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Family Resources for Disaster Recovery

On August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana, damaging homes, schools, and businesses. Now, communities are facing a tough recovery, and many families may need help getting back on their feet.

Recovering from disasters is hard, especially for pregnant people and caregivers of young kids. Below, you’ll find a list of resources to help your family bounce back. For updated local info, call the 24-hour helpline: 1-800-251-BABY.

Note: As communities recover, the resources listed here may change. Call 1-800-251-2229 for the most recent updates in your area. If you discover a resource has changed, moved, or closed – let us know!

General Information

Food & Water

Health Services

Shelter & Home Repair

  • Crisis Cleanup coordinates disaster relief resources for families. Call their Hurricane Ida Hotline to request help: 1-844-965-1386.
  • DCFS Connect helps locate family members who have evacuated to state shelters, including those relocated from assisted living facilities.

Financial Assistance

Legal Help

Additional Support

  • Ascension Parish residents: Register to receive Community Alerts by text or daily email. Sign up through the Ascension Parish website or by calling the Citizen Service Center at 1-225-450-1200.
  • Orleans Parish residents: NOLA Ready has the latest information on food distribution, charging stations, cooling centers, and more. Text NOLAREADY to 77295 for regular updates.
  • Terrebonne Parish residents: Follow the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government Facebook Page for updates on hot meals, free fuel, FEMA application sites, and more.

This page was last reviewed on September 16, 2021.

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