HOUSTON-AREA COVID-19 ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
As many of us in the Houston area, Texas, US, and indeed, the entire world, feel the economic impact of COVID-19, I want to make you all aware that many resources exist to help those in need.
If you do not already know, as an F-1 student, you are forbidden from seeking government assistance. However, this does not mean that you cannot seek and accept community assistance from non-governmental organizations.
I will be updating this list as I find more resources. If any of you know of resources that should be added to this list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can add them!
State and Federal Disaster Resources (DO NOT apply for these if you are an F-1 student)
Cypress Assistance Ministries: provides financial and food assistance to residents of zip codes 77065, 77095, 77429, 77433
Campaign for Southern Equality Fund: Emergency financial assistance for individuals and families within the LGBTQ community
KidsMeals: Temporary support for families impacted by COVID-19
Texas Diaper Bank: Provides diapers, baby essentials, food, and education resources
Catholic Ministries-Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston: Food, medical/health, and immigration legal assistance
Parkway Fellowship: Church in the Katy/Fulshear area that will assist with grocery deliveries and household supplies
FamilyHouston: Mental health and family assistance
Mental Health America of Greater Houston: Mental health assistance
Houston Chronicle: Long, extensive list of various assistance programs
Houston Recovers: COVID-19 Resources
Harvard University Online: Harvard University is currently offering a large variety of courses online for free