Minot-area residents who have experienced flood damage may apply for case management services through the Resource Agencies Flood Team.
RAFT is a cooperative effort of faith-based and community-based agencies to assist disaster victims through the often difficult and complicated recovery process.
Each RAFT applicant works with a case manager to learn about pertinent services and resources and to develop a recovery plan. Although having a case manager isn't required to obtain services, having one can help disaster survivors access resources. A case manager will advocate for a client, provide necessary information and help to avoid pitfalls and complications. If there are unmet needs, the case manager presents individual cases to an unmet needs committee or may access donations collected by a long-term recovery committee.
There is no cost to the applicant. RAFT applications can be downloaded at (www.ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension/) or (www.co.ward.nd.us/emergency-management/). Applications also can be picked up at the Extension Service in the Ward County Courthouse, Vincent United Methodist Church, Community Action in Jim Hill Meddle School, North Central Human Service Center or Ward County Social Services.
Applicants will be contacted once a case manager is assigned.