Project Recovery, which provides outreach, counseling, and support to Marquette County and other counties impacted by severe storms, flooding, landslides, straight-line winds, and tornadoes this past summer, is seeking outreach workers.
“Natural disasters leave lasting and persistent devastation to people, families, and communities. Recovery is not only about rebuilding structures, it’s also about rebuilding connections, coping strategies, and resiliency,” said Hetti Brown, Couleecap executive director. “That is what Project Recovery is all about.”
Outreach workers help survivors as they continue their personal recovery efforts. Supported activities include organizing and prioritizing recovery tasks and external demands placed by recovery organizations and establishing and maintaining current information about a wide variety of recovery resources so the survivors can be appropriately referred.
Outreach workers work remotely to best serve those in need of services in Marquette County. Workers are also available to help with problem solving, conflict resolution, stress management, and developing plans to address unmet needs. People who wish to apply for part-time or full-time outreach worker positions can do so on the Couleecap website. Couleecap offers a competitive wage and benefit package.
Project Recovery is managed by Couleecap, Inc., a community action agency in Western Wisconsin, in partnership with four community action agencies, including CAP Services.
“CAP Services is proud to partner with Couleecap in helping to bring resources to families in Marquette County negatively affected by the storms,” said Mary Patoka, CAP Services’ president and CEO. “We thank Couleecap for its willingness to serve as lead partner and assure the maximum level of assistance goes to families.”
The program is possible because of funds made available to the state through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and in partnership with the Wisconsin Community Action Program (WISCAP).