Hurricane Beryl victim assistance: Help with food, shelter and other services

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Widespread wind damage and debris aren't the only concern for Hurricane Beryl victims in southeast Texas.

We want to get storm victims back on their feet with access to the most important essentials: fresh food, clean water, shelter, and even mental health services.

ABC13 is updating this list of resources. Submit relief tips here.

Giving back: How to donate or volunteer to help Hurricane Beryl victims

Cooling Centers

The following cooling centers are open to help you take refuge from these high temperatures:

Galveston cooling centers

McGuire Dent Recreation Center

2222 28th St.

Galveston, TX 77550

9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Huffman cooling centers

First Baptist Church Huffman

25503 FM 2100 Road

Huffman, TX 77336

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. No pets permitted.

Houston cooling centers

Southwest Multi-Service Center

6400 High Star Dr.

Houston, TX 77074

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunnyside Health and Multi-Service Center

4410 Reed Rd.

Houston, TX 77051

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Acres Homes Multi-Service Center

6719 W Montgomery Rd.

Houston, TX 77091

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Metropolitan Multi-Service Center

1475 W Gray St.

Houston, TX 77019

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Fondé Community Center

110 Sabine St.

Houston, TX 77007

12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Moody Community Center

3725 Fulton St.

Houston, TX 77009

12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Northeast Multi-Service Center

9720 Spaulding St.

Houston, TX 77016

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Southwest Multi-Service Center

6400 High Star Dr.

Houston, TX 77074

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center

6402 Market St.

Houston, TX 77007

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

HPD Southwest Substation

13097 Nitida St.

Houston, TX 77045

Kingwood Community Center

4102 Rustic Woods

Houston, TX 77072

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Salvation Army

7920 Cook Rd.

Houston TX 77072

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bible Way Fellowship

10120 Hartsook St.

Houston, TX 77034

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Harris Co. Precinct 3 cooling centers

Crosby Community Center

409 Hare Road

Crosby, TX, 77532

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Big Stone Lodge

709 Riley Fuzzel Road

Spring, TX 77373

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Trini Mendenhall Community Center

1414 Wirt Road

Houston, TX 77055

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Juergen's Hall Community Center

26026 Hempstead Road

Cypress, TX 77429

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Harris Co. Precinct 4 cooling centers

Bayland Community Center

6400 Bissonnet St.

Houston, TX 77074

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Radack Community Center

18650 Clay Road

Houston, TX 77084

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Weekley Community Center

8440 Greenhouse Road

Cypress, TX 77433

Non Profit Organizations

Lakewood Church

3700 Southwest Fwy.

Houston, TX 77027

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Brenda & John Duncan YMCA

10655 Clay Rd.

12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Houston, TX 77041

Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA

808 Pease St.

12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Houston, TX 77002

Trotter Family YMCA

1331 Augusta Dr.

Houston, TX 77057

12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Weekley Family YMCA

7101 Stella Link Blvd.

Houston, TX 77025

12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Alief Family YMCA

7850 Howell Sugarland Rd.

Houston, TX 77083

12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

YMCA International Services

3110 Hayes Rd.

Houston, TX 77082

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Perry Family YMCA

1700 W League City Pkwy.

League City, TX 77573

12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Richmond cooling centers

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Mamie George Community Center

1111 Collins Rd.

Richmond, TX 77469

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, two centers closest to Aldine will be available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.

They are at the Hardy Community Center, 11901 W. Hardy Road, and the Magnum-Howell Community Center on Doss Park Road.

Harris County is also posting library locations serving as cooling centers at this map.

Disaster Assistance

If you have lost your home in Hurricane Beryl, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides unemployment benefits for Texans who were not able to work or are no longer working due to Hurricane Beryl. Eligible applicants must not be working as a "direct result of a major disaster."

Texas Workforce Commission said it is accepting applications for unemployment assistance in 40 counties through July 16, 2024, including: Anderson, Austin, Bell, Calhoun, Collin, Cooke, Coryell, Ellis, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, Falls, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Henderson, Hockley, Jasper, Jones, Kaufman, Lamar, Leon, Liberty, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Panola, Polk, Rusk Sabine, San Jacinto, Smith, Terrell, Trinity, Tyler, Van Zandt, Walker and Waller.

Apply for Texas disaster unemployment assistance online or by dialing 800-939-6631.

Until a federal declaration is made for individual assistance, people need to call 211 for questions, according to FEMA.

Food Assistance

Houston Food Bank said it is closely monitoring conditions and will provide relief through its 1,600 community partners across SE Texas.

If you need food assistance, please call 832-369-9390. You can also click here to find free food assistance in your area.

Houston Food Bank has partners in Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Montgomery, Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Grimes, Liberty, Madison, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller and Washington counties.

SNAP Assistance

The food bank will host a free SNAP assistance event on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to first-time applicants or renewals who need assistance with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The event will also provide assistance with applications for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Texas Children's Health Plan (CHIP); CHIP Petinatal and Medicaid; Medicare Savings Program; and the Healthy Texas Women program.

Participants must bring their photo ID, social security number, proof of income for the last three months, proof of Texas residence, proof of housing cost, immigration documents and case number, if applicable.

Houston Food Bank is located at 535 Portwall St., in Houston. The event will be held in Community Rooms A, B & C.

Additional Food Distributions

Saint Arnold Brewing Company is offering complimentary food to go starting at 1 p.m. Friday. The brewery's beer garden and restaurant are closed, but its team of chefs will be working the smoker to help.

To-go beers will be available for purchase (cash only). While supplies last.

The Houston Rockets and Toyota Center have set up a free, drive-thru food and water distribution event outside of Toyota Center. It started at 9 a.m. and will run until supplies last and on a first come, first served basis.

Offerings will include boxed lunches, water, fruit, snacks and other hurricane relief items.

Cars should line up at the intersection of Polk and La Branch streets.

Tyson Foods is deploying its Meals that Matter Disaster Relief Team to serve hot food. This will take place each day through Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Walmart Parking Lot at 2391 S. Wayside Drive.

Crosby Church will host an emergency distribution of water, cleaning supplies and non-perishables Friday at 8 a.m. The address is 5725 Highway 90, Crosby, Texas 77532.

Harris Co. Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones announced a food distribution on Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet.

Matagorda Co. and Surrounding Areas

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent is working on its aid plan for neighbors impacted by Beryl.

It serves 11 counties, including Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Wharton and Victoria.

Stay tuned for announcements.

Montgomery Co.

Salvation Army Center of Hope

301 Avenue E.

Conroe, TX 77301

Meals will be served at the back door of the shelter. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Salvation Army Mobile Kitchens

  • Spring Branch, Community Health Center, 8575 Pitner Rd, Houston
  • Campanile Justice Park, 39 Justice Park Drive, Houston
  • Shady Village Manufactured Homes & Wichita Mobile Home Park, 2732 Cherry Brook Lane, Houston
  • Independence Hall Apartments, 6 Burress St, Houston
  • Brazoria County - Roaming in Freeport and Lake Jackson
  • Matagorda County - Markham Elementary, 200 6th Street and Palacios Elementary, 1001 5th St, Palacio
  • Wharton County - Wharton Civic Center, 1924 N Fulton St, Wharton and Boling Lago High School, 407 Atlantic Ave, Boling-Iago
  • Brazoria County - Angleton High School, 1 Campus Dr., Angleton, 77515 and Holiday Lakes Government Office, 195 N Texas Ave, Holiday Lakes, and roaming in West Columbia
  • Matagorda County - Bay Breeze Apartments, 800 Ave F, Bay City and Matagorda Elementary 717 Wightman St., Matagorda

Mental Health

If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health crisis or considering suicide, call or text 988.

Urgent Mental Health Services

  • Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 9-8-8, option #1
  • 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text TX to 741741
  • Texas 2-1-1: Dial 2-1-1, option #8

Non-Urgent Mental Health Services in Harris Co.: 866-970-4770


For additional shelter information, dial American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.


Gallery Furniture

6006 North Fwy.

Houston, TX 77076

Fort Bend Co.

Fort Bend County Fairgrounds

Building C

4310 Highway 36 South

Rosenberg, TX 77471

Montgomery Co.

Salvation Army Center of Hope

301 Avenue E.

Conroe, TX 77301

Open through Wednesday at 7 a.m.