Five Area Charities that Help Those in Need in Our Community


Cy-Hope helps local at-risk children offering services to help them grow into educated and productive citizens. From Ambassadors of Compassion, a small group program that pairs kids with mentors; to the Backpack Program, which provides children in need with a backpack full of food every week, Cy-Hope’s focus is to make life better for kids in Cy-Fair schools.

Reach Unlimited

Reach Unlimited provides support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a variety of programs including in-house work programs; allowing clients to earn a paycheck; a learning activity center that offers life-long learning, vocational training, and social activities; certified in-home services; after-school care for children too old for daycare; and group homes. They also have a gift shop where clients sell fuse glass and embossed napkins.

Shield Bearer

Shield Bearer is a counseling-based organization helping victims of human trafficking, crime victims, veterans and disaster survivors get the therapy services they need regardless of the ability to pay. It also provides family and marriage counseling to clients looking for help at home, as well as a variety of programs and services, seminars, retreats and workshops.

Cypress Assistance Ministries

Cypress Assistance Ministries serves people in financial crisis such as those on the brink of homelessness, the elderly, the unemployed and anyone that needs hope for a better future. The organization provides a variety of services, including rent and utility assistance, food and toiletries assistance, and can also connect job seekers with employers, help people get their GEDs and learn English, or make deliveries to the homes of people who can’t drive.

Guns To Hammers

The Guns To Hammers mission is two-fold, first, providing ADA-compliant remodeling services to wounded veterans allowing them to live more independent lives; and second, training eligible veterans to manage and build ADA-compliant construction projects, which connects veterans, creates camaraderie and provides support to those who need it the most.