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Hello everyone - I'm trying to find help for a friend of mine who's a domestic violence survivor who lives in Marin County, CA.

Here's a letter we wrote and sent to churches together - one place helped somewhat, but not a lot of places have extra money to give out, with the hurricane and all.

We were just wondering, given our situation, if there were any other places or ways to get help for her that you might recommend.

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Thanks very much - you all have my support and prayers.
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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, SEPTEMBER 2, 2005 - In the wake of Hurricane
Katrina and the subsequent flooding, there are now are hundreds or
thousands of people with special needs and their families with no
homes, no jobs, and in need of urgent assistance. TheArcLink has
created a central online clearinghouse so that family members, case
managers, service coordinators or advocates can list people or
families who need support.

In addition, people from anywhere in the country can use the site at to offer housing and supports, employment, and
other assistance.

"There are many people who can offer their personal services to
assist in the transition of people into new locations and services,
or to contribute other volunteer time, either in person or via
telephone," said TheArcLink's President Elbert Johns. "In some cases
reimbursement may be available, and in those cases payment delays may
or may not occur. We'd like to offer the site as a means to post
announcements of a number of different types of support."

Anyone who knows of hurricane victims in Alabama, Louisiana, or
Mississippi with special needs and/or families who need immediate
services and supports can list them on the site. The site will be
particularly useful for case managers, service coordinators, state
officials and other advocates, but the site is open for use by anyone.

Site visitors can submit the names of those in need of temporary or
permanent jobs and can relocate or people in need of assistance can
list themselves.

Employers with job opportunities can list them on the site,
particularly jobs with disability services organizations or other
human services agencies. The site is open to any employer in any
field that has jobs to offer displaced hurricane victims. In addition
to employment postings, the site can be used to offer short-term or
long-term housing to those fleeing from areas affected by Hurricane
Katrina. Specific to people with disabilities, group home vacancies
and related day services opportunities can be listed. Reimbursement
by Medicaid or state funds may or may not be immediately available.

Those wishing to make a financial donation to people with
intellectual disabilities affected by Hurricane Katrina can visit The
Arc of the United States' web site at and click on the
red Donate Now button. The Arc will channel 100 percent of all funds
donated to its chapters in the affected areas. There will be no
overhead costs deducted and funds will be used to meet the most
immediate needs of food, clothing, medicine, and shelter.

To visit the Katrina Special Needs Assistance Page, go to and click on "Katrina Special Needs Relief." This
page is a free public service of TheArcLink Incorporated and The Arc
of Louisiana.

TheArcLink Incorporated is the first web site to provide customized,
specific information on the various sources of assistance available
to individuals with disabilities and their families on a state-by-
state basis as well as information on almost 30,000 providers.

The Arc of the United States is the nation's largest volunteer-based
organization devoted to issues concerning people with intellectual
disabilities and their families. The Arc has 130,000 members and
nearly 1,000 chapters nationwide.

Address for letters/cards of support for the Katrina victims

For everyone who told me they were interested in sending cards and letters of encouragement to the Hurricane Katrina victims - I have finally been able to locate an address to send them.

This is a church and school in Lafayette, Louisiana that's spearheading a drive for supplies and cash - but also specifically said they would love it if people just sent cards and messages of support (even if that's all they sent), and that they would give them out to people who've been affected. This is a secular, nonpartisan relief effort - the church just volunteered its space to store items and some of its people to process them.

They can be reached at:

Our Lady of Fatima School
2315 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 235-2464

Our Lady of Fatima Church
2319 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 232-8945

This was posted online on a community effort to list websites that would provide help to those in Katrina's wake.

Free - 5 mins - help Katrina victims

I still send my prayers and best wishes to all affected by the hurricane. Here are some easy, free ways to help:

1. My friend jhood is putting together a benefit art show/sale for the victims of Katrina. He lives down there so he knows what's going on. If you'd like to, send him some of your writing/visual art at

2. will donate $1 for every new person who signs up on their webpage (this takes 15 seconds and is spamfree as far as I know). Here's the link:

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We should send prayers - wishes - thoughts of compassion out to all those affected by Hurricane Katrina here in the southeast U.S. - at least 50 dead and lots of people lost homes.

I wonder if there are any ways to offer practical help if you can't drive there and you don't have money to send either. I'd be happy to send cards to rescue workers and their families or something like that.

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A meme I just posted in my journal for friends, that I thought might make good discussion here:

List five blessings/gifts from God/Spirit/the Universe that you're especially grateful for today:

1. My good health - being able bodied, breathing, having sight and hearing.

2. Having discovered a funny, clever, great new series of beach-reading books, the Ladies' Detective Agency sequels by Alexander McCall Smith.

3. All the fresh, ripe, organic tomatoes in my father's garden.

4. Not having to worry about money at the end of every month (I'm currently staying with family till I get back on my feet).

5. My mother's positive, confident attitude while facing breast cancer, in large part inspired by her faith.

Now think of a way you can take one of those blessings and share it with others (post if you want, or think on this for later). I'm letting my grandma and whoever else wants to borrow the Mc Call Smith books.

Tagging EVERYONE! Everyone on my friends page who sees this and feels like responding, especially those who've never been tagged or never responded to one of my meme's before. I'm the Poet of Light and the Happy Poet, remember :)

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