These are stressful times. If you would like to contact a social worker, psychologist or child life specialist for information on community referrals or coping resources, you can call 312.227.4118 and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. Non-urgent questions only. For emergencies, call 911.
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The Functional and Access Needs (FAN)/At-Risk Populations Annex provides operational guidance to ensure the needs of FAN/At-Risk Populations are addressed to improve equity in access to emergency response services and resources. These are vulnerable individuals, groups, and/or populations that may have additional needs before, during, and after a disaster. Examples include: children, elderly, pregnant women, those with functional and access needs, pre-existing health conditions (including behavioral health), limited English proficiency, homeless, low socioeconomic status, among others. Their additional needs may be related to issues such as physical and/or cognitive disabilities, age, or language skills. The needs of these individuals, groups, and/or populations may not be fully addressed by traditional or standard response and recovery resources.
The FAN Resource Guide is a companion document that was developed to provide guidance and resources when planning for these populations.