St. Lucie I.N.T.A.C.T. (Inspired Network To Achieve Community Together)
INTACT, the St. Lucie County Long Term Recovery Organization was established as a result of the 2004 hurricanes. A long term disaster recovery organization is a local group that brings together organizations providing goods, services, and resources to assist those with long-term unmet needs following a disaster. The mission of St. Lucie INTACT is to strengthen disaster coordination by sharing information, simplifying resident access to services, preventing future loss, and jointly resolving case with disaster-related recovery needs. INTACT also provides for collaborative leadership in identifying long term needs for recovery and rehabilitation for individuals and families vulnerable to disaster events and in advocating on behalf of them.
|INTACT is a not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) grassroots collaborative comprised of many private and faith based organizations, as well as representatives from the local, state, and federal government offices. INTACT has been working since the end of 2004 to assist families in their long term recovery from the hurricanes. Members bring financial resources, materials, and manpower to the table. To avoid duplication of services, effort, energy and finances, the members use a case management system to help link victims with resources after other assistance is exhausted.|
The INTACT Executive Board is comprised of representatives from the community, including the United Way, Mustard Seed Ministries, Treasure Coast Food Bank, St. Lucie County Community Services, New Horizons, Council on Aging, Habitat for Humanity, and Indian River State College. The Board brings the wealth of knowledge, experience, and networking that is necessary for INTACT to continue with its successful service provision.
INTACT relies on grants and donations in order to help the residents of St. Lucie County to meet their unmet needs. Grants come from governmental entities, manufacturers, businesses, foundations, and concerned citizens. Volunteer groups are always needed, and general meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. Historically, grant funding has allowed St. Lucie INTACT to employ a full time case manager and coordinators for the program's volunteers and construction projects. In the past, INTACT has been able to obtain additional grant funding to expand services from not only repair, but also mitigation. This expansion of services also supported pre-planning and prevention for future disasters.
While residents with unmet needs continue to be identified, the resources available for assistance have been expended and additional funds have as yet to be identified.Where possible, INTACT continues to provide support in the areas of case managment, advocacy, and referral.
For more information on how to donate time or resources or to request assistance through St. Lucie INTACT, please contact our coordinator at 772-462-1777.
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The University of Florida / St. Lucie County Cooperative Extension Windstorm Damage Mitigation Training and Demonstration House (Hurricane House) looks like a residential structure and was constructed to help homeowners and building professionals learn about wind resistant building construction.
St. Lucie County Community Services
c/o St. Lucie INTACT
437 N 7th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950