How often does a home fire occur?
- There are over 1,000 home fires every day in the U.S.
- There are 9 home fires every day in Colorado.
- There are 2 home fires every day in the Denver Metro Area.
Doesn’t Red Cross provide long term recovery support?
Red Cross provides crisis interventions which include a one-time monetary grant, one week of disaster case management, and one call to assess mental health needs.
Who is your referral source?
We have a great partnership with Red Cross which is where we get most of our referrals. Other clients are referred from local agencies and community members.
How long does it families to find new housing after a home fire?
On average, families are homeless for 3 to 5 months. This means living in a hotel, doubling up with friends or family, or even living in their vehicle.
How is your approach to long-term disaster recovery different?
We take the three elements of disaster recovery – disaster case management, trauma recovery services, and housing navigation – and address them simultaneously. No other organization does this work.
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