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 September Workshop

Meeting Access and Functional Needs in an Emergency

Thursday, September 1, 2016

   Registration and Networking ~ 9:30 am to 10:00 am

  Workshop ~ 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

.~ Presenters:

  • Vance Taylor, Chief, Office of Access and Functional Needs (OAFN), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
  • Sheri Burns, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
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THANK YOU to our host

 Silicon Valley Independent Living Center

2202 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95131
Workshop materials available on member resources page when available


CADRE Network Deactivated

The CADRE Network was formally activated on April 19th, 2016 at the request of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety to support victims of fire at the Twin Pines Manor Apartments.

. Based upon the status of the response efforts for this event, CADRE Leadership, in consultation with the City of Sunnyvale's Office of Emergency Services, has formally deactivated CADRE Network operations for this event as of May 18, 2016.

The one remaining request from Sunnyvale Community Services is as follows:

We continue to need to identify local landlords willing to rent at reasonable rents, willing to take pets, willing to keep rents stable for the next year rather than increases every 6 months, willing to rent to people with limited credit history. Rental properties in Sunnyvale and north Santa Clara County are especially needed.

Should you know of resources to meet this need, please contact:

Marie Barlahan at 408 738-4321 X 205. Mbarlahan@svcommunityservices.org



Annual Disaster Preparedness Conference

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

9am to 3pm

NASA Ames Conference Center

Moffett Field, CA 94035

THANK YOU to all our participants and attendees for helping to make this another successful conference ~ All conference materials are available now under Conference Archives on the member resources page


Opening Remarks from L. Vance Taylor

Chief, Office of Access and Functional Needs

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

The Phoenix Project Video  

by Jim Uhey, The Phoenix Project, CADRE Conference Co-Chair

Our 2016 “Excellence in Preparedness” Award Recipients


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).


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





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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