May Charities

Arms Wide Adoption Services

Since 1977, Arms Wide Adoption Services, formerly Spaulding for Children, has been expertly and compassionately transforming the lives of children in foster care by finding them safe and nurturing adoptive families. Arms Wide Adoption Services takes the time to understand the needs of each child, matches children with families best suited to meet their unique needs, and provides attentive guidance and support through adoption and beyond. This approach has allowed Arms Wide Adoption Services to successfully place more than 2,100 children with loving families during its 41-year history. Whether clients are visiting Arms Wide Adoption Services for its free foster care, adoption or post adoption services, Arms Wide Adoption Services’ warm, personal, and honest approach guides children and families in Houston through the complex journey of adoption to the celebration of a family fulfilled.

Bo's Place

Bo’s Place exists to enhance the lives of those who have experienced the death of a loved one. A non-profit, free-of-charge bereavement center, Bo’s Place offers multiple grief support services for adults, children and families, and provides education and resources for those who assist people in grief. Bo’s Place operates on the belief that it is helpful and healing for grieving children and adults to share their stories, memories, experiences, thoughts and feelings with those who can understand their journey. Bo’s Place offers the only free on-going grief support program in the greater Houston area for children and their families.

The Landing

The Landing is a daytime drop-in center serving as a publicly accessible safe space that fills the gap between the streets and services for victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Our goal is to provide a nonjudgmental place to increase victim identification and provide access to specialized, trauma-informed care while on the journey to restoration.

Legacy Community Health Services

As a full-service, Federally Qualified Health Center, Legacy identifies unmet needs and gaps in health-related services and develops client-centered programs to address those needs. Legacy provides adult primary care, pediatrics, dental care, vision services, behavioral health services, OB/GYN and maternity, vaccinations and immunizations, health promotion and community outreach, wellness and nutrition, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS care.

Founded in 1978 as a volunteer organization in 1978, and incorporated in 1981, Legacy provides healthcare services in Houston, Baytown, Deer Park, and Beaumont and has school based clinics in partnership with KIPP, YES Prep and Cristo Rey. Services are available to the insured, under-insured and uninsured.

Legacy is also helping to eliminate the community’s literacy crisis. Connecting the community to literacy connects the community to health. Rooted in physician and parental involvement, Legacy provides books, resources and facilities to patients to promote our community’s overall health and well-being, and success.