Disaster Case Management
In 2022 and 2023, we provided assistance to both locally impacted Hurricane Ian victims (tornado in Kings Point/Delray Beach) and in sending needed support and supplies (primarily hygiene items) to our partners in the hardest hit areas on Florida's west coast. We also provided assistance to households displaced due to a tornado touching down in North Palm Beach in April 2023.
We currently do not have staff assigned to Disaster Recovery. When disasters hit our local area, we mobilize current staff assigned to other programs to step in and provide assistance as needed in addition to their regular duties.
Program Status: Inactive
Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Program was launched in 2017 when Hurricane Irma hit our service area. After two years, Catholic Charities closed the program due to allocated funds being exhausted. We stand ready to reopen this program when there is a need (national disaster declaration in our service area).
Nationally, Catholic Charities USA has expertise in disaster recovery and we are committed to this cause. Catholic Charities participates with Palm Beach County Emergency Services on the Long-Term Recovery Group. Should our diocese suffer a natural disaster severe enough to warrant an emergency declaration, we will re-launch this program to serve our community in a time of need.
In any emergency event, Catholic Charities Counseling Program is always a source of support to survivors. Referrals to our Counseling services can be made by calling 1-844-848-6777 or emailing Counseling@ccdpb.org.
When we are staffed with a dedicated disaster recovery team, services offered include:
- Case Management for disaster recovery
- Comprehensive Assessment of family needs
- Basic Needs Assistance (food, water, gift cards as available)
- Home Repair Assistance
- Information and Referrals
- Financial Assistance with housing/utilities (if eligible)
- Assistance in replacing damaged furniture and household goods (as available)
- Spanish & Creole speaking Case Managers
Helping individuals and families impacted by recent major disasters. Services are available to those living in the five county Diocese of Palm Beach, including, Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee.
1300 SE 10th Street
Stuart, FL 34996
1200 East Main Street
Pahokee, FL 33476
St. Francis Center
100 W. 20th Street
Riviera Beach, FL