At LIFE/Houston, all you need...is a need. Our service is free and easily accessible.
If you need help, please visit one of LIFE/Houston's locations.
The in-take process averages less than 40 minutes for a first-time client visit. For repeat clients, the process takes less than 15 minutes.
When a client comes in, they are given enough formula to provide 32 ounces per day of nutrition, for one week. Four jars of strained vegetables and cereal are offered at 5 months. Jars of strained fruits are added at 6 months and strained meats are added at 8-12 months.
Families can receive assistance up to six times before the child's first birthday. To receive help you will need:
One document showing baby's name and birth date
Photo identification for the parent/caregiver
Doctor's proof of need for specialized formulas (e.g. Nutramigen or Alimentum).
"Times have been rough and it [is] always good to have someone lend you a hand. I've just had my baby 10 days ago and I'm going [through] some money issues, which I know will [be] temporary while I get back on my feet. I really appreciate LIFE/Houston for giving me a hand through these times. Now I know that someday I can give back as well. Thank you. You help is really appreciated.
Sincerely, Kaitlynn y Maria" (5/27/2011)