Parish Recovery Centers (P-RACS) are located in key parish community centers after a disaster and provide a holistic approach to Disaster Recovery. The Centers do not replace the work of FEMA, the State or local VOADs, but rather compliment their services by being an outreach to survivors that may be socially, geographically and culturally isolated during the recovery process.
The P-RACS provide immediate case work services, resources, and connect survivors to vital community services and provide Emotional and Spiritual Support according to NVOAD standards. DSC partners with Texas A&M Extension Services (TEEX) to provide “just in time” training for the P-RACS. Trained Vincentian volunteers that have lead P-RACS in other disasters are deployed to assist Councils in disaster zones. All the logistics and forms for the P-RACS are coordinated by DSC.