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Hurricane Harvey Assistance

Hurricane Harvey Assistance

Pleased to announce that Family to Family Network has received funding from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund set up by Mayor Sylvestor Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.  This grant is administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund and will be used for case management for individuals with disabilities, and their family members, who need help applying for assistance, navigating various programs and developing a recovery plan.  Our focus will be on case managment and helping individuals gain needed disability supports & supplies.  

If you need help and live in Harris County - Please submit your request here:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GHCFHarvey

 

If you want to donate gift cards (ie Lowes, Home Depot, Target, HEB, Randalls, Kroger, Fiesta, Whole Foods, WalMart, PizzaHut, Dominos, Amazon, etc.) - Please mail to our office and we will distribute to families in need - Family to Family Network, Hurricane Relief, 13150 FM 529 #106, Houston, TX  77041

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PLEASE REGISTER WITH FEMA BY Nov. 24 if you have been impacted in ANY way at www.disasterassistance.gov OR  call1-800-621-3362

Even if receive rejection from FEMA - Apply for SBA Loan.  If eligible for loan, you do not have to accept it. 
If NOT eligible for SBA loan, this will open doors for other grants from FEMA Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - BUT you must complete the SBA loan application to be eligible.  Learn more here:  https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/09/09/fact-sheet-why-should-i-return-sba-loan-application

If your child is medically fragile and you have wheelchair or other DME supply needs (ie Diapers/wipes) - Register here:http://www.protecttxfragilekids.org/impacted-by-harvey-.html

If your child/adult requires replacement Augmentative Communication (ipad, Dynavox, Nova Chat, iPad, etc.) - Register here: https://harveyaac.recovers.org/

If your child/adult has Autism - Please register your specific needs here: www.texasautismsociety.org  

IF you require Crisis Counseling - Please call 1-800-985-5990 or Text "Talkwithus" to 66746

If you are Deaf/Hard of Hearing - Please connect with this Facebook page - Deaf Hurricane Harvey Survivors  or see this video for resources (https://www.facebook.com/texasad/videos/vb.290960611446/10154809519781447/?type=2&theater

There are many videos on the FEMA website for those who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. 

Special Education Guidance:  
Disabilty Rights information/Texas for Spec Ed Reform: https://www.disabilityrightstx.org/ (on home page information on disability issues) 

Texas Education Agency resources:

http://tea.texas.gov/HarveyParentResources/

http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Other_Services/Weather_and_Disaster/Hurricane_Harvey_Resources/

https://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage_wide.aspx?id=51539617679  (Transportation needs for displaced students)

Texas Project FIRST:  www.texasprojectfirst.org 

U.s. Dept. of Education -  Hurricane Resources - https://www.ed.gov/hurricane-harvey

 

Texas Health & Human Services information (Medicaid/chip, WIC, etc.) 

https://hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/disaster-assistance  AND 

Hurricane Harvey FAQs https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/medicaid-chip/provider-information/hurricane-harvey-information-providers

Disaster Food Assistance https://hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/disaster-assistance/disaster-snap

 

Texas Workforce - Disability Unemployment Assistance

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistanc

 

 

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