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Hurricane Resources

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. 

BASIC NEEDS

Texas 2-1-1

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

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. 

FEMA

Download this flowchart explaining the sequence of delivery provided by FEMA. Here is a fact sheet for Texas renters; federal help may be available. 

REDDy Directory for Case Managers and Those with Disabilities

The REDDy Directory is designed for case managers and individuals with disabilities seeking resources and services provided to Hurricane Harvey survivors. The REDDy Directory is a collaboration between the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University, the Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University of Texas Austin, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and the Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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. 
 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

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

BACK TO WORK

Replacing Lost ID Cards

If you’ve lost your ID card, call 361-449-2733.
 

Transportation

 

CLEANING UP

General Community Guides

Download this Harvey resource list consisting of community partners ready to help you with a wide range of recovery needs. The Texas General Land Office - Community Development and Revitalization Program shared this guide regarding short-term housing, long-term recovery, and FAQs about Direct Housing Programs in Texas. 
 

Organizing Debris

Here is an infographic explaining the best way to organize debris in your yard for pickup, provided by the Aransas Pass Chamber. If you have any questions, contact your local government.  
 

Aransas Pass

For assessment purposes, The City of Aransas Pass is determining the current and future housing needs of that community. If you are currently displaced from your residence please fill out the Displaced Resident Survey Form located on the City’s website under the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Page. If you are not able to fill out the form online please stop by City Hall during business hours and you can fill out a form in person. City Hall is open Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM and is located at 600 W. Cleveland Blvd.
 

Portland

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. 
 
 

LINKS TO LOCAL MEDIA