The Halloween Floods of October 2013 and 2015 flooded 1,100 homes, killed four people, left hundreds homeless, jobless, and in need of short and long-term emotional and economic support. Community systems were not prepared for disasters of this magnitude. In the after-mass, a new infrastructure for long-term recovery has been formed, the Travis/Austin Recovery Group (TARG). The Austin Project's Family Resource Centers are an active partner in this group to ensure effective and compassionate recovery to families and communities impacted by the Halloween floods and any declared future disasters.
The Family Resource Center's (FRC) role in this partnership is to help align disaster response services through coordinated Case Management efforts to speed the post disaster recovery process. The FRCs serve as hubs to assess family needs and align services, such as: