Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


The Access and Functional Needs population is oftentimes either not ready for a natural emergency, or agencies who provide resources at shelters are not prepared with enough resources for them. Aging and Adult services in Monterey county joined with the Office of Emergency Services are joining forces to make sure that they understand and are ready to meet the needs of this specific population to provide the care needed in case of a natural disaster. The project concentrated in getting accurate community data in order to understand the volume of need for this population. The results showed not only information about overall access and functional needs population, but also information based on the county region.