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Page last reviewed: February 20, 2024

Multi-Service Centers

Food Waste Drop-Off: Jan. 22-Feb. 29, 2024

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department has launched a free compost pilot program. All food scraps are accepted, including fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy, bread, rice, pasta, raw and cooked food, and cut flowers. The material is then brought to a facility and turned into compost. 

Drop-off locations: Kashmere Multi-Service Center (Mondays, 2-5 p.m.), Alief Neighborhood Center (Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.), Acres Homes Multi-Service Center (Tuesdays, 2-5 p.m.), Sunnyside Multi-Service Center (Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.). 

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Our spacious centers provide a variety of services to Houstonians and are available for public and private events. We work in partnership with collaborating agencies to provide educational resources, direct services, referrals, access to basic needs, and other social service needs.

Multi-Service Center Locations

    Services

    • Healthy food through our farmers markets, produce wagons, and community gardens
    • Education to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure
    • Computer room and free WiFi
    • Application help for financial assistance programs such as Medicaid, Affordable Care Act Insurance, and Harris Health Financial Assistance
    • Facility rentals for private events
    • Meeting space for public events and meetings
    • Fitness activities and exercise equipment
    • Services for seniors (60+) and older (meals, benefits counseling, fitness activities)
    • Help with accessing health care and social services
    • Comcast Lift Zones that provide free hotspot internet access to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework.

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    My Brother's Keeper Houston

    My Brother's Keeper Houston improves future outcomes for our youth and children. This translates to better economic conditions for families, access to quality education, improved health outcomes, a well-trained workforce, greater access to resources, and safer neighborhoods. 

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    Breathe With Pride

    Breathe With Pride aims to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related health disparities among LGBTQ2IA+ communities.

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    Get Moving Houston Urban Gardens

    The Get Moving Houston Urban Gardens provide hands-on experience in vegetable gardening and urban agriculture to community members and encourage the consumption of local fruits and vegetables.

    Houston Pollen and Mold Reports

    The Houston Health Department laboratory measures air samples to provide a daily report and recorded message for the pollen and mold spore count within the area. 

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    Senior Services (60+)

    The Harris County Area Agency on Aging is part of a nationwide network of agencies coordinating supporting services for adults 60 years or older and their caregivers. We help with benefits counseling, caregiver support, info referrals, intervention services, links to services, long-term care ombudsmen, and nutrition programs. 

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