As we, our partners, and our neighbors respond to and recover from recent tragic events, 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 Local Information at Any Time
Call 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone to talk to a specialist near you. You can also locate the closest 2-1-1 provider by searching your zip code or city and state on this website.
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.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
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.
Recovery Assistance through American Red Cross
Victims of Hurricane Harvey may qualify for limited financial assistance from the American Red Cross. Visit the Harvey Recovery page here for more information and to apply for assistance.
Food Resource Information
The USDA can issue Disaster SNAP benefits in a declared disaster. People who might not ordinarily qualify for SNAP benefits may be eligible under the disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. For state details and eligibility, see links below.
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.