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Community Long Term Recovery Group

Community Long Term Recovery Group

Community Long Term Recovery Group

The Community Long Term Recovery Group (CLTRG)  is a network of faith-based, nonprofit, governmental, business and other organizations and agencies that are providing a coordinated recovery effort to the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow in Santa Barbara County.

The purpose of the CLTRG is to provide coordinated management of the long-term recovery to residents and provide additional long-term assistance to individuals affected by the disaster who do not have adequate personal resources for basic needs as result of the disaster.  The CLTRG is community driven, locally managed, holistic, project-oriented and based on emergency management best practices.

If you need assistance including immediate access to resources as result of being impacted by the Thomas Fire and/or 1/9 Debris Flow, please call the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery and Rebuilding at (805) 845-7887.

If you are a non-profit organization or business who would like to assist with the recovery and support efforts, please contact the committee chairs for the committee(s) which best matches your area of interest. All committees are listed below including contact information for chairs.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The Long Term Recovery Group operates under the Long Term Recovery Group Steering Committee. Within the Long Term Recovery Group there are 4 subcommittees with defined leadership of each.  These subcommittees are: Repair and Rebuild, Community Wellness Team, Case Management and Finance/Public Relations.

The general group and the steering committee each meet twice per month.

Chair: Kate Wiebe, MDiv, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for Collective Trauma & Growth

Email: kwiebe@ictg.org

Co-Chair: Michael Peterson, Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Santa Barbara Church of Latter-Day Saints

Email: michael.peterson.sbtake@gmail.com

SUB-COMMITTEES

Repair and Rebuild

Committee Objectives:  The Repair & Rebuild Subcommittee works closely with case managers and volunteer coordinators in support of projects related to debris and mud removal, estimation of home repair costs, execution of repair and construction projects as well as code compliance.

Chair: Rose Levy, Program Manager Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County

Email: rose@sbhabitat.org

Co-Chair: Michael Peterson, Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Santa Barbara Church of Latter-Day Saints

Email: michael.peterson.sbtake@gmail.com

Wellness Team Community Wellness Team

Committee Objectives: Through the strength of a collaborative approach of multiple agencies, the Community Wellness Team works with a holistic approach to support the wellness of our community in response to the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.

Chair: Suzanne Grimmesey, MFT, Chief Quality Care and Strategy Officer, Department of Behavioral Wellness

Email: suzkirk@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

Co-Chair: Kate Wiebe, MDiv, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for Collective Trauma & Growth

Email: kwiebe@ictg.org

Case Management

Committee Objectives:  Case Management group members will oversee the support to those identified as Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow disaster-affected individuals/households who are in need of services

Chair: Elvira Avina, Administrative Director

Email: elvira@unityshoppe.org

Co-Chair: Katey Anne Walsh, Community Recovery Specialist

Email: Katey.Walsh@redcross.org

Finance

Committee Objectives:  The Finance Subcommittee is responsible for financial planning on behalf of the Community Long Term Recovery Group. This includes coordination with funders, seeking in-kind, cash donations and grants, as well as accounting for all funds received.

Chair: Steve Ortiz, President and CEO

Email: sortiz@unitedwaysb.org

Co-Chair: Barbara Andersen, Chief Strategy Officer, Santa Barbara Foundation

Email: bandersen@sbfoundation.org

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