Impacted by Hurricane Harvey or disaster and need help?
Call 713.874.6664 or complete the form below.

Complete Disaster Assistance Form

Safe Harbor Short Term Housing Program

Catholic Charities’ Safe Harbor program provides individuals and families impacted by disaster with rent-free, furnished housing and case management services for 90 days (with possible extensions if necessary). The program provides temporary housing while clients resolve issues involving home repair and disruption of income so they may return to their pre-disaster living situations. Clients also meet with a case manager to complete required documentation and develop a recovery plan.

If you are interested in apply for our Safe Harbor program for temporary housing assistance, complete the form below:
Apply for Safe Harbor Program

Disaster Recovery Services

We provide response coordination and short-term and long-term recovery services to individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes, floods and other catastrophes.


Watch to learn more about the disaster relief services Catholic Charities provided after Hurricane Harvey.
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Services Provided

After a natural disaster, free disaster recovery assistance may include:

  • Help accessing newly available resources
  • Help determining if you qualify for supplemental funding

Professional counseling services to help you manage stress and cope with change, such as:

  • Family members relocating to your home/their home while repairs are made
  • Job loss
  • Marital conflicts

Disaster recovery services, including short and long-term recovery assistance through the assistance of a case manager, are activated as needed and if resources are available.

Individual and company donations are accepted to support disaster recovery activities as funds come from different sources with each disaster.

What Help is Available?

Catholic Charities:

  • Basic needs
  • Long-term case management
  • Resource referrals

To see if you qualify and receive additional information, please call 713-874-6664.

FEMA:

  • If you were impacted by the recent floods, help may be available through FEMA. Apply at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Resources:

Eligibility

Varies by disaster. Professional counseling services: no requirements other than the issue counseling must be related to the disaster.

You will need to provide:

  • Pre-disaster address
  • Current address
  • Current phone number
  • FEMA number, if applicable
  • Alternate contact information
Contact

Catholic Charities Disaster Relief Hotline: 713.874.6664
Main number: 713-526-4611