|This is maintained & updated as regularly as possible. Please send any helpful resources or programs to the Jon Rosenthal for Texas Team at 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)
|Local, State & Federal Links:||Phone Numbers:|
|City of Houston Emergency Home Page for COVID-19||Travel Health Notices||Houston Health Dept 832-393-5080|
|State of Texas Department of Health and Human Services||LATEST CDC Transmission Information||Harris 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.|
|City of Houston Health Dept. Page for COVID-19||Online Assessment for All Harris County||832-927-7575 for Harris Co. Residents who want test assessment and don't have internet access.|
|ORGANIZATION||SERVICE CATEGORY||PHONE||WEBSITE||NOTES (CLICK ON CELL TO READ FULL TEXT)|
|Coalition for the Homeless||Bills||713-379-7514||Houston Homeless Page||This organization offers resources for all homeless individuals 24/7.|
|Comcast||Bills||1-855-846-8376||Internet Essentials||Free "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.|
|DMV||Bills||Vehicle Renewals ONLINE||Does your vehicle registration expire this month? Due to the state of emergency, Governor Abbott issued a waiver from the requirement to renew registration. You may choose to take no action during the waiver period. If you take no action, when the state of emergency has passed you will have 60 days to have your vehicle inspected and complete the registration process.|
If you have already obtained a passing vehicle inspection, you may renew your registration online at https://renew.txdmv.gov/.
Please see www.txdmv.gov/covid-19 for more information and answers to frequently-asked questions. Thank you for your patience as we work to answer all the questions in the comment thread.
|DPS||Bills||(512) 424-2000||DPS Covid Page||UPDATES ON TRAVEL on Covid Page to the left. Driver License Services: Last week, DPS was directed to extend the expiration date of Texas identification cards (ID), driver licenses (DL), commercial DLs (CDL) and election identification certificates (EIC), as well as close DL offices. The temporary closure does not impact those seeking an initial CDL. Contact the DL team for CDL appointment information.|
With regard to the extension, this means that if your Texas DL/CDL/ID/EIC card expires on or after March 13, 2020, it falls under the period that encompasses the State of Disaster Declaration related to COVID-19 and will remain valid for 60 days after which time DPS issues public notice that the extension period for this disaster declaration has been lifted. Many Texans are eligible to conduct their DL transactions online. We encourage you to check your eligibility today. For more information about DL services and possible impacts related to COVID-19, view News Release.
|Gulf Coast Community Services||Bills||713-393-4700||GCCS||Emergency 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
Educational Scholarships Program
|Harris County Community Services||Bills||832-927-4955||Housing & Community Resources||Housing|
Affordable Housing Construction Projects
Down Payment Assistance
Emergency Utility Assistance
Referrals for food, clothing and mental health
(call and make appointment with a case manager 713-696-6900)
Call 281-876-6600 to find out eligibility
|Harris County Housing Authority||Bills||713-578-2100||Apply for Voucher here||For Housing Vouchers, one may apply for voucher on website under Documents and Forms.|
|Housing Authority City of Houston||Bills||713-260-0600||Housing For Houston||Housing Choice Vouchers and Public Housing|
|Houston Public Works||Bills||(713) 371-1400||Houston Water Bills||Mayor 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.|
|Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston||Food||Drive-Thru Pantry Details||Details on Pantry in English and in Spanish, additional list of Community Resources below flyers on the link here|
|Crowd Source Rescue||Food||Food Delivery Needs OR Volunteers||CSR 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.|
|Cy Hope||Food||713.466.HOPE (4673)||Wed 3/18 Event Article||There 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.|
|Houston Charity Center||Food||713-433-0334||Charity Programs||Helps 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
|Houston Food Bank||Food||832-369-9390||Houston Food Bank Location link||Link shows a map of all the Houston Food Bank locations.Call our helpline at 832-369-9390|
Summer Meal Sites for children around Houston
Apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) with help from our Community Assistance Program.
Call the helpline at 832-369-9390
Text FOOD to 855-308-2282 to find the nearest food pantry in the area.
|Houston Parks & Rec Dept.||Food||832-395-7000||Curbside Meals & Park Info||Details updated on website for curbside meal program, list of locations is here: http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/pdfs/HPARDCurbsideMealProgramSite.pdf|
|Mattress Mack, Gallery Furniture||Food||713-694-5570||Gallery Furniture||Click 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.|
|New Life Tabernacle Church||Food||713-263-9700||Free 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|
|The Beacon for the Homeless||Food||713-220-9737||The Beacon Homeless Page||Day 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.|
|AIDS Foundation Houston||Healthcare||713-623-6796||AIDSHelp.org||Highlights 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.
|Free COVID-19 testing||Healthcare||Free COVID-19 testing||Free 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.|
|Global Healthy Living Foundation||Healthcare||GHLF's Chronic support Link||Free COVID-19 Support Program for Chronic disease patients and their families|
|HCPC (Harris County Psychiatric Center)||Healthcare||713-741-5000||Offers inpatient psychiatric care, open 24/7 for admissions. Address: 2800 S MacGregor Way, 77021.|
|Houston Area Women's Center||Healthcare||Domestic Violence: 713-528-2121 Sexual Assault 713-528-7273||HAWC||HAWC 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|
|Legacy Community Health Coronavirus testing stations||Healthcare||832-548-5226||Legacy 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
|LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources||Healthcare||LGBTQ Mental Health||SEWI has created a list of mental health resources for the LGBTQAI+ community|
|Montrose Center||Healthcare||713-529-0037||Montrose Center Page||Disaster relief, counseling, Addiction/Recovery, Anti-violence, HIV/AIDS, Seniors, Transgender, Youth, Veterans, Education, and Outreach.|
|Northeast Mental Health Unit||Healthcare||713-676-1205|
|NPC (Neuro Psychiatric Center)||Healthcare||713-970-7070||Offers 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|
|Period Movement||Healthcare||TEXT PERIOD at 44321||Period Resources||Period Movement will be shippinh period products at no cost to any service provider (shelters, food pantries, etc)|
|Search Homeless||Healthcare||713-739-7752 x 179||Search Homeless Page||Primary care, dental, psychiatry, counseling for homeless persons – all free. MUST provide documentation of homelessness.
|Suicide Prevention Hotline||Healthcare||1-800-273-8255|
|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.)
|Undocumented Healthcare resources||Healthcare||Healthcare Article Guide for Undocumented people||Article guiding Undocumented people during searching for healthcare during COVID-19|
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.|
|Cypress Area Assistance Ministries||Income||281-955-7684||Food, 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/|
|Northwest Area Ministries||Food||(281) 885-4555||https://www.namonline.org/contact||NAM wants to help families in need deal with the difficulties they face. For many families, that means getting a second chance at life. We will be accepting applications for rental and utility assistance Mondays Only from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM. We will be accepting applications for other basic needs (food, prescriptions) Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM For your safety, if you need information from the Family Violence Center please call the 24 hour Hotline at: 281-885-4673 or 888-750-4673. Due to public health concerns, all Young at Heart Senior Center programs have been suspended and NAM Resale is closed until further notice. For questions or concerns, please call (281) 885-4555. It is the policy of Northwest Assistance Ministries to comply with Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, (commonly known as the Fair Housing Act) by ensuring that all services are available to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, and sex. Northwest Assistance Ministries understands further that local ordinances may include other protected classes.|
|Houston Virtual Tip Jar||Income||Support the Service Industry HERE||When 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.|
|MusicCares||Income||877.626.2748||Relief 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.|
|Natl. Endowment for the Arts||Income||List of Artist COVID-19 Resources||COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations|
|Resources for Wage Workers Artists and Freelancers in Houston||Income||Resource Link||Houston-bound, Citizen-made, versitile complilation of resources|
|Restaurant Employee Relief Fund||Income||Apply for Restaurant Grant||Guy Fieri provide grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment that results in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses.|
|Southern Smoke||Income||Southern Smoke||Please share w/any restaurant workers who need it or contribute if you can!|
|Texas Workforce Commission||Income||800-939-6631||TX 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.
|United Way||Income||1-866-211-9966||https://www.unitedway.org/find-your-united-way||United 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.|
|US COVID-19 Relief||Income||Refundable payroll tax credit info||Small and midsize employers will benefit from two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related family and medical leave and sick leave to their employees.|
|US Supporting Homeless Veterans||Income|
Veteran Employment link
|Approximately $22 million in Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program grants will provide services to reintegrate homeless veterans into meaningful employment.|
|Houston Music Foundation||Income||Houston Music Foundation||New foundation to support local Houston music!|
|US Wage Guidance||Income||Three new opinion letters link||The Wage and Hour Division has issued three new opinion letters providing compliance assistance regarding the recent final rule that updated regular rate requirements for overtime pay.|
|USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program||Income||Donate: https://usbgfoundation.networkforgood.com/projects/95524-covid-19-relief-campaign OR Apply for help: https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap||Community fund for bartenders in financial crisis. Donate: https://usbgfoundation.networkforgood.com/projects/95524-covid-19-relief-campaign OR Apply for help: https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap|
|Compudopt||Kids||Compudopt Registration Site||Students without computer access may register to recieve one for the time being.|
|TX Office of the Attorney General||Kids||(800) 252-8014||Child Support Questions during Corona Virus||Child Support-->Local Office Closures, Online Case Support, Answers about payment processing, etc.|
|Zoom||Kids||1.888.799.9666||Zoom Form to Qualify||Zoom Giving K-12 SchoolsVideoconferencing Tools For Free. School email is all that is needed.|
|Aldine ISD||Questions||Aldine District Resource List||Aldine ISD has compiled a list of resources residents can find health care services, groceries, and daycare.|
|Chinese Community Center||Questions||713-271-6100||CCC Houston||9800 Town Park. 77036, Call for information on current services|
|Hotline to report price gouging||Questions||823-839-6941||Raising essential necessities during a crisis is illegal. Please report when you encounter a price gouging|
|Houston Community Ask/Need Forum||Questions||Facebook Houston COVID-19 community||A "no judgement" place where one may ask questions to their fellow Houstonians during this time of crisis|
|Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities||Questions||832-394-0814||Houston - Disabilities Resources|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline||Questions||1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224||Chat at thehotline.org|
|Report Landlord Harrassment||Questions||Fill-out Report Here||Tracking Harris Co. Tenant Rights Violations During COVID19|
|Catholic Charities||Seniors||713.526.4611||Catholic Charities Corona Virus Page||This organization has help for immigrants, those needing food, and supports MANY Seniors.|
|Eldercare locator||Seniors||1-800-677-1116||Eldercare Link||Elderly who need assistance can contact the Eldercare Locator to find services available in their community|
|HEB||Seniors||1-833-397-0080||HEB Services||To find out more about the program, visit favordelivery.com/senior|
|Opperation Impact/ COVID-19||Seniors||Operation Impact site||Special project to help prepare homebound seniors across our community with emergency kits. Open for donations and volunteers.|
|CDC||Small Business||FREE CDC Signs, VIDEOS, Training & Visuals||If 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.|
|Small Business||G 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.|
|SBA||Small Business||SBA Programs & Loans||Houston District Office|
SBA District Office
8701 S. Gessner Drive Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77074
|TDEM||Small Business||Disaster Funding||“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.”|
|Uber Eats & Grub Hub||Small Business||See Notes||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. Order food to aid local business: Uber Eats: https://www.ubereats.com/ & Grub Hub: https://www.grubhub.com/|
|Texas Military Dept.||Veterans||1-800-252-8032||Family Support Services||Texas 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.|
|Texas Veterans Portal||Veterans||1-800-273-8255 Crisisi Line Only||TX Veterans Portal||The 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!|
|Combined Arms||Volunteer Opportunities||888-737-3112||Combined Arms||Combined Arms connects Active Duty, Reservists, National Guardsmen, veterans, and their families to over 72 organizations with over 400+ resources through our portal|
|Houston Food Bank||Volunteer Opportunities||Hou Food Bank Vol & Donate||Most volunteers were seniors, need help with package assembly or donations. Help Feed Our Hungry Neighbors, Every $1 you give helps provide 3 meals|
|Disabled American Veterans (DAV)||Healthcare||254-299-9932 (Waco)||Disabled American Veterans Homepage||Great resource. The DAV helps Veterans receive monetary compensation and healthcare from the VA for injuries that occured while in service. The DAV will process the application an file all supporting documents to the VA.|
|eBenefits||Healthcare||eBenefits||This resource allows Veterans to keep track of remaining months for the G.I Bill. Additionally, the Veteran can find when the VA disbursed funds for tuition and when the Veteran receives payment for BAH. If receiving disability from the VA, this website allows what claims that the VA approved and the option to file any additional injuries. Essentially, anything regarding education or medical benefits that a Veteran may have, can be accessed and tracked on this website.|
|Baker Ripley||Healthcare||281-458-0318 (ext. 2300)||Baker Ripley||Comprehensive resource for Veterans. This resource will help Veterans who are either homeless or in danger of becoming homeless to find suitable housing. Additionally, this resource will help train and help assist Veterans find employment. Lastly, this resource helps Veterans access food programs.|
|HeadStrong||Healthcare||HeadStrong||Fantastic mental healthcare resource given to Veterans. This resource gives Veterans access to mental health professionals who treat and counsel Veterans who are suffering the effects of PTSD and other mental health issues at no cost to the Veteran.|