The Tarnow Center knows that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on new obstacles for families.  There is increased stress related to being quarantined, financial implications, and children doing school from home.  We wanted to provide a list of resources that could help during these challenging times.  If you need more assistance or have any questions, please reach out to our office (713.621.9515)


American Psychiatric Association Coronavirus Resource


Mental Health Resources:

  • Free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line via Texas Health and Human Services,
    • available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 1-833-986-1919
  • Memorial Hermann Mental Health Crisis Clinics, 713-338-6422
  • Texana Crisis Hotline, 1-800-633-5686
  • Tri-County Crisis Hotline, 1-800-659-6997
  • Gulf Coast Center Crisis Hotline, 1-866-729-3848
  • Text Crisis Hotline, Text “Start” to 741741
  • Crisis Hotline, 1-832-416-1177
  • Suicide Hotline, 1-800-784-2433
  • Teen Talk, 832-416-1199
  • Teen Talk Text, 281-201-4430
  • Trevor Lifeline, 1-866-488-7386
  • Trevor Text, Text “Start” to 678678


Resources for Financial Assistance: 


Food, Bills, Rent

  • United Way 1-866-211-9966/ 713-957-4357
  • One Fair Wage Emergency Fund
  • Wellness Relief Fund
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Leveler
  • Rent Assistance
  • CrowdSource Rescue
  • Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries
  • Catholic Charities 713-526-4611
  • Disaster Housing Assistance Program 1-866-497-6036
  • Emergency Aid Coalition 713-522-5903
  • Red Cross 713-526-8300
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 713-718-3199
  • Houston Public Works 713-371-1400
  • Coalition for the Homeless 713-379-7514
  • Gulf Coast Community Services 713-393-4700
  • Harris County Community Services 832-927-4955
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston
  • Cy Hope 713-466-4673
  • Houston Charity Center 713-433-0334
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Mattress Mack, Gallery Furniture 713-694-5570


Financial Assistance Specific for Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Workers

  • Southern Smoke Foundation
  • Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
  • Restaurant Workers Relief Program at Riel Restaurant
  • Another Round, Another Rally
  • Lift Your Spirits
  • One Fair Wage
  • Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE)
  • The Dining Bond Initiative
  • Go Tip Em
  • Bartender Emergency Assistance Program


Financial Assistance for Small Businesses 

  • Texas Travel Alliance
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program


Free Internet for Students Who Don’t Have Access: 

  • 1-844-488-8398 via Spectrum 



Free Online Resources for Kids:




Art Class

  • Lunch doodle with Mo Willems weekdays at Noon, central time - 
    • Kids can also send in questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • A large variety of coloring pages for all ages




Resource for educational ideas, art and science projects, and projects kids can do on their own



Virtual Field Trips: 






Nature and National Parks 

  • Virtual Scuba Diving Trips via National Marine Sanctuaries
    • Explore the Florida Keys, Monterey Bay, and the Olympic Coast
  • Canadian Farm Tours
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Explore Polar Bears and The Tundra


World Wonders/Historical Sites







Theis Jalane

Jalane Theis, C-PNP, PMHNP-BC