On Friday, September 22, 2017 the American Red Cross Serving Greater San Antonio and other local disaster assistance organizations opened a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in San Antonio, Texas. Residents affected by Hurricane Harvey who weren’t able to attend the event can still utilize the resources from agencies who attended the event. Please refer to the list below for information on how to reach these organizations.
The American Red Cross
Through the generosity of our donors, the American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to qualified households directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Assistance will be issued per household; any subsequent applications will be denied. Registration for this program will be open through Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
Assistance is available for qualified households in the most impacted areas within these 39 counties: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzalez, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller and Wharton.
Community Action Partnership
Community Action Partnership is a national, 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that provides technical assistance, training and other resources to Community Action Agencies, nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to combat poverty across the United States. The resources provided to Community Action Agencies across the country by Community Action Partnership allow our Agencies to stay up-to-date on the latest best practices to fight poverty and empower low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. We are committed to strengthening, promoting, representing and serving our Network of Agencies to assure that the issues of poverty are effectively presented and addressed.
Phone: (830) 491-9011
Educational Service Center, Region 20
Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20) positively impacts the learning community through high quality, cost effective products and services. Our vision is to be the definitive choice for leadership, innovation, and the advancement of learning. Quality performance is a commitment to excellence by each employee – achieved through teamwork and a process of continuous improvement. We believe: in service first; our employees drive our success; collaboration maximizes results; in purposeful and effective communication; change is opportunity; in cultivating strengths; and learning is life-long.
Phone: (210) 370-5200
Fair Housing Program
The City of San Antonio Fair Housing/Housing Counseling Program is to help residents maintain housing stability, which is key to family well-being. The program is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counseling agency. The Fair Housing Program assists area residents in Tenant/Landlord Mediation, Mortgage Counseling, Discrimination Complaints, and provides Community Outreach to achieve the goal of maintaining housing stability.
Phone: (210) 207-5910
Family Endeavors – Hurricane Harvey Emergency Assistance & Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Our Veteran Services program offers Homelessness Prevention & Stabilization Services to Veterans and their families. These supportive services include outreach, case management, help in obtaining VA benefits, emergency financial assistance in obtaining and coordinating other public benefits.
Phone: (210) 431-6466 (Ask for Veteran Intake Line)
Health Care Homeless Veterans
The central goal for the South Texas Veterans Health Care System’s Health Care for the Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program is to end homelessness among Veterans through community partnerships. We provide Veteran centered integrated healthcare to improve Veteran quality of life, promoting highest level of functioning and assisting homeless Veterans in achieving their identified goals.
Phone: (210) 616-9915
San Antonio Food Bank
The San Antonio Food Bank takes pride in fighting hunger, feeding hope in our 16 county service area. We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, adults should not have to choose between a hot meal and utilities, nor a senior sacrifice medical care for the sake of a meal.
Phone: (210) 431-8326
San Antonio Housing Authority
The San Antonio Housing Authority provides quality affordable housing that is well integrated into the fabric of neighborhoods and serves as a foundation to improve lives and advance resident independence.
Phone: (210) 477-6262
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Texas Women, Infants, and Children program
The Texas Women, Infants, and Children program is implementing special procedures in the wake of the unprecedented flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. The special procedures will allow people to easily enroll and receive food and infant formula benefits, breastfeeding support, and referrals for shelter and other resources. Disaster victims will be asked to sign a self-declaration form declaring their need for WIC benefits due to Hurricane Harvey.