NAMI Hurricane Relief Resource Guide
Please note: The resources listed in this document are based on information obtained from various sources and are subject to change and adjustment.
NAMI Hurricane Relief Fund
Donate today and support direct resources for people living with mental illness and their families affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Online Hurricane Resources: www.fema.gov
Online Individual Assistance Center: http://www.fema.gov/register.shtm
1-800-621-3362 (for missing relatives and online assistance for claims)
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration)
Online Resources: http://www.samhsa.gov/Matrix/professional_disaster.aspx
Resources for professionals and the public
For People with Mental Illness, resources for medication access and reentry into treatment are available at 800-789-2647
CDC (Center for Disease Control)
Online Resources: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/index.asp
Resources include Preventing Illnesses and Injury, Mental Health, Flood Recovery, Infectious Disease, Keeping Food and Water Safe, Cleaning up Safely, and Avoiding Carbon Monoxide as well as information specifically for health professionals and worker response and cleanup. 800-232-4636.
1-800-Help-Now for donor assistance
1-866-438-4636 for victim assistance and response assistance
Volunteer online: http://www.redcross.org/where/chapts.asp
Specific up-to-date Parish Information: http://www.wwl.com
*You can also call 311 for evacuation assistance.
Department of State Health Services:
Online Resources: www.dshs.state.tx.us
2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network
Outside of Texas: 1-888-312-4567
The 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network, a statewide telecommunications network, is providing around the clock information about evacuation, shelter, and general information, including:
- Shelter location information
- Information about access to available medical care, such as dialysis
- Requests for food
- Requests for prescription assistance
- Requests for diapers and formula
- Information related to accessing out of state Food Stamp benefits
- Reassurance to evacuees unable to contact loved ones
- Donation and volunteer information
Special telecommunications routing is established to enable the 25 2-1-1 centers to function as a single call center, taking calls in a round-robin fashion to ensure that hurricane callers receive priority access to a call specialist.
To aid victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike who live with serious mental illnesses, NAMI has established the NAMI Hurricane Relief Fund. To make donations to this fund, visit www.nami.org/HurricaneRelief.