ACI along with the Somerset Office of Emergency Management and other stakeholders are organizing an overnight emergency shelter simulation in Hillsborough, Somerset County. Approximately 50 adults with disabilities will spend the night in a general population shelter staffed by emergency managers and volunteers.
The purpose of the simulation is to familiarize disabled members of the community with an overnight shelter experience while providing emergency managers and volunteers an opportunity to understand and better assist the needs of individuals with disabilities in a general population shelter during a disaster.
We are looking for 50 participants with disabilities from 5:00 PM on Friday to 9:00 AM on Saturday (preference given to residents of Somerset county). $25.00 gift cards will be given to individuals who participate in the simulation.
In need of transportation? Accessible buses will pick up and drop off from the ACI office and the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services.
If you're interested in participating, please fill out the form below.
This event is made possible by a generous grant from PSEG. We are grateful for their support.