New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) is a 501(c)3 faith-based federation of faith communities, service providers and charitable organizations who work together to provide disaster services. Our mission is to develop and lead faith-based disaster readiness, response, and recovery services for New York City.
In preparedness for and in response to disasters, NYDIS convenes its membership to network with local, state and national agencies involved in disaster management and facilitate the delivery of services, resources, and information to religious communities, and under-resourced survivors, populations and impacted communities. We provide services through three principal program areas:
· Long-Term Recovery through direct victim services, training and support of case workers, clergy and caregivers. And our principal recovery program the Unmet Needs Roundtable.
· Mitigation and Preparedness Education & Training for faith-based communities including houses of worship, lay, clergy and religious leaders, as well as their partner agencies and neighborhoods
· Disaster Advocacy on behalf of disaster victims, particularly vulnerable and under-served individuals, populations, and impacted communities.