JFS's role after a local disaster is to assist those who are impacted with long-term recovery case management. Partnering with other community groups who offer rescue and early stage relief, those who need more longer-term assistance can then work with JFS to navigate the journey to stabilization and recovery.
Experience has shown that there is typically a three to five year recovery for families whose lives were turned upside down by this type of event. JFS reminds those impacted that even after a family is resettled and furniture is replaced, family relationships, financial stability and a sense of personal security may still need to be addressed to complete a full recovery.
Case management services are underwritten by United Way of Greater Houston, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.
Disaster Recovery Services Offered:
- Providing case management to navigate families from recovery to resettlement
- Providing resources to locate temporary or long-term housing, furnishings and other immediate needs
- Providing immediate short-term financial aid
- Navigation of FEMA application and insurance benefits
- Providing access to volunteers to clients to help with packing and unpacking, cleaning, sorting through items, documenting losses
- Coordinating with local and national volunteer groups to "muck out" homes
- Providing counseling and support group services for children and adults
For any questions please contact Morgan Zeringue, Manager of Disaster Services.
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