Obtain Help

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

77587 in

South Houston


In Houston

77017, 77034,

77061, 77075,

77087, 77089

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

-Photo ID

-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.

It is important to arrive as early as possible.

Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Appointment Only - Call 713-944-0093

Satellite 2nd & 4th Tuesdays for food only

Call 713-454-6480 for an appointment at 3827 Broadway, Houston 77017

If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact the Houston food bank emergency food pantry


Saturday Food Fairs which distribute fresh produce

Food Fairs in September

2nd 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

5th Saturday, Berean Christian Church, 2210 Bronson St., Houston, 77034

Others in SeAM's area

3rd Saturday, Bibleway Church,  9000 Frey Rd., Houston, 77034

Our Location

Southeast Area Ministry (SeAM) located 2102 Houston Blvd Hwy. 3, [Galveston Rd.], South Houston, TX 77587

(between College and Edgebrook)