We all need to be aware of disaster preparedness and emergency response; people with disabilities often require more individual preparation.
Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters
New Jersey's Special Needs Registry for Disasters is a free, voluntary and confidential program designed to assist people with special needs who may find it difficult to get to safety in the event of an emergency. People with special needs (or caregivers on their behalf) are encouraged to register through www.registerready.nj.gov. Alternatively, they can call New Jersey’s toll-free 2-1-1 telephone service. This service will register people, offer free translation, and provide TTY services for the hearing-impaired.
NJ 2-1-1, A Wealth of Community Resources
From this resource, you will be able to easily locate community resources and services you need. NJ 2-1-1 points to resources for almost any need, from where to turn if unemployment benefits run out to where the nearest food bank is located. You may not be aware that NJ 2-1-1 provides free, confidential access to over 17,000 critical services and resources via landline, cell phone, and the Internet. Learn more about this informative resource: www.NJ211.org.
To go straight to their Disaster Response page, click on this link: http://www.nj211.org/emergency.cfm