Provides information and resources about disaster and terrorism preparedness to meet children’s needs. Example resources include readiness kits and checklists, information on how to help children cope in a disaster, and more.
The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
Offers disaster presentations, First Aid, CPR, AED, Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care professionals, babysitting and child care, swimming and water safety and lifeguarding classes/training to the public. Visit their website for a schedule of classes, pricing and registration information.
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Provides information and resources on emergency preparedness to help protect you and your loved ones, as well as resources for emergency health professionals and information recent national incidences. Their website also provides information on how to care for children of various needs in a disaster and how to help them cope after a disaster.
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30329
(800) 232-4636 or (888) 232-6348 TTY
Caring for Children in a Disaster: cdc.gov/childrenindisasters
Offers free webinars, informational printouts, and other resources that help the community successfully prevent, prepare for, respond to health emergencies.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners. Visit the website to find more contact information.
FEMA Disaster Assistance Helpline: (800) 621-3362 (also for 711 & VRS) or (800) 462-7585 TTY
FEMA is responsible for organizing government-wide relief efforts after a disaster. They provide information, resources and toolkits for family and youth on emergency preparedness, planning, response and recovery efforts.
500 C Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20472
For Disaster Survivors: 800-621-3362 (7-1-1 or Video Relay Service Available) or (800) 462-7585 TTY
General: (202) 646-2500
Mobile App: fema.gov/mobile-app
Region V Office: fema.gov/region-v-il-in-mi-mn-oh-wi
Offers a Citizen Preparedness Program which helps children, seniors and people with functional needs on what to do before, during and after an emergency. You can also receive free emergency notifications to help keep you and your family safe through their emergency alert system.
5300 Strawberry Farms Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43230
ALERT Franklin County: alertfranklincounty.org
Teaches personal safety awareness through workshops offered to youth and adults. People learn personal safety skills, how to set boundaries and how to avoid dangerous situations. They also have experience working with people with special needs. Community programs are offered several times per year in various locations. Programs require a fee, but they offer need-based partial scholarships.
1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Offers services to provide for the basic needs of all people, including shelter, food, health care, case management, veteran services; support for women facing domestic violence and their children, disaster response coordination and disaster preparedness training, transitional job training and more. They reach 29 counties in Ohio. Visit the website for detailed information about each program, location and contact information.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
24-hour crisis line (Domestic Violence): (614) 224-4663
Pantry Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/foodpantries/services/pantry-locations
List of LSS Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/contact-us/locations
Promotes statewide severe weather safety and preparedness. They also inform residents of weather hazards that typically affect Ohio. They have disaster preparedness kits, weather alert apps and safety resources.
Provides information to families to prepare for the possibility of natural disasters, accidents, power outages, intentional acts and other emergencies that disrupt daily life.
This website offers resources to help families cope in emergencies and other challenging times. They provide videos that include familiar PBS characters, age-appropriate activities, and resources for parents about preparation, coping and resiliency.
Educates and empowers people to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. They provide information and resources in different languages, covering various topics on preparedness. Also, they offer a special website for kids, and local and national opportunities for youth.
Ready Kids: ready.gov/kids
Offers various services for Central Ohio families throughout the year. Their services include: an in-residence rehabilitation program, after school learning centers for youth to get tutoring and homework help, job help, Christmas assistance; free meals and produce giveaways, furniture assistance, housing and rent assistance, utility assistance and veteran support services. Visit the website for their Family Thrift Store locations in Central Ohio and for more information on each program.
Link to Family Thrift Store list: co.salvationarmy.org/CentralOhio/family-stores-in-central-ohio
Offers providers and parents resources to help children thrive and deal with some common issues that affect children’s lives. Explore topics related to health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness.