CSSSM work­ing with flood vic­tims

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vioc­to­ria Vanier Ma­gog

At the time of the Ma­gog flood on Septem­ber 2nd, the CSSS Mem­phrem­a­gog cre­ated a team of psy­choso­cial work­ers which was sent to the scene. Three com­mu­nity or­ga­niz­ers were later added to this team. Many of the fam­i­lies af­fected are im­pov­er­ished, with­out in­sur­ance and in need of sup­port since they could not re­turn to their homes fol­low­ing the flood­ing.

About twenty fam­i­lies have been re­lo­cated to lo­cal ho­tels and are re­ceiv­ing emer­gency aid from the Cana­dian Red Cross. The CSSSM team is also present to help the fam­i­lies be­come sta­ble again, to deal with the loss of per­sonal be­long­ings, the stress and anx­i­ety, and in the or­ga­ni­za­tion of daily ac­tiv­i­ties.

A call has also gone out to the per­son­nel of the CSSSM for vol­un­teers to help sup­port the af­fected fam­i­lies.

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