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 2014


December Workshop

Preparing for Infectious Diseases -- Helping CBOs and FBOs Plan and Prepare

Were you concerned about how Ebola might effect our community?  What about Enterovirus D68?  Do you know what information and resources are available to you and your agency/programs through the County's Public Health Department?  How can you and your agency be better prepared to manage the upcoming cold and flu season?

Join us for this informative session designed especially for our community-based and faith-based organizations.  We will offer a two part forum for you to

  1. learn from one of Santa Clara County's Public Health Officers, Dr. George Han, what you need to know about infectious diseases, how to minimize exposure and disease transmission and preparedness information
  2. discuss planning strategies your agency can consider now and where you can access tools and resources to help you with this important work 

Participants will also have access to take home materials such as emergency preparedness and pandemic flu planning guides in multiple languages, home care guides, posters and links to other resources you can download and use in your own programs to address health-related emergencies and planning.

  Please note: As we have a limited number of seats and anticipate a high demand for this month's session, we request that agencies limit registrations to 2-3 participants per agency.  If you have additional representatives who are interested, please sign up on the "Waiting List" and we will notify as space becomes available.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.


9:30 AM - 12:00PM

Sobrato Center for NonProfits

1400 Parkmoor Ave San Jose, 95126


December 9th, 2104

Eventbrite - CADRE Workshop: Preparing for Infectious Diseases -- Helping CBOs and FBOs Plan and Prepare

phone  CADRE at 408-577-2175

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, auxiliary aids and services for this meeting will be provided upon request when given three days notice. Please contact the numbers above to request such accommodations. For the safety of those who are sensitive to airborne chemicals, please refrain from wearing fragrances


Public Health Preparedness

Ebola Information for Residents of Santa Clara County Updated October 17, 2014

Ebola Facts
  • There is no Ebola in Santa Clara County.
  • Santa Clara County has been preparing, and continues to prepare for, the unlikely chance that a person in Santa Clara County becomes sick with Ebola.
  • The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has shared information to help medical providers and hospitals in our community to be informed and prepared.
  • Ebola can only be spread by a person who is sick and has symptoms of the disease. The disease is spread by contact with a sick person’s body fluids.
Cases of Enterovirus-D68 Reported in Santa Clara County Updated October 16, 2014
It is important to take precautions to avoid infection.
  • Wash hands with soap frequently, including after using the restroom. Alcohol-based hand cleaners do not kill enteroviruses.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your cough by coughing into a tissue or your shirt sleeve, not by using your hand.
  • Disinfect often-touched surfaces, such as toys and door handles, especially if someone is sick.


A ShakeOut Day message from

Richard Devylder

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Office for Access and Functional Needs

Greetings! October 16th, is national ShakeOut Day. A time to review your preparedness and practice for an earthquake. Following is a link to vignettes demonstrating what could happen in an earthquake focused on five disabilities. The vignettes link is to the right column of the website page. Please share with others. Here’s the link - click here Thank you! Richard Devylder California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Office for Access and Functional Needs (916) 845-8981 Office (916) 204-6149 Cel richard.devylder@calema.ca.gov www.caloes.ca.gov

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 2014 Great California SHAKEOUT

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30 min PSA

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16* 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 10/16 does not work



Red Cross Mobile Apps

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Get notified when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do.

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.