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
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-19Travel Health NoticesHouston Health Dept 832-393-5080
State of 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.
City of 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.
Coalition for the HomelessBills713-379-7514Houston Homeless PageThis organization offers resources for all homeless individuals 24/7.
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.
DMVBillsVehicle Renewals ONLINEDoes 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

Please see 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.
DPSBills(512) 424-2000DPS Covid PageUPDATES 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 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
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
Harris County Housing AuthorityBills713-578-2100Apply for Voucher hereFor Housing Vouchers, one may apply for voucher on website under Documents and Forms.
Housing Authority City of HoustonBills713-260-0600Housing For HoustonHousing Choice Vouchers and Public Housing
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Houston Food BankFood832-369-9390Houston Food Bank Location linkLink 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.Food832-395-7000Curbside Meals & Park InfoDetails updated on website for curbside meal program, list of locations is here:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Global Healthy Living FoundationHealthcareGHLF's Chronic support LinkFree COVID-19 Support Program for Chronic disease patients and their families
HCPC (Harris County Psychiatric Center)Healthcare713-741-5000Offers inpatient psychiatric care, open 24/7 for admissions. Address: 2800 S MacGregor Way, 77021.

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
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
LGBTQ+ Mental Health ResourcesHealthcareLGBTQ Mental HealthSEWI has created a list of mental health resources for the LGBTQAI+ community
Montrose Center Healthcare713-529-0037Montrose Center PageDisaster relief, counseling, Addiction/Recovery, Anti-violence, HIV/AIDS, Seniors, Transgender, Youth, Veterans, Education, and Outreach.
Northeast Mental Health UnitHealthcare713-676-1205
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
Period MovementHealthcareTEXT PERIOD at 44321Period ResourcesPeriod Movement will be shippinh period products at no cost to any service provider (shelters, food pantries, etc)
Search HomelessHealthcare713-739-7752 x 179Search Homeless PagePrimary care, dental, psychiatry, counseling for homeless persons – all free. MUST provide documentation of homelessness.
Suicide Prevention HotlineHealthcare1-800-273-8255
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (formerly MHMRA)Healthcare713-970-7000Children 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 resourcesHealthcareHealthcare Article Guide for Undocumented people Article guiding Undocumented people during searching for healthcare during COVID-19
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.
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!
Northwest Area MinistriesFood(281) 885-4555 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 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.
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.
Natl. Endowment for the ArtsIncomeList of Artist COVID-19 ResourcesCOVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
Resources for Wage Workers Artists and Freelancers in HoustonIncomeResource LinkHouston-bound, Citizen-made, versitile complilation of resources
Restaurant Employee Relief FundIncomeApply 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 SmokeIncomeSouthern SmokePlease share w/any restaurant workers who need it or contribute if you can!
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.
United WayIncome1-866-211-9966 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 ReliefIncomeRefundable payroll tax credit infoSmall 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 VeteransIncome
Veteran Employment link
Approximately $22 million in Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program grants will provide services to reintegrate homeless veterans into meaningful employment.
Houston Music FoundationIncomeHouston Music FoundationNew foundation to support local Houston music!
US Wage Guidance IncomeThree new opinion letters linkThe 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 ProgramIncomeDonate: OR Apply for help: fund for bartenders in financial crisis. Donate: OR Apply for help:
CompudoptKidsCompudopt Registration SiteStudents without computer access may register to recieve one for the time being.
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.
ZoomKids1.888.799.9666 Zoom Form to QualifyZoom Giving K-12 SchoolsVideoconferencing Tools For Free. School email is all that is needed.
Aldine ISDQuestionsAldine District Resource ListAldine ISD has compiled a list of resources residents can find health care services, groceries, and daycare.
Chinese Community CenterQuestions713-271-6100CCC Houston9800 Town Park. 77036, Call for information on current services
Hotline to report price gougingQuestions823-839-6941Raising essential necessities during a crisis is illegal. Please report when you encounter a price gouging
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
Mayor’s Office for People with DisabilitiesQuestions832-394-0814Houston - Disabilities Resources
National Domestic Violence HotlineQuestions1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224Chat at
Report Landlord Harrassment QuestionsFill-out Report HereTracking Harris Co. Tenant Rights Violations During COVID19
Catholic CharitiesSeniors713.526.4611Catholic Charities Corona Virus PageThis organization has help for immigrants, those needing food, and supports MANY Seniors.
Eldercare locatorSeniors1-800-677-1116Eldercare LinkElderly who need assistance can contact the Eldercare Locator to find services available in their community
HEBSeniors1-833-397-0080HEB ServicesTo find out more about the program, visit
Opperation Impact/ COVID-19SeniorsOperation Impact siteSpecial project to help prepare homebound seniors across our community with emergency kits. Open for donations and volunteers.
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.
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.
SBASmall BusinessSBA Programs & LoansHouston District Office
SBA District Office
8701 S. Gessner Drive Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77074
Visit website
TDEMSmall BusinessDisaster 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 HubSmall BusinessSee NotesAll 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: & Grub Hub:
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.
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!
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
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
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Healthcare254-299-9932 (Waco)Disabled American Veterans HomepageGreat 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.
eBenefitsHealthcareeBenefitsThis 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 RipleyHealthcare281-458-0318 (ext. 2300)Baker RipleyComprehensive 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.
HeadStrongHealthcareHeadStrongFantastic 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.