Compassion is a virtue...not a talking point.
Help others, if you can. Otherwise, at least, do no harm.

Helping Others Random Acts of Kindness

Altruism - A term formed by Auguste Comte in 1851, on the Italian adjective altrui, and employed by him to denote the benevolent, as contrasted with the selfish propensities. (1)

Crisis Intervention Houston (Crisis Hotline)

Crisis Intervention of Houston's (Crisis Hotline) goal is to serve people in crisis and overcome the barriers to help due to fear, isolation, abuse, physical disability, health, language, age, income, location, problem type or timing of the crisis.

3701 Kirby Drive, Suite 540
Houston, TX 77098
713-533-4500 (business)

713-HOTLINE ● Crisis Hotline
713-529-TEEN ● Teenline Hotline
713-47-AYUDA ● Spanish Hotline

The Houston Area Women's Center helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward. We provide shelter, counseling and advocacy to support them in building lives free from the effects of violence. We seek social change to end domestic and sexual violence through community awareness and education. Our services are confidential and available to everyone. 84 cents of every dollar towards client services.

1010 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77019-3902
(713) 528-6798 Business

Houston Area Women's Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  We are the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the world.  Our professional staff carefully works with both the volunteers and the children to ensure that the experience of Big Brothers Big Sisters is one that is dynamic, fulfilling, memorable and enjoyable for both the child and the volunteer.

Greater Houston Office
6437 High Star
Houston, Texas 77074
Bay Area
Ft. Bend County
Montgomery County
281.292.4155 x238

SEARCH Homeless Services pursues a mission of providing hope, creating opportunity, and transforming lives.We base our high standards of service on five basic principles. Every decision we make—from client matters to strategic positioning—is tested and measured against these principles:  Integrity, Trust, Authentic Communication,  Client-Centered, and a Learning Organization.

2505 Fannin
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 739-7752 ● Business

Search Homeless Services
6201-A Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 524-5876 ● Business
(713) 526-2183 ● Visitor Services

Volunteer Department
6201-A Golf Course Drive
Houston, Texas 77030
Hermann Park Conservancy is a nonprofit citizens’ organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park – today and for generations to come. Besides raising funding for and managing impressive renovations, the Conservancy is also responsible for extensive reforestation efforts and maintenance initiatives in Hermann Park.
Herman Park Conservancy

References and Footnotes

  1. COMTE, Positive Polity, I, tr. Bridges (London, 1875-79); CAIRD, The Social Philosophy of Comte (Glasgow, 1885); AQUINAS, Summa Theologica, IIa-IIae, QQ, 25 and 26 (Basle, 1485; Paris, 1861); SPENCER, Principles of Ethics (London, 1892-93); STEPHEN, Science of Ethics (London, 1882); SIDGWICK, Methods of Ethics, IV, iii, and passim (5 ed., London, 1893); MARTINEAU, Types of Ethical Theories, I (3 ed., Oxford, 1898); RICKABY, Aquinas Ethicus, loc. cit.; COSTA-ROSETTI, Philosophia Moralis, Thesis 99; MING, Data of Modern Ethics Examined, 15 (New York, 1897); MAHER, Psychology, 5 ed. (London, 1903).