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Emergency Money

Emergency Financial Assistance

For the fastest help, call the organizations below that serve your area of residence first.  Then call the organizations that service all of Harris County.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

To register for aid from FEMA, please click here.
If you have been a hurricane victim, you can submit your claim to FEMA online.  Money is available for non-profit and faith-based organizations. Click here to view FEMA's housing resource site. 

Shelter for children, teens, young adults, or pregnant teens

This list has been compiled by the Harris County Housing Resource Center. If a resource is not listed correctly or you know of one we should include, please email us.

Houston Area Urban League

(713) 393-8700

1301 Texas Avenue

 

Houston, TX  77002

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who contact HAUL for information on the program. 

Description/Comments:

Assistance is given when funding is available.

Facility Location:

Downtown

 

Christian Rescue Mission

(713) 659-7750

3230 Hadley

 

Houston, TX  77004

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts low-income men, women, and families who call to schedule an appointment.

Description/Comments:

Assistance is given in April and May.

Facility Location:

Downtown

 

City Wide Club

(713) 752-2582

4101 San Jacinto, Suite 131

 

Houston, TX  77004

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts low-income men, women, and families who call on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Description/Comments:

Assistance is given when funding is available.

Facility Location:

Downtown

 

Emergency Aid Coalition

(713) 522-0667

5401 Fannin

 

Houston, TX  77004

 

Population and Eligibility:

 

Accepts men, women, and families who are working full-time, but have had an emergency.  The process takes one week. 

Description/Comments:

 

Interviews will be held for three families per week. 

Facility Location:

Downtown

 

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

(713) 748-5240

3826 Wheeler Street

 

Houston, TX  77004

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families that reside in ZIP codes that begin with 770-. 

Description/Comments:

Assistance is provided one time per year.   

Facility Location:

Central

 

 

 

Ministry Assistance of the Near NW

(713) 686-3064

1806 W 43rd St

 

Houston, TX  77018

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call to verify that assistance is available. 

Description/Comments:

Serves NW ZIP codes.  They also have a food pantry. 

Facility Location:

Northwest

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society

 (713) 741-8234

2403 Holcombe Blvd.

 

Houston, TX  77021

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call St. Vincent DePaul Society, and the family will be directed to a parish in their community.

Description/Comments:

Assistance is given when funding is available.

Facility Location:

Southwest

 

Chapel Wood Methodist Church

(713) 465-3467

11140 Greenbay

 

Houston, TX  77024

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call the church to apply for assistance. 

Description/Comments:

Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Facility Location:

West

 

Christian Community Service

(713) 961-3993

3434 Branard

 

Houston, TX  77027

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call to apply for emergency assistance. 

Description/Comments:

Assistance is given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Facility Location:

West

 

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist

(713) 674-4435

1621 Pleasantville Dr.

 

Houston, TX  77029

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call on Monday at 9 AM.  The first 20 callers will receive an appointment for that week.

Description/Comments:

Utility, gas, water, mortgage payment, rent, and food assistance is available.

Facility Location:

East

 

WAM Foundation

(713) 551-8787

7402 Calhoun Road

 

Houston, TX  77033

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts HIV/AIDS individuals who call for information on applying for assistance.

Description/Comments:

Serves Houston, Harris County, and surrounding counties.

Facility Location:

Southeast

 

Brentwood Community Project

(713) 852-2550

13101 Landmark

 

Houston, TX  77045

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families with HIV/AIDS who apply in person for emergency financial assistance.

Description/Comments:

An eviction notice and doctor’s statement will be needed to document financial need. 

Facility Location:

Southwest

 

First Baptist Church of Houston

(713) 957-5863

6711 Long Point

 

Houston, TX  77055

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call the church for information. 

Description/Comments:

Fuel vouchers, bus tokens. Prescription assistance, food pantry, and clothing are available.

Facility Location:

West

 

Memorial Assistance Ministries

(713) 468-4516

9448 Long Point

 

Houston, TX  77055

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who contact the office to schedule an appointment for financial assistance. 

Description/Comments:

Serves northwest ZIP codes.

Facility Location:

Northwest

 

Windsor Village Social Services

(713) 551-8792
 

1240 1/2 South Post Oak Blvd.
 

 

Houston, TX 77056
 

 

Population and Eligibility:
 

Open to anyone in need.


Description and Comments:

 

Call on Monday at 9 AM for an appointment later in the week. First-come, first served.

Facility Location:
 

Southeast

 

Young Men's Christian Association

(713) 339-9015

6300 Westpark, Suite 600

 

Houston, TX  77057

 

Population and Eligibility:

Refugees who are victims of domestic violence, victims of a crime, or victims of human trafficking who call for assistance.  

Description/Comments:

Serves as a resettlement agency for refugees approved for residency in the US by the State Department.  Provides aid for initial ninety days in the US. Also provides after school and youth sports programs.

Facility Location:

West

 

St. Bernadette Christian Action

(281) 486-0337

15500 El Camino Real

 

Houston, TX  77062

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who apply in person and provide proof of income for interview.

Description/Comments:

Clear Lake Area.

Facility Location:

South

 

Cypress Assistance Ministries

(281) 955-7684

11202 Huffmeister

 

Houston, TX  77065

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts seniors over 62 years old who apply by leaving a message.

Description/Comments:

ZIP codes 77065 and 77429 may apply.

Facility Location:

North

 

Riceville Baptist Church

(713) 774-4880

11231 S. Gessner

 

Houston, TX  77072

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who apply in person on the first and second Wednesday of the month.

Description/Comments:

Benevolent Society will review requests for assistance.

Facility Location:

Southwest

 

The Alliance of Multicultural

(713) 776-4700

6440 Hillcroft, Suite 411

 

Houston, TX  77081

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who contact the office for information. 

Description/Comments:

Immigration assistance is available for low-income families.

Facility Location:

Southwest

 

Bear Creek Assistance

(281) 855-0014

16209 Keith Harrow

 

Houston, TX  77084

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who apply on Monday to Thursday starting at 8:30 AM for an appointment the next day. 

Description/Comments:

Clients in 30 day crisis can apply for help with funeral expenses, expenses due to loss of employment, auto accident, or domestic violence. 

Facility Location:

West

 

Northwest Assistance Ministries

(281) 583-5600

15555 Kuykendahl

 

Houston, TX  77090

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who contact the office to schedule an appointment.

Description/Comments:

NAM serves Northwest ZIP codes.

Facility Location:

Northwest

 

St. Ambrose Catholic Community

(713) 686-3068

4213 Magnum Rd

 

Houston, TX  77092

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 AM to 11 AM, to schedule an appointment.  A home visit is conducted by a counselor.

Description/Comments:

Serves ZIP codes 77092, 77018, 77091.

Facility Location:

Northwest

 

Harris County Social Services

(713) 696-7900

9418 Jensen

 

Houston, TX  77093

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families over the age of 18, low-income who have permanent legal residency.  Call to apply for assistance.

Description/Comments:

HCSS helps with emergency financial aid for rent/mortgage, utility assistance, and food vouchers.

Facility Location:

Central

 

Humble Area Assistance

(281) 446-3663

1302 First Street

 

Humble, TX  77338

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who apply in person.  Assistance is given for a temporary emergency.

Description/Comments:

ZIP codes eligible are 77336, 77337, 77338, 77339, 77345, 77346, 77347, 77357, 77365, 77396.

Facility Location:

Humble

 

Helping Hands

(281) 232-4904

802 Morton PO Box 1268

 

Richmond, TX  77469

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts low-income families, seniors, and disabled individuals who call the office.  Assistance is given on a first-come first-served basis. 

Description/Comments:

Food and clothing is available. 

Facility Location:

Fort Bend

 

Holy Family Church

(281) 499-6246

1510 5th Street

 

Missouri City, TX  77489

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call the church office for utility and rent assistance.

Description/Comments:

Serves families within the church boundary.

Facility Location:

Missouri City

 

Katy Christian Social Ministries

(281) 391-9623

5011 E. 5th St.

 

Katy, TX  77493

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, families, seniors, and disabled individuals who call the office for an appointment.  Documents will be required for eligibility.

Description/Comments:

For Katy residents, they will help with partial utility bill or rent assistance. 

Facility Location:

Katy

 

Pasadena Community Ministries

(281) 991-4336

2838 Lily

 

Pasadena, TX  77503

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families. Call on Tuesday from 9 AM - noon or Thursday 2 PM to 4:30 PM.

Description/Comments:

ZIP codes served are 77501, 77502, 77503, 77504, 77505, and 77536.

Facility Location:

Pasadena

 

Aid to Families 

(713) 522-0667

5501 S. Main St.

 

Houston, TX  77581

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who are full-time workers and who have had an emergency.

Description/Comments:

It takes at least one week to complete the eligibility process.  Three interviews are held each week.

Facility Location:

South

 

Southeast Area Ministries

(713) 944-0093

2102 Houston Blvd.

 

South Houston, TX  77587

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call the office to make an appointment.   

Description/Comments:

General financial assistance, as well as school supplies, uniforms, and shoes for immediate area students.

Facility Location:

Southeast

 

 


 

First Baptist Church of South Houston

(713) 946-5944

315 Georgia

 

South Houston, TX 77587

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who apply in person by bringing photo ID, and Social Security cards. 

Description/Comments:

Serves ZIP code 77587 in the City of South Houston.

Facility Location:

South Houston

Employment Assistance

This is not emergency money, but a chance to find a job.  To help with self-sufficiency and long-term financial assistance, Between Jobs offers a current list of church ministries that can help with job hunting and securing employment.   



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