Disaster Assistance Resources

Article | June 2016

Disaster Assistance Resources

Disaster Relief

American Red Cross



American Red Cross Safe and Well List

Register your name or search for a name.


American Red Cross Shelters

Search for a shelter in your area.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)


Emergency response and preparedness.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Info on preparing for and recovering from disaster.

FEMA Disaster Assistance

Disaster-related Helpline: 1-800-621-3362


Find local resources and shelters, plus call or apply for assistance online.

United Way

Dial: 2-1-1 or visit http://www.211.org/

United Way offers access to many services in times of crisis as well as for day-to-day needs.

Government/Law Enforcement

Department of Homeland Security


Local law enforcement contact information

www.usacops.com (Dial 911 in an emergency)

Supportive Resources

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. Crisis counseling and support for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Disaster Help and Recovery Information


Click on the Disaster Resource Center link to find event-specific resources and tips to help support coping and recovery.

Helping Children Cope

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Information on how to help a child cope with natural disasters, terrorism, and mass violence.


American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


Animal Humane Society


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