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HEALTH AND WELLNESS AGENCY PROFILES

Huntsville

New Life Resale Shoppe (in conjunction with Pregnancy Care Center)

1524 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77340 (map) | (936) 294-9777

Mission/Purpose

The shoppe sells furniture, clothing, house wares and jewelry with all proceeds benefiting the Pregnancy Care Center.The Pregnancy Care Center provides free pregnancy testing, free STD testing for men and women and material services for the Huntsville area.

Volunteer Opportunities: Sorting, pricing and organizing merchandise.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Interview and Orientation/Training.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Lydia Montgomery at newliferesale@gmail.com

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Pregnancy Care Center-Huntsville

1522 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77340 (map) | (936) 294-0404 | www.pcctexas.org | info-pcc@suddenlink.net

Mission/Purpose

We are committed to telling the truth about healthy life choices. We provide free and confidential services to the community such as counseling, STD testing and pregnancy testing.

Volunteer Opportunities: Assit with peer counseling and reseale shop positions.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Interview and Orientation/Training.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Mariah Straughan at mariahstraughan34@yahoo.com

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Trinity

House of Hope Recovery Facility

100 Ford Street, Trinity, TX 75862 (map) | (936) 594-4527 | houseofhopetrinity@yahoo.com

Mission/Purpose

House of Hope is a recovery facility for women who are trying to overcome drug and/or alcohol addictions. We are faith-based and health oriented. We are a tobacco free "dorm" lifestyle incorporating Bible studies, classes and personal counseling.

Volunteer Opportunities: Work at the House of Hope Thrift Store by making pick ups and deliveries for the store. Other opportunities include internships in the office, possible counseling opportunities and cleaning at both the store and the House. Help assist with teaching clients how to balance a checkbook, computer classes, health classes and exercise classes. Graphic art skills are needed in designing brochures and flyers or arts/crafts classes.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Interview and Orientation/Training.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Donna C. Mitchum at (909) 996-0912.

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Conroe

Birthright Montgomery County

1300 South Frazier #214, Conroe, TX 77301 (map) | (936) 756-3220 | birthright.org | broc@consolidated.net

Mission/Purpose

It is the right of every women to give birth and the right of every child to be born. We provide alternatives to abortion.

Volunteer Opportunities: To be a friend to the women seeking help. Help staff with phone calls, assist with pregnancy tests, sort and distribute maternity and baby clothing and clerical work. Experienced volunteers will make presentations to schools and community groups about the organization and its services.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Interview, Orientation/Training,Background Check and following Birthright directives.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: N/A

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The Woodlands and Spring

Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation

8505 Technology Forest Place, Suite 604, The Woodlands, TX 77381 (map) | (713) 389-5544 | ChildrensCancerRecovery.org | hprice@cancerrecovery.org

Mission/Purpose

Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation assists children under age 18 and their families who are facing the hardships of a cancer diagnosis.  The Foundation focuses on improving the mental, social, and emotional well-being of these families while helping to minimize the devastation that cancer can cause.

Volunteer Opportunities: Making sales kits, putting gift bags together to be distributed at local hospitals, and other events as scheduled.

Volunteer Requirements: Interview

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Holly Price at hprice@cancerrecovery.org

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The Breast Cancer Charities of America|IGoPink

8505 Technology Forest Place, Suite 604, The Woodlands, TX 77381 (map) | (936) 231-8460 | igopink.org info@igopink.org

Mission/Purpose

Research: We lead the quest to provide research funding into non-traditional cancer prevention and treatment options.

Educate: We teach an "integrated cancer care" and prevention lifestyle through our University Education Program.

Prevention: Promote public health policies for the prevention of breast cancer.

Support: Provide funds (emergency financial assistance to women and their families).

Volunteer Opportunities: Staff University Education IGoPInk booths throughout the year. Also, assist with handing out T-shirts, pens, educational materials at Breast Cancer events. Volunteers are needed for events such as the Stiletto Sprint and IGoPink Golf Classic.

Volunteer Requirements: E-mail the volunteer contact for specific requirements and include SHSU in the subject line.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Jenea Martinez at jenea@igopink.org

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Bristol Hospice

2002 Timberloch Place, Suite 150, The Woodlands, TX 77380 (map) | (281) 419-4476 | bristolhospice.com

Mission/Purpose

To treat all patients and families entrusted to our care with the highest level of compassion, respect and quality of life.

Volunteer Opportunities: General office assistance and make phone calls for bereavement follow-up. Also, direct patient care to provide companionship, caregiver respite or general family support.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Interview, Orientation/Training, Certification/Testing and Background Check.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Lisa Winkworth, LCSW at lwinkworth@bristolhospice.com

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Bryan-College Station

American Cancer Society

3207 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, TX 77802 (map) | (979) 776-1464 | cancer.org

Mission/Purpose

Eradicate cancer by helping people get well, stay well, find cures and fight back.

Volunteer Opportunities: There are many ways to get involved with the American Cancer Society. From promoting and organizing events to assisting patients; there is something for everyone. Also, help with Relay for Life of SHSU by joining a committee, becoming a team captain or by being a participant.

Volunteer Requirements: None.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Rebecca Winburn at rebecca.winburn@cancer.org.

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Houston

Harbor Hospice

8303 SW Freeway, Suite 960, Houston, TX 77074 | (713) 777-5290| harborhospice.com

Mission/Purpose

Harbor Hospice is committed to providing comprehensive, competent, quality care optimizing comfort and dignity consistent with the patient and family needs and goals. With the patient’s needs and goals as priorities, we seek to ensure, without discrimination, the dignity, comfort and choices of the patient/ family/ caregiver in timely, well-coordinated end-of life care which includes bereavement and counseling support.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Indirect patient care/administrative support: Assist office staff with filing, copying, data entry, answering phones, and unpacking supplies.

Direct patient support: Providing companionship to patients and their families. Volunteers can read aloud to the patients, listen to music with the patient and family, and assist in light activities around the patient’s house such as dog walking.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Orientation/Training, Background Check, Drug Screening

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Brianna Clark at (832) 954-8755 or at bclark@harborhospice.com

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Muscular Dystrophy Association

2900 Weslayan, Suite 375, Houston, TX 77027 (map) | (713) 522-8561 | mda.org | houstongulfcoast@mdausa.org

Mission/Purpose

To help find a treatment or cure for neuromuscular diseases.

Volunteer Opportunities: Help with fundraising events and at the MDA summer camp by assisting with one one one care for kids ages 6 -17 for a week.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Interview, Orientation/Training and Background Check.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Dalia DeLeon at ddeleon@mdausa.org, Erin Morris at emorris@mdausa.org or Suzanne Thomas at sthomas@mdausa.org


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