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Organizations that are responsible for taking actions before, during and after the onset of a major disaster or large-scale emergency that will end the emergency, preserve lives, limit damage, ensure the availability of critical services and reduce the probability of secondary effects.

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Disaster Assistance ServicesCreate and organize outreach team(s) that locate survivors needing assistance. Identify the scope of service needed and help organize relief efforts to facilitate repair. Provide professional and experienced managed disaster case management services to assist households in their family’s quest for self-sufficiency and a pre disaster state. Advocate for disaster related resources. Assist with the formation of Long Term Recovery Groups (LTRG) and work closely with the LTRGs if already formed. Organize and disseminate disaster related resources, human services, healthcare and mental health services to the population affected. Individual assistance will include, but is not limited to, foundation repair, wall repair, and replacement of furnishings, furnaces, hot water tanks, appliances, mold mitigation, septic and well issues, and roof repairs.AlbanyDISASTER CASE MANAGEMENT OFFICECATHOLIC CHARITIES DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY OFFICE (CCDRRO)

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