When disaster strikes, often people react with increased anxiety, worry and anger. With support from community and family, most of us bounce back. However, some may need extra assistance to cope with the changes and uncertainties.

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Coping and Helping Others Cope with Hurricane Harvey

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After The Storm: A Guide to Help Children Cope with the Psychological Effects of a Hurricane

Developed by 7-Dippity, Inc. and Dr. Annette La Greca, Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Miami, this special edition of After the Storm was created to better address the needs of children and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The interactive workbook contains information, activities and coping strategies to help parents and caregivers assist children in coping with their reactions and feelings from the hurricane and its aftermath. La guía en español se encuentra aquí.

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Crisis Numbers 
Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433
Crisis Intervention Houston: 832-416-1177
Mobile Crisis Outreach Team: 713-970-7520
HPD Mental Health Unit 713-970-4664
Houston Police Department 713-884-3131
Crisis Hotline (Main) 713-468-5463 (English) 713-526-8088 (Spanish)
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard Houston 713-529-3211
Ben Taub Psychiatric Unit 713-873-2636
NeuroPsychiatric Center (NPC) 713-970-4600
National Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255
National de Prevencion del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454
National Suicide Prevention – Options for Deaf & Hard of Hearing 1-800-799-4889
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255

Emergency and other Helpful Numbers
Emergencies – 911 (life threatening emergencies)
Emergency rescue: 281-464-4851 (US Coast Guard)
Non-emergency city services: 311
Additional help: 211
Evacuation registration: 311
Evacuation routes: 1-800-452-9292
Roadside assistance: 1-800-525-5555
Gas leaking: 713-659-2111 or 888-876-5786
Power outage: 713-207-2222 or 800-332-7143
State Bar of Texas Legal hotline: 800-504-7030
CenterPoint for downed power lines or gas lines: 888-876-5786
Price Gouging: Texas Attorney General: 1-800-621-0508

Harris County Emergency Management: 713-881-3100
Harris County Non-Emergency: 713-221-6000

Towed Cars must know your License Plate Number or VIN Number

Apply online or call (800) 621-3362/TTY (800) 462-7585 during standard hours of operation (7 a.m. to 11 p.m.) Eastern Time 7 days a week

Documents you may need:

  • Social Security Number
  • Address of the location where the damage occured (pre-disaster address)
  • Current mailing address
  • Current telephone numbers
  • Insurance information
  • Total household annual income
  • Routing and account number for your checking or saving account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into your account.
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