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Archived Webinar: Access to Housing, Disaster Relief, and Homelessness Assistance Programs for Immigrants

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: December 2, 2021
Topic(s): Housing, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness, Federal Housing Programs
This webinar covers public assistance services and how immigration status affects — or doesn’t affect — one’s ability to receive assistance in housing, disaster relief, and/or homelessness.

Archived Webinar: Forum on Afghan Arrivals and Housing Needs

Author(s): Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)
Date: November 18, 2021
Topic(s): Housing, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) invites you to learn about how you can help provide a warm welcome for Afghan allies and friends with primary attention on the urgent need for both transitional and long-term housing. In the midst of the outpouring of support, local resettlement organizations have been busier than ever receiving Afghans already evacuated …

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Toolkit: Establishing & Maintaining Inclusive Emergency Management with Immigrant & Refugee Populations

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: January 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
This toolkit is designed to help strengthen existing emergency preparedness plans by ensuring immigrants and refugees are part of any emergency response. It contains checklists on inclusive communication practices, community assessments, building trust with refugee communities, and more. 
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Archived Webinar: Establishing and Maintaining Inclusive Emergency Management with Immigrant and Refugee Populations

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: January 21, 2021
Topic(s): Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
With the COVID-19 pandemic and greater occurrences of natural disasters, the need for inclusion in emergency management is paramount. This webinar discussed a variety of topics, including Welcoming America’s Inclusive Emergency Management Toolkit, which was created in partnership with the I-DIEM and focused on how organizations can develop more inclusive preparedness and practices in emergencies. …

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Promising Practice: COVID-19 Automated Call System

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 20, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Safety
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
The International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis (IISTL) in Missouri, MN recognized a need to provide state and local COVID-19 information to their clients in eight common languages that were not already available. They repurposed their automated call system to share pre-recorded messages with clients in their primary language and engaged both local and state …

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Evidence Summary: What are the best strategies for emergency preparedness and emergency information dissemination among resettled refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 1, 2020
Topic(s): Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
This evidence summary aims to identify the best strategies for emergency preparedness and emergency information dissemination among resettled refugees. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What strategies are there for helping resettled refugees prepare for emergencies? What strategies are there …

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Guide: Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: December 21, 2017
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Health, Housing, Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status, Citizenship, Emergency Preparedness, English Language Skills, Healthcare, Higher Education, Landlords
This guide includes practical information to help New Americans settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics and know your rights (KYR) information. Topics include: Federal Departments and Agencies The United States Today Federal Holidays Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) Maintaining Your Permanent Resident Status …

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Tool or Template: Prepare Your Family

Author(s): Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Date: May 26, 2017
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness, Safety Planning
This tool is designed to help individuals create a family safety plan in the event of a big disaster.  It includes sections to note down important phone numbers for friends, immediate family, and out-of-area contacts; medical information including physicians, pharmacies, health insurance, and medications; and public safety locations including fire and police stations, medical facilities, …

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Tip Sheet: How to be Safe in an Earthquake

Author(s): Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Date: September 26, 2008
Topic(s): Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
This multilingual resource, developed by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, can be shared with clients to support with emergency preparedness. This tip sheet pertains to safety measures during an earthquake. It can be found in the following languages: Amharic Burmese Cambodian Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Hindi Japanese Korean Laotian Oromo Russian Somali Spanish Swahili …

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Tip Sheet: Out of Area Phone Contact

Author(s): Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Date: September 25, 2008
Topic(s): Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
This multilingual resource, developed by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, can be shared with clients to support with emergency preparedness. This tip sheet provides information on out of area contacts. It can be found in the following languages:  Amharic Burmese Cambodian Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Hindi Japanese Korean Laotian Oromo Russian Somali Spanish Swahili …

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