As the World Burns: HCH Responses to the Impacts of Extreme Weather & Climate Change

Homeless services providers must increasingly organize, prepare, and respond to natural — and unnatural — disasters and emergencies which disproportionately affect unsheltered and sheltered persons experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations. This workshop will bring together four leading HCH programs directly impacted by extreme weather and climate change. Program leads will provide accounts and examples of preparation and response to ongoing climate emergencies such as extreme heat, cold, hurricane, rainfall events, wildfire, and other natural and nonnatural disasters. Participants will learn how to plan strategically for both anticipated and unanticipated emergencies, and how to develop and advocate for partnerships and strategies to focus response and relief to vulnerable people.

Speakers: Susannah King, Social Services Manager, Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless; David Peery, NCAB Co-Chair, Camillus Health; Stephanie Martinez, Sr. Director of Community Outreach & Strategy, Circle the City; Lucy Kasdin, Director, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless; Brittany Melton-Hill, Outreach Program Manager, Colorado Coaliton for the Homeless

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Categories: Clinical Practice, Conditions and Issues, Heat-Related Injuries
Tags: 2024 National HCH Conference
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