What is Project HOPE?
Project HOPE is a program of Crisis Counselor Outreach
Workers whose primary goal is to:
assist survivors in coping with the psychological aftermath of the
reduce the stress or psychological harm caused by the traumatic
help survivors understand their current situation and reactions
refer survivors to appropriate agencies or resources in the community
Teams of Outreach Workers are assigned each day to make
home visits to survivors as well as providing outreach support in the local Disaster
If you would like assistance or support, please contact
Project HOPE at
(866) 518-1825 or (772) 467-3088 or if available, visit a Disaster Recovery Center
Our Toll Free Number
This toll-free number is intended to provide crisis referral
services to the survivors of Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.
Many Florida residents have experienced devastation and major personal losses.
Many people are feeling overwhelmed and are struggling to navigate the very system
established to provide support and assistance. Significant stress often
manifests itself in the form of depression, a sense of futility, uncertainty and
frustration. Pre-existing problems or losses are often exaggerated and intensified
during this time. Support systems are essential.
This number provides a central point for callers to identify
themselves as needing support and assistance in coping with the impact of the
hurricanes. Staff provides information and referral services for relief
agencies and crisis counseling in the area in which the caller resides.
Teams of "on the ground" staff are available to provide outreach, information
& referrals, crisis counseling and education & information in the geographic areas
impacted by the hurricanes.
Callers with specific needs (e.g. financial assistance,
food, electrical power, home repairs, temporary housing, etc.) and without apparent
mental health issues are referred to the agencies managing these needs (e.g. FEMA.,
Red Cross, state agencies, Project Blue Roof, etc.).
in the recovery process."
If you would like to speak with someone in our area,