Mission, Vision, and Values
The mission of The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies is 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
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.
The Partnership believes communities that invest in disability inclusion that centers disabled people who are multiply marginalized are fundamental to creating and sustaining a just world.
Experience has shown us that equitable access, inclusion, independence, and commitment to civil and human rights protections are imperatives for achieving and sustaining community-wide disaster resilience.
- Equitable Access
- Independence / Interdependence
- Commitment to Civil and Human Rights
Our core values of equitable access, inclusion, independence, and commitment to civil and human rights protections continually guide our work towards a future where community readiness is achieved and sustained for everyone through a shared and unwavering commitment to accessibility, universal design, and reasonable accommodation/modification before, during and after disasters and emergencies.