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NAMI Hurricane Relief Resource Guide
Food & Shelters

NOTE: There are many shelters and many cities opening their arms to temporarily house evacuees from the Hurricane states. The following represents some of the most active and is not intended to be an inclusive list.

Louisiana Resources

Local Red Cross Chapters in Affected Areas
Southwest Louisiana Chapter

3512 Kirkman Street
Lake Charles, LA 70607-1836

Phone 337-478-5122
Fax 337-478-1173
Central Louisiana Chapter

1104 Billy Mitchell
Alexandria, LA 71303

Phone 318-442-6621
Northwest Louisiana Chapter

4221 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71108

Phone: (318) 865-9545
Northeast Louisiana Chapter

414 Breard Street
Monroe, LA 71201

Phone: 318-323-5141
Toll Free: 800-975-7585
Fax: 318-323-5191
New Orleans Chapter
Southeast Louisiana Chapter

2640 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 985-892-4317

Texas Resources

Food/Water/Ice Distribution Points (By County)
*Locations of Points of Distribution (Pods) as of Tuesday 9.16.08

Harris County

The Harris County centers will all have food. Some of them will also have water and ice. They open at 10 a.m. Monday. More centers will be announced later in the day.
Community of Faith
1023 Pinemont Drive
Jim Foteno Courthouse Annex
14350 Wallisville, Channelview
Ripley House
4410 Navigation
Second Baptist
6400 Woodway
3600 Rosewood at Scott
Greater Jerusalem
8901 Jensen
Fountain of Praise
13950 Hillcroft
Windsor Village UMC
6000 Heatherbrook
Zion Lutheran
3606 Beauchamp
Bay Area Community
5002 Nasa Rd 1
San Jacinto Center
604 Highlands Wood

Brazoria County

The Brazoria County distribution centers will open at 8 a.m. Monday.
They will have water and ice.
Angleton Angleton Recreation Center
1601 N Valderas
St Angleton, TX 77515
Freeport Police Dept.
430 N Brazosport Blvd.
Freeport, TX 77541
Brazoria West Brazos Junior High
111 Roustabout Dr.
Brazoria, TX 77422

Montgomery County

Fellowship of The Woodlands
1 Fellowship Drive

* ice and MREs
Montgomery Jr High
Stewart Creek Dr

off HWY 105 across from KOA campground

Galveston Island

The following locations will have water, ice, and possibly food. Officials say to head to the parking lots when crews arrive, most likely after 10 a.m. Monday.
64th and Seawall Blvd.
47th at Seawall Blvd.

Galveston County

Dickinson McAdams Junior High
Hill Street
Opens at 12 p.m. Monday

* (ice, water, and MREs)
La Porte New Life Fellowship Church
2104 Underwood
Texas City HEB Hitchcock Hitchcock High School
6625 FM 2004
Kemah/Bacliff Target Friendswood Centennial Park
220 S. Friendswood
Galveston Ball High School
4115 Avenue Q
Kemah Target
255 Marina Bay
Centennial Park
League City Bay Colony Elementary

* hot meals
Hall Elementary

* hot meals
Ross Elementary

* hot meals
League Park
500 E. Main

* hot meals
270 and League City Parkway

* hot meals
2640 League City Parkway

* hot meals
Glenn Cove Neighborhood FM
2094 and Glenn Cove Blvd.

* hot meals
Clear Creek High School
La Marque
La Marque High School
Santa Fe

Liberty County

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office told 11 News three supply trucks came to the county Sunday, but they ran out of supplies. It was unclear when more would arrive.


The "Old Kroger Center"
South-West corner of SH 249 and FM 2920

Chambers County

Midtown Anahuac High School
305 Kansas
Winnie Area E. Chambers Elementary
East Fear Road
West Side Barbara Sill Middle School
9800 Eagle Drive
Baytown PCT 4 Courthouse Annex
7711 Highway 146

Fort Bend County

Rosenberg Lowes parking lot
Highway 36 and Highway 59

* opens 10 a.m. Tuesday (water and ice)
Missouri City City Hall
1522 Texas Parkway

* opens 8:30 a.m. Tues. (limited ice)
Sugar Land Mercer Stadium
16403 Lexington Blvd.

* opens 8:00 a.m. Tues. (limited ice)

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of Texas, will activate its transitional sheltering initiative to allow eligible Ike evacuees from Texas who cannot return to their homes to stay in hotels or motels until it is safe for them go home. FEMA will pay for the lodging directly to hotels and motels. A listing of participating hotels is available online at

Questions call: FEMA toll-free call centers at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

Houston Area Shelters

Greater Houston area red cross opens shelters for residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Ike.

The following shelters are currently open:
Winnie Stowell Community Center
202 S. Park
Winnie, TX 77665
Christbridge Fellowship Church
29510 TX 249 Business
Tomball, Texas 77375
American Legion Hall
1704 S. Main
Anahuac, Texas 77514
Peace Lutheran Church
6435 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, Texas 77505
First United Methodist Church
431 Eldridge
Sugarland, Texas 77478
First Assembly Church
601 S. Market St.
Brazoria, Texas 77422
Lindale Assembly of God
504 Caplin
Houston, Texas 77022
Richey Street Baptist Church
1010 S. Richey
Pasadena, Texas 77506
Family Faith Church
2407 Sam Houston Ave.
Huntsville, Texas 77320
Johnson Coliseum Sam Houston State University
1964 Bobby K. Marks
Huntsville, Texas 77320
Huntsville High School
650 FM 2821 E.
Huntsville, Texas 77320
Wooster Baptist Church
7007 Bayway Drive
Baytown, Texas 77520-1598
First Baptist of Dayton
202 East Houston
Dayton, Texas 77535

Current Shelter List information:
Phone:1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

People coming to Red Cross shelters should bring:
  • Pillows and bedding
  • diapers and formula for your children
  • prescription medicines
  • toiletries
  • food to meet any special dietary needs they may have
* These current shelters can not accommodate pets.

Houston area residents can call 211 for additional community resources.

Austin Shelters

Please contact the Austin Hurricane Hotline at 512-974-1110 to get the latest information about evacuations and evacuation center openings.

Texas Food Stamp Assistance

Texas Food Stamp Assistance by the Health and Human Services Commission:

Medications: "HHS declared Public Health Emergencies in Texas and Louisiana to ensure that individuals, including those enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) continue to receive their health care items and services. The action gives HHS' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' greater flexibility in meeting emergency health needs for its Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP beneficiaries.":
* Site also has general info on what the Dept. of Homeland Security is doing for Ike victims.


To aid victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike who live with serious mental illnesses, NAMI has established the NAMI Hurricane Relief Fund. To make donations to this fund, visit