Fort Bend Recovers Offering Free Counseling to Residents Impacted by Harvey

Disasters are traumatic events & cause immense stress for those impacted.  Fort Bend Recovers is offering 3 FREE counseling sessions for Fort Bend County residents who were affected by Harvey or the floods of 2016.  Please call the Mental & Spiritual Health Helpline at 281-207-2505 to set up an appointment.

Fort Bend Recovers is a collaborative network comprised of non-profit, faith-based and government organizations working as long-term recovery partners to assist our community with disaster recovery efforts following the 2016 floods and Hurricane Harvey.

Services Available:

Emergency Basic Needs (food and emergency financial assistance) are available based upon verified financial need and other eligibility requirements. Contact 2-1-1 to find a location near you.

Free Mental Health Counseling is available to all affected individuals, children or families in Fort Bend County regardless of financial status. Call (281) 207-2505 to request a counselor in your area.

Long-Term Case Management Services are available to help residents develop disaster recovery plans and screen for other available services such as unmet needs assistance or home repair assistance. Case management is available to all affected households. Please call (281) 207-2555to leave a message for a case management appointment. Due to high demand for services, all of our case managers are currently booked so there may be a wait for this service. If you need emergency basic or immediate needs like food or temporary housing, please call 211

It is important to note that case managers require the following documentation in order to determine eligibility for additional services:

  • FEMA award or denial letter
  • Insurance claim determination letter (if applicable)
  • Proof of homeownership for those seeking home repair services
  • County/city damage assessment letter for residents located within the floodway or floodplain
  • Proof of income and/or financial need (pay statements, checking/savings information, etc.)
  • Must be Fort Bend County resident

Home Repair Assistance is available after FEMA, SBA and/or insurance determinations have been made for homeowners that qualify. Due to high demand for services and very limited financial resources, case managers will utilize the following eligibility/priority criteria:

  • Priority will be given to Fort Bend County residents that are low-income families with young children, seniors, veterans or people with disabilities.
  • Households must provide proof of income and demonstrate significant financial need.
  • Households must have exhausted all available personal resources (FEMA grants, flood insurance, personal resources/savings) or have a plan for how those resources will be utilized.
  • Funding is not available for home elevations or complete home rebuilds (reconstruction) at this time.
  • Homes must be the homeowner’s primary residence. Proof of ownership is required.
  • Funding is not available for rental property, business, nonprofit or church facilities.

Please note that in most cases, before assistance can be provided, FEMA determination letters and/or insurance claim notifications must be received by the resident. All applicants must meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria to be considered for approval. Contact Case Management at (281) 207-2555 for an appointment.

This is a long-term program and there may be a wait for services because the need is so great. Case managers and home repair assessors must complete in-depth assessments to determine eligibility and scope of work as part of the approval process. This process helps ensure that residents preserve any recovery assistance they have received while working to bridge the gap of unmet needs after all other available financial resources have been exhausted. We appreciate your patience as you wait to be contacted for an appointment.

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