Assistance and Harvey Heroes

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Thanks to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Easter Seals Greater Houston is ready to help Harris County families affected by Harvey navigate from recovery to a new normal. We provide information and referral, case management to help families find resources, limited short-term financial assistance, financial coaching and housing assistance, as well as mental health supports including individual counseling. We have expertise in helping people with disabilities, Veterans, and their families. For more information, please call 713-838-9050 ext. 397 or email Harvey@eastersealshouston.org.

 

The Silver Lining

Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, but also revealed the kindess and generosity of our supporters, volunteers, and our hardworking government leadership. Click here to see all of our Harvey Heroes.

 

lf you find yourself in a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the United States Coast Guard at 281-464-4851.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Apply for FEMA assistance by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Individuals with disabilities will need to self identify.

For FEMA Critical Needs Assistance call 1-800-621-FEMA

FEMA Accessible Hurricane Harvey Search and Rescue: https://youtu.be/2OqyZQ90VWg
FEMA Accessible FEMA Registration Process – Part One: https://youtu.be/UD86CLdhd-4
FEMA Accessible FEMA Registration Process – Part Two: https://youtu.be/lIPRL0A2D14

 

Disability Services 

Easter Seals Greater HoustonAssistance Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3d1VJrZEcZBVxNN4JPRqFRS664jYa5FUtulUNJl1GFyGYnA/viewform

Easter Seals offers free case management, assistance in finding basic needs resources, and individual and group counseling to people with disabilities and Veterans and their families. Please call 713-838-9050 ext. 371 or e-mail Harvey@EasterSealsHouston.org for more information.

Deaf Hurricane Harvey Survivors Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/123286011654503/ 

Disaster Survivors with Disabilities Hotline 1-800-626-4959 

Needs and Donor Match: https://my.harveyneeds.org/needs 

 

People Finder

Search for the status of loved ones and/or let others know how you are doing: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

 

Healthcare Needs

Individuals needing kidney dialysis should be directed to call the ESRD Network at http://www.esrdnetworks.org/

Emergency Dialysis Services, DaVita: 1-800-400-8331 
Sugar Land Texas Dialysis Centers, Disaster Response Team: 1-800-626-1297

Hurricane Harvey Pharmacy Resources: http://www.ncpanet.org/newsroom/hurricane-harvey-pharmacy-resources

Open Pharmacies in Affected Region:https://www.healthcareready.org/rxopen

LiveHealth Online, a mobile app and website that provides consumers with a convenient way to have live video visits with doctors for non-emergency health conditions available free for the people of Texas and Louisiana who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. https://www.livehealthonline.com/

Nurse Line for anyone with a health related need or concern 866-417-1707

Mental Health Support for Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5900 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 

 

Housing and Shelter Information

Hurricane Harvey Shelters around Houston: http://abc13.com/weather/list-of-shelters-around-houston-area/2341032/ 

AirBnB listings offered for free: https://www.airbnb.com/disaster/hurricaneharveyevacuees?sf109003285=1

If you a person with a disability or a senior and need assistance cleaning out please email mopdmail@houstontx.gov or call 832-394-0814 and provide your name, address, and phone number so that we can help arrange for assistance.

Information regarding how to handle your damaged rental property: http://www.npr.org/2017/09/02/548175755/after-hurricane-harvey-many-in-houston-struggle-with-apartment-rent-dilemma?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us

 

Legal Services

Disability Rights Texas and Texans for Special Education Reform have issued guidance in English and Spanish to ensure that displaced students with disabilities maintain their right to a free and appropriate public education as the region works to recover from Harvey.

Pro Bono Legal Services https://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/disaster_legal_services/hurricane-harvey.html and/or https://www.americanbar.org/groups/committees/disaster/harvey.html#1

 

Food Resources

If you have food to donate or are in need of food: https://ihavefoodineedfood.com/

Target Hunger Food Centers: http://www.targethunger.org/

Houston Independent School District students will receive 3 free meals every school day for the rest of the school year. People should register with FEMA.  

Info by Insurer

Cigna: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170828005898/en/Cigna-Cigna-Foundation-Steps-People-Affected-Hurricane

Aetna: https://news.aetna.com/2017/08/help-for-those-affected-by-hurricane-harvey/

Humana: https://www.humana.com/medicare/ad/alert/

Anthem: https://www.anthem.com/blog/member-news/help-for-members-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey-and-tropical-storms-in-texas/

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas: https://www.bcbstx.com/company-info/alerts-announcements/natural-disaster

 

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Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081 | Ph: 713.838.9050 | Fax: 713.838.9098  
Easter Seals Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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