Project Recovery Launches in Marquette County to Assist Disaster Victims & Seeks Outreach Workers

For Immediate Release
Date: January 10, 2019
Contact: Hetti Brown, Executive Director
Phone: 608-455-0430
Email: Hetti.Brown@couleecap.org

Project Recovery, which provides outreach, counseling, and support to Marquette county and other counties impacted by severe storms, flooding, landslides, straight-line winds, and tornadoes this past summer, is seeking outreach workers. Outreach workers help survivors as they continue their personal recovery efforts.  Supported activities include organizing and prioritizing recovery tasks and external demands placed by recovery organizations and establishing and maintaining current information about a wide variety of recovery resources so the survivors can be appropriately referred. Outreach workers are also available to help with problem solving, conflict resolution, stress management, and developing plans to address unmet needs.

The program is managed by Couleecap, Inc., a community action agency in Western Wisconsin, in partnership with four community action agencies, including CAP Services (Stevens Point), Central Wisconsin CAC (Wisconsin Dells), Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (Dodgeville) and Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc (Dane).  The program is possible because of funds made available to the state through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and in partnership with the Wisconsin Community Action Program (WISCAP).

Mary Patoka of CAP Services notes: “CAP Services is proud to partner with Couleecap in helping to bring resources to families in Marquette County negatively affected by the storms.  Couleecap’s willingness to serve as lead partner means the maximum level of assistance goes to families, as is the intent.  We thank and trust them for doing so.”

People who wish to apply for part-time or full-time outreach worker positions can do so on the Couleecap website, www.Couleecap.org.  Outreach workers work remotely to best serve those in need of services in Marquette County.  Couleecap offers a competitive wage and benefit package.

 “Natural disasters leave lasting and persistent devastation to people, families, and communities.  Recovery is not only about rebuilding structures, it’s also about rebuilding connections, coping strategies, and resiliency.  That is what Project Recovery is all about,” says Hetti Brown, Executive Director of Couleecap, Inc.

Residents can access Project Recovery by calling toll-free 1-844-260-7029 or emailing ProjectRecovery@couleecap.org.  The public can learn more at www.couleecap.org/project-recovery.

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Couleecap, Inc. is a private non-profit 501c3 charitable organization. Couleecap helps people in need with housing, food, transportation, and more. Created in 1966, we are a community action program that fights poverty and promotes self-sufficiency in Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties. Learn more at couleecap.org, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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