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Cal HOPE Shasta Provides Emotional Support for Carr Fire Victims

A new program called Cal Hope Shasta provides emotional support for Carr Fire victims.

Posted: Nov 2, 2018 4:45 PM
Updated: Nov 2, 2018 4:50 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - A new program called Cal Hope Shasta provides emotional support for Carr Fire victims.

The team's goal is to meet with survivors to listen, discuss coping tools and connect them with recovery resources. They hope to go out into the community and seek out those living in areas impacted by the fire, who may need help or emotional support. 

The program is funded by FEMA and is staffed by Northern Valley Catholic Social Services. 

"A lot of people are able to find their own resources whether it be FEMA or insurance or whatever it is that their support systems are," said Amy Diamantine, regional assistant director for NVCSS. "But there are people out there who are very confused by the process, and that's what we're here to do. We provide emotional support and also link them to services if there is an unmet need." 

Their services are free, anonymous and available for anyone to use. 

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