Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience: Information and Tools for Homeless Service Providers and Disaster Professionals - Toolkit and Appendices   [open pdf - 5MB]

"Too often, the local emergency management system, which includes agencies responsible for managing disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, is not connected with communitybased organizations (CBOs) providing services to homeless populations before a disaster. As a result, the needs of homeless populations are often overlooked following a disaster. Past disasters have illustrated that government agencies alone will not be able to address the needs of at-risk populations, and that a system that includes multiple partners is needed to prepare for, respond, and recover from disasters. Better coordination and communication between all community partners can lead to improved outcomes for the entire community (Box 1) and help ensure that homeless populations and other at-risk individuals can access needed services during response and recovery phases."

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