Integrating Asset Development and Financial Stability into Disaster Recovery Case Management


When Catholic Charities took the lead in developing a regional Disaster Case Management (DCM) System after the devastating 2017 wildfires we were able to use our robust financial stability programs and dynamic database to integrate financial wellness tools into the case management, recovery, and financial assistance process. We included the work in our DCM training and have built all of our systems and tools to be scalable and usable by all communities going forward for future disasters in CA.


Cynthia King, MSW, MPH, Assistant Director, Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa

Since completing her Masters in Social Work and Public Health at Cal Cynthia worked at or consulted with public and non-profit agencies in social services and education providing evaluation, data communication, and program development for over 15 years. Her areas of focus include food access, financial stability, health and wellness, and disaster recovery with an emphasis on systems integration and improvement. Currently she is Assistant Director at Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa, serving six counties in Northwest California, where she has had the opportunity to oversee the development and integration of financial capability services throughout her agency’s programs, including homeless, senior, resource, immigration, and disaster recovery services.