OAFN has developed a community network with the purpose of enhancing communication in order to identify needs and locate resources for those individuals with access and functional needs impacted by a disaster. The first step in this process was to develop a database of community-based organizations that are either the state association or providing direct services to people with disabilities and access and functional needs. The database is utilized to communicate potential disaster situations, and identify needs and resources during disasters and in recovery.
To have your organization considered to be part of the Community Network you must be a direct service provider and willing to provide 24/7 contact information. Please click on the following email link and provide a description of your organization including purpose, population served and the type of disaster services provided. The email address is: OAFN@caloes.ca.gov
Thank you in advance for your interest in the Community Network. Following are organizations that are part of the Community Network:
Blind and Low Vision
California Council of the Blind, Inc.
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Center of Deafness Inland Empire (CODIE)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center
Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency
The Halten Center for the Blind
Independent Living Centers
Access to Independence of San Diego, Inc.
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Central Coast Center for Independent Living
Communities Actively Living Independent and Free
Community Access Center – Riverside
Independent Living Center of Southern California
Independent Living Center – Kern County
Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
Marin Center for Independent Living
Rolling Start, Inc.
Tri-County Independent Living
Westside Center for Independent Living
Center for Disability and Health Policy at Western University of Health Sciences
Designing Accessible Communities
Disabled Resources Center
Inland Empire Health Plan
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Resources for Independence Central Valley
State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)
Area Board 2
Area Board 6
Area Board 8
Area Board 13