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Disaster Resources: Before, During and After a Disaster

Agenda for Children has compiled the following resources to support centers, family child care providers and families prepare for disasters and navigate their aftermath.

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American Academy of Pediatrics-Talking to Children about DisastersFamilies with Young Children, StatewideWebsite

Talking to children about disasters helps them better understsand an event that occured. Kids are better able to cope with a disaster if they feel they understand the basic information and details about a disaster.

Location
Louisiana
families-with-young-children statewide
American Red Cross-Southeast LouisianaEmergency Preparedness and Temporary ShelterChild Care Centers, Families with Young Children, General Audience, Housing & Shelter, StatewideWebsite

The American Red Cross has many resources available to get prepared for natural disasters and find shelter in their aftermath.

Location
Louisiana

Phone
1-800-229-8191
child-care-centers families-with-young-children general-audience housing-shelter statewide
CDC-Helping Children Cope During and After a DisasterFamilies with Young Children, StatewideWebsite

What you can do to help children cope with a disaster.

Location
Louisiana
families-with-young-children statewide
Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) GuideEmergency Food StampsFood, Statewide

Families who don’t normally qualify for SNAP may qualify for D-SNAP. The Louisiana Budget Project put together a guide to D-SNAP so Louisianans can have a better understanding of what to expect and how to access this important benefit. Families who pre-registered for D-SNAP must still apply for benefits. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has a short printable guide on how to apply or you can visit the D-SNAP web page.

Location
Louisiana
food statewide
FEMA Disaster AssistanceFinancial AssistanceChild Care Centers, Families with Young Children, General Audience, Housing & Shelter, StatewideWebsite

This website allows you to find disaster assistance that fits your personal needs and submit an application.

Location
Louisiana
child-care-centers families-with-young-children general-audience housing-shelter statewide
Free Covid TestingCovid TestsHealthcareWebsite

Where to get free covid-19 tests

Location
Louisiana
healthcare
Get a Game PlanState ResourcesGeneral Audience, General Info, StatewideWebsite

Make a game plan before disaster occurs. Resources for your plan.

Location
Louisiana
general-audience general-info statewide
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency PreparednessChild Care Centers, Families with Young Children, General Audience, Statewide

GOHSEP works with local, State, Tribal and Federal authorities; private-sector partners; and private nonprofits (PNPs) to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from and mitigate against future emergencies and disasters.

Location
Louisiana

Email
child-care-centers families-with-young-children general-audience statewide
Keep Calm LineCrisis Lines and Mental Health SupportMental Health & Crisis Line

The Keep Calm Through COVID crisis phone line provides trained, compassionate counselors to support Louisianans through this difficult time. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with information and service coordination, linking callers to mental health and substance abuse counseling services. This service is available to the public at no charge.

Location
Louisiana

Phone
1-866-310-7977
mental-health-crisis-line
LDOE’s Emergency PreparednessResource HubChild Care Centers, StatewideWebsite

The LDOE has compiled some resources for schools to prepare for natural disasters. Centers and family child care providers may find this information helpful.

Location
Louisiana
child-care-centers statewide
Louisiana Economic Development Emergency Preparedness for BusinessesResource HubChild Care Centers, General Audience, General Info, StatewideWebsite

LED’s website has many general resources and specific information for business owners.

Location
Louisiana
child-care-centers general-audience general-info statewide
National Weather ServiceWeather AwarenessGeneral Audience, General Info, StatewideWebsite

Stay up to date on weather forecasts here.

Location
Louisiana
general-audience general-info statewide
Red Cross SheltersShelter LocationsHousing & ShelterWebsite

Anyone in the affected area that needs a safe place to stay should call 211, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or download the free Red Cross Emergency app for shelter locations. You can also text LASHELTER to 898-211 or NOLAREADY to 77295.

Location
National

Phone
800-733-2767
housing-shelter
State of Louisiana Emergency Preparedness GuideEmergency PreparednessChild Care Centers, Families with Young Children, General Audience, General Info, StatewideWebsite

Louisiana’s Emergency Preparedness guide includes information like state evacuation routes and how to prepare before a storm strikes.

Location
Louisiana
child-care-centers families-with-young-children general-audience general-info statewide
State of Louisiana Hurricane UpdatesResource HubChild Care Centers, Families with Young Children, General Audience, StatewideWebsite

Louisiana-specific updates and resources for disaster recovery.

Location
Louisiana
child-care-centers families-with-young-children general-audience statewide
Tulane Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (TIKES)Child Care Centers, Families with Young Children, Mental Health & Crisis Line, StatewideWebsite

Tulane’s TIKES program is providing free tele-mental-health support for Parents and caregivers affected by Hurricane Ida. Visit their website to request a session.

Location
Louisiana

Phone
504-264-1287
child-care-centers families-with-young-children mental-health-crisis-line statewide
United Way SELAResource Hub Child Care Centers, Families with Young Children, General Audience, StatewideWebsite

United Way’s website has a number of resources available, such as D-SNAP and tarp assistance.

Location
Louisiana
child-care-centers families-with-young-children general-audience statewide
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