OLYMPIA –After a natural disaster, many people want to help those affected, but they are at a loss for what to do. Case management helps survivors recover by through in-depth assessments of their needs and the development of a recovery plan.
This kind of help is critical to long-term stability and recovery for families and individuals affected by disasters and is often provided through a Long-Term Recovery Organization such as the Thurston County Long-Term Recovery Organization founded in 2008. The case manager explores available resources and options, and links clients to a wide range of agencies and faith-based groups that might assist with materials, volunteer labor and/or funds.
Learn how to conduct effective case management at a free training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 30 and 31 at First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. The training will be presented by the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Space is limited, so register early with Brett DeMond at 360-482-3037 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Thurston County Long-Term recovery organization and to find out how to volunteer, call Sara Ballard at 360-741-2625 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.