Free Crisis Counseling Program

Hurricane Harvey impacted everyone in Aransas Pass in some way. Sometimes, in the midst of traumatic events, we don’t recognize the trauma our children have endured as well. Our kids watched us scramble to relocate because of eviction, saw us struggle to find hot food plates around town when we didn’t have electricity, lost all of their belongings to mold, and some even changed schools, not knowing if they would see their best friend ever again or what the future held for them. Some kids adjust well to change, and others tend to “act out” or “misbehave.” Although kids are resilient, sometimes, they too need an outlet to be able to appropriately express themselves.

Following Hurricane Harvey, APPD, along with Coastal Plains Community Center, recognized the need for services for our residents who have experienced trauma related to the hurricane. The Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) helps people (adults and children alike) recover and rebuild their lives following a disaster. This program includes case management, psychiatric services, medication education and management, and even a 24-hour crisis hotline. This program has a special emphasis on children and can teach children how to manage their emotions and behaviors while also teaching parents to manage their child’s behaviors and improve communication.

CCP is anonymous (no records or case files are kept) and counselors can come to your home or other setting, instead of families going into an office. CCP goals include reducing stress and providing emotional support, assisting survivors in reviewing their disaster recovery options, and connecting survivors with other resources who can help during the recovery process.

This is a great FREE resource that we encourage everyone to look into. Healthy residents = Healthy Aransas Pass.

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