Disaster Services

Local assistance after a devastating disaster

We understand the long-term impact of a disaster. That's why Jewish Family Service Houston (JFS) provides assistance and long-term recovery case management after a catastrophic event. We partner with other community groups who offer rescue and early-stage relief to provide longer-term assistance, working to navigate the details of your journey to stabilization and recovery.

We provide:
  • Direct assistance
  • Family case management
  • Access to public resources
  • Counseling
  • Help navigating relief benefits

Recovery to Resettlement


We provide resources to locate temporary or long-term housing and other immediate needs. We also assist our clients with donated and discounted furnishings to make their current living conditions more comfortable.

Financial Assistance

We help disaster survivors access available resources to help alleviate the financial impact of an event.

FEMA & Insurance

We assist with navigating applications and accessing insurance benefits.

After-Storm Clean Up

We connect clients with volunteers to help with packing and unpacking, cleaning, sorting through items, documenting losses and more.

Resources & News

A central location for you to be empowered with knowledge.
Stories of
"I can not describe how much the care and concern of JFS and the world-wide Jewish community meant after we lost our home in Harvey. We recovered, in large part due to your support - physically, financially and spiritually. We will never forget you!"
-Client, Disaster Case Management
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aerial view of flooded Houston after Hurricane Harvey

We Are Here to Help

Complete the contact form to begin working with Case Management. Once we receive your submission, we will call you and schedule a phone appointment with you within 2 business days. Due to the pandemic, all services are being delivered remotely.

Contact Us Directly

For additional information, please contact dcm@jfshouston.org or call (713) 667-9336.

Hours of Operation
Need Help Now?

We need you to bring light, hope and help.

Volunteers are a vital part of how we are able to help by generously giving their time, energy and experience. Join our volunteer emergency email list or puchase basic foods and necessities to donate to the JFS Pantry.
A smiling volunteer hands a dark haired woman a stack of folded clothing

We provide light, hope and help.

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