Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) are comprised of community partners or local components of national organizations.  The focus of these entities is preparedness for residents and communities during blue sky days and response and recovery supports during ongoing events.   These groups work closely with and augment Emergency Management efforts.

Find a COAD or VOAD in your community.

Collaborative Coalition Conferences

The Collaborative Coalition Conference was last held in 2019.

Find highlights of the topics below via videos and presentations. 

Presentation highlighting national level services that provide support during disaster.

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Presentation highlighting national-level services that provide support during disaster.

Working with Native Peoples and Communities presentation video 

Social Vulnerabilities in Disaster Recovery presentation video

Religious Literacy and Competency video

County Animal Response Teams video


2018 Collaborative Coalition Conference

Working Together with Emergency Management video 

Setting Up a Multi-Agency Resource Center video


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