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Disaster Recovery Partnerships VISTA

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Recruiting Organization: American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming

VISTA will address creation and/or improvement of culturally sensitive systems for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; services are provided before a disaster, during disasters ranging from house fires to large disasters like fires and floods, or during disaster recovery. Systems for services should center on the culture/identify of those served. Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that those impacted by disasters have support in recovery to find safe, affordable housing and access to their community support systems. The intersection of pre-disaster poverty makes disaster recovery more challenging, so the enhanced support provided through better community connection provides more equitable support to clients experiencing poverty.

1.Utilize existing resources to ensure demographics, risk profiles, and organizations can be mapped or tracked by local jurisdiction. 2.In collaboration with site supervisor and regional disaster leaders, develop a plan to foster or improve organizational relationships with governmental, community-based, and faith-based organizations with emphasis on those that can help individuals prepare for disasters and those that help individuals recover from disasters or provide every day social services. 3.In collaboration with site supervisor and territory/chapter leaders, establish or foster relationships with previously mentioned organizations.4.In collaboration with site supervisor, identify opportunities to share disaster preparedness programing with emphasis on diverse communities and areas of greatest risk.

: 1.Research internal resources about serving diverse individuals. 2.Connect with diverse communities and learn from them on how to provide culturally sensitive services. 3.Examine disaster preparedness, response, and recovery procedures to identify gaps for provision of culturally sensitive services. 4.Make recommendations to improve provision of services to be culturally sensitive. 5.Develop internal workshops and training.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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