Director: Randi Fertitta
2780 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77703
Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas’ Disaster Response Program strives to meet the needs of our nine county service area to assist with mitigation, preparation, relief and recovery efforts in response to and anticipation of disasters, as well as to coordinate these efforts with other organizations throughout the communities. It is our mission to provide services impartially, without regard to race, gender or religious affiliation, and to focus our efforts on individuals considered the most vulnerable in times of disaster. We primarily focus on three areas of service:
Catholic Charities performs as early responders by coordinating and collaborating with first-line responders such as the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and Emergency Management. Relief efforts focus on individual emergency needs in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Disaster Relief includes the establishment of Community Resource Sites for distribution of essential items such as food, water and cleaning and hygiene supplies. Financial assistance, in the form of gift cards or vouchers, may also be provided to eligible clients for the purchase of items to meet emergency needs.
Catholic Charities provides Disaster Recovery Case Management to assist individuals affected by a disaster in developing and implementing a Disaster Recovery Plan and with accessing resources in the community. In addition, Catholic Charities may provide additional financial assistance during the recovery stage to assist eligible families with purchasing items needed to complete their Recovery Plan.
PREPARATION & MITIGATION:
Catholic Charities works collaboratively with other community organizations and government entities year-round to develop effective mechanisms to respond in a coordinated effort in the event of a disaster. In addition, these organizations work collectively to provide information and resources to the community to assist with disaster preparation and mitigation efforts.
Click here to link to TexasPrepares helpful resources for disaster preparation and mitigation
Click here to link to www.accessibleemergencyinfo.com. This resource offers emergency preparedness information for the disabled, including sign language and Braille materials
Click here to view, print, or email a copy of Disaster Response Program brochure