Those in need of immediate assistance are encouraged to call the 211 Texas/United Way helpline to find an organization in your geographic region that can serve you. You can also contact the helpline through the following ways:
- Search for resources online at 211texas.org.
- Chat with a specialist at 211texas.org.
- Email for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911 first. Otherwise, for non-emergency situations, please use one of our Hotline numbers to find help.
Domestic Violence Hotline: (713) 528-2121
- TDD Line: 713-528-3625
- Toll Free: 1-800-256-0551
Sexual Assault Hotline: (713) 528-RAPE (7273)
- TDD Line: 713-528-3691
- Toll Free: 1-800-256-0661
Do you live in Texas and can’t afford your rent? We are here to help.
Anyone unable to afford their rent or with concerns about possible eviction can be assisted.
- All of the information and resources are available for free.
- Get legal information about the eviction process and your rights.
- Get access to important documents you can give to your landlord or the court.
- Apply for legal assistance from organizations in your area that provide free legal services to qualifying tenants.
- Find out about rental assistance and other resources in your area and how to apply.
- Chat with a real lawyer about your questions regarding eviction.
- For food assistance, you can Find a Houston Food Bank partner near you, apply for SNAP, or text FOOD to 855-308-2282 to find the nearest food pantry in your area.
- Catholic Charities food distribution in Harris County is located at the Guadalupe Center on Jensen near Navigation.
- Information on SNAP, TANF Cash Help, and other state benefit programs can be found on the Your Texas Benefits website.
- No Cost Meals for Kids in Houston
MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
- For medical services, the Texas Association of Community Health Centers has a website where you can search for community health centers, health center networks, and other providers serving the uninsured in Texas.
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
- Catholic Charities’ Counseling and Behavioral Health Clinic offers sliding scale appointments with expert bilingual counselors. Call 714-874-6590 or request an appointment online.
- Texas Health and Human Services: toll-free at 833-986-1919
(24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
- Harris Center/Mobile Crisis Outreach Team: 713.970.7000 and press #1 for the Crisis Line (they operate 24 hrs)
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone: 1-800-273-TALK
- For immediate crisis, call 911
- Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative – Disaster Resources for Immigrants
- Immigrant Rights Hotline: 1-833-468-4664
- St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance (Catholic Charities)
- CLINIC — Information and Resources Related to COVID-19 Pandemic
- USCCB — Immigration: Know Your Rights and Emergency Preparedness
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – COVID-19 Response
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Online Detainee Locator System
- Department of Justice EOIR Twitter account
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston COVID Assistance
- BakerRipley Rent Help
- Emergency Aid Coalition
- Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS)
- Interfaith Ministries For Greater Houston
- My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Center
- Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM)
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
- Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Information
- Wesley Community Center
For information on COVID-19 resources, and other preparedness information for Harris County, visit readyharris.org.