United Way updates regarding COVID-19

The safety and well-being of our clients, donors, staff, and volunteers is one of our top priorities. The situation is everchanging, and we continue to lead conversations with our agencies and partners to ensure our neighbors and our community are served.

We know that there are serious short- and long-term impacts related to this pandemic, including individuals who become sick, as well as those who are affected by business and school closures. 

In the Greater Houston area, 47% of households struggle to make ends meet. These families lack sufficient savings to withstand an emergency or a sudden loss in wages. With public events, schools and workplace closures, low-wage workers living paycheck to paycheck have experienced unprecedented financial hardship. With schools closures, the demand for affordable child care and emergency food assistance has exponentially increased for children and families. With your help, United Way is working to help our neighbors get through COVID-19 and get on a pathway to building stronger, more sustainable futures. 

Use the links above to learn more about available resources and ways you can help. 

If you or someone you know needs help getting through these uncertain times, dial 211. Our 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE is available 24/7 to connect you with food, child care, transportation, and other critical information and resources.

Links to Information and Resources 

Center for Disease Control
Texas Health and Human Services
Ready Harris 
Harris County Public Health
Montgomery County Public Health
Fort Bend County Health and Human Services 
Greater Houston Partnership