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9-1-1 System – Call 911 to request service from fire, police, or emergency medical services:
- Any crime in progress or where the offender is still on the scene (or has just left the scene)
- All serious violent crimes—homicide, robbery, sexual assault, domestic violence, assault—even if the crime is no longer in progress or the offender has left the scene
- All fires and medical emergencies
- Home and business intruders
- Vehicle crashes involving personal injury, major property damage, or traffic tie-ups
- Sighting of a criminal whom you know is wanted by the police
Homeless Prevention Hotlines:
Older Adult Resources
United Way 2-1-1 has an older adult specialist who can assist callers, 60 and over, to find the resources they need in the community. If you are an older adult, or know an older adult, who needs resources and advocacy, please call United Way 2-1-1!
United Way 2-1-1 also has a full-time veterans navigator, a veteran himself, who works one-on-one with our military veterans who call in needing resources to help them with housing, employment, health issues and support. Our United Way 2-1-1 online database also offers a separate section specifically for veterans’ needs.
My Resource Connection
My Resource Connection connects individuals needing assistance with local resources that can help meet their needs: groceries, clothing, housing, health care, counseling, transportation, employment, emotional support, etc.
Online Link: My Resource Connection
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources from The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Take the first steps in preparing for a disaster by completing your personal or small business financial form. Check out these disaster preparedness and recovery financial forms, checklists and resources.
Online Link: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources
More Helpful Disaster Preparing Links:
- Checklist For You and Your Family – Use this checklist to identify what financial information you need to have in place before a disaster strikes.
- Checklist for Small Businesses – Use this checklist to identify what financial information you need to have in place for your small business before a disaster strikes.
- Consumer Resources – View local and national resources that can assist you and your family in the event of a disaster.
- Small Business Resources – Collection of resources to make sure your business is prepared before and after a disaster or emergency.
- Community Resources – Resources that help support the needs of a community before and after a disaster.
- Banking, Insurance Industry Complaints Contact Info –
- (En Español -Visite kansascityfed.org/planprepareprevail para encontrar recursos adicionales que lo ayudarán a prepararse para un desastre).
Safe and Well From American Red Cross
After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.
Register Yourself as “Safe and Well”
Once on the site click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button to register yourself on the site.
Search for Loved Ones
Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.
National Disaster Preparedness Resources Helpful Links:
FEMA Prepare Plan – www.fema.gov
SBA Planning for Disasters in Advance – www.sba.gov
CDC Family Communication Plan – www.cdc.gov