RECOVERY

Resources that can make a difference.

Medical Support

Addiction Treatment Centers
Addiction Treatment Centers

If you or your loved one are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you have come to the right place. Division On Addictions is an organization that was created for the sole purpose of helping those who are affected by an alcohol or drug addiction problem to locate a local...

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Insurance
Insurance

Major health insurers have agreed to waive all copays on coronavirus testing, and extend coverage for coronavirus treatment in all of their benefit plans.

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Bushfire Recovery Access Program
Bushfire Recovery Access Program

Medicare rebates for up to 10 mental health treatment services, video telehealth services, and community grants of up to $10,000.

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Red Cross Children’s Services
Red Cross Children’s Services

Guide to helping children and young people cope with the bushfires.

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Bushfire CRC
Bushfire CRC

e-book for parents on how to talk to children about bushfire safety.

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NSW Mental Health Line
NSW Mental Health Line

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Disaster Distress Hotline
Disaster Distress Hotline

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a--year, national hotline that provides immediate crisis counseling for people who have been impacted by a natural or man-made disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

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RxOpen
RxOpen

Rx Open helps patients find nearby open pharmacies in areas impacted by disaster by displaying the precise location on Google Maps of open pharmacies, closed pharmacies, and those whose status is unknown.

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Community

Crisis Cleanup
Crisis Cleanup

The Home Cleanup Hotline is open to support survivors of Hurricanes Marco and Laura.

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Temporary Housing

Redcross.org
Redcross.org

To find an open shelter, visit redcross.org. Shelters are following COVID-19 protocols and volunteers will be taking evacuees’ temperatures before entry.

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RedCross – Shelters
RedCross – Shelters

Find Open Shelters - If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your home, the Red Cross may be able to help.

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AirBnB OpenHomes
AirBnB OpenHomes

If you’ve been impacted by Northern California Fires, you may be able to book a free place to stay between August 20, 2020 and September 10, 2020.

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U-Haul
U-Haul

U-Haul may offer free storage for 30 days at nearby facilities.

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Airbnb
Airbnb

Free temporary housing for displaced neighbors and relief workers deployed to help.

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Tax

IRS.gov
IRS.gov

IRS.gov offers information on tax relief available for those living in disaster areas. Go to IRS.gov or call 800-829-1040, available 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Small Business

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Small business owners can call 888-MY-BIZ-HELP to receive free assistance

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Atiba
Atiba

Free tech and IT help for any Nashville non-profits and businesses impacted by the tornado.

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Rural Assistance Authority Disaster Recovery Grants
Rural Assistance Authority Disaster Recovery Grants

Disaster recovery grants of up to $15,000 are now available to primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in LGAs affected by the NSW bushfires that have occured from 31 August 2019.

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Emergency Response Grant to Assist Indigenous Australians
Emergency Response Grant to Assist Indigenous Australians

A grant of up to $20,000 will be available to assist Indigenous corporations to immediately secure and clean up damaged properties.

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Primary Producers Support
Primary Producers Support

Up to $75,000 is available to farmers, fishers and foresters. This is to cover costs for immediate and emergency needs not covered by existing insurance policies.

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Temporary Workspace
Temporary Workspace

Temporary workspace at universities is immediately available to small business owners who have been impacted by the bushfires.

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National Grants & Loans
National Grants & Loans

Businesses that have sustained damage as a result of the fires can access up to $50,000 in grant funding (tax free). Loans of up to $500,000 will be offered for businesses that have suffered significant asset loss or a significant loss of revenue.

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Small Business Disaster
Small Business Disaster

Call 1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP or email BizHelpdesk@USChamber.com to connect with the team of specialists.

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Insurance

Findmytowedcar.com
Findmytowedcar.com

To find an abandoned car, go to findmytowedcar.com or call 832-394-4869.

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Home Repairs

FEMA – Hurricane Laura
FEMA – Hurricane Laura

National Flood Insurance Program information.

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Crisis Clean Up
Crisis Clean Up

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Tradesperson & Contractor Licence Check
Tradesperson & Contractor Licence Check

Use this online tool to check if your contractor and tradesperson is qualified and/or licenced to work on your property.

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Architects Assist
Architects Assist

Architects Assist will offer free design and planning assistance to help people rebuild their lives. It will also offer support to small businesses or communities to replace structures such as shops, halls, churches or theatres.

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Insurance Council of Australia
Insurance Council of Australia

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has set up a national hotline (1800 734 621) for anyone with questions about their bushfire insurance, including helping to link them with their insurer if they have lost their documents.

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VIC Clean Up Program
VIC Clean Up Program

The Bushfire Clean-up Program covers the demolition and disposal of all buildings destroyed or damaged beyond repair by this season’s bushfires free of charge for eligible property owners. You do not need to be insured to be eligible for this program.

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TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit makes it easy and secure to find, hire, and pay workers to complete your major or minor home repairs.

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Lifestyle

TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit

Contactless Tasks. Hire a Tasker for contactless assistance during COVID-19.

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Financial

Australian Taxation Office
Australian Taxation Office

If you live in one of the identified impacted postcodes, ATO will automatically defer any lodgments or payments you have due until 28 May 2020.

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Disaster Recovery Payment
Disaster Recovery Payment

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment is a one-off payment to help those facing significant financially hardship. If you’re eligible you will receive $1,000 per adult and $400 for each child younger than 16.

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Damaged Bank Notes
Damaged Bank Notes

If you have banknotes that have been damaged in the bushfires, you can submit a damaged banknote claim. The Reserve Bank will determine the value of the damaged banknotes and reimburse you the assessed amount.

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Disaster Recovery Allowance
Disaster Recovery Allowance

Disaster Recovery Allowance is a short term payment (maximum of 13 weeks) and payable from the date you lose income as a direct result of the bushfires.

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Storage

U-Haul – Hurricane Laura
U-Haul – Hurricane Laura

Tropical Storm Preparation: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Storage ahead of Marco, Laura

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U-Haul
U-Haul

U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to students forced off campus. There may be limited availability, so U-Haul encourages students to act quickly. Visit U-Haul’s website to find a nearby location.

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Transportation

Replace Lost or Damaged Documents
Replace Lost or Damaged Documents

DMV assistance centers can help replace at no cost the following items if lost or damaged due to a disaster: duplicate driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registration and title, and disabled person parking placards. They can also process substitute license plates and stickers, vehicle disposal paperwork, and driver record printouts,...

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Lexus/Toyota
Lexus/Toyota

Impacted lease and finance customers residing in the devastated areas may be eligible to take advantage of several payment relief options

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Kids

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