What is The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies?
The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (The Partnership) is the only U.S. disability-led organization with a focused mission of equity for people with disabilities and people with access and functional needs throughout all planning, programs, services and procedures before, during and after disasters and emergencies.
We achieve our mission through:
- Disability-led disaster response and community resilience
- Community engagement, organizing and leadership development
- Advocacy and systems change
- Training, technical assistance and research
- Unwavering support for local disability organizations
The Partnership prioritizes equity, access, disability rights, disability justice, and full inclusion of people with disabilities, older adults, and people with access and functional needs before, during and after disasters and emergencies. We recognize that prevention, planning, response, recovery and mitigation must start with and be led by multiply marginalized disabled people who are the most disproportionately impacted.
We envision whole community readiness, support when disaster strikes, and disability inclusive engagement throughout disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery to build back better, optimize community resilience, and improve disaster outcomes for all.