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Hurricane Ida Resources

Where to Get Help

FEMA Assistance

Individual assistance in some parishes has been approved. How to apply

  1. Online: 
  1. Download FEMA app on the phone
  2. Phone: 1-800-621-3362 

No hotel programs currently. Can submit for possible hotel/motel stay reimbursement through FEMA. Need to make sure that there are records that applicants stayed there, or hotel is willing to cooperate when needed to verify information If no printed receipts were given. Airbnb documentation needs to have name, company, physical address, phone number, and amount. 

FEMA might offer Critical Needs Assistance as well. Virtual inspections on homes can be scheduled if applicants answer their phones to schedule virtual inspections when contacted. 

Homeowner’s Insurance

Contact homeowner’s insurance provider and ask if they provide Alternative Living Expenses. 

Crisis Cleanup:

Homeowners can call 844-965-1386 for help with mucking and gutting.


  • American Red Cross has 2 shelters in Orange, TX, and 1 shelter in Houston, TX. Call 1-800-733-2767 or Is not providing financial assistance, only shelter services. 
  • Launch Point has 56 housing units for organizations looking to house residents from Louisiana. Call Kathy at 832-506-8121
  • Lakewood Church at 3700 Southwest Frwy Houston, TX 77027. Walk-in services- offer shelter and food for Louisiana residents (must show ID) 

Legal Resources

  • Legal Aid Disaster Center: Please also visit for resources and information as you navigate this disaster

SNAP Food Stamps:

If you have lost your SNAP card, call 1-888-997-1117 Customer Service Center at 1 (888) LAHELPU (1-888-524-3578) 

Volunteer Support

For organizations looking for volunteer support, Volunteer Houston has created a central list of volunteer needs related to HURRICANE IDA. When you log in to your VH portal agency account, add a new need and select the "Hurricane Ida" INITIATIVE when prompted - this will ensure your volunteer opportunity is included in the centralized list of Ida-specific volunteer needs. To register, click on Needs | Volunteer Houston

Food or Other Financial Assistance Programs – any Greater Houston County

Interfaith of the Woodlands 

281-367-1230,, office is open 8 am-4 pm.

Generally, serves South Montgomery-portion of Harris, but will attempt to provide support to evacuees in all service areas. Disaster relief assistance- provide hotel vouchers. If they are currently in a hotel, they will attempt to keep them there. Provides 1-week stay, weekly food, $40 gas cards, baby care items, toiletries 

Houston Food Bank 

Erica 832-763-2368

Working with their partner food pantries, but can arrange food delivery if needed

SEWA International 


Provides some food assistance and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

Houston Arts Alliance

Assistance for artists and musicians that need help with cultural tools and resources.

World Cares Center

Offers PPE and cleaning supplies 

NACC Disaster Services 


16605 Air Center Blvd

Houston, TX 

Walk-in Services-Offer’s shelter, showers, food, water, shoes (if needed), accept pets (must be in a kennel)

Harris County Resource Navigation 


Call for more resources in Harris County.

Bible Way Fellowship Baptist 


9022 Frey Rd

Houston, TX 77034

Provides food assistance on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am-11 am- must take ID 

Salvation Army 


2732 Cherrybrook Ln

Pasadena, TX 77502 

Walk-in Services-Provides food assistance Mon-Fri 1:30 pm-3 pm

In addition, they have resources for veterans and their families that can help with vouchers for housing or other basic needs.

Jewish Family Service

Apply online at JFS Intake: Hurricane Ida Resources and Recovery (

Available resources include:

  • Rental assistance or housing placement for those seeking short-term housing
  • Online support sessions for those coping with the stress of the storm and displacement  
  • Food assistance
  • Access to childcare
  • Help transferring prescriptions or gaining medical assistance
  • Connections to High Holiday services
  • Elder care

Family Houston

Clients can contact our intake department at 713-861-4849 to schedule a call with a Case Manager. 

Family Houston is available to assist with FEMA applications and connecting clients to various community resources.  We also have a donation pantry if clients need immediate items to help them through a few days.  Items include diapers, wipes, non-perishable foods, toiletries, etc.  

Mental Health America

2211 Norfolk St #810, Houston, TX 77098

(713) 523-8963

They offer free Coping Through Crisis training which they can provide at no cost through your agencies. They also have electronic materials they can share regarding mental health and coping after a disaster that was developed after Harvey. See links below:  

  • Storm Prep ( (Spanish)

San Jose Clinic

2615 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002

(713) 228-9411

They offer medical services. If evacuees need medical assistance, they can help with those services.

The Council on Recovery

Get online care:

303 Jackson Hill St, Houston, TX 77007

(713) 942-4100

Provide substance abuse services and treatment. 

World Cares Center


PPE and cleaning supplies. Also provides FREE disaster preparedness classes at website www.disastervolunteerism

Harris County Public Libraries

Open at 25% capacity for those needing access to a computer or the internet

Food or Other Financial Assistance Programs – Fort Bend County 

Fort Bend County Social Services 


Missouri City 281-403-8050 

Rosenberg 281-238-3502.

Funding can assist individuals with food and utility assistance (if residing with a family in FB County).

Can provide a food voucher if they are staying in a hotel. 

Individuals will complete an assessment via phone. 

Catholic Charities- Mamie George Community Center

Debra Zagala- 281-202-6254    

1111 Collins Road, Richmond, TX  77469  

Drive-Thru food distribution on Tues &Thurs 9-12, Wed - 5-6:30 pm

Provides $50 to families, food assistance 

Food or Other Financial Assistance Programs – Montgomery County 

Interfaith of the Woodlands 

281-367-1230,, office is open 8 am-4 pm.

Generally, serves South Montgomery-portion of Harris, but will attempt to provide support to evacuees in all service areas. Disaster relief assistance- provide hotel vouchers 

If they are currently in a hotel, they will attempt to keep them there. Provides 1-week stay, weekly food, $40 gas cards, baby care items, toiletries. 

Montgomery County Food Bank

Go to for a list of food pantries and mobile distributions.

Soul Mission 


New shoes and socks

*Can provide services to other locations

Community Assistance Center

1022 Mccall Ave, Conroe, TX 77301

(936) 539-1096

They are working on some additional funds for hotel vouchers. They can assist families that are taking in evacuees with food, clothing, rent/mortgage, utilities. In addition, they have some gas/transportation vouchers to get people to family or places to stay. 

Food or Other Financial Assistance Programs – Waller County 

House of Help Hempstead 


Opens Tue-Sat 10am-3pm 

716 First Street, Hempstead, TX 77445

Provides food assistance, clothing, baby needs, and personal items.

Brookshire-Pattison Food Pantry

531 FM 359 S., Brookshire TX 77423


Provides food assistance

Louisiana Resources for Out-of-state #HurricaneIda Survivors:

𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗮 211:

Connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their home communities. Reach Louisiana 211 by dialing 1-800-755-5175.


  • ˗For updated shelter information in Louisiana, text the keyword 𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝘁𝗼 𝟴𝟵𝟴-𝟮𝟭𝟭 for updated shelter info. Information is subject to change.

  • If you live in Orleans, text 𝗡𝗢𝗟𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗬 𝘁𝗼 𝟳𝟳𝟮𝟵𝟱 for local alerts.

Volunteer Louisiana is sharing the following information regarding donations and volunteers for Hurricane Ida.

Visit for resources and information to navigate this disaster.