Katrina Networking

I am using my networking and marketing skills to pass along vital information to organizations, volunteers and survivors of the 2005 hurricane season. Grants, networking, advocating, assistance resources, articles and more. Updated regularly to better assist you.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


1/31 WIC supplement.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age six, and elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. Food packages include a variety of foods, such as infant formula and cereal, non-fat dry and evaporated milk, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, egg mix, peanut butter, dry beans or peas, canned meat or poultry or tuna, cheese, and canned fruits and vegetables.To check eligibility and availability contact Food and Nutrition Service – USDA, Food Distribution Division, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 504, Alexandria, VA 22302; 703-305-2888; Fax: 703-305-2420;

1/31 Free Food for Kids in the Summer.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas can continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. Schools, public agencies, and private nonprofit organizations may sponsor the program. Sponsors provide free meals to a group of children at a central site, such as a school or a community center. Contact USDA Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 914, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.; 703-305-2286

Emergency Child Money
372 Sources To Pay Emergency Expenses
Bravekids.org has put together a resource directory that lists over 372 sources for financial and other types of assistance for those with disabled children or adults or low-income families in need of help. It could be anything from paying your utility bill to respite care or medical expenses.

1/30 Free Child Car Seats
To find a program near you, contact your local police or fire department. Or contact your state information operator listed in the Appendix and ask them for your state office for Highway Safety or Traffic Safety.

These national organizations may also be able to give you a local source: National SAFEKIDS Campaign, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004; 202-626-0600; fax 202-393-2072;
Safe Kids Org

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationU.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh St., SW, Washington, DC 20590; 800-424-9393;
1/26 Newborns In Need
is a 501(c)3 charity organized to take care of sick and needy babies and their families; and in cases of crisis, to help where help is needed.Contact Newborns In Need

1/26 FEMA 4 Kids

A Great Therapy Tool Illustory - a way for the kids to write and illustrate THEIR story.Write Your Book - Illustory

Eye Care For Children

Assistance from NYC
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Mullett, Ph.D. at (212)263-3682Materials also can be downloaded from our website: About Our Kids.

Post-Katrina Child Care Assistance
For families displaced by Hurricane Katrina: There are over 800 local child care referral agencies around the country. If you have the zip code in which you are currently located, you can use this web site or call toll-free1-800-424-2246 to find out about child care resources in your new location.

Booklet on Helping Kids Cope With Disaster Very great booklet you can DL and print out for yourself. Free.

Article On Needs of Child in Distress

The child tax credit is a credit on your taxes up to $600 for each of your children. This will increase in stages up to $1,000 in 2010. To be able to take this credit you must meet certain requirements. The credit is limited to people with an income below a certain modified adjusted gross income level.

Other Resource Pages
Education Assistance Elderly
Emotional Resources
Family Resources
Furniture and More
Grandfamily/Single Parent ResourcesGrants for Individuals - does not include homeowner or repair grants
Home/Utility LA Family Resources
Medical ResourcesMortgage Resources

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