Disaster Relief and Recovery Resources

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Evacuee Assistance

Drive Texas – Up-to-date road conditions and closures from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Find a Pharmacy – Find an open pharmacy near you.

Find a Shelter – Find an open shelter near you; text "shelter" and your Zip Code to 43362.

Houston-Galveston Area Shelter Map – A Google map of current and transitioning shelters.

Houston Transtar – Information on the region’s transportation systems and road conditions.

Red Cross Safe and Well – Register now to let your family and friends know you are safe.

Shelters Available by County – List of shelters in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties.


FEMA Assistance

DisasterAssistance.gov – Access to disaster help and resources through the fedreal government.

FEMA Application for Assistance – Visit site to apply for assistance related to a federally declared disaster or call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585.

FEMA Recovery Resources – Recovery resources and types of assistance available following a disaster.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) – DRCs are facilities and mobile offices you can visit to learn more about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs, apply for assistance, ask questions about the status of your FEMA application and access housing and rental information. Mobile DRCs are available at:

  • League City Recreation Center, 450 W. Walker St., League City, TX 77573
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Rd., Houston, TX 77058
  • Former Amegy Bank Building, 2401 Termini St., Dickinson, TX 77539 (open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

Recovery Assistance

2-1-1 Texas – Disaster-related information and resources on food and housing, child care, crisis counseling, etc.; call 2-1-1 or 1-877-541-7905 for assistance.

American Red Cross Immediate Assistance Program – Program provides financial assistance in the amount of $400 to Texas households that were significantly affected by Hurricane Harvey and need help taking care of emergency needs. Visit the website or call 1-800-733-2767 to register for assistance. Registration for this program is open until Oct. 10.

Catholic Charities – In-person assistance with in-take and assessment planning, FEMA registration, overnight lodging, financial aid, food, etc., at Unity Church, 1911 TX-3, League City, TX 77573.

CenterPoint – Visit site for power outages in the greater Houston area or call 1-888-876-5786 to report downed power lines or gas lines.

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) – Program offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. You must apply in person with acceptable proof of identity (e.g., driver’s license or other government issued ID) at a designated D-SNAP location in your county of residence. You will not be able to apply online. D-SNAP applications will be accepted for a limited amount of time in each county. Visit the website for D-SNAP locations.

Find Towed Vehicle – Locate vehicles towed in the city of Houston.

Galveston Disaster Assistance – Disaster-related information and assistance for Galveston residents.

Lost and Found Animals of Hurricane Harvey – Report lost and found animals on this Facebook page.

Nurses Helping Nurses – The Texas Nurses Association has compiled a list of resources for nurses affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Nurses Foundation is also accepting donations through Nov. 30, 2017; all money collected will be distributed to nurses living in any of the Texas counties that have been declared a disaster area.

Ready.gov Texas – Provides links to local city and county Emergency Management Departments.

Recovery Service Center at Mall of the Mainland – Those impacted by Hurricane Harvey may be eligible for financial assistance and a variety of products, including cleaning kits, water and food, from the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and other private organizations. Donations of canned food products, cereals, paper products and new and gently used items will also be accepted from the public. The service center is sponsored by the Galveston County Restore and Rebuild program and the Galveston County Recovery Fund, and it is located at the Mall of the Mainland, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expy., Texas City, TX 77591. Its hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 8 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Sept. 9.

Texas Division of Emergency Management – Public information and education.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Disaster relief and other assistance to certain families living in counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

YourTexasBenefits.org – Learn how your Texas benefits can help you or to apply for benefits.


Meal Centers and Food Banks

Angleton Meal Center – Meals available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Angleton Junior High School, 1201 Henderson Rd., Angleton, TX 77515.

Calvary Houston Meal Center – Meals available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at 3700 FM 528 Rd., Friendswood, TX 77546.

Galveston County Food Bank – Free food, personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies through a network of partnering agencies.

Houston Food Bank – Provides hunger relief for people in their greatest times of need.

Texas City ISD Meal Centers – Meals available Sept. 5 – 8 from 8 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Marque High School, 397 Duroux Rd., La Marque, TX 77568 and Texas City High School, 1431 9th Ave. North, Texas City, TX 77590.

Brazosport ISD Meal Centers – Meals available from 8 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clute Intermediate, 421 E. Maine St., Clute, TX 77531; Lake Jackson Intermediate, 100 Oyster Creek Dr., Lake Jackson, TX 77566; and Brazosport High School, 1800 W. 2nd St., Freeport, TX 77541.


Community Groups and Social Service Providers

American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region – Life-saving services for more than 9 million people in cities such as Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston and Houston.

Catholic Charities – Comprehensive network of social services; call 713-526-4611 or 1-866-649-5862 and/or visit 6811 Stewart Road, Galveston, TX 77551; 2000 Texas Avenue, Suite 500, Texas City, TX 77590; or Unity Church, 1911 TX-3, League City, TX 77573 for assistance.

Galveston County Social Services – Partners with local non-profit organizations on short-term financial assistance with housing, rent, utilities, food, etc.; call 409-770-5585 and/or visit 2516 Texas Avenue, Suite 111, Texas City, TX 77591 or 174 Calder Road, Suite 142, League City, TX 77573 for assistance.

Hitchcock Family Welfare – Financial aid for rent, utilities, food, clothing, etc., for Hitchcock residents only; call 409-986-5632 for more information.

Interfaith Caring Ministries – Assistance available for rental expenses, utilities, medications, etc., for those who qualify.

La Marque Aid and Guidance Center – Assistance with rent and utilities, food and clothing for those who have resided in La Marque for at least three months; call 409-938-7852 or visit 2222 Cedar Dr., Suite C, La Marque, TX 77568 for assistance.

League City Church of Christ – Cleaning supplies and other donations are available at 1801 E. Main St., League City, TX 77573 for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Moody Methodist Church – Work teams are available if you (or someone you know) had flood damage to your home and need help with carpet removal, drywall removal and house cleaning. Email help@moody.org for assistance.

Salvation Army Galveston County – Programs and services to rebuild communities after natural disasters; call 409-763-1691 for more information.

St. Vincent’s House – Access to social services, financial assistance and food assistance; for more information, call 409-763-8521.

United Way Galveston County Mainland – Long-term recovery support and resources for the residents of Dickinson, Texas City, La Marque, Hitchcock, League City, Friendswood, Santa Fe, San Leon, Kemah and Clear Lake Shores; call 409-948-4211 for details.

United Way of Greater Houston – Support for individuals and families going through crises.


Child Care Assistance

Child Care Avenue – List of all registered child care centers in Texas by city.

Moody Early Childhood Center – The center is suspending its Galveston residency enrollment requirement for UTMB employees who live on the mainland and whose infant and toddler child care has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Call 409-370-0284 for more information.


Emotional Assistance

University of Texas Employee Assistance Program – Free 24/7 counseling services for employees and their families; call 1-844-872-5986.

Disaster Distress Helpline – Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 for crisis counseling.

Texas Mental Health Crisis Hotline – Crisis hotline information available by county.


Legal Assistance

How to replace lost or destroyed vital documents – General steps to get you started on replacing lost or destroyed vital documents from USA.gov.

Lone Star Legal Aid – Free legal advice and help with completing applications for assistance.

National Disaster Legal Aid – Legal assistance for storm survivors.

TexasLawHelp.org – Legal information and assistance to help you recover from Hurricane Harvey.

State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral – Call 1-800-252-9690 for lawyer referrals.

State Bar of Texas Legal Hotline – Call 1-800-504-7030 for answers to basic legal questions in English, Spanish or Vietnamese.


Consumer Groups

Better Business Bureau – Review profiles of more than 4 million businesses throughout the U.S.

Don’t fall victim to Harvey flood scams – Expert advice for giving safely from Houston Public Media.

Texas Department of Insurance Consumer Hotline – Call 1-800-252-3439 for help with your insurance claims after a storm.

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association – Report a claim 24/7 by calling 1-877-281-1431 (English) or 1-866-443-3144 (Spanish).


Donation Distribution Centers

Dickinson Community Gym – Donations accepted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 4011 Video St., Dickinson,
TX 77569.

First Baptist Church of Friendswood Collection Center – Donations accepted Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 209 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546.

Lighthouse Fellowship Church – Donations accepted at 925 3rd St., League City, TX 77573.

Mary Queen Catholic Church Food Pantry – Donations accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.

McWhirter Elementary School – Donations accepted Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. at 300 Pennsylvania Ave., Webster, TX 77598.


Health and Safety Information

After the storm – A guide to help you get back on your feet after a storm.

Cleaning and sanitizing with bleach after an emergency – Information from the CDC on cleaning and sanitizing your household after an emergency to prevent the spread of illness and disease.

Learn about mold cleanup after floods – Information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Repairing your flooded home – Online booklet from the Red Cross that provides guidelines for homeowners in the wake of a flood or water dames to their homes.

Returning home after a disaster – Information from the CDC on returning home after a hurricane and how to stay healthy and safe while cleaning up and recovering.

Returning home after a hurricane or flood – Red Cross checklist to begin the recovery process.


Miscellaneous Resources

Clear Creek ISD Cares – Campus status updates, information on the donation and distribution site for clothing and school supplies, help for children and other community resources.

GasBuddy.com – Find cheap gas prices.


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