To get help for yourself or community, call 2-1-1 or your local food bank to learn about public food distributions, open agencies, and Texas’s “D-SNAP,” a federally-funded program that provides food relief through EBT debit cards specifically for disasters.
Unemployment Benefits due to Hurricane Harvey: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance
HCC Financial Coaches: Provides information & resources to help during this emergency: http://www.hccs.edu/programs/financialaid/financial-coach/
Resources to Rebuild & Repair
National Small Business Association Loans: http://www.nsba.net/disaster-relief/
Small Business Administration Harvey Recovery: https://www.sba.gov/loans-grants/see-what-sba-offers/sba-loan-programs/disaster-loans
TX Association of Business. General help: http://www.txbiz.org/2017/08/25/hurricane-harvey/
Library Resources for Home Repair (HCC Students, Faculty, Staff)
Below are links to Home Repair Resources with full-color illustrations and detailed instructions.
These links may require a login with HCC credentials.
Health & Wellness
Mental & Emotional Health Resources:
HCC Counselors: Licensed Professional Counselors provides free personal counseling & referral for grief, anxiety, and trauma to all HCC students. For a list of all services offered, follow this link.
Disaster Help Line for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
Finding Counselors in the Community:
Disaster Related Crisis Counseling: Like so many people, you may feel overwhelmed with dealing with the crisis Hurricane Harvey left. United Way of Greater Houston has a 24/7 hotline for your mental health needs. 1-713-970-7070
Catholic Charities Flood Relief Hotline: For resources, job loss & counseling, Call 713-874-6664
Disaster Support Groups: Support groups are a great way to talk to other survivors, seek help/tips/resource, and get specific Houston Flooding news.
Facebook-often the fastest way to get help, support & information
Search various "Harvey" or “Hurricane Harvey” groups
Search for your local HOA’s or subdivision group
Search for for “Houston Flood 2015 & Beyond: support & Resource” group. Group has an extensive collection of resources under “Files”.
Nextdoor: a private social network for you, your neighbors and your community.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: provides free support for those living with and those friends and family of those living with depression and bipolar disorders
Learning more about Coping
Coping with Stress from University of Houston
General Health Resources:
City of Houston: How to protect your health after the hurricane. Helpful tips for cleaning your house safely and preventing the spread of mosquito viruses.
Texas HIV Medication Program If you lost your HIV medication during the storm, contact the Texas HIV Medication Program. 1-800-255-1090
National Library of Medicine: Health information for floods, chemical spills, and recovery for those effected by Harvey
Center for Disease Control: Returning to your flooded home
Medical Equipment Replacement:
Texas Health & Human Services Disaster Assistance Program. Housing & Other needs Assistance (personal property, transportation, moving/storage, medical/dental, funeral & child care). https://yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/other/disaster-help
Legal & Free Public Services
Texas State Bar Disaster Relief Resource: legal, renters rights, consumer, etc.
Below are links and numbers for Houston area legal aid and assistance.
Resources for Pet Owners
Basic Needs Resources
One Stop place for Disaster Assistance (employment, financial, food, housing, legal, medical). Click the “Find Assistance” link https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
This will help you access FEMA and other services
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers around Houston: