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

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

The COAD provides supplemental training to improve the capacity of nonprofit organizations to implement critical services and support during disaster events. The program identifies the challenges that responding community-based organizations faced post Superstorm Sandy, and facilitates the creation of a recovery plan that will better prepare these organizations in the event of future disasters.

The COAD convenes nonprofit, community-based and faith-based organizations to plan for the coordination of local relief efforts during and after a disaster, provide timely updates on the location of resources and prepare individuals for the impacts of emergencies and disasters. We accomplish this through the following:

  1. A COAD Member Resource Book that shows the resources and contact information of other members
  2. Capacity Building Workshops on grant writing, program evaluation and fiscal management
  3. Community Mapping Solutions that include instantly updated and editable online (and printed) maps showing the latest needs and available resources

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

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 of the most vulnerable population sectors, which include but are not limited to residents of low/moderate income, those possessing physical disabilities and those with limited ability to control their environments. We serve residents of Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Manhattan Beach and Sea Gate.

JCCGCI thanks the NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) for funding that has made the program possible.

For more information about the COAD, call us at 718-449-5000 ext 2267 or ext 2334 or email leora@nphd.org or j.deyoung@jccgci.org.