Disaster Relief (Non-HFA)

Dealing with a hurricane, wildfire, or earthquake is challenging for anyone; relocating your family and ensuring everyone’s safety when someone has a bleeding disorder presents an entirely more complicated scenario. These resources help you prepare for a disaster, respond to immediate needs, and address long term recovery.
READY.GOVMake a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.disaster preparation
AAFP Disaster ReliefDisasters and emergencies can happen at any time, are you prepared? Find the resources you need to be prepared for many kinds of disasters, from natural events like hurricanes to pandemic influenza.disaster preparation
Red Cross: Preparedness PlanA resource to create and practice a disaster preparedness plan for your family based on the disasters that may impact your geographic region.

Power Outage
Extreme Heat
Winter Storm
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CDC: Family Emergency Checklist (Hemophilia)A checklist to help your family prepare for a disaster including preparing for your bleeding disorder specific needs.disaster preparation
CDC: Prepare Your HealthPersonal Health Preparedness for People with Bleeding Disorders: https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2019/03/bleeding_disorders/disaster preparation
Thalassemia Emergency ChecklistEmergency Preparedness Checklist for individuals with Thalassemiadisaster preparation
National Childhood Traumatic Stress NetworkThis guide helps families develop a safety plan so that they may be prepared in the event of disasters.disaster preparation
Preparedness Wallet Carddisaster preparation
American Academy of Pediatrics: Family Readiness Kit10 Page printable kit to assist families in preparing for a disaster.disaster preparation
Red Cross: Find a ShelterEveryone is welcome at a Red Cross shelter and all disaster assistance is free. They provide aid to all those in need, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or citizenship status. They don’t require people to show any kind of identification to enter a Red Cross shelter, just their name and where they were living before the disaster.shelter
SAMHSA: Disaster Distress HelplineThe Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.mental health
CDC : STAY PUT - Learn How to Shelter in PlaceSometimes the best way to stay safe in an emergency is to get inside and stay put inside a building or vehicle. Where you should stay can be different for different types of emergencies. Be informed about the different kinds of emergencies that could affect your area and ways officials share emergency information. Ask your local emergency management agency about the best places to take shelter during different types of emergencies.disaster preparation, shelter
FEMAThe FEMA Helpline (800-621-3362) may be able to provide additional referrals. If you use video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service.shelter, immediate assistance
Disaster AssistanceLocate resources based on your addressed and locally declared disasters.immediate assistance
BENEFITS.GOVA resource list of benefits that are provided to those who experienced a disaster, including current programs and potential tax information.long term assistance
IRS: Disaster ReliefThe IRS website offers information on special tax law provisions that may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.long term assistance
HUD: Disaster ReliefImmediately after a disaster, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other government agencies offer initial assistance. HUD then provides support for ongoing recovery through programs and partnerships.

HUD disaster line: Call 1-800-304-9320 or email recovery@hud.gov.

Housing counseling agencies: Search online for a housing counselor in your area or call 1-800-569-4287. Learn more about housing counseling services after a disaster.
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SBPSBP Shrinks the time between disaster and recovery by focusing on 5 interventions. SBP focuses on increasing resilience before disasters and streamlining recovery after.long term assistance
Ready KidsDisasters happen everywhere, and every member of the family can prepare. Preparedness for the future starts today. Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during and after disasters.

Ready Master (a Disaster Readiness Game)

Build A Kit (a Disaster Readiness Game): https://www.ready.gov/kids/games/data/bak-english/index.html
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Save the ChildrenWhen a disaster strikes or a crisis breaks out, your first thoughts are often of family – especially your little ones. That’s why Save the Children launched Get Ready. Get Safe. This pioneering program helps U.S. families and communities prepare to protect and care for the most vulnerable among us in times of crisis – our children.preparing kids
Red Cross: Coping with DisasterThe American Red Cross has developed several free resources that adults can use with children to help them build resilience and cope with emergencies.

Prepare With Pedro – stories to prepare and respond to disasters
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PBS KIDS: When Something Scary HappensResources to help families cope in emergencies and other challenging times. This includes videos for children, activity sheets, and resources for parents.kids’ mental health
Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity BookA free, printable activity book featuring Mickey and his friends to discuss disaster preparedness with children.preparing kids
Sesame Workshops: EmergenciesYour family can gather supplies to build an emergency kit and prepare for emergencies in many other easy ways. This resource offers videos and activities that you can as a family to prepare for an emergency.preparing kids
CDC: Children in DisastersResources for parents and children who are facing a disaster:

Ready Wrigley: A series of printable books and sheets to address disasters with Children.

Children with Special Healthcare Needs

Helping Children Cope

Before, During, and After an Emergency
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