The Disaster Resilience & Recovery team’s mission is to gather impactful research and data that will help prioritize the needs of children’s safety, healing, and long term recovery from natural disasters. Disaster Resilience & Recovery team works to: collaborate with organizations engaged in disaster preparedness, research the impact natural disasters has had on children, provide educational and community resources to the public.

The Disaster Resilience & Recovery team attends meetings and presentations to provide updates to members of the Children’s Resiliency Collaborative (CRC) and other organizations that focus on equitable disaster recovery.


1. Conduct research on Texas children who have been impacted by natural disasters in the Greater Houston Area.

2. Advocate for policies that will aid in children’s ability to recover and remain resilient in future storms.

3. Amplify the voices of children regarding their short and long term recovery needs after a natural disaster.

4. Disseminate information regarding meetings, events, and community resources relating to disaster relief and recovery.


Texas Continues To Recover: Two Years After Harvey

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made land fall outside of Rockport Texas. This storm would proceed to affect 13 million people, cause $125 billion dollars in damages, and take the lives of 94 individuals. Although the threat of the storm is no longer present, Texans continue to face obstacles in obtaining necessary repair the material and psycho-emotional damages Hurricane Harvey left behind. Among those still coping are children. It is estimated that three million children were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. This report provides information and resources on the recovery process, providing a high-level overview of different communities of children and families; with a heavy emphasis on the Greater Houston Area.

Still At Risk: Children One Year After Hurricane Harvey

The Still at Risk: Children One Year After Hurricane Harvey report highlights the challenges of many factors following Hurricane Harvey and provides specific recommendations to better help children and families in recovery as well as to protect children in the lead up to and during the next disaster to hit America. To read this report written by both CHILDREN AT RISK and Save The Children, please click the button below.


Texas Continues to Recover: Two Years After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made landfall outside of Rockport, Texas on August 25, 2017, as a Category 4 storm.  The storm proceeded to affect 13 million people and cause $125 billion in damage. It produced a maximum inundation level of six to ten feet above ground level, a...

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Be Prepared: 2019 Hurricane Season is Here

By Champale Watkins, Disaster Recovery and Research Intern As we prepare for the 2019 hurricane season, it is important to begin thinking about how to prepare in case a hurricane strikes and evacuation is necessary. When a storm is near it is difficult and time...

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Check out these videos on the SAY Houston app. The app was created and coded by three high school students to give children the chance to share their experience with Hurricane Harvey. These videos include the creators of SAY Houston as well as a Demo video to see how the app works.