Help for Families
COVID-19 Resources & Recovery
Behavioral Health Resources
COVID-19 Behavioral Health Line: (833) 251-7544
Childcare for Essential Workers
https://collabforchildren.org/child-care-now is a one-stop-shop solution where essential workers can go to register for help and find out if they qualify for financial assistance.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233, (800) 787-3224 (TTY), or text LOVEIS to 22522
Economic Impact Payments
Information on receiving Economic Impact Payments from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Apply for SNAP Food Benefits: https://yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/snap or call 2-1-1, option 2
Find Student Meals: Texas Education Agency https://schoolmealfinder.hoonuit.com/?filter_state=tx
Healthcare and COVID-19 Testing
Harris County is partnering with the Federal government to provide COVID-19 testing to those experiencing symptoms or who may have been exposed to the virus. If this applies to you, please begin the process using the COVID-19: Self-Assessment Tool / (832) 927-7575 (technical access needs).
Helping Others – Volunteering
Volunteer Houston has activated their Virtual Volunteer Reception Center to help connect those with a giving spirit with agencies in need of volunteers during COVID-19.
Price Gouging and Scams
Report Local Price Gouging: https://www.harriscountycao.org/coronavirus-consumer-complaints
Report Price Gouging and Scams: Texas Attorney General, (800) 621-0508
Student Loan Assistance
Student Loans Payment Help: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus#borrower-questions
If you are having thoughts of suicide, talk to someone who cares. Dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 (TALK)
Apply for Unemployment Benefits: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/applying-unemployment-benefits
Apply for Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program – Bill Payment Assistance – Click here or call (866) 454-8387
COVID-19 Work Safe Program from the Greater Houston Partnership: https://www.houston.org/worksafe