Galveston County Health District Informational Hotline
Phone: 409-938-7221, Option #1
Gulf Coast Wellness Center 24-Hour Crisis Hotline (Mental Health)
University of Texas Medical Branch 24/7 Access Line (If you are Sick)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Informational Line
State of Texas (Help Finding Social Services)
Phone: 2-1-1 then option #6
HELPFUL WEBSITE LINKS
Galveston County Health District (GCHD)
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
The CDC’s website has resources including symptoms, older adults & medical conditions, travel, children and more. Please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for the latest recommendations.
- What You Need to Know English (downloadable PDF)
- What you Need to Know Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- What to do if You’re Sick English (downloadable PDF)
- What to do if You’re Sick Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- Symptoms of Coronavirus English (downloadable PDF)
- Symptoms of Coronavirus Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- Stop the Spread of Germs English (downloadable PDF)
- Stop the Spread of Germs Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- Community Mitigation Strategy English (downloadable PDF)
UTMB Health Resources:
UTMB Health has developed a website as a resource dedicated to sharing information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The site contains guidance for members of the communities served and employed by UTMB, including patients, students, our healthcare workforce and other employees. It also links to external sources for the latest information on this new disease threat. Please explore these pages to inform yourself, minimize risks and if needed, get care for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Health Literacy Project
- A new initiative from medical students and physicians at Harvard Medical School aims to help members of these communities by translating fact-based Covid-19 information. The initiative, known as the Covid-19 Health Literacy Project, has already translated essential Covid-19 information about prevention and possible treatment options, among other issues, in over 35 languages, including Navajo, Oromo (spoken by an ethnic group in Ethiopia), and Swahili.
PBS Education Lounge
- Distance Learning Tips from One Teacher to Another
- Website: https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/distance-learning-tips-from-one-teacher-to-another
American Red Cross
- As we have seen COVID 19 rapidly evolving, The Disaster Cycle Service team has been working in conjunction with our national Disaster Relief operation DR 251-2020 on ensuring we are part of a community response while remaining ready to support our more traditional disaster response mission.
- Please join me on Microsoft Teams as your able at 2pm this Wednesday 4/1/2020.
- Join Microsoft Teams Meeting (copy and paste link into browser) : https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MWMxMDFmZTUtNGY1NS00MjFjLWI5NWYtODRmOGExNmQ5Mjdj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22dd5b5d42-c0d3-4ad2-b5f1-60edb3af2771%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22f2f5bd6b-a718-419c-a5f8-0d8f52aaf8fc%22%7d
- For additional information or questions please contact Tarynn Brewer the Regional Engagement Manager for the ARC Texas Gulf Coast Region:
- Phone: 832-470-7872
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way of the Mainland
- Website for community resources: http://referral.unitedwayhouston.org/
- For additional resources they also recommend either calling 211 or visiting their website: https://www.211texas.org/
2020 Census Partnership
- Participate by phone (844-330-2020), online at https://2020census.gov/en.html or by mail!
- Please direct any additional questions to Frank Cooper with the 2020 Census Bureau: email@example.com
- 2020 Census Challenge – Get Out the Count Video Challenge
- Explain why the census matters in a short (30 seconds to 3 minutes) video, designed for a platform such as YouTube, that uses entertainment, emotion, creativity, and/or humor to motivate people to respond.
- $30,000 for a grand prize winnder
- $10,000 for a runner-up
- $10,000 for a student prize
- For rules, eligibility, and more information visit:
Advocate Special Needs
- A new resource for individuals with special needs who are homeschooling.
- Their mission is to bring awareness of different disabilities to academic institutions; to educate businesses about individuals with disabilities and; to help individuals with disabilities to transition at every stage of life.
- The outbreak of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has put many citizens in a place of uncertainty — Benefits.gov is here to help! In order to help families and individuals find the resources they need, Benefits.gov has released a new article, “Finding the Right Help during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak”. In the article, you will find helpful information on government benefits such as unemployment resources and healthcare coverage as well as resources for businesses and families.
- For the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus outbreak, visit Coronavirus.gov to learn more about how to protect and prepare yourself and your community.
Center for Disease Control
- CDC Interim guidance for homeless service providers based on what is currently known about COVID-19, which will be updated as needed and as additional information becomes available.
- Guide link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/homeless-shelters/plan-prepare-respond.html
- Peer-to-Peer Resource Sharing To support colleagues in the field who are responding to the pressing needs of our communities we have set up an online library to support peer-to-peer resource sharing. To contribute to this page, suggest a resource with this form and select the “Coronavirus Pandemic” topic. We will update the Coronavirus Response library regularly. View the Library >
Educational Development Research Center:
- Resources for the COVID-19 crisis
- On March 13, the president issued a nationwide emergency declaration for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The FEMA designation for this is EM-3458. This opens up funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program for reimbursement for emergency protective measures. To begin this process, you will need to participate in a virtual applicant briefing, which will provide vital information about the PA program.
- Applicant briefings begin on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and occur each weekday until further notice. Please click here or visit the link below to register for any of the available briefings currently scheduled: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJUkfu6opjsvFR1qojITmjXXPvDNa_zkwg
- Once you complete your registration, you will be provided a Meeting Link and Meeting I.D. for your selected session. You only need to attend one of the applicant briefings.
- Please submit any questions to your TDEM District Coordinator or the following email address: TDEMRecovery.RPA@tdem.texas.gov
- For further information please consult the fact sheet at: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2020/03/19/coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-eligible-emergency-protective-measures
Help and Hope
- “Offers a wealth of free resources you can access online to handle the stress of caring for kids of every age. Our entire site is dedicated to helping parents and caregivers manage stress around taking care of children, from birth to the teen years. We encourage you to look through our articles and videos to find the resources you need. When everything seems to be happening all at once, it’s good to have a single place to go where you can get the help you need.”
Military Veteran Peer Network
- Peer-to Peer Support through training, technical assistance, and certification to Local Mental Health Authority-based Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Peer Service Coordinators (PSCs) and their Peers to create a statewide network of military trauma-affected Veteran peer support. Find your Texas local PSC here: https://www.texvet.org/partners/mvpn-military-veteran-peer-network
- MVPN Re-Occurring Zoom Peer Group
- Meeting ID: 959 051 8489
- Topic: Sherman Mercer’s Zoom Meeting
- Time: Thursdays @ 7:00pm
- Link to join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9590418489
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Kit | SAMHSA Publications and Digital Products: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/samhsas-disaster-kit/sma11-disaster
- This toolkit arms disaster recovery workers with materials that aid in responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster, and in dealing with workplace stress. The toolkit includes SAFE-T practice guidelines, and suicide prevention wallet cards. It also includes guides for parents, caregivers, teachers, and others. Access the Disaster Kit on your mobile phone by downloading the SAMHSA Disaster App.
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
- Webinar: COVID-19 Planning and Response: Isolation and Quarantine: Lessons Learned from King County – https://www.usich.gov/tools-for-action/webinar-covid-19-planning-and-response-isolation-and-quarantine-lessons-learned-from-king-county
- This is a recording of a previous webinar. “Seattle & King County are on the forefront of the COVID-19 response. In this national webinar, join federal partners and learn how Seattle & King County are responding to COVID-19, including what they are doing to establish isolation and quarantine (I/Q) beds and address transportation needs across their homelessness services system.”
Veterans Crisis line – Ways to Connect
- Call: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
- Text: 838255
- Support for the deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889
- Homeless Support, Call: 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838)
- Map: Track COVID-19 cases in Texas, county-by-county updates
- Article/map link: https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/03/21/map-track-covid-19-cases-in-texas-county-by-county-updates/
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
- Have surveyed management companies to determine how maintenance requests are being addressed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the responses, the Department is issuing the following guidance on what practices owners and management companies may wish to implement. All respondents indicated that only emergency or life-threatening maintenance issues are being addressed at this time. It is not possible to establish a comprehensive definition of what constitutes an emergency maintenance request; however, one respondent provided the following list of example scenarios:
- Air-conditioning problems when the temperature is above 80 degrees outside
- Heating problems when the temperature is below 55 degrees outside
- Flooding or unstoppable leaks
- Plumbing stoppage in a residence with one bathroom
- Fire (the Fire Department should be called first)
- If you have any questions, please contact Cody Campbell, Manager of Physical Inspections, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Homeless Network
- They have a COVID-19 Homelessness & Health Preparedness Resource page! I also just attended a webinar from them regarding the virus that provided these other resource below and some helpful information regarding a plan for the homeless community. I will provide the link to the recording when it becomes available.
- Resource page: https://www.thn.org/statewide/covid-19/
Texas Suicide Prevention Council
- Texas Suicide Prevention initiative is the result of a collaborative effort throughout the state of Texas of community-based organizations, state and local agencies, academic institutions and many others who work together to reduce suicides in Texas. You can find more information, tools, training, and about this effort and its organizers here: https://texassuicideprevention.org/
- They also have a COVID-19 Resources and Support Resources page: https://texassuicideprevention.org/covid-19/
- The world is changing rapidly due COVID-19, and so are the needs of Texas consumers and families during this crisis. Texas Watch is here to protect Texas families and their pocketbooks. With this site, we intend to offer you the best resources possible to help protect your family and connect you to important government services so you have the resources you need. Please check back often, as we will continue to update this website and our blog with the latest resources available for you and your family.
- If you have any resources you’d like to share with us that can benefit Texas, please email us at email@example.com. Stay strong, stay healthy, and stay safe.
Texas Workforce Commission
- If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, apply for benefits online at the Texas Workforce Commission or by calling TWC’s Tele-Center at (800) 939-6631 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.
Texas Workforce Solutions:
- Closed to the public but providing service virtually and remotely.
- Phone: 979-297-6400, Fax: 979-297-7973, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Youth Helpline
- The Texas Youth Helpline provides prevention services to youth, parents, siblings and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and sympathetic ear. Trained volunteers are on call to provide guidance on youth-related concerns, referral information or simply listen.
- You can call 800-989-6884, call/text 512-872-5777, or chat on their website which is linked above
- TexVet is a state program connecting Service Members, Veterans, Families, and those that serve them to fully vetted information and resources, in an easy-to-find format.
- Search by County: https://www.texvet.org/county
Access Care of Coastal Texas (409-763-2437)
- Attendance in the building in being limited. All services are being provided over They have provided a booklet titled “COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities” the phone
ARC Gulf Coast
- which indicates that the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council provided guidance and support to create the booklet and that the booklet was created through a cooperative agreement from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, as well as the US Department of Health and Human Services.
- You can find the link to the booklet on Green Mountain Self-Advocates link: http://www.gmsavt.org/
Catholic Charities –
- Galveston Pantry Hours: 9:00am -1:00pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
- Please call this number ahead of time for pick-up: 409-762-2064 extension 2103
- Location: 4700 Broadway, Suite F103, Galveston, Texas 77550
- Perishable and nonperishable – pick up only
- Service area: Galveston County, Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach & High Island
- Emergency Financial assistance via phone:
- Contact their Texas City office at: 409.762.2064 x2106
- If they are not available leave a message and someone will contact you within 24 hours.
Chef’s on Wheels
Chef’s on Wheels – COVID-19 shouldn’t stop you from having a good meal!
- Not one to sit still, Chef Mary Bass has created an opportunity to help those during the COVID-19 crisis. Chef’s on Wheels will deliver meals daily to Galveston County. These meals will include lots of local love and flair from the local bakery who has not received many customers to the bartender who’s hours have been cut in half. This is a great way to support our economy and neighbors while practicing social distancing to keep everyone safe!
- If you would like to order a fabulous Chef Mary meal for *delivery only* please fill out this link
- The menu will be posted weekly. Cut off for orders is 9 am morning before.
- Meals will be $15 each with dessert for $5 and sometimes an option to add a mystery item for $5.
- Delivery on the island is $5 and off island in Galveston County is $10. Outside Galveston County is $15. Houston area $20.
- Delivery is per order per day so please chose the correct quantity when you check out if you are ordering for more than one delivery! (remember these people are using their own gas for this!)
- Menu choices might be substituted due to volume and availability.
- You can also donate two meals for $20 to a local hospitality worker in Galveston County.
- If you are a Galveston County based hospitality worker you can apply here.
- You will notice you can also gift a meal to someone as long as you have their address, maybe a new mom or elderly parent who cannot get out of the house. You can fill this info into the notes in the order or email us here.
Family Service Center of Galveston County (409-762-8636)
- Here’s what we’re doing:
- All FSC Therapists have completed a 26-hour Telehealth training to build our capacity to provide Telephone and Video therapy services.
- FSC Therapists have contacted their clients and offered Telehealth services to them and are providing telephone sessions at this time. To talk with a therapist, call 409-762-8636
- We are obtaining a HIPAA compliant Telehealth platform, Doxy.me, to ensure our ability to maintain confidentiality while providing services.
- We plan to increase our social media presence and offer tips on how to talk with kids and dealing with stress during this national pandemic, parenting, etc. If you have specific questions or are looking for specific information, please email email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- We are encouraging our team to stay at home to do our part to flatten the curve.
- FSC’s Front Office Team is maintaining phone coverage during office hours:
- Monday-Thursday: 8am – 5pm
- Friday: 8am-1pm
- If an urgent need arises, please contact our hotline at
- If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. You can also call the Gulf Coast Center’s 24-hour crisis line at 1-866-729-3848 or the Galveston County Mental Health Deputies at 409-766-2323.
Galveston Community Action Council (409-762-8418)
- GCCAC offices will be closed to the public due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns.
- Applications and supporting documentation will be accepted as follows:
- Fax: 409-762-8953
- Email: email@example.com
- Mail: GCCAC 4700 Broadway Ste C-100, Galveston, TX 77552
Galveston County Critical Incident Stress Management Crisis Support Team
- This site looks to be pretty new, but as of now they have a page for COVID-19 Resources for First Responders and Public Safety Resilience During a Pandemic.
- For CISM Services please call: 409-766-2300
Galveston County Health District
- They have a COVID-19 page with FAQ’s, a list of those who tested positive in Galveston County including basic demographic information and how they most likely contracted the virus, helpful information on how to protect yourself, and specific information for healthcares workers and travelers.
- If you have any questions or would like more information, please call the COVID-19 Call Center at 409.938.7221, option 1.
- COVID-19 Website: https://www.gchd.org/about-us/news-and-events/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
Galveston County Recovery Fund
- The Galveston County Recovery Fund (GCRF) website is up along with the nonprofit impact survey. Applications for funding are not live, but will be soon. Please take and share the GCRF survey with your networks. Completing the survey does not guarantee funding but will help GCFR and individual foundations make timely decisions about funding and resources. This survey is specific to Galveston County and will be part of the larger Houston-area data that is collected via United Way recovery efforts.
- Galveston County Recovery Fund Survey
- Galveston County Recovery Fund
Galveston Island Meals On Wheels (409-744-2668)
- Serving on current clients, no new clients. Galveston Island only
Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market
- We are BLOWN away by the support you’ve shown our farmers & makers by shopping our new online marketplace, GOFM To-Go! Thank you for trusting us to find a functional & safe way to connect you to the fresh foods you want, and thank you for demonstrating such patience & appreciation as we fine-tune the whole process.
- GOFM Online Market: https://mailchi.mp/gofarmersmarket/whats-at-market-031220-510821?e=c8b2eb58ae
- You may have noticed that not all of the GOFM vendors you’re used to seeing in-person are listed on GOFM To-Go. For those vendors, they had pre-existing ways for you to order their offerings online, which is still a great way to access those products! Here’s a list of all the GOFM vendors who have online ordering systems (apart from our online marketplace):
- Whispering Roots Apothecary-online order & home delivery
- Jolly Farms–online order & home delivery
- Spring Hill Farms-online order & home delivery
- 3rd Coast Kombucha–get kombucha fills at Old Moon Deli & Pie, daily from 3pm–1pm
- Food of Life-online order & scheduled pick-up
- BZ Honey’s online orders will ship to you or allow scheduled pick-ups at their location in Tomball
- My Spicy Hot Wife Pepper Jelly & Jams–online order & shipping
- Pain Train Salsa–online order & home delivery
- Texas Hill County Olive Co.–online order & shipping (you can pick from their oils & vinegars OR their curated care packages)
Galveston Urban Ministries (409-497-2460)
- Working with community partners to be able to offer services. Please call and leave a message for an appointment
Gulf Coast Center
- All staff in the defined Vulnerable populations which includes people who are 1) 60 years old and older or 2) People with certain health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease and weakened immune systems, will need to stay home for your own health and safety. These staff will work from home if possible.
- COVID-19 Care Team will be initiated as early as March 24, 2020 to take calls and assist in the redirection of calls received by the Call Center. Purpose of the Care Team: conduct a verbal screening, provide current CDC information, offer local resources including testing locations/phone numbers, and provide emotional support.
- All CONNECT TRANSIT services will be free of charge until further notice to eliminate the handling of money or coupons.
- All outreach and Recovery Individualized Out-Patient (IOP) groups were placed on hold on Monday, March 16, 2020.
- All Social Security and other related benefit in-person appointments for clients served have been rescheduled for the next four weeks or will be completed by phone if applicable.
- Open Access hours were reduced from (8AM to 5 PM) to (8AM to 11AM) on March 18, 2020. Effective March 24, 2020, Open Access Mental Health Screenings will be provided by phone, no longer in-person. Staff providing mental health screenings will receive operational direction by their designated Service Area Director.
- Effective March 20, 2020, all community crisis response and hotline will be provided by phone or video. In-person crisis response will continue at Center facilities, following health screening protocols sent out on Monday, March 11, 2020.
- Mental Health Crisis Respite has been reduced to 50% occupancy, effective March 16, 2020.
- All substance use and mental health individual counseling sessions; routine in-person clinical services (not including medical services); in-person home visits; OSAR services; and PATH services will be conducted by phone
- Medical service delivery has already been limited to critical routine and urgent need. Medical services will follow current protocol while further planning is completed.
- Any in-person services continuing the week of March 23, 2020 are to continue to follow the March 11th health screening protocol. Any clinic and office-based in-person services will continue screening of clients and visitors before providing access to the patient care area.
- The only patients that will be seen in-person for medical services are those identified to require close monitoring due to the severity of their diagnosis, effective March 19, 2020. Anyone seen in-person will first receive a health screening by phone and a second health screening in-person.
- Only legal guardians or one additional necessary person are permitted to attend in-person appointments, effective March 24, 2020.
- Genoa Pharmacy Services at MCSC increased prescription mail-out in order to help reduce traffic in the clinics.
- ETBHN medication pick-up is under close review and addressed by location.
Houston Public Media
- Houston Public Media is helping ensure learning continues in homes through grade-level appropriate educational programming for elementary, middle and high school students, and accompanying free, learn-at-home digital resources.
- The expanded programming begins on Houston Public Media TV 8 on Monday, March 23:
- 6:00 – 8:00 am – Elementary School: Curriculum programming focused on pre-kindergarten – 3rd grade students
- 8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Middle School: Curriculum programming focused on 4th grade – 8th grade students
- 1:00 – 6:00 pm – High School: Curriculum programming focused on 9th grade – 12th grade students
- You can find the new broadcast schedule and more information on the vast library of PBS content accessible to you across various platforms here.
MI Lewis Social Service Center (Dickinson) [281-534-2043]
- All services still available; allowing 1 client in the building at a time.
- Nextdoor is your local hub to connect and share with the neighborhood through a community message board. Not all communities have one, but you can set one up yourself. If your community does, you generally need to be vetted as a resident.
- It’s where communities come together to keep a local shopkeeper in business. Where neighbors exchange recommendations for babysitters, plans for local events, and tips about what to order at that new cafe down the street. Where local agencies connect with neighbors in need.
- I included this website because I’m a member and I have noticed several posts of younger people in our community volunteering to run errands for our older population, people wanting to have a virtual mask-making party with the intention of donating them, and many other positive posts! This could be an avenue for us and our clients (with access to the internet) to find unique and local resources and people willing to help out, or vice versa!
- Website link: https://nextdoor.com/
Our Daily Bread (409-765-6971)
- Serving premade meal will be distributed 10-12.
- Check mail Monday – Friday
- Clothing/hygiene requests on Wednesday with pick up on Thursday.
- No other services at this time.
St. Luke Society Clinic @ Hobo Breakfast
- Cancelled until further notice
Street Scape Ministries (936-590-0722)
- Business as usual
St. Vincent’s House (409-763-8521)
- Will now be open Monday-Thursday 8am-3:30pm and Fridays 8-3pm.
- The food pantry and snack packs will be done via drive thru 9am-2pm behind St. Vincent’s in the alley.
- Emergency assistance interviews will be conducted over the phone. The applications can be found online at stvhope.org and can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact 409-763-8521 for assistance as well.
- The day clinic is available for video and phone call appointments. In clinic visits are at the discretion of the provider. Routine visits are to be delayed for a month. Routine refills may be given if requested without a visit. UTMBs clinic 409-765-2242. COVID19 Hotline -409-765-2236 Monday-Thursday 8am- 3:30pm Monday- Thursday. Fridays 8-3.
- Transportation: The transportation van will not be available until further notice.
United Way of Brazoria County
- For the latest updates on resources in Brazoria County please refer to their website, https://www.uwbc.org/covid-19-updates
Galveston Housing Authority (409-765-1900)
- Their services still open and are seeing clients at the window; no clients allowed in office
- Office hours are 8-5
Family Promise of Clear Creek (832-932-3963)
- Open 9am-5pm, M-F. Holistic self-sufficiency program for homeless children & their families.
- Must qualify by:
- Telephone Screening
- Intake Interview
- Background Check & Drug Test
- Still conducting Telephone Screenings
- Intake Interviews scheduled toward the end of NEXT week for potential entry in our program beginning March 30th.
Resource & Crisis Center:
- They are accepting clients, but ask that any incoming persons seeking services would need to call their 24 hour toll-free hotline number 888-919-7233 to be screened prior to their arrival.
Salvation Army Galveston (409-763-1691)
- Still accepting new clients for shelter but are reaching capacity.
- Dinner will be served at 4:30 for active clients and at 5:00 for general public.
Galveston Police Department
- They are attempting to take as many non-emergency calls such as thefts, fraud, etc by phone
- Dispatchers are screening callers for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to officer arrival
- They are regularly participating in Local, County, and State conference calls to ensure we have up to date information
- We are educating citizens and business about the declarations when potential violations of COVID-19 protocol are observed
- Officers may don personal protective gear when responding to your call, this is only for the safety of both the officer and the public
Texas City Police Department
- TCPD is putting together a program to help seniors that may have trouble getting out, or who have a medical condition which may put them at greater risk during the current health crisis. They will be providing and dropping off groceries to these individuals.
- Please inform Officer Timothy Herd, TCPD’s Recruitment Coordinator & Public Relations Officer, if you know of any seniors that may benefit from this service.
- Officer Herd’s contact information:
- Phone: (409) 229-7771
- Cell: (409) 996-8477
- Email: email@example.com
Coastal Health and Wellness (409-938-2234)
- They are still seeing current clients, but will not be taking any new clients until July 2020 and they are referring clients in need of COVID-19 testing to the ER.
St. Hope Clinic (Dickinson) (713-955-4821)
- Business as usual
UTMB Community Education
- » COVID-19 Facts About
» COVID-19 Facts About (Spanish)
- Caregiver Connection Teleconference: Sandy Ard, JD, elder law attorney with Ard Law Firm, will be on the call to help answer your questions about Mediciaid eligibility and legal papers to have in place for your loved one.
- Call details: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Please try to log in by 12:10 so we have everyone ready and on the call at 12:15.
- Dial 1-312-874-7636 (conference ID is 34785)
- When you call the number (1-312-874-7636) it will give you a few options. The first option is “to enter the conference call line, please press 1 and then it will ask you to enter the conference ID Code (34785) then press #. Once these have been done, it will ask for you to say your name and press # and it will enter you into the conference call.
- Virtual Bay Area/Galveston Community Forum on Alzheimer’s
- On April 2nd the forum will be offered virtually from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm by Zoom conferencing.
- Goals of the Alzheimer’s Community Forum are to:
- Listen to the experiences of the community related to the cause
- Identify needs, gaps in resources, and opportunities
- Elevate awareness and visibility of the Alzheimer’s Association
- Register here to receive access to the forum. You will receive the link to join the meeting once registered. Please register even if you are unable to attend as we will be sending out additional information to our registrants. While the Alzheimer’s Association staff is working remotely, operations will continue to support our mission.
- As always, the Alzheimer’s Association is available to you 24/7 for around-the-clock care and support at 1-800-272-3900. Please check alz.org/texas for details on any other meetings and events.
- Please reach out to Alice Williams – UTMB Community Education Specialist for the Sealy Center on Aging for more information.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 409-266-9647
First Lutheran Church (409-762-8477)
- Worship services at noon on Wednesdays and 10 am on Sundays will be live streamed.
Galveston Central Church
- Galveston Central Church (3308 Ave. O1/2) is continuing to provide meals, showers, and laundry to our friends experiencing homelessness folks on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. They open at 9:30am and run until everyone is through our services.
- They’ve stepped up health/safety protocols to keep everyone safe. If you have any questions, feel free to call Pastor Michael Gienger at 713-249-6192
Interfaith Caring Ministries (Clear Creek and Friendswood ISD only) (281-332-3881)
- Business as usual 8:30-4:30 Mon – Thurs & 8:30-1:00 on Fri. Rental assistance, utility assistance, food pantry
Lighthouse Christian Ministries (Bacliff) [281-339-3033]
- Food pantry is operating outside with drive up service Tues 10-2 and Thurs 1-5
- Financial Assistance Wed and Thurs by appointment only
- Pregnancy and parent support (diapers/wipes) Thurs 1-5
Moody Methodist Church (409-943-8705)
- Financial aid is available my telephone appointment only
St. Mary Catholic Church (League City) [281-332-3031]
- Food pantry is drive through only Wed & Thurs 10-12
Turning Point Church (409-934-3033)
- No resources available
Veteran’s Affairs Outpatient Clinics (Galveston and Texas Cit Locations):
- Veterans must be registered and found eligible to receive services at the VA.
- If you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, call us at 713-794-8985, before you visit your Houston VA or CBOC. Clinical staff are available to provide 24/7 virtual care and support, including nurse advice and triage.
- **At this time Texas City & Galveston Community Based Outpatient Clinics (TCOPC) do not have a personalized pamphlet with information regarding our current clinical operations. All current directives are issued via the MEDVAMC, which can be found on the webpage https://www.houston.va.gov/emergency/index.asp.**
- Daily, our clinical staff are contacting patients by phone to triage and update any supply medication (90 days). The current guidance is to reduce all face to face encounters with patients and offer alternative modality delivery of care (Telework, VVC, Telephone, Secured Messaging). As the COVID-19 situation is constantly changing on a daily bases, we remain flexible with have no permanent plan of operation. Therefore, TCOPC’s operation hours are:
- Monday-Friday: (reduced staffing); appointments via Telework, VVC, Telephone, Secured Messaging
- Hours: 0800-1600;
- Accepting Walk-in for urgent care Only
- Secured Messaging: https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/home
- Contact Information:
- Texas City Phone: (409) 986-2900 FAX: (409) -986-2910
- Galveston Clinic Phone: (409)761-3200; ext. 11051 or 11052 FAX: (409)761-3209
- Main Medical Center Telecare: (713) 794-8985 or 1-800-639-5137
- After Hours care: call 911 or report to the nearest ER
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
- They have produced a three-video series on self-compassion targeted as those of us who take care of others: FREE three-video series.
- The first video, invites us to explore: Why so many highly compassionate people are reluctant to turn their kindness inward. How self-compassion makes us more motivated and resilient than self-criticism. A guided meditation for when we’re feeling anxious or inadequate—especially if conventional mindfulness or breathing practices aren’t working … and more.
Counseling Connections for Change, Inc.
- Your mental health matters to us. In response to COVID-19, we want to honor your right to choose a health alternative to in-person counseling. We are sensitive to the CDC request for social distancing, but believe “physical distancing” might be a better term. Socially isolating during times of crisis can actually increase stress contributing to already present risks. Through available technology, Telehealth is a reasonable option to help you and you loved ones stay connected while at a distance
- Effective for individuals (12+ years of age) and couples.
- Available for insurance reimbursement and cash payments
- $75 per 55 minute session with 16 sessions provided
- Please let us know if you are facing a financial hardship and cannot afford this rate
- To make an appointment: https://www.counselingconnections.org/appointment/ or call 281-485-9280