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United Way of Greater Houston’s Bay Area Center provides a convenient, central location for those in the Bay Area community to access health and human services. In addition, the United Way of Greater Houston Bay Area Center offers conference rooms and meeting space for community organizations and an on-site computer lab for classes.

  • Location and Hours

    1300 Bay Area Blvd., Bldg. A
    Houston Texas 77058

  • Connect With Us

    By phone:

    (281) 282-6000
    (281) 282-6002 FAX

    On Facebook

  • Services at the Bay Area Center

    Community Support Services
    Counseling Services
    Emergency Assistance
    Employment Coaching
    Financial Coaching
    Health Services
    Youth Services

  • Conference Center

    The United Way Bay Area Conference Center is available for classes, trainings, board meetings, and special programs to qualified nonprofit and community organizations. Free meeting space is offered during regular United Way business hours and a modest security fee covers weekend usage.

    United Way of Greater Houston’s Conference Center’s policies are to provide 501(c)3 organizations priority usage who are aligned with our agency mission to serve clients within our community. These organizations include direct health and human services, educational institutions, and governmental entities. Nonprofit organizations must provide a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status letter and current liability insurance.

    Conference Center Hours:

    Monday-Thursday: 8:00am  – 7:00pm

    Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

    Saturday-Sunday: Available upon request. Additional fees will apply.

    1. Who Is Eligible to use space? Use of United Way meeting rooms is limited to nonprofit and community organizations that are classified as 501(c) (3) charitable organizations by the Internal Revenue Service (proof of nonprofit status is required), or governmental entities serving within the State of Texas.
    2. What Kind of Events Can Be Scheduled in the Service Center? Organizations can schedule staff, committee or task force meetings, volunteer, board or staff training events, conferences, collaborative activities with other nonprofit partners, and similar activities that support the mission of the organization
    3. WHAT IS THE COST? There is no rental charge for the use of the meeting rooms during United Way business hours. However, a guard must be on duty for all events in the United Way Center. Fees will be charged for security services for events that are outside of our posted hours and on weekends.

    Copy of 501C3 is required. 

    1. Building hours are Monday – Thursday from 8am – 7pm (everyone must be out of the building by 7pm, no exceptions) and Friday 8am – 5pm. Saturdays and Sundays are available upon request and will include additional fees to cover security expenses. A minimum 4-hour charge is applied to all weekend requests.
    2. All organizations must provide a current certificate of liability insurance naming United Way of Greater Houston as the certificate holder at least 7 days prior to the event. This will be kept on file for one (1) year. Organizations which utilize the United Way Conference Center agree to accept financial responsibility for any damages which occur in their reserved space during the course of their activities. This includes any damages caused due to the actions of an organization’s clients, employees, or volunteers.
    3. Meeting organizers are responsible for room set-up, sanitization and clean up. Registration and food tables must be located only within each conference room and not in the hallway. Please return rooms to the condition in which they were found. Failure to comply will result in a cleanup fee.
    4. Host groups may provide their own coffee, paper goods, plastic ware, etc. for their events.
    5. Any food must be individually pre-packaged; No buffet-style items allowed.
    6. Reservations are confirmed in the order they are received. In the event of a cancellation, please notify United Way as soon as possible at

    Groups assume all responsibility, risk, and liability for all activities of the group, its employees, agents, invitees, contractors, subcontractors, or licensees, directly or indirectly conducted in connection with this Agreement, including environmental and hazardous substance risks and liabilities, whether occurring during or after the term of this Agreement. Facilities, including the rooms and garage are being used at group’s risk and any damages are group’s responsibility. The group shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the United Way of Greater Houston, its employees, and agents from and against any and all suits, claims, actions, losses, costs, penalties, and damages of whatever kind or nature, including all attorney’s fees and litigation costs, arising out of, in connection with, or incident to any act or omission by the group, its employees, agents, invitees, contractors, subcontractors, or licensees, unless the sole proximate cause of the injury or damage is the negligence or willful misconduct of the United Way of Greater Houston or anyone acting on the United Way of Greater Houston’s behalf. Within 15 days, the group shall accept any such cause or action or proceeding upon tender by the United Way of Greater Houston. This indemnification shall survive the termination of the Agreement.

    Please note that United Way of Greater Houston reserves the right to cancel, modify, reschedule, or make room assignment changes as needed.

  • Nonprofit Networks

    The United Way Bay Area Center hosts several network meetings which bring together a wide variety of audiences to address community needs and identify resources to address those needs. These networks include:

    Bay Area Collaborative Partners

    Bay Area Collaborative Partners brings all Bay Area nonprofits, organizations, state/city/county/local entities, and faith-based organizations together to network, share resource information, program services, and problem solve any client needs. Each meeting has a program topic which is highlighted, which brings education, knowledge of services, and eligibility for direct client referrals into resources. These meetings occur on the second Friday of each month. E-mail to get the Zoom meeting details.

    Upcoming Meetings:


  • Disaster Recovery

    Our 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to connect you with food, child care, transportation and other resources.

    Call 211 or 713-957-4357

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  • Upcoming Events

United Way Funded Partners & Other Nonprofit Partners in Bay Area

211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE
211 or (281) 282-6043
1300-A Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE is an information and referral service with a free confidential helpline operated by the United Way of Greater Houston 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained HELPLINE specialists connect those in need with critical social services. United Way of Greater Houston – Bay Area has a trained specialist on-site during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

AVDA – Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
(713) 224-9911
1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600 Houston, TX 77002
AVDA is a nonprofit organization that has served the Houston community for 40 years with the mission to end family violence by advocating for the safety and self-determination of victims, promoting accountability for abusers, and fostering a community response to abuse. AVDA provides multilingual, transformational, lifesaving services to survivors of abuse and their families. Programs offered: Legal advocacy, Battering Intervention & Prevention, and Community Awareness.

Senior Center
(281) 282-9700 1511
El Dorado Blvd.
Houston, TX 77062
The Senior Center is open Monday – Friday for independent older adults; provides a free nutritious lunch, exercise classes, field trips, socialization, and more
Neighborhood Tax Center
(713) 273-3755 or 211
BakerRipley Neighborhood Tax Center offers free tax preparation for families and individuals earning up to $58,000; multiple locations, one at the Bay Area Center only during tax season. For more information about the year-round Neighborhood Tax Center, call the helpline numbers listed above or visit the website.

Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA)
(800) 510-3111
1300-A Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
BACODA offers alcohol, tobacco, vaping, and drug prevention services made up of curriculum-based activities in partnered schools, plus prevention-focused activities and presentations in the communities and schools beyond partnered full-time schools; and intervention services, which include professional assessments, individual counseling, referrals, and educational classes to meet mandated education requirements by courts or employers.

Bay Area Turning Point
Crisis Intervention Center & Administration Offices
(281) 338-7600
210 South Walnut Street
Webster, TX 77598
Bay Area Turning Point provides services to adults and children who are victims of family violence and/or sexual assault (including stalking, human trafficking, child abuse, and elder abuse); services include a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour emergency accompaniment, shelter, individual and family counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and programs to increase self-sufficiency. Provides prevention workshops for youth and professional training for corporate management. All services are free and confidential.

Bee Busy Wellness Center*
Direct: (281) 282-6075
Appointments: (713) 771-2292
1300-A Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
Bee Busy Wellness Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center, accredited by The Joint Commissions and certified as a Primary Care Medical Home providing the highest quality of health care. Services include preventative care, treatment for minor illnesses or injuries, and management of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure to name a few. All services are offered to patients, without regard to ability to pay.

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Bay Area
(281) 282-6036
1300-A Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 14, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Boy Scouts of America – Sam Houston Area Council
(713) 659-8111
2225 N Loop W
Houston, TX 77008
In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
3811 Allen Genoa
Pasadena, TX 77504
The mission of The Bridge is to offer support, provide safety and prevent domestic and sexual violence.

The Capital Good Fund
Capital Good Fund is a nonprofit, certified Community Development Financial Institution that helps people fix their finances. Capital Good Fund offers small loans and personalized Financial + Health Coaching.

Capital Idea
(832) 280-5343
2101 Crawford St #211
Houston, TX 77002
Capital IDEA Houston sponsors industry-recognized training combined with individual case management to support low-income eligible participants seeking to improve their family’s economic situation.

Covenant Community Capital
(713) 223-1864
3300 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020
Covenant Community Capital is a nonprofit that helps lower-income people achieve the dream of homeownership. Covenant has a variety of programs and services to help people of every background, income level, and neighborhood. It all starts with a one-on-one consulting session to help put together a financial plan and a pathway to owning a home.

DePelchin Children’s Center*
(713) 730-2335
1300-A Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
DePelchin Children’s Center provides counseling services in school settings to children and families experiencing challenges related to school performance, family conflict, grief, and other mental health issues. DePelchin also provides foster care, adoption, and post-adoption services to couples and individuals in the community.

Easter Seals of Greater Houston
(713) 838-9050
4888 Loop Central Dr #200
Houston, TX 77081
Easter Seals Greater Houston offers a full complement of services for individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities, and their families. Services range from infancy to adulthood and are offered throughout Greater Houston.

Family Houston
(713) 861-4849
1300-A Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
Family Houston provides professional counseling to help adults, children, and families cope with depression, anxiety, grief, family or marital conflict, and work-related stress. Services are available in both English and Spanish, with most major insurance plans, Medicaid and CHIP accepted. A sliding scale is also available. Case management, employment, and financial stability services are also available free of charge in both English and Spanish.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
(281) 282-6077
1300-A Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
(713) 292-0300
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is a community-based organization with nearly 55,000 girl members and 18,000 adult members. Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council serves 26 counties in Southeast Texas. Membership is open to all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade and provides leadership programs including science and technology, business and economic literacy, visual arts, and outdoor and environmental awareness.

Interfaith Caring Ministries
(281) 332-3881
151 Park Avenue
League City, TX 77573
Interfaith Caring Ministries serves local families, individuals, and seniors in need by providing services ranging from nutritious food assistance to rent and utility assistance. You must reside in the CCISD or FISD school districts.

Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston
3303 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston serves local families, individuals, and seniors in need by providing services such as meals on wheels and refugee services. Interfaith Ministries also provides volunteer opportunities.

L.I.F.E Houston
(713) 528-6044
2002 S Wayside Dr. B
Houston, TX 77023
L.I.F.E Houston provides emergency food for babies. Good nutrition during a baby’s first year gives baby a strong start for a strong future.

Santa Maria Hostel
Santa Maria Bonita House
2605 Parker Road
Houston, TX 77093
Santa Maria is Texas’ largest multi-site residential and outpatient substance use treatment center and one of a very few to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for pregnant and parenting women and their children. Clients progress towards achieving improved mental and physical health, family functioning, and economic stability that supports a drug- and violence-free lifestyle.

Southeast Area Ministries (SeAM)
2102 Houston Blvd
South Houston, TX 77587
Provides groceries (perishable and non-perishable), baby food, formula, clothing, household items; (when funds) rent/mortgage, utilities, medicine, and transportation.

Texas Hearing Institute
(713) 523-3633
3100 Shenandoah St
Houston, TX 77021
Texas Hearing Institute, formerly known as The Center for Hearing and Speech, is the most comprehensive resource for pediatric hearing loss.

The Salvation Army, Greater Houston Command
(713) 752-0677
1500 Austin St
Houston, TX 77002
The Salvation Army provides women, families, and veterans with shelter, community, assistance after a disaster, and help finding hope.

Workforce Solutions*
(346) 230-7018
Career office that helps people find, keep or get better jobs. Assist individuals who are seeking employment for the first time or making a career change by providing job search and job matching assistance, career counseling, and financial aid for education/training or work support. Offers recruiting,
screening, testing, and training to employers for potential hires. Provides industry-specific guidance, HR consulting, and training opportunities to help employers meet goals.

*Not a United Way funded partner