You are here

Hurricane Resources

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many Coastal Bend residents feel overwhelmed and unsure of who to turn to for long-term 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. 

Be Prepared

Hurricane season began on June 1st. Use this guide provided by www.ready.gov to ensure that you're prepared.

Disaster Recovery Assistance

2-1-1 Texas 

To find the best resource for your disaster-related needs, call 2-1-1. A representative will be able to connect you with the organization that can help the most. For more information, visit the Texas 2-1-1 website. http://www.211texas.org/

Mental Health

Disaster Distress Hotline

There's a hotline ready for victims and volunteers impacted by Harvey. Contact the Disaster Distress Hotline by calling 800-985-5990 or texting "talkwithus" to 66746. This hotline is operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and runs 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Texans Recovering Together

The Texans Recovering Together program assists those affected by Hurricane Harvey through education, recovery efforts, supportive outreach and referrals. If you have experienced the destructive winds, witnessed the rising water in your home or apartment, or just feel the need to talk to someone for support and help in finding local assistance, Texans Recovering Together has trained community liaisons to assist you. Contact Texans Recovering Together by dialing:  361-561-8438.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Contact Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. at 1-866-757-1570. 
 

BACK TO WORK

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend

For information on employment assistance, call 888-960-JOBS (5627)

Transportation

 

LINKS TO LOCAL MEDIA