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The mission of HelpLink" is:

To quickly and accurately link the community to appropriate human serving organizations.

In times of community wide disaster we will fulfill this mission by:

HelpLink's Current Disaster Response

Y2K Information Line



HelpLink, in partnership with Miami Valley Emergency Management Authority (), the Dayton American Red Cross (link them) and local governments is proud to host the Y2K Information Line for the Greater Miami Valley.

This line is geared towards helping the community prepare for and mitigate any small disruptions that may occur as a result of the infamous Y2K bug. If you'd like to schedule a speaker, receive written informaion about preparing your home and family or check out a rumor, feel free to call 913-2000 or email HelpLInk ().

In times of Community Wide Disaster a list of disaster related
resources will appear here. Bookmark this page for use in
crisis times.



The (NERIN) was formed in 1995 by the (AIRS) after receiving a planning grant from the to develop a national model of an internet-based human services infrastructure for disaster recovery. The goals of are to develop:

The project and these specific goals came about as a result of a realization that a growing number of people who are especially vulnerable to disaster because of poverty, disability, lack of English language skills or other risk factors are often located in the most disaster-prone areas of the country. Starting with the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, it has become clear that traditional disaster response agencies, both public and private, are neither tasked with nor prepared to deal with all the long-range recovery needs inherent in these situations. Local human service agencies are increasingly called upon to fill the gaps in service. recognizes the role of these agencies and gives them the tools needed to fill this role effectively.

Partners in include: INFO LINE Los Angeles; Center for Developmental Disabilities, ; (FEMA); special representatives to FEMA; , ; among others.

Phase I of the project was to develop the models and test among 7 I&Rs. Phase I was complete in 1996. Phase II - Full Implementation began in 1997.

HelpLink's Involvement
Since the Miamisburg train derailment, we have been aware that there will be an expanded need for I&R services in the time of disaster. We are also aware that these needs may be for services not typically provided in the community , nor tracked by our database. Consequently we have historically been involved with groups such as the Disaster Services and MGLERC (Montgomery & Greene Local Emergency Response Council) in an effort to maintain a high level of disaster readiness on our part. is a natural fit to the role HelpLink would want and need to play in the time of a community wide disaster.

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