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This is maintained & updated as regularly as possible. Please send any helpful resources or programs to the form below:CDC Tips for Managing Stress & Anxiety During a Crisis
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COVID-19 Call Center 832-393-4220 M-F: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. , Sat: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed w/ emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call 911
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
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Local, State & Federal Links:Phone Numbers:
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Houston Emergency Home Page for COVID-19Travel Health NoticesHouston Health Dept 832-393-5080
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Texas Department of Health and Human ServicesLATEST CDC Transmission InformationHarris Co. "Ask a Nurse" Hotline 713-634-1110 (9am-7pm, 7 days a week) *For residents of Harris County who do not have access to healthcare.
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Houston Health Dept. Page for COVID-19Online Assessment for All Harris County832-927-7575 for Harris Co. Residents who want test assessment and don't have internet access.
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ORGANIZATIONSERVICE CATEGORYPHONEWEBSITENOTES (CLICK ON CELL TO READ FULL TEXT)TWITTERFACEBOOK
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Coalition for the HomelessBills
713-379-7514
Houston Homeless PageThis organization offers resources for all homeless individuals 24/7.
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ComcastBills1-855-846-8376Internet EssentialsFree "Internet Essentials" Plan to new low income customers for 60 days, after which they will pay the regular $9.95 a month if they keep the service. New customers will get a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router. There will be no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee.
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Gulf Coast Community ServicesBills713-393-4700GCCSEmergency Assistance
Rental Assistance-must have notice to vacate.
Transportation Assistance-bus cards.
Food Assistance-free 3-5-day supply of emergency groceries for food insecure residents.
Electricity Assistance-assistance with utilities to help prevent certain utilities from being cut off.
Adult Education and Literacy
GED Courses
Educational Scholarships Program
Career Training
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Harris County Community ServicesBills832-927-4955Housing & Community ResourcesHousing
Affordable Housing Construction Projects
Down Payment Assistance
Home Repair
Social Services
Rental Assistance
Emergency Utility Assistance
Referrals for food, clothing and mental health
(call and make appointment with a case manager 713-696-6900)
Veterans Services
Call 281-876-6600 to find out eligibility
Bereavement Services
Call 713-696-1952
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Harris County Housing AuthorityBills713-578-2100Apply for Voucher hereFor Housing Vouchers, one may apply for voucher on website under Documents and Forms.
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Housing Authority City of HoustonBills713-260-0600Housing For HoustonHousing Choice Vouchers and Public Housing
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Houston Public WorksBills(713) 371-1400Houston Water BillsMayor Turner has announced that water will not be cut off for non-payment until April 30, please call to set up a payment plan if needed.
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USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance ProgramBillsDonate: https://usbgfoundation.networkforgood.com/projects/95524-covid-19-relief-campaign OR Apply for help: https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beapCommunity fund for bartenders in financial crisis
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Boys & Girls Club of Greater HoustonFoodDrive-Thru Pantry DetailsDetails on Pantry in English and in Spanish, additional list of Community Resources below flyers on the link here
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Crowd Source RescueFoodFood Delivery Needs OR VolunteersCSR is ramping up food deliveries and need to vet volunteers for porch drop off. Please fill out the form if you can volunteer or need asistance.@cs_rescue
https://www.facebook.com/crowdsourcerescue
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Cy HopeFood713.466.HOPE (4673)Wed 3/18 Event ArticleThere will be no restrictions for families picking up food March 18, but there will be a sign-in sheet. Cy-Hope’s resale shop will be open for business, and Zelenka said she does not anticipate it closing any time soon.@CyHopeTXhttps://www.facebook.com/CyHopeTx/
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Houston Charity CenterFood713-433-0334Charity ProgramsHelps with emergency food, clothing, and household essentials. Free to families with needs. Provides immediate help to families suffering from temporary crisis situations.
Hours of operation are NORMALLY Mon – Fri 10a – 5p
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Mattress Mack, Gallery FurnitureFood713-694-5570Gallery FurnitureClick the COVID-19 tab to donate to the Gofundme on Gallery Furnitures website. If you call the given number; Seniors may get food/ toiletries delivered to their doorstep. And children may come to Gallery Furniture loactions to grab-and-go sack lunches. Volunteers are needed. Probably beginning mid-week, TBA.
@MattressMack
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New Life Tabernacle ChurchFood 713-263-9700Free Hot Meals for Acres Homes Families at New Life Tabernacle Church w/ CORE (Communities Organized to Realize Excellence) Providing To-Go Hot Meals from 11am to 1pm on March 18th and 19th.. Drive thru pick-up only at the educational building at New Life Tabernacle Church
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The Beacon for the HomelessFood713-220-9737The Beacon Homeless PageDay Center-Central Hub for John S. Dunn Outreach Center. They assist with registration and intake as well as immediate assessment of each client’s needs. Hot lunch, access to showers, and laundry services are available Thu-Mon. Beacon Day Center hrs. are 7a-2p.
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AIDS Foundation HoustonHealthcare713-623-6796AIDSHelp.orgHighlights of our modified agency operations plan include the following:

* AFH offices will be closed to the public.
* AFH employees will be working remotely.
* AFH phones will be answered and e-mail correspondence returned as usual.
* AFH will continue to serve client needs as they arise.
* AFH will maintain a minimal presence at our main office throughout the week.
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HCPC (Harris County Psychiatric Center)Healthcare713-741-5000Offers inpatient psychiatric care, open 24/7 for admissions. Address: 2800 S MacGregor Way, 77021.

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Houston Area Women's Center HealthcareDomestic Violence: 713-528-2121 Sexual Assault 713-528-7273HAWCHAWC and other organizations are ensuringclients can still have access to services even if not in person. The 24/7 hotlines remain open and their advocates are working virtually, providing counseling and support over the phone
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Legacy Community Health Coronavirus testing stationsHealthcare832-548-5226Legacy asks that you please call (832) 548-5226 first with any questions before arriving. Legacy has tents outside the following locations for the screening:
• Legacy Fifth Ward, 3811 Lyons Ave.
• Legacy Montrose, 1415 California St.
• Legacy Southwest, 6441 High Star Dr
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LGBTQ+ Mental Health ResourcesHealthcareLGBTQ Mental HealthSEWI has created a list of mental health resources for the LGBTQAI+ community
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Montrose Center Healthcare713-529-0037Montrose Center PageDisaster relief, counseling, Addiction/Recovery, Anti-violence, HIV/AIDS, Seniors, Transgender, Youth, Veterans, Education, and Outreach.
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Northeast Mental Health UnitHealthcare713-676-1205
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NPC (Neuro Psychiatric Center)Healthcare713-970-7070Offers 24 hr./ 7 day a week crisis and emergency mental health assistance. This is available to Adults, Adolescents and children. Address: 1502 Ben Taub Loop, 77030
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Period MovementHealthcareTEXT PERIOD at 44321Period ResourcesPeriod Movement will be shippinh period products at no cost to any service provider (shelters, food pantries, etc)
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Search HomelessHealthcare713-739-7752 x 179Search Homeless PagePrimary care, dental, psychiatry, counseling for homeless persons – all free. MUST provide documentation of homelessness.
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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (formerly MHMRA)Healthcare
713-970-7000
Children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances may be eligible to enroll in the Youth Empowerment Services Waiver. This program offers family centered support for chidlren at risk of institutionalization and/or out of home placement. Northwest Community Service Center 3737 Dacoma St. 77092
Southwest Community Service Center 9401 Southwest Fwy. 77074
Southeast Community Service Center 5901 Long Dr. 77087
Northeast Community Service Center 7200 North Loop East Fwy, 77028
These locations offer Medication-related services, counseling and psychotherapy, Psychosocial and rehabilitative services, employment-related services, Housing-related skills training, Service coordination, Peer advocacy, and Residential services 924-Hr transitional residential programs for the homeless.)
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Cypress Area Assistance MinistriesIncome281-955-7684Food, Household Items, Help Paying Bills, Etc.CAAM helps those in zipcodes 77065, 77095, 77429 and 77433 with Financial Assistance, Food, Special Delivery. Operation Jobs/GED and ESL Classes are not bound by zipcode. Volunteers always needed!
https://www.facebook.com/cypressassistance/
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Houston Virtual Tip JarIncomeSupport the Service Industry HEREWhen restaurants and bars close, the service industry is living paycheck to paycheck. Please contribute to this virtual tip jar, or submit the form on top if you are in the industry and need assistance.
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MusicCaresIncome877.626.2748Relief Fund Site**APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE FOR SOUTH OFFICE** The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. This is not limited to artists, and may include others affected in the industry. Please apply soon! Donations are still welcome.
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Natl. Endowment for the ArtsIncomeList of Artist COVID-19 ResourcesCOVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
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Southern SmokeIncomeSouthern SmokePlease share w/any restaurant workers who need it or contribute if you can!
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Texas Workforce CommissionIncome800-939-6631TX Workforce Commission**Gov. Greg Abbott decided to waive waiting periods and work-search requirements for Texans who lose their jobs because of the coronavirus** If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), apply for benefits either online at any time using Unemployment Benefits Services or by calling TWC’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

TWC is experiencing an increase in call volumes and hold times on our Tele-Center phone lines. You are encouraged to use our online claim portal, Unemployment Benefits Services (UBS ), to handle your claim needs quickly. UBS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also encourage you to sign up for Electronic Correspondence so you can receive your TWC communications online as soon as possible.

TWC will investigate why you lost your job and mail a decision explaining whether you are eligible for unemployment benefits.

Note: Extended Benfits (EB) and Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) are not available at this time.
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United WayIncome1-866-211-9966https://www.unitedway.org/find-your-united-wayUnited Way has COVID 19 Community Economic Relief Fund. They will help with bills, rent, and food. Once a zip code is provided, they will give you a list of local agencies to provide assistance.
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CompudoptKidsCompudopt Registration SiteStudents without computer access may register to recieve one for the time being.
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TX Office of the Attorney GeneralKids(800) 252-8014Child Support Questions during Corona VirusChild Support-->Local Office Closures, Online Case Support, Answers about payment processing, etc.
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ZoomKids1.888.799.9666 Zoom Form to QualifyZoom Giving K-12 SchoolsVideoconferencing Tools For Free. School email is all that is needed.
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Aldine ISDQuestionsAldine District Resource ListAldine ISD has compiled a list of resources residents can find health care services, groceries, and daycare.
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Chinese Community CenterQuestions713-271-6100CCC Houston9800 Town Park. 77036, Call for information on current services
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Mayor’s Office for People with DisabilitiesQuestions832-394-0814Houston - Disabilities Resources
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HEBSeniors1-833-397-0080HEB ServicesTo find out more about the program, visit favordelivery.com/senior
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Catholic CharitiesSeniors713.526.4611Catholic Charities Corona Virus PageThis organization has help for immigrants, those needing food, and supports MANY Seniors.
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CDCSmall BusinessFREE CDC Signs, VIDEOS, Training & VisualsIf you own a building, a business or anywhere people rely on you for information. Please use these free tools you can print or use otherwise for free.
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GoogleSmall BusinessG Suite for School & Business Free until Jul 1- Businesses must create an Admin G-Suite Account. Schools can give access to teachers and students as admins.
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Small Business AdministrationSmall BusinessSBA“The Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities. Texas is currently working with SBA to qualify for this declaration.”
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Uber Eats & Grub HubSmall BusinessOrder food to aid local business: Uber Eats: https://www.ubereats.com/ & Grub Hub: https://www.grubhub.com/All Independent Resaurants will have their delivery fee waived to aid small businesses to stay in business despite no-dine-in policies and social distancing safety.
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Texas Military Dept.Veterans1-800-252-8032Family Support ServicesTexas Military Department Family Support Services Branch is the umbrella organization for programs that provide a continuum of care and support services to Service Members and Families during deployment and sustainment operations.
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Texas Veterans PortalVeterans1-800-273-8255 Crisisi Line OnlyTX Veterans PortalThe Texas Veterans Portal connects veterans, their families, and caregivers to the benefits and services earned through their military service. Thank you for serving our country!
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Combined ArmsVolunteer Opportunities888-737-3112Combined ArmsCombined Arms connects Active Duty, Reservists, National Guardsmen, veterans, and their families to over 72 organizations with over 400+ resources through our portal
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Houston Food BankVolunteer OpportunitiesHou Food Bank Vol & DonateMost volunteers were seniors, need help with package assembly or donations. Help Feed Our Hungry Neighbors, Every $1 you give helps provide 3 meals
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National Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224Chat at thehotline.org
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Suicide Prevention HotlineHealthcare1-800-273-8255
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Houston Community Ask/Need ForumQuestionsFacebook Houston COVID-19 communityA "no judgement" place where one may ask questions to their fellow Houstonians during this time of crisis
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Undocumented Healthcare resourcesHealthcareHealthcare Article Guide for Undocumented people Article guiding Undocumented people during searching for healthcare during COVID-19
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Free COVID-19 testingHealthcareFree COVID-19 testingFree testing to anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19. Address of site is the parking lot of United Memorial Medical Center located at 510 West Tidwell in north Houston. For more testing location click the website link.
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Opperation Impact/ COVID-19SeniorsOperation Impact siteSpecial project to help prepare homebound seniors across our community with emergency kits. Open for donations and volunteers.
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Hotline to report price gougingQuestions823-839-6941Raising essential necessities during a crisis is illegal. Please report when you encounter a price gouging
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Amazon Income
Apply to work for Amazon
Amazon is hiring during these difficult times to help get their deliveries out. Apply to work for them through the link given.
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Houston Food BankFoodHouston Food Bank Location linkLink shows a map of all the Houston Food Bank locations.
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Resources for Wage Workers Artists and Freelancers in HoustonIncomeResource LinkHouston-bound, Citizen-made, versitile complilation of resources
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Eldercare locatorSeniors1-800-677-1116Eldercare LinkElderly who need assistance can contact the Eldercare Locator to find services available in their community
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