Community Engagement

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) employees dedicate themselves to ensuring that Texans receive the benefits for which they are qualified. But we can only go so far. We rely on caring people in our local communities giving their time and talents to provide things the state does not, such as mentoring children and learning to manage their benefits.

  • Age Well Live Well brings community leaders and citizens together to provide programs and resources that help Texans age and live their very best.
  • The Community Partners Program engages community organizations to help people learn to manage their benefits, including food, cash and medical assistance using the YourTexasBenefits website.
  • Faith- and Community-based Initiatives forges stronger ties between HHS and faith- and community-based organizations, which in turn strengthens the capacity of those organizations.
  • Community Access brings information about HHS services to their communities by helping organize community events and coordinate public meetings.
  • Texas Works Path to Success is a pilot program offered in the Houston area to equip adults and high school seniors at selected schools to join the workforce and achieve economic stability.

Volunteer Opportunities with HHS