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


For current CADRE Activation status and information click on

Disaster Operations

and see

Current CADRE Activations



Silicon Valley Community Foundation has opened the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund,which will support nonprofit organizations providing immediate and long-term relief and recovery assistance to flood victims in San Jose:

Helping Flood Victims in San Jose

For more general information on Disaster Donations:

 What Not To Do 





Attend this 2-day (16 hr) no-cost training course to earn your Functional Assessment Service Team (FAST) credential and help those in need in the event of a disaster!

Date: February 28 – March 1, 2017 

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Concord Council Chamber

1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA 94519

Registration is open NOW

Click the link below to download the FAST training flyer and application:

Training Bulletin and Application




A Collaborative Disaster Preparedness Training and Exercise for CBOs and Government Responders

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

   Time: 9am to 1pm

  Location: American Red Cross

2731 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134

Registration opens March 1, 2017


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 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 


Red Cross Mobile Apps

Website Updated ~ 1/18/2017
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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.