Calendar

September – October 2014

Sep
15
Mon
Webinar: Integrating Access and Functional Needs into Evacuation Planning & Response @ Webinar
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Overview
This webinar will introduction participants to the topic of emergency evacuation and transportation planning inclusive of the needs of individuals with access and functional needs.

Webinar Objectives
-Learn how to incorporate access and functional needs in all phases of evacuation and transportation emergency planning and response
-Identify resources to assist in planning with and for adults and children with disabilities and others with access and functional needs

Target Audience
-State and Local Emergency Planners
-Disability Organizations
-Voluntary Organizations
-Community Emergency Response Organizations
-Other interested Groups

View the PowerPoint with us using the URL: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r1x4fv41ept/

Relay Conference Captioning: Captioning will be provided in the webinar, but to view separately, click on the link: http://www.fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=2406063&CustomerID=321

Sandy Design Help Desk – Brooklyn
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free architecture, insurance, and mortgage consultations for homeowners and building owners in Sandy-impacted neighborhoods.

Sep
16
Tue
Sandy Design Help Desk – Brooklyn
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free architecture, insurance, and mortgage consultations for homeowners and building owners in Sandy-impacted neighborhoods.

Info Session to Address Property Tax Concern
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hosted by NYC Council Member mark Treyger & NYC Finance Dept:

Officials will address property tax concerns & tax breaks for Superstorm Sandy victims and non-Sandy impacted property owners.

Reps from NYC Tax Commission will also be present to discuss specific questions regarding property taxes.

A rep from the Legal Aid Socity will be available to provide legal advice.

Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief Coordinator from Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island will answer questions.

Sep
17
Wed
LTRG Training: Sustainability & The Recovery Phase: Marketing Session
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

New York Disaster Interfaith Services, American Red Cross, NYC VOAD, and The Salvation Army are planning the second installment in our 4-part series Sustainability & The Recovery Phase: Planning, Marketing, People & Money on September 17th. This installment will build on the concepts discussed during the Planning session. These workshops are half-day work sessions on long term recovery sustainability, specifically for Long Term Recovery Groups (LTRG) and community-based organizations. For more information, email info@nydis.org.

Self Care Conference for Recovery Workers
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Staten Island NFP Association will be hosting a Self Care Conference for Disaster Case Managers, Sandy advocate workers, crisis counselors and those who work in social services. The purpose of this event is to recognize the work of the helpers in our community with a focus on their own well being.

This half day event will include presentations on Compassion Fatigue, Psychological First Aid, Disaster Distress Hotline information, relaxation techniques, art therapy and an opportunity to network as well as lunch!

You MUST RSVP to attend this FREE event. Please reply to: Ldelprete@SInfpa.org or call: (718)355-6229.

“THE ECOSYSTEM OF DISASTER RESPONSE” A WHOLE COMMUNITY APPROACH TO DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“The Ecosystem of Disaster Response”
A Whole Community Approach to Disaster Management
Join leading experts to discuss
grassroots disaster response:

Jerome Hatfield, Regional
Administrator of FEMA Region II
Dr. Ben Strauss, Vice President,
Climate Impacts Director, Climate Central
Moderator: Phyllis Lee, Principal
Officer (Retired), United Nations

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Starrett-Lehigh Building, 601 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
To RSVP, contact World Cares Center at 212-563-7570 or e-mail jzeigler@worldcares.org

Shelter and Special Medical Needs Planning in New York City
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

During this presentation, NYC OEM staff will discuss how the City plans for sheltering residents during disasters. The City sheltering system provides refuge and basic needs from coastal storm hazards, such as strong winds, flooding, and storm surge, to New Yorkers and visitors who are unable to find alternative shelter outside of storm surge areas. Find out about the City’s disaster sheltering program and how the City plans for people with special medical needs in shelters. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-oem-planning-shelters-and-special-medical-needs-tickets-12943533457

Sep
18
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Staten Island
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Equitable Resiliency in NYC: How Rising Flood Insurance Costs Are Threatening Housing Affordability
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Center for NYC Neighborhoods and New York Law School’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 for an afternoon exploring the intersection of housing and resiliency. The main event runs from 3pm to 5pm with a reception to follow. Come early at 2pm for demos of other social good technology solutions.
We’ll be releasing a report with research on, and stories from, New York City’s vulnerable coastal communities. We’re convening a panel of experts to discuss the challenges raised in the report. RSVP at http://cnycn.org/2014/08/save-the-date-equitable-resiliency-in-new-york-city/

Sep
19
Fri
HURRIPLAN: Resilient Community Planning
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Of all natural disasters, hurricanes are perhaps the most devastating to the built environment. HURRIPLAN, is a newly developed approach for hurricane resilient community planning and building design. Designing for hurricane hazards and community sheltering also provides the opportunity to deploy sustainable design strategies which enhance the resilience of coastal communities. HURRIPLAN is a two-day performance-level course which provides planning and design professionals with the knowledge and training necessary to
design hurricane resilient commercial and institutional buildings. Through lectures and active learning components, existing regulations and beyond-code design guidelines are discussed and implemented. The culmination of the course includes the creation of a site plan and building design of a community safe room in a nearby hurricane-prone community.

REGISTER AND PRE-TEST ONLINE AT: https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training

NOTE: Participants must bring a wi-fi enabled laptop or device to training.

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE: Eve Dilworth Rosen • erosen@aiany.org; 212-358-6117

Sep
20
Sat
HURRIPLAN: Resilient Community Planning
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Of all natural disasters, hurricanes are perhaps the most devastating to the built environment. HURRIPLAN, is a newly developed approach for hurricane resilient community planning and building design. Designing for hurricane hazards and community sheltering also provides the opportunity to deploy sustainable design strategies which enhance the resilience of coastal communities. HURRIPLAN is a two-day performance-level course which provides planning and design professionals with the knowledge and training necessary to
design hurricane resilient commercial and institutional buildings. Through lectures and active learning components, existing regulations and beyond-code design guidelines are discussed and implemented. The culmination of the course includes the creation of a site plan and building design of a community safe room in a nearby hurricane-prone community.

REGISTER AND PRE-TEST ONLINE AT: https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training

NOTE: Participants must bring a wi-fi enabled laptop or device to training.

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE: Eve Dilworth Rosen • erosen@aiany.org; 212-358-6117

2ND ANNUAL HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY COMMUNITY EVENT
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“THE 2ND ANNUAL HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY COMMUNITY EVENT”

Come out and get information on after “Hurricane Sandy”, Recovery Assistance, Mold Remediation and Certifications in 10 & 30 hr., OSHA, Construction & Disaster Emergency Preparedness.“We can reflect together about tomorrow!” For more information, contact Dr. Ed Williams – 347-387-6916.

Sep
22
Mon
Organizing Neighborhoods for Volunteer Response – Training
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This full day training will address organization and management of volunteers in emergency response, engaging the community, volunteer operations, logistics, communication and records administration.

Sep
23
Tue
Free Queens Legal Services
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, a representative from Queens Legal Services will be in Councilman Donavan Richards address 1931 Mott AvE, Far Rockaway Office to aid anyone dealing with housing issues. Queens Legal Services provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City. Please call (347) 592-2200 or 718-471-7014 to RSVP or for more information.

Sep
24
Wed
Commodity Distribution Point Volunteer Training
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Commodity Distribution Point (CDP) Program is a coordinated, City-led operation to distribute temporarily unavailable life-sustaining commodities such as food, water, ice, and baby formula to the public following an emergency or disaster that disrupts access to traditional supply chains. Primary CDP sites have been identified throughout the five boroughs, one in each community district, to use as points of distribution. OEM is looking to build a team of trained individuals who may be called upon to volunteer at one of these CDP sites during an emergency response. NYC OEM will be hosting monthly CDP trainings for interested volunteers. You only have to attend ONE session. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commodity-distribution-point-training-tickets-12601436235

Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
25
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Queens
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
29
Mon
Volunteer Disaster Chaplain Training Course
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Metropolitan College of New York, Emergency & Disaster Management Program), through a training partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network invites religious leaders and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this two-day Disaster Chaplain Training. This training is being co-sponsored by NYDIS (New York Disaster Interfaith Services) and Brooklyn Center for Quality Life.

New York City area participants who complete this certification can volunteer as disaster chaplains with NYDIS. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may take this course to develop their knowledge of disaster spiritual care best practices.

This two-day training prepares clergy, religious leaders or spiritual care providers to volunteer as disaster chaplains in mass care settings, or to serve as disaster chaplains within their house of worship, religious community or professional institution.

Registration Information
Each registrant must be endorsed for this training and/or currently serve as a chaplain, congregation staff and/or credentialed religious caregiver or leader. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation.
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 29-30 • 8:15AM – 5:00PM

Metropolitan College of New York 431 Canal Street, Manhattan (Directions)
Attendance is limited to 35 participants • Register by September 12
Registration Fee: $145 – Paid in Advance
(Continental breakfast, lunch and training materials included)

REGISTER HERE: http://theology.sewanee.edu/academics/volunteer-disaster-chaplain-training

Sep
30
Tue
Volunteer Disaster Chaplain Training Course
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Metropolitan College of New York, Emergency & Disaster Management Program), through a training partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network invites religious leaders and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this two-day Disaster Chaplain Training. This training is being co-sponsored by NYDIS (New York Disaster Interfaith Services) and Brooklyn Center for Quality Life.

New York City area participants who complete this certification can volunteer as disaster chaplains with NYDIS. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may take this course to develop their knowledge of disaster spiritual care best practices.

This two-day training prepares clergy, religious leaders or spiritual care providers to volunteer as disaster chaplains in mass care settings, or to serve as disaster chaplains within their house of worship, religious community or professional institution.

Registration Information
Each registrant must be endorsed for this training and/or currently serve as a chaplain, congregation staff and/or credentialed religious caregiver or leader. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation.
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 29-30 • 8:15AM – 5:00PM

Metropolitan College of New York 431 Canal Street, Manhattan (Directions)
Attendance is limited to 35 participants • Register by September 12
Registration Fee: $145 – Paid in Advance
(Continental breakfast, lunch and training materials included)

REGISTER HERE: http://theology.sewanee.edu/academics/volunteer-disaster-chaplain-training

Building a Prepared Community through Resident Leadership
Sep 30 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

A collaboration with the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), this panel of resident and community leaders will discuss strategies to support and cultivate resident leadership for a successful disaster response and recovery. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-prepared-community-through-resident-leadership-tickets-12530415811?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRoiuKvAZKXonjHpfsX56u8tXa6wlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4IT8VhI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFTbfHMbRk17gPWBg%3D&utm_source=Hurricane+Sandy+Weekly+News+Round-up+Week+of+August+28-Sept+4&utm_campaign=Round-Up+week+8%2F28+-+9%2F4&utm_medium=email

Webinar: Emergency Shelters, Assistive Technology and the ADA @ Webinar
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This training provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for emergency shelters. It highlights suggestions on how Assistive Technology (AT) can be used to accommodate evacuees.

Who should participate?
-State and Local Government Agencies
-Disability Organizations
-Voluntary Organizations
-Community Emergency Response Organizations
-Other interested Groups

View the PowerPoint with us using the URL: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r2q6u6t9jvb/

Relay Conference Captioning: Captioning will be embedded in the webinar, but to view separately, clink on the link http://www.fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=2424441&CustomerID=321

For a copy of the presentation in PDF, please complete survey monkey. After completion the presentation will be sent. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/093014

Oct
2
Thu
Rebuilding Together NYC 2014 Open House
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join RT NYC’s staff, Board, community partners, donors, and clients for a social networking open house. Learn more about our services, volunteer program, and partnership opportunities. Come for drinks and snacks, meet the staff, and explore Red Hook!
For more information, contact Adrianna Hardaway at 718-488-8840 or adrianna.hardaway@rebuildingtogethernyc.org.

Oct
7
Tue
VNSNY’s Disaster Distress Response Program Workshop
Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Licensed clinicians will be present to educate attendees on the common reactions and symptoms experienced by people who have been exposed to a single event disaster
such as Superstorm Sandy, share how disasters affect the way we think and feel, and
teach techniques proven to help people manage stress and improve their quality of life.
Participants will also have the opportunity to continue work more intensively on these issues through a free in-home 10-week program.

For more information about the workshop, please contact the Disaster Distress Response Program at: 718-888-6955.

Oct
8
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm