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ADVOCACY FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIMS, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA: September 2005. See Relief Fund for Sexual Assault Victims ~ Resources.

BEATEN, SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, AND LIVING IN A HURRICANE EVACUATION SHELTER OR A MAKESHIFT TENT CITY . . . KATRINA VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE STILL NEED YOUR HELP, Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Baton Rouge, LA: September 13, 2005.

CALCASA Hurricane Relief Fund, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, September 2, 2005. See CALCASA PayPal.

CANCÚN SHELTER REOPENS AFTER HURRICANE WILMA AND NEEDS SUPPORT, Lydia Cacho Ribeiro, Ciam Cancún A.C., Cancún, Quintana Roo, MX: November 1, 2005.

Caught in the Storm: The Impact of Natural Disasters on Women, Lin Chew and Kavita N. Ramdas, The Global Fund for Women, San Francisco, CA: December 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Global Fund for Women.

CHILD CARE IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF KATRINA RECOVERY EFFORTS, Child Care Tip Sheet #1, Administration for Children and Families, Washington, DC.

CONNECTIONS BETWEEN DISASTERS AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (series of four podcasts), Elaine Enarson, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA: 2013.

Research Base (Part 1)

Prevention (Part 2)

Building Partnerships (Part 3)

Future Directions (Part 4)

AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RISES IN NEW ORLEANS IN WAKE OF KATRINA, CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROVIDES A REFUGE FOR ABUSED WOMEN, U.S. Newswire, Washington, DC: April 10, 2006. Copyright © 2006 U.S. Newswire.

DISASTER AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Harrisburg, PA: updated September 2011.

DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING AGREEMENTS: ACCOUNTING RECOGNITION OF FEMA GRANTS, Fundamentals, Lockhart, Atchley & Associates, LLP, Austin, TX: Second Quarter 2006.

EFFORTS TO TRACK RAPE EMERGE BETWEEN HURRICANES, Nancy Cook Lauer, Women’s eNews, September 23, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Women’s eNews.

EmergencY PLANNING GUIDE FOR CHILD-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS, Promising Practices Network, Santa Monica, CA: October 2011. Copyright © 2011 Promising Practices Network.

Emergency Preparedness AND ResponsE ~ HURRICANe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, American Red Cross, Washington, DC.

FOR THE WOMEN OF KATRINA ~ PROTECTION FROM VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN (English and Español), Women’s Justice Center, San Rosa, CA: September 2005.

HELPING YOUR WORKFORCE COPE AND RETURN TO WORK ~ COPING WITH DISASTER, Mental Health America, Alexandria, VA.

How Texas is Helping Hurricane Katrina Victims with Food and Housing, Center for Public Policy Priorities, Austin, TX: September 2005.

HURRICANE RITA COMPOUNDS THE OBSTACLES FACED BY LOUISIANA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS WHO SURVIVED HURRICANE KATRINA, Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Baton Rouge, LA: September 19, 2005.

HURRICANE RESPONSE MUST ADDRESS WOMEN’S NEEDS, Women Work! The National Network for Women’s Employment, Washington, DC: September 16, 2005.

INFORMATION ON HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF, Center for Public Policy Priorities, Austin, TX: September 2005.

Jane Doe Inc. Establishes Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims’ Hurricane Relief Fund, Jane Doe Inc., Boston, MA: September 1, 2005.

KATRINA Crime Victim RESOURCES, Witness Justice, Rockville, MD: updated November 15, 2011.

KATRINA, NATURAL DISASTERS AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE, New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, New York City, NY.

MAKING SHELTERS SAFE FOR TRANSGENDER EVACUEES, National Center for Transgender Equality, Washington, DC: August 2011.

NATURAL DISASTERS: POWER AND CONTROL WHEEL, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Tallahassee, FL. Adapted from the Power and Control Wheel developed by Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, Duluth, MN.

THE NEED FOR COURTESY REPORTS: SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE KATRINA (scroll down), Joanne Archambault, End Violence Against Women International, Addy, WA: September 2005.

PREPAREDNESS 101: ZOMBIE PANDEMIC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA: 2011. See Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse blog.

PREVENTING Sexual Violence IN DISASTERS, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA.

Relief Efforts Target One of the Most Vulnerable Populations Affected by Katrina ~ VICTiMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, National Network to End Domestic Violence and Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, September 2, 2005.

Report on Database of Sexual Violence Prevalence and Incidence Related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA: July 2006.

SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Washington, DC: updated August 21, 2012.

Sexual Violence IN DISASTERS, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA. Copyright © 2009 National Sexual Violence Resource Center. See additional resources.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN DISASTERS ~ A PLANNING GUIDE FOR PREVENTION AND RESPONSE (English and Español), Alisa Klein, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault and National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2008.

SPECIAL PROJECT FOCUSING ON SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA SCHEDULES MAY 4TH MEETING IN NEW ORLEANS, National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, May 2, 2006.

TEXAS SHELTERS OPEN DOORS WIDER DURING STORM, Suzanne Batchelor, Women’s eNews, September 29, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Women’s eNews.

TORN BY STORM, FAMILIES TANGLE ANEW ON CUSTODY, Lynette Clemetson, The New York Times, New York, NY: April 16, 2006. Copyright © 2006 The New York Times Company.

TWC Assisting Louisiana Workers Displaced by Disaster, Texas Workforce Commission, Austin, TX: September 2, 2005.

Urgent Call to Evacuate Victims of Katrina by Nation’s Anti-Sexual Violence Leaders, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA: September 2, 2005.

WHAT LAWYERS SHOULD DO AFTER A HURRICANE, J.R. Phelps, Law Office Management Assistance Service, The Florida Bar, Tallahassee, FL: September 1, 2004.

WOMEN IN THE WAKE OF THE STORM: EXAMINING THE POST-KATRINA REALITIES OF THE WOMEN OF NEW ORLEANS AND THE GULF COAST, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC. Copyright © 2008 Institute for Women's Policy Research.

The Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast: Multiple Disadvantages and Key Assets for Recovery (two part series), Briefing Paper, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington, DC.

Part I Poverty, Race, Gender and Class, Barbara Gault, Heidi Hartmann, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Misha Werschkul and Erica Williams, October 2005.

Part II – Gender, Race, and Class in the Labor Market, Erica Williams, Olga Sorokina, Avis Jones-DeWeever and Heidi Hartmann, August 2006.

 

News Articles

Assault Risk Rises in Jammed Post-Katrina Homes, Suzanne Batchelor, Women’s eNews, June 22, 2006. Copyright © 2006 Women’s eNews.

Battered by the Storm, Barbara Raab, MSNBC, New York, NY: August 21, 2006. Copyright © 2006 MSNBC.com.

MAJOR FUNDRAISING DRIVE INITIATED BY THE NATIONAL DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION ON BEHALF OF PROSECUTORS IN STATES RAVAGED BY KATRINA, National District Attorneys Association, Alexandria, VA: September 14, 2005.

NSA Implements Adopt–A–COP Family Program to Assist Law Enforcement Officers and Their Families in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, National Sheriffs’ Association, Alexandria, VA: September 2, 2005.

RAPE-REPORTING PROCEDURE MISSING AFTER HURRICANE, Nancy Cook Lauer, Women’s eNews, September 13, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Women’s eNews.

Rapes in New Orleans Chaos Were Avoidable, Nancy Cook Lauer, Women’s eNews, September 4, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Women’s eNews.

SEX-ASSAULT OUTREACH INTENSIFIES IN HURRICANE ZONE, Allison Stevens, Women’s eNews, March 3, 2006. Copyright © 2006 Women’s eNews.

SPECIAL ISSUE: KATRINA DISASTER RELIEF, e-News, Ending Violence Against Women International, Addy, WA: September 14, 2005.

WERE WOMEN RAPED IN NEW ORLEANS? ADDRESSING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN TIMES OF CRISIS, Lucinda Marshall, Dissident Voice, September 14, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Dissident Voice.

WOMEN OF GULF COAST KEY TO REBUILDING AFTER KATRINA AND RITA, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington, DC: October 11, 2005. See The Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast: Multiple Disadvantages and Key Assets for Recovery, Part I. Poverty Race, Gender and Class.

 

Military Information and Services Related To Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

The following information may assist you in providing services to military personnel, family members, guard members, reservists or partners during the national tragedy resulting from Hurricane Katrina.  Information relative to identification card support, evacuation leave, emergency leave, emergency messages, health care, and education.

Active Duty Members and Family Members – Military One Source 1-800-342-9647 (User name: military; Password: one source)

Service Specific Information:

Army  1-800-833-6622

Marines  1-800-847-1597

Navy  1-877-414-5358

Air Force  1-800-435-9941

National Guard Bureau - 1-888-777-7731

Department of Veterans Affairs – 1-800-827-1000

Red Cross / Emergency Messages – Active duty service members and family members may contact the Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Service Centers at 1-877-272-7337. The following information is helpful in sending an emergency message: full name, rank / rating, branch of service, social security number, military address or information about the deployed unit and home base unit.

 



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