Disaster Relief Walk-In Assistance Wednesday, 11/14 3-5 pm, West Lobby
We recognize that many of our students, staff and their families continue to experience hardships in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and remain committed to helping all members of the Hunter community access the resources and assistance available through FEMA, The City and our own disaster assistance fund.
To that end, Student Services and the Office of Human Resources we will hold Disaster Relief Assistance Walk-In hours on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 3 to 5 pm in the West Lobby, at which time members of our staff will be available to answer questions about available financial, housing and related assistance and provide guidance to those in need. No appointment is necessary.
To briefly recap, we want our students to know that we are able to provide emergency funds to help you cover a temporary loss of housing or meet other critical needs. We have started a temporary loan fund for emergency expenses and can provide assistance on applications for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). We continue to coordinate efforts with student government to make additional financial assistance available. In some very limited cases, we have provided temporary housing for students displaced from their homes or our dorms, and we continue to look for additional housing opportunities for our students. If you need assistance, please contact Sharmeen Ahmed at email@example.com or come to the Walk-In hours this Wednesday.
For faculty, staff and their families, many of whom continue to face housing, financial and related problems, we want to make sure all in need have access to information about grant and loan programs as well as financial assistance. We have established an emergency loan program for faculty and staff and a limited grant program as well. If you have not already done so, please contact Serafina Rutigliano, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the Walk-In hours this Wednesday from 3-5 pm in the West Lobby. We will have computers available to contact FEMA and other disaster assistance Web sites.
Whether or not you have experienced personal loss, we know that a tragedy like Hurricane Sandy can cause emotional stress. We strongly encourage anyone feeling overwhelmed or anxious to avail themselves of Hunter's counseling services. Students, please visit www.hunter.cuny.edu/studentservices/counseling-and-wellness/pcs. Faculty and staff seeking counseling should, again, reach out to the CUNYWork/Life Program.