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1/30: FEMA 101: Overview of the DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives and FEMA Components
Everyday around the world, faith-based organizations serve the needs of people. They are most often not deployed by government, rather they act to accomplish their mission of serving others. Government works best when it partners with and empowers those organizations with resources and technical assistance. This is never more evident than in times of disaster.
Join this webinar to learn how the DHS Center for Faith and Opportunities Initiatives (DHS Center) is working with houses of worship and nonprofits connecting with FEMA and other federal partners. Featured speakers include the DHS Center as well as FEMA’s Individual Assistance (IA), Public Assistance (PA), Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) and Grant Programs Directorate (GPD).
Have a comment, question or looking for information? E-mail us at Partnerships@fema.dhs.gov
Past VOAD Conferences of Interest
2018 MWVOAD Conference
Thanks to all who came and participated in our conference in Oregon this year. We had many great presenters and some time to catch up with our cohorts in other areas and to make new connections. Thanks to Aaron Titus of Mountain West VOAD for taking the reins, to our excellent speakers and to our great organizing committee for the excellent work done to make this conference a success. We'll see you next year in Idaho!
Minutes of the 2018 MWVOAD Conference in Gladstone, Oregon
Click HERE to view the presentations from the conference.
April 22-24, 2018
Mountain West VOAD Conference 2018 hosted by Oregon VOAD
Holden Convention Center
Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
19500 Oatfield Rd, Gladstone OR 97027
Theme: “Together We Serve – Developing Collaborative Relationships that Strengthen the VOAD”
The goal of the Mountain West VOAD Conference is to provide an opportunity for agencies (and individuals) from a variety of agency types (voluntary, emergency management, government, etc.) to increase their understanding and ability to respond effectively and efficiently to all types of disaster. The main objectives are to:
- Share best practices and research – both from case studies and experience – to increase efficiency in response
- Provide an opportunity to build relationships with peers and partners
- Facilitate small-group discussions that can improve communications and coordination
View the conference agenda.
For Information Contact: Aaron Titus | (202) 669-2969