SeAM Goes the Extra Mile for its Neighbors
“I was so desperate; I didn’t know where I’d get food for the children but SeAM cared and immediately helped.” Susan, age 29
“When I got out of the hospital my rent was overdue. SeAM kept me from losing my apartment while I recovered from surgery.” David, age 75
SeAM Serves ZIP Codes
Gateway at Ellington
FOOD ASSISTANCE - Nutritious food, including eggs, milk, meat, and fresh produce is provided to clients by the SeAM Food Pantry. Additionally, Food Fairs are held each Saturday to distribute large amounts of produce. The Food Pantry also endeavors to accommodate special dietary requirements.
HOUSEHOLD, HYGIENE, and INFANT CARE - items are also provided as they are available.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - SeAM provides limited financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation and job related needs. Aid also is available for clients with urgent medical needs such as physician-written prescriptions and medical supplies and equipment.
CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANCE - Vouchers to the SeAM Thrift Store enable clients to obtain clothing, including garments suitable for work, shoes, bed linens, kitchen equipment and other household items.
COMMUNITY REFERRAL - SeAM maintains a large cooperative network with clinical, educational and other social service providers. Clients who need additional specialized forms of assistance are referred to appropriate resources at the time of initial interview.
Client Service Process
The process for emergency assistance begins with a personal interview at SeAM's Client Service Building, located at 2102 Houston Blvd. in South Houston. A confidential interview is conducted to identify the client's needs and determine how SeAM best can be of assistance.
Identification Items Required at Each Visit
-Social Security Numbers for all members of the household that have them
-Proof of address: Lease or recent bill with person’s name and current address
-Cut-Off Notice or Eviction Notice for rent or utility assistance
Ministry Office & Pantry Hours
Monday—Thursday 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
New walk-ins must check in by 12:00 PM.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Appointment Only - Call 713-944-0093
If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact the Houston Food Bank emergency food pantry for an appointment 832-369-9390
Saturday Food Fairs which distribute fresh produce
1st Saturday, Cambodian Baptist Church,
8325 Fuqua St., Houston 77075
3rd Saturday, CrossRoads United Methodist Church,
10030 Scarsdale Blvd., Houston 77089
4th Saturday, Iglesia Una Luz en Tu Camino,
9045 Howard Dr., Houston, 77017
Others in SeAM's area
1st Wednesday, St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2217 Theta
3rd Saturday, Bibleway Church, 9000 Frey Rd., Houston, 77034