Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery Offers Disaster Case Management Program

Falon Alo

Columbia, SC – Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery (HHDR), a 501c3 nonprofit organization will be providing Disaster Case Management services throughout the state of South Carolina. HHDR will assist residents in the 24 disaster declared counties with access to long term flood recovery resources. The disaster impacted counties include: Bamberg, Berkley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Fairfield, Greenville, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Spartanburg, Clarendon, Darlington, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Sumter, and Williamsburg.  This program is free to residents in need of flood recovery assistance. This program is made possible by funding provided by the SC Emergency Management Division.

Residents in need may dial 2-1-1 from any phone in the state to be linked with Disaster Case Management services. This service is being provided by SC 2-1-1 which has begun the Disaster Case Management Intake process. Victims of the October 2015 Flood still in need of assistance are now able to dial 2-1-1 and get their information entered into the disaster case management coordinated system. All residents in need of flood recovery will be assigned a HHDR Disaster Case Manager who will connect them with long term recovery resources and assist them with disaster recovery planning.

SC 2-1-1 is not the agency providing disaster case management services, but is an avenue for entering the system. Everyone who enters the system may not be eligible for disaster case management services. Victims of the October 2015 Flood still in need of help can dial 2-1-1, select their language, and select option “7” when prompted to be connected to an intake specialist.

SC 2-1-1 is a service of United Way Association of South Carolina. The disaster case management intake service was made possible through a grant from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery provides disaster impacted communities with innovative programs to address the unmet needs of residents. For more information, visit our about page.