Coping Skills & Behavioral Health Resources (Natural Disasters)
Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, to assist those that are having difficulty coping after a disaster. Courtesy of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration).
Natural Disasters and their Impact on Children and Families from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
Resources for Children and Youth During or After a Disaster. Courtesy of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration).
Sesame Street Hurricane Kit - Hurricanes, storms, and other natural disasters can be difficult for young children who may not fully understand what's going on around them. These tips, activities, and videos can help them feel safe, cope with emotions, and understand that there is hope for the future.
The Great Storm & Flood Recovery Children's Story & Activity Book (English) / Recuperación después de la gran tormenta y la inundación, Cuento Infantil y Cuaderno de Actividades. If you work with children, parents, grandparents, other relatives, or will be volunteering in the hurricane recovery efforts, the attached coloring book, which was written by Mike Conner, PsyD, in the 1990's, is a wonderful tool for helping children who have been impacted by the storm to understand their feelings and how to cope with them. Dr. Connor has granted permission for this to be Xeroxed and widely distributed, as long as it is not used for commercial purposes. (Spanish version was translated courtesy of the Childrens' Project Team of Project Recovery, Iowa Division of Mental Health and Disability Services.)
Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma. Courtesy of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration).
Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma: R U A Survivor of a Disaster or Other Trauma? How R U Doing?. Courtesy of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration).
Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Traumatic Event: Managing Stress. Courtesy of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration).
Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Traumatic Event: What To Expect in Your Personal, Family, Work, and Financial Life. Courtesy of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration).
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers. Courtesy of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration).
Disaster Assistance Guidebooks (Includes Shelters, Food & Comfort Locations)
Hurricane Sandy: Quick Reference Guide V.11.5.12 - LIPA Residential Energy Affordability Partnership Program (REAP).
Disaster Assistance Resources Guide Long Island Region - Nassau County and/or Suffolk County, Updated: Nov. 19, 2012. This resource guide is intended to help people locate assistance for needs caused by Hurricane Sandy. 2-1-1 Long Island is responsible for updating and distribution of this guide.
HessExpress.com - Visit Hess Express to find out up-to-date fuel inventory information in your area.
Government Assistance (FEMA & Others)
DisasterAssistance.gov is an easy to use Web site. The site provides information from 17 Federal agencies on how you might be able to get help before, during and after a disaster.
FEMA Housing Portal. The FEMA Housing Portal is intended to help individuals and families, who have been displaced by a disaster, find a place to live.
Gillibrand Disaster Relief Funding Assistance Hurricane Sandy Guidebook - A Guide to Disaster Assistance and Relief Funding: How to Navigate the Disaster Assistance Process.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento) and New York Education Law §3209. Many families have been forced to leave their homes and are temporarily residing with relatives, friends, or in motels or shelters. Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento) and New York Education Law §3209, these families are considered homeless and their children would have a right to return to their school district of origin, including the school building where previously enrolled...
Programs To Support Our Communities
Lending: Hurricane Relief Programs offered by NEFCU (NEFCU), a member-owned financial institution serving more than 120000 members in Nassau County, on Long Island in New York.