NOT have internet access you may dial 311 for help. #HOUdisability

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Gracias CrowdSource Rescue por su asistencia continua durante esta Tormenta. Si necesita agua embotellada y no tiene una forma de conseguirla, vaya a crowdsourcerescue.org/freeze para registrarse para recibir ayuda. Si NO tiene acceso a Internet, puede marcar 311 para obtener ayuda.

Thank you CrowdSource Rescue for your continued assistance throughout this Storm. If you are in need of bottled water and lack a way to get it, go to crowdsourcerescue.org/freeze to register for assistance. If you DO NOT have internet access you may dial 311 for help. #HOUdisability

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Gracias CrowdSource Rescue por su asistencia continua durante esta Tormenta. Si necesita agua embotellada y no tiene una forma de conseguirla, vaya a crowdsourcerescue.org/freeze para registrarse para recibir ayuda. Si NO tiene acceso a Internet, puede marcar 311 para obtener ayuda.

We are partnering with CrowdSource Rescue to deliver bottled water to people with disabilities who don't have access to ...
02/18/2021
CrowdSource Recue: Texas Winter Freeze

We are partnering with CrowdSource Rescue to deliver bottled water to people with disabilities who don't have access to reliable transportation. We want to make sure that no one gets left behind. For more information go to crowdsourcerescue.org/freeze

Protecting the elderly during the Texas freeze.

Timeline Photos
02/17/2021

Timeline Photos

As the power outages continue, please be mindful of food safety. Never taste food to determine its safety! Remember you can’t rely on appearance or odor. If the food still contains ice crystals or is 40 °F or below, it is safe to refreeze. Refrigerated food should be safe as long as power is out no more than 4 hours. Keep the door closed as much as possible and throw out any perishable food that has been above 40 °F for 2 hours.

02/17/2021

🚨 ATTENTION 🚨

A boil water notice is now in effect for Houston until further notice. Check with local provider or MUD to see if you are impacted. If you don't have power to boil water, you're advised to use bottled water for consumption.

Houston Public Works has received reports of low water pressure and we ask the community to reserve water in the area.

The City expects pressures to improve over the day and to have stabilized pressures back into the operational range before the end of the day on Thursday, Feb. 18.

If you have questions concerning this matter, contact 311 or email [email protected].

🚨Spread the word! If you or someone you know needs power for durable medical equipment, call 3-1-1 for help. ¡Difundan l...
02/17/2021

🚨Spread the word! If you or someone you know needs power for durable medical equipment, call 3-1-1 for help. ¡Difundan la palabra! Si usted o alguien que conoce necesita energía para su equipo médico duradero, llame al 3-1-1 para obtener ayuda.🚨 #HouNews #Houwx

UPDATE: ERCOT has directed us to again reduce electric system load. Customers should be make preparations now for possible additional outages. We stand ready to restore power once there is sufficient supply to do so.

Timeline Photos
02/16/2021

Timeline Photos

Many stoplights are out around the county. ALL non-working traffic signals need to be treated as 4 way stops. However, roadways are still dangerous due to weather. The safest place to be is where you are. Stay home. Stay safe.

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post
02/15/2021

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post

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1475 W Gray St
Houston, TX
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The Commission is responsible for advising and making recommendations to the mayor, City Council, department directors and the individual designated by the mayor to head the Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities.

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
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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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People on unemployment get more money than people like me on dis. I am 65 years old my wife is 68 and we do not get that much money.
I can not even get my house fix from the 2 storm"s we had and the flood .Only rich people get help. Not poor people like me.If you don"t Believe. Check me out at 9018 Klondike St Houston Texas 77075
We had to storms and a flood .You guy"S have not done any thing to help us . I hope you do not want our vote 9018 Klondike st. Houston TX 77075
As a Deaf advocate, Dr. Angela K. Trahan, wanted to see how beneficial it is to use a video relay interpreting service during the voting process so she can share her experience with the Deaf community across Greater Houston area, State of Texas and all over in the USA! See the transcript for the video on first comment under this post.