|Bay Area Emergency Preparedness
Seniors and People with Disabilities
Bay Area Prepared is closed. For support with disaster preparedness for seniors and people with disabilities. please contact:|
CARD – Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters
1736 Franklin Street, Suite 450 || Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 451-3140 || firstname.lastname@example.org || Fax: (510) 451-3144
The Bay Area Emergency Preparedness
Coalition for Seniors and People with Disabilities is
a collaborative disaster preparedness and prevention effort
that brings together Area Agencies on Aging and Centers
for Independent Living in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,
San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. These partners formed
the Coalition in 1994 to collaborate with other community
organizations and official disaster response groups to
(1) strengthen the ability of senior and disability organizations
to meet the challenges of a disaster and to (2) build
the capacity of our communities to respond to the special
needs of older and disabled adults in disasters.
Through the work of a project coordinator, the Coalition
provides training in agency emergency preparedness. These
workshops have helped 500 organizations responsible for
the daily care and welfare of our elderly and disabled
residents, to prepare for disasters and to respond to
their consumers' needs in disasters.
Mission: The Coalition strengthens, supports and prepares
community organizations serving seniors and people with
disabilities to meet the challenges a disaster would create.
We provide training in disaster planning and preparedness
to agencies serving seniors and people with disabilities.
We also promote a variety of disaster education programs
to help the individuals served by these organizations
take responsibility for their own emergency preparedness
Disaster Preparedness Plan - Example