NYS Governer’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) Program

Community Organization Active in Disasters (COAD) & Public Services Program

The overall purpose of our COAD Program is to:

  • Provide supplemental training to improve the capacity of non-profit organizations to provide critical services and support during disaster events, drawing together organizations in the community that are involved in emergency response and recovery services
  • Facilitate the creation of a recovery plan which will better prepare these organizations in the event of future disasters.

The goals of the COAD program are:

  • To identify the challenges that responding community based organizations faced post Superstorm Sandy
  • To coordinate resources among multiple community based organizations and/or government agencies to assist the impacted community in their recovery
  • To conduct an assessment of the services these organizations plan to provide in the face of future events
  • To identify service needs to be fulfilled by other partners
  • To engage in cross-sector coalition building and engagement in a comprehensive training program which would address capacity gaps among COAD members and other members of the not-for-profit and civic communities.

JCCGCI was selected to implement the COAD Program in Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Manhattan Beach and Sea Gate region and in the Gravesend and Bensonhurst region.

NY Rising Community Centers Program

Our NY Rising Community Centers Program works to create a network of resilient facilities to provide recovery services in disaster-impacted communities. Our services meet the unique critical recovery and social services needs to the most vulnerable population sectors, which include but are not limited to residents: (1) of low/moderate income; (2) possessing physical disabilities; and/or (3) having limited ability to control their environments in the NY Rising Community of Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, and Sea Gate.

For more information please call 718-449-5000 ext 2267