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Functional Needs Support Services Preparedness Missouri


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Functional Needs Support Services Preparedness Missouri

  2. 2. Introductions Karen Benson Convoy of Hope - Global Disaster Response Director Missouri United Methodist Conference - Disaster Coordinator Debra HendricksDepartment of Social Services – Children’s Division Dante Gliniecki State Emergency Management Agency Statewide Area Coordinator
  3. 3. Access and Functional Needs:• Can be defined as someone needing supports to maintain independence in daily activities, communication, transportation/evacuation, supervision or medical care.
  4. 4. People with Access and Functional Needs:• People with disabilities: • Persons requiring – Physical bariatric equipment – Sensory – Mental health • People who are non- – Cognitive English speaking or who• Older individuals have limited language• Children abilities.• Women in late stages of • People with limited pregnancy transportation
  5. 5. Americans with Disabilities Act• Children and adults with disabilities are entitled to equal opportunity to participate in programs, services and activities in the most integrated setting.
  6. 6. Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS):• Are the services that enable children and adults to maintain their usual level of independence in general population shelters.• Intended to ensure equal access to all services provided by a shelter.• Supports needed to function independently can occur before, during and possibly after a disaster.
  7. 7. Functional Needs Support Services Include:• Reasonable modifications to policies, practices and procedures.• Durable Medical Equipment. (DME)• Consumable Medical Supplies. (CMS)• Personal Assistance Services. (PAS)• Other goods and services as needed.
  8. 8. Key Concepts:• Self-determination • Physical Access• No “One Size Fits • Effective All” Communication• Equal Access • Program• Equal Opportunity Modifications• Inclusion • No Charge• Integration
  9. 9. Functional Assessment Support Teams (FAST): • Conduct Assessments • Evaluates Functional Needs • Determines Resources Needed
  10. 10. FAST:• Government Employees – SEMA, DSS, DMH, DHSS• Community based personnel – Centers for Independent Living, Councils• Non-governmental organizations – American Red Cross, Salvation Army
  11. 11. FAST Members:• Have extensive knowledge of the populations they serve.• Understand the needs of the shelter to which they were assigned.• Have access to available services and resources.• Include people who have access and functional needs.
  12. 12. Benefits of FAST:• Community resource.• Gives you, the local government, eyes and ears in the shelter.• Assists in identifying and providing FNSS.• Assists in meeting requirements of the American’s with Disabilities Act and other laws.
  13. 13. Advanced Planning is Critical• Don’t wait for a disaster to begin planning for persons who have access & functional needs.• Planning should occur at all levels of emergency preparedness.• Include stakeholders in the planning.
  14. 14. Integrated Community Planning Steps:• Review current plans.• Identify stakeholders.• Complete gap analysis.• Identify resources.• Establish relationships.
  15. 15. Identify Stakeholders• People requiring FNSS.• Agencies/ organizations that provide FNSS.• Advocacy organizations.• Providers of services.• Faith based organizations.• VOAD, COAD
  16. 16. Community Gap Analysis• Identify the types of disabilities and/or functional needs that exist within the community.• Determine the types of resources that will be needed to serve the community.
  17. 17. Identify Resources & Establish Relationships• Work with partners to help determine which tasks and responsibilities will be met by all stakeholders.• Establish relationships with providers and identify how they can support the needs of individuals with access & functional needs.
  18. 18. Considerations for FNSS Planning:• Reasonable • Mental health modifications to issues (i.e. policies, provision of quiet procedures, rooms) practices • Transportation• Communication • Cooled/heated• Access to environment medications • Other
  19. 19. FNSS Makes Sense• Don’t have to plan for two types of shelters.• Maximizes resources.• Supports already exist in communities.• Addresses the needs of all members of the community.• It’s the right thing to do!
  20. 20. Develop back-up plansfor personal assistance services, Hospice or other forms of in-home assistance!
  21. 21. Personal Emergency Planning is a must!
  22. 22. Resources:
  23. 23. Resources
  24. 24. Resources
  25. 25. The Missouri State Access and Functional Needs Committee
  26. 26. Missouri Severe Storms,Tornadoes, And FloodingMajor Disaster Declared May 9,2011 (DR-1980) 
  27. 27. Disasters in MissouriTornado in St Louis Flooding in Southeast MO
  28. 28. Disasters in Missouri Southern MissouriTornado in Sedalia Tornado
  29. 29. Disasters in Missouri Joplin Tornado – May 22, 2011
  30. 30. Joplin Tornado
  31. 31. Joplin Tornado
  32. 32. Joplin Tornado
  33. 33. Joplin T
  34. 34. Disasters in MissouriCarter County Tornado Flooding in WayneMay 25, 2011 County 2011
  35. 35.  Fires  Power Outages Floods  Earthquakes Tornados  Chemical Spills Ice/Snow &  Plane Crashes Other Severe  Terrorism Storms  Pandemic Flu Severe Heat/Cold
  36. 36. ACCESS AND FUNCTIONALNEEDS EVENTS IN RECENTAND CURRENT DISASTERS• Shelters• Children• People with Disabilities• Ongoing Recovery
  37. 37. Deb HendricksKaren Benson Children’s Division Director, Global Missouri Department ofDisaster Response Social Services P.O. Box 88Convoy of Hope 330 S. 615 Howerton CourtPatterson Jefferson City, MO 65102 Springfield, MO 65802 Office: (573) 751- Office: (417) 4920 Fax:823-8998 x368 (573) 526-3971 Cell: (417) 466.5406 Dante Gliniecki Statewide Volunteer Coordinator SEMA PO Box 116 Jefferson City MO 65102 573-526-9132