NYDIS NEWS AND EVENTS
NYDIS Attends Mayor's Briefing on 9/11 Health Report
On February 13, NYDIS staff attended a briefing at City Hall where the Mayor's Office presented a preview of the first comprehensive report on the long-term health impacts of the 9/11 disaster, "Addressing the Health Impacts of 9-11: Report and Recommendations to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg," which was released later that day. NYDIS staff were interviewed and provided documentation for the task force’s assessment. This report should be seen as a sound starting point for developing a comprehensive health monitoring and treatment program. NYDIS also strongly believes that victim compensation and treatment will not meet the needs of all workers. We encourage the City to incorporate funding for long-term case management and referral services as well as cash assistance to support injured recovery workers and their families in achieving sustainable recovery.
The Mayor's afternoon Press Conference:
| Press Release
Read the full report (pdf):
NYDIS Approved by CNCS as VISTA Sponsor Site
NYDIS was recently approved as a new VISTA Sponsor Site by the National Corporation for Community Service - 2007 will be the first of a 3-year VISTA Program called, "Capacity Building for Faith-Based Disaster Preparedness & Recovery." Last Spring NYDIS developed the program in collaboration with member/partner agencies - the program will use VISTA members to build the preparedness and recovery capacity of the service sites in their work with low-income and immigrant communities. NYDIS and the program partners are currently recruiting 1 VISTA Leader and 13 VISTA Member positions, 5 members will serve at NYDIS and 8 will serve at these "sub-site" organizations: The Muslim Consultative Network, National Disaster Interfaiths Network, the NYC Office of Emergency Management, The Sikh Coalition, and September Space/World Cares Center. NYDIS' VISTA Supervisor, Daniel Wilson, has begun to coordinate the VISTA recruitment process and posting ads. All VISTA recruits for this program will begin their term of national service in April.
For details on these open positions, please go to the "Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities
" section in this issue.
Learn more about applying to VISTA:
NYDIS Welcomes 3 New Staff
NYDIS is pleased to welcome three new members to the staff. On February 6, Minister Dominique Atchison joined NYDIS as the Moderator of the NYC Katrina Unmet Needs Roundtable. She is also on the staff of Judson Memorial Church and a volunteer with the Salvation Army of Greater NY. Daniel Wilson, who started as Interim Development Assistant at NYDIS, became the Development Assistant & VISTA Supervisor on February 1, after attending VISTA Supervisors Training & Orientation in Wilmington, DE in January. Dan graduated from Bowdoin College in May 2005 and came to NYDIS from Grunewald Consulting. Matthew Ziemer has joined the staff as Recovery Coordinator, managing NYDIS' implementation of the Coordinated Assistance Network for injured recovery workers. Matthew is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration in Emergency Management from Metropolitan College.
Dominique Atchison can be reached at:
Daniel Wilson can be reached at:
Matthew Ziemer can be reached at:
NYDIS Launches 9/11 Recovery Worker CAN
NYDIS is working with national and local partners to use the technology and tools of the Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) for the newly expanded coordination of services for injured WTC recovery workers. This expanded coordination initiative is funded by a grant from the American Red Cross Liberty Fund. Matt Ziemer, NYDIS' Recovery Coordinator, recently participated in a CAN "Train the Trainer" workshop in Dallas, TX, where he met with representatives from CAN as well as Case Managers from CAN participant agencies from around the country, and received training on the implementation of this new NYC system.
CAN is based on the 9/11 USG Datamart and was created by national relief agencies in partnership with National VOAD to enable service providers to share information locally or nationally, so that clients may easily receive the assistance they need. The NYDIS coordinated use of the CAN system for the injured 9/11 recovery workers will be independent from the national system and new use of its secure tools on a local level in NYC.
To learn more about this service, contact Matthew Ziemer:
NYDIS Promotes 9/11 Worker's Comp Registration
NYDIS is joining the NY Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) in collaboration with the NYS AFL-CIO, WTC Medical Monitoring Program, the Laborers' Health and Safety Trust Fund, the Business and Labor Coalition of New York, workers' compensation law firms, the UCC-National Disaster Ministries, and Wall Street Rising, is mounting a media campaign to inform workers throughout the country about the necessity of registering for workers' compensation. Joel Shufro, NYCOSH Executive Director, said, "We know that tens of thousands of people are at risk of becoming ill as a result of their exposure toxic air and to psychological trauma while doing rescue, recovery or cleanup work after 9/11. We want to ensure that every one of them registers with the Workers' Compensation Board before the August 14, 2007, deadline. And if they don't know about the program, they won't register, it's that simple."
For guidelines for registering, in English and Spanish, and all the necessary forms:
Download the brochure (pdf):
NYC 9/11 Recovery Resources Online
A comprehensive list of news, updates and resources for 9/11 victims and injured recovery workers, updated weekly:
NYC 9/11 Unmet Needs Roundtable Updates
From Our Members and Partners
FL Agencies Band Together Post-Tornado
Interfaith Partners Offer Aid
Responders to Florida's February 1 powerful F2 and F3 tornadoes, such as FLVOAD members, urge the public to provide the most helpful donations: money or building materials. Volusia County lost 200 homes, with another few hundred suffering various levels of damage. Lake County saw 200 homes destroyed and another 100 with major damage. Sumter County had 68 destroyed and 250 with major damage. Church World Service is partnering with Catholic Charities, requesting funds for Florida Interfaith Networking in Disaster, LASER, and Volusia Interfaith Interagency Networking in Disaster (VIND), and offered training to long-term recovery committees. Lutheran Services Florida is distributing hygiene kits and blankets, the United Church of Christ has volunteer teams on stand-by, Church of the Brethren has Disaster Child Care volunteers at the ready, and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee has offered its needs assessment skills. FLVOAD members and government officials urge unaffiliated volunteers to call these responding agencies before showing up or running donation drives.
Make donations to:
Church World Service
28606 Phillips Street, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515
Read the February 6 DNN article:
ARC Offers Mental Health Aid to All Katrina Evacuees
The Access to Care program is an initiative of The American Red Cross' (ARC) Hurricane Recovery Program and is administered by Link2Health, a non-profit subsidiary of the Mental Health Association of NYC. Coverage is retroactive to August 30, 2005 and will cover services received on or prior to April 1, 2008 for those who lived in a pre-disaster area designated by FEMA for individual assistance following Katrina, Rita or Wilma and suffered significant impact.
Enroll before October 1, 2007:
ARC-GNY Preparedness Presentation-Manhattan
Prepare New York is a free 45-minute emergency preparedness presentation teaching NYC residents how to create a plan, build a supply kit, and keep loved ones safe and informed during times of disaster. Participants receive an interactive CD that can be used to create a customized evacuation plan and brochures from the ARC and NYC OEM. The next presentation is on Thursday, March 1, 6:30 to 7:30 pm at 520 West 49th Street.
Sign up online:
ARC-GNY Preparedness Presentation-Chinese
The next presentation of "Prepare NY in Chinese" is on Monday, March 5, 9:00 to 10:00 am at the CCBA at 62 Mott St. in Manhattan.
Sign up online:
ARC-GNY Gets New Emergency Response Hummer
ARC-GNY has added a second all-terrain vehicle to its fleet of emergency response vehicles. Donated by the GM Foundation, the multi-use H1 HUMMER further expands the Chapter's ability to provide disaster assistance to New Yorkers, especially during severe weather and over rough terrain. Although the H1 will be available to the Chapter wherever it is needed, it will be stationed at the Putnam/West Point Area Office, and easily accessible for operations in Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Sullivan counties.
Read the January 23 Press Release:
Citizen Corps Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary
At the end of January, President Bush acknowledged the fifth anniversary of the USA Freedom Corps program, which includes Citizen Corps. The NYC Citizen Corps Council encourages voluntary citizen involvement to enable individuals citywide to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
Read the President's Proclamation:
Ground Zero Family Room to Relocate
The Family Viewing Room located inside Gate 7 at Ground Zero (Liberty and Washington Streets) will be moved to a new location, due to excavation and construction, the Port Authority of NY/NJ announced. This special place where relatives of 9/11 victims have gathered privately and left mementos since 2002 will be closed on February 27. Plans call for a new trailer to be installed above the PATH Station on Church Street. Personal items left in the Viewing Room will be moved to the trailer by family members and redisplayed at the new location, which will be available on March 5. Enter at Gate 10 just to the south of the WTC PATH entrance on Church Street. The new hours will be 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The new site will provide family members with a private space where they can pay their respects to their loved ones. The Family Room on the 20th floor at 1 Liberty Plaza will remain open.
Read the February 6 Port Authority announcement (pdf):
WTC Memorial Will Go On National Tour
On February 1 the WTC Memorial Foundation announced that it will launch a national outreach tour later this year to raise awareness about building the Memorial, create a broad base of regional support and raise funds for the project. The tour will center on a multi-city interactive exhibition, featuring actual steel beams which will be used to construct the Memorial and Museum.
Read the Press Release (pdf):
LMDC Issues Report: Five Years of Accomplishments
Five years after 9/11, Lower Manhattan continues its dramatic revival. Led by Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg, and informed by public opinion, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) has facilitated this resurgence by developing and implementing a multifaceted plan to ensure its transformation into a central business district. Through a public process that included more than 200 LMDC-sponsored public meetings, LMDC has identified and addressed the needs of the community by developing projects that ensure the area's renaissance.
Download the Report (pdf):
WCC Presents Concluding CURE Workshops
World Cares Center (WCC) and Center for the Study of Trauma and Resilience (CSTR) at Columbia University are concluding their final Columbia University Resilience Enhancement (CURE) Workshops, conducted by senior faculty from Columbia University. The core philosophy of this program is that resilience, or "power of recovery," can be cultivated, practiced, and enhanced in preparation for future major stressful events. The CURE program has been specially designed for individuals who have been affected by the 9/11 attacks, and for those who work with affected populations. There is no cost and will be held in Lower Manhattan.
Session 2: February 27-March 27 on Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 pm
Session 3: February 27-March 27 on Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
For more information, to make a scheduling request, or to enroll, contact Theresa Frey, CPC Program Specialist:
WCC & Salvation Army Present Katrina Arts Fair
World Cares Center (WCC) and The Salvation Army Katrina Relief Program invite Hurricane Katrina survivors, volunteers and caregivers to an Arts and Information Fair on Wednesday, February 21, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Learn about WCC's resiliency building programs and disaster preparedness trainings. Experience a sampling of the holistic arts offered at WCC's September Space Midtown, an art project for kids, and an art exhibit honoring survivors of the Gulf Hurricanes, "After the Rain: Celebrating Memories, Supporting Mental Health." At September Space Midtown, 520 Eighth Avenue, 11th floor.
Download the Flyer (pdf):
Salvation Army Hosts Circus for Gulf Coast Survivors
On February 20, from 12:00-4:00 pm, the Salvation Army of Greater NY in collaboration with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus will be hosting a "Mardi Gras Celebration" at the Salvation Army's Central Citadel office at 221 East 52nd Street in Manhattan. Adults and kids are invited to experience a free circus performance, food and refreshments, and music and socializing.
Download the Flyer (pdf):
RSVP to Diana do Santos:
New Sikhism Brochures Available in 5 Languages
The best way to overcome prejudice and discrimination is to erase ignorance through education that reflects a pluralistic value. The Sikh Coalition website provides some resources that may be of use in educating people on Sikhs, Sikh practices, and Sikh concerns. Since 9/11 the Sikh Community continues to be victimized by bias crimes and employer discrimination – because Sikh men are sometimes mistakenly perceived to be Muslims because of their beards and turbans.
Downloadable Ready NY Preparedness Guides
OEM's Ready NY preparedness campaign is designed to help New Yorkers better prepare for all types of emergencies. The following preparedness guides and brochures are available online:
Emergency Planning for Small & Mid-Sized Companies
Hurricanes and New York City
Ready NY Household Preparedness Guide
Ready NY: Pocket Guide
Seniors & People with Disabilities
To download these guides, click here
OEM Reminds NYC: Winter is Here
An arctic cold front has hit the NY region, and temperatures in the city have dropped to season lows. Even when the temperature is not that low, strong winds and low wind chill values will keep the air bitter. OEM reminds New Yorkers to stay safe and warm in the cold weather.
OEM Tip This Week: The Cold Causes Worse Than Colds
Cold weather can put you at risk for far worse than the common cold. Hypothermia and frostbite are the most common cold-induced illnesses, and they can be life threatening if left unchecked. When the temperature drops, it's important to keep your body sheltered from the air. Hypothermia's symptoms include slurred speech, sluggishness, confusion, dizziness, shallow breathing, unusual behavior, and slow, irregular heartbeat; those for frostbite include gray, white or yellow skin discoloration, numbness, and waxy feeling skin.
FEMA's Helpline Telephone Numbers
Information on the status of disaster assistance and other needs is just a phone call away. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) and NYS's toll-free helpline numbers are available for those who have questions once they have registered. Callers may check the status of their application for assistance from the Upstate NY storms and floods; and get answers and referrals to applicable agencies and organizations.
The FEMA Helpline is 800.621.FEMA (3362) and is open 8:00 am-8:00 pm daily.
Learn how to get help:
FDNY's Fire Safety Tips: Using Heaters
NYC's Fire Department (FDNY) warns that safe measures and precautions should always be taken to ensure a safe, warm home through the winter. Heating equipment is the leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January and February. Learn what you need to know about furnaces, space heaters, coal and wood stoves, fireplaces, and smoke detectors.
Read FDNY's Fire Safety Tips for Heaters:
ARC Tip of the Day: Practice Makes Perfect
The American Red Cross (ARC) recommends that you conduct fire drills and practice evacuating twice a year. Drive your planned evacuation route and plot alternate routes on a map in case main roads are impassible or gridlocked. Practice earthquake and tornado drills at home, school and work. Commit a weekend to update phone numbers, disaster supplies and review your plan with everyone.
CDC Issues Pre-Pandemic Guidance
On February 1, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the "Interim Pre-Pandemic Planning Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the United States - Early Targeted Layered use of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions" that focuses on non-pharmaceutical measures (interventions other than vaccination and drug treatment) that might be useful during a flu pandemic to reduce its harm. There are tailored planning guides in the Appendices for businesses, child care programs, schools, faith-based and community organizations, and individuals and families.
Of particular interest to NYDIS and its members and partners is the Pandemic Influenza Community Mitigation Interim Planning Guide for Faith-Based and Community Organizations (see pp 97-101 Appendix 8):
Download the full Interim Guidance document (pdf):
Download the "Faith-Based & Community Organizations Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Checklist":
CDC Conducts Drill for Pandemic Flu Outbreak
Four reporters - from The NY Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press and The Canadian Press - were allowed to watch the CDC conduct its first "full functional" avian flu exercise, where virtually everyone at CDC headquarters was involved in some way, including about 100 people packing the operations center where banks of computers and phones faced a wall full of television screens. Patient Zero, a fictional 22-year-old student who had just returned from visiting his family in Indonesia, died. The drill to determine how the CDC would respond in a real epidemic was led by Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, CDC director, who decided to have reporters present to prod states and localities to conduct similar drills. Asked whether the human race survives, one official gave only a hint: the exercise never really ends.
To find out how all the "victims" fared and if the reporter "survived", read Donald McNeil, Jr.'s NY Times February 1 article:
Medical Volunteers Flu Guidance
The "Pandemic Influenza Planning Guidance for Medical Reserve Corps Units" provides a broad range of pandemic influenza planning and response actions that can be adapted and used by MRC units nationwide. MRC leaders and volunteers play an important role in building on existing public health infrastructure in their communities and will likely provide support in the event of an influenza pandemic.
Download the MRC Guidance (pdf):
For information about the NYC MRC contact:
Anne Rinchiuso, MPH - Medical Reserve Corps Coord. NYC DOHMH - Bureau of Emergency Mgmt.
Post Your Resources on NYDIS.org
Do you have a useful resource for caseworkers, recovery providers and clients that you would like to submit? The NYDIS Resource Library
on our website contains a large compilation of disaster resources including downloadable documents, links to useful websites, and references to printed publications. We welcome your agency's resources, which can be posted on NYDIS.org by clicking on the "Resources" Tab. You will then find directions on how to "Submit a Resource
Article: Building a Disaster Public Education Program
The January issue of Natural Hazards Newsletter features an article on identifying content that should be included in national standards for any disaster public education program. Emergency managers recognize that a well-informed, prepared citizenry provides for more positive disaster outcomes. Data collected from recent disasters indicates that public education should be a higher priority. One study showed, surprisingly, that people are not making additional preparations or familiarizing themselves with local or state emergency plans.
Read the entire article:
Download EMAP's "Assessing Your Disaster Public Awareness Program: A Guide to Strengthening Public Education" Report:
USFA Offers Flu Preparedness Guidelines
"Pandemic Influenza Planning and Preparation Best Practices Model", the US Fire Administration (USFA) offers this draft interim guidance to all service agencies, including fire, police, emergency medical services, public works, 911 call centers, and emergency management. The best practices are designed to promote the development of community-specific guidelines and operational protocols to meet the challenge of a pandemic outbreak while not affecting normal daily response activities.
Download the USFA's Guideline draft (pdf):
Ready.gov Offers Ready Business
Designed as a call-to-action for business leaders, DHS' Ready Campaign created Ready Business Mentoring Initiative, designed to help owners and managers of small and medium-sized businesses prepare for emergencies. The RBMI includes the Ready Business Mentoring Guides that teach business owners and managers about affordable ways to better protect their businesses. Business and community leaders will learn how to host and deliver business preparedness workshops and training sessions, and outline how businesses can plan to stay in business, talk to employees, and protect assets.
Learn about the RBMI:
Learn about the Mentoring Guides:
Ready.gov Offers Guidelines for Pet Owners
DHS urges pet owners to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Plan in advance for shelter alternatives and make a back-up emergency plan in case you can't care for your animals yourself.
Download the Brochure (pdf):
WTC Exhibition at the NYS Museum
"The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response" is a major long-term exhibition that tells the story of the WTC, the rescue efforts after the attacks, the evidence recovery operation at the Staten Island landfill, and the public response to the 9/11 events. The exhibition, open to the public, includes many objects, images, videos and computer stations documenting these historical events.
For more information:
Tribute WTC Visitor Center Open Daily
Daily Walking Tours led by participants in these events provide uniquely personal perspectives on the events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. The Center will remain in place until the permanent WTC Memorial and Museum are completed.
Are you interested in being a volunteer? Contact:
Book Review: Cities at Risk
Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy just published "Cities at Risk: Catastrophe, Recovery and Renewal in New York and New Orleans", an edited volume of essays by leading thinkers nationwide exploring the lessons of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. It tackles the critical questions of how cities can prepare for, respond to and rebuild after large-scale disasters.
Download "Cities at Risk" (pdf):
Order a hard copy:
PlainViews: E-Newsletter for Spiritual Care Providers
Subscribe to this bi-monthly e-newsletter offering views on Professional Practice, Advocacy, Education & Research, and Spiritual Development. Sponsored by the HealthCare Chaplaincy in NYC and edited by NYDIS Board President The Rev. Dr. Martha Jacobs.
Send your email address to:
Helping Others in Times of Stress - Long Island
Thursday, February 15, and Thursday, February 22
This Disaster services course from the Nassau Red Cross chapter provides a framework for understanding stress factors affecting emergency and disaster relief workers and the people they serve. The course is intended for disaster workers and other first responders. It will be held at the ARC Headquarters at 195 Willis Avenue. Attendees receive an ARC Psychological First Aid certificate.
To register for either date:
NYSEMA Emergency Management Conference
Tuesday, February 20 - Thursday, February 22
Genesee Grande Hotel
The NYS Emergency Management Association is holding its annual Winter Conference. Topics on the agenda include Water Quality, Animal Response Issues, Pandemic Flu, NIMS Training, Resource Typing and Tracking, and Homeland Security and Emergency Management Updates.
Pandemic Preparedness Summit
Wednesday, February 21, 8:00 - 3:00 pm
NYU Medical Center, Manhattan
The NY Metro Infragard Members Alliance presents "Pandemic Preparedness: The Case for Public-Private Collaboration" to be held at NYU Hospitals Center at 550 First Avenue in Schwartz Lecture Hall F. This summit will bring together national, regional and local leadership from the private and public sectors to share perspectives and plans, and to discuss current gaps in health and resource management. Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tommy Thompson will introduce the conference.
Download the Flyer (pdf):
To register for the event:
Couples Communications for NYC First Responders
Saturday, March 10 - Sunday, March 11
IBM Learning Center
The New York Disaster Counseling Coalition (NYDCC) is hosting the 2007 "Renewing Relationships" couples communication weekend program. It is free for first responders and their spouse/domestic partner.
Download the Flyer (pdf):
Care for the Caregivers: Lessons Learned Conference
Friday, March 30, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
475 Riverside Drive, Manhattan
The closing conference for the Care for the Caregivers Interfaith Project Grant sponsored by the September 11 Fund - United Way and the American Red Cross is entitled, "Care for the Caregivers: Lessons Learned and the Life We Lived." Remarks will be made by The NY Community Trust: Irfan Hasan; Roberta Samet; The American Red Cross; Rockefeller Advisors; NYDIS; Black Psychiatrists of Greater NY; CORL; The Interfaith Center; Circle of Life Facilitators; MCN; Admiral Circle; Lutheran Relief Fund; Church World Service; AGPA; the People's Institute; Anti-Racist Alliance; the Baptist Minister's Conference and elected/appointed officials.
Contact Rev. Willard W. C. Ashley, D.Min., D.H.:
Project Director, Care for the Caregivers Interfaith Program
Conference for Voluntary Organizations in Disasters
Tuesday, April 17 - Friday, April 20
Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Partnerships in Motion" is the subject for VOAD's 15th annual conference. The conference will begin with the kick-off reception and dinner the evening of April 17, plenary sessions and workshops April 18 and 19, and a closing plenary the morning of April 20 that will summarize the conference outcomes and declare the priorities for the year. Information on workshops, registration, and agenda schedule will be coming soon.
LI/NYC Emergency Management Conference
Wednesday, May 30 - Thursday, May 31
Melville, Long Island
The 14th Annual LI/NYC Emergency Management Conference, "Together: Ready for Anything" will be held at the Long Island Hilton.
ASPCA & NYS Disaster Response Conference
Friday, June 8 - Monday, June 11
Suffolk County, NY
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Disaster Response Services, a member of the Empire State Animal Response Team (ESART), offers a three-day conference on Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue. Location and registration brochure will be posted April 4.
National Citizen Corps Conference
Sunday, June 10 - Wednesday, June 13
The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
The National Office of Citizen Corps conference on community preparedness, "Partnerships and Collaboration Through Citizen Corps", will be held in conjunction with the International Association of Emergency Managers and the National Emergency Management Association.
IAEM 2007 Mid-Year Meeting
Wednesday, June 13 - Thursday, June 14
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Mid-Year Meeting is for IAEM members, emergency management professionals, Congressional staffers and federal officials with a role in homeland security and emergency management. Sessions will include briefings from top DHS officials.
To Register online:
For more information:
Job And Volunteer Opportunities
NYDIS, Two Full-Time Positions
Moderator, NYC 9/11 Unmet Needs Roundtable
The Moderator will provide daily program administration of the NYC 9/11 Unmet Needs Roundtable. Responsibilities include scheduling case worker presentations for weekly Roundtable sessions, moderating all application sessions between donors and case workers, and managing and leading all case worker orientations for seeking client assistance.
Director of Development
NYDIS is seeking a full-time Director of Development to oversee all aspects of fundraising, grant writing, and institutional development. The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and is required to attend all Board of Directors meetings. All qualified candidates should apply.
For more information and position details, visit the NYDIS Job Opportunities page:
To apply, please email your Cover Letter and Resume to:
or fax to 212.669.6101.
NYDIS, Office Volunteers
NYDIS is seeking office volunteers to support the finance and disaster preparedness/training departments, and to answer phones and perform administrative duties for 20 hours per week. Positions begin immediately.
To apply, please email your Cover Letter and Resume to:
or fax to 212.669.6101.
WTC Medical Monitoring Program, Two Positions
Outreach and Education Coordinator
The WTC Medical Monitoring Program is a grant-funded program that provides medical monitoring examinations to 9/11 rescue, recovery and clean-up workers. The Outreach and Education Coordinator will design and coordinate campaigns for recruitment and retention of WTC responders' medical examination program, and include design and implementation of patient/worker education programs.
Admin. Ass't to Outreach and Education Program Manager
Duties include drafting written materials, overseeing their production and distribution, and telephone contact with vendors, clinical staff, and patients. S/he will also attend meetings internally and with other institutions and constituency groups.
More information about these positions (pdf):
Candidates should send cover letter and resume to Diane Stein:
or fax 212.241.7235. No telephone calls.
NYC OEM, Plan Manager
With general direction from the Director of Plan Management within the Planning and Preparedness Division, the candidate is responsible for managing the process to develop citywide emergency preparedness plans and for providing technical advice to OEM and City agency staff on plan development. In addition, the Plan Manager will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies and will be assigned to a periodic Emergency Operations Center Team.
For more information and position details:
NYC OEM, Emergency Preparedness Specialists/Managers
Specialist/Transportation & Infrastructure Planner (JVN 061)
In the Transportation and Infrastructure Unit within the Planning and Preparedness Division, will develop citywide emergency plans and provide technical advice to City agencies regarding their emergency planning efforts for transportation and infrastructure emergencies.
Manager/Director of Plan Management (JVN062)
In the Planning and Preparedness Division, will oversee a team of Plan Managers to develop, maintain and manage Citywide emergency plans.
Specialist/Plan Manager (JVN063)
In the Planning and Preparedness Division, under supervision from the Director of Plan Management, will develop and maintain Citywide emergency plans and develop and maintain Plan Management policies.
Manager/Director of Logistics (JVN064)
In the Planning and Preparedness Division, will manage a team of planners to create operational logistics plans and detailed logistics procedures for emergency response.
Specialist/Human Services Specialist (JVN065)
In the Planning and Preparedness-Human Services Division, will write detailed emergency response plans that describe complex operations to address the needs of disaster victims.
To apply to these positions, please submit Resume and Cover Letter to:
165 Cadman Plaza
East Brooklyn, NY 11201
HSC, Coordinator, Preparedness and Response
The Human Services Council of New York City, Inc. (HSC), a membership association representing the not-for-profit social service agencies throughout NYC, seeks a Coordinator, Preparedness and Response to facilitate disaster preparedness and response activities that enables the NYC human services sector to respond effectively to human needs created by major disaster.
For a complete description of the position:
Send cover letter and resume via email to:
Hayyim Obadyah, Director of Preparedness and Response
Safe Horizon, Admin. Ass't. 9/11 Mental Health Programs
The 9/11 Mental Health Programs, which includes The Family Assistance Center, Project Rescue and Recovery, and the Community Trauma Response Team, seeks an Administrative Assistant to manage the reception area including answering telephones, logs and data input, greeting and signing in clients and visitors, and other office duties.
For more information and to apply online:
Volunteers for Upstate NY Flood Recovery Efforts
Contact Dottie Baer, Conklin Presbyterian Flood Relief Volunteer Center:
Kevin Page, FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaison:
Yvonne Newell, Director of Project Recovery in Broome, Tioga and Delaware Counties:
NDART, Volunteer to Help Animals in Disasters
The Humane Society of the US' (HSUS) National Disaster Animal Response Team (NDART) consists of animal care professionals, emergency services and rescue professionals. Team members are trained in community disaster response and preparedness as well as specialized response techniques for rescuing animals affected by disasters. To prepare yourself to help animals in a disaster, there are courses offered by FEMA and ARC.
To find out more about the program and the recommended courses:
To apply to be a Team member, fill out the application:
Support NYDIS - Donate Online
If you'd like to make a donation to assist NYDIS in its mission of providing faith-based disaster services, click here
, or send a check to NYDIS at 22 Cortlandt Street, 20th Fl., New York, NY 10007. NYDIS is a 501(c)(3) corporation and contributions are 100% tax deductible. It is a great way to honor or memorialize someone and we will send an acknowledgement of your gift.
To donate online, go to the NYDIS homepage and click "Make a Donation":