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 2015


CADRE Emergency Preparedness Award

Each year CADRE seeks to honor a non-profit organization that has shown innovative efforts and leadership related to emergency preparedness planning. We are seeking those organizations who have led the way in preparing themselves and/or other agencies to successfully plan for or recover from a disaster. The CADRE Leadership Committee will review nominations and select one organization whose efforts stand out as inspirational and exemplary. The organization could be large or small, religious or secular, and does not have to be a member of CADRE. .

The Award will be 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. This conference brings together Santa Clara County non-profit and government agencies to share and improve emergency preparedness and coordination efforts and attracts a full house of nearly 300 participants each year. .

Award Nomination Form


CADRE Annual Conference


Relationships; Readiness; Resilience

Tenth Annual Disaster Preparedness Conference

For Santa Clara County's Community-Based Organizations,Faith-based Organizations, Business and Government Partners

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

NASA Ames Conference Center


Eventbrite - CADRE 10th Annual "Together We Do Better" Conference


CADRE Community Forums 

Community Forum Presentation Materials available on the Members Resources Page


Community Forum #1 

 Preparing Our Faith Based Organizations


Community Forum #2 

Emergency Management and Your Community

Thank you to Second Harvest Food Bank

Community Forum #3 

 Technology and Communications in Your Community 

Thank you to Microsoft Moffett Towers ~ Mountain View, CA



If you have images of your CADRE or Santa Clara County agency earthquake drill or your agency practicing Drop, Cover and Hold On and would like to see them posted here on the CADRE website Great SHAKEOUT page, or in a coming newsletter, please submit them as a jpg file with your contact information for us to review to: admin@cadresv.org

The 2015 Great California SHAKEOUT

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Countdown to SHAKEOUT for Organizations  


When the Earth Shakes animated Video 


Millions of people worldwide will practice 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. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. * You can hold your ShakeOut drill any day in October if 10/15 does not work




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