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NAMI Hurricane Relief Resource Guide
General Resources

Please note: The resources listed in this document are based on information obtained from various sources and are subject to change and adjustment.


General Resources

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.
http://www.nami.org/HurricaneRelief

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.

Red Cross
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

Louisiana Resources

Specific up-to-date Parish Information: http://www.wwl.com
Parish Emergency Management Sheriff Department
St. Tammany 985-898-2359 985-898-2338
Orleans 504-658-8700 504-827-8505
*You can also call 311 for evacuation assistance.
St. Bernard 504-278-4267 504-271-2501
Plaquemines 504-297-5671 504-564-2525
Jefferson 504-349-5360 504-349-5322
LaFourche 985-537-7603 985-532-2808
Terrebone 985-873-6357 985-876-2500
Assumption 985-369-7386 985-369-2912
St. Martin 337-394-3071 337-394-3071
St. Mary 985-385-2600 337-828-1960
Iberia 337-369-4427 337-369-3711
Calcasieu 337-721-3800 337-491-3600
Jefferson Davis 337-821-2100 337-821-2100
Lafayette 337-291-5075 337-232-9211
Acadia 337-783-4357 337-788-8700
Vermillion 337-898-4308 337-893-0871
Cameron 337-775-7048 337-775-5111


Texas Resources

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.


Donations

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.


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