Carolina United Crisis Counseling Program
Delivering access to disaster relief services, empowering the citizens of South Carolina
As of July 30, 2019, the Carolina United Crisis Counseling Program assisting Hurricane Florence survivors is closed.
The following information may assist you when preparing for natural disasters:
Designed to empower and prepare the American people for a disaster: https://www.ready.gov/
To find help with immediate disaster related needs, enter your physical address in the search field of the link below. The site will display a list of the FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers closest to the address entered. If a center is not close to you, contact the South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s (SCEMD) public information hotline: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) Information Hotline/Public Information Phone System (PIPS)
Do you have questions about preparing or evacuating for a disaster? Speak with an emergency manager that is trained to assist you. The 24-hour hotline is activated in the days prior to the disaster and is operational until South Carolina is no longer in danger: (866) 246-0133
- Contact FEMA for questions about an existing account: 1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362).
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders: 1 (800) 662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1 (800) 487-4889.
Carolina United is a grant-funded initiative enabling the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) to serve the people of South Carolina after natural disasters. Carolina United outreach staff connect citizens to the help they need to recover and they supplement the ongoing work of SCDMH master’s level counselors who offer behavioral health services at disaster recovery centers, mental health centers, and other locations across the state. Carolina United is fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration with monitoring and support by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
– Jenais Y. Means, Program Manager