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Community Resources

Check out these national and local resources. The Axis Youth Network is not paid or incentivized to promote these services. Additional resources are added periodically. 


Harris County Public Libraries

Serving all ages in Harris County

You may know your local library for a literary storehouse. However, it is a great resource for free educational programs. Some of these include children story times, teen anime clubs, and classes covering a variety of topics. Don't live in Harris County? Similar resources are available at other city and county libraries across the Greater Houston area.

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Collaborative for Children

Serving children 0-4 years old in Harris County

This organization focuses on free programs that provide families access to early childhood education. In their mobile classroom, Collab-Lab, families connect with specialists to assure kids are ready for school. It services Acres Homes, Greenspoint, and Galena Park. They also have an in home program, Parents as Teachers. This is available to families anywhere in Harris County. Check out their website to learn more. 

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Northwest Assistance Ministries


Serves all ages in Northwest Harris County

Affectionally known as NAM, this organization offers an array of services. Service area expands from I-10 E to 59, focusing on families in Northwest Houston. Services include thrift store, free therapy, rental assistance, vocational training center, family violence center, senior center, health services, meals on wheels for seniors, housing center, and veterans services. Some services are available in English and Spanish. 

Spring ISD Smart Start


Serves children 18 months-4 years old zoned to Spring ISD

Smart Start is an early childhood outreach program for families in Spring ISD. This free program is offered in English and Spanish. Families meet with a home instructor weekly for one-on-one instruction, focused on child development. Lessons are curriculum-based and individualized. In addition, the program hosts workshops and group events throughout the year.

Harris County Precincts

Serves all ages

County precincts are generally known for public works related activities. Did you know they also handle recreation? This includes parks and community centers that can be reserved for events. Each precinct has their own event calendar, with free programs for all ages. Check out their websites periodically, as events are added often.

Things to do in Houston

Family At Church
Serves families with children

Family fun is simply immeasurable! Check out these sites catered to sharing family friendly events around the city. Some events may cost. Check these site periodically, as events are added often. 

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