“Rockaway communities still feeling emotional toll of Sandy”, Queens Ledger
As we recognize the 2nd Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, we acknowledge that the need in many communities is still great. Today, Partnership with Children continues to provide services in 22 schools, in the communities hardest hit by the storm. In her article “Rockaway communities still feeling emotional toll of Sandy,” Jess Berry at the Queens Ledger discusses the long term effects of Hurricane Sandy. She says, “though the initial shock of Sandy has passed, many families are still dealing not only with the economic consequences of rebuilding homes and businesses, but the mental and emotional struggle that brews underneath the surface after disaster strikes.”
Partnership with Children Program Director, Dwarym Ruiz, describes her program and its impact: “When this [grant] came along, the freedom and the ability to provide numerous services on the clinical and therapeutic support side was a huge advantage, because now we can actually work with families and look at what’s really going on.” She adds “It’s not just Sandy triggers and behaviors, but it is also other things, and now we’re able to look at those and work with them.”
Read the full article here.