Catholic social agencies offering disaster relief

May 20, 2024

HOUSTON - Following the storms this month, Catholic social agencies of the Archdiocese are offering support and disaster relief for area residents.

Catholic Charities

Disaster Relief Hotline: 713-874-6664

Catholic Charities has disaster food boxes, cleaning supplies and water available while supplies last at the Main Office, located at 2900 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77006, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Catholic Charities is providing limited, short term financial assistance to families who experienced loss from the storm. Apply using the “Apply for Disaster Assistance” available here.

Flood and Severe Weather Relief Services are available for these counties: Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller. View a factsheet (PDF) about Catholic Charities' disaster relief program.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Hotline: 713-741-8234 - For assistance, aid or to donate

If you have experienced damage and need assistance, also contact 211 to be connected to additional local resources.

Need help?

Need food? The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Food Network serves 10 different counties throughout the Greater Houston area. The network is made up of more than 20 for neighborhood-based pantries. Call 713-741-8234 more information.

How to Support

Want to support recovery efforts and neighbors in need? 

Community Disaster Resources

Applications for FEMA individual assistance and SBA assistance are open. Applications are generally easier by phone than from a laptop, but libraries are currently available to folks without internet. Any navigation help your teams can provide is helpful. We’ve provided suggested disaster recovery center locations; still to be confirmed.

Anyone with cleanup needs should call Southeast Texas Severe Storms Home Cleanup: 832-509- 2977
All services are free but not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need. This hotline is open through Friday, May 31, 2024.

Anyone with damage should log it to help local and state organizations understand overall impact and secure needed resources.

Cooling centers are open - View Map 

Safety is paramount in cleanup; folks should avoid downed power lines and avoid using chainsaws or attempting tree removal if not trained. | More resources

Make the right call: 911 (life-threatening emergency), 311 (for information about transportation, infrastructure, debris pickup, or related Harris County or COH services), 211 (for other resources)