Adapting services and outreach during a disaster
Preparing organizations for disasters
Developing an emergency preparedness plan helps organizations and systems return to functioning as quickly as possible when disaster strikes. This can promote community-wide resilience and recovery and reduce the social and structural vulnerabilities that increase risks of sexual violence in disasters.
Strategies for supporting survivors
Disasters can create additional risks and barriers for people who are currently experiencing violence. They can also stir up painful memories and feelings for people who have survived abuse or other traumatic events in the past. The support of caring friends and family members can make a world of difference.
Organizing during a pandemic and beyond
Disasters can simultaneously make community organizing more urgent and more difficult. Organizers must work to meet shifting and emerging needs in their communities in the midst of limited resources and added constraints. The resources below, many of which were created during and about COVID-19, offer recommendations and lessons learned that can strengthen community organizing efforts both in and out of disasters.
*This blog covers issues of sexual violence, self harm, and discrimination and may be triggering for some readers.
Sexual Violence Statistics
These sessions provide attendees with a foundational understanding of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuums of Care (CoC) and a practical understanding the coordinated entry process. Information includes ways communities can design coordinated entry access points, trauma informed assessment and prioritization approaches, and data safety considerations.
This document was co-authored by staff of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, with significant input, guidance, and leadership from Black and women of color survivors and advocates.
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