As a result of damages created by Hurricane Harvey,
MCH is in contact with:

Families and guardians of all our residential residents to make them aware of our ability to:
     1) Serve additional siblings/relatives who need residential care and meet our criteria;
     2) Admit family members not currently placed in residential care into our in-home programs during this time.
More than 30 percent of the young people in our residential care come from the greater Houston and East Texas areas.

MCH Family Outreach staff for real-time updates on conditions in the greater Houston, Coastal Bend, Bryan/College Station (Brazos Valley), and Tyler service areas.

MCH foster families living in our service areas impacted by the storm. All have reported they are safe and have approved emergency action plans in place.

 Our in-home clients who have been displaced by the storms. All these families are being informed that the following options are available to them through MCH:
     1) Continued financial and family services similar to those they are currently receiving;
     2) Increased assistance if needed;
     3) Temporary or long-term residential placement for children in one of our foster homes and/or at the Waco campus or Boys Ranch;
     4) Assistance locating additional local resources connected to relief efforts.

Leadership from UMCOR, UMA, Central Texas Conference, Texas Conference, and Rio Texas Conference to let them know that MCH is ready to collaborate with them and others on efforts to serve children, youth and families in the areas impacted by the storm.

• Leadership of our Alumni Association to help them communicate to Alumni in the storm impacted areas about the services we offer through our after-care programs.

Sister agencies in the areas impacted by the storm to offer emergency placement on our Waco area residential campuses and/or to help facilitate collaborations with some of the organizations MCH works with who might be able to be a resource. A residential children's home from East Texas is currently staying with us on one of our Waco area residential campuses.

State officials to inform them of our plans of service for all CPS children as well as our availability to provide counselors and other assistance at emergency shelter that are serving children, youth and families.