Disaster Relief Services
Responding to natural disasters that impact Northeast Florida
In 2017, Northeast Florida was hit with a devastating storm, Hurricane Irma. This Category
5 storm wreaked havoc to Baker, Clay, Duval and Nassau counties, leaving many without
power, their homes damaged or stranded in a hotel out of state. Catholic Charities
responded immediately, deploying our Disaster Relief services in partnership with United
Way 2-1-1 and the First Coast Relief Fund efforts.
We are proud to have been able to provide services to 472 households in our community. We provided mortgage/ rent assistance, utility assistance, shelter/temporary housing, food, water, clothing and other immediate needs such as hygiene kits, mattresses, nebulizers, and refrigerators.
While the short-term needs have been addressed, our community and Catholic Charities
have moved into long-term recovery efforts. In working with other non-profit agencies
in the wake of Hurricane Irma, we have identified the need for long-term disaster case
management, which will focus on home repairs that have not yet been addressed.
Our caseworkers will work with agencies within Jacksonville’s Long-Term Recovery Organization (LTRO) to screen and prioritize those homes that are in most need of repairs to make them habitable and healthy.
For a referral, please call United Way.
Dial 2-1-1 or (904) 632-0600.