Welcome to the Maine VOAD



The Maine VOAD is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities.


Members of the Maine VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission. Faith based, civic, and for-profit groups round out this network of partners.





Review of revised by-laws

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2:00 - 4:00

MEMA, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

or via conference line: 877-455-0244; participant code 938 009 2244



Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference

The 10th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24th and 25th at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.

Registration is now open for attendees and exhibitors.

The overall theme for this conference is Prepare to Recover, in addition to other related Emergency Management topics. Please click the link below to register for the conference.

I would like to attend the conference

A copy of the DRAFT Conference Schedule be posted shortly.

For more information: Contact Conference Organizers



National VOAD 2018 Annual Conference



Help After a Disaster for Private Non-Profits and Houses of Worship: Potential Sources of Financial Assistance Webinar

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA invite you to a webinar on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, to learn more about potential financial assistance options for private non-profits and houses of worship after a disaster.


This webinar provides faith-based and non-profit leaders – as well as state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers – with an overview of FEMA’s Public Assistance Program and Policy Guidance changes; the U.S. Small Business Administration's disaster assistance options for non-profits and houses of worship; and recommendations to ensure applicant organizations retain current insurance policies on their properties. Additionally, this webinar will offer practical preparedness steps you can take now to mitigate future loss or damage.

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Time: 2:00 – 3:30p.m. (ET)

How to Join the Webinar

- Please register for the event using the Adobe Connect registration web link.

- Be sure to test your Adobe Connect connection prior to the meeting.

- This webinar will offer live captioning.




Massachusetts VOAD

Help & Hope: Creating Faith Based connections for

Disaster Planning, Response & Recovery 

The Salvation Army

25 Shawmut Avenue, Canton, MA

April 12, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Key Note: Rev. Christina Belogour

Understanding Post Traumatic Growth after a Disaster

Rev. Belogour holds both her M.Div and her doctorate in pastoral psychology from Boston University. She has served as associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Boston, as co-director of the Myrtle Pastoral Counseling Center in West Newton, and has taught numerous psychology courses at Bay Path University. Her seminar topics have focused on public speaking skills, clergy self-care, and trauma work. She is most recently the author of children's books and is currently serving as a pastoral counselor in private practice in Wellesley, MA.

Invitees: Faith based leads, emergency managers, COAD leads, VOAD members

Registration Fee $25

Look for more information and registration link coming soon




Vegas Strong Resiliency Center

Following the mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, representatives of State, Federal, and local organizations developed a response program to a resource hub for anyone who is struggling with traumatic effects from the shooting- the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. As I’m sure you’re aware the population affected by this event was unique in both the total of individuals potentially impacted but also by the geographic diversity of the population. Approximately 22,000 people were in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest festival when the shooting occurred on Oct. 1, and the vast majority of concert attendees have gone home to the states and cities where they reside. Our support is requested as part of an outreach effort to make service providers who come in contact with survivors of the shooting aware of the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center as an important first point of contact to a number of various support programs.


Upcoming Trainings

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