The Mental Health and Spiritual Care Committee of the Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group is currently compiling a referral list for mental health and social service providers working in Sandy-affected areas of Brooklyn. With this in mind, we are asking mental health, emotional care, and social service providers to fill out this survey about their organizations and services (if you would like to be included on the referral list): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/175LOSburBhox-CHiLA2fCk8cpCU3GEc-aNc-nMf6Ijc/viewform
Once compiled, this referral list will be distributed amongst Disaster Case Managers and other front line service providers. We will also be putting together a flyer for the public from this information.
If you have questions or comments, please contact Jeff Mathias at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope all is well,
The Mental Health and Spiritual Committee
There are a number of job opportunities available at OEM. Click here to view the listings.
Kudos to our members and partners who gave generously of their time for Liz Robbins’ article , After the Storm, 20 Months in Limbo, which was published at the end of June and highlighted the collaborative nature of Sandy recovery with a focus on Brooklyn.
May and June have been good months for Sandy recovery in Brooklyn. The DCM committee is now working with rebuild and volunteer organizations active in the borough and have established a mechanism to vet cases for rebuild. Cases are first brought to the DCM Committee, where experienced case managers go over client qualifications to create a solid case to present to the Construction/Volunteer committee. This simple method saves a lot of work for the rebuild and volunteer organizations, enabling them to focus on returning Brooklyn Sandy survivors back into safe households.
Next DCM meeting: Tuesday June 24th at 10am. The Location: Catholic Charities, 191 Joralemon St, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
CONTINUE THE MISSION WITH US: All DCMP and non DCMP providers are welcome. For more information or to receive a copy of the guidelines, contact Dana F. Nelson email@example.com.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a series of changes to the Build It Back program. His administration released a report on the City’s recovery process so far and the changes going forward. Please find the report here. Some highlights include:
The Canarsie Coalition Sandy Resource Forum will take place tonight, Monday April 7th at Beraca Baptist Church, 9602 Flatlands Avenue, at 6:30pm.
Were you affected by Super Storm Sandy? Do you own a home? Have flood insurance questions? Need updates about your Build it Back application? Do you still need help?
Then this FREE event is for you!
Please join the Canarsie Coalition on Monday April 7th at 6:30pm at Beraca Baptist Church (9602 Flatlands Avenue Brooklyn,NY 11236) for a Sandy Disaster Resource Forum!
Come and gain access to Sandy Disaster Recovery Resources, including updates to your NYC Build it Back applications and get your concerns addressed.
Help your neighbors with a door knocking campaign to NYC Build it Back applicants who have been unresponsive to numerous outreach attempts like calls, emails, and mail. Meet at 9530 Avenue L.
Contact Chelsea O’Neil, firstname.lastname@example.org or call cellphone (646 479 8223) to volunteer.