Your Health

It is very important that you take care of yourself and other family members who have been through this crisis. Be sure to take your regular medications (insulin, blood pressure, antidepressant, etc.) and don’t hesitate to seek medical help if you feel sick following the confusion and anxiety as a result of this disaster.

A variety of health care resources are available for you as you need them and you are encouraged to take advantage of them promptly. Your normal resistance to illness may have been lowered as a result of the stress you have been experiencing. You want to make every effort to build yourself up again. Take your vitamins, eat properly, get enough sleep, and seek medical help quickly if you or your children begin to feel ill.

Food assistance:

  • See our list of food and water distribution sites
  • For a list of food pantries and other food assistance, call 211 or contact the Houston Food Bank at 832-369-9390.
  • SNAP recipients can visit or use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to view benefit information and make any address changes if needed. 
  • Texans in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to buy hot foods and ready-to-eat-meals with their food benefits through March. SNAP customers can request a benefit replacement for food lost or destroyed due to the winter storm by calling 211, selecting their language, then selecting Option 2. They may also download the form online, with instructions linked at the top of See SNAP record with taxonomy: Food Stamps/SNAP Applications * Winter Storm Victims for more information regarding SNAP. 

Houston-Area Health Care Resources

In stressful circumstances, people may try to escape their problems through excessive use of alcohol or drugs. Using this method to deal with difficult situations often creates a whole new set of problems and causes more stress for everyone involved. If you suspect that you or a family member are misusing alcohol or drugs, you may want to turn to a professional who has experience in this area.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse