HURRICANE ISAAC RELIEF RESOURCES
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans continues its mission of service to the poor and vulnerable by providing services to those suffering the effects of Hurricane Isaac. Staff are in the field offering crisis counseling, case management and coordination.
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE OR WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH CATHOLIC CHARITIES ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS, PLEASE CALL OUR CARE LINE 866-891-2210
Disaster Case Management Available for Louisianians Still Impacted by Hurricane Isaac
DCFS announces $8 million grant program
April, 3, 2013 BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today released details about $8 million in disaster case management services that are now available in 26 parishes for individuals and families still recovering from 2012′s Hurricane Isaac.
Anyone who was impacted by Hurricane Isaac, resided in one of 26 parishes (below) on August 28 and 29, 2012, and can demonstrate they have unmet needs may be eligible for disaster case management. The program is not designed to provide direct aide, but will help link families to available services and resources, such as long-term sustainable housing, employment, furniture, appliances and counseling.
Individuals and families interested in case management services can call 1-866-891-2210 for more information. Click here to read the full release.
FEMA Link: Hurricane Isaac Six Months Later: $500 Million in Recovery Dollars – and Counting
BATON ROUGE, La. – In the nearly six months since Hurricane Isaac thrashed Louisiana, recovery has progressed for survivors, businesses and communities.
Click here for a snapshot from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the state and federal assistance dollars approved to date and some milestones reached since the Aug. 29 disaster declaration.
Survivors in Louisiana who have questions regarding their FEMA Individual Assistance may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Survivors who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362.
More information on Louisiana disaster recovery is available online at www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. FEMA is also on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion6 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA.
Operation Helping Hands
Operation Helping Hands, a program of Catholic Charities since 2005, brings together volunteers to paint and rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Katrina for elderly and disabled storm victims. The program has begun ramping down services and is no longer accepting new volunteer groups or clients. The focus of Operation Helping Hands is currently to rebuild homes containing defective drywall previously rebuilt by volunteers. If you or you know someone in need of house gutting due to Isaac, please contact our Care Line at 866-891-2210. If you are interested in volunteering for projects like OHH, please click here to sign up!
The Scope of Our Work
Hurricane Katrina - Operation Helping Hands is privileged to have welcomed 29,730 volunteers to New Orleans from 2005-2012. The volunteers came from across the U.S. and sometimes from across the globe to give 850,184 hours of time to rebuild Katrina-damaged homes of elderly and disabled New Orleanians. In sum, the volunteers gutted 1,983 homes, rebuilt 211 homes and painted 413 homes.
Hurricane Isaac - In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, Operation Helping Hands continues to help homeowners in Plaquemines and St. John the Baptist Parishes who were affected by this devastating storm. So far OHH, in conjunction with Cornerstone Builders and Community Staffing Services (CSS), has completed 62 projects. Several volunteer groups have also helped out in both locations. OHH and its partners have done everything from gutting and cleaning out household items to hanging drywall and finishing it, as well as doing home rebuild assessments to help the long term recovery group.