Housing Offers on Other Sites
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This information was published Sept 2nd and may have changed. "Louisiana
government officials advise that in addition to the existing special needs
shelters that have opened in Alexandria and Monroe, shelters have been
opened in two other communities in Louisiana. These shelters are staffed
by the Department of Health and Hospitals and Department of Social Services.
While these shelters are open it is strongly encouraged that citizens
first try to evacuate to the north with their families and get out of
harms way. These are shelters of last resort and are not for the general
public. At 10:00 am this morning, an additional shelter was opened in
Lafayette. At this time, special needs shelters have been opened in Alexandria,
Monroe, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge. Due to the uncertainty of the damage
that Baton Rouge and Lafayette will sustain from the storm, DHH officials
stress that it is very important to move to a shelter further north in
Alexandria or Monroe if at all possible. Special Needs Shelters are designed
for individuals who are homebound, chronically ill or who have disabilities
and are in need of medical or nursing care, and have no other place to
receive care. Those seeking shelter will be screened by nurses to determine
the level of care needed. Only people who meet admission criteria can
be sheltered. If their condition is too critical, they will be referred
to a hospital for sheltering, or admission. If their condition is not
severe enough for Special Needs Sheltering, they will be referred to a
"Special triage telephone lines are being established in each region
to accept the calls of citizens seeking special needs sheltering. Citizens
with special needs seeking shelter must call telephone number in their
area BEFORE attempting to access a shelter. These numbers are listed below.
Baton Rouge: 800-349-1372
Lake Charles: 866-280-2711
" Because of limited staffing, those going to a Special Needs Shelter
must have a caretaker to assist with ongoing support and they should bring
all necessary supplies including sheets, blankets and pillows. Community
And Residential Services Association (CARSA), a trade organization for
providers of services with developmental disabilities, in cooperation
with the ARC of Louisiana, the Developmental Disabilities Council and
The Advocacy Center, is available to assist families who may have relatives
who were evacuated from community homes and other service programs in
the Greater New Orleans area. Families seeking information may call the
following numbers for assistance:
The ARC of Louisiana 1-866-966-6261
Developmental Disabilities Council 1-800-450-8108
The Advocacy Center (Baton Rouge) 1-800-711-1696
The Advocacy Center (Lafayette) 1-800-822-0210."
Establishes Single Toll-Free Number (1-888-297-8685) To Help Disaster
Victims With All Housing Concerns
I have EI and I own a duplex in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Right now one
of the units is open. It has been repainted with traditional paint within
the last year but other than that it is very clean chemically. It is a
two-bedroom/i bath unit with wood floors. Heat and stove are gas. No pesticides,
herbicides, smoking or commercial cleaners used since we've owned (years
now). New Mexico is a nice dry and relatively clean place. It is in the
city of Albuquerque so normal city air (cars and such) does apply. Washer
dryer in unit. Laundrymat is a block away. To reach the owner of this
property, contact the webmaster.
We have an efficiency apt, suitable for one person that is available.
We've "cleared it" for the chemically sensitive. Would rent for $300 a
month to good references. Also have three bedroom home, that will be free
December 1st or a little earlier till April first. Would rent for $1500
a month (utilities included). Again with good references. I have CFS,
and made very attempt to make both living spaces healthy for the chemically
sensitive. We live in Greensboro, NC. If anyone is interested, have them
email me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have several good holistic MD's in area for continued care. God Bless,
Housing for 6 or so people in Petaluma, CA. For people with multiple
chemical sensitivity (environmental illness) only. Room for RV plus second
camper or small RV. Electricity and water available. Dump station 1 mile
away. Or park car here and have bathroom/kitchen privileges. Some indoor
space may be available but we'd want to meet you first and make sure our
sensitivities are compatible. Children welcome. Pets possible (lots of
cats on property). Semi-rural area near organic farm. 1/2 mile from bus
stop; 2 miles from downtown. San Francisco 2 hours by bus or 1 hour by
car. Air quality good but not pristine. Absolutely no smoking, fabric
softener, pesticides on property. House has some natural gas, cats, and
baby. No fragrances. Area has dust and mild mold (20 miles from coast).
A couple steps to house, inside is one level. Outdoors unpaved with slight
slope. (707) 775-4475 (10am-9pm Pacific Time except in emergencies) or
I can provide temporary shelter for someone w/MCS displaced by Katrina.
I'm in Western Mass. Very fragrance free, great outdoor air quality, can
be somewhat moldy outside if we have a lot of rain but I usually keep
it in good check inside. I have dogs and extreme allergy to cats. So,
can't take a cat, but would take a single woman or woman w/small child
or woman w/dog for short-term accommodations. I use a lot of electronic
equip (TV, computer, etc.) so not a good space for someone w/severe EMF.
SWachsler@aol.com and put "MCS
shelter" or something like that in the subject line. If the person doesn't
have access to a computer, they can call me at 413-625-9820.
We can take a few people or a small family with MCS or other disabilities
such as autism. We live our lives fragrance and chemical free, and we
have a family sized heavenly heat sauna. We homeschool our five children.
We ask that there be no smokers, and to stay with us, one must be willing
to live chemical free. Also, no drugs, only very occasional alcohol. We
are a family who loves cooking all kinds of foods, from healthy to down
home, to gourmet. We would require a background check on both ends, some
relief agencies provide this. The offer is for staying up to a year or
until you get on your feet. We can offer couches, sleeping bags, and a
room that is unfinished (sheetrock and mudded but not painted, and concrete
floors.) We can finish the room with tolerated materials, or leave it
as is. We could move things around and double up with bedrooms for some
of our children, if needed. Children and pets welcome. We have three cats
and a dog. We live in a suburb way outside of Kansas City, where there
is really nice air, and a short commute to a lot of jobs. We may be able
to offer employment opportunities to someone who would like to get into
high end electronics, home theater business, high aptitude with electronics
a must. A ride to work would even be provided. This would be an opportunity
for a fantastic career for someone. We have a lot of computers and TV's,
and video games in the house and we do have teen friends and friends of
our children who come in and out, and we ask that they not wear cologne,
but we do "bear with" their mild detergent smells and have a social life.
We are a large family of eight, who live in a seven bedroom home in a
residential neighborhood. Shelly Axe (913) 856-2306 or email at email@example.com.
By the way, if there should be anyone in our area (Columbus OH) we'd
be willing to try to help. I'm not sure what we'd be limited to due to
our lease but we have at least one not-especially-comfortable extra bed,
even if only for the short-term. Scent-free chemical-free home, some mold
(not bad but not suitable for someone with mold sensitivity), central
heat & air, gas heat & stove, near the highway. 3 young, noisy, sleep-disrupting
children included. ;) Other child/ren welcome. House is autism-proof.
Housing Offers on Other
MoveOn.Org Hurricane Housing
- Many thousands of offers all around the US, open to all Katrina survivors.
Hard to search, especially if you are not looking near to one of the areas
they designate. There is a box for "handicapped accessible"
but that could mean anything and few people indicate if their housing
is accessible or how. A few links to alternative donation sites.
Katrina Disaster Relief Information
for People with Disabilities and people who want to help them - Run
by a CIL in Michigan. Well-detailed housing offers for people with disabilities,
divided by geographic area. Also has disability-specific information.
We are working with the Environmental
Health Network to provide supplies for Katrina survivors with Multiple
Chemical Sensitivity. If you have scent-free/chemical-free supplies to
donate, let us know. We could use your financial support as well to cover
the costs of purchasing and mailing supplies. Even a dollar or two is
useful because it adds up. Currently mailing checks is the only way to
send money to EHN, but hopefully they'll get PayPal or some other internet
account up soon. Please send checks directly to: EHN, P.O. Box 1155, Larkspur,
CA 94977-1155. Be sure to state this is for Katrina.
The owner of Nirvana Safe Haven
has kindly offered to provide nontoxic products to Katrina survivors with
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (or asthma, allergies) at a substantial
discount (her cost and overhead). Air and water filters, organic bedding,
and nontoxic construction supplies. http://www.nontoxic.com/
or (800) 968-9355.
Please write firstname.lastname@example.org if
you can add to these lists. Housing for people with disabilities, scent-free
clothing, adaptive equipment, extra air/water filters, offers of transportation
or financial assistance, etc are all very welcome. We would also like
to know about disabled-accessible shelters and official contacts for people
with specific disabilities (though much of that is at http://katrinadisability.info/).