Useful forms and information when seeking assistance, resources and help:

Help Starts as Soon as You Walk Through the Door

If you or someone you know needs help, The Jesse Tree will do everything we can to get it. From food to medical care, from clothing to counseling services, The Jesse Tree will put you in touch with the services you need. Here, you will find a few resources to help you get started.

The best way to access services is to speak to a Jesse Tree resource coordinator. Please call (409) 762-2233 during normal business hours.

  • Using the Universal Self-Screening Form helps us determine which services you may need, and which services you may qualify for.
  • Save time by filling out the The Jesse Tree Application before visiting our offices.
  • Do you have a complete Enrollment Portfolio? If not, The Jesse Tree can help you locate and secure the documents that you may need to access certain services.
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Here is a quick list of local resources:

Galveston County Food Bank (409) 945 4232

ADA Women’s Center (409) 763 5516

Catholic Charities (409) 762 2062

Community Action Council (409) 765 7878

Our Daily Bread (Homeless) (409) 765 6971

St. Vincent’s Episcopal House (409) 763 8521

The Jesse Tree (409) 762 2233

The Salvation Army (409) 763 1691

The United Way Resource Line   211

If you need a list of resources for veterans, here are some helpful links:

Other helpful online resources:

  • The website allows you to fill out an online screening form that helps you know which state benefit programs you might be able to get.
  • Finding Help in Texas allows you to find information on health and human services in your area.
  • Need help finding health insurance you can afford? Visit, a service of the Texas Department of Insurance.

Also calling 2-1-1 is a free, easy way to find out about services you can get. You can find services in your area or through state programs such as food, housing, hurricane evacuation planning, child care, after-school programs, senior services, help after a disaster, tax help, SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP, and TANF.