|CARD of San Mateo County
Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster
CARD of San Mateo County is closed. For support with disaster preparedness for people with special needs in San Mateo County, please contact:|
CARD – Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters
1736 Franklin Street, Suite 450 || Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 451-3140 || [email protected] || Fax: (510) 451-3144
CARD of San Mateo County is an inclusive
network of organizations dedicated to preparing the community
for a major disaster, coordinating effective inter-agency
response and recovery, and providing a forum for information
sharing among its members.
There are currently ninety-six participating agencies
in CARD of San Mateo County. Those agencies provide services
throughout San Mateo County’s rural and urban communities.
Several of the participating agencies provide services
throughout the San Francisco Bay Area region.
The mental and emotional well being of our community is
greatly enhanced by an effective disaster response and
recovery effort. These issues of well-being as well as
physical health are mitigated in large degree by community
disaster preparedness and hazard reduction through education.
The benefits derived through an agency’s participation
in CARD of San Mateo County manifest themselves as a better
ability to solve problems in emergency situations. This
is true both at a personal and professional level for
the volunteers and paid staff. The fortification of the
agency provides that agency with an extended capacity
to respond to the needs of its clientele. Pre-disaster
this can translate into education and preparedness activities.
During disaster recovery it may translate into an ability
to provide services or referrals to services for their
clients, mitigation and potent advocacy.
Among the member agencies and organizations of CARD of
San Mateo County are those that provide civic and public
benefit to the general public within San Mateo County.
Many of the agencies and organizations listed provide
their services to those population groups described above
as extra-vulnerable. These populations include but are
not limited to:
People with disabilities
Lower income families
The frail or critically ill
Persons with stress related problems
Persons with a mental illness
Persons with addictive disorders
Homeless or pre-homeless families and individuals
Persons with learning disorders
Families with pets
Persons impacted by violence
Clients of the criminal
The goal of CARD of San Mateo County
is to build its constituency in an inclusive outreach
to all service groups in San Mateo County. We wish to
continually increase the awareness and knowledge of disaster’s
effects and solutions.
Send a donation or contact us at:
Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster of San Mateo
1710 S. Amphlett Blvd., Suite 211
San Mateo, CA 94402