If you have been assigned to do court-ordered community service work at CAP, please review the following information before calling CAP to sign up for the required Orientation Class. You MUST attend an Orientation Class prior to working community service hours at our shelter – NO exceptions. Orientation classes take two hours, and you will receive credit for this time as community service work. If you want to stay after Orientation and work for a few hours, you must wear appropriate clothing, which consists of an older pair of jeans, t-shirt and tennis shoes or boots. No tank tops, short skirts or shorts, and no sandals or flip flops will be allowed while you are signed in for community service hours.

Starting Februrary, Orientation Classes are held on MOST Sundays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON at CAP, which is located at 17555 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094. We are on the south side feeder road of Katy Freeway, just east of Barker Cypress, next to a tile store. Orientation Class begins PROMPTLY at 10:00AM, so it is imperative you arrive NO LATER than 9:45 AM, as the door is locked when class begins at 10:00 AM. Anybody arriving after 10:00 will have to come back for Orientation Class at a later date.

Before calling CAP to see when the next available Orientation Class is, please note the following:

  1. You MUST be 18 years old – NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. You must have a copy of the paperwork issued to you by the court before you call to sign up for Orientation. Your Orientation date will depend on which court has appointed your community service (i.e. Harris County, Fort Bend County, City of Houston, or “Other Jurisdictions”).
  3. We will NOT ACCEPT any community service people who have been charged with a Felony, have ANY controlled substance related violations or any criminal charges of violence or animal abuse – WE MAKE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

If you have reviewed and understand the above information and are able to comply, please email the community service coordinator to find out when the next available Orientation is scheduled for your jurisdiction. In the subject line, please include which court/jurisdiction has assigned your community service hours (i.e. Harris County, Ft. Bend County, City of Houston or “Other”).