LFCS Selected for MO Disaster Case Management
LFCS Selected by SEMA as Management Agency for the FEMA-DR-4250-MO Disaster Case Management Program
ST. LOUIS (September 15, 2016) Lutheran Family & Children’s Services of Missouri has been selected by the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to be the Management Agency for the FEMA-DR-4250-MO Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP).
On December 26, 2015, heavy rain started falling across Missouri and continued to fall for several days. Thirty-three counties were impacted by historic flooding due to these storms. The State of Missouri received a Presidential Declaration on January 21, 2016 for the most heavily impacted counties, resulting in federal aid being available for individuals and communities. Since the flooding began, LFCS has been working alongside partner agencies across the state to help with the recovery process.
The DCMP is federally funded through FEMA, awarded to SEMA, and LFCS will serve as the agency that will oversee the program. Disaster Case Management assists families impacted by the disaster by helping them access necessary resources to bring them back to safe and secure living situations. As the Management Agency, LFCS will be selecting two Provider Agencies to provide the services covered in the DCMP.
For more information about the DCMP, LFCS’s role in the program or to inquire about one of the positions please contact Ben Perrin.
About Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri (LFCS) is a not-for-profit social services organization helping families, children and individuals throughout Missouri experience greater hope and wholeness of life. The organization has been in existence since 1868, when it was founded as a residence for children left homeless after the Civil War. LFCS has made progressive program changes over its 140 year history in order to meet the shifting needs of children and families in Missouri. LFCS provides:
- Adoption Services
- Crisis/Unplanned Pregnancy Assistance
- Foster Care
- Child Care
- Youth Mentoring Services
- Disaster Relief Services
- Advocacy on behalf of children and families