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As our communities face the “next one” more frequently, our mission and services are becoming more critical than ever. Here are most recent & upcoming programs and services 

Ukraine

  • Delivered “MedPut’s” loosely translated as Medical Clinics in Lviv at six refugee camps providing medical care for survivors, including specialty care for women and children.
  • Delivered Emotional Resiliency Workshops for Families and Children, providing healing journals and guides for parents translated into Ukrainian to help child survivors manage their trauma and grief. WCC has distributed 1,000+ kits thus far.
  • Hosting monthly Ukraine Service Providers Roundtable, WCC provides support and connection to resources for providers.
  • In 2023, WCC plans to work with local NGOs and Universities to provide Train the Trainer sessions to expand our Resiliency work by empowering Ukrainian students and providers to deliver the program. We will be bringing along a trained medical team.

Puerto Rico

  • In response to the impact of Hurricane Fiona, World Cares Center is collaborating with the same partners it supported after Hurricane Maria. We stand with the people of Puerto Rico today, working with our partners through our Resiliency Initiative.

Florida

  • Responding in support of survivors of Hurricane Ian by providing muck and gut clean-up supplies and PPE, as well as training for both homeowners and disaster volunteers. We are proudly collaborating with our long-time partners to maximize our impact.
  • This January, WCC will be going to Ft. Myers, in partnership with All Hands/All Hearts, to train staff, volunteers, and survivors on how to set up a volunteer center, mucking and gutting operations and emotional resiliency

Knowledge and Collaboration Center

  • Building a growing advisory board of volunteer organizations to implement the first-ever Collaborative Disaster Volunteer Credential program. These partners are committed to using the credential to facilitate cross-organization coordination and ensure all volunteers have the right skills and can respond safely.
  • WCC’s new platform that combines all the features of www.ReadyResponders.org and www.disastervolunteerismacademy.org will launch in 2023. This platform is free of charge and will be available 24/7. The platform hosts online training for learners to acquire the skills and tools they need to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster safely, all from one site, available to community organizers and volunteers anywhere.

World Cares Center is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the World Cares Center are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. World Cares Center’ tax identification number is 41-202-4802.

Empowering Communities And Helping In Disaster Efforts

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Training

Citizen will emerge to help each other in when the worst happens, our training ensure their safety and the safety of others.

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Communication

It is critical to be able to share the right information before, during and after a crisis occurs. Learn more about how you can connect to the right people at the right time.

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Response

We care for the body and mind, helping survivors heal emotionally and physically

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The Disaster Volunteer Collaborative

The Disaster Volunteer Credential Cooperative board of advisors has come together to create a set of training that is a foundation for any disaster volunteer.

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Our Mission

Empowering communities to save themselves!

World Cares Center’s mission is to reduce the harm, suffering, and loss caused by disasters through the empowerment of underserved, at-risk communities to prevent everyday accidents and react as educated and skilled ready responders when disasters occur. WCC believes that resiliency is best promoted when all facets of communities are prepared to respond to disasters together to mitigate their inherent risks, thereby reducing human and economic loss and suffering.

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