-Hire a team of evacuee women to coordinate COHI's relief efforts within the shelters -Provide cash grants to evacuees to cover emergency housing and transportation costs for vulnerable women and children who've lost their homes and vehicles in the storm - Provide cash grants to evacuees to cover costs associated with labor and delivery support and medical care for medically fragile kids. As always, our response will focus on meeting the needs of our allies in the area to provide women and children with the services and resources they need.
Our response for Hurricane Florence is complete. We thank you so much for your support!
Jan 10, 2019
Update: COHI's hurricane responses + supplies
By Sera Bonds - CEO/Founder
It is our pleasure to introduce you to Leah, who serves as COHI’s COO and is based in Austin. She coordinates the supply procurement, distribution, and evaluation for COHI and our field partners. We know all too well that essential supplies like menstrual health products, newborn supplies, ultrasound equipment, and the like are often not included in mainstream disaster response efforts. Through incredible partnerships like the one we have with MedShare, and the leadership from our friend Eric there, we’ve ensured that COHI provides these kinds of essential, unique, supplies.
Want to know more about what our work looked like as we responded to Hurricanes Michael and Florence this year? Watch the video and hear about our shared impact directly from Leah and Eric.
It is our pleasure to introduce you to Carolina. Carolina is a US midwife who served as COHI’s Texas Borderlands Coordinator this past summer while we were expanding our work caring for separated families, to span 1000 miles of US/Mexico borderlands. She was on the front lines of some of the hardest of our work over the last few months. It was really, really hard work on us all personally and professionally and her leadership was such a tremendous asset.
Want to know more about what we did for families along the US/Mexico border this year? Watch the video and hear about our shared impact directly from Carolina!