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:: FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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.

Faithfully,

Peter B. Gudaitis, M.Div.
Executive Director

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:: NYDIS NEWS
In February, NYDIS warmly welcomed:
  • Shinella Holmes, Housing Caseworker
  • Adrian Joseph, Housing Caseworker
  • Nancy Wyrough, Housing Caseworker
  • Meryle Hulse was promoted to Moderator, NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable

NYDIS is Hiring - 6 New Full-time Positions
NYDIS opened 3 new positions, please forward this posting to all qualified candidates. 
  • Bookkeeper: Reporting to the Chief Finance and Administrative Officer, the Bookkeeper will support the day to day financial management functions for NYDIS' government contract.
  • Housing Caseworkers: NYDIS is hiring Housing Caseworkers for our SuperStorm Sandy Temporary Housing Service sites in Brooklyn and Queens. This is a full-time position - Immediate Availability. Former Sandy Disaster Case Managers are encouraged to apply.

  • Housing Placement Coordinator: NYDIS is hiring a Housing Coordinator for our SuperStorm Sandy Temporary Housing Services. This is a full-time position - Immediate Availability.

Farewell to Noah Hargett, Moderator of NYDIS' Unmet Needs Roundtable
On March 3, NYDIS staff gathered and said farewell to Noah Hargett, Moderator of NYDIS' NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable. Since 2014, Noah has managed the distribution of $4.95 Million in assistance awards to 869 households impacted by SuperStorm Sandy.

Formerly, Noah was a 9/11 disaster case manager for Episcopal Charities of New York, and later worked on Haiti Earthquake Relief and then for Project Hope at NYU Lutheran Medical Center - he is headed to Northwell Health where he will be Project Manager for their community outreach programs. Meryl Hulse has been named the new Moderator, effective March 20th.

NYDIS and SBP Welcomed Home the Melendez Family in Far Rockaway
On March 18th, NYDIS and our rebuild partners at SBP and Friends of Rockaway were humbled to welcome home the Melendez Family - their basement and first floor was flooded by SuperStorm Sandy storm surge and undermined the foundation. There was also extensive water damage in parts of the second and fourth floor. To date, NYDIS' NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable has awarded over $380,000 in funding to SBP to repair 40 of their client's Sandy damaged homes. We hope to fund 10 more by June 2017.

Contact NYDIS' Disaster Case Manager Eric for an unmet needs assessment at 212-669-6100. 

NYDIS Offering Mental Health First Aid Certification for Faith Communities
Offered by NYDIS and The Salvation Army, in association with EmblemHealth and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Staff from faith-based nonprofits, congregation leaders and clergy/religious leaders are encouraged to attend these very important trainings!
  • Wednesday, April 19th
  • Wednesday, May 24th
  • Wednesday, June 14th
All trainings will be held from 8:30am-5:30pm, at EmblemHealth, 55 Water Street (Old Slip Street Entrance), in Lower Manhattan. Register here.

Did SuperStorm Sandy Leave You in Debt? Do You Need a Disaster Case Manager? 
Because of expense of displacement, home repair and replacing personal property, SuperStorm Sandy left many NYC families and individuals in debt and financial crisis. NYDIS is committed to providing disaster case management to impacted households with remaining unmet needs - and helping them access our remaining $1.1M in financial assistance, if qualified. This work is currently being funded by a SSBG grant from the NY State Office of Children and Family Services. 

If you, or anyone you know, needs assistance call 212-669-6100 and ask for Eric, NYDIS' Disaster Case Manager and ask if you qualify for an unmet needs assessment or financial assistance.

Stories of Recovery: SuperStorm Sandy Recovery
When NYDIS' Temporary Housing Program staff met our Far Rockaway client in September 2016, "he was separated from his two children, wife and parents. He has been living in a van for about a month. We immediately placed him in one of our emergency hotels - through NYDIS' THS Emergency Hotel Program. Within a few days we were able to assign him and his family into one of NYDIS' master leased apartments - where they will remain until their home is rebuild by Build it Back. We were also covered all moving costs and offer case management to support them during their displacement period." For more client impact stories and daily updates follow us on Facebook.
:: RECOVERY RESOURCES
SANDY RECOVERY RESOURCES

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.

Sandy Victims Receive Free Home Assessments Through New Program
A new resiliency program by The Center for NYC Neighborhoods is providing free home assessments to residents who live in high-risk flood zones. The program is being funded through the NY Governor's Office of Storm Recovery. Participants can also receive free elevation certificates, which organizers said are valued at about $700. ​Learn more here.

FloodHelpNY Offering Free Audits 
If you own a building with 5 or more units in certain flood-prone neighborhoods in Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan, you may qualify for a free building resiliency audit, counseling, and help creating an emergency plan. Learn more here.

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

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 assistance, 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.

Visit UnmetNeedsRoundtable.org
Assistance & Statistics Reports - 2016 Annual Report
Assistance & Statistics Reports - Inception-to-Date Report as of 02.28.2017
9/11 RECOVERY RESOURCES

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.


September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Begins Payments to Group B Claimants
As of Oct. 3, the VCF issued more than 10,700 awards over the life of the program, including 9,130 awards in Group A and 1,573 awards in Group B. When combined, these awards total approximately $2.05 billion. Please visit the "How to File a Claim" page here.
OTHER RESOURCES

Metro NY and Beyond: New Situational Awareness Platform Expands to 100+ Cities
Designed as a global prototype, the platform is comprised of dashboards designed to monitor both the day-to-day operations environment as well as disruptions in real time. Serving over 650 participants in the NY Metro area for over a year, the platform is now being expanded to over 100 cities worldwide. For access to the Metropolitan NY/NJ/CT Metro-OPS and the MNR, click here.


Disaster Assistance Resource
FEMA's Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) has set up a website 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.

OpenFEMA
The mission of OpenFEMA is to execute federal open data machine readable policies and standards, and to promote a culture and empower open government within FEMA. Data available includes FEMA Datasets and FEMA Library. Find more information here.
UPCOMING DEADLINES

John D. Solomon Fellowship Application Deadline - March 31, 2017 
The John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service is a student fellowship devoted specifically to emergency management that provides ten graduate students with a nine-month paid fellowship. Learn more here


2017 UASI Nonprofit Security Grant (Including House of Worship Security)
Nonprofits can now prequalify for a NY DHSES grant, which helps protect 501(C)3 nonprofits in NYC that have a demonstrated high risk of being the targets of terrorism due to historical or religious reasons. The award has not been finalized for this year, but due to a short application window it is important to prequalify. For further information visit the DHSES grant page here. Click here for a helpful guide from the Jewish Community Relations Council about how to apply.

FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Expires in 2017
The flood insurance program is at the center of the climate change storm. And with the authorization of the program set to expire on Sept. 30, 2017, flood insurance could become a hot-button legislative issue this year. The full article can be read here.

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.
:: FAITH COMMUNITY NEWS
An Israeli-American Teen Arrested in the JCC Bomb Threats Case
March 23: Time Magazine; Israeli police arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in the series of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S. since January 2017. He also is accused of a series of threats made in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in the past six months. Israeli police said he had been the subject of months-long undercover investigation by the anti-fraud unit, as well as the FBI in the United States and law enforcement in other countries. His motives are still unknown. Read the full article here.

Trump Appoints Rev. Jamie Johnson to DHS Faith-based Center
March 20, President Trump has appointed Rev. Jamie Johnson as the new director of the Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The DHS Center is one of 13 such centers in the federal government affiliated with the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships. Its staff of five work to prepare faith-based institutions and community organizations to effectively respond to emergencies and natural disasters, as well as to help combat human trafficking and the exploitation of the poor and vulnerable. Read the press release here.

In Toxic Political Climate, Religious & Secular Nonprofits Increase Security
March 8: The Chronicle of Philanthropy; In light of the increasing attacks and threats against houses of worship, cultural and community centers country-wide, faith and community leaders are increasing security measures to protect their members and congregants. These measures often come at high costs, costs smaller organizations often can't afford. Read the full article here.

NYPD Links Hate Crimes Increase to 2016 Presidential Campaign
February 24: Bloomberg; Hate crimes in New York City, particularly against the Jewish community, have spiked in the past 100 days. Between the 2016 election and February 2017 the New York Police Department received 143 hate-crime complaints, an increase of 42 % compared to the same period last year. Seventy-two of these offenses targeted Jews. NY police officials now say the crimes are probably connected to ethnic bias and xenophobia that emerged during the 2016 election campaign. Read the full article here.

Church Offers Refuge for People Without Documentation
February 22: NY Press; After hearing reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in New York City, a Upper West Side congregation is offering refuge and help to undocumented immigrants. "Hopefully it won't be necessary to use that but there are raids that have already begun in New York City," said the Rev. Schuyler Vogel, senior minister of the Fourth Universalist Society. "So we are prepared for that, if necessary." Read the full article here.

Teaching Children Religious Literacy
February 18: The Week; One crucial way that people can best learn to live with one another is by increasing religious literacy. In a culturally and religiously diverse society it is important to foster dialogue to understand one another instead of judging others from an outside perspective. This article argues that becoming literate in other religions is a predicate of a stable and peaceful multicultural society. "It requires moral imagination, letting the human voice of a believer express in concrete terms how his or her world is experienced." Read the full article here.

The Complex Landscape of Americans with No Religious Affiliation
January 24: Center for Religion and Civic Culture; Since 2007 the number of Americans choosing not to identify with a religious tradition has increased from 16 to 23 percent. Among young adults this number is even higher, with one-third saying that they have no religious affiliation. But what does "no religious affiliation" mean? This article investigates the complexity of non-religious people and their beliefs. Read the full article here.

Caregiving to Muslims: A Guide for Chaplains, Counselors, Healthcare & Social Workers
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; This book assists caregivers in providing culturally competent services to Muslim patients and clients. The book gives the reader a short introduction into the religion of Islam, correlates Islamic theology with psychological theories, and recommends an approach to making spiritual assessments. Additionally, the book provides a Muslim perspective on the spiritual roots of conflict, terrorism, gender issues, homosexuality, and substance abuse. Learn more about the book here.
:: ADVOCACY
DHS Contradicts the Effectiveness of Trump's Second Travel Ban
March 6: The Washington Post; President Trump signed a new executive order that restricts travel from six Muslim majority countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen). While many doubt that the revisions are enough to make the ban constitutional, others question the actual effects of such ban on terrorist attacks in the United States. A report published by the Department of Homeland Security found that citizens from the banned countries are "rarely implicated in U.S.-based terrorism," and that citizenship itself is an "unreliable indicator of terrorist threat to the United States." Read the full article here.

NY State Initiates a Local EM Accreditation Program
March 3: Livingston County News; The New York State Local Emergency Management Accreditation Program is the first of its kind in the United States. The purpose of the program is to ensure county emergency management offices in each county are following certain operational standards. "Accreditation levels the playing field. If all the counties have standardization, that makes each county equal, but also knowing that, in a disaster or state of emergency, all counties will be prepared," says Kevin Niedermaier, Livingston County Director of Emergency Management and one of the originators behind the program. Read the full article here.

NYC Won't Help Paramedic Suffering Trauma After Ground Zero Cleanup
March 2: NY Daily News; An NYPD paramedic spent a year at Ground Zero recovering body parts from the site and carefully cataloguing them at the city morgue. The experience was so emotionally disabling that he fell into depression and developed post-traumatic stress disorder. He applied for disability benefits with the city but was denied because officials refused to credit his 9/11 experiences as the cause of his depression. Read the full article here.

Why FEMA Needs a New Administrator Immediately
February 28: FCW; The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needs a new, experienced administrator quickly, said former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate during a hearing on FEMA's future on February 28."FEMA is not the place for on-the-job-training." The new administrator needs to be experienced and willing to take action to continue FEMA's development after Hurricane Katrina, Fugate explained. Read the full article here.

FEMA Publishes Flood Insurance Advocate Annual Report
February 28: FEMA; The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released the 2016 Annual Report of the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA). OFIA advocates for the fair treatment of policyholders and property owners by providing education and guidance on all aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The 2016 report identifies six primary areas of concern that have a long-term impact on a broad population of NFIP customers and presents opportunities for ongoing program improvement. The annual report and a related fact sheet are available online.

NIOSH Director Denies Petition to Add Autoimmune Diseases to WTC List
February 24: OHS; Dr. John Howard, administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program and director of NIOSH,  has denied a petition seeking to have autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, added to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions. The law allows interested parties to petition the administrator to add a health condition to the List. In his response Dr. Howard said that the new petition did not provide additional evidence for a causal relationship between 9/11 exposures and autoimmune diseases. Read the full article here.
:: OTHER NEWS
To Fund the Border Wall, Trump Administration Weighs Cuts to FEMA
March 7: The Washington Post; The proposal, drawn up by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), would slash the budgets of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The spending plan sees a potential cut of $361 million from FEMA's $3.5 billion budget. These cuts could lead to a reduced federal commitment to helping states and local governments prepare for natural disasters through training, salaries and benefits for staff, coordination, and state-of the-art equipment. Read the full article here.

NYC Emergency Management's Notify NYC Reaches 500,000 Subscribers
March 2: NYC Emergency Management; Over half-a-million New Yorkers are now receiving alerts from the City's free notification system about emergency events and important city services. Read the press release here.

FEMA Needs to Improve Oversight of STEP Pilot Program
February 27: Homeland Security Today; Less than a month after SuperStorm Sandy, FEMA implemented the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Pilot Program to save lives, and protect health, safety, and property. Three years after the completion of this work, FEMA has still not identified and recovered federal funds New York City spent on repairs to commercial residential properties. According to the report of the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General audit "although all rapid repairs work ended on March 31, 2013, and $537.94 million was disbursed to New York State for the work, FEMA has not received a final accounting and certification of costs for the work. This occurred because project closeout has not started. However, New York City has made no payments to any rapid repairs contractors since October 15, 2014." Read the full article here.

Recovery Lessons From Hurricane Sandy to Help Improve Disaster Preparedness
February 24: Homeland Security News Wire; Purdue University researchers will lead a project highlighting recovery lessons from SuperStorm Sandy. The team will investigate recovery over a time scale ranging from the storm's immediate aftermath in 2012 to the present day, potentially longer "We might even look into the longer term because recovery time could take almost 10 or 20 years." The team will collect survey data of residents in communities on the New Jersey shore. Read the full article here.
:: PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVES
Access and Functional Needs
  • Emergency Planning for People with Access and Functional Needs
    Read or Download the 2016 NYC Emergency management report on DAFN emergency planning here.
  • Emergency Shelter Training
    Learn how to assist people with disabilities, access and functional needs and help out at a DAFN Shelter in this video.

Climate Change
  • Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science 
    This guide from the United States Global Research Program presents information that is deemed important for individuals and communities to know and understand about Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches to adaptation or mitigation. This resource is available in English and Spanish. 

Community
  • Bomb Threat Guidance
    What would you do if you received a bomb threat? This Bomb Threat Guidance from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security will help you plan and prepare for an emergency and assess received threats carefully. Click to read or download here.
  • Community Emergency Planning Toolkit
    This toolkit, provided by the NYC Citizen Corps, includes New York specific guidance for emergency planning. Learn about how New York City plans for hazards and how your community can create its own emergency plan. Download your toolkit here.
  • Disaster Philanthropy Playbook
    The Center for Disaster Philanthropy developed this playbook to help communities prepare for crises. Read more about the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook here, or download the Playbook Tip-Sheet here.

Faith Community
  • Helping Your Congregation Become Healthier and More Resilient 
    Disasters happen every day and no matter what scale, they all have the potential to threaten the health of communities affected. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services supports congregations to create stronger, healthier residents and a more resilient community. Learn more here.
  • Security Guidance For Houses of Worship
    The Secure Community Network provides an overview of specific terrorist threats of concern to synagogues and offers multiple resources for prevention strategies for houses of worship. Learn more here.

Flood
Immigrants
  • Engage Immigrant Communities - We Are New York: The Storm
    In partnership with City University of New York and the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, NYC Citizen Corps produced a 25-minute episode as part of the "We Are New York" series geared towards English-language learners (ELL). Learn more here. View the video here.

Influenza
Flu season is underway. Below are a few tips to lower chances of catching the flu in the upcoming weeks:
  • Get plenty of sleep. If you're well rested you're less likely to become infected with the flu virus.
  • Be strict about washing hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Hands covered in germs spread colds and the flu. Make sure to scrub your hands well with soap or alcohol-based hand rub for 20 seconds.
  • Disinfect heavily touched items, such as doorknobs, remote controls, and phones.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Get your flu shot. One of the best ways to avoid catching the flu away is to make sure that you get vaccinated against it.

Learn more about how to prevent contracting the flu at flu.gov. To stay up to date on the amount of flu cases being reported in the NYC area view the CDC's weekly influenza tracker. 


Mental Health
  • Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services
    This guide is intended as an introduction to the topic of trauma, a discussion of why understanding and addressing trauma is important for human services programs, and a "road map" to find relevant resources. Learn more.
:: UPCOMING EVENTS
Mental Health First Aid Instructor Summit 2017: Inspiration. Education. Affirmation.
April 2, 2017
National Council for Behavioral Health
Seattle, Washington
Register now

At this year's summit, instructors and those new to Mental Health First Aid will come together to learn from experts on various subjects and share best practices on building a successful program.
Learn more.


FEMA Region II Shelter-in-Place Workshop
April 3, 8:30am - 4pm
FEMA Webinar
Register now

This Workshop is intended for crisis and continuity planners from faith-based organizations, community groups, the private sector, and nonprofits. The workshop will use a nuclear detonation as a ‘worst case scenario' to encourage discussions and identify best practices that could be used on any other type of disaster.


Protecting Our Communities: Emergency Planning Workshop for Faith Leaders
April 04, 2017
NYC Emergency Management/FEMA
Brooklyn Borough Hall - Brooklyn, New York
Register now

FEMA and NYC Emergency Management invite you to attend a day of emergency preparedness planning for New York City faith leaders. During the workshop, participants will discuss the unique needs of faith-based entities and learn how to lead their community through an emergency planning process, as well as how to connect with local government, community responders, and recovery assistance.


Rebuilding or Relocating: How to Respond to Climate Change 
April 5, 6pm - 9pm
The Happold Foundation 
New York, NY
Register now

This Lecture organized by the Happold Foundation at the New School will explore the physical and social impacts of climate change on the social fabric of our cities. Learn more and register here.


Psychosocial Response to Pandemic Disasters, Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism
April 7, 2017
Institute for Disaster Mental Health
SUNY at New Paltz, NY
Register now

IDMH's 14th annual conference brings together emergency management, health, and mental health personnel. Conference attendees from these fields will learn to address the psychological aspects of complex public health emergencies, which will reduce responder and community stress and increase response efficiency. Continuing Education Credits for New York State Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors are pending review through the University of Albany School of Social Welfare and will be provided at no cost to participants.


Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma
April 20, 2017
Voices of September 11th
Keen University - Union, New Jersey
Register now

Hosted by Voices of September 11th, the symposium will feature presentations by experts and clinicians working in the field of trauma, grief and disaster mental health. The symposium invites Mental health and public health providers, emergency managers and law enforcement professionals working with victims' families, responders and survivors are encouraged to attend.


Preparedness Summit
April 25 - 28, 2017
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Atlanta, Georgia
Register now

The Preparedness Summit is a national conference organized by NACCHO, providing cross-disciplinary learning to the public health and disaster preparedness communities. The four-day annual event delivers opportunities to connect with other professionals, share research, and learn how to implement model practices to enhance capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Learn more.


National VOAD 25th Annual Conference
May 15 -18, 2017
National VOAD
Houston, Texas
Register now

NVOAD, an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.


65th Annual IAEM Conference
November 10-15, 2017
International Association of Emergency Managers
Long Beach, California
Register now

The 65th annual IAEM conference provides an opportunity for all levels of emergency managers to exchange and discuss lessons learned and best practices, and to connect with colleagues from around the world. 


Get a Security Training by Muslim Experts for your NYC Masjid & Community
The Majlis Ashura - Islamic Leadership Council of New York - provides security trainings for Imams, members of mosque administrations, and the Muslim public.
If you are interested in a training inquire via email, or call 857-222-6582.

NYC Emergency Management Training(s)


New York State 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
American Red Cross-Greater New York
National Service (CNCS)
National VOAD
New York Cares
NYC Medical Reserve Corp
NYC Office of Emergency Management
NYDIS
:: MAKE A GIFT TO NYDIS
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To donate online, go to the NYDIS homepage and click Make a Donation
 

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