During this time of extraordinary disruption and anxiety, NYDIS is hosting a free two-hour webinar that offers an overview of crisis spiritual care best practices – including, general crisis spiritual care principles and interventions, disaster mental health & caregiver self-care.
To better prepare for public health emergencies facing congregations & faith-based nonprofits, such as COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), NYDIS is offering a series of online webinars described below. The trainings will focus on writing Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) and Emergency
NYDIS and The Salvation Army collaborate to offer free, one-day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for community & faith leaders. All training materials and a light breakfast are included. Participants may bring a brown bag lunch or eat out
June 13, 2019
This past Sunday, NYDIS marched with over 100 of our evacuee clients, guests from Puerto Rico, NYC-PR LTRG and VOAD partners, and staff in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Our float featured the slogan “Estamos Aquí” meaning “We are here”. The phrase pays tribute to the 3,ooo Puerto Rican evacuees of Hurricane Maria and reminds the city that their need for long term relief endures.
The NYDIS float and it’s supporters walked down 5th Avenue all the way from 43th to 79th Street, dancing along to live musical performances by DJ Verseti, BRBN, Bria Lee, Bodega Bamz, Dynasty the King, and Nino Khayyam.
May 30, 2019
Lowell is a 70-year-old man who resides with his wife in Flushing, Queens. He worked for an advertising firm on the 12th floor of the Empire State Building when the attacks of 9/11 occurred. A veteran of the Vietnam War, and a reservist, he spent the ensuing months sifting through rubble, organizing the delivery of heavy lift cranes across the George Washington Bridge, and leading young volunteers in response operations. He slept in the Mayor’s Emergency Bunker at Ground Zero for 40 days, eventually returning home to his wife in late October 2001.