Access-Functional Needs Resources

ACF Refugee Emergency Preparedness Booklet

The Administration for Children & Families Office of Refugee Resettlement created this booklet to educate arriving refugees on the types of hazardous weather experienced in the United States that they may be unfamiliar with, as well as how to prepare for such events.


DHS Language Access Resources

The Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties offers these resources for use when serving individuals with limited English proficiency.


DPH Functional/Access Needs “Show Me” Tool

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management created this free mobile application to enhance communication between public health and emergency management personnel and volunteers and individuals with communication challenges across a variety of emergency settings.


DPH Access-Functional Needs Resource Guide

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management created this guide as a compilation of resources to assist in public health preparedness planning for individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.


Drexel University Diversity Preparedness

The Drexel University National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities offers a broad array of resources, information, and materials that can be browsed by region, community, emergency, or resource type.


NYC Emergency Management The Storm Video

New York City Emergency Management created this episode of “We Are New York” in collaboration with the NYC Mayor’s Office and the City University of New York in order to educate individuals who are learning English on important ideas and vocabulary concerning disasters and preparedness.


ORI Emergency Preparedness with Newcomer Populations

The Massachusetts Office for Refugees & Immigrants created this Emergency Preparedness Guide for Newcomer Populations to reduce confusion around disasters, and provide important emergency information to all people living in the Commonwealth. Access/Functional Needs Resources offers many materials for individuals with functional needs, including go-kit creation guides and template emergency plans.