In response to Hurricane Florence, the American Red Cross is implementing the Health Professionals Direct Deployment Process for volunteers to support Disaster Mental Health (DMH). LMFTs are eligible to deploy as a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer.
Volunteer recruitment information can be found at https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/disaster-health-mental-health-volunteer.html.
As a reminder, through the Direct Deployment Process, professionals who are eligible to support Disaster Mental Health (but who are not currently Red Cross volunteers) are able to deploy as Red Cross volunteers for the current response. The Red Cross will cover costs for their transportation, housing, food and incidentals while they are deployed. On-boarding and training will be provided before volunteers travel. The Red Cross does their best to match staffing needs with each volunteer’s availability, but cannot guarantee deployment within any one person’s available time frame.