Deadline nears for Ike assistance services
Hurricane Ike victims who still need assistance in recovering from the storm can contact the Recovery for Ike Survivors Enterprise program to register for case-management services.
The deadline to enroll in the program is July 31.
"We want to ensure that anyone who still needs these services is able to receive them," said Heather Gatlin, vice president for Lutheran Social
Services Disaster Response, the organization that leads the RISE program, in a press release. "We are encouraging people who still have unmet needs from Hurricane Ike to learn more about our program and to consider registering for our services."
The RISE program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
RISE disaster-case management services are available through a collaborative network of 10
local agencies in 16 Texas counties including Brazoria and Galveston.
To be eligible for services, individuals must:
Be a Hurricane Ike survivor and live in one of the 16 counties served by RISE;
Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident;
Not be receiving disaster case management services from the
Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), or from another disaster
case management program.
For more information, call 1- 888-IKE-RISE
(1-888-453-7473) or visit www.texasrise.org.
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