Welcome To The Shelter Caregiver Training Website


Emergency Management Disability And Aging Coalition

EMDAC’s Goal

Supporting Individuals with Disabilities and/or Who Are Elderly before, during and after a disaster.

Purpose of Training

To develop a trained cadre of volunteers who will assist shelter residents with disabilities and/or who are elderly and staying in general population shelters, by assisting them with: activities of daily living; companionship; shelter layout; and shelter schedule.

Shelter Training Modules

Module 1 - Expectations
Module 2 - Shelter Operations and Facility Overview
Module 3 - Disability Basics
Module 4 - Support Within Shelters: Assistive Technology (A.T.) Devices
Module 5 - Support Within Shelters: Volunteer Care Giving Part 1
Module 6 - Support Within Shelters: Volunteer Care Giving Part 2
Module 7 - Wrap Up