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Relief & Recovery: For Individuals

Individual Assistance
When the President declares a disaster and authorizes providing Individual Assistance, FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP) can help homeowners and renters affected by the disaster with uninsured housing needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance. For more information, visit:

Mental Health Recovery
Recovery from a traumatic disaster can require emotional and financial assistance. Be sure to identify your psychological needs, and those of others, as you rebuild other aspects of your life. In some cases, you may need to speak with mental health professionals in order to begin more obvious, structural restoration.
Learn more about mental health recovery from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Get Involved: Volunteer
It is best to affiliate with a recognized disaster volunteer organization before a disaster happens. Getting involved with a disaster volunteer organization before an emergency will increase your ability to help when help is needed.
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International Disaster Relief
New Yorkers often support relief efforts in the wake of international disasters. The City urges New Yorkers who want to help international victims of disasters to make monetary donations to established charities, which will distribute donations to appropriate relief agencies. For more information, visit American Council for Voluntary International and/or UN Office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs online for information about making donations to such organizations.

For Businesses & Community Organizations
For businesses, community/nongovernmental organizations, and/or nonprofits seeking relief and recovery resources, click here to learn more.

For Government Agencies
Click here to learn more about the relief and recovery resources made available for government agencies.

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