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 Table Top Exercise

Plugging In To The Community's Response

What will your agency do in an emergency or disaster situation?  How will you get information about what is happening and the impacts the disaster may have on your services? What will you do with that information?  Who will you coordinate with if your agency has resources to offer?  Who will you ask for help if your agency needs resources to operate or continue to serve your clients and consumers?


Join us for this interactive session to:
  • become familiar with how CADRE will operate in an emergency or disaster activation 
  • problem solve potential service needs and impacts with representatives from other CBOs and local government
  • practice utilizing a newly created CADRE Services Matrix to identify resources that may be needed in times of emergency
  • identify gaps and future planning considerations to strengthen CADRE Resource Coordination with other CADRE Leadership Team members, CADRE member agencies and the community at large


Thursday, December 10, 2015

9:30 am to 12 noon 

San Jose Water Company

1221 South Bascom Ave, Building A 

San Jose, CA 95128

Eventbrite - CADRE Tabletop Exercise: Plugging In To The Community's Response



In coordination with Second Harvest Food Bank, American Red Cross Silicon Valley and CADRE -- there will be donation barrels through the holiday season in the main lobby at the American Red Cross Silicon Valley 2731 North first Street in San Jose for appropriate donations.



CADRE Emergency Preparedness Award

This year we are pleased to recognize

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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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.