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Disaster Response and Preparedness Organizations


Aware & Prepare:  a public-private partnership dedicated to preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters.

California Governor's Office of Emergency Management:  disaster service worker volunteer program, preparedness, response, recovery, grants.


DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships: the mission of the center is to build resilient communities among faith-based and community organizations.


FEMA Voluntary, Faith-Based, & Community-Based Organizations


Institute for Congregational Trauma and Growth (ICTG): congregational ministry after trauma.


Listos: a Spanish language emergency readiness public education program.


Office of Emergency Management (OEM) - Santa Barbara County: responsible for emergency planning and coordination for the Santa Barbara Operational Area.


VOAD - Santa Barbara County (Volunteer Organziations Active in Disaster): promoting communication and collaboration among organizations throughout Santa Barbara County in planning for and responding to disasters.




Developing Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship – FEMA


Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) Resources - Wheaton College


Prepare to Care: A Guide to Disaster Ministry for your Congregation – A Resource from Community Arise and Church World Service. 


Ready.Gov: designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. Listo Espanol 






Community Arise: A Disaster Ministry Curriculum – Emotional & Spiritual Care in Disasters, by Church World Service.

C.E.R.T.  Commmunity Emergency Response Team:


FEMA Course: IS 360 Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship: provides leading practices and resources to assist.... houses of worship in developing emergency plans for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from mass casualty incidents.



Preparedness in America – 2013 FEMA Research Document (PDF).


Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) Research - Wheaton College


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