CADRE (Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort) is a leading network of organizations that provide community services that are essential in times of disaster.

CADRE coordinates organizational preparedness planning in non-disaster times and activates to respond and provide essential services during and after a disaster.

CADRE works closely with Santa Clara County's emergency management community to build disaster resilience among service organizations through communication, coordination and preparedness training.

CADRE is the official local Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (VOAD) for Santa Clara County under Northern California's State VOAD. Read More >

Events & Announcements


CADRE 2016


CADRE Workshops

Severe weather ~ Storm Response and Flood Planning

The potential for severe weather and heavy rain is still ahead of us through the coming months of the Spring season. What can the effects of El Niño, King tide and warm ocean waters bring our county? Is your agency situated within any areas of our county that may have issues of flooding during heavy storms?

CADRE is hosting this workshop focused on Santa Clara County Flood Preparedness and the effects severe weather may be bring.


Presentations from:
  • Dale Jacques, Emergency and Security Manager Santa Clara Valley Water District regarding current conditions and flooding preparedness efforts and hazard mitigation engagement opportunities for Santa Clara County.
  • Sal Murillo and Stephanie Frink, Santa Clara County Public Health Department Emergency Management Specialists regarding the Santa Clara County Flood Plan, Pre-Storm Response Timeline for the Santa Clara County Emergency Operations Services and Flood Hazards Mapping for Key Community Infrastructures and Vulnerable Populations


In closing we will touch on the need to identify who would be your agencies point of contact, how could your agency connect with CADRE and how will CADRE connect with you if the need arises in the light of an actual activation of the Santa Clara County EOC.


Tuesday February 23rd

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Second Harvest Food Bank 4001 North first Street San Jose, CA 95134


Eventbrite - CADRE Workshop: Severe Weather ~ Storm Response and Flood Planning


CADRE activation in support of the Superbowl 50 planning and activities has ended. 


CADRE staff was on shift at the Santa Clara County's Emergency Operations Center as requested on Monday February 1, Friday February 5, Saturday February 6 and Sunday February 7.  CADRE staff and leadership were available to coordinate with our members' and community based resources and requests if needed.


Member Application form  to update your agency information - our form  now includes  "after hours" contact information for any and all agencies that would be willing to provide that information to us.



Agency Emergency Planning Assistance

CADRE is pleased to announce that FREE planning assistance is now available to a limited number of CADRE member organizations -- Community-based Organizations (CBOs) and Faith-based Organizations (FBOs).

NOW AVAILABLE (thru June 30th, 2016)


This program is designed to help CBOs and FBOs with their own organization’s emergency planning and disaster preparedness efforts.

Agencies selected will be contacted by CADRE staff to assess:

  • Where your agency currently stands with disaster and emergency planning for your organization
  • What help or assistance is needed or desired
  • Who is available from your agency to work with CADRE staff and your local City emergency manager


Open and save electronic form to complete and submit here: 

AEP Planning Assistance form

You may need a recent  version of Adobe Reader to complete this from electronically to then submit - here is the Adobe logo link to the free download



CADRE 2015


CADRE Table Top Exercise

Plugging In To The Community's Response

Thank you to all the participants and their agencies for joining us for this interactive session and Thank you to:

San Jose Water Company

1221 South Bascom Ave, Building A 

San Jose, CA 95128

Table Top Materials available on the Members Resource page


CADRE 2015 Emergency Preparedness Award

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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for their Excellence in Preparedness.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a leader in preparedness not only for their organization, but for other nonprofits throughout the community. They consistently talk the talk AND walk the walk. 

CONGRATULATIONS Silicon Valley Community Foundation, WE APPLAUD YOU .

The Award was presented at the 10th Annual CADRE ‘Together We Do Better’ Conference on September 16th at the NASA Ames Conference Center (NACC) at Moffett Field in Mountainview.  .



The 2015 Great California SHAKEOUT

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Countdown to SHAKEOUT for Organizations  


When the Earth Shakes animated Video 


Millions of people worldwide practiced how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 a.m. on October 15th* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.  




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