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Update from NYC Emergency Management and Citizen Corps

Please read the latest update from the city regarding winter storm Niko.

WE NEED YOU… to fill out the Mental Health Survey

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):

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

Hope all is well,

The Mental Health and Spiritual Committee

Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group featured in NYT: After the Storm, 20 Months in Limbo

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.

Construction/Volunteer Committee holds joint meeting with DCMs

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

CANARSIE Outreach to Unresponsive Build it Back Applicants

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, or call cellphone (646 479 8223) to volunteer.

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