As of the end of March, State funding for Case Managers that will work with the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group (LTFRG) has been received and the hiring process is now officially in full throttle.
“Catholic Charities is handling the selection and hiring of Case Managers and should complete their process soon,” assures LTFRG Manager Sue Anderson.
Flood survivors with unmet needs who have submitted their information through the Flood Recovery hotline (303-442-2178) or the World Renew Walk-in Centers (via “The Green Shirts”) in February will be assigned a case manager. This case manager will work one-on-one with residents to build a recovery plan and connect qualified residents with resources.
Many residents are starting to realize exactly what “long-term” recovery means. For many of us, this is a process that will take many months to complete. As we move forward it is important to remember that for many flood survivors, the experience is far from over, and support for those families needs to continue. Mental Health support may also be a necessity for flood survivors as they navigate the recovery process, information about vouchers and other options can be found on the Mental Health page.
There are also a lot of residents who did not register with the LTFRG early on and who are only beginning to realize that they need help. It is not too late. Please help pass the word that they may still call the Flood Recovery hotline above and begin the process, or visit the Get Help page to fill out an intake form online.
At this point, the LTFRG is dealing with 700-800 cases across Boulder County. Cases are expected to be open for at least the next 18 months. The LTFRG is currently working on fundraising projects to help flood survivors travel as far down the road to recovery as possible.