TS22. Developing a Locally Built Sheltering Program

Following lessons from recent storms, many counties have chosen to move from volunteer-managed shelters to locally built and operated sheltering programs. This course will outline key areas for consideration when developing a sheltering program, from concerns of leadership to number of staff needed at each facility, from shelter worker and manager training, to after the storm recognition. As counties look to draw on the wealth of talented County employees, School Board employees, and volunteer partners, this course will help participants understand how to develop a sheltering team to ensure residents have a place of safety during a storm.

Organized by Michele Jones

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