THE BASIC NEEDS OF CHILDREN
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After the Storm – Next
United Way of Greater Houston has created After the Storm
for you to use as a resource toward rebuilding your life. Whether you are
trying to provide basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing, or you are
struggling with the stress that is a major part of crisis recovery, you will
find important and helpful information in this booklet. The 2-1-1 Texas/United
Way Helpline is always available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Let 2-1-1 be
your first call when you don’t know who to call. Trained HELPLINE specialists
are always available to listen to your questions, understand your needs and
help you identify resources that are tailored for your specific situation.
resource guide to help you get back on your feet after the storm by United Way
Keep up-to-date on information after the recovery from the Houston
Emergency Operations Center:
How to ensure house
is safe for living post Hurricane Harvey?
Cleaning and sanitizing your household after an
emergency is important to help prevent the spread of illness and disease. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention offers guidance here:
and Sanitizing with Bleach after an Emergency by Centers for Disease Control
When do school closures end?
recovery process, not all school districts are able to reopen, creating a
critical need for childcare for some parents.
In response, several Houston area organizations are opening their doors
to accommodate families.
Find out when local school districts in Texas will open by
reviewing this information from ABC13:
closings by abc13
Will my child be able to have a meal in school?
The Houston Independent School District announced that all
children will eat all school meals for free during the 2017-2018 school year.
HISD says the free meals come in the wake of flooding from Hurricane Harvey
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Houston Independent School District’s students will receive three free meals a
day for 2017-2018 school year by KHOU
What are my additional childcare
During the recovery process, not all school districts are
able to reopen, creating a critical need for childcare for some parents. In response, several Houston area
organizations are opening their doors to accommodate families.
Harvey childcare options by Grackle and Grackle Writing Enterprises
Houston groups opening doors to kids in wake of Harvey
Where can I get food
Find a disaster food distribution center site near you or
apply for assistance.
Disaster Relief by Houston Food Bank
My child needs medical
Most Houston area hospitals are ‘up and fully functional’
according to reports:
In Houston, Most Hospitals 'Up And Fully Functional'
Expedites Help From Out-Of-State Health Care Providers by NPR
How can I support
like floods and hurricanes can cause tremendous upheaval in people's
lives. Learn the signs of stress among
children and find ways that you can help children cope and re-establish
routines in their lives.
to help kids recover from a disaster like Hurricane Harvey by CBS