Published on October 5, 2012
It has been about a month since Hurricane Isaac came to town and there are still several areas where conditions are very reminiscent of Katrina – gutted homes and belongings line streets, no open businesses open for miles and many people left under the stress of rebuilding their homes and lives. CCANO case managers and counselors are still out in the field, ministering and caring for those recovering from Hurricane Isaac. So, “Where y’at?” you say? Check out where CCANO has case managers, counselors and comfort sites currently available post-Isaac. If you are someone you know are in need of assistance, please call our Care Line at 866-891-2210.
We will have 10 case managers, 6 crisis counselors, a clinical social worker, and 2 interns working in the field either part or full-time with the victims of the hurricane in the following areas:
- St. Anthony Church, Lafitte
- Ascension of Our Lord, LaPlace
- St. Thomas, Pointe a la Hache
- St. Patrick, Port Sulphur
- Assumption Church, Braithwaite
- Disaster Recovery Centers in: Jefferson, St. John, St. Tammany, and Plaquemines
- Covington Food Bank
- Our Lady of Lourdes, Violet
The following services are currently being provided:
- St. Anthony: case management
- Ascension of Our Lord: counseling, case management-case load over 50, donations are still available
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help: case management and distributions on limited days
- St. Thomas: Distribution, case management, counseling
- St. Patrick: Distribution, case management, counseling
- Assumption Church: Comfort station where food, water, cleaning supplies, etc. are distributed; a trailer has been loaned and will serve as office space for case management, Operation Helping Hands, and the pastor
- Disaster Recovery Centers: case management and crisis counseling
- Covington Food Bank: case management
- Our Lady of Lourdes: case management
- Crisis counselors are providing services door-to-door in Plaquemines
- Cornerstone builders have helped clean up Lafitte and Irish Bayou
Operation Helping Hands officially began work Thursday, September 27th in Ironton and Port Sulphur. Crews have worked on 13 homes in LaPlace and 2 in Plaquemine. We plan to have 4 crews of 5 workers to meet gutting and other labor needs. Please call our Care Line if you or someone you know are in need of Operation Helping Hands assistance.
We’ve had an outpouring of volunteer assistance in the weeks following Hurricane Isaac. Thanks to all the many groups and individuals who dedicated their time to helping their neighbors in need.
As always, we continue to coordinate donations and collaborate with local and national organizations and leaders to address the needs of those affected by Hurricane Isaac.