Tuesday, August 04, 2020

New York Disaster Interfaith Services

NYDIS aims its work at two distinct, yet closely connected, target populations. First, we build the capacity and strengthen the resources of faith-based agencies providing secular disaster services. Second, by coordinating the disaster services of faith-based and other organizations, NYDIS and its members seek to mitigate human suffering caused by catastrophes and serve the most vulnerable and under-resourced house holds and communities affected by disaster.

NYDIS reaches out to all the houses of worship, religious schools, and faith-based social services agencies in New York City. Well-entrenched in their neighborhoods, faith-based organizations typically reflect the social, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic attributes of their respective communities. By training religious leaders from all faiths in disaster readiness, preparing them to assume a leadership role before, during, and after a crisis, and encouraging them to work together and pool their resources, NYDIS can ensure that all New Yorkers - particularly the most marginalized segments of the City's population - have access to knowledgeable, culturally sensitive, and disaster-trained leaders who can assist them through the different phases of the disaster life cycle.
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4 West 43rd Street - Suite 604, New York, NY, USA, 10036