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Fact Sheet: Resources to Help You Recover from Hurricane Harvey

Release date: 
September 23, 2017
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  • Immediate Disaster Case Management. Call the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at 855-742-5989 to talk with trained case managers who can assist recovery by referring you to available resources.
  • Crisis Counseling. Call the federal Disaster Distress Help Line at 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to talk to a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm.
  • Help for veterans. Call the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Health Resource Center Disaster Hotline at 800-507-4571 or visit the VA website at
  • Older adults and those with disabilities or access or functional needs. Contact your local independent living center, or call the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Aging and Disability Resource Center at 855-937-2372. You can also visit its website,
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). If you are out of work or lost income due to Hurricane Harvey and do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits, you may be eligible for DUA. Visit the Texas Workforce Commission website at to apply.
  • Job Search. If you lost your job due to Harvey, visit or the Texas Workforce Commission website at for information.
  • Disaster Legal Services. Call the Disaster Hotline at 800-504-7030 to receive free legal assistance. Visit the National Disaster Legal Aid website at for other sources of legal assistance.
  • Tax relief. Visit the IRS website at for information on tax relief for Harvey survivors.
  • Stay in touch with FEMA. If you haven’t registered, need to update changes to your contact information or find more information on types of assistance, call FEMA at 800-621-3362 or go online at


    FEMA provides information in alternate formats, including these foreign languages:

  • Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Urdu.
Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 11:59