How We Work
As the VOAD for Santa Clara County, CADRE embraces the 4C’s.
VOAD Partner organizations engage in regular information sharing about capacities, accomplishments and commitments. As a network, VOAD works to promote and facilitate information sharing, create opportunities to listen to each other and maintains a channel for dealing openly with concerns.
VOADs work together through the formation of strategic partnerships and establishment of shared goals to work together to each undertake specific projects that help achieve those goals.
VOAD Partners seek to match services to needs by recognizing the strengths and assets of each Partner organization. Rather than working competitively, VOADs strive to behave in a coordinated fashion in order to provide effective service to the impacted community.
VOADs recognize that working together, acting as Partners and learning from each other assists them to effectively respond to a disaster and help rebuild a community. This climate of cooperation exists between all levels of VOADs as well as between NGOs and government.