Community Services


A Simple Thread is a nonprofit organization created to help homeless Houstonians in a unique way. The organization provides small kits directly to the homeless and is always in need of  items for those kits.We encourage you to bring your donations to our next meeting. For a complete list of items or to make a monetary donation, please visit

Remember – Honor – Teach

Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and thanking our military veterans for their service and sacrifice. In 1992, Wreaths Across America began the tradition of placing wreaths on the headstones of our Nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. This ceremony is performed each December on National Wreaths Across America Day at military cemeteries around the country.

Houston ALP has joined this worthwhile project through creation of our fundraising page. Wreaths are purchased for $15 each. As well as supporting a worthy cause, our association can raise money by selling wreaths. We are eligible to receive $5 for every wreath purchased through our fundraising page. The money received will be placed in Houston ALP’s Scholarship Fund for scholarships to be awarded throughout the year.

For more information concerning Wreaths Across America, go to its Web site at
Questions can be directed to:

Lida Vega

Purchase a Wreath

HUGS began in 2002 when the immediate past president had a debilitating stroke. It became a way of letting members know when other members had problems and needed support. As word got out people from all over the state joined and eventually people across the country. It is basically a prayer wheel and is now in its 11th year and growing.

If you are interested in being added to (or removed from) the contact list, please send an e-mail to with your request.


Dorothe A. Monell Memorial Scholarship

HALP administers a scholarship award program known as the Dorothe A. Monell Memorial Scholarship.  It has continued strong through the generosity of the members and fundraisers.  The scholarship is awarded to students seeking a career in the legal field.