Providing home visits and resources as part of FEMA funding
GREENVILLE, NC-Trillium Health Resources has responded to needs across its 26-county catchment area following the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence. Trillium recently received an allocation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)to address the needs of citizens in 12 counties: Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Jones, Hyde, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender and Pitt. These counties were declared disaster areas which allows residents to file for federal assistance.
As part of this allocation, Trillium will provide 62 outreach crisis counselors to offer emotional support, education on available resources, and referrals to providers when necessary. This Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) will enlist Trillium staff who will visit homes, schools, churches, and other community gatherings. The services are available to anyone regardless of insurance or Medicaid status.