Emergency Services

Home Repair Assistance

Who: City of Houston and Harris County 
What: Home Repair: Providing Home Repair Assistance for Harris County Residents 
Where: Online application: www.connectivetx.org/winterstorm/home-repair. There is assistance for anyone who does not have any way to access the internet. Call 211 for more information. 
When: Website is available 24 hours, 7 days a week

Limited Financial Assistance

Who: City of Houston and Harris 
What: Limited financial assistance to eligible households for Winter Storm relief and recovery expenses including but not limited to temporary housing, re-location, minor home repair managed by the household, food/furniture replacement, lost wages, and/or other relief and recovery related expenses.
Where: Call 211 for an agency in your area. Funds are limited and are provided on a first come, first served for eligible applicants.
When: 24 hours, 7 days week every day of the year

Who: Memorial Assistance Ministries
What: limited financial assistance to low-income individuals and families that were affected by the Winter Freeze this week. Learn more at https://www.mamhouston.org/freeze and apply for assistance at https://www.mamhouston.org/remoteassistance or by phone in English (713) 574-7533 or Spanish (713) 574-7536. (Must be low income and live in MAM’s zip code service area: 77008, 77009 , 77018 , 77022 , 77024, 77037, 77039, 77040, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77076, 77079, 77080, 77088, 77091, 77092)

Who: West Houston Assistance Ministries
What: Financial Assistance (rent, hotel bill, insurance deductibles) for residents of 77042, 77057, 77063, 77072, 77077, 77082, and 77083
Application and More Information: www.whamministries.org/care-ministry

Disaster Case Management

Who: Sewa International Houston 
What: Disaster Case Management
Where: Email skhanna@sewausa.onmicrosoft.com or MSankhavaram@sewausa.onmicrosoft.com for an appointment.
When: Mon - Fri 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Child Care Assistance 

Who: Fort Bend County
What: Childcare vouchers up to $500 per child up to three children per family affected by COVID-19
Application: Click here for more information and to apply online

City of Houston/Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

An Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available for renters in Harris County/City of Houston who are experiencing housing instability and whose household income meets income requirements. Get the application and more information: www.houstonharrishelp.org

Domestic Violence

Bay Area Turning Point: 281-286-2525

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters: 713-473-2801

FamilyTime Foundation, Inc: 281-446-2615

Fort Bend County Women’s Center: 281-342-4357

Houston Area Women’s Center: 713-528-2121

Montgomery County Women’s Center: 936-441-7273

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County: 409-763-1441


Abuse, Child / Elderly & Disabled

Children’s & Adult Protective Services: 1-800-252-5400


Disaster (Fire, Flood, Etc.)

American Red Cross: 866-526-8300


Information & Referral

211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE: 211 or 713-957-HELP or 1-877-544-7905


Mental Health

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD: 713-970-7000



Southeast Texas Poison Center: 1- 800-222-1222


Police (Emergencies only): 911


Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous (Intergroup Association): 713-686-6300

Spanish Line: 713-661-6833

Mon–Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol, Inc: 1-800-510-3111

Cocaine Anonymous: 713-668-6822

The Council on Recovery: 713-942-4100

Narcotics Anonymous: 713-661-4200


Suicide And Depression

Crisis Intervention of Houston: 713-HOTLINE (713-468-5463)

Teen Line (24/7): 713-529-TEEN (713-529-8336)

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD: 713-970-7000