Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Mission and Contacts

Our Mission

The Individual Assistance Section is responsible for identification, coordination and/or implementation of programs designed to address the needs of individuals and families affected by a disaster or event. A key component of the section is to provide technical assistance and to serve as the liaison between the Human Services Committee/Branch leadership and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services during response operations. The section provides support and guidance to local community recovery organizations, coordinates with state and federal partners, creates and interprets individual assistance program guidance, and provides support toward the OEM goal of whole community preparedness, response and recovery.


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