Hurricane Recovery Resources
Last updated: 11/07/2022

There will be mental health resources posted here as well as general resources that can be a benefit to you. This will be separated into a series of categories- if you know of any resources that might be helpful that are not listed here, feel free to message me any additional resources.

State Assistance Information Line- 800-342-3557

General Answers/Info- 2-1-1 (or call 239-263-421 if 2-1-1 isn’t working and in SWFL)

Florida Power and Light Outage Updates- 800-468-8243

Lee County Electric Cooperative Outage Updates- 239-656-2300

Collier County Sheriff’s Office Wellness Check Line- 239-252-9300

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Wellness Check Line- 239-477-1000

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Wellness Check Line- 941-639-2101

Disaster Distress Helpline– 800-986-5990

FEMA Relief- https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4673/designated-areas

Individual and organizational relief aid applications are now active for the following counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole.

You can find a link to the policy manual here with all the info. you need to know on qualifying for FEMA relief- https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_pappg-v4-updated-links_policy_6-1-2020.pdf

FEMA Resources- https://www.fema.gov/disaster/hurricane-ian

Emergency Unemployment

Individuals (and organizations on behalf of individuals) can apply for emergency unemployment benefits if their work is disrupted/no longer exists as a result of the storm. You can find that link here: https://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/apply-for-benefits

SBA Disaster Relief

The US Small Business Administration has opened up applications for businesses of all kinds and homeowners needing loans to help recover from the effects of Hurricane Ian. This is for funding AFTER FEMA Disaster Relief. You will find all relevant information here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance/hurricane-ian

Donations

Be mindful of who you are donating to. Support local non-profit charities when possible to avoid fraudulent organizations. Here are some good, reputable places to donate:

Money

Blood

 

Volunteer Opportunities

There are some both general and mental health specific volunteer opportunities available. Here are a few that are specific to Hurricane Ian recovery:

Volunteer Florida- https://volunteer.volunteerflorida.org/search?

Red Cross- https://www.redcross.org/local/florida/south-florida/volunteer.html

 

Food Pantries and Supplies

Mental Health Disaster Resources

Mental Health First Aid Training (open to anyone; helpful for clinicians to know)- https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

 

This page will be updated frequently as new resources or initiatives become available. Please reference back to this as you can for more resources.

Storm Resources

Emergency Resources

Refer to the Informed Consent for more resource listings.