PROJECT RESILIENT HOPE
In response to the 2019 Oklahoma spring flooding and severe storms, Crisis Care Ministries has launched a new initiative, "Project Resilient Hope." Working to strengthen the emotional and spiritual resilience of our disaster-affected individuals and communities, Project Resilient Hope focuses upon several key components:
First, since all disasters are local. the project works with local community leaders who already serve as local support resources addressing emotional and spiritual care needs so that these leaders can, in turn, more effectively assist disaster survivors in their recovery. We work especially with local long-term recovery groups, faith communities, VOAD organizations (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), emergency managers, and other community leaders, offering training in practical skills you can then apply in your day-to-day interactions with the disaster-affected community. Click one the "Training" link above for current training calendar and active registrations.
Secondly, the Project identifies, trains, and provides mentoring to leaders within long-term recovery groups who focus specifically upon disaster-related emotional and spiritual care needs. The goal is to create a strong cadre of trained disaster emotional and spiritual care long-term recovery specialists across our state. Click here "insert hyperlink* to request more information.
Major funding for this project comes from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and in partnership with Project fiscal sponsor, Church World Service.