Emergency Harvey Assistance


If you find yourself in a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the United States Coast Guard at 281-464-4851.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Apply for FEMA assistance by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Individuals with disabilities will need to self identify.

For FEMA Critical Needs Assistance call 1-800-621-FEMA

FEMA Accessible Hurricane Harvey Search and Rescue: https://youtu.be/2OqyZQ90VWg
FEMA Accessible FEMA Registration Process – Part One: https://youtu.be/UD86CLdhd-4
FEMA Accessible FEMA Registration Process – Part Two: https://youtu.be/lIPRL0A2D14


Disability Services 

Easter Seals Greater HoustonAssistance Form: TinyURL.com/HarveyESGH

Easter Seals offers free case management, assistance in finding basic needs resources, and individual and group counseling to people with disabilities and Veterans and their families. Please call 713-838-9050 ext. 371 or e-mail Harvey@EasterSealsHouston.org for more information.

Deaf Hurricane Harvey Survivors Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/123286011654503/ 

Disaster Survivors with Disabilities Hotline 1-800-626-4959 

Needs and Donor Match: https://my.harveyneeds.org/needs 


People Finder

Search for the status of loved ones and/or let others know how you are doing: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php


Healthcare Needs

Individuals needing kidney dialysis should be directed to call the ESRD Network at http://www.esrdnetworks.org/

Emergency Dialysis Services, DaVita: 1-800-400-8331 
Sugar Land Texas Dialysis Centers, Disaster Response Team: 1-800-626-1297

Hurricane Harvey Pharmacy Resources: http://www.ncpanet.org/newsroom/hurricane-harvey-pharmacy-resources

Open Pharmacies in Affected Region:https://www.healthcareready.org/rxopen

LiveHealth Online, a mobile app and website that provides consumers with a convenient way to have live video visits with doctors for non-emergency health conditions available free for the people of Texas and Louisiana who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. https://www.livehealthonline.com/

Nurse Line for anyone with a health related need or concern 866-417-1707

Mental Health Support for Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5900 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 


Housing and Shelter Information

Hurricane Harvey Shelters around Houston: http://abc13.com/weather/list-of-shelters-around-houston-area/2341032/ 

AirBnB listings offered for free: https://www.airbnb.com/disaster/hurricaneharveyevacuees?sf109003285=1

If you a person with a disability or a senior and need assistance cleaning out please email mopdmail@houstontx.gov or call 832-394-0814 and provide your name, address, and phone number so that we can help arrange for assistance.

Information regarding how to handle your damaged rental property: http://www.npr.org/2017/09/02/548175755/after-hurricane-harvey-many-in-houston-struggle-with-apartment-rent-dilemma?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us


Legal Services

Disability Rights Texas and Texans for Special Education Reform have issued guidance in English and Spanish to ensure that displaced students with disabilities maintain their right to a free and appropriate public education as the region works to recover from Harvey.

Pro Bono Legal Services https://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/disaster_legal_services/hurricane-harvey.html and/or https://www.americanbar.org/groups/committees/disaster/harvey.html#1


Food Resources

If you have food to donate or are in need of food: https://ihavefoodineedfood.com/

Target Hunger Food Centers: http://www.targethunger.org/

Houston Independent School District students will receive 3 free meals every school day for the rest of the school year. People should register with FEMA.  

Info by Insurer

Cigna: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170828005898/en/Cigna-Cigna-Foundation-Steps-People-Affected-Hurricane

Aetna: https://news.aetna.com/2017/08/help-for-those-affected-by-hurricane-harvey/

Humana: https://www.humana.com/medicare/ad/alert/

Anthem: https://www.anthem.com/blog/member-news/help-for-members-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey-and-tropical-storms-in-texas/

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas: https://www.bcbstx.com/company-info/alerts-announcements/natural-disaster



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*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability. 



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