Immigrant Info / Emergency/Disaster

The Emergency/Disaster Section contains links to multi-language, multi-cultural information about health, safety, and emergency preparation and response. All of these links and much more can also be found in the Resources Search page.

DISASTER - CA Hazard Maps by County
All CA county maps color coded risk for Earthquake, Wildfire and Flood Hazards Santa Clara | Alameda | Santa Cruz |
DISASTER - 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 community to build disaster resilience among service organizations through communication, coordination and preparedness training. CADRE is the official local Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (VOAD) for SCC under Northern California's State VOAD. Sign up for the CADRE Connection newsletter and receive emergency preparedness updates on the last Monday of the month. Contact with questions.
DISASTER - CADRE March 2022 Newsletter
3/25/22 Introducing new CADRE Staff, training and volunteer opportunities and employment opportunities for bi-lingual Disaster Preparation Trainers.
DISASTER - Cyberattack on International Committee of the Red Cross
2/4/22 Recently, a sophisticated cyberattack was detected against computer servers hosting information held by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The attack compromised personal data and confidential ICRC information of more than 515,000 vulnerable people, including those separated from their families due to conflict, migration and disaster, missing persons and their families, and people in detention. The attack impacted the ICRC system that the American Red Cross uses to conduct the Restoring Family Links program. The ICRC, along with the wider Red Cross and Red Crescent network, jointly runs Restoring Family Links, which seeks to reunite family members separated by conflict, disaster or migration.
DISASTER - 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 immediate and urgent disaster-related needs. available for intake calls, 24/7 at (800) 626-4959 and We will respond to your call as soon as possible, often immediately, and we intend to respond to all callers within 24 hours.
DISASTER - FEMA FAQ - Citizenship Status and Eligibility for Disaster Assistance
11/15/19 FEMA Fact Sheet with disaster relief eligibility information for non-citizens. Key Words: Undocumented Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Korean
DISASTER - Guide for People Experiencing Homelessness
Disaster Tips from Listos for People Experiencing Homelessness. Multi-language: Chinese | Tagalog | Hmong | Korean | Spanish | Vietnamese |
DISASTER - Guide to Disaster Assistance Services for Immigrant Californians
This guide provides detailed information about the types of federal, state and local disaster assistance services available in California. Although some of the resources are restricted to individuals or households with lawful immigration status, there are many services available to all Californians. Spanish
DISASTER - 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 the time. Emergencies and no-notice disasters can happen during these gaps in supervision. Here are some practical skills you can teach, and conversations you can have, to prepare them to be home alone.
DISASTER - 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 world, as well as emergency managers, researchers, and school safety advocates, all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. Methods like standing in a doorway, running outside, and the "triangle of life" are considered dangerous and are not recommended (see below).
DISASTER - How to get emergency alerts about California wildfires and other disasters
7/9/21 Wildfire season is here. And because a fire can start and spread in mere moments, the best way to survive is to get out of the fire's path - quickly. Every fire season there are countless reports of people who relied on alerts that never arrived because they didn't know they needed to sign up for them. In other instances, the equipment failed. Or the alert arrived, but residents were confused about how and where to evacuate. Thanks to the recent advancements, officials can now notify and protect residents with life-saving instructions and information through specialized mass communication tools.
DISASTER - Inclusive emergency Response - Immigrants Essential and Vulnerable in San José
8/7/20 New research from New American Economy (NAE) released today in partnership with the City of San José highlights how immigrants are both essential to San José's rapid response efforts and especially vulnerable due to gaps in federal relief packages, language access barriers, and increased risks of infection associated with frontline and essential work. San José is one of twelve recipients of NAE research to inform culturally sensitive emergency response measures that ensure all residents are included, regardless of immigration status. Key Words: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Disaster, undocumented
DISASTER - Insurance Advocacy - United Policyholders Roadmap to Recovery
Since 1991 our Roadmap to Recoveryâ„¢ program has been improving disaster recovery by providing free insurance and decision-making guidance, tools and resources to people, businesses and communities. The program includes our online library of claim tips, sample letters, reports, instructional videos, professional help directory, and articles written by leading experts in personal finance, construction and the law. Key Words: Wildfire
DISASTER - Listos CA Disaster Ready Guide
Simple preparation tips for getting information, making a plan with your family and support network, and making a kit, Multi-language: Chinese | Tagalog | Hmong | Korean | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish | Tongan | Vietnamese |
DISASTER - Listos SCC Disaster Directory
8/21 Listos has published directories for all 58 CA Counties in multiple languages Each directory provides: • A brief profile of the county’s disaster risks • Relevant vulnerabilities of its residents • State and local alert resources for – General emergencies – Earthquakes – Wildfires – Public Safety Power Shutoffs • Resources for people who are medically dependent on electricity • State and county resources on COVID-19 Key Words: Language Access
DISASTER - 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 methods below to make it safe. Boiling works best. Water contaminated with harmful chemicals or toxins cannot be made safe by boiling or disinfection. Multi-language: Spanish
DISASTER - Mitigating Attacks on Houses of Worship --Security Guide
December 2020 Acts of targeted violence against houses of worship are a real"and potentially growing"problem in the United States and a top priority for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA has prepared this comprehensive security guide based on original analysis to help houses of worship develop a comprehensive security strategy to mitigate future incidents. Webinar (Recording): Preventing Targeted Violence and Protecting the Safety and Security of Houses of Worship through Faith and Community Based Approaches in the US and in Europe Key Words: FBO, Faith Based Organization,
DISASTER - Multi-language Emergency Financial First Aid Kit
9/19 The Operation Hope Emergency and FEMA Financial First Aid Kit offer easy step-by-step instructions for how to protect personal assets and financial information, and reduce the challenges associated with emergencies and disasters. Downloadable pdf or Online Fillable Forms. Financial First Aid Webinar taping by Los Altos OEM Multi-language: Chinese Simplified | Traditional Chinese | Korean | Vietnamese | Spanish |
DISASTER - National Advisory Council Report to the FEMA Administrator November 2020 - Equity Gaps
11/20 Emergency management is part of the social safety net across all phases from response to recovery. As such, first responders do not rescue people who can evacuate themselves, they only rescue people who need help. Recovery programs, however, seem to do just that. They provide an additional boost to wealthy homeowners and others with less need, while lower-income individuals and others sink further into poverty after disasters. In 2045, emergency management is equitable across the full spectrum, including preparedness, recovery, and mitigation, with resources going to those who need them.
DISASTER - 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. The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is updated each Thursday to show the location and intensity of drought across the country. This map shows drought conditions across California using a five-category system, from Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions to Exceptional Drought (D4). The USDM is a joint effort of the National Drought Mitigation Center, USDA, and NOAA. Key Words: Weather, Water
DISASTER - Northern California secures federal disaster declaration
8/25/21 The White House has approved California's request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, as wildfires continue to ravage landscapes and threaten entire communities in the northern part of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D) office announced. The declaration will help bolster emergency response to the fires by making additional resources available and helping residents qualify for housing assistance, counseling, medical services and legal services. The approval applies specifically to the regions affected by the Dixie and River fires, although other blazes, like the Caldor Fire, may be included later on, according to the governor's office.
DISASTER - 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 home's resistance to wildfires and prepare your family to be ready to leave early in a safe manner. The guide illustrates the importance of having defensible space around your home and it will help educate you about the preparations you need to make so you can leave early and evacuate well ahead of a wildfire. Multi-language: Spanish
DISASTER - 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 Santa Clara County.. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Key Words: SCC OEM, Office of Emergency Management
DISASTER - San Jose COVID-19 Virtual Local Assistance Center
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this page consists of resources for San José residents on: **Food ** Immigrant Resources ** Housing ** Employment & Job Training ** Health & Wellness ** Utilities & Internet ** Small Businesses and Nonprofits. For more informationcall 311 or 408-535-3500, or fill out a contact form. Live chat (8-5, M-F), TTY for the hearing impaired at 1-800-735-2922 . Key Words: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese
DISASTER - San Jose Emergency Notifications
Emergency public information notifications and updates in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese,
DISASTER - US flood risk is about to explode — but not for the reasons you think
2/3/22 Most new risk will come not from climate change but from population growth in areas that are already vulnerable to flooding. The findings underscore a hard truth with dire implications for climate adaptation policy: The lion's share of U.S. flood risk does not stem from the changing nature of storms and seas, but instead from our decisions about where to build and where to live.
DISASTER - Understanding the Impact of Extreme Heat Events
3/28/22 The Los Angeles Times recently published an article detailing the impact of heat-related deaths in California and found that extreme heat caused approximately 3,900 deaths in California over the past decade"that is six times more than the state's official count. Even so, extreme heat receives substantially less awareness than other disasters, despite killing more Americans each year than wildfires, hurricanes, and floods.
DISASTER - Wildfire Evacuation Tips from United Policyholders
8/6/21 If you think you may have to evacuate, here is a few things you may want to do in preparation. When told you have to evacuate your home, you may feel overwhelmed on what to take. Along with sentimental items that are irreplaceable, here is a short list of important documents that disaster survivors highly recommend you take, based on their personal experiences.
DISASTER - Wildfires ignite California insurance…
9/12/21 As if California needed another crisis, the state's seemingly perpetual wildfires are forcing millions of homeowners in fire-prone areas to pay skyrocketing premiums for insurance coverage " if, indeed, they can buy it at all. As the number and severity of wildfires increase, insurers are increasingly reluctant to renew policies and even if they do, premiums often double or triple. Insurance is required for most homeowners since their mortgage lenders demand it. And if they cannot obtain regular coverage, they are forced into the insurer of last resort, FAIR, that has very high premiums and limits on coverage.
GOVERNMENT - 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 this list are safe to use regardless of immigration status: Spanish To figure out whether public charge even applies to you, meet with a trusted immigration legal service provider. , Free or low-cost immigration help
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, Tagalog,Chinese
HEALTH - CA Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immigrant Communities Guidance on Public Charge
The CDPH is focused on ensuring all individuals, regardless of their immigration status, are protected from the outbreak and receive appropriate testing and treatment. For families that are concerned about the "public charge" rule, immigration officials have confirmed that they will neither consider testing, treatment, nor preventative care related to COVID-19 as part of a public charge inadmissibility determination, even if provided or paid for by one or more public benefits considered under the rule including Medi-Cal. Key Words: Multi-language: English | Amharic | Arabic' | Burmese | Chinese | French | NAME| Hiaitian| Hindi | Hmong | Korean | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese
HEALTH - COVID-19 Guidance for Immigrant Californians
6/29/21 This guide provides tips about services, including public benefits, that are available to immigrant Californians, including some that are available regardless of immigration status. Including: ** Stay-at-home order considerations ** Ways to protect yourself and others ** Immigration help ** Public charge information for accessing public benefits ** Testing and treatment ** Information on jobs, wages, and benefits Small business support ** Housing * Food and bills ** Community safety * Protection against scams and bad information. Check COVID19.CA.GOV for updates. Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese Traditional | Chinese Simplified | Korean | Vietnamese | Tagalog | Key Words: Disaster, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Undocumented
HEALTH - 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 spill. Several factors, including poverty, lack of access to transportation, and crowded housing may weaken a community's ability to prevent human suffering and financial loss in a disaster. These factors are known as social vulnerability. Using U.S. Census data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the first version of the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) in 2011 to enable emergency response planners and public health officials to identify, map, and plan support for communities that will most likely need support before, during, and after a public health emergency.
MENTAL HEALTH - American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC)
VFAC is an Integrated Condolence Care Program for families and communities who have suffered loss of loved ones, and who have experienced a disrupted grief process due to restrictions related to COVID-19. Grieving is always difficult, and we recognize the Coronavirus pandemic creates additional challenges and needs. This VFAC offers information and resources that we hope will be helpful during this difficult time. Note: We will add new resources to this page as we become aware of them. If you have ideas for additions, please contact us at (Página en español) Mlti-language: Spanish
MENTAL HEALTH - 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 loved ones. Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In Key Words: COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 is a 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy. Spanish A disaster or tragedy is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. The Helpline staff will provide confidential counseling, referrals and other needed support services. Key Words: Mental Health, Multi-language, COVID-19, coronavirus
MENTAL HEALTH - Safety Planning During COVID-19: Tips From Domestic Violence Survivors For Survivors
The Safety Planning Guide was created by members of Sanctuary's Survivor Leadership program and has been reviewed by multiple clinicians. The guide draws from survivors' and clinicians' expertise, as well as from safety planning models from the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Sanctuary for Families, and Love is Respect. DV Planning Handout En Multi-language: Spanish | French | German | Arabic | Korean Korean
UTILITIES - PG&E  Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
If severe weather threatens a portion of the electric system, it may be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity for several days, in the interest of public safety. Enroll in the Medical Baseline program if you rely on power for medical needs to receive extra notifications in advance of a PSPS and a lower monthly rate. Multi-language: Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Tagalog Korean Russian Key Words: Access and Functional Needs, AFN, Special Needs, Disaster
DEMOGRAPHICS - How Census Data Help the Nation Respond to Disasters
4/20/20 In the broad landscape of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, U.S. Census Bureau data can be immensely valuable. The Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts for all types of emergencies.
DISASTER - 2020 California: State & Local Level Disaster Referrals
8/20 Comprehensive list of contact information for state, county and city resources for people effected by disasters.
DISASTER - Addressing domestic violence should be part of recovery plan during natural disasters
8/31/17 Hurricane Harvey is the most recent natural disaster that has caused damage and destruction across many communities. When disasters strike an entire community, they do not affect all community members equally, and victims of domestic violence are often particularly vulnerable. Researchers at the University of Missouri have now identified a framework that can help victims of domestic violence before, during and after disaster events.
DISASTER - Alternative Housing Is a Wildfire Recovery Solution in Northern California
4/19/21 Housing has been the most discussed topic within the communities affected by the Camp Fire that occurred in Northern California in November 2018. The disaster destroyed nearly 19,000 physical structures in the town of Paradise and nearby unincorporated communities in Butte County. Sadly, former residents of now burn-scarred communities still face many challenges on their path to having a place they can confidently call home, even months or years later. Agencies and individuals are aggressively seeking different housing solutions, hoping to rebuild the town and communities despite all the obstacles that arise on the way. While focusing on disaster case management, Tzu Chi volunteers are also proactively involving themselves and collaborating with partner agencies to pursue feasible housing solutions. Key Words: Tiny Homes, 3D Printing
DISASTER - American Red Cross (ARC) - Find Open Shelters
If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your home, the Red Cross may be able to help. National site with locations of all Red Cross sponsored emergency shelters. Everyone is welcome at a Red Cross shelter. The Red Cross does not discriminate based on nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, disability, political opinions, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Your service animal is also welcome. Please speak with a shelter worker if your service animal is in need of food or supplies. (You may also ask for help finding placement for your pets.)
DISASTER - 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 a recent emergency here at home, war or natural disaster overseas, or events as far back as the Holocaust. Reunification of Family in the US and US Territories Restoring Family Links to locate a family member outside of the US separated by international crisis. Call our free Restoring Family Links national helpline at 1-844-782-9441 Multi-language: Spanish
DISASTER - American Red Cross - Silicon Valley Chapter (ARC-SV)
Classes in disaster preparedness and response, health and safety, first aid, and childcare. Emergency assistance for victims of home fires and natural disasters. Fire prevention and community education programs. International Services - Family Reunification. San Jose office serves Santa Clara County. Key Words: RIF
DISASTER - Assistance for Governments and Private Non-Profits After a Disaster
FEMA helps state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and certain types of private nonprofit organizations respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. After an event like a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or wildfire, communities need help to cover their costs for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and restoring public infrastructure. FEMA Public Assistance and Program Policy Guide 6/1/20
DISASTER - CA Power Outage and Fire Response Resources
The State of California is providing resources to help Californians impacted by the unique challenges brought on by wildfire and power shutoffs. Information on current wildfires burning in California, Learn about transportation impacts from power shutdowns and wildfires. Air Quality Find help for health impacts from power shutdowns and wildfire. Resources for vulnerable populations. Resources - Find help from government nonprofits. Help with Shelter, Food, Key Words: Disaster
DISASTER - CA Wildfire Preparation and Alerts
Information from CalFire on prevention, preparation, preparation of property, checklists for evacuation, animals (pets and livestock), what to do if trapped, returning home and rebuilding. Register for accurate alerts and updates on active wildfires in your area. Multi-language: Spanish
DISASTER - CADRE April 2021 Newsletter
4/26/21 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 available to Santa Clara County residents. News and updates about CADRE partner organizations, and opportunities to collaborate. The CADRE Newsletter is hosted by SVCN (Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits). Key Words: Preparation, SCC
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
DISASTER - Emergency Preparedness Tips in Sign Language (ASL)
This 4.5-minute video goes through disaster and emergency preparedness tips and techniques, including how to create an emergency kit, make a plan, and get information. Tips include factors that are specific to those who are deaf or hard of hearing, such as packing extra hearing aid batteries and purchasing a text display radio. The video emphasizes three steps in emergency preparedness: make a ready kit, be prepared, and stay informed and goes into detail on what should be included in your ready kit and has specific advice for things to include for those who are deaf/hard of hearing. Key Words: communication, AFN, Translation, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Disaster, Language Access
DISASTER - 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 need for separate versions of this plan for different places you spend time (such as home, work and school), choosing a meeting place out of the area as well as nearby, and discussing with your family the steps to take in either an evacuation or staying in place. It gives advice such creating pre-written messages as it may be easier for those who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate, and checking with local emergency management agency to see if they keep a record of those with access and functional needs. This video gives a lot of information and details every step of preparing for an emergency situation. Key Words: communication, AFN, Translation, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Disaster, Language Access
DISASTER - FEMA Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide (IAPPG)
May 2021 The IAPPG version 1.1 consolidates information on all of FEMA's Individual Assistance (IA) programs and activities and provides a comprehensive policy resource for state,1 local,2 tribal,3 and territorial (SLTT) governments, non-governmental organization partners, and entities that participate in or support the recovery of disaster survivors. Key Words: Emergency, Disaster
DISASTER - Family Disaster Communication Plan
1/20/21 Taped Webinar and training materials from Los Altos OEM. Family Communications Webinar Recording
DISASTER - Halter Project - Animal Disaster Preparedness
Offered by the Los Altos Office of Emergency Preparedness. Video training on preparaation for for pets and large animals SCC Fire Dept Pets in Disasters Info
DISASTER - Help for Immigrants after a disaster
6/25/20 Multi-language 1 page from the Legal Services Corporation Spanish Vietnamese Korean Mandarin Chinese Russian
DISASTER - 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 disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods, and now public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. before disasters strike. Anchored at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean
DISASTER - 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 asks new subscribers for both their mobile phone number (for emergency texts) and their email address if they want to also receive informational messages. Multi-Language: Spanish option. Frequently Asked Questions
DISASTER - 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 to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made. This program is a free service to homeowners. This program is for primary residences or a permanently occupied rental property with less than 50 percent structural damage.
DISASTER - 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, preparation The Resilient Business Challenge is a virtual, self-guided process composed of five steps. Each step covers a different topic and includes assessments, materials, training, and processes to help your business become more resilient. Also available: Resiliency Tool Kit
DISASTER - PG&E Library of Wildfire safety webinars and events
PG&E hosts online webinars throughout each year for anyone who is interested in learning more about our Community Wildfire Safety Program. These virtual gatherings allow community members to learn more about wildfire safety and emergency preparedness, meet with PG&E representatives, ask questions and share feedback. See past recording and schedule of upcoming events. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog | Korean | Russian | Hmong | Portuguese | Japanese |
DISASTER - 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 before, during, and after disasters and emergencies. Disability Rights in Shelters and in Disaster/Emergency Response | Sus Derechos en un Desastre | Disaster Hotline: (800) 626-4959 Spanish Key Words: AFN
DISASTER - Pet Preparedness Plan
This CDC site has simple instructions for making a disaster kit for your pet(s), pet ID, sheltering in place, evacuation, and a links to directories of hotels that take pets nationwide.
DISASTER - 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.
DISASTER - 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 pet friendly hotels and shelters.
DISASTER - Santa Cruz County Long Term Wildfire Recovery Group (LTRG)
5/19/21 This list of resources is intended to help Santa Cruz County community members impacted by the 2021 with the recovery process, a long road which extends all the way through repairing or rebuilding and ultimately to finding a "new normal." It's hard work, but you don't have to go through it alone. Email to connect with a disaster case manager. 2021 CZU August Lightning Complex Wildfire Resources
DISASTER - 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 an evacuation. Words include emergency, help, wait, go, sit, let's communicate through writing, etc. Overall a well-done video. She repeats the signs a few times to help ingrain them in your head and points out how signs are different if they are similar to one another. Key Words: communication, Language Access
DISASTER - Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes
A CA statewide booklet that includes the "7 Steps to Earthquake Safety" - basic guidelines for what to do before, during, and after a damaging earthquake. . To keep our loved ones and our community safe, we must prepare now. This popular site includes extensive information on earthquake preparation with downloadable PDF's specific to Southern and Northern California, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and Alaska | Multi-language: | English Spanish | Chinese | Bay Area | Central Coast | San Diego County | Southern CA Coast | Inland Southern CA Coast | Central Valley South | Inyo - Mono | Delta Sierra | Shasta Cascade | North Coast | | Spanish | English - Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese |
DISASTER - Think Cultural Health
This website features information, continuing education opportunities, resources, and more for health and health care professionals to learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services, or CLAS. Launched in 2004, Free CE's e-learning. It covers strategies for providing CLAS during the prepare, respond, and recover phases of a disaster. A Communication Guide will help you and your organization interact more effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. Think Cultural Health is sponsored by the Office of Minority Health. Key Words: Cultural Competence, Language Access
DISASTER - Tsunami hazard map: The Bay Area neighborhoods you should flee on foot
7/9/21 An interactive map from the California Geological Survey shows which Bay Area neighborhoods should be evacuated on foot when there's risk of a tsunami. If you're there when a long earthquake hits, walk to safety in the green zone An overview of CA Tsunami Preparedness Guide, including tsunami hazard map and data, and how the state presents updates to these.
DISASTER - USDA Disaster Assistance Programs At a Glance
Grid showing US Dept of Agriculture programs and eligibility for various types of disaster.,
DISASTER - Undocumented Immigrants Disaster Assistance Flyer
2021 You must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or a qualified alien to qualify for a grant from FEMA's Individuals and Households Program. However, undocumented individuals can apply on behalf of a minor child who is a citizen and has a social security number. FEMA can provide information about obtaining a social security number for a minor child. The minor child must live with the parent/guardian applying on his/her behalf. Multi-language Spanish | Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | French | Haitian Creole | Hindi | German | Japanese | Kirundi | Khmer | Korean | Portuguese | Tagalog | Serbo-Croatian-Bosnian | Swahili | Vietnamese | Key Words: Undocumented
DISASTER - United Policy Holders Insurance Library
Guidance on all aspects of loss and insurance recovery from water/flood damage. You will find information and tools for getting oriented, understanding your policy, documenting and valuing damaged or destroyed property, navigating the claim process and resolving disputes. VOAD Member (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). Key Words: Disaster, UP Help
DISASTER - Violence against women during covid-19 pandemic restrictions
5/7/20 Protections for women and girls must be built into response plans As the covid-19 pandemic intensifies, its gendered effects have begun to gain attention. Though data are scarce, media coverage and reports from organizations that respond to violence against women reveal an alarming picture of increased reports of intimate partner violence during this outbreak, including partners using physical distancing measures to further isolate affected women from resources.
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 normal SNAP. If you would not normally qualify for SNAP, you may qualify for D-SNAP. Disaster Calfresh Eligibility Current SNAP clients may also request replacement benefits for food that was lost in the disaster and bought with SNAP benefits. Disaster Relief is not subject to Public Charge.
GOVERNMENT - 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
HEALTH - American Sign Language (ASL) Video Series on COVID-19 Tips
American Sign Language playlist of 20 CDC educational videos on COVID-19 including: Prevention, Managing Anxiety, Social Distancing, Parents Supporting Children, Older Adults, Symptoms, Cleaning your home, and more Key Words: AFN, Translation, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Disaster, Mental Health
HEALTH - InformaGente COVID-19 Youtube conversation for Latinx Community
Listos California, in partnership with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA), launched "InformaGente," a new online conversation series to foster a culture of emergency readiness among Latinx communities. 5/28/20 The first InformaGente conversation features actor Nicholas Gonzalez, star of ABC's The Good Doctor, and Dr. Gil Chavez, Senior Advisor to the Director of the California Department of Public Health. Dr. Chavez and Mr. Gonzalez discuss issues related to COVID-19 from hand washing and physical distancing, to concerns about visiting a doctor due to immigration status. Multi-language: Spanish
IMMIGRANTS - CA Humanitarian and relief services - AB 2327 Protecting non-citizens in Disaster
2008 Law to protect non-citizens in disasters - Public employees shall assist evacuees and other individuals in securing disaster-related assistance and services without eliciting any information or document that is not strictly necessary to determine eligibility under state and federal laws. Entities providing disaster-related services and assistance shall strive to ensure that all victims receive the assistance that they need and for which they are eligible. Nothing in this subdivision shall prevent public employees from taking reasonable steps to protect the health or safety of evacuees and other individuals during an emergency. Individuals fleeing a disaster or coping with emergency circumstances commonly lose access to their personal documents and identification, and replacing them during a disaster or emergency can be burdensome, if not impossible, especially for vulnerable populations, such as low-income individuals, undocumented immigrants, seniors, or persons with disabilities.
IMMIGRANTS - Disaster Assistance Services for Immigrants - SCC OIR
Published in August, 2018, this guide from the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relation (SCC OIR) provides detailed information about various types of local, state, and federal, disaster assistance services available for non-citizens. Key Words: undocumented, emergency Multi-language: Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog |
IMMIGRANTS - Replacing Immigration Documents After a Disaster
12/17 It is important to maintain valid immigration documents. Unfortunately, when unexpected natural disasters such as fires, floods, or earthquakes occur, documents may be destroyed or lost. This can leave you unprotected and vulnerable without a way to travel, verify authorization to work, prove U.S. citizenship, identify yourself, or check on pending applications. Below is information on the process to request replacement documents, what evidence you will need to file, and the associated filing fees.
LEGAL - 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 to hire an attorney. Low-income refers to survivors who have insufficient resources to secure adequate legal services, whether the insuffiency existed prior to or resulted from the major disaster. DLS attorneys are volunteers who provide survivors with legal counseling and advice, and when appropriate legal representation for non-fee generating cases; they are not FEMA employees. Any services or conversations that occur between a survivor and one of the attorneys are confidential and will not be shared with FEMA.
LEGAL - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Tenants after Natural Disasters CA Fires
11/15/18 This fact sheet is designed Fair Housing Napa Valley to aid tenants who have been affected by recent wildfires. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Disaster, eviction, know your rights, KYR
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. 510-722-7004 Multi-language: ASL Key Words: SCC Language Access
RESOURCE - Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)
To qualify, one must: ***Be a person with a significant disability or impairment, which limits ability to function independently in home, community, environment, or work ***Be able to benefit from services to achieve a greater level of independence; and ***Live or work in Santa Clara County, or a county that does not provide independent living services that SVILC provides. Complete the Intake process to receive SVILC's services. Please email or call (408) 894-9041 to begin this process. For anyone who relies on electricity for life sustaining equipment, call SVILC at 408-894-9041 or email us at to get on our Public Safety Power Shutoff contact list, Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
USCIS - Relief Available to Customers Affected by Disasters or Extreme Situations
When requested, the USCIS may offer immigration relief measures to people affected by natural catastrophes and other extreme situations. These might include Extensions & Changes of Status, document replacement, fee waiver, or Employment Authorization. For more information call the National Customer Service Center at 800-375-5283. Spanish
CHILDREN - UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
1990 Recognizing that the United Nations has, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenants on Human Rights, proclaimed and agreed that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, Recalling that, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has proclaimed that childhood is entitled to special care and assistance,
COMMUNICATION - 711 Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)
Free TTY-based Telecommunications Relay Services permit persons with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a text telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities. Dial 711 to be automatically connected to a TRS communications assistant. It's fast, functional and free. Dialing 711, both voice and TTY-based TRS users can initiate a call from any telephone, anywhere in the US, without having to remember and dial a ten-digit access number. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog | Korean | Key Words: Access and Functional Needs, Communication, AFN
DISASTER - AlertSCC - Multi-language Emergency Alerts
AlertSCC is a free, easy, and confidential way for anyone who lives or works in Santa Clara County to get emergency warnings sent directly to their cell phone, mobile device, email, or landline. AlertSCC can reach you wherever you are to provide information and instructions in a variety of emergency situations. FAQ: NAME Languages: Spanish| | Vietnamese | Chinese
DISASTER - American Red Cross (ARC) - Free Disaster Preparation and Response Apps
Spanish language toggle feature on Red Cross Disaster Preparation Apps Tornado, Hurricane, Earthquake, Flood, Wildfire, and First Aid (even Pet First Aid). Also includes Monster Guard disaster prep game for children. in Android, iPhone and iPad. | Spanish |
DISASTER - American Red Cross (ARC) Reunification Assistance
6/2021 Reunification of Family in the US and US Territories Restoring Family Links to locate a family member outside of the US separated by international crisis. Phone or text (1-800-985-5990). our free Restoring Family Links national helpline. Multi-language: Spanish
DISASTER - CADRE July 2021 Newsletter
7/14/21 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 available to Santa Clara County residents. News and updates about CADRE partner organizations, and opportunities to collaborate. The CADRE Newsletter is hosted by SVCN (Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits). Key Words: Preparation, SCC
DISASTER - CADRE Newsletter September 2021
9/14/21 Update on Afghan refugees, resources for schools and CERT, volunteer opportunities and much more...
DISASTER - FDA Offers Tips about Medical Devices and Hurricane Disasters
Tips on General Safety, Power Outage, Warning about Potential Carbon Monoxide Problems when Using Generators, Water Contamination, Sterility, Re-Use of Medical Devices, Dealing with Heat and Humidity, Special Information about Using Blood Glucose Meters Key Words: AFN, Disability,
DISASTER - 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 will be able to: **Define what is meant by diversity.**Describe how diversity benefits us individually and collectively.**State FEMA’s Vision of Diversity.**Describe the agency’s commitment to diversity as stated in FEMA's Diversity and Inclusion Plan.**Describe how culture influences our interactions with others.**Describe the actions you can take to optimize diversity.3 Employees Looking at Computer Monitor Clock This course should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
DISASTER - Fire risk amid a housing crisis — California’s challenging new reality
6/22/21 Even as Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers rush to extend California's eviction moratorium before it expires next week, another big deadline looms on the horizon. In November, the state's moratorium on insurance companies dropping coverage for Californians living in wildfire-prone areas is set to end " meaning at least 2.1 million residents could soon find themselves without homeowners' insurance.
DISASTER - MyShake Quake Alert App
10/17/19 For the 30th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, the USGS has just released MyShake - a new Shake Alert app for the SF Bay Area. It is now available for download to iOS and Android devices, allows earthquake warning messages to reach Californians statewide, and should give several seconds warning at the beginning of an earthquake.  Possibly enough time to get to a safe place and Drop, Cover and Hold. Key Words: Disaster, emergency, prepared
DISASTER - 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 rescues, children's programs, group homes, senior organizations, art programs, food banks, community groups, foster family agencies and many others. These organizations are essential to the health of the communities they serve. Key Words: Disaster
DISASTER - Ready Wrigley Prepares for Earthquakes
The CDC has designed this activity book as an interactive tool to further children's education and promote disaster preparedness. Ready Wrigley was created to provide parents, guardians, teachers, and young children with tips, activities, and a story to help the whole family prepare for emergencies by staying informed, packing emergency kits, and making a family communication plan. Spanish |
DISASTER - Recording of Discussion on Accessibility of Red Cross Disaster Services
3/15/21 American Red Cross (ARC) provides disaster relief services all day, every day, where ever needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them the most. The purpose of ARC is to meet the immediate disaster-caused needs of individuals, families, and communities. This session addresses the mission and services of American Red Cross and how those service look amidst COVID a concurrent disaster. This session will also address inclusive practices, and discuss functional and access needs for individuals and families seeking supports and how ARC can accommodate. This training is part of the first-ever Disaster Resilience Awareness by Disability Rights Texas. Key Words: AFN, disabilities
DISASTER - Small Business Administration (SBA)
Secure Web porta serves as the homepage for the Disaster Loan Electronic Loan Application (ELA). features include: Application status updates " A list of open declarations " Fact sheets and " Links to additional information and resources.
DISASTER - Zombie Pandemic Preparedness Graphic Novel
CDC has a fun way of teaching about emergency preparedness. Our graphic novel, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic" demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive home the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that readers can get their family, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes. Key Words: Children
EMPLOYMENT - Free COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course
2022 In this free, 7 hour virtual course, students will learn about the science of SARS-CoV-2 , including the infectious period, and why contact tracing can be effective. How contact tracing is done, including how to build rapport with cases, identify their contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to stop transmission. Also cover several important ethical considerations around isolation, and quarantine. Identify some of the most common barriers -- along with strategies to overcome them. English with Subtitles: Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Korean, German, Russian, Turkish, English, Hebrew, Spanish, Nepali Key Words: Pandemic, Coronavirus
ETHNIC - American Red Cross (ARC) Statement on Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
3/9/21 As the nation's most trusted humanitarian organization, it is our honor and responsibility to alleviate suffering to people without regard to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, sexual orientation, or political opinions. The ARC abhors intolerance, hate, racism and violence of any kind. We are disturbed by the reported 150% increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans in major US cities in 2020 and commit to remain vigilant as we deliver our mission in communities across the country.
ETHNIC - Sewa Bay Area
Sewa Bay Area is one of the most active Sewa chapters of the international NGO. Activities include Case Management, Serve community projects partnered with local nonprofits, the Lead high school community service program, and a summer mentorship for college students. and disaster relief for the CA fires. Helping families in the SF Bay Area regardless of color gender, race, religion, or national identity. Multi-language: Hindi, Key Words: East Indian, Service, Asian, Volunteer, SCC, CADRE
HEALTH - EthnoMed Cultural Profiles
The objective of the website is to make information about culture, language, health, illness and community resources directly accessible to health care providers who see patients from different ethnic groups. Multi-language materials on disaster preparedness and numeral medical conditions, along with cultural perceptions and treatment advice, available for download.
HEALTH - Why few farmworkers isolate in California’s free COVID-19 hotel rooms
12/26/20 County and state officials, as well as advocates, say farmworkers fear the hotel rooms open them up to job loss, deportation, problems with citizenship or residency cases, even the fear of battling a deadly disease alone. Key Words: Pandemic, immigration
LEGAL - Disaster Legal Aid
The goals of this website are: *to serve as a centralized national resource for legal aid, pro bono and criminal defender attorneys across the country on legal issues related to all types of disasters, *to recruit and help mobilize pro bono attorneys in the aftermath of a disaster, and *to provide accurate and timely information on legal issues related to disasters to the low and moderate income public. This is a collaborative effort of Lone Star Legal Aid, the American Bar Association, the Legal Services Corporation, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, the Texas Legal Services Center and Pro Bono Net. Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese
Comprehensive database of CA non-profit service providers with legal assistance in the areas of: Housing, Immigration, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Seniors, Abuse Protecton, Consumer Issues, Disability, Work, Public Benefits and more. Spanish | Vietnamese | Korean | Tagalog / Filipino | Russian |
MENTAL HEALTH - American Red Cross Individual and Group Emotional Support for Frontline Workers
This ARC free service helps frontline workers cope with the stress of working with families affected by COVID 19. Individuals may call our tollfree number 833-492-0094. Groups may schedule a support session using the Psychological First Aid Training Request Form. Red Cross volunteers who are professional healthcare providers, mental health providers and spiritual care providers will work with the individual directly or can schedule a group support session. All services are free and confidential. You are not alone!
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
UTILITIES - PSPS - Understand Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff
if severe weather threatens a portion of the electric system, it may be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety. Multi-language: Spanish| Vietnamese| Chinese | Tagalog | Korean | Russian |
CHILDREN - Backpack Emergency Card for Children
Printable ID Cards from the CDC to be completed and carried in children's backpacks. It is important to have your emergency contact information with you in case of an emergency. Key Words: Disaster
DISASTER - 5 lessons COVID-19 has taught us for the next pandemic
3/16/21 The pandemic that launched the nation's first and most ambitious experiment to slow the spread of COVID-19 " stay-home orders for 7.6 million Bay Area residents " is easing. It's left behind shattered lives, economic upset and widened racial inequities, but also valuable lessons which could strengthen our future response to outbreaks of deadly contagion. "Despite these enormous hardships, we have so many reasons for hope and a better future now" said Dr. Dan Lowenstein, executive vice chancellor and provost of UC San Francisco.
DISASTER - 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.
DISASTER - Active Shooter Video - Run, Hide, Fight
A 6 minute video from Houson Ready on how to survive an active shooter event in an office. Language: English
DISASTER - American Red Cross Power Outage Checklist
For prolonged power outages,, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible. Key Words: Disaster, Emergency
DISASTER - Audit: State Disaster Planning Still Ignores Disabled and Limited English Speaking People
12/23/19 The audit focused on the emergency alert, evacuation and shelter plans in place for the California Office of Emergency Services and Ventura, Sonoma and Butte counties ahead of their respective wildfires in 2017 and 2018. California emergency officials are continuing to overlook the state's most vulnerable people, including those with disabilities, as they make preparations for inevitable wildfires, floods and other disasters, according to a state audit released this month. Residents who don't speak English have been unable to find information in their language. Individuals who use wheelchairs or rely on electricity to power lifesaving equipment have found themselves unable to move and cut off from the outside world, trapped in part, the audit suggests, by state and county leaders' inability to think ahead for emergencies. Key Words: AFN
DISASTER - Be Prepared for Wildfires during COVID-19
A wildfire is an unplanned, unwanted fire burning in a natural area, such as a forest, grassland, or prairie. Wildfires are increasing in size and intensity across the United States, and these trends are expected to continue. As communities expand into natural areas, homes are increasingly situated in or near areas prone to wildfires, called the wild and urban interface. Key Words: American Red Cross, ARC, Multi-language: Spanish | French | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Korean | Vietnamese
DISASTER - Disaster Relief and COVID-19 Related Assistance not Considered in Public Charge
8/20 Excerpts from the USCIS Public Charge link ....The Public Charge rule does not restrict access to testing, screening, or treatment of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. In addition, the rule does not restrict access to vaccines for children or adults to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. Importantly, for purposes of a public charge inadmissibility determination,. .....The rule does not include consideration of emergency medical assistance, disaster relief, national school lunch programs, foster care and adoption, student and mortgage loans, energy assistance, food pantries and homeless shelters and Head Start.Key Words: Immigrants
DISASTER - Emergency Supplies: “Stay” and “Go” Kits
Sponsored by SCC Fire and Los Altos OEM.
DISASTER - FEMA Mobile Disaster App - English & Spanish
The app provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and Disaster Recovery Centers, and tips on how to survive natural and manmade disasters. The latest version (May, 2016) features weather-related alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS). Users can sign up to receive these alerts for up to five locations across the U.S.The |Spanish| of the app is available for download to Android and Apple devices. Key words: Federal Emergency Management System
DISASTER - FEMA closes gap that prevented many Black families in South from receiving disaster aid
9/2/21 The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced sweeping changes Thursday to the way the U.S. government will verify homeownership for disaster relief applicants who lack certain legal documents for inherited property. The change responds to pushback against rules that have stymied Black Americans in the Deep South from getting help to rebuild after catastrophic storms if they can't adequately prove they own their homes " and it comes as Hurricane Ida threatened to repeat the cycle. Key Words: Equity
DISASTER - Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration
A project of the World Institute on Disability (WID) Organizations led by people with disabilities are often left out of disaster relief funding from foundations, corporations and governments. When disability-led organizations are left out of funding and planning, people with disabilities are left without the support they need to maintain their health, safety independence, dignity and even their lives. This has already resulted in high death rates for people with disabilities in all disasters - including COVID-19. Key Words: AFN
DISASTER - How California can recover from wildfires without leaving its most vulnerable behind
9/11/20 "While people claim that disasters do not discriminate, there are human decisions that make some populations more vulnerable than others" said Michael Méndez, an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine, who co-authored the article. "The big picture is understanding that systemic racism and cultural norms determine who is a worthy disaster victim."
DISASTER - Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA)
IRUSA conducts numerous humanitarian programs in the US and around the world, including food aid, women's programs, education, disaster relief, health, and more. In partnership with the American Red Cross,, IRUSA offers free training to disaster volunteers and assists refugees in local communities. As a member of NVOAD, IRUSA responds to major disasters sending volunteers and resources. Key Words: Muslim, FBO, INTERNATIONAL
DISASTER - Let's Have Fun With Fire Safety - English & Spanish
This activity book gives young children valuable fire safety and prevention tips. Contains coloring pages and fun activities introducing children to topics such as escape planning, kitchen fire safety and what to do if you hear a smoke alarm sound. Recommended ages: 5-9. Spanish
DISASTER - Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For Older Americans
While each person's abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies from fires and floods to potential terrorist attacks. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, you and your loved ones can be better prepared. This guide outlines commonsense measures older Americans can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen. Key Words: VPOPs, Seniors, Elderly
DISASTER - 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 restoring fire damaged areas as soon as they can. Making the area safe for the public can take multiple days. Stay out of the evacuation area until fire officials tell you it is safe to return. It is extremely important to be aware of the hazards and know what to look for when the evacuation order is lifted.
DISASTER - 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, so we set our sights higher. Our Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable (SVRR) colleagues were tasked with finding ways to emerge from the pandemic into a better, more inclusive, and more equitable region where we could make strides toward resolving long-standing challenges, and address those magnified by COVID-19.
DISASTER - Tzu Chi Foundation
Originally founded in Taiwan, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is an international non-profit humanitarian organization with 4 major missions: charity, medicine, education, and humanistic culture. The foundation also engages in disaster relief. Tzu Chi is a member of NVOAD, National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, and often works in collaboration with other relief agencies, such as the American Red Cross. Multi-language: Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese Key Words: Asian, Charity
DISASTER - 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 Declared major natural disaster.
DISASTER - Water Supply in Disasters: Learn from Cal Water
2/25/21 Learn about the risk mitigations and contingency plans Cal Water has put in place to protect our water supply in case of disaster. Also learn how to safely store a household water supply. Webinar presented by Cal Water. Recorded Webinar - Training on Demand from Los Altos OEM
HEALTH - Air Quality Guide Map and Chart
Harmful particle pollution is one of our nation's most common air pollutants. Current Air Quality map of entire US. Enter zip code for local details. Use the Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution chart to help reduce your exposure and protect your health. Multi-language: Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese . Key Words: ALLIES4, Disaster
HEALTH - Health Information Translations
Extensive collection of translations on health and disaster preparedness subjects from a collaboration of Ohio organizations. Languages include: Spanish, American Sign Language, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional. English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Marshallese, Portuguese, Brazilian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
HEALTH - When To Call 911 And When Not To Call 911
California's 9-1-1 system received more than twenty-eight million calls in 2016 - more than 78,000 calls per day - and 80% of these calls were from wireless devices. 9-1-1 research shows that up to 40% of the total 911 calls in California are either unintentional or not true emergencies. Knowing when NOT to call 911 is just as important as knowing when and how to call 911. Key Words:
INFO - 211 Bay Area Directory
211 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3 digit phone number and online database service that provides 24/7 access to critical health and human services. Text Coronavirus to 211211 for information on response efforts throughout the Bay Area. Referrals to new distribution locations and schedule for food box pick-up, and box meal distribution for children under 18. Food deliveries for those in quarantine or ill. Multi-language: over 170 languages Area: Counties of San Mateo, Napa, Solano , Marin and Santa Clara Key Words: food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, disaster, pandemic, COVID-19, SCC,
LEGAL - 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 to the fires may call the hotline at (888) 382-3406. Multi-lingual: Spanish
Managing Your Money in Times of Emergencies
RESOURCES TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY DURING EMERGENCIES from Community Ventures in Santa Cruz. Emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, can have a significant economic toll on families and individuals. These six simple steps can help navigate these difficult times. Multi-language: Spanish
RESOURCE - Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Food, Health Care, Mental Health, House Sharing, Foster Care, Rental Assistance Citizenship services provided in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. Key Words: RIF, CADRE, Disaster
RESOURCE - La Cooperativa Campesina de California
A 501 c (3) corporation, is the statewide association of agencies implementing and administering farm worker service programs including employment training, advocacy and disaster relief. Members: California Human Development Corporation (CHDC) | Center for Employment Training (CET) | Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC) | Employers' Training Resource (ETR) | Proteus, Inc. | Multi-language: Spanish
COMMUNICATION - GSMA – Worldwide Association Of Mobile Operators
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. As part of their Disaster Response Programme they also have an excellent page dealing with Refugee Connectivity
CHILDREN - What Kids Can Do: Paying Attention to Children’s Capacities in the Pandemic
2/25/21 Opening up opportunities for children to get involved can make a tremendous difference to their recovery by increasing feelings of solidarity, empowerment, and interconnection. Still, the knowledge, creativity, energy, enthusiasm, and social networks that children have to offer could be better used. We have consistently found that during times of crisis, children want to help. When they are given the opportunity, there are many things that they can do to support adults, other children, and themselves. We are now seeing evidence of this in the Covid-19 pandemic as well, although there has been little public discussion of it.
COMMUNICATION - 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 recently launched an effort called projectConnect to provide additional support to communities. Interested parties can contact us at Both organizations and individuals are welcome to submit to projectConnect, though we will prioritize communities.. As always, we continue to support EOCs, medical centers, and other responders with our usual IT hardware (e.g. tablets, laptops, and computers), IT support, and internet connectivity as well.
DEMOGRAPHICS - 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 can decrease both human suffering and economic loss. CDC Social Vulnerability Index (CDC SVI) uses 15 U.S. census variables to help local officials identify communities that may need support before, during, or after disasters.
DISASTER - 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 fits into your already busy life. We've created this tool drawing from the guidelines of several authoritative agencies (FEMA,, Red Cross, and Santa Clara County Fire). Our Food & Water Calculator is designed to give you an idea of your food and water needs for the number of people in your household. For more information, contact
DISASTER - 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 to this complexity. Prepare now so that you have critical skills and can meet your basic needs. Key Words: American Red Cross Multi-language: Spanish | Vietnamese | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Korean | Tagalog | Arabic | French | Haitian |
DISASTER - 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 Douglas, I turned this ethnographic research into a comic, FREE to download in English and in Spanish. Although the comic tells the story of a fictional family, "After Maria" is based on the experiences that tie together all of the families I spoke to. Spanish
The CISA Tabletop Exercise Package (CTEP) is designed to assist critical infrastructure owners and operators in developing their own tabletop exercises to meet the specific needs of their facilities and stakeholders. CTEP allows users to leverage pre-built exercise templates and vetted scenarios to build tabletop exercises to assess, develop, and update information sharing processes, emergency plans, programs, policies, and procedures. For more information, email CISA Exercises at Fact Sheet
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, ground truth and local situational awareness while providing feedback, updates and guidance to the faith community.
DISASTER - 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 resources such as federal relief from FEMA and the SBA.
DISASTER - Diversity Preparedness
The National Resource Center serves as a resource and information exchange portal to facilitate communication, networking and collaboration to build resilience and eliminate disparities for culturally diverse communities across all phases of an emergency. Administered by Drexel University
DISASTER - Emergency Preparedness Manual for Early Childhood Programs - 2020
The manual is a workbook-style document that includes information about emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. It contains worksheets that allow you to customize an emergency plan for your program, center, or home. As you go through the manual, the steps below can guide you through creating your emergency preparedness plan.
DISASTER - 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.
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. Houses of Worship (HOW) security self-assessment USER GUIDE | Houses of Worship Security Self-Assessment | The assessment, when completed, will provide an easy to follow road map for implementing suggested voluntary options for consideration |
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 for any major disasters. The businesses, organizations, churches, and residents of Japantown work together to help each other out. We train, communicate, and collaborate to prepare for disasters of all kinds. We serve our community to minimize loss of life, injuries, and property damage.
DISASTER - Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers Emergency Preparation Planning Guide
This 40 page fillable booklet was developed in 2009 to provide actionable steps that can be taken by emergency planners and public health officials to address the specific challenges that face MSFW's in disaster.
DISASTER - 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 global seismic network. Earthquake alerts provided in partnership with USGS ShakeAlertâ„¢ and CalOES.
DISASTER - Red Cross / Red Crescent Family Reunification
The ICRC, American Red Cross (ARC) and Red Crescent Societies work together around the world to locate people and put them back into contact with their relatives. This work includes looking for family members, restoring contact, reuniting families and seeking to clarify the fate of those who remain missing. The help line (1-844-782-9441) was activated and ready to receive calls from across the US.
DISASTER - United Sikhs
United Sikhs is a UN-affiliated, international non-profit, non-governmental, humanitarian relief, advocacy organization, to empower disadvantaged and minority communities in need, Also Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and Youth Violence Prevention Programs, Senior Care Services, Anti-Hate Crime, Anti-Bullying Advocacy, and more. The United Sikhs National Family Resource Center was launched in 2012 to provide support, information and assistance through a 24 hour hotline (1-855-878-6333) and a new downloadable booklet, Helping Families Cope with Violence and Disaster
HEALTH - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - CDC FAQ's
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. The Center for Disease Control cautions CO awareness in the winter when there may be poor indoor circulation. Key Words: Health Multi-language: | Spanish | Vietnamese |
RESOURCE - 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 Pet-friendly lodging resources, Pet Evacuation and Pet-Friendly Emergency Shelters
RESOURCE - Just Serve 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 need and enhance the quality of life in the community. JustServe is a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in posting projects or in encouraging volunteers to serve according to our guidelines. Sponsored by the LDS Church
RESOURCE - US Vital Records Replacement
Find out how to replace vital documents that have been lost, stolen or destroyed. Key Words: birth certificates, Social Security cards, ID, marriage and divorce certificates, driver's license, passport, green card (legal permanent resident card), military ID, Medicare, naturalization / citizenship documents, and more. Embassies should be contacted for replacement of documents issued in other countries. Note: If possibly, scan a copy of important records and keep a flash drive in a safe place as backup. Spanish
RESOURCE - 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 the exclusive benefits we've negotiated on behalf of union members directly to you. Also Disaster Relief Grants, Mortgage Assistance, Advocacy, and more. These benefits and programs are FREE to union members and their families. There's no membership "if you're a current or retired union member or a family member " you're in.
TRANSLATION - I Speak Cards - Request for Interpretation
These cards can be used to help an individual obtain interpretive services. Check on the language to download and print out. Insert the name of the individual on the blank line on both the English and the non-English language statements. Cut along the border lines, place back-to-back with adhesive (glue or paste), and laminate the card. Arabic/English *.Armenian/English**Cambodian/English**Chinese/English**Farsi/English**Hmong/English**Japanese/English**Korean/English**Laotian/English**Mien/English**Portuguese/English**Punjabi/English**Russian/English**Spanish/English**Tagalog/English**Vietnamese/English A written list of 38 languages with the phrase, "Mark this box if you read or speak English." can be used to initially identify the language needed.
TRANSLATION - 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 us know and we will be touch ASAP. We are a network of volunteer translators providing compassionate, effective, and trauma-informed interpretation and translation services for migrants, refugees, anyone experiencing language barriers, Key Word: COVID-19 Multi-language: Spanish | France | Key Words: SCC Language Bank
TRANSLATION - 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.