MortgageKeeper Referral Services has introduced an online service to make it easier for homeowners to find assistance after a natural disaster.

The company now includes government and nonprofit entities that can help after natural disasters in the resources accessible through its platform, it announced Tuesday. MortgageKeeper provides an application that lets struggling homeowners connect with government agencies and nonprofits.

National service providers like the Red Cross have already been added to the new disaster-recovery category, and in the event of a disaster, MortgageKeeper can quickly add other entities that can aid homeowners, it said.

"These days, homeowners turn to their mortgage servicer to find their bearings after a disaster," said Rochelle Nawrocki Gorey, president of MortgageKeeper Referral Services, in the news release. "Our servicer clients are now equipped to refer homeowners to resources that can help. This may include national and regional responders, but also the makeshift assistance center started in a local church. Our disaster assistance will be local and flexible."