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Crisis Hotline for N.C. Tornado, Storm Survivors Has New Number

For release: Immediate    November 7, 2011
Contact: Julie Henry, 919-855-4840

The State’s Crisis Counseling Program (NC on the Road to Resilience) for survivors of the April 16th tornadoes and storms and survivors of Hurricane Irene has a new crisis hotline number effective Nov. 7, 2011. The new number is 1-866-279-6279.

Hotline counselors are available seven days a week between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight to provide free counseling services or information about recovery agencies to survivors in counties affected by the storms.

The crisis counseling program has crisis teams available in the following counties: Brunswick, Bladen, Carteret, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, Warren and Wayne.

The Crisis Counseling Program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program was implemented by the N.C. Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services to reach people in affected areas through face-to-face outreach and referrals to local resources.

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