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Hurricane Irma Recovery News
Recovery is hard work and many stories break our hearts. However, we, along with so many others, are here and will be here for the long haul. We are Keys Strong.

Our donation distribution center will be open in Room 1 of the Gato Building at 1100 SImonton St, Key West, from 10 am - 2 pm, Tuesdays through December.

As always, if you are pregnant or have little ones and find yourself in need of help, please call us and we will do our best to assist you. Call or text us at 305-293-8424.

Click on the link below for more information about what types of items we can provide from our donation distribution center in the Gato Building, Key West.  

We have compiled this list of other agencies providing post hurricane assistance.  We are keeping it as up to date as possible, but cannot guarantee its total accuracy.  

For the many Keys families who find themselves away from home and outside of Monroe County as a result of the evacuation or until your home is liveable, we want to help ensure you can access OB/Pediatric care and support, whether while pregnant or after the birth of your child.

Fortunately, there are organizations like the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition throughout the state who are also ready to assist you to ensure you and  your baby are getting a Healthy Start! To find a Coalition in your current area, go to the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions web page and use the 'Locate Your Local Healthy Start' button.  It is located on the left side, under the photos.  You will be able to find a phone number and/or website with local care coordinators ready to assist you in finding local services for pregnant women and families with babies, based upon your current location. If you can't reach someone local to where you are, please call or text our office at 305-293-8424 for assistance.

DisasterAssistance.gov is the primary and best one-stop shop for applying for disaster assistance from the federal government. Visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362

 

FEMA

Shelters

  • For information on Florida Disaster and Division of Emergency Management please visit: http://floridadisaster.org/shelters/
  • If you need immediate assistance regarding shelter, you can also visit http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp, check with your local officials on where to find a shelter, download the FEMA app or text SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). For example, “SHELTER 01234.”
  • You can also find shelter by downloading The American Red Cross Emergency App. You can also visit redcross.org or call 305-644-1200.

National Flood Insurance (NFIP) Call Center

  • Contact your insurance company to file a claim. If you have flood insurance questions call 800-621-3363 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and select option 2. Call center staff are available to assist with information regarding your policy, offer technical guidance to aid in recovery and answer other flood insurance questions. You can be transferred to your insurance carrier for additional assistance if you have further questions. Their web site is https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

General Health and Welfare

  • Florida has several agencies to assist people in need of medical attention. To learn more, call the Department of Health at 850-245-4444 or online at http://www.floridahealth.gov/

Food Assistance

U.S. Small Business Disaster Loan Assistance

U.S. Postal Service

Veterans Resources

  • VA has activated the Pharmacy Disaster Relief Plan in response to Hurricane Irma. Eligible veterans with a VA ID card needing an emergency supply of medications will be able to go to any CVS pharmacy with a written prescription or active VA prescription bottle to receive a 14-day supply.
  • Veterans, their beneficiaries, and caregivers may contact the VA’s Health Resource Center Disaster Hotline at 1-800- 507-4571, regarding VA health benefits, eligibility, billing, and pharmacy-related inquiries, during the storm period.
  • The Florida Emergency Information Line has been activated and is available 24/7 at 1-800-342-3557.
  • FEMA offers advice on coping with a disaster at http://www.fema.gov/coping-disaster
Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition Inc