CCSOMO provides short-term and long-term recovery services to individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters like tornados, floods, and other catastrophes. Catholic Charities responds both immediately and for the long haul, helping survivors get back on their feet.
Immediately following the devastating Joplin tornado of 2011, CCSOMO, with the help of generous donations, was successful in providing a vast amount of case management services that included providing necessities, locating housing for the displaced and guiding survivors through the process of qualifying for and accessing newly available resources. As time passed, we transitioned into long-term recovery services, including rebuilding damaged and destroyed homes, providing assistance in achieving sustainability, and offering professional counseling to cope with the stresses and changes related to a disaster. Thousands of individuals were helped to get their lives back on track. In addition, hundreds of families in southeastern Missouri have been assisted over the past years in response to the tornadoes and floods that ravaged that part of the state.
Our Rebuilding Homes/Rebuilding Lives program continues to repair and rebuild homes destroyed or damaged in natural disasters. Please click here for more information.
CCSOMO continues to offer both short and long-term recovery assistance for those affected by natural disasters. We work in collaboration with government agencies, other non-profits, area churches, and county Long-Term Recovery Committees. Our dedicated case managers listen to our clients’ stories, help them identify their needs, locate resources and assist them in developing a long term recovery plan that will lead to self sufficiency.
When natural disasters strike, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has specially trained staff to help survivors on their road back home!