See below for information about how partners and businesses can be ready to respond in emergencies. For more ideas and resources:
- ODHS providers, please check with the program(s) you contract with.
- If you get services from ODHS, please contact the employee you work with.
Emergency shelter grants and other supports are available
Grants and other supports are now available to help local governments, public education providers and Tribal Nations provide:
- cleaner air spaces for emergency purposes, such as when wildfire smoke makes breathing difficult
- cooling and warming spaces for when extreme weather creates unhealthy conditions for people
To learn more
Read the Shelter Grants flyer
Visit the Shelter Grants web page
Complete the survey
Resources for people with disabilities
Learn how to help people with disabilities prepare an emergency plan to protect themselves, family, friends, personal care assistants and others in the support network.
Resource families (foster care)
In a major emergency or disaster, the local child welfare office needs to know where all children in care are located.
Responding well to any kind of emergency depends on advance planning. Plan now so you can respond later. Make sure you have the tools you need so you can continue to provide vital services to Oregonians. Involve your employees in business continuity planning. Take steps to secure your physical assets, and protect your data and information technology systems.