Programs & Services

Client Services interviews each individual to determine the most effective way that MBK can assist them through their crisis and help them to obtain self sufficiency. MBK serves anyone eligible for services without regards to race, gender, ethnicity or religion.

FINANCIAL LITERACY & ASSISTANCE

Personal finance education and assistance for individuals or families having trouble paying for rent and/or utilities. 

 

“The assistance that MBK gave my family kept the lights on at our house.”

 

-MBK Client

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& Food for Change MARKET

Staple pantry items are provided for individuals or families dealing with food insecurity. 

“I come to MBK to get food when things are tough. They’ve been my family’s guardian angel.”

 

-MBK Client

STUDENT SUPPORT

We equip students with school supplies and uniforms as available to support their education. 

“My kids wouldn’t have school supplies this year without MBK. We can't thank them enough.”

 

-MBK Client

HOLIDAY OUTREACH

We provide Thanksgiving groceries and a gift for each child for Christmas to help make the holiday season bright.

 

“We don’t usually have money for a turkey, but MBK gave us enough for a whole meal. We feel so blessed”

-MBK Client

ELIGIBILITY

Proof of residency in Harris or Fort Bend County and identification required for ALL services.
Check out the details for each below.

Proof of Residency

Harris or Fort Bend County lease or mortgage statement preferred as proof of residency documentation.

If proof of residency is not in the applicant's name, a letter signed and dated by the home or lease owner and a current piece of mail (does not have to be a bill) from the owner will be accepted.

Identification

Photo ID required for all adult applicants.

Driver's License or State ID preferred

 

Passports accepted for persons

not in possession of a US ID.

 

Birth Certificate accepted for minors.

Photo copies of IDs and documents accepted.

Financial Assistance

Service:

My Brother's Keeper offers emergency financial assistance for individuals or families having trouble paying for rent and/or utilities. 

 

Eligibility:

  • Proof of Residency in Harris or Fort Bend County

  • Photo ID required for applicant

  • Documented proof of financial crisis (Ex. Notice to Vacate or Disconnection Notice)

  • Acknowledging our Financial Assistance Disclaimer

  • Accepting our Data Collection Policy

  • Completion of our Financial Literacy Course

Application:

Please call (281) 498-9933 and select option 1 to speak to a financial representative. This process is carried out virtually and appointments are made solely through the phone. Walk-in appointments are not available.

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Food Pantry

Service:

My Brother's Keeper Food Pantry offers staple pantry items for individuals or families dealing with food insecurity. Approved clients are eligible to receive assistance once within a 30-day period. Our Food Pantry is also a Houston Food Bank Food for Change market location for qualified clients. 

Eligibility:

  • Proof of Residency in Harris or Fort Bend County

  • Photo ID required for applicant and all household members

  • Award letter if any member of the household is enrolled in any social programs (SNAP, WIC, SSI, etc.)

Application:

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis. The pantry operates Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 1:30pm. Be prepared to provide the required documentation. Please call (281) 498-9933 if you have any questions.

 
 
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Financial Literacy

Service:

Access to personal finance knowledge is fundamental to success. MBK is excited to announce the creation of our Financial Literacy Program. This is a FREE online course that provides the basic knowledge to plan for a better financial future. In this course, you will learn how to set personal finance goals; develop a budget; practice healthy spending, saving, and investing strategies; as well as other fundamental financial skills.

Eligibility:

  • Proof of current Residency in Harris or Fort Bend County

  • Photo ID required for applicant

  • Documented proof of financial crisis (Ex. Notice to Vacate or Disconnection Notice)

Application:

The Financial Literacy Program is a FREE online course required to qualify for financial assistance through MBK; however, you must begin your case by calling (281) 498-9933 and then activate your website membership.

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Student Support

Service:

As the new school year approaches, students need to be equipped with the required items to support their learning experience. Each year MBK receives monetary and in-kind donations to help provide grade appropriate school supplies for the students registered in the Inspiring Minds School Supply Program.

 

Eligibility:

  • Proof of Residency in Harris or Fort Bend County

  • Photo ID required for adult applicant and birth certificate required each child applicant

  • School age children attending Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade 

 

Student Support Enrollment Period: Jul 6 - Aug 5, 2022

Enrollment:

Register by visiting the center in person. No appointment is required. Operating hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 1:30pm. Be prepared to provide the required documentation. Once approved, you will receive a voucher and be expected to attend the supply distribution event at a set date and time. Each child MUST be present to receive their school supplies. 

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Holiday Outreach

Service:

My Brother's Keeper seeks to make the holidays a joyful season for families in need by providing Thanksgiving groceries and a gift for each child for Christmas. 

 

Eligibility:

  • Proof of Residency in Harris or Fort Bend County

  • Photo ID required for adult applicant and birth certificate required for each child applicant

  • Children ages 1 - 10 years of age (Christmas program) 

Thanksgiving Enrollment Period: Oct 3 - Nov 11, 2022

Christmas Enrollment Period: Nov 7 - Dec 9, 2022​

Application:

Register by visiting the center in person. No appointment is required. Operating hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 1:30pm. Be prepared to provide the required documentation. Once approved, you will receive a voucher and be expected to attend the distribution event at a set date and time.  ONLY the designated applicant can pickup the Thanksgiving meal. Each child MUST be present to receive their Christmas gift.