For information on COVID-19 resources, and other preparedness information for Harris County, visit

To connect to non-profit organizations and access services near you, call 211, the Texas / United Way helpline. Other ways to access the helpline:

To receive ongoing updates by text about new resources as they become available, sign up at Connective Texts

For food assistance, Find a Houston Food Bank partner near you, apply for SNAP or WIC, or text FOOD to 855-308-2282 to find the nearest food pantry in your area.

Information on SNAP, TANF Cash Help, and other state benefit programs can be found on the Your Texas Benefits website.

For medical services including services for uninsured patients, find a community health center near you at Texas Association of Community Health Centers.

For legal assistance if you are facing eviction and information about the CDC Moratorium Declaration, vist COVID-19 Eviction and Other Resources – Lone Star Legal Aid or call the Eviction Defense Coalition Hotline at 713-982-7340.

If you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911. If you are not in an emergency situation but are impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault, call a hotline:

For anyone experiencing stress or anxiety due to COVID-19, contact the Harris Center COVID-19 Support Line and Resources at 833-986-1919

For individuals and family members facing mental health issues and/or substance use disorders, contact SAMHSA for referrals to local treatment services and support groups

For immigration resources, visit the Disaster Resources webpage from the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative.

For additional housing resources, visit the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department or the Harris County – Housing and Community Resource Center

For utility assistance, contact the Utility Assistance Hotline at 713-590-2327; check BakerRipley's Utility Assistance Program; or call the United Way of Greater Houston's 211 Helpline.

Interested in learning about new resources as they become available and contributing to research about our region? Fill out the Gulf Coast COVID survey to receive information about resources and help the non-profit, educational, and philanthropic communities understand the needs of households affected by COVID-19.