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.
Hurricane season began on June 1st. Use this guide provided by www.ready.gov to ensure that you're prepared.
Disaster Recovery Assistance
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/
The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is providing financial assistance for households in need of recovery assistance and for those whose homes experienced major damage or complete destruction by Hurricane Harvey. The Red Cross is offering recovery assistance directly to the more than 40,000 households whose primary homes were inspected and confirmed by FEMA to have been destroyed or sustained major damage. For households whose homes were destroyed or sustained major damage, but did not register with or qualify for FEMA assistance, application for assistance should be done through a local disaster case management agency. To secure the assistance of a Disaster Case Manager, affected households can call 2-1-1 or visit 211texas.org
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.
A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) offers in-person support to individuals and businesses located in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Recovery specialists from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the state and FEMA are at the centers to assist those who need help with recovery.
The San Patricio County DRC is at the following location:
Aransas Pass Civic Center
700 W. Wheeler Ave.
Aransas Pass, Texas 78336
Hours: Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend
For information on employment assistance, call 888-960-JOBS (5627)