Our thoughts are with everyone whose lives are being impacted by the Maui, Hawaii, wildfires. As individuals, communities, and businesses cope with the devastation of the situation, please be reminded that the Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program (JHEAP) is available 24/7 at 888-978-1262. All calls are confidential. JHEAP can assist with referrals to supportive resources, including but not limited to:
- Alternative housing (shelters/apartments/rental homes/hotels/extended stay hotels)
- Nonprofit and social services agencies that are providing relief
- Food pantries if unable to return home
- Handyman services and contractors
- Pet services – boarding facilities, humane society/ASPCA, etc.
- Supportive counseling to help cope with trauma, loss
See additional JHEAP articles on wildfires, the emotional distress related to managing your feelings of stress and loss caused by wildfires, and subsequent evacuation below:
- Wildfires - Emotional Distress and Wildfires
- Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke
- Protecting Your Lungs from Wildfire Smoke or Ash
- Returning Home After a Wildfire
Remember that whether you're directly affected or trying to support loved ones who are, JHEAP is available 24/7 at 888-978-1262. All calls are confidential. Additional resources can also be found online in the News for You at www.myccaonline.com (code: JHEAP).