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The Office of Social Services
The Office of Social Services is committed to serving the community through assistance to low-to-moderate income families and individuals in need.  The Office of Social Services is comprised of the following sections that help disabled adults, veterans, and low-income families who meet their eligibility guidelines. 

Emergency Utility Assistance
Emergency utility assistance is available when clients are faced with a utility termination notice.  Referrals are made to clients with needs beyond the scope and resources of this office to other service providers who can address additional needs. 

Case Management
The Office of Social Services provides case management to low-income families and disabled adults to aid them in attaining greater self-sufficiency.  The goal is to provide services that afford the highest level of personal independence though effective use of resources.  Case Management can also assist Harris County Residents who require emergency assistance for vacate/eviction notice. 

Bereavement Services
The Bereavement Services program insures that every indigent citizen of Harris County without adequate resources receive a simple but dignified burial.  The Texas Constitution requires counties to bury or cremate the indigent.  This program, which provides this service of last resort, will work either with families to arrange a county burial or with referral services to obtain low-cost funeral services.  

Veteran Services
Veterans of the United States Armed Forces are entitled to certain benefits that reflect the pride and gratitude the country has for its veterans.  The Veterans Services program advocates for veterans and their dependents in Harris County.  They provide assistance to veterans and their dependents with the application process regarding compensation, pension, medical, education, insurance, and death benefits.  This office also assists veterans and their dependents in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits. 


Funding for these programs are provided in part by the Harris County Community Development Block Grant, the Emergency Solutions Grant, the City of Houston’s Emergency Solution’s Grant and the Texas Veterans Commission. 

 



Interview Form - English

Interview Form - Spanish

Preliminary application *  

* You may print and fill out the preliminary application and bring it with you to your interview. This may save you some time but it in no
   way constitutes or implies that you have been interviewed and will be seen or approved for any assistance from Office of Social 
  Services, a division of HCCSD.All persons who seek assistance from HCCSD must be interviewed in person. Assistance is dependent on
  available funding and different program guidelines.

 
 
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