Community, resilience and hope are the common themes that surround and unite those impacted by major disaster events, whether those individuals have been directly affected by disaster, have friends and family that have been affected, or worked during a disaster as first responders or recovery workers.

Strength After… is the first storytelling site of its kind. Our mission is to provide a hub to share stories of hope and recovery encompassing all types of natural and human-caused disaster. We welcome stories from survivors, responders, loved ones, and caregivers, regardless of whether their experiences happened five decades ago or five days ago.

By sharing stories of hope and recovery, Strength After… highlights the resilience of individuals and communities while providing a resource for other survivors and responders that may be trying to cope and move forward themselves.

Interested in submitting a story? Click here.