National VOADs Project Comeback: Texas

Project Comeback: TEXAS is an innovative consortium of five national agencies coordinated by National VOAD to provide case management to people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas.

As a result of the unique scope and scale of the recovery needs caused by Hurricane Harvey, FEMA reached out to NVOAD to seek a non-traditional approach to disaster case management service provision. The resulting agreement has NVOAD’s members working in parallel with State of Texas Disaster Case Management Program grantees.

Project Comeback: TEXAS will serve an estimated 12,000 cases in 33 of the 41 federally declared counties with a total of 345 case managers.   

The five National VOAD agencies participating in the consortium are:



a domestic disaster response agency of the Islamic faith

Lutheran Disaster Response

the domestic disaster ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Disaster Services Corp Society of St. Vincent de Paul - USA

the national council of the Society St. Vincent de Paul’s Disaster Services Corporation (DSC)

United Methodist Committee on Relief

the global humanitarian aid and development agency of The United Methodist Church

Catholic Charities USA


the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church

Each of these five national organizations is working locally with organizations that are already established in their communities.

To seek assistance, please call The United Way Texas Help Line: 2-1-1. They will refer you to a partner agency working in your county.

To qualify for assistance, survivors must reside in one of the 33 federally individual assistance declared counties in Texas where Project Comeback: TEXAS is serving. Individuals and families without US citizenship are eligible to receive services in this program. Services are provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, creed or sexual orientation.