General Resources


Metro (South Campus only)

Metro Student Discount Card

Student can get 50% off the regular fare on any Metro service. Student can order a card three ways: online, by mail with this Student METRO Q® Fare Card registration form, or visit the Metro RideStore

To qualify you must show the following:

  • Government-issued photo ID (required)
  • Proof of credit hours (choose one)
    • Current class schedule
      • If uploading current class schedule, you must also show a tuition receipt (required)
    • Letter from the college verifying you are a current student
    • Student METRO Q Fare Card registration form signed and stamped by school registrar
  • If doing an internship, students need to provide a letter with start and end date on an official company letterhead

You can find the routes at this link

Harris County Rides Program is a curb-to-curb subsidized program that allows eligible customers and participating agencies to purchase transportation services at a significant discount. The customer/agency pays 50% of the total trip cost.

Harris County Transit


Legal Assistance

The Alliance offers legal services for low-income members of the community. Call (713) 776-4700

Houston Volunteer Lawyers provides free legal services to low-income people in Harris County. Call (713) 228-0732

Texas Law Help provides free legal information & court forms for simple civil legal problems.


Childcare Services

Head Start promotes school readiness for children who are low income and under 5 years old.


Multiple Services Agencies

Gulf Coast Community Services Association

The Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. engages partners and forges strategic alliances to educate, equip and empower individuals and families in their pursuit of economic independence. Services include head start, adult education/literacy, and emergency assistance (electric assistance, food assistance, rental assistance and transportation assistance).

Harris County Community Services Department

The Harris County Community Services Department is focused on addressing the housing, infrastructure and public service needs of the low to moderate income community in Harris County. This includes down payment assistance, home repair, after school programs, homeless services, and other emergency services.

Baker Ripley (formerly Neighborhood Centers)

Baker Ripley connects low income families and individuals with the resources needed to achieve independence and opportunity. Services include job connections, tax and financial services, education, food assistance, and additional wrap around services.


24 Hour Crises Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-784-2433

Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Houston: 713-529-0037

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255

National Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 74174

National Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-800-931-2237

Substance Abuse Disorder Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Women’s Advocacy Project Family Violence Hotline: 1-800-374-HOPE (4673)

Department of Family Protective Services Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 1-800-252-5400

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Houston Area Women’s Center Hotline: 713-528-2121

Bay Area Turning Point Hotline: 281-286-2525

The Bridge Over Troubled Water Hotline: 713-473-2801