COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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Everyone is feeling the effects of COVID-19 and the new restrictions we all must adhere to in order to keep our families, friends, and neighbors safe. It is time to LIVE UNITED. Do your part to support our community during this crisis and beyond!

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County is working a modified schedule from 8 am – 4 pm. No one other than key staff members are allowed into the building until further notice.  We are still actively supporting the community. UW is in constant communication with community leaders and service providers. We are working to coordinate resources for local families and individuals impacted by the health crisis and coinciding financial fears we are facing today and for the immediate future.  

Your United Way is:

  • United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County has established the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. UWGBACC is raising funds to help alleviate the burden it has on individuals’ well-being and basic needs. This fund is beyond the annual fundraising effort that will still need your support.
  • Tracking resources and anticipating future needs in order to identify additional support that will be needed;
  • In communication with local nonprofit partners to get frequent updates on their work and if there are increased demands that need supported;
  • Providing updates to 2-1-1 Texas, a free helpline, to increase accuracy on currently available resources; and
  • Promoting volunteer opportunities, which are limited due to this crisis.

Resources and Critical Information (updated frequently) click on links

Food Distribution – click to seethe  Baytown OR Chambers County current list of local drive-up distribution sites

Houston Food Bank– click to see current list of services available

2-1-1 Texas: Dial 211 or (877) 541-7905 to get help accessing needed resources in your community

Centers for Disease Control to learn how COVID-19 spreads and best way to protect yourself

To support first responders, community leaders and under-insured Texans,  Texas Psychological Association's TPA Pro Bono Project: COVID-19 provides up to 2 hours of free mental health services for qualifying Texans. Click here, TPA Pro Bono Project or email

Texas Department of Health and Human Services to search for programs and services

Chambers County Government, Chambers County Health, Harris County Government, and Harris County Public Health websites have frequent updates posted

AARP Texas learn how to get connected to avoid the feeling of isolation caused by COVID-19

DePelchin Children’s Center for mental health support

Chambers County Health is open and providing updates

Houston Methodist Baytown has updated information about accessing the hospital

Legacy Community Health San Jacinto Clinic has updated information about clinic hours and other COVID-19 information. On March 31st they opened a virtual pediatric clinic - they are ready to help children with sick, well, behavioral health appointments - including new patients ages 0-17 in the Houston area.

Texas Workforce Solutions “Connecting you with opportunity.”

Sterling Municipal Library is offering curbside pickup - call 281-427-7331 x2 or Email Library

Your United Way has an e-library with free books to read online, that include unlimited access to numerous eBooks and other fun.

The Stratford Branch Library in Highlands is closed due to the COVID-19 virus.

All branches of the Chambers County Library are closed due to the COVID-19 virus. 

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is providing virtual programming to members AND non-members to keep girls learning! Visit