Community Support

We strive to provide support to the communities in the Greater Houston area by offering free programs and services. To meet the needs of families in our community, India House provides free programs that address hunger, health and family issues through our food distribution, charity clinic and free legal consultation.

India House Offers Community Service Programs In Houston

Our mission is to unite cultures, create bridges, and help the community by bringing resources, education, services, and Indian culture to Houstonians. In order to support community service in Houston we offer an array of free programs and services including cultural, language learning, education, immigration, medical, legal, and recreational activities. The Indo-American community of India House provides free community service programs to everyone in the community, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or age. If you wish to volunteer or do community service in Houston, we have ample opportunities available. Below are a wide range of Community Service Programs in Houston offered by India House:

Free Food Distribution

According to the Houston Health Department, 23.3% of the people in Houston/ Harris county do not have access to food. Almost 1 in 4 children are food insecure. Since COVID-19, food insecurity has jumped to 24.4%. We combat the situation by organizing a Free Food Distribution program twice every month. The program began to address the hunger insecurity in the Greater Houston Area and so far serves over 500 families every month. Free Food Distribution is initiated with complete support from Houston Food Bank. Vegetables, fruits, dairy, meat, and packaged foods are distributed to families in an attempt that they get healthy and balanced meals. Food is given regardless of race, citizenship, national origin, social or economic status. Our intent is that no individual should go hungry. This is one of our key community Service Programs in Houston.

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Virendra Mathur Medical Clinic

India House’s Charity Volunteer Medical Clinic provides access to general checkup and health care to low-income people. We provide the following services:
  • General check-ups,
  • Lab testing,
  • Prescription refills,
  • Glucose checks,
  • EKGs,
  • Blood pressure checks, and
  • OB-GYN services.
Access to healthcare is important for health and we are providing it with the support of our charity clinic. Virendra Mathur Medical Clinic is an affordable medical community service in Houston established to provide essential healthcare services to the patients. It is one of our popular free programs and services in Houston. Any patient who does not have access to insurance can avail this free medical community service in Houston on every Saturday between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm CST by appointments. The team of experienced doctors who are also members of India House sponsor and volunteer this medical service by offering free health checkups to the patients. Services at the clinic are available by appointment. Different facilities under the umbrella of free medical community service are available. Referrals are done in case special consultation is needed. The clinic is open to everyone and has been serving the community relentlessly.

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Family and Immigration Law

India House offers free consultations in the areas of immigration and family law. Anyone who is looking to gain knowledge on this area can get their queries answered through teleconsultations.  

Immigration Law

India House in association with Willy, Nanayakkara & Associates provides the first free consultation on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month between 12:30pm – 2:00pm. Legal experts from Willy, Nanayakkara & Associates volunteer their time to provide legal advice. Teleconsultations are available by appointment only.  Their areas of specialization include: immigration, employment, naturalization, relative petition, asylum and business related issues.

Family Law

As far as Family law is concerned, PUVVADA Law Office volunteers their services at India House on every Monday between 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm and provides assistance via tele consultation. The first consultation is available for free and appointment can be scheduled by calling India House. The consultants are very much aware about the delicacy of your family matters and therefore are highly cooperative in maintaining your privacy. PUVVADA Law Office specializes in child support, child custody, divorce advice, modification of custody support, domestic violence, protective order, prenuptial, post nuptial and more.

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Relationship Coaching

In support of community service in Houston, India House offers free relationship coaching for couples willing to mitigate conflict with their partners. We believe it is an essential practice that can enhance the quality of relationships. Certified Professional Life Coach Deepti Patel offers free relationship coaching to individuals in need. She has designed coaching sessions to help individuals and couples improve communication, deepen intimacy, and build stronger connections. You can benefit from her years of experience in counseling and coaching. Tools and techniques like active listening, empathy, and goal setting in the relationship coaching sessions can help you achieve desired outcomes. One of the key benefits of free relationship coaching by India House Houston is you can overcome communication challenges, work through conflicts & deepen your connection with your partner. 

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Parai Music Classes

India House Houston is offering free Parai music classes to the public, allowing people to learn and appreciate this unique and traditional form of music. Parai music is a percussion-based art form that originated in Tamil Nadu, India, and is known for its energetic beats and rhythms. The classes are conducted by experienced instructor Parai Guru Thangaraj who is well-versed in Parai music and its history. Students will learn about the different types of drums used in Parai music, the techniques for playing them, and how to maintain them. They will also learn about the cultural significance of Parai music and how it has evolved over time. Free Parai music classes by India House Houston are suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. An experienced musician can brush his skills while beginners can learn this beautiful form of music. Enroll today and discover the joy of Parai music.

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Sareen Harris Health Medical Clinic

Sareen Harris Health Medical Clinic offers medical community service in Houston at affordable charges. Harris Health established its services at India House premises in 2014. The clinic began to provide essential healthcare services to patients who are unemployed or do not have access to medical insurance. Click here to know more about Harris Health. Medical issues like minor rashes, sinus pain or pressure, sore throat, headaches/migraines, urinary tract issues, diarrhea, etc. are addressed at the clinic. Currently the clinic is not taking in-person appointments but teleconsultations are available. The Physical Therapy Clinic is open to all. Call Harris Health at 713-218-2697 for more information. 

Labs tests & vaccines available currently: 
  • Glucose check
  • Blood pressure check
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Flu/Pneumococcal vaccines
  • Strep testing
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