Beyond the Emergency of Homelessness: Planning and Responding Strategically to Disasters & Emergencies

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Greenway D-G (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
HCH programs serving people experiencing homelessness must prepare for an increasing number of natural – and unnatural -- disasters and emergencies disproportionately affecting unsheltered and sheltered persons experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations.  This workshop will bring together key staff of HCH programs directly impacted by natural disasters, providing accounts and examples of preparation and response, specific to the homeless population served. Participants will learn how to plan strategically for both anticipated natural disasters and unanticipated emergencies, and develop partnerships and strategies to focus response and relief to vulnerable people experiencing homelessness.
Lucy Kasdin, LCSW (Deputy Director, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless)
Frances Isbell, MA (President and CEO, Healthcare for the Homeless Houston)
David Peery, JD (Grant Writer, Camillus Health Concern)
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