In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many Coastal Bend residents feel overwhelmed and unsure of who to turn to for assistance. We’re here to help. Below is a collection of local resources for those who need help. We will update this page as we receive more information.
**UPDATE: Sept. 10. 2017** Download this Harvey resource list consisting of community partners ready to help you with a wide range of recovery needs.
Information from Coastal Cities
View this press release from Ingleside's mayor explaining debris pickup, recovery centers, FEMA assistance, the new curfew, and scams to avoid.
Call Texas 2-1-1
Navigating Disaster Recovery (insurance claims, contractor fraud, filing for disaster assistance, etc)
The Portland Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center shared helpful information on SBP's resources, a national nonprofit committed to helping people recover from disasters like Harvey as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Texas Windstorm Insurance Mobile Claim Centers
Review this guide from Texas Windstorm Insurance Association that includes locations in Rockport and Corpus Christi. There is also a mobile claims location set up at the following location in Port Aransas: Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., Port Aransas, Texas 78373.
For Information on Food
Keep an eye on The Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend. They post lists of food items they can use as well as locations and times for when they will be out providing meals. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission expanded the use of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) so that those who receive these food benefits can purchase hot food items through September 30th. Examples given are rotisserie chicken and prepared meals from a store's deli. Visit the Your Texas Benefits website for more information.
For Unemployment Aid
Those affected by Harvey can apply for Disaster Unemployment Benefits through September 27th on the Texas Workforce Commission website or by calling 800-939-6631. Applicants are encouraged to state that their application is in relation to Harvey's damage. Eligible counties include: Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Oragne, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, and Wharton. For more details, visit: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/hurricane-harvey-disaster-aid-available-...
For Disaster-Related Legal Assistance
Contact Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. at 1-866-757-1570.