Dial 2-1-1 in Texas can help you find shelter and housing in emergency situations. (FROM YOUR CELL PHONE)

No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 211 or 877-541-7905 for community resources.

For more information on how to be prepared, log onto http://www.dshs.texas.gov/preparedness/factsheet_hurricanes.shtm

Harvey Shelter Locations

The American Red Cross will open and operate a shelter at the Abundant Life Christian Center located at 601 Delany Rd. in La Marque beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Residents who plan to utilize the shelters need to have identification, medication and anything else needed for the next several days.


The Salvation Army has opened Harbor Light Center for men at 2407 North Main, Sally’s House for women at 1717 Congress Ave. and Family Residence at 1603 McGowen St. for those seeking refuge from the storm.

Dallas Convention Center is on standby for those in need and if called upon.


What is 2-1-1 in Texas

Texas Health and Human Services Commission is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or the internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our 25 Area Information Centers (AICs) across the state. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Here are the prompts when you call the toll free number or dial 2 -1 -1 on your cell phone.

  •  Housing/Shelter
  • Employment
  • Food/Nutrition
  • Veterans
  • Crisis/Emergency
  • Income/Expenses
  • Legal Aid/Victims
  • Criminal Justice
  • Aging/Disability
  • Health/Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Child Care/Education