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American Red Cross September 11 Recovery Program
Red Cross continues to help those impacted by 9/11 to regain their self-sufficiency. Ongoing assistance for families of the deceased, the injured, rescue and recovery personnel and affected residents includes assistance accessing mental health and health care services, health insurance, Family Support Services, family information and support sessions, and financial assistance. Case managers can help you apply for government benefits, get legal help, find affordable housing, resolve immigration issues, locate services for children, and more. For additional information on services provided by SRP please call (877) 746-4987.,1082,0_152_1392,00.html

The 9/11 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program
Created by the September 11th Fund and the American Red Cross and now managed by the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA), this program offers financial assistance with the cost of mental health and substance abuse treatment to those directly affected by the attacks, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Coverage is retroactive to 9/11/01. Call the toll-free hotline at (800) LIFENET.

Coping with Disasters
General Information about what to do after a disaster and what resources are available. Brought to you by the National Institutes of Health and US National Library of Medicine.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Visit the link above to download two brochures from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that address mental health and substance use issues facing crime victims. "Answers in the Aftermath" explains conditions that victims of violent crime often face, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse. "Supporting the Survivor" is a resource for loved ones of crime victims. This brochure addresses the mental health and substance use issues a crime victim may face and how a supporter can help a loved one. Copies of both brochures can also be obtained, free of charge, from the National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC) by calling 1-800-789-2647.
This Web site was created by a volunteer panel of experts to provide helpful guidelines and resources on how to emotionally survive and recover from the terrorist attack on September 11. Here you’ll find helpful information on dealing with trauma, as well as links to supportive sites on online studies, workplace resources, and helping children.

Veterans Benefits Administration
The VBA provides financial, mental health, and other types of assistance to those serving in the armed forces and their families. Call (800) 827-1000 or (877) 222-8387.


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