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Community Resource Guide

Provided by the United Way of Northeast Florida

Special Needs Shelters

Code: TH-2600.1580-800

Programs that provide shelter for people who are frail elderly, people with disabilities, medically dependent people, institutionalized populations, unaccompanied minors and other individuals who require a level of personal support or attention not available in most mass care shelter facilities that are activated during times of disaster. Special needs shelters generally have auxiliary power to support heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical power for necessary medical equipment. Special needs shelter clients include people with stable medical conditions that require periodic observation, assessment and maintenance (e.g., glucose readings, vital signs, ostomy care); people requiring periodic wound care; people with limitations which require assistance with activities of daily living; people who require assistance with their medication; people who require oxygen or are medically dependent on uninterrupted electricity for other therapies such as nebulizers or feeding tubes; and people who require full-time care and are accompanied by a full-time caregiver for the duration of their shelter stay.

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