After the winter storm: How to help, and where to get help

February 23, 2021

HOUSTON  The social service agencies of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston continue to respond to the growing needs of those seeking help after the February winter storm.

Catholic Charities - Donate

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is working to provide immediate financial and food  assistance. If you were impacted by this severe winter weather event, please complete and submit the online financial application form and a staff member will follow-up. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, February 26, 2021. Click here for more information.

Catholic Charities is distributing food in Houston, Fort Bend (Richmond) and Galveston. Find dates, times and registration information here or call 713-526-4611 .

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Donate

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Galveston-Houston has 58 parish-based chapters throughout the Archdiocese. Call the helpline at 713-741-8234 (available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for assistance via the Society's food network, clothing and furniture aid, disaster response and rent and utility aid programs.

SVDP hosts food fairs at its Vincentian Services Center (
6654 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77087) on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. And on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

Additionally, many other parish-based ministries are also providing more localized assistance. Contact your local parish for more information.

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Additional Resources

To be connected to an agency that may be able to help with your immediate needs, call the Texas Emergency Helpline by dialing 2-1-1 or searching online at

Other Helpful Information

Mental health resources

Need help? Call Catholic Charities’ Counseling and Behavioral Health Clinic intake line at 713-791-2496 or request assistance online.