During Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, our home was caught in a flash flood of White Oak Bayou at 2:00 in the morning. My wife and I moved our 2 year old and our 5 year old up onto our roof, where we all spent the night until a canoe rescued us at 8:00 AM the next morning.
In the weeks after, we received help from our church and our community that allowed us to recover. I became aware for the first time of how powerful God’s help is through the hands and feet of those who follow him. Now I am hoping that Interface-Samaritan Counseling Centers can provide the same kind of hope and recovery for those affected by Harvey.
At Interface we have spent the last 2 weeks working at the George R. Brown and other facilities doing Mental health first aid for flood victims. Now, as people begin to handle first-order needs for shelter, food, clothing, and physical health, the emotional impact of what they have been through will begin to emerge.
To answer this need, Interface will be offering counseling, education, and consulting services through its Hope After Harvey initiative. Interface will be available to offer groups at our partner churches designed to provide helpful tools and tips for restoring your emotional home.
We hope you’ll reach out to Interface and engage us as we help our community heal.