Katrina Recovery

Contact: Libby Watson(Teresa Harwood)

Mentor: Randal Harwood

The City’s goal is to help our guests from Hurricane Katrina transition from what may have been fairly dire circumstances to productive citizens. The Project Group will adopt a family. The family will have a place to live, but the group will help guide them to other resources as they encounter need for them.

They will need coaches to help them find their way through the maze to search for a job, to get children established in school, to learn about after-school programs and other resources, to find out what social services they qualify for – -and to begin to feel like they are at home.

The project group will work closely with the City Manager’s office and Libby Watson, Assistant City Manager.