Emergency Preparedness

The Community Partnership is committed to ensuring that publicly funded shelters in the District of Columbia are prepared to respond to disasters and are aware of local resources to assist our neighbors experiencing homelessness. The Partnership is engaging multiple stakeholders within homeless service agencies, as well as the District's Emergency Operation Center (EOC), in training and resource development.

All Community Partnership contractors must fill out an emergency form for every shelter or housing program. The form can be found as a part of the contract deliverables at the following link: Contract Deliverables
Please submit your completed emergency contact form to Charlene Traylor or Candyce Coates.

Connecting with City Resources

Determine where your shelter is located and the neighborhood plan associated with its location.

The following are pro-active steps that shelters should utilize RIGHT NOW:

Step I

Shelters should use the citizen atlas to determine which neighborhood cluster their programs are located in (refer to Neighborhood cluster list for specific neighborhood names):

Find Your Neighborhood Cluster

Step II

Determine which key staff members at each of your program sites should receive neighborhood alerts and then sign-up for the alerts:

Sign-Up For Alerts

Step III

Read over the appropriate community plans for the neighborhood(s) your programs are associated with and share these plans with key personnel in your programs:

Get your Community Plan

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