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These resources are available on the DFPS website year-round to help children, families, vulnerable adults, and all Texans prepare for and respond to disasters such as hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires.
Disaster Assistance Organizations
- Red Cross
- Salvation Army
- Texas Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Other Needs Assistance (ONA) Grants
Disaster Preparedness Information
- Texas Ready
- Texas Ready Resources
- State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)
- free registry that provides local emergency planners and responders with additional information on the needs in their community
- National Weather Service
- National Hurricane Center
- Centers for Disease Control
- Your Texas Benefits
- Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)
How Can I Help?
How can I help affected Foster Youth and Foster Kinship Families?
- If you want to donate items, please contact your local Rainbow Room. They need new, unopened supplies such as diapers, baby formula, blankets, school supplies, and toiletries.
- If your church or organization wants to help with recovery efforts, please contact DFPS Faith Partners.
How can I help affected elderly and disabled individuals?
- If you want to donate items, contact your local Silver Star Room. These emergency resource rooms need new, unopened supplies such as adult diapers, blankets, and toiletries.
- If your church or organization wants to help, please contact Adult Protective Services.
What resources are available for those suffering from catastrophic property damage?
- If you need emergency assistance, please call 9-1-1.
- If you are a foster youth, foster family, or an elderly or disabled person, and you lack basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter, contact your caseworker for help.
- Contact the Red Cross or Salvation Army for assistance, including shelter, and to let family members know you are safe.