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Resources for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

While many people in our community are returning to their more normal, pre-Hurricane Harvey lives, others have been severely impacted and will be picking up the pieces for some time.

The Victoria County United Way and its partner agencies have been working hand in hand with those impacted and with other helping organizations providing help. “So many people across the country care about the people impacted here and have been sending food, cleaning supplies, personal items and even donations”, said Caleb Staudt, President of the Victoria County United Way. “We are continuing to provide assistance to those in need here with our partners and will be doing so for the long term”, he continued.

Along with FEMA, many volunteer organizations and churches helping remove downed trees and clean out homes, the United Way and other agencies are providing the special assistance below:

Get food or a hot meal delivered to a senior or disabled homebound person: 

  • Victoria County Senior Citizens Center   603 Murray St; 576-2189; HOURS M-F 7-3.
  • Community Action Agency   4007 Halsey 578-2989; HOURS M-F 8-5
  • The American Red Cross    has its Emergency Response Vehicles taking meals to those in need in the impacted areas; anyone can flag a van down  
  • Food Bank of the Golden Crescent   578-0591 - added more distribution sites including mobile distribution. Go to their website for locations

Obtain clothing and some household supplies at no cost, or at very low cost:

  • Mid-Coast Family Services     120 S. Main, Suite 175; 575-7842; HOURS: - M-F 8-5
  • Restoration House Ministries - 1204 N. Moody; 237-0500; HOURS: T-F 9-4:30/Sat. 9-2
  • Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry   108 N. Liberty; 572-0048; HOURS: M-F 9-noon

Obtain limited emergency financial assistance (usable for food, gasoline, supplies; amount provided will depend on situation and need)

  • American Red Cross   financial assistance was available online and is no longer available 
  • Community Action Agency   4007 Halsey St.; 578-2989; HOURS M-F 8-5
  • Mid-Coast Family Services   120 S.  Main, Suite 175, 575-7842; HOURS M-F 8-5

Unemployment Assistance

  • Texas Workforce Solutions   1-877-892-3896; or workers who have lost jobs and the self-employed unable to work due to Hurricane Harvey may apply for assistance

Find shelter, a place to sleep and some services

  • Salvation Army - 1306 N. Louis St. # 576-1299. HOURS for social services M-F 11:30-3:30pm. HOWEVER THE SHELTER IS NOT REPAIRED TO ALLOW MEN TO SLEEP THERE as of 1/1/2019.
  •  Mid-Coast Family Services    575-7842; HOWEVER THE SHELTER MAY BE FULL
  • Perpetual Help Home    575-5335; HOWEVER THE HOME MAY BE FULL

Help with fixing damaged homes

  • Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity   - 573-2511 online applications for assistance for home repair jobs such as roof and porch repairs, window replacement, interior sheetrock and painting, etc. FOR QUALIFIED HOMEOWNERS

Counseling Services

  • Gulf Bend Center STAR Family Services    575-0611 mental health services for adults and children
  • Communities in Schools   576-5872 - for middle and high school students
  • First United Methodist Church - 578-2701 -counselor on site, call for an appointment

Normal services are being provided by the Victoria County United Way Agencies below:

              Agency Name                                              Address                                   Phone

American Red Cross

1501 E. Red River, Ste. A1


Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach

1908 N. Laurent, Ste. 120


Boys & Girls Club of Victoria

202 Hopkins


Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County

1015 E. Courthouse St., Cuero


Community Action Agency

4007 Halsey

361 578-2989

Communities In Schools of GC

120 S. Main, Ste. 501


Food Bank of the Golden Crescent

3809 E. Rio Grande


Golden Crescent CASA

120 S. Main, Ste. 417


Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity

207 N. Glass


Gulf Bend Center STAR Family Services

6502 Nursery Dr., Ste. 100


Hope of South Texas

111 N. Glass St.


Mid-Coast Family Services

120 S. Main, Suite 175

361 575-7842

Perpetual Help Home

P O Box 4305


STARS Clinic

4208 Retama Circle


Victoria Adult Literacy Council

2200 E. Red River, CEC Bldg #104


Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry

108 N. Liberty

361 572-0048

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray

361 576-2189

Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA

1806 N. Nimitz


Victoria County United Way focuses on the building blocks of a good life: Education, helping individuals achieve their potential; Income, helping families become stable and independent; and Health, improving people’s health.  Be a part of inspiring hope and creating opportunities for a better tomorrow.  Contact Victoria County United Way for assistance or to volunteer at 361.578.3561 or online at