Disaster Resources & Recovery
Our 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to connect you with food, child care, transportation and other resources.
Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund
United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation are standing together to help support those in our community who have been impacted by COVID-19 and those who may be impacted by unforeseen economic conditions. Together, we have established the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund to serve our most vulnerable neighbors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Houston area. For more information and to donate, visit: https://www.greaterhoustonrecovery.org/
MCCARES (Montgomery County Community Assistance Recovery Efforts and Services) focuses on long term recovery efforts for residents of Montgomery County. It is the VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and Long Term Recovery Committee for Montgomery County. MCCARES is co-chaired by United Way of Greater Houston and Interfaith of The Woodlands.
Emergency Food & Shelter
EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER (EFSP) a federal program administered by United Way, was created to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both non-profit and governmental, in an effort to help people experiencing severe economic crisis that is not the immediate result of a natural or man-made disaster.
Local funding is determined by a board of local representatives of organizations as prescribed by the federal government.
Who is eligible to receive EFSP funds?
Any agency holding a 501c3 tax-exempt status that has been in operation for at least three years and provides one or more of the following services:
- Mass shelter (for example: night shelter, transitional housing)
- Mass Feeding (for example: soup kitchens, home delivered meals)
- Other food (for example: food pantries, grocery vouchers)
- Temporary housing (for example: motel vouchers)
- Rent, mortgage, or utility assistance