Flood RecoveryA special request is being made for pastors, retired teachers, and anyone with a counseling or social work background to assist with the long term recovery of our neighbors who were adversely affected by the floodwaters of 2018.

Jim Smart from Link to Hope has been selected to serve as Chairman of the Marshall County Long Term Recovery Operations Case Management Committee. Smart said, “We are actively seeking volunteer case managers to partner with disaster-affected individuals or families to plan and achieve realistic goals for recovery.”

A Disaster Case Manager is a skilled helper that partners with a disaster-affected individual or family in order to plan for and achieve realistic goals for recovery following a disaster. This comprehensive and holistic Disaster Case Management approach to recovery extends beyond providing relief, providing a service, or meeting urgent needs. The Disaster Case Manager serves as a primary point of contact, assisting the client in coordinating necessary services and resources to address the client’s complex disaster recovery needs in order to re-establish normalcy. Disaster Case Managers rely on the client to play an active or lead role in his/her own recovery. The disaster case management process involves:

· Outreach

· Screening and Intake for Case Management Services

· Assessment of Disaster Recovery Needs

· Recovery Planning

· Action and Advocacy (Coordination & Implementation)

· Monitoring Recovery Progress

· Closure

A two-day training will be required to participate as a Disaster Case Manager. Training will start this week.  There are several

proposed two day training dates (from 9 am to 4 pm):

Thurs/Fri March 15-16

Wed/Thur March 21-22

Thurs/Fri March 22-23

Tues/Wed March 27-28

Wed/Thurs March 28-29


If you are interested in helping your community please contact Jim Smart @ 574-540-9241