Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Mental Health Benefit Program for Hurricane Evacuees

Subject: Mental Health Benefit Program for Hurricane Evacuees
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 11:01:20 -0500

As part of our goal to continue assisting our 2005 Hurricane season clients we are pleased to announce a new initiative. The American Red Cross Hurricane Recovery Program has introduced Access to Care, a benefit program that removes financial barriers to mental health and substance abuse treatment for people affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
Access to Care provides assistance with counseling, medication or substance abuse treatment, and can cover treatment received anywhere in the country, when received by a licensed provider of your choice. Services are covered from August 30, 2005 until April 30, 2008.
Access to Care is a part of the Hurricane Recovery Program, an initiative of the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross.

As the Access to Care representative for the state of Georgia, I would love to have the opportunity to meet with you and the county collaboratives in your respective regions to provide you with more information about the program. If you are interested, or are aware of other community agencies, providers, faith-based organizations, or state offices that may benefit from gaining more knowledge about the program in order to continue to serve individuals affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, please feel free to contact me at the phone number listed below or through email.

Thank you.
Lynell A. Howard, M.A., LPC
Senior Associate, Mental Health
Hurricane Recovery Program
American Red Cross
3485 N. Desert Dr
Building 2, Suite 103
East Point, GA 30344
404-496-5751 (office)
404-767-7354 (fax)

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