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American Red Cross (ARC) Enter your zip code and find a Red Cross chapter and services near you. Find free training and preparedness materials. Contact for disaster relief assistance after an event.
American Red Cross (ARC) National Shelter Locator Search for open Red Cross shelters by address, city, state, and/or zip code. Shelter information is updated every 30 minutes from the National Shelter System.
American Red Cross (ARC) Safe & Well Registration Safe And Well Registration - Web site to register or search for loved ones after a disaster. English and Spanish
American Red Cross (ARC) - Disaster Preparation and Response Apps Spanish language toggle feature on Red Cross Disaster Preparation Apps Tornado, Hurricane, Earthquake, Flood, Wildfire and First Aid in Android, iPhone and iPad.  
American Veterenarian Medical Association Disaster Materials Includes detailed booklet, Saving the Whole Family, to help prepare for small and large animals (English and Spanish) Also a 400 page searchable Pdf resource designed for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, emergency managers, and others interested in all hazards/all species veterinary and animal emergency issues. Contains templates for writing detailed animal disaster annexes to county and state emergency operations plans.
Boat People SOS (BPSOS) Boat People SOS (BPSOS) is a private sector organization devoted to empowering Vietnamese communities through topic specific programs including disaster relief and recovery.  Bilingual Vietnamese.
CARD - Community Agencies Responding to Disaster CARD is a nonprofit agency,  based in Oakland California to address preparedness and response needs of service providers whose consumers are among the most vulnerable people in any community. Materials in many languages.
Center for Disaster & Extreme Event Preparedness (DEEP Center) The DEEP Center conducts training, research, and service in the areas of disaster behavioral health, special populations preparedness. DEEP Center is home to the Miami Center for Public Health Preparedness (Miami CPHP) which focuses on special populations in disasters, with specific emphasis on disaster training for Hispanic populations.
Center for Disease Control Emergency Preparedness and Response The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies such as natural disasters, bioterrorism, outbreaks and pandemics, chemical and radiation emergencies . Page can also be viewed in Chinese, Tagalog (Filipino), French, German, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Chinatown Disaster Preparedness Fast Facts The Chinatown Fast Facts handbook was created by NICOS Chinese Health Coalition and provides information to San Francisco Chinatown residents to prepare for independent survival in the first 72 hours following a disaster. Dedicated to providing culturally competent resources for disaster preparedness that suit Chinatown's specific language needs. This resource is translated into Chinese.
Cristal Verde Links to articles and resources relevant to immigrant disaster relief.
Cruz Roja Americana Al ofrecer sus servicios de ayuda para desastres, la Cruz Roja representa a todo el pueblo de los Estados Unidos, sus territorios y posesiones, y ofrece asistencia de manera equitativa e imparcial, sin consideración de la situación económica, origen racial o étnico, afiliación religiosa o política o de otra índole. El personal de socorro en casos de desastre de la Cruz Roja tratará a las víctimas de catástrofes con respeto, equidad y preocupación.
Dare To Prepare Earthquake professionals, business and community leaders, emergency managers, and others have joined together to organize Dare to Prepare, an earthquake readiness campaign.
Dept of Homeland Security Site - Ready.gov Contains information for preparedness and response in multiple languages including: Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese
Disability Law Lowdown Project The Disability Law Lowdown Project is a set of podcasts in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) that provide up-to-date information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability laws. You can listen to the podcasts, or read the transcripts.
Diversity Preparedness The mission of the National Resource Center is to serve as a central clearinghouse of resources and an information exchange portal to facilitate communication, networking and collaboration to improve preparedness, build resilience and eliminate disparities for culturally diverse communities across all phases of an emergency.
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency Information of different types of hazards, and the risk for various parts of the country.
Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods FDA publication on how to keep food and water safe during and after floods and power outages. Available in Spanish and French.
Health Information Translations Extensive collection of translations on numerous health and disaster preparedness subjects from a collaboration of Ohio organizations. Languages include: American Sign Language, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional. English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Marshallese, Portuguese, Brazilian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Healthy Roads Media Healthy Roads Media provides health information in a wide vary variety of languages and formats. Emergency preparedness and response information is available in Arabic, Bosnian, English, Kurdish, Somali and Spanish. In addition to printable brochures and handouts, Healthy Roads Media provides information in the form of web-based and mobile videos, multimedia presentations, and audio recordings.
Hesperian Foundation Simply written and heavily illustrated, Hesperian books are designed so that people with little formal education can understand, apply and share health information. Free downloads of numerous publications in English, Spanish and Kreole. Health publications also for sale in Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese and French.
HHS Special Populations US Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) Specialized Information Services. Emergency and Disaster Preparedness section contains a vast collection of links to preparedness and response info for specific special need populations.
Interactive Family Preparedness Planner Interactive program allows you to inter information and create and print out an individual plan for everyone in the family, including pets. You can also save your plan and update it later. Sponsored by Ready Boston.
Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) The Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) offers resources for intercultural, cross-cultural, multicultural, international, diversity training, and education.
International Red Cross Family Links The Family Links website helps people contact relatives who have become missing persons because of a conflict or natural disaster. The ICRC and National Societies will try to match up: people looking for a missing person with missing people who have registered on the site.
Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) IRUSA offers extensive free training to volunteers to respond to disasters and assist refugees in local communities. In partnership with the American Red Cross, IRUSA offers free training in Shelter Fundamentals, Casework, and First Aid in several states, including CA. Schedules for training in the Bay Area can be found on the website. As a member of NVOAD, IRUSA responds to major disasters sending volunteers and resources.
Listo America Ready Campaign Spanish site
Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers Emergency Preparation Planning Guide This 40 page 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.
Multilingual - Protecting Your Family from Earthquakes USGS Publications - English-Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese
Multilingual - Protecting Your Family from Earthquakes USGS Publications - English-Spanish
Multilingual preparation for 72 Hours San Francisco Emergency Site with preparation in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese
Muslim Consultative Network (MCN) The Muslim Consultative Network (MCN) promotes interfaith dialogue, civic engagement,and provides a number of services to New York City’s Muslim community, including disaster education, training, and mitigation. MCN is currently developing a directory of community organizations and organizing disaster preparedness workshops for Muslim communities around the city.
National Alzheimers Association Alzheimers Association 24-hour helpline 1.800.272.3900 info@alz.org Materials in many languages.
National Immigration Law Center (NILC) - Disaster Relief Info Fact Sheet on Immigrant eligibility for government disaster relief programs. Developed by the American Red Cross, the National Immigration Law Center, and National Council of La Raza (June 2007)
NCLR Emergency Managers Tool Kit This Tool Kit was created by the National Council of la Raza (NCLR) in collaboration with the Office of Minority Health and Mosaic. Its purpose is to develop and disseminate practical and simple tools that will assist emergency managers to improve their responsiveness to Latinos generally, and Hispanic immigrants in particular.
Operation Hope Emergency Financial First Aid Kit The Operation Hope Emergency Financial First Aid Kit offers easy step-by-step instructions for how to protect personal assets and financial information, and reduce the challenges associated with emergencies and disasters. In 2005, the document became a registered federal government document, listed as FEMA publication #532. The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit is the first free emergency financial reconstruction and economic recovery guide for disaster victims. Available in Spanish.
Operation Hope Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide The Operation Hope Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide will guide you through steps you can take before a disaster strikes. Available in Spanish.
Prepárate Hoy Los residentes de habla hispana del sur de California encontrarán aquí información científica sobre los terremotos y consejos prácticos sobre cómo prepararse, como parte de la campaña "Dare to Prepare". Esta campaña está uniendo a la comunidad del sur de California para "hablar de nuestras fallas" y prepararnos juntos antes de futuros terremotos.
Plaza Comunitaria Plaza Comunitaria is a Mexican site (in Spanish). Provides a section on First Aid with complete First Aid Manuals for Adults and Children. The site also contains free educational resources and software, library links, learning modules in the areas of employment, home, and health, and much more.
Putting Down Roots in EQ Country This popular site includes extensive information in English and Spanish, specific to Southern and Northern California, Utah, Nevada, and Alaska
Refugee Health Information Network RHIN is a national collaborative partnership that has created a database of quality multilingual, public health resources for those providing care to resettled refugees and asylees. Resources include Health education materials in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos), Provider tools (including information on refugee populations and cultures), and information on Emergency Preparedness and Response for vulnerable populations.
United Sikhs National Family Resource Center The United Sikhs National Family Resource Center was launched 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 Other projects include: - Domestic Violence Prevention Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Youth Violence Prevention Programs, Senior Care Services, Anti-Hate Crime Advocacy, Anti-Bullying Advocacy, and more.
World Health Organization (WHO) WHO Checklist for Pandemic planning available in Arabic, Japanese, French, Russian and Spanish. WHO site contains a wealth of multilanguage health information. WHO's 6 official languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish - were established by a 1978 World Health Assembly resolution, turning multilingualism into a WHO policy.
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