Magnolia Multi-Service Center


7037 Capitol St.
Houston, Texas 77011-4643


Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Rental Space

    Phone: 832-395-3395

    Rental space available for public meetings, receptions, workshops, banquets, and seminars.

    Dental Services

    Monday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Tuesday – Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Please call for appointment: 832-395-3408

    Baker Ripley Senior Health and Wellness Center

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Contact: Gloria Almendarez
    Phone: 832-395-3441

    • Free hot, nutritious lunch
    • Health and wellness classes
    • Exercise classes and Tai Chi
    • Games
    • Arts and crafts
    • Parties and special events
    • Senior resources

    Beat the Heat with Reliant

    June – October
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Serves as a cooling center for individuals needing to escape high temperatures.

    Community Relations Specialist

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Phone: 832-395-3385

    The community relations specialist provides information and resource referrals to community residents who need medical, emergency food, rental and utility assistance.

    Eligibility Assistance

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Phone: 832-395-3384

    Functions as an one-stop-shop to serve anyone needing assistance with completing applications for health service programs. Eligibility for Houston Health Department Health Centers can be determined on-site. Provides application completion for Harris County Financial Assistance ProgramTexas Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Healthy Texas Women program.

    Food Pantry for Seniors

    Monday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (intake applications)
    Phone: 281-905-7655

    Target Hunger is a supplemental food program for seniors. It facilitates the effective entry, coordination and implementation of Houston’s existing educational, health and social services for underserved communities.

    Get Moving 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 Financial Empowerment

    Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Ana Gonzalez – Program Manager
    Phone: 713-776-4700 ext. 501

    Noemi Flores – Financial Counselor
    Phone: 713-776-4700 ext. 405

    The Financial Empowerment Center provides one-to-one, professional financial counseling to Houstonians at no cost to residents. It is staffed by professionally-trained financial counselors who will help individuals and families to better manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings, establish and build credit, and access safe and affordable mainstream banking products.

    Learn more about the City of Houston, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, and Regions Bank Financial Empowerment Center initiative.

    Houston Food Bank — Client Assistance Program

    Monday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    The Houston Food Bank provides SNAP application assistance. SNAP helps people buy the food they need for good health. People also can buy garden seeds with SNAP benefits. SNAP food benefits are put on to the Lone Star Card and can be used just like a credit card at any store that accepts SNAP.

    Lift Zone

    Comcast Lift Zones provide free hotspot internet access to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework.

    Mayor's Assistance Office

    Monday – Friday, hours vary
    Phone: 832-393-4063

    The Mayor's Assistance Office functions in a customer service capacity to ensure that City of Houston services are delivered to neighborhoods. Investigates problems and quickly reports to the proper department to be solved within a reasonable period of time. Also provides support to groups involved with community development activities and works directly with civic clubs, neighborhood organizations, schools, and churches. Serves as an information and referral source.

    Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

    Visit our WIC page to learn how to apply for WIC benefits, and find all locations and hours of operation.
    Phone: 832-395-0896

    WIC provides health care referrals, nutritional education, and nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and children under five who have nutrition health-related problems.