Fort Bend County officials have opened of a one-stop resource center for those dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The county has created a center at the Gallery Furniture location off of Grand Parkway. Precinct 4 Commissioner Ken DeMerchant, along with County Judge KP George and Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale of Gallery Furniture has joined with the Houston Food Bank and Fort Bend County Behavioral Health.
The Gallery Furniture Resource Center, which formally opens on Tuesday, will help the three areas affecting Fort Bend County residents: job loss, food insecurities and mental anxiety.
The resource center will provide critical resources and assistance to the Fort Bend community in areas of career counseling, meal distribution, and mental health resources.
“The need for collaboration with community members is such an important ingredient in identifying and serving the needs of our residents at this crucial time. I am excited to partner with Gallery Furniture in this effort,” DeMerchant said in a statement.
Job coaching and support is available on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment only. Services include career and interview coaching, networking assistance, resume writing, application submissions, job leads, and job search strategies. Appointments can be scheduled either in person or by visiting https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4aabab28aafe3-jobsearch.
Support and resources provided by Fort Bend County Behavioral Health Services will be available every Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This service will be available remotely via phone, internet or in person.
Drive-thru meal distribution with a capacity to serve approximately 1,500 people per day will begin on Tuesday and reoccur every Tuesday and Friday until June 23 from 2-7 p.m.