Field Placement Agencies

Agencies and organizations used as field instruction sites are selected on the basis of their commitment to service delivery and to providing learning opportunities for students.

The Graduate College of Social Work is affiliated with hundreds of diverse agencies locally, nationally, and internationally, offering a wide range of exciting opportunities in graduate social work education. Thank you for your consideration in providing a learning experience for our students. Please review the information below for a guide on how to become an affiliated agency and field instructor. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Jackie Griffin at jfluelle@Central.UH.EDU.

Becoming an Affiliated Agency

GCSW Field Education Guidelines
Affiliation Agreement

Agency Description Form
Field Instructor Application

Current Affiliated Agencies

The following is a partial listing of approved practicum settings frequently used as training sites in Houston, Texas. Available agency sites change from year to year. The field office arranges all field placement assignments. Over 100 agencies are active each year.



A-Med Community Hospice

AIDS Foundation Houston Inc.

Aspire to Win, Inc.

AVANCE Houston, Inc. – Headstart

Baylor College of Medicine Community Programs

Baylor College of Medicine - Strawberry Health Center

Baylor Teen Health Clinic

Better Business Bureau - Education Foundation

Blue Basin 

Cathedral Health and Outreach Ministries - The Beacon

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities – Refugee and Immigration


Center for Hearing and Speech

Children at Risk

Communities In Schools Houston

Communities In Schools of Brazoria County & Southeast Harris

Community Youth Services

Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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DePelchin Children’s Center

DaVita Medical Center 

ESCAPE Family Resource Center

Family Service Center of Galveston County

Family Service Center of Greater Houston

Family Time Foundation

Fort Bend Children’s Advocacy Center

Fort Bend County Women’s Center

Fresenius Medical Center- Southwest Houston Dialysis Center 

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Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center


Harris County Community Services Department - Office of Social Services

Harris County Community Youth Services

Harris County CPS – TRIAD – Prevention Program

Harris County District Attorney’s Office – Family Criminal Law Division

Harris County Hospital District

Harris County Juvenile Probation Psychological and Social Services

Harris County Precinct 1- Finnigan Park Community Ctr.

Harris County Precinct 1- Lincoln Park

Harris County Precinct 2/Precinct2gether

Harris County Probate Court – No. 3

HISD – Garden Oaks Elementary 

HISD- T.H. Rogers School

Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC)

Houston Area Community Services

Houston  Area Urban League

Houston Housing Authority – Public Housing Operations

Houston Police Department- Victim’s Rights Unit   

Inner Wisdom Community Mental Health Center

Institute for Rehabilitation and Research

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

Intra Care Hospital

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Jewish Family Services 

Lamar Consolidated ISD

Legacy Community Health Services

Lighthouse of Houston

Literacy Advance of Houston

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Mayor's Citizen Assistance Office – Re-Entry Program

Methodist Hospital

MHMRA of Harris County

Mission of Yahweh 

Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Odyssey Hospice

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Premier Psychological Services

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SEARCH Homeless Services

Shield-Bearer Counseling Centers 

Spaulding for Children

St. Hope Foundation

Star of Hope Transition Living Center

Tahirih Justice Center

Tejano Center for Community Concerns

Texana Center

Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services-Adult Protective Services

Third Ward Community Project - Community Artist Collective

Third Ward Community Project/Community Cloth Cooperative Central Operations

UH – Parent Education Project 

U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center-Department of Social Work 

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Volunteers of America

Vosswood Nursing Center

Wesley Community Center

Women’s Home

YES Prep Public Schools

YMCA International Services - YMCA of Greater Houston

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