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DelValle Institute: Shelter Operations & Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS)

  • Norton Media Center 66 West Main Street Norton, MA, 02766 United States (map)

Course Description:
This 4-hour course provides an overview of Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) for general population shelters, referencing FEMA’s Guidance on Planning for Integration of Functional Needs Support Services in General Population Shelters, as well as other sources. The course provides an awareness-level overview for trained shelter staff in the basic shelter operations concepts related to the provision of FNSS that general shelter line level workers and supervisors may encounter during shelter operations. Provision of FNSS enables individuals to maintain their independence in a general population shelter. Individuals requiring FNSS may have physical, sensory, mental health, and cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities affecting their ability to function independently without assistance. Others that may benefit from FNSS include women in later stages of pregnancy, elders, children, and people needing bariatric equipment.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, PLEASE VISIT: HTTPS://DELVALLE.BPHC.ORG

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION, PLEASE CONTACT DELVALLE@BPHC.ORG