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 2017


CADRE has officially de-activated the Network's coordination efforts for the City of San Jose's Coyote Creek Flooding.

For more info see

San Jose Flood Activation Executive Summary


Upcoming CADRE Workshops and Trainings

CADRE will be hosting quarterly workshops through Spring of 2018.  Sessions are typically held the last tuesday of the month from 9:30am to 12noon.  Topics and projected dates are listed below:

Long Term Recovery - June 16, 2017 from 1:00pm -3:30pm at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Post Disaster Psychological, Emotional and Spiritual Support -- August 29, 2017

Understanding Private Nonprofit (CDAA PNP) Reimbursement - date TBD pending CalOES speaker confirmation  (hopefully September 26th  or October 31st, 2017)

CADRE Operational Protocols and Resource Coordination - date TBD Spring 2017

CADRE Tabletop Exercise - date TBD Spring 2017 (April/May)



If your agency is in need of planning assistance to help develop your emergency plan or strengthen your organization's disaster resilience, let us know by submitting an

AEP Planning Assistance Form

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The 2017 Great California SHAKEOUT


Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19th, 2017 during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, which began in California in 2008. Click this link to register now!


Countdown to SHAKEOUT for Organizations 

Watch FEMA's "When the Earth Shakes" animated video 



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This publication is supported by Award No. 2010-0006, awarded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Grants and Training ( G&T). The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Homeland Security.