NYDIS is a faith-based federation of over 60 diverse judicatories, disaster human services providers, and charitable organizations who work in partnership to provide disaster readiness, response, and recovery services to New York City – and, support recovery in disaster-impacted communities with a direct connection to NYC. NYDIS, in partnership with NYC Emergency Management & the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, has lead agency responsibilities for Emotional & Spiritual Care, Evacuee Services, Faith Sector Community Preparedness, Temporary Housing, Unmet Needs, and Volunteer Group Housing.
NYDIS is a 501(c)(3) faith-based federation of service providers and charitable organizations who work in partnership to provide disaster readiness, response, and recovery services to New York City.
Our mission is to inspire, connect and provide resources for New York City faith communities serving in disaster to create an urban environment of social justice for all.
Our programs focus on all phases of the disaster life-cycle. NYDIS and our partners network with all houses of worship, religious schools, and faith-based social services agencies in New York City. In cooperation with our member organizations, member congregations, and partners, we offer services from mitigation education to preparedness training, to response and recovery initiatives. Through these programs, NYDIS strengthens the resilience and capacity of faith-based agencies providing disaster services and serves NYC’s most vulnerable communities. NYDIS’ Membership is open to all faith-based organizations.
Following the September 11 Terrorist-Attacks, New York City faith-based agencies established programs to assist in rescue, relief, and recovery efforts. Thousands of religious leaders and people of faith volunteered to help those impacted by the attacks and the recovery worker community. This collective response was effective, but it lacked both the capacity to coordinate recovery services and the resources to prepare for future disasters. NYDIS was incorporated in 2003 to meet these needs. It has proven to be an innovative model for an interfaith long-term recovery organization. NYDIS evolved beyond the limits of a typical recovery agency to address all phases of the disaster life cycle with mitigation education, preparedness training, planning, recovery, and advocacy programs.
New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) is committed to respecting the privacy and the confidentiality of information provided to it or which it collects.
NYDIS collects and manages several types of personal information:
|1. Donor Data|
|a.||Information that individuals provide to NYDIS through online donations or mail|
|a.||Information that organizations provide to NYDIS when they register at the HOWCALM® data-collecting website;|
|b.||Information that individuals provide to NYDIS through the HOWCALM® website or by e-mail; and|
|c.||Information that the HOWCALM® website mechanically collects when the site is accessed by secure users.|
|a.||Information that individuals provide or that NYDIS collects; email and contact information on all subscribers|
|a.||We collect cookies|
|5. Unmet Needs Roundtable Clients|
|a.||Information collected at meetings|
With regard to individuals, if you choose to provide us with personal information about yourself, either through a form on one of our websites or by e-mail, we may collect and use that information (and have it updated when necessary) to contact you or to send you additional information. By registering or participating in any one of the above, you are subscribing to our e-mail communications – NYDISnet. Users may unsubscribe at any time. By providing us the information, you are authorizing us to use it to achieve the purposes of our programs.
We do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise transfer any personally identifiable information (such as social security numbers) provided by our visitors or others to any unrelated third party or for commercial gain or profit, and as a matter of practice do not share it with governmental entities, law enforcement, or investigators. However, we may share it with related entities such as the New York City Office of Emergency Management or as may be required under applicable laws or by order of competent authorities.
We will use the information provided to collaborate with the New York City government to fulfill the purposes of HOWCALM®. This is limited to publicly available information such as facility addresses and phone numbers and does not include individual information. The exception is with regard to homebound congregational members so that evacuation/rescue information can be provided to emergency personnel, with such personnel then having the responsibility to perform such evacuation/rescue if necessary and appropriate. (NYDIS cannot guarantee that such personnel will in fact perform such evacuation/rescue services.) Participants can choose to not participate at any time.
Although on this restricted user access website we use password protection and other technical security and organizational measures that we believe to be appropriate to protect the limited personal and/or confidential identifying information disclosed to us on our websites or otherwise, we do not guarantee that our security precautions will protect against, and we expressly disclaim any liability for, any loss, misuse, or alteration of your information or from your access to or use of our information.
Bear in mind that links provided from our websites may be to sites not under the control of NYDIS and which may have a different privacy policies. This privacy statement applies solely to personal information that is provided to or collected by NYDIS, so we urge you to be careful when you provide any personal information to others or on other websites. NYDIS accepts no responsibility or liability for misuse of personal information by any other entity or website.
Your use of NYDIS websites constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this privacy statement as indicated. NYDIS reserves the right to modify this privacy statement if deemed necessary. Your subsequent continued use of this website constitutes your acceptance of such revised terms.
NYDIS will retain information provided or obtained for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes of NYC disaster readiness, response, and recovery, as well as to comply with applicable laws or orders of competent authorities.
If you do not want NYDIS to further use (beyond the legal requirements noted above and beyond the information that is publicly available) information previously given to us by you including on or through our websites to contact you, or if you wish to correct such information, please contact us at the address provided.
Please read this disclaimer carefully before using this website. By accessing the website, you further agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below.
NYDIS presents the information on our websites as a service to the public and to participants in faith-based emergency management. We make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or other sites to which we link. No representations whatsoever are made herein. Our websites and the information and other material available on or accessible from our websites are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. NYDIS does not warrant that the websites’ services will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information, software or other material available on or accessible through the website is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components.
Under no circumstances shall NYDIS be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use the website or your reliance on or use of information or materials provided on or through the website, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission, or any failure of performance, or the acts or omissions of third parties.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold NYDIS harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to any violation of these terms and conditions by you.
Links from our websites to external sites are provided as a courtesy and are not an endorsement or approval of the content or viewpoints of such external sites.
All trademarks of others as may appear on this website are trademarks of their respective owners. All copyrighted materials of others as may appear on this website are the copyrights of their owners. Any unauthorized downloading and distribution of any copyrighted material from this site or sites to which we link, without the copyright owner’s permission, is strictly prohibited.
The contents of this website are Copyright © 2020 New York Disaster Interfaith Services. All Rights Reserved
As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit, NYDIS embraces the values of accountability and transparency as a matter of ethical leadership, as well as legal compliance. On this page, NYDIS provides seven years of financial documentation.
Audits & Tax Returns
NYDIS 501(c)3 Certificate
NYDIS 2012 – 990 Form
NYDIS 2012 – Financial Review (Audit Not Required)
NYDIS 2012 – Char500 Form
NYDIS 2013 – 990 Form
NYDIS 2013 – Audit & Management Letter
NYDIS 2013 – Char500 Form
NYDIS 2014 – 990 Form
NYDIS 2014 – Audit & Management Letter
NYDIS 2014 – Char500 Form
NYDIS 2015 – 990 Form
NYDIS 2015 – Audit & Management Letter
NYDIS 2015 – Char500 Form
NYDIS 2016 – 990 Form
NYDIS 2016 – Audited Financial Statement Report
NYDIS 2016 – Management Letter
NYDIS 2017 – 990 Form
NYDIS 2017 – Char500 Form
NYDIS 2017 – Audit & Management Letter
NYDIS 2018 – 990 Form
NYDIS 2018 – Char500 Form
NYDIS 2018 – Audit & Management Letter
NYDIS 2019 – 990 Form
NYDIS 2019 – Char500 Form
NYDIS 2019 – Audit & Management Letter
NYDIS 2020 – 990 Form
NYDIS 2020 – Char500 Form
NYDIS 2020 – Audit & Management Letter
NYDIS 2021 – 990 Form
NYDIS 2021 – Char500 Form
NYDIS 2021 – Audit & Management Letter