After Hurricane Ian’s devastating landfall more than a month ago, the State of Florida has assisted Floridians, their families, and their businesses. According to the Governor’s website, the DeSantis family continues to tour the state to meet with impacted Floridians. They also encourage private partners to donate to the Florida Disaster Fund. The Florida Disaster Fund has raised more than $50 million since it was established to help Florida communities recover from emergencies. To contribute, visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222.
As part of the Governor’s website update, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the Departments of Health, Children and Families, and State Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator Sara Newhouse have deployed mental health resources to communities affected by Hurricane Ian for free. A comprehensive listing of all mental health resources is available on this website for resilient Floridians and First Responders. In addition, BetterHelp offers three months of free online therapy for individuals impacted by Hurricane Ian. You can redeem this voucher by visiting betterhelp.com/voucher and using code: HurricaneIan.
Survivors of Hurricane Ian can also speak with families who suffered loss following Hurricane Michael by calling the Family Support Line 888-850-SWFL.
The following is a checklist for Floridians looking for help following Hurricane Ian, business resources, and ways to help Floridians affected by the storm. Governor DeSantis’ website provided the guide below.
Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)
Health and Human Services
Private Sector Support
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)