Open House tonight at Hosmer Community Hall addresses emotional health

Following a traumatic event, rebuilding and repairing includes caring for your emotional health.

Arrangements have been made for a team to be available tonight at the Hosmer Community Hall for an Open House. The team will provide assistance in coping with last weekend's traumatic flooding event.

Arrangements have been made for a team to be available tonight at the Hosmer Community Hall for an Open House. The team will provide assistance in coping with last weekend's traumatic flooding event.

Following a traumatic event, like the flooding we’ve seen this week in the RDEK, a lot of attention turns to rebuilding homes and yards affected by the flooding. One of the things that can be easily overlooked is taking care of emotional health.

Arrangements have been made for a team to be available tonight at the Hosmer Community Hall between 7pm and 9pm.  It’s an Open House format, so people can drop in and meet with the team members who are trained to help support them during this time.

“This is open to anyone in the Elk Valley affected by the events of the past week; however, we respectfully ask that no media attend,” stated Loree Duczek in a press release issued this morning.

Across the rest of the region, many people are working on recovery and clean up.  The RDEK will do damage assessments for those who’ve been affected by flooding in the rural areas. In the City of Fernie residents are requested to contact the main City of Fernie switchboard to book an inspection of their residence with a building inspector; the number is 250-423-6817.  City of Kimberley residents are to report to the main office switchboard at 250-427-5311 to book building inspections.