We know that when disaster strikes, having immediate food, care, and supplies can lessen the trauma. As a mental health organization, we understand that this basic support can reduce some of the emotional trauma each individual, family, and community experiences.
2017 experienced above normal hurricane activity, above normal fire activity, and incredible devastation. In their wake, there are many phases to disaster response, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation provides professional, financial, and strategic support to nonprofit organizations throughout the many phases of recovery in federally designated disaster areas.
Support the Foundation’s recovery efforts:
Contribute to the APA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.
Share educational resources from the APA Disaster and Trauma webpage and information about the APA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund with your colleagues—together, we can make a difference.
Become a disaster mental health volunteer through the American Red Cross—your expertise will be well placed and it is best to deploy through an organization, like the American Red Cross, that has the experience and support to put you in the right location to maximize your contribution.
Your Funding Impact:
The Foundation supports the efforts of the American Red Cross' Disaster Services Program, including their Disaster Mental Health Volunteer Program. In support of Puerto Rico, in particular, we support the efforts of CrearConSalud. Additionally, the Foundation works with APA District Branches to raise awareness, funds, and direct support where and when it is needed most.