The ‘age wave’ begins in 2011 – every 8 seconds someone in the United States will turn 65. (Ford Foundation)

 

Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco)

Bronx

The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) works in the South Bronx to restore pride of place, empower residents, and make neighborhoods livable and healthy. They build energy efficient and affordable homes; provide early childhood education and family support; promote youth development; and catalyze business development among local merchants and individual entrepreneurs. WHEDco offers affordable housing to low-income individuals and families, including the formerly homeless, and provides an array of services to the community from two Bronx-locations: Morrisania and Crotona Park East.

Emergency Preparedness



Preparing in advance is the only way to be ready in case of an emergency or natural disaster. As New York City saw with Hurricane Sandy, neighborhoods rely on their community organizations and settlement houses, especially in the event of emergency. The resources here, created and gathered through a partnership between United Neighborhood Houses and Citi Foundation, can help organizations prepare so they can serve their community year round, no matter what the year brings. 

Please continue to check back to stay updated. Join the twitter conversation using the hashtag #UNHEmPrep. 

If you would like to add resources to this page, please contact Lindsay Perry at lperry@unhny.org. If you are a UNH member and would like to update your status on this page, please contact emergency@unhny.org. Thank you.

Communications Tools

Communications are vital in emergencies. These resources will help you stay connected.  Learn more »

External Resources

External resources available to help perfect your emergency planning.  Learn more »

Overall Emergency Planning Tools

Templates, tools, and sample plans to help members develop an emergency planning program and create or revise their own emergency planning documents.  Learn more »



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