Operating a Red Cross Shelter

If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross Shelter, forming a sheltering team, or have more questions, please contact Dmitry Bazykin by email at dmitry.bazykin@redcross.org.

Training Video

The Operating a Shelter just-in-time training focuses on the phases of the shelter cycle that happen inside each shelter: resourcing, opening, operating, and closing the shelter.

Operating Best Practices Checklist for Emergency Shelters

The goal of this document is to offer best practices for improving disaster preparedness
and child protection in Emergency Shelters by using suggestions and resources to achieve
indicators of community resilience.


How to Use Your House of Worship in a Disaster

Your facility may be needed as a shelter, service center, warehouse, or volunteer staging area during a response and recovery operation. Adapting your facility in a
way that is consistent with your capabilities, and aligns with your mission and
other programs, takes advance planning and close coordination with emergency
management, human service networks, and public health officials.


Red Cross Shelter Downloads

Shelter Client Downloadables

Source: American Red Cross | www.redcross.org

COVID-19 Sheltering

Updated on September 8, 2021

Was this article helpful?