Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building

by Bahamas Resilience Center
Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building
Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building
Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building
Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building
Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building
Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building
Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building
Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building
Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building
Bahamas Disaster Capacity Building

Summary

The Bahamas Resilience Center's Disaster Capacity Building Project strengthens psychological resilience to climate challenges. Our approach involves training mental health professionals, awareness programs, and workshops. We prioritize community support through in-center programs and collaborations. Trained counselors address trauma from climate events, providing essential mental health services. We also focus on reducing stigma and creating a link between climate and well-being.

$100,000
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$100,000
remaining
0
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8
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Challenge

The Bahamas Resilience Center addresses the escalating impacts of climate change, exacerbated by hurricanes' heightened frequency and severity. Over the last two decades, the archipelago has faced 22 Atlantic hurricanes, with devastating effects on regions like Grand Bahama, North Abaco, and Bimini, resulting in a toll of 101 lives lost. This vulnerability extends to the mental and emotional well-being of the population.

Solution

In response to these challenges, the Bahamas Resilience Center provides immediate relief and long-term mental health support. The organization emphasizes the urgent need for a holistic approach to address the enduring psychological scars of extreme weather events, highlighting the importance of collaboration and support from various stakeholders.

Long-Term Impact

The Bahamas Resilience Center's initiatives have the potential for profound long-term impact. By addressing the mental and emotional toll of recurring climate-induced adversities, the center contributes to the overall well-being of the Bahamian population. The focus on comprehensive mental health support systems recognizes the enduring psychological scars left by extreme weather events, fostering resilience beyond immediate relief efforts.

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Organization Information

Bahamas Resilience Center

Location: Freeport, Grand Bahama - Bahamas, The
Website:
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Twitter: @GrandResilience
Project Leader:
Felisha Mcbride
Freeport , Grand Bahama Bahamas, The

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