General Crisis and Emergency Services
FLOOD RECOVERY HOUSING & SUPPORT SERVICE
After 20 months, the Micah Projects Flood Recovery Housing and Support Service ceased operating on the 30th September 2012. Micah Projects was involved in flood recovery from the very first days of the devastating 2011 floods, when we assisted at the RNA Evacuation Centre.
The Australian Government and the Queensland Government originally provided funding through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) for a 12 month period during the flood recovery process. Micah Projects were successful in gaining an additional 6 months funding, which allowed us to continue providing assistance until the 30th September 2012.
Though Micah Projects Flood Recovery Housing and Support Service came to an end on the 30th September 2012, there are still a number of agencies and service providers who will continue operating beyond this date, whom flood-affected people can approach for assistance.
Specifically for Flood Victims:
Dept of Communities Recovery Hotline
1800 173 349
Queensland Health Recovery and Resilience Team
(07) 3089 4162
Provides clinical community outreach services to help infants, children, young people and adults, recover from the social and emotional impacts from the floods and cyclones. This program focuses on individuals and communities to rebound from adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or other stresses and to go on with life with a sense of mastery, competence and hope.
(07) 3028 9000
The Mental Health Disaster Recovery Program provides support to individuals 16 years and over in their recovery from the recent natural disasters, and to help communities to build resilience.
Brisbane City Council
(07) 3403 8888
1800 177 135 (toll free in Australia)
A 24-hour hotline for people needing help following a disaster.
1800 173 349 (toll free in Australia)
For information about disaster recovery funds for affected communities.
Australian Red Cross
Phone (07) 3367 7222
Freecall 1300 554 419
The Australian Red Cross supports and visits people in communities where disaster has occurred to check on their wellbeing and make referrals to other agencies.
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