The disaster relief links page is something we hope to never need, but living Connecticut we all remember super storm Sandy, some people lost everything. Flooding, hurricanes, and non natural disasters like a house fires are emotional traumas that can lead to a mental health crisis, or for someone fighting addiction, a possible relapse. As mental health advocates we understand how stress can be, and is in most cases a contributing factor to mental illnesses. It takes time to rebuild your life after an event like these, just remember, you are not alone.
American Red Cross in Connecticut: Headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut, our region serves more than 3.5 million people throughout Connecticut. The first office of the American Red Cross in Connecticut was established in 1898. Throughout its history, the Red Cross in Connecticut has provided comfort, help and hope to local families affected by fires, hurricanes, winter storms, floods and other disasters.
The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut: Disaster Response – Parishes have resources they can make available in the wake of a disaster, and many do, offering use of kitchens, generators, large parking lots, and more. During the emergency plan development process we can help you determine what resources you have, how to make them available, and what training or certifications you may need to obtain.
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7/365 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
Location: National Resource
The Salvation Army: While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army’s EDS consists of several basic services. While these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, The Salvation Army’s disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.
The following section are links to self help guides that offer suggestions on how to recover or make choices after a natural disaster. While they do not offer immediate help in a crisis, the information they have could be useful in rebuilding your life after the dust settles.
Rebuilding After Disaster: Do you Stay or Leave
Disaster Recovery: Getting the Most from Your Homeowners Insurance
Buying or Selling a Car After a Disaster
Salvaging Possession and Valuables After Disaster
Picking up the Pieces After Disaster