Disaster Relief Resources


Find an open shelter near you by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362), or use the FEMA mobile app. 

Visit the website to view videos and resources on accessing disaster assistance for people with disabilities.

Apply for financial assistance online or by phone.
Website: www.disasterassistance.gov
(800) 621-3362 / TTY (800) 462-7585 (7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time), 7 days a week. 

Crisis Cleanup
Call the Crisis Cleanup hotline anytime before Sept. 15 at 1-800-451-1954 to get a case number and be placed on a list distributed to civic and community leaders, as well as volunteer relief agencies.

Houston Food Bank

Click here if you need assistance finding food. For information specifically regarding Hurricane Harvey relief, including a list of available disaster food distribution points,  visit here. You can also call their helpline at 832-369-9390.

United Way of Greater Houston

Call 2-1-1 for the Texas/United Way Helpline to find information on available shelters & social services

Salvation Army of Greater Houston

If you have been impacted by a major disaster, please call their main number (713) 752-0677 to get help.

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies

Portlight has set up a hotline (800) 626-4959 to help people with disabilities locate services and resources they may need following Hurricane Harvey.

Autism Society of Texas

If you have been affected by Harvey, Autism Society of Texas is providing electronic gift cards, referrals (when possible), and support. Call 512-479-4199 or e-mail info@texasautismsociety.org to receive assistance.

AAC Relief

This site is designed to help people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), their family members in communities impacted by hurricane Harvey. Visit their site to learn more about how to receive assistance.

SPED Guidance

If your child has special needs and you were displaced by Hurricane Harvey, you can review these guidelines from Disability Rights Texas and TXSER.

Disaster Survivors with Disabilities Hotline

Call 1 (800) 626-4959 for referrals for disaster assistance with: Disaster-related problem-solving; Evacuation strategies and issues; Shelter accessibility issues; Temporary housing strategies; and Assistive device, durable medical equipment and consumable medical supply referrals