Black led · End state sanctioned violence · Mutual aid
Black Lives Matter Houston came into existence during the aftermath of the murder of Mike Brown and was started on the ground in Ferguson/St. Louis, MO as Black Lives Matter Texas. As individual chapters sprung up, the focus shifted to the city of Houston, the home base. The founder of this chapter is Ashton P. Woods, and Kandice Webber is a lead organizer. BLM Houston is highly focused on moving towards a “City without Police.”
Grassroots · Education & empowerment · Fighting Racism · Youth Workshops
The Center for Healing Racism is a grassroots organization that was founded in 1989 dedicated to the healing of racism through education and empowerment. Their 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas is dedicated to the healing of racism through education and empowerment. As the 21st century progresses, their organization is working to bring people of all ethnicities together to heal from the impact of racism, educate people, unlearn the beliefs, and heal those that have suffered from it. By working together, we can heal racism and bring positivity and empowerment to every race. One of their goals is to provide an accepting and supportive atmosphere for people of color to heal the hurts they have suffered as a result of the oppression of racism.
Police Accountability · Community Policing · Grand Jury Reform
Non-partisan advocacy group aimed at eradicating homelessness, recidivism, and injustice in the community-at-large. Efforts include registering voters in prison, police accountability advocacy, and creating a COVID outreach helpline for the impacted communities and groups.
Alternative First Responders in Houston
Don’tCallthePolice.com is a national directory of organizations equipped to handle non-violent situations in your city. Easily search for your alternative first responders by topics like housing, LGBTQ+, mental health, domestic violence & sexual assault, youth, elders, crime, and substances.Go to Houston