I’ve been thinking a lot about Harvey and its devastation. I almost don’t know what to do.
I wanted to not let more time go by before sharing information that I’ve collected about this horrible flood.
I’m not positive that these organizations are 100 percent wonderful but they are a start towards finding hope in these difficult times.
Please comment with your thoughts about these organizations and with any suggestions you might have to help support our fellow Texans.
Harvey General Support and Resources
If you’re a psychologist and want to support on the ground in Texas, here’s information from San Diego Psychological Association about how to do just that:
If you want to give to a mental health clinician and her family who survived but are impacted greatly: https://www.youcaring.com/alyssabaker-918644 I know the woman who organized the fundraiser from a join coaching group we have participated in together for the last couple of years.
If you want to help trans people in Texas get support: http://www.tfahouston.com/all-catagories/news/trans-relief-fund/
Share your psychotherapy office with a Houston, TX therapist who was impacted by Harvey: https://www.facebook.com/HoustonAMFT/
This is a fund started by healers who want to give back. They are giving the funds they gather to:
· Bayou City Fellowship
· Samaritan’s Purse
· Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston and Houston
Donate here at: https://www.gofundme.com/healers-supporting-harvey-victims
Other links and information as to which corporations have donated and where: http://www.freepresshouston.com/everyone-steps-up-for-harvey-relief/
Finally, here is information from the Charity Navigator on where to donate in support of Harvey survivors: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=5239
Here at Waves, our hearts go out to anyone who has been impacted by Harvey, either directly, through family, friends, and loved ones, or by the stress that this disaster has caused.
For the American Psychological Association’s response to Harvey, please visit: http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2017/08/hurricane-harvey.aspx
For information on how to talk to your loved ones about Harvey, please see the above link’s right side bar for more information and/or this article: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/hurricane-stress.aspx
If you want to come on in and talk with a Waves counselor and you live, work, or are in the Poway, California area, please call 619-403-5578 and we will set up an appointment for you to talk with one of our wonderful clinicians.
In health and in solidarity for a full recovery,
Dr. Abi Weissman
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