HurricanE HarveY Resources

Translated Resources:

Kiswahili

FOR THOSE NEEDING ASSISTANCE:

SHELTERS
To find a shelter near you, text SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362)

ABC Eye Witness News has updated shelter information.

The Houston Coalition for the Homeless facilitating shelter for homeless people in Houston.

Gallery Furniture welcoming Houstonians in need of shelter from rising flood waters to its location off Interstate 45 North. The store can offer food, water and mattresses to those in need. The company has put out a call for kennels to allow affected residents’ to keep their pets with them.

FOOD

Houston Food Bank Click here for a list of local and regional food banks mobilizing to meet the needs of Harvey victims. To access food bank resources, call 2-1-1 or a food bank directly to learn more about distribution. If you are interested in donating as a volunteer, call any of the food banks listed.

The Salvation Army says it is providing food and water to first responders and preparing for massive feeding efforts for residents.

HEB: the supermarket chain provides emergency response services, mobile kitchens, and disaster-response units to affected areas. That’s especially important as a number of stores in affected areas (including the entire Houston area) are closed. You can learn more about which stores are closed—and which ones have reopened.

The following restaurants are offering free hot meals to Hurricane Harvey victims:

MEDICAL

Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies has set up a hotline for People w/ Disabilities. The number is 800-626-4959.

Portlight is working to ensure that people who require medical equipment and assistive technology have what they need after they evacuate, and to make sure that those same folks are able to get to safety.

Direct Relief USA offers prescription drugs and other medical supplies to those who need it in emergency situations, and works with clinics and primary care doctors to ensure that people are able to get what they need when they need it.

Texas Medical Association has a list of open pharmacies in Houston organized by zip code

Ace Pain Management is offering free medical consultations. Please call Dr. Manjula Raguthu at 956-639-8699 or Dr. Surya Raguthu at 956-639-8666

IMMIGRATION

The Texas Immigrant Rights Hotline is 1-888-507-2970. Call for information about the following:

  • Reporting an incident of hate or discrimination during an evacuation or in place of temporary shelter
  • Referrals for immigration legal services
  • Immigration law and policy, including SB4 and DACA
  • Questions about Hurricane Harvey and its impact on the undocumented community
  • Questions about the Travel Ban impacting refugees and citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

TRANSPORTATION

Freewheel Houston provides bikes to refugees and will be supporting refugees affected by Hurricane Harvey.

EDUCATION

All Houston ISD students will receive three free meals during the 2017-2018 school year.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Meridian Springs Primary Care is offering free e-consults thru video chats or phone calls. Contact Dr. Bhavana Rao Sunil Gopalkrishna at 281-826-1356

Houston Chronicle has an up to date list of open medical care facilities in Houston.