Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Home Blessings

If your home was damaged due to Hurricane Harvey and the floods, your parish would like to come and pray with you and ask for God’s blessing for you, your family and your home.
Lay ministers and clergy will be sent to parishioners’ homes that were damaged and had to be rebuilt and repaired to pray and ask for the Lord’s blessings.

To schedule a home blessing, please contact the parish office, 281.497.1500.

Long term Support

SJV’s Disaster Relief Ministry, along with the HOPE Network and several ministries and groups within the parish, are assisting parishioners and neighbors with the long-term recovery.

If you have been affected by the flooding and are in need of assistance, please contact Social Service Ministries at 281.497.4434 or email us. Please be sure to provide us with a phone number where you can be reached during office hours.


As so many of our staff, parish leaders and volunteers are flood victims or had to evacuate, we have created a Hurricane Harvey Disaster Fund in our efforts to mobilize much needed assistance in our community. Please make your donation to St. John Vianney Disaster Relief.

Donate Online

If you have any questions, please contact Belinda LeBouef at 281.497.1500
All donations are tax deductible


FEMA Applications and Appeals:
The deadline to apply for transitional shelter assistance was November 6, 2017. The deadline to apply for assistance through FEMA was November 24, 2017. For more information, please visit the FEMA website.

Contact Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) for their Home Care Cupboard at 713.468.4516.

For Disaster Unemployment, click here to apply online for benefits or call 1.800.939.6631. You can also contact MAM’s Employment Program at 713.468.4516 or schedule an appointment with one of SJV’s Job Coaches.

Contact MAM at 713.468.4516, ext. 104.

Legal Assistance:
Lone Star Legal Aid, 1.800.504.7030.

Crisis Counseling:
Contact Catholic Charities at 713.874.6590. 3 free crisis counseling sessions available to those who were affected by Harvey; counselors available here at SJV on Thursdays.

Disaster Financial Planning:
HOPE Coalition America free financial services include: FEMA applications and appeals, home inspections and repair contracts, small business recovery, assistance obtaining copies of destroyed documents, insurance claims assistance and appeals, disaster recovery budget, financial counseling, assistance negotiating and working with your creditors, managing mortgage payments on a destroyed home.  For assistance call 1.888.388.HOPE (1.888.388.4673). Click here for more information

Assistance with repairs:
For individuals 62 and older, contact Rebuild Together, 713.659.2511.

Financial Assistance:

Replacing Lost/Damaged Documents:
Visit Senator John Cornyn’s website or Operation HOPE at 1.888.388.4673.