Strengthening Families ………………Enhancing Lives!

Ways To Help

How to Help US

  • Monetary donations
  • Volunteer
  • Collect Campbell UPC’s
  • Collect Used Cell Phones
  • Serve on the Board or committees
  • Call to arrange a tour of the Center
  • Participate on a work team
  • Donate useable clothing and items to the Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop is open on Tuesday, Thursday and

Saturday from 10 to 2 p. m. Please call us at 125-1231.

Houchen-NEwark Alumni Association

Were you born at the Newark Maternity Hospital?
Join Us Today! We are looking for Individuals who were born at the Newark Maternity Hospital, attended the child
development center, participated in activities at the community center or would just like to join. Please
contact us at 125-1231 or


Volunteers are very important to Houchen. All volunteers must undergo a background check prior to starting your
volunteer experience. If you are a member of a United Methodist Church and have already received certification
through the Safe Sanctuaries program of your church, please provide documentation.

Volunteer Annoucements

Bear Esssentials

The Houchen Community Center is recruiting volunteers to serve as mentors on the Bear Essentials Program. Bear
Essentials is a mentoring program available to girls who are enrolled at Bowie High School. Our goal is to empower
young women by promoting education, self-esteem, and love for community. Students participate in field trips, power
lunches, and workshops year-round.

‚ÄčThe role of a mentor is to attend two lunch meetings per month with girls at Bowie High School to provide guidance
and advice as they navigate their teenage years. The curriculum is administered by trained professionals from
Project Vida. Mentors will attend the lunch meetings from 12-1pm Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursdays and participate in
the activities with the girls. You can help transform the life of a young woman and help the South El Paso community
break the cycle of poverty. For more information, please contact the center.

Strengthening Families ………………Enhancing Lives!
Thrift Shop Volunteers are needed!