Disaster Relief Services

    Results: 10

  • Clothing (34)
    BM-6500.1500

    Clothing

    BM-6500.1500

    Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand clothing. Included are clothing exchange programs.
  • Community Clinics (12)
    LN-1500

    Community Clinics

    LN-1500

    Consumer-based, community-controlled, nonprofit outpatient facilities that provide basic health care including physical examinations, immunizations, family planning, nutrition assistance and diagnosis and treatment of common ailments for low income people, people who are homeless or uninsured/underinsured or other medically underserved populations that are geographically, economically and culturally challenged. Services are generally provided on an ability-to-pay basis. In the U.S., most community clinics are part of the network of Federally Qualified Health Centers, and many are known as "free clinics".
  • Crisis Shelter (8)
    BH-1800.1500

    Crisis Shelter

    BH-1800.1500

    Programs that provide a temporary place to stay for people who are unable to return to their own homes due to sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking or other problems. Also included are programs that provide motel vouchers for people who are in one of these situations.
  • Disaster Preparedness (8)
    TH-1700

    Disaster Preparedness

    TH-1700

    Activities, programs and systems developed prior to an emergency that support community readiness and resiliency assessment; development and testing of disaster plans; training of staff in plan implementation; establishment of collaborative arrangements with other services; provision of suitable warning systems; identification, procurement and/or collection of the facilities, equipment, supplies and trained personnel that will be necessary for responding to an emergency; and development and dissemination of information and/or training about how individuals and organizations can prepare for a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community.
  • Emergency Funds (7)
    TB-0700.2200-170

    Emergency Funds

    TB-0700.2200-170

    Foundations and other funding organizations that provide monetary support which recipient agencies may use to fund short-term needs in emergency situations (e.g., the temporary loss of an ongoing source of income).
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Offices (1)
    TH-1500.2000

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Offices

    TH-1500.2000

    Offices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the central agency within the federal government that is responsible for federal efforts to reduce the loss of life through a comprehensive, all-hazards emergency management program of emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Working closely with state and local governments, FEMA funds emergency programs, offers technical guidance and training and deploys federal resources in times of disaster. FEMA's programs include response to and recovery from major natural disasters and human-caused emergencies, emergency management planning, flood-plain management, hazardous materials planning, dam safety and multihazard response planning. Other activities include off-site planning for emergencies at commercial nuclear power plants and the army's chemical stockpile sites, plans to ensure the continuity of the federal government during national security emergencies and federal response to the consequences of major terrorist incidents.
  • Food Pantries (84)
    BD-1800.2000

    Food Pantries

    BD-1800.2000

    Programs that acquire food products through donations, canned food drives, food bank programs or direct purchase and distribute the food to people who are in emergency situations. Some pantries deliver food to people whose disabilities or illnesses make it difficult for them to leave home.
  • General Counseling Services (13)
    RP-1400.2500

    General Counseling Services

    RP-1400.2500

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance to help people resolve whatever personal or interpersonal difficulties they are experiencing. The counselor can address any issue that is troubling the individual, but does not specialize in the treatment of any particular problem area.
  • Housing Counseling (10)
    BH-3700

    Housing Counseling

    BH-3700

    Programs that provide comprehensive assistance for people who want to rent or purchase housing including information and guidance about buying and rental costs; how to select affordable housing that meets individual needs; and how to provide for insurance, maintenance and other requirements related to acquiring and paying for housing.
  • Red Cross Disaster Service Centers (1)
    TH-2900.1800-700

    Red Cross Disaster Service Centers

    TH-2900.1800-700

    Centers opened by trained Red Cross volunteers to assist people who have sustained damage in a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Disaster victims meet with caseworkers who assess their needs and supply clothing, rent assistance, beds and bedding, necessary furniture, cooking and eating utensils, occupational supplies, prescription medication, small appliances and other necessities.
 
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