About us

The Coalition

The California Disaster Strategies Coalition consists of a broad group of community service providers and advocates working on inclusive emergency planning, response, recovery, and mitigation.


  • Engage a wide range of stakeholders with a shared interest in the disaster-related rights and needs of people with disabilities
  • Anticipate and identify problems people with disabilities will face in disasters
  • Share good practices
  • Drive program and policy changes
  • Assure compliance with civil rights obligations
  • Prevent harm during and after disasters
  • Provide tools and resources to disaster-impacted people with disabilities, local disability organizations, and other stakeholders
  • Solve problems, increase whole community inclusion, meet accessibility requirements, improve community-wide disaster resilience and optimize outcomes for all

By and for the Disability Community

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CA Disaster Strategies Coalition calls - new call schedule & times

Topic Calls: 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:30 am to 12:00 noon (PST). Purpose: brief presentation 20-30 minutes || Robust discussion up to 60 minutes.

Status updates & briefing calls: 4th Thursday of each month at 10:30am to 12:00 noon (PST)

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