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Help available for Winter 2015 flood recovery

Help still available for those affected by Winter 2015 flooding

Springfield, Mo.––Hundreds of individuals were affected by the historic flooding that occurred in December 2015 and January 2016 across areas of southern Missouri. The floods were declared a national disaster, and there continue to be survivors that have not fully recovered. The Missouri Disaster Case Management Program (MoDCMP) recently selected Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri as the Provider Agency for Region B which includes counties in southern Missouri within the federal disaster declaration.

Under the MoDCMP, Catholic Charities assists flood survivors with unmet needs to identify and access community resources that may be available to help them fully recover. Unmet needs may include home repairs, replacing personal belongings,  and long-term needs related to financial, physical, emotional or spiritual well-being.

To identify those with disaster-caused needs, Catholic Charities will contact individuals who filed claims with FEMA. However,  the program is not limited to those who filed FEMA claims. Any survivor of these floods who has unmet needs may be eligible for assistance.

Below is the contact information for the Catholic Charities Disaster Case Managers assigned to each declared county of southern Missouri. If you or someone you know need further assistance in recovering from this disaster, please contact the Catholic Charities office serving your county. There is no charge for this service.

Barry, Barton, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald and Newton Counties
403 E. 4th St., Joplin

Greene, Hickory, Laclede, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster Counties
1055 S. Campbell, Springfield

Wright and Texas Counties
511 Main St., Van Buren

Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties
205 W. Malone, Ste. B, Sikeston

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is a faith-based 501(c)(3) agency whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate social services that meet local needs. CCSOMO provides a wide variety of programs throughout the 39 southernmost counties of Missouri, including Homelessness Prevention, Support Services for Veterans, LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home, Service Coordination for the Developmentally Disabled, Parenting and Pregnancy Support, Disaster Response and Recovery, and Home Repairs for disaster survivors, low-income families and seniors. CCSOMO serves all in need without regard to religion, race, or nationality.