Winter Storm Uri

Raider Nation, 
We have recently been through a challenging week and some of us are still be experiencing a difficult time.  Please know that we understand and want to help where we can. We have created a list of vetted resources that may be helpful.  If you have questions or concerns or just need to talk, please reach out to your Student Support Counselor via Student Assistance Forms 
Nación Raider
Recientemente hemos pasado por una semana desafiante y algunos de nosotros todavía podemos estar pasando por momentos difíciles. Por favor sepa que entendemos y queremos ayudar. Hemos creado una lista de recursos examinados que pueden resultar útiles. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes o simplemente necesita hablar, comuníquese con su consejera de apoyo estudiantil, o a través del Student Formulario de asistencia.
Kim Espinoza, Grades 9th and 11th
Teams #: 713-967-8921
Office #: 713-251-2905
Yenit Jimenez-Balderas,  Grades 10th and 12th
Teams #: 713-924-5470
Office #: 713-251-2926

FEMA is accepting applications due to the freeze being declared a natural disaster.

FEMA está aceptando solicitudes debido a que la congelación se ha declarado desastre natural.

COVID-19 Rental Assistance/Asistencia de alquiler de Covid-19

For COVID-19 Eviction Diversion

The Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP)

Administered by the Harris County Community Services Department

Hours of operation are:
• Monday:  11- 2 P.M.
• Tuesday:  11- 2 P.M.
•Wednesday:  Closed
• Thursday: 11- 2 P.M.
• Friday:  Closed
• Saturday: 10 -12 P.M
Located at 7901 Westview Dr.  77055

Faith Center Food Pantry

Must make an appointment for food, water, and clothes.

Debe hacer una cita para comida, agua y ropa.

8244 Long Point Rd.



Find a food pantry near you.
Encuentre una despensa de alimentos cerca de usted.

For information on winter storm assistance, including buying hot food and SNAP benefits replacement, click HERE.

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM)

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) established their Winter Freeze Emergency Assistance “to assist low-income individuals and families that were affected by the 2021 winter emergency with limited repair costs and flexible spending financial assistance.”
Families can also call: (713) 574-7533 (English)
MAM estableció su Asistencia de emergencia por congelación de invierno "para ayudar a las personas y familias de bajos ingresos que se vieron afectadas por la emergencia de invierno de 2021 con costos de reparación limitados y asistencia financiera para gastos flexibles". 
Familias tambien pueden llamar al (713) 574-7536 (Spanish)

Spring Branch Family Development Center

Spring Branch Family Development Center normally hosts a food distribution on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month; however, due to the inclement weather last week, they have rescheduled for this Thursday, 2/25 starting at 9:30am.  It is suggested that you arrive before 9:30 am to get in line since food can run out quickly.
Located on 8575 Pitner Road Houston, TX 77080
Spring Branch Family Development Center el centro normalmente organiza una distribución de alimentos el primer y tercer jueves del mes; sin embargo, debido a las
inclemencias del tiempo la semana pasada, han reprogramado para este jueves 25 de febrero a partir de las 9:30 am. Se sugiere que llegue antes de las 9:30 am para hacer fila ya que la comida se puede acabar rápidamente.
Localizado en 8575 Pitner Road Houston, TX 77080

Fair Haven Methodist Church

Open Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (as long as they have food)

1330 Gessner Rd.  77055

Texas/United Way Helpline

In times of disaster and every day, our 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE is here. For help with recovery, or anything from food to child care, dial 211 any time, day or night.

Text HOUSTONFREEZE to 898211 to receive text updates about resources to help you recover from the winter storm. Regular text messaging rates apply.

Mande texto HOUSTONAYUDA a 898211 para recibir actualizaciones por mensaje de texto sobre recursos que le ayudarán a recuperarse de la tormenta invernal. Se aplican tarifas regulares de mensajes de texto.

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Department of State Health Services Public Health Region 6/5S has opened a temporary lodging facility in Houston to support individuals who is needing temporary housing while in isolation or quarantine. We have staff on-site to monitor symptoms and we provide three catered meals a day from Jason’s Deli. All of this is provided free of charge.

La Región 6 / 5S de Salud Pública del Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Texas ha abierto una instalación de alojamiento temporal en Houston para apoyar a las personas que necesitan alojamiento temporal mientras están aisladas o en cuarentena. Contamos con personal en el lugar para controlar los síntomas y proporcionamos tres comidas al día de Jason’s Deli. Todo esto se proporciona de forma gratuita.

For more information:
Call: (713) 295-1573
Para más información:
Llamar al: (713) 295-1573
We can accept individuals who meet the following criteria:
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19; OR
  • Are awaiting test results; OR
  • Have been exposed to someone with COVID-19; OR
  • Are a healthcare worker or first responder who has been advised to isolate or quarantine; AND
  • Are unable to safely isolate or quarantine; OR
  • Are homeless; OR
  • Are living with a vulnerable household member.
  • Are completely independent and can stay in a hotel room alone.
  • Have all medications and DME supplies need for duration of stay.

Please note that the DSHS facility is separate from the City of Houston/Harris County hotel. Our facility is located near IAH airport and is an extended stay hotel. We can accept single individuals, couples, and families. We can assist with transportation if needed.

Important to note: All patients entering the hotel must be completely independent and not require assistance from another person. All medications and DME supplies must accompany the person prior to entering our facility. Once a client enters their room, they cannot leave unless they have a medical emergency.  

Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utilities assistance to families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be distributed by two agencies with established experience in helping people in need: Baker Ripley and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Programa de ayuda de emergencia para el alquiler en el condado de Houston-Harris

La ciudad de Houston y el condado de Harris están trabajando juntos para proporcionar 159 millones de dólares en ayuda para el alquiler y los servicios públicos a las familias que tienen dificultades debido a la pandemia del COVID-19. Los fondos serán distribuidos por dos agencias con experiencia en ayudar a las personas necesitadas: Baker Ripley y Caridades Católicas de la Archidiócesis de Galveston-Houston.


For information on winter storm assistance, including buying hot food and SNAP benefits replacement, click HERE.

Don't miss a call from us. When we call for an interview, the caller ID will say (737) 867-7700. Add it to your phone contacts so you know it's us when we call.

SNAP recipients will get the maximum amount for their household size, if they don't already, for February. Click HERE to see the maximum monthly SNAP amounts. SNAP recipients will also receive a 15 percent increase to their benefit amount through June. Recipients will receive their benefit increase on their normal payment date.

MEDICAID: Coverage for Medicaid recipients will continue during the public health emergency. Medicaid recipients who no longer meet the criteria for their current type of Medicaid coverage may be moved to another type of Medicaid coverage. Medicaid recipients will be notified if their coverage is changing and if they need to take any action. Click HERE to learn more under Medicaid & CHIP Services.

Para información sobre la asistencia con la tormenta invernal, incluida la compra de comidas calientes y la reposición de beneficios de SNAP, haga clic AQUÍ.

Reconozca nuestras llamadas. Cuando llamamos para hacerle una entrevista, el identificador de llamada mostrará el número (737) 867-7700. Agréguelo a su lista de contactos para que pueda reconocernos cuando le llamemos

En febrero, los beneficiarios de SNAP recibirán la cantidad máxima de beneficios para su familia (si no lo reciben ya). Haga clic AQUÍ para ver las cantidades máximas de beneficios mensuales de SNAP. También recibirán un aumento del 15% en la cantidad de beneficios que continuará hasta junio. Los beneficiarios recibirán el aumento de sus beneficios en la fecha normal de pago.

MEDICAID: Las personas que reciben Medicaid seguirán teniendo cobertura mientras dure la emergencia de salud pública. A las personas que ya no cumplan con los requisitos de su cobertura actual de Medicaid podría asignárseles otro tipo de cobertura de Medicaid. De ser así, se les notificará de los cambios en su cobertura y si necesitan tomar alguna acción. Para más información, haga clic AQUÍ y vea la sección Servicios de Medicaid y CHIP.