Services & Programs
Below is an overview of the services and programs CITY WIDE CLUB provides serving the Greater Houston Metropolitan area including, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Chambers, Galbeston and Brazoria Counties with over 107 network chapters locally and nationally. City Wide Club is best known for its Annual Events however we are committed to serving the community on a daily basis through our Program Services. Your support is needed.
Information and Referral
Telephone information center that provides referrals to over 70,000 callers each year needing housing, utility assistance, food, child care, medical care, counseling, and substance abuse treatment.
Offers volunteer telephone support and referrals for those needing assistance in coping with problems and challenges of everyday life in the areas related to drug abuse, alcohol abuse, personal stress, child/parental abuse, suicide prevention and family matters.
While some may qualify for our Family Recovery Center, others are provided telephone referrals for temporary housing or shelter throughout the metropolitan area.
Family Recovery Center
Provides room and board for individuals who are faced with physical, metal and substance abuse challenges. Providing a safe and wholesome environment while preparing them for the future.
Seeks to provide Bus Tokens and Transportation Vouchers for those needing transportation to doctor's appointments and job interviews.
Qualified recipients are provided a voucher that can be used at a specified location to purchase, food, household items, cleaning supplies and etc. - (can be used for anything other than alcohol or tobacco or related products).
Provides emergency assistance for rent, utilty and other emergency needs.
Seeks to provide information reqarding educational opportunities as well as training in basic office procedures and computer skills; this is provided on-site, along with resume writing assitance.
Clothing/Blankets/Shoes/Food Baskets Distributed
These donated items are made available to those who need them primarily during the Annual Big Feasts held each year at the George R. Brown Convention Center. During these events held on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve more than 500,000 pieces of clothing, shoes, and household items are distributed to the more than 35,000 who attend.
Project P.E.A.C.E./After-School Programs
School drop-out and juvenile delinquency prevention program that provides over 100 youngsters after-school and summer activites, including homework assistance, academic tutoring, recreational activites, parenting classes for their care-takers, and referrals to needed services.
55+ Seniors Club
Once a month seniors meet at the Community Center for recreation; seminars and symposiums on safety; coping with aging; MediCare and other benefits; cosmetics, apparel; cooking classes; games such as bingo, chess and other fun activites.
Job Referral, Placement, and Training
Employment services are provided to almost 3,000 persons every year looking for work, or referrals to job training and intensive job placement services. Training in basic office procedures and computer skills is provided on-site, as are resume writing assistance and job finding and retention counseling. Matches potential employees with employers who are seeking applicants with like or similar job skills, educaiton and/or experience.
Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve Big Feasts held each year at the George R. Brown Convention Center where thousands are served with not only traditional, hot, nutritious meals but also clothing, household items, shoes, blankets, coats, jackets, flu shots, medical examinations, food baskets and more. Additionally, information is also available on affordable housing, educational and employment opportunitites, where applicable.