CADRE Connection Newsletter – September 2022

This month’s issue has information on extreme heat, new multi-language resources, CADRE webinars on personal preparedness in the workplace and disaster activities of local faith based organizations and much more.

Dial 211 for Essential Community Services

In many states, dialing “211” provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through what can be a bewildering maze of health and human service agency phone numbers. By …

HANDA California

Audio recordings in Mexican Indigenous languages. There’s a recording for Preparing for Disaster Safety Tips in Mixteco, Zapoteco, Triqui, Chatino, Tlapaneco, Purepecha, and MAM. Key Words: Language Access, Translation, Spanish

FEMA Diversity Awareness Course IS-0020.22:

2022 This course recognizes the benefits of diversity in our workforce and FEMA’s commitment to valuing the diversity of its employees and customers. By the end of this course, you …

Disaster & Religion App

The Disaster and Religion App.helps disaster responders better serve America’s diverse religious communities and build partnerships with religious leaders, with easily accessible religious literacy and competency information on 27 unique …

Inclusive Emergency Management Community

This Community brings together emergency management professionals and community stakeholders who are currently working in or interested in inclusive emergency management. The Community provides a space for us to access …

My Shake Earthquake Early Warning App

Earthquake Early Warning now available publicly in California, Oregon, and Washington Have earthquake information at your fingertips, see damage reports shared by citizen scientists like you, help us build a …

Just Serve

JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in …

JAPANTOWN PREPARED!

Japantown Prepared is an all-volunteer CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) group. It formed in 2011 after the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami disaster. Our mission is to prepare San Jose Japantown …

HOUSES OF WORSHIP SECURITY SELF-ASSESSMENT

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has developed a baseline security self-assessment that is designed for a person, with little to no security experience, to complete a security assessment.

26 Steps to Preparedness Workbook

This workbook from Campbell CERT shows you how to build an emergency preparedness food, water and supply kit over the course of several weeks or months at a pace that …

FEMA CA Resource Referral List

2020 California: State & Local Level Referral links to disaster recovery related resources including government and non profit multi-lingual programs.

Prepare for extreme heat

Individuals, communities, and businesses can plan for and reduce the effects of extreme heat. Keep yourself and your family cool when the thermometer tops out.

Translators without Borders (TWB)

Translators without Borders (TWB) is a global community of over 80,000 translators and language specialists offering language services to humanitarian and development organizations worldwide.

Replace Your Vital Records

Find out how to replace vital documents, such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, and more. Multi-language:
Spanish Key Words: Disaster

DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The DHS Center serves as a clearinghouse for information, connecting and coordinating with faith-based organizations allowing information to be shared in both directions, informing decision-making at DHS by elevating concerns, …

SCC Cold Weather Safety Tips and Services

WARMING CENTERS AND OVERNIGHT WARMING LOCATIONS – During inclement weather, warming centers, and expanded shelter services are available. Please call 2-1-1 for information on expanded shelters and additional services in …

Nixle Alerts

Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools
Text your zip code to 888777 to opt in to receive emergency alerts. Nixle …

ILRC Public Charge Safe to Use List

This is a list of public benefits programs that do NOT trigger public charge and are safe to use. Whether or not public charge applies to you, the programs on …

Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index

Every community must prepare for and respond to hazardous events, whether a natural disaster like a tornado or a disease outbreak, or a human-made event such as a harmful chemical …

How To Protect Yourself During An Earthquake

WHY RESCUERS AND EXPERTS RECOMMEND DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON. OFFICIAL RESCUE TEAMS from the U.S. and other countries who have searched for trapped people in collapsed structures around the …

American Sign Language (ASL) Dictionary – HandSpeak

A free ASL video dictionary online. Created in 1995, Handspeak is a sign language and Deaf culture resource for language+culture enthusiasts, ASL students and learners, interpreters, homeschoolers, parents and professionals …

Operation Blue Roof

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FEMA. Operation Blue Roof aims to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting …

Home Alone: Prepare Kids for Emergencies

Many children don’t have adult supervision 100% of the time. Parents and caregivers have jobs, errands, and other responsibilities that require them to leave their kids home alone some of …

DCARA ASL Interpreting

DCARA Interpreting is a deaf managed non profit providing interpreting services which allows for on site and video communication between hearing people and deaf people in Bay Area, California. request@dcara.org …

Make Water Safe During an Emergency

CDC Infographic – Tap water may not be safe to drink during an emergency; listen to your local authorities. Use bottled water if possible. If not, use one of the …

American Red Cross (ARC) Contact Loved Ones

War and disaster can tear families apart when they need each other the most. The American Red Cross can help your family members reconnect, whether the separation was caused by …

DisasterAssistance.gov

FEMA sponsored website with info on declared disasters, where to find local help and resources, how to apply for assistance, and status of applications. Multi-language:
Spanish

7 Saturdays to a More Fire Resistant Home

PG&E presents a series of short YouTube videos discussing simple ways to prepare for wildfires including Defensible Space, Evacuations and Emergency Supply Kits.

CADRE June 2022 Newsletter

6/30/2022 Monthly news from the Santa Clara County chapter of NVOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). Information and resources for local, state and national disaster training and relief programs …

After Hurricane Maria Comic

Throughout 2017 and 2018 I investigated how low-income families in Puerto Rico recovered from Hurricane Maria, which devastated the Caribbean island in September 2017. Alongside the brilliant illustrator John Cei …

READY, SET, GO! Wildfire Action Plan

You can dramatically increase your safety and the survivability of your property by preparing well in advance of a wildfire. This brochure provides comprehensive information on how to improve your …

Outsmart Disaster

5/21 The Outsmart Disaster campaign aims to equip California businesses with the tools they need to get back to business faster in the face of any disaster. Key Words: Employer, …

Silicon Valley, a Global Pandemic,and a Better Normal

6/21 The COVID-19 crisis has caused major disruption across Silicon Valley and exacerbated long-standing structural inequities, demanding a strong response. Silicon Valley has never been satisfied with the status quo, …

National Integrated Drought Information System

View up-to-date drought conditions down to the city and county level, including temperature, and precipitation conditions, key drought indicators, outlooks, historical conditions, and water supply, agriculture, and public health maps. …

Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

The only U.S. disability-led organization with a focused mission on equal access, disability rights and full inclusion of people with disabilities, older adults, and people with access and functional needs …

Animals – Red Rover Animal Resources

RedRover helps animals rescued from disasters or neglect, domestic violence survivors seeking safety with their pets, and animals with life-threatening illnesses. We use innovative solutions to prevent cruelty. Links to …

RedRover Animal Rescue

RedRover helps animals rescued from disasters or neglect, domestic violence victims seeking safety with their pets, and animals with life-threatening illnesses. We use innovative solutions to prevent cruelty. Links to …

Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

DUA is a federal program that night be authorized to provide financial assistance to jobless workers and the self-employed when they are unemployed as a direct result of a Presidentially …

Disaster Food Stamps  (D-SNAP)

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP or Disaster CalFresh) gives food assistance to low-income households with food loss or damage caused by a natural disaster. D-SNAP uses different standards than …

CDC Social Vulnerability Index

Social vulnerability refers to the potential negative effects on communities caused by external stresses on human health. Such stresses include natural or human-caused disasters, or disease outbreaks. Reducing social vulnerability …

Returning Home After A Wildfire

8/28/20 Safety Tips from the CA DEPT of FORESTRY and FIRE PROTECTION – Once a wildfire has burned through an area, many dangers could remain. Firefighters and utility workers begin …

Disaster Legal Services (DLS) for CA Wildfires

9/13/20 The legal hotline for survivors of the fires in Butte, Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties.
Disaster survivors facing legal issues related …

Disaster Relief Resource Guide for Businesses

GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners and has dedicated representatives to field general business questions and to assist business owners as they seek to access business recovery …

AIR QUALITY SELF-CARE

Smoke from wildfires and structure fires can affect health: eye and throat irritation, coughing, and difficulty breathing. Here are some things people can do to help protect themselves. English, Spanish, …

Sign Language for First Responders (Evacuate)

Simple, 3-minute video that shows first responders key words in American Sign Language (ASL) that would be helpful in communicating with those who are deaf or hard of hearing in …

Emergency Preparedness: Plan (ASL)

This 6-minute video from the Arizona DEMA’s Emergency Preparedness series encourages community members to create a plan for what to do in the case of an emergency. It emphasizes the …

Disability Disaster Hotline

The Disaster Hotline provides information, referrals, guidance, technical assistance and resources to people with disabilities, their families, allies, organizations assisting disaster impacted individuals with disabilities and others seeking assistance with …

ARC – Preparing for Disaster During COVID-19

Disasters can cause sudden challenges like knocking out power, blocking roads, disrupting the response of emergency services, and causing stores and pharmacies to close for an extended period. COVID-19 adds …

Nonprofit Insurance Alliance

NIA is a 501(c)3 serving over 20,000 nonprofit organizations in 32 states and the District of Columbia rely on us for their liability and property insurance. These nonprofits include animal …

Listos California

The Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign is an effort based on an investment of public funds by Governor Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers, to ready our most vulnerable populations for …

Union Plus Benefits

Union Privilege is a nonprofit organization founded by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to provide benefit programs exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their families.
We pass along …

Disaster Legal Services (DLS)

DLS provides confidential free legal assistance to low-income survivors who were directly affected by the Presidentially declared major disaster, meet the definition of low-income, and do not have the means …

IT Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC)

COVID-19 Update:
The IT Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) is offering pro-bono INTERNET CONNECTIVITY, IT support, and hardware, With social distancing, internet connectivity has becoming even more critical, and we …

Respond Crisis Translators Network

Amidst the pandemic, our volunteers are mobilizing around the clock to translate in hospitals, detention centers, and anywhere else where language support is needed. If you need help, please let …

CA Senior Hotline

CA has launched a hotline to deliver services and help for older Californians. CALL: 1-833-544-2374. Social isolation is real. During these trying times it’s important to check in with our …

CADRE (Collaborating Agencies’ Disaster Relief Effort)

CADRE coordinates organizational preparedness planning in non-disaster times and activates to respond and provide essential services during and after a disaster.
CADRE works with Santa Clara County’s emergency management …