Disaster Survivor Assistance Program

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DSAT member assists disaster survivor in Brownsville, Florida
DSA member assists disaster survivor in Brownsville, Florida
Sign Language Used to Register a Disaster Survivor in Florida
Sign Language Used to Register a Disaster Survivor in Florida
Spanish Speaking DSA Member Provides Disaster Information
Spanish Speaking DSA Member Provides Disaster Information
Disaster Survivor Assistance Team Reach Out to Alabama Storm Survivors
Disaster Survivor Assistance Team Reach Out to Alabama Storm Survivors
Disaster Survivor Assistance Team Member Reach Out to Survivors in Alabama
Disaster Survivor Assistance Team Member Reach Out to Survivors in Alabama
A Disaster Survivor Assistance  member, holds a tablet illustrating the areas where survivors may be located in an area of Alabama affected by recent storms
A Disaster Survivor Assistance  member, holds a tablet illustrating the areas where survivors may be located in an area of Alabama affected by recent storms
FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Member with Survivor in Mississippi
FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Member with Survivor in Mississippi
 
The mission of the Disaster Survivor Assistance program is to build and sustain an expeditionary cadre that can address disaster survivor's immediate needs by:
  1. Establishing a timely presence;
  2. Providing in-person, tailored information and services;
  3. Providing referrals to whole community partners as needed;
  4. Collecting targeted information to support decision-making; and
  5. Identifying public information needs so critical messaging can be developed and disseminated.

The Disaster Survivor Assistance Program supports Local, State, Tribal, Territorial, and Federal requirements during disaster response and recovery operations. DSA staff have the ability to quickly deploy in anticipation of (or immediately following) a disaster declaration, and can provide operational/situational awareness of conditions, needs, and activity in the affected area. They provide support to disaster survivors at their homes or in their communities, offering options for how to access programs that can help them move forward in their recovery.

If you have feedback regarding the DSA program, please contact us at: EnhancingSurvivorExperience@fema.dhs.gov

 

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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