Coordination during a Disaster is Critical
Solano COAD (formerly VOAD) is the vehicle in Solano County, California for coordinating private sector, non-profit & community based organizations, the faith community, and government agencies serving human and animal needs following a disaster.
We facilitate partnerships, provide training, and foster effective service delivery to those affected by disasters in Solano County through the collaboration of community agencies throughout the disaster cycle – preparedness, response, and recovery.
What is a “COAD”?
COAD stands for “Community Organizations Active in Disaster”. A COAD is a local group of community organizations that coordinates emergency human services, while working in concert with partner agencies, including the local emergency management agency and social service agencies, during all stages of a disaster. This video explains the development of a COAD.
Solano County California Community Organizations Active in Disaster.
50 Years of National VOAD
National VOAD celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2020. This mini-documentary explores the iconic disaster events that helped shape the National VOAD Movement.