FEMA Resources – Keeping Children Safe after Hurricane Harvey

This is a difficult time for those who have had to evacuate their homes as well as for those who have been able to return and see the damages to their homes. Although Hurricane Harvey has passed, there are still many hazards to be mindful of as a result of the extensive damage left in its wake. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S. and causes billions of dollars in damage each year for families and businesses. It is important for parents and guardians to follow the recommendations below in…— Read more

Texas Offers Services for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Texas Health and Human Services is urging people to be aware of the benefits and services available to Texans who suffered loss following Hurricane Harvey. “I’ve seen firsthand the devastation, and we’ve been moving quickly to line up an array of benefits and services to help people in need,” said HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith. “We’ve been working closely with our federal partners and our folks on the ground to get food benefits rolling and do what we can to help simplify life for people affected.” Texas HHS has mobilized various agency programs…— Read more

Host program for developmental disability community through Burke

By Hailey Squiers, Mulitmedia Journalist, see the original KTRE story here. Lufkin, TX (KTRE-TV) Three years ago, Bernice Jackson and her husband Robert Jackson were newcomers to Lufkin. But, something just didn't feel right. "After Leroy came into our home, I began to feel like a normalcy," said Jackson. "Because that's all we've done since we've been adults." The Jacksons' passion for helping those with special needs was perfect for the Companion Host Care program through Burke, where they were matched with Leroy Butler. According to Kasandra Malone, a supervisor for Burke, this program was created to…— Read more

KTRE-TV Receives Frank M. Adams Award for Mental Health Awareness

In June of 2017, KTRE was presented with the Frank M. Adams award at the TX Council's Annual Conference. Burke nominated KTRE for their work in promoting mental health awareness in their weekly Survivor Series. Watch this video to learn more about the award.   KTRE's Survivor Series highlights members of the local community and the challenging obstacles they have overcome in life. KTRE journalists work to showcase these "survivors" in a compassionate way.  Every story ends with a life lesson that may provide hope and promise for someone coping with a similar…— Read more