When a disaster hits a community, it always seems like a surprise, despite planning, preparation, and knowledge of the history of such events. From the perspective of the individual and the community, disaster recovery, from immediately following the event to the end of the long-term recovery effort, is a journey. While every disaster situation is unique, common threads of disaster reaction and process, or recovery, can be picked up and employed to enhance emotional/spiritual health efforts by the community. In this article, the authors combine their experience working with several different disasters into one fictitious community, called Home Town. This article walks through the journey from preparation to final recovery with this community discussing common challenges for social workers... and clergy and offering suggestions at each step along the way.