Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

As we, our partners, and our neighbors respond to and recover from the devestating impacts of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, we have collected resources that may help you and your loved ones access services locally and across the country, which you can find on this page or by calling your local 2-1-1.

Find Open Shelters

Visit the national sheltering system page, managed by the American Red Cross in partnership with FEMA, to locate nearby shelters open to victims of disasters. Some shelters accept pets or are specifically designed to accommodate those with physical disabilities, but not all, so please be sure to check the shelter's information before going to a shelter. All Red Cross shelters are open to all individuals regardless of immigration status. 

Recovery Assistance through FEMA

Visit www.disasterassistance.gov for commonly asked questions about FEMA assistance and recovery resources available through partners. If your household has been directly impacted, you can identify and apply for online assistance using this form. You will also find individual and business recovery information guides, an FAQ and eligibility information about applying for FEMA assistance, and other disaster-related resources on disasterassistance.gov. 

Find Emotional Support through the National Disaster Distress Helpline

If you or a loved one is having a difficult time coping with recent disasters emotionally or mentally, the Disaster Distress Hotline is available 24/7 and in many languages. Individuals can call the helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. If you speak Spanish, you can access the helpline at the same number or by texting Hablanos to 66746 or, if in Puerto Rico, to 1-212-461-4635. This helpline is staffed by trained crisis counselors. 

Want to Help?

Cash donations are the best way to help those impacted by disasters. Consider donating to organizations active in response and recovery efforts in the impacted areas.

If you are interested in volunteering, please do not self-deploy. Visit www.nvoad.org to submit your information so organizations can reach out to you as needed.