How can I help affected Foster Youth and Foster Families?

  • To donate items, contact your local Rainbow Room.  They need NEW, unopened supplies such as diapers, baby formula, blankets, school supplies and toiletries
  • To give money, please make donations to the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies, a charitable organization that our agency is partnering with to provide basic needs to assist foster youth and foster families. 
  • If your church or organization wants to help with recovery efforts, please contact faithpartners@dfps.state.tx.us.

How can I help affected elderly and disabled individuals?

  • To donate items, contact your local Silver Star Rooms.  These emergency resource rooms need NEW, unopened supplies such as adult diapers, blankets, and toiletries.
  • To give money, please make donations to the Texas Partners for Adult Protective Services, a charitable organization that our agency is partnering with to provide basic needs to the elderly and disabled adults. 
  • If your church or organization wants to help with recovery efforts, please contact DFPSApsCommunication@dfps.state.tx.us.

How can my company help with recovery efforts?                                                        

  • To make a donation to help children, family and the elderly, please email comenga@dfps.state.tx.us
  • If you want to donate items, please email comenga@dfps.state.tx.us and we can put you in touch with organizations that are requesting specific assistance.

What resources are available for those suffering from catastrophic property damage?

  • For emergency assistance, call 9-1-1
  • If you are a foster youth, foster family, elderly or disabled person and you need basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter, please contact your caseworker to coordinate those needs.
  • Find an open shelter near you by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). You can also use the FEMA mobile app.
  • Contact the Red Cross for assistance including shelter and to let family members know you are safe and other assistance.
  • Salvation Army
  • Apply for disaster assistance at FEMA or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585 directly.