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:: FROM THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Welcome to NYDISnet, the e-newsletter of NYDIS (New York Disaster Interfaith Services).

NYDISnet is New York City's only faith-based Sandy recovery e-news resource, and provides the latest updates on resources, events, trainings and other matters of interest to the recovery community and religious leaders - including 9/11 long-term recovery news. NYDIS also distributes NYDISnet ALERTs during local emergencies or to notify New York City faith communities and our partners of important news.

Sorry we're so late with NYDISnet this month, it was a doozy!

Faithfully,

Peter B. Gudaitis, M.Div.
Executive Director

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NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable & NYC Unmet Needs Fund
The Unmet Needs Roundtables convene donors, long-term recovery groups and case management agencies to financially assist impacted families with unmet needs beyond those met by all other current programs. Through the advocacy of a case manager, the Roundtables (which are centrally managed and meet in each borough) provide emergency cash a ssistance, recovery grants, loans and discounted/tax-free building supplies to eligible survivor households. Assistance is targeted to ensure and sustain survivors' long-term recovery. For more information, contact info@nydis.org.
NYDIS Is Hiring
We are looking for a fulltime Receptionist & Office Assistant. The person in this new position will assist with a range of administrative duties and to be the friendly, efficient, and effective, first encounter the public and our partners have with the office.
More details here
Religious Literacy & Competency in Crisis Settings Training - October 25 
The course "Engaging Faith Communities in Disaster: Increasing Religious Competency and Literacy in Crisis Settings " is framed by our field-guide set and tip sheets, this one-day field skills course provides an overview of why and how to engage faith communities during disasters and public health emergencies. The 90-minute orientation or one-day training focuses on best practices in working with faith communities in crisis settings, religious competency, and literacy, as well as an overview of current resources and how to databank local faith communities. The course prepares government, VOAD/non-profit and religious leaders, and volunteers to con duct outreach to and engage congregations and religious leaders in partnerships or to support disaster human services/mass care needs of religious populations. This course is being t aught by our Executive Director, Peter Gudaitis and will be held at Metropolitan College of New York in the Financial District.
Volunteer with NYDIS - October 26-27
This two-day (16-hour) NDIN Disaster Chaplain Training course prepares chaplains and credentialed religious leaders to provide spiritual and emotional care during deployment to disaster sites as well as within their own communities. The course comprises four 4-hour sessions offered over two days, covering disaster operations, disaster spiritual care, disaster mental health, and self-care for caregivers. Each registrant must be endorsed for this training and/or currently serve as a professional chaplain and/or credentialed religious leader. This course is being taught by our Executive Director, Peter Gudaitis and Rev. Wendy Vencuss of the NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church - the training will be held at Metropolitan College of New York in the Financial District.
New Sandy Temporary Housing Services (THS) Program Launches
We're happy to announce that our THS subcontract with our recovery partners Center for New York City Neighborhoods (CNYCN) has now started - with many homeowners having already signing up for assessment, housing placement and housing search. NYDIS' staff provide casework, leased apartments, special grants for housing support and emergency housing for households tempo rarily displaced during elevations and rebuild being carried out by NYC's Build it Back program. The program is funded by the NYC Housing Recovery Office - Build it Back.

Contact a counselor at 646-757-2886 for more information.


NYDIS $1.5M in Remaining Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Funding
NYDIS received over $2.1 Million in new grants and contracts to fund financial assistance and staff to operate the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable (UNR) through July 2017 - approxima tely $1.5M is still available for Sandy impacted New Yorkers still struggling with unmet needs. Through applications from disaster case managers, housing advocates and legal aid, the UNR continues to able to provide needy New Yorkers with financial assistance for Sandy-related debts, home repairs, replacing furniture and appliances, and other related unmet needs.

Contact a counselor at 646-757-2886 for more information.


NYDIS is now Offering Disaster Case Management
In September NYDIS hired a new disaster case manager (DCM), Eric Stoessel - one of our former FEMA Corps Members. As the New York State Disaster Case Management Program closes there are many families who remain in crisis and NYDIS is committed to providing DCM until all remaining resources are exhausted. The work is being funded by a grant from the NY State Office of Children and Family Services. Any Sandy impacted New Yorkers still in need of assistance may contact Eric for an unmet needs assessment at 212-669-6100.
NYDIS' Fall Staff Transitions
In September 16 new staff were hired to manage our new HRO funded Temporary Housing Services (THS) program in partnership with the Center for NYC Neighborhoods.  Most of our new THS staff are familiar faces to from their roles in Disaster Case Management and voluntary rebuild over the past few years of Sandy recovery. We are delighted to announce that Peter Cavadini will be rejoining NYDIS as Chief of Staff. He returns to us from All Hands Volunteers, where he was most recently Director of International Recovery. On a bittersweet note, Ri chard Vernon is leaving us for a newly-created position with the Salvation Army of Greater New York, where he will partner closely and enthusiastically with NYDIS staff and programs in a host of ways, among other VOAD partners.

ICNY PODCAST with Peter Gudaitis "Faith Leadership and Disaster Response"
In the wake of the 9/11 NYDIS was founded as a federation of faith communities to respond to and prepare for disasters impacting NYDIS.  Today, NYDIS continues to provide 9/11 recovery services as well as Hurricane Sandy recovery programs and a wide variety of resiliency building initiatives in partnership with its members.  In this episode of the Interfaith Center of New York's free podcast series " NYC Faith Leaders," Maggi Van Dorn talks with Peter B. Gudaitis, NYDIS' Executive Director, about the challenges of coordinating disaster relief in a city comprised of hundreds of separate cultural and faith communities, and how to train religious leaders to provide emergency response to a multi-faith population.  Click to view or listen

Interview: 15 Years After 9/11, Are Congregations Prepared for Disasters?
September 9: NYDIS Executive Director, Peter Gudaitis, features in this Religion News Service story. Pegged around a report on a webinar about preparing for terrorism, RNS reports on congregational preparedness among communities of faith. Read more

NYDIS Commences new $100,000 DOHMH project on NYC Faith-Sector Resilience
NYDIS has embarked on a new 18-month project funded by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response to increase the disaster and public health emergency resilience of faith communities in our city. The project focuses on developing free tools and resources, resilience building trainings and events and developing more robust risk communication capabilities and networks. For more information, to get involved, click here to email NYDIS.

NYDIS' Upcoming "NYC Climate Change & Congregations" Campaign
This summer, Columbia University graduate students, Syed Sayeed and Bo Yan, conducted research project for NYDIS on the potential effects climate-change driven sea level rise will have over the next 50 years on our city, its congregations and the faith sector. In short, what reasonable and strategic resilience-building steps faith-based facilities and leaders should begin to take to protect their assets, their congregants and their social services to clients in coming years. We will publish their research paper, recommendations and an edu cational brochure in October. Be on the lookout. Thanks for all your impressive efforts, Bo and Sayeed!

Update: NYDIS Training 1000 NYC Religious Leaders in Mental Health First Aid
NYDIS is an ongoing partnership with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to NYC congregations and religious leaders under the First Lady's ThriveNYC initiative. Chief Response Officer Peter Gudaitis, a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor, has been be co-teaching courses in all five boroughs. NYDIS has pledged to facilitate the training of 1000 religious leaders through ThriveNYC.

Please e-mail us to inquire about MHFA trainings.

:: FAITH COMMUNITY NEWS
NDIN Releases Annual Preparedness Tools & Resources for U.S. Faith Communities
The National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) has released its annual National Preparedness Month e-newletter of it excellent preparedness tools and resources of U.S. Faith Communities. Within are many free tips sheets, manuals and trainings available - some of which are co-brand with the American Red Cross and the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCCO. Also profiled is FEMA's new IS 505 course of Culture and Religious Literacy, written by NDIN and CRCC. Click to view
Looking Back on 9/11, Fifteen Years Later
The Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) hosted a press conference two days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the USA in 2001. Dozens of leaders from diverse New York City faith communities expressed interfaith and multicultural unity in the face of terrorism. ICNY recently showed an archival recording of that press conference to five of the faith leaders who spoke at the 2001 event, asking them to share their memories of 9/11. Read the full blog post here.

ICNY PODCAST with NYDIS' Peter Gudaitis "Faith Leadership and Disaster Response"
In the wake of the 9/11 NYDIS was founded as a federation of faith communities to respond to and prepare for disasters impacting NYDIS.  Today, NYDIS continues to provide 9/11 recovery services as well as Hurricane Sandy recovery programs and a wide variety of resiliency building initiatives in partnership with its members.  In this episode of the Interfaith Center of New York's free podcast series " NYC Faith Leaders," Maggi Van Dorn talks with Peter B. Gudaitis, NYDIS' Executive Director, about the challenges of coordinating disaster relief in a city comprised of hundreds of separate cultural and faith communities, and how to train religious leaders to provide emergency response to a multi-faith population.  Click to view or listen

15 Years After 9/11, Are Congregations Prepared for Disasters?
September 9: NYDIS Executive Director, Peter Gudaitis, features in this Religion News Service story. Pegged around a report on a webinar about preparing for terrorism, RNS reports on congregational preparedness among communities of faith. Read more.

NDIN Training Featured in New York DMH Responder
The Spring 2016 issue of New York DMH Responder carries a story on a training given by NDIN's president, Peter B Gudaitis, exploring the role of spiritual care in disaster response. The article includes a brief summary of the workshop content, and the warm response to it. There may even be a Starbucks joke… A PDF of the newsletter is available online here, but you'll need to manually scroll to page 7 to read the relevant article.
:: NYC RECOVERY NEWS & RESOURCES
RECOVERY RESOURCES

SBP Resources for Homeowners
SBP (formerly St Bernard Project) has web page devoted to resources for homeowners impacted by disasters. There are downloadable PDF guides on topics as varied and essential as mold remediation and contractor fraud. Find the resources here.


The Red Guide to Recovery
Aimed at disaster-impacted households and businesses, and endorsed by fire departments and emergency management agencies, The Red Guide to Recovery website includes links to buy hard copy, download, and preloaded USB forms of the guide, and also has free recovery tips and lists of resources. Find more here .

National Flood Mitigation Resource List
FEMA's National Flood Insurance Resource List contains links to important information for property owners, notifications on Increased Cost of Compliance, FEMA flood hazard data, out lines of Community Rating System qualifications, and other details. The full resource list can be found here.

Counseling Support for Build it Back Applicants
Build it Back offers counseling referrals to eligible applicants who may need additional assistance moving their application forward. The Build it Back Counseling Partners are experts in housing, financial and legal issues with experience working in affected communities. They can work with clients one-on-one to resolve tough challenges related to their applications. Counseling is provided at no cost to individuals who are eligible and registered. Find out more here.

Free Mental Health Services for Children and Teens in Sandy-Affected Areas
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) offers free mental health services available for children and adolescents living in the Rockaways, South Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Mental health evaluation and treatment will be provided at no cost through the NYC Child and Adolescent Resiliency Enhancement Services (NYC CARES) program. The NYC CARES program is available at Coney Island Hospital, St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residents of the Rockaways and at the Staten Island Mental Health Society for Staten Island residents. To learn more, call 311 or click here.

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Changes
NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency offers resources on flood risk, FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map updates, and flood insurance purchase requirements here. NYC residents can also learn about their flood risk at floodhelpny.org, a project of the Association of NYC Neighborhoods.

Disaster Assistance Resource
FEMA's Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) has set up a website (DisasterAssistance.gov) to help survivors navigate the disaster recovery process. DAIP helps survivors by shortening the time required to apply for assistance and reducing the number of forms that need to be completed. Survivors can also upload documents, check the status of their application, and access information and resources, all through the website.

9/11 Health Benefits
People exposed to the stew of toxins released when the World Trade Center collapsed on 9/11 can still apply for health benefits. Tens of thousands of workers, volunteers and residents who believe they are suffering from 9/11-related illnesses are urged to apply for the health care they need and deserve under the World Trade Center Health Program. To apply click here or call 855-4WTC-AID.

American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. The Red Cross is asking every household in America to take two simple steps that can save lives: checking or installing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home. Join the campaign as a volunteer by contacting a local Red Cross chapter. Learn more.
UPCOMING DEADLINES

Period for Ground Zero Workers to Seek Compensation Extended to 9/11/2018
September 12: NYT reports that "New York State is extending the period for workers and volunteers to seek medical benefits and lost wages resulting from their involvement in the rescue and recovery operations in Lower Manhattan after the attack on Sept. 11, 2001." Read more here.


SBA Reopens Sandy Disaster Loan Applications until December 1, 2016
Effective December 2, 2015, the recently approved Recovery Improvements for Small Entities (RISE) After Disaster Act of 2015 gives the SBA Administrator the authority to make disaster loans for Superstorm Sandy for a period of one year. The bill authorizes SBA to revise the disaster deadline for major Presidential declarations for Superstorm Sandy in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Additionally, SBA will be accepting applications under its related agency declarations for North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Virginia, West Virginia and certain counties in Maryland. The new filing deadline for physical damage and economic injury losses is December 1, 2016. Apply online here. Information on the locations of recovery centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or via email.

SBA Disaster Loan Program in Brooklyn for March 2016 fire
New York businesses and residents affected by a fire that destroyed multiple apartment buildings and damaged several businesses in Brooklyn, on March 29, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA's customer service representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application at SBA's website. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage was July 11, 2016.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is Feb. 10, 2017.

National VOAD Names Greg Forrester (of UMCOR) as New President & CEO
Gregory A. Forrester will become president and CEO of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) after serving for three years as director of U.S. operations of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a unit of the General Board of Global Ministries. His resignation from UMCOR is effective November 11. After an extensive nationwide search process, Forrester emerged as the top candidate and was unanimously elected by the National VOAD Board of Directors. He takes over the helm of the organization on November 14.

View UMCOR Press Release

View NVOAD Press Release
Chelsea Residents Grapple With a Close Call in Their neighborhood
September 19: Following the recent terrorism in New York city, the NYT explores the emotional and social consequences for the Chelsea neighborhood as residents try to make sense of someone exploding a bomb in a dumpster. Read the full story here.
Lori Peek Appointed New Director at Natural Hazards Center
September 16: The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder has announced that Lori Peek will be the Center's next director. Peek, an acclaimed disaster specialist and currently co-director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University, is also an ordained Lutheran pastor. More here.

August Was The Hottest Ever Recorded
September 13: The Huffington Post reports that, for yet another month, August of 2016 was the hottest August, globally, since reliable records began. It was the 11th month in a row that broke a previous world record. Read more.

City's Build-it-Back Program Struggles to Meet Deadline 4 Years After Hurricane Sandy
August 18: NY1 carries a report on Build-it-Back's struggle to meet their Mayorally-imposed deadline of completing all construction by the end of this calendar year. Find text and video here.

Command Under Attack: What We've Learned Since 9/11 About Managing Crises
September 9: The Conversation reports on what it finds to be an overall uncoordinated and ineffectual15 years of lessons learned and policies enacted in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Read more.

A Sharp Increase in "Sunny Day" Flooding
September 3: According to the NYT, "global warming and rising seas are increasing the amount of tidal flooding on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts." This flooding is not related to storms, but is a consequence of normal tidal rhythms on a warming planet. Read more here.

Hurricane Forecast Revised Upwards
August 14: A Business Insider article delves into a new Noaa report that suggests we may be heading on top the peak of the strongest hurricane season since 2012, the year Sandy hit the Northeast. Read more.

Report on CDBG Funding and Community Income
September 6: Asked to review HUD's CDBG program, the US Government Accountability Office has published a 39 page report (available as a downloadable PDF) titled Community Development Block Grants: Sources of Data on Community Income Are Limited. Read or download the full report here.
After Louisiana, Preparing for The Next Storm
August 23: An editorial in the New York Times observes that formerly anomalous natural disasters are increasingly becoming the norm. The editorial touches on issues such as controversy over mandatory elevation rules as it explores resiliency and preparedness for a mainstream readership. Read more.

Emergency Planning for People with Access and Functional Needs Symposium Report
Read or download the 2016 NYC Emergency Management report on DAFN emergency planning here .

The Great NorthEast ShakeOut
On October 20th, 2016, the Great NorthEast ShakeOut will see folks from our region participate in a worldwide earthquake preparedness drill. Find more on how to participate and Drop, Cover, and H old On is here.

Is America Any Safer?
The September 2016 issue of The Atlantic carries a lengthy report on the fiscal and emotional ramifications of the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001. Having spent over $1 trillion on various forms of security, writer Steven Brill asks how much safer we really are. Read more.

When Disaster-Response Apps Fail
August 10: During the July 14 terrorist truck attack in Nice, France, there was a three hour delay before the local "SAIP" app alerted people to steer clear of the waterfront. The Conversation reports on problems with alert and response communications in general, and smartphone app failure in particular. Read more.
:: ADVOCACY
WTC Responders with PTSD Show "Staggering Signs" of Cognitive Impairment
August 31: Australia's ABC news service reports on recent research that appears to show a strong correlation between working at Ground Zero and presenting with cognitive impairment. Up to a third of first responders with PTSD may be at risk for early-onset dementia, according to the research. Read more.

Exposure to 9/11 Disaster Tied to Low Birthweight, Preterm Delivery
August 25: AOL News reports on new research that shows that even among children conceived up to three years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, women with intense exposure to Ground Zero had double the risk of giving birth to preterm and low birthweight babies. Read more here.

Diagnoses of 9-11 Linked Cancers have Tripled in Less Than 3 Years
August 14: Susan Edelman writes in The New York Post that the WTC Health Program, which tracks the diagnoses of registrants, has seen a huge surge in cancer numbers. "More than 5,400 first responders have come down with 9/11-linked cancers," "5,441 people enrolled in the WTC Health Program have been diagnosed with 6,378 separate cancers." Read more.
:: PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVES

Active Shooter Incident Preparedness
There are a multitude of resources available to help prompt discussion on how to increase safety at houses of worship and address the potential for copycat threats. Resources:


Flood Preparedness
Floods can have a major impact on homes, communities, and regions and can develop over a period of days or occur suddenly. SAMHSA DTAC has compiled a list of tools and resources focused on flood preparedness and response:
  • Stay Safe Before, During, and After a Flood
    One way that individuals and families can prepare for a flood is to develop their own response and communication plan. The Public Health Emergency website contains materials that can help. Links to these resources are available on the website.
  • Floods
    This Federal Emergency Management Agency Ready.gov webpage includes flood-specific preparedness, response, and recovery information. There is also a special section highlighting tools and resources for spring flooding. Visit the website to learn more.
  • Strengthening Your Emotional Well-Being Ahead of a Flood
    Individuals may experience distress when anticipating and preparing for a flood. This American Psychological Association article offers tips to manage flood-related anxiety and improve overall physical and behavioral health. Access the article here.

Family Health - NYC Health 10 Individual & Family Response Guides
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has released scenario-specific emergency response guides. These guides are now available to the public in 12 different languages on the department website. There are 10 Individual & Family Response Guides which give individuals and families direct and comprehensive direction on how to respond during specific emergencies.

Zika Virus Preparedness

  • Zika Update from Mayor de Blasio
    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator and Democratic nominee for NY-13 Adriano Espaillat, State Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh, and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett to update New Yorkers on the City's ongoing efforts to combat the Zika virus and call on the federal government to increase funding to New York to continue to combat the Zika virus. Read the press release here .

    Also, read the Dept. of Buildings' guidance for property managers and contractors on how to prevent Zika.

  • Centers for Disease Control
    Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (A. aegypti and A. albopictus). To date, Zika has not been spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States. However, lab tests have confirmed Zika virus in travelers returning to the United States. These travelers have gotten t he virus from mosquito bites and a few through sex. With the recent outbreaks in the Americas, the number of Zika cases among travelers visiting or returning to the United States will likely increase. CDC is not able to predict how much Zika virus would spread in the continental United States. Many areas in the United States have the type of mosquitoes that can become infected with and spread Zika virus. However, recent outbreaks in the continental United States of chikungunya and dengue, which are spread by t he same type of mosquito, have been relatively small and limited to a small area. Resources:
  • CDC Releases Draft Interim Zika Response Plan
    CDC released its Draft Interim Zika Response Plan, which includes tiered steps based on Aedes mosquito activity and illness levels in a given state. The 57-page plan spells out how CDC will support and help states with key tasks at different stages of the outbreak, ranging from phase level 0 - signifying preparedness activity for when the vector is present or possible in the state - to phase level 4, when widespread local Zika infections are occurring is several jurisdictions within a state. The plan details when CDC response teams will deploy and which type of experts will be included on the teams, such as epidemiologists and pregnancy birth defect experts. The document also contains information on how to define and communicate about a transmission area and covers messaging strategies, surveillance, vector control, pregnancy and birth defects, and ensuring blood supply safety.

:: UPCOMING EVENTS

64th Annual IAEM Conference and EMEX
October 14-19, 2016
$705
Savannah, Georgia, is the host city for this year's International Association of Emergency Managers Conference. Register here.


Engaging Faith Communities in Disaster
Religious Competency & Literacy Training
October 25, 2016
Metropolitan College of New York
New York City
Register

Co-Sponsored by New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) and Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) - Emergency and Disaster Management Program. NDIN will offer, "Engaging Faith Communities in Disasters: Increasing Religious Competency & Literacy" - a one-day training course. The training teaches best practices in working with faith communities in crisis settings, religious competency and literacy, as well as an overview of current resources and how to databank local faith communities. The course prepares government, non-profit and religious leaders to conduct outreach to and engage congregations and religious leaders in partnerships or to support disaster human services/mass care needs of religious populations. Tuition is $95 (includes breakfast, lunch & materials).

NDIN Volunteer Disaster Chaplain Training Course 
October 26-27, 2016
Metropolitan College of New York
New York City
Register

Offered by New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) and Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) - Emergency and Disaster Management Program, through a training partnership with the National Disaster Interfaith Network (NDIN). NDIN invites religious leaders and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this two-day Disaster Chaplain Training. Each registrant must be endorsed for this training and/or currently serve as a chaplain, congregation staff and/or credentialed religious caregiver or leader. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation.


New York State Training(s)


NYC Emergency Management Training(s)


UN Sphere Project: Online Course on the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)
The online course was launched in May and covers the history of the CHS, its structure and scope, the principles underpinning it, the links between the CHS and Sphere sectoral standards, and how individuals and organizations can apply the CHS. Read more.

:: JOBS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The 2016-2017 NYC City Service Corps Application is Now Open
The City Service Corps is a new NYC-based AmeriCorps program that is seeking professionals to serve full-time for 10 months at City agencies and their nonprofit partner organizations. During that time City Service Corps members will be working to address community needs around New York City. The inaugural Corps launched in November 2015. Applications are now open

American Red Cross-Greater New York


HOSTAGE US
Hostage US is recruiting a Fundraising and Strategic Partnerships Manager. Hostage US is an independent non-profit organization that supports hostages and their families both during and after a kidnapping. Hostage US provides personal support and a range of professional services that are completely free of charge, confidential, and independent of any outside interest.


National Service (CNCS)
New York Cares
NYC Medical Reserve Corp
NYC Office of Emergency Management
NYC Service
NYDIS Is Hiring We are looking for a fulltime Receptionist & Office Assistant. The person in this new position will assist with a range of administrative duties and to be the friendly, efficient, and effective, first encounter the public and our partners have with the office. More details here.

Email us your resume if you're interested in either one of our two paid internships in:

  • Communications
  • Faith Community Preparedness

Social Work Supervisor Position as Adjunct Faculty for LMSW Prep Class
:: MAKE A GIFT TO NYDIS
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