Governor's Faith-Based & Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery
The mission of the Governor's Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery is to aid Missourians' recovery plans by developing and implementing a holistic approach to disaster recovery, maximizing public and private resources to facilitate an efficient and effective integrated system addressing human services, housing, infrastructure, community and economic development issues.
Vision Statement of the Governor's Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery: The Disaster Recovery Partnership acts to enhance Missouri's ability to plan and prepare for, mitigate against, respond to and recover from any disaster so that all Missourians, directly or indirectly affected, may be associated and empowered in their recovery
The Governor's Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery was created by an executive order issued by Gov. Mel Carnahan after the Great Flood of 1993 to improve the coordination of response to the overwhelming human needs caused by that event. The partnership was reaffirmed by Executive Order 09-25 in September 2009. As charged in the executive order, the partnership’s responsibilities are:
- Reviewing and implementing, as appropriate, the recommendations of the original Government, Faith-Based and Community Partnership;
- Reviewing the human services disaster response and recovery delivery methods with a goal of improving service to the citizens of Missouri;
- Designing methods of more rapid collection and analysis of data on disaster victims and their needs;
- Developing a simplified intake system linked to centralized databanks to improve human services response and recovery services;
- Establishing more rapid and complete communications to disaster victims and caregivers during emergency response and recovery stages;
- Promoting, training and supporting local committees, similar to the local unmet needs committees formed during the flood of 1993, with additional attention to the establishment and
- representation of community Citizen Councils; and
- Functioning as a Statewide Citizen Council for the state of Missouri, with support to the Homeland Security Council on post-disaster human service issues.
Current Partnership Documents
- COAD LTRC Roster
- Mo. Dept of Mental Health Service Area Listing
- Human Services Annex Matrix Comments
- Human Services Annex Matrix
- Statement of Understanding for Volunteer Organizations
- DHSS Volunteer Presentation
- Archived Partnership Documents
The State Citizen Council / Governor's Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery has regular quarterly meetings plus additional emergency meetings if needed. The yearly quarterly meeting schedule is the second Thursday of March, June, September and December.
Governor's Faith-Based Organization Disaster Initiative Workshop Presentations
- American Red Cross Cope
- American Red Cross NW MO Dishong
- American Red Cross Central MO Iman
- American Red Cross Kohler
- American Red Cross SW MO Chris Harmon
- AmeriCorps STL Volunteer Reception Center
- Ch. Gilmore Chaplain Corp
- Continuity of Operations Planning COOP Rose-Heim
- Donations Management
- Father Justin Monaghan
- Final Faith Based ReadyIn3 Presentation
- Long Term Recovery Committee John Pyron & Jim Eckrich Presentation
- NWS Faith Based Workshop Presentation-Bailey
- NWS Steve Runnels
- Partnership Opportunities MO VOAD
- Rabbi Shook
- St. Clair Gariss
- The Emotional Care of Survivors-Wiley
Missouri Housing Authorities Property and Casualty, Inc.
- COOP Planning Templates http://www.sema.dps.mo.gov/newspubs/publications/default.asp#cooptemplates
- Institute for Business & Home Safety www.ibhs.org
- Disaster Recovery Journal www.drj.com
- FEMA www.fema.gov
- International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) www.iaem.com
- American Red Cross www.redcross.org
- Ready in 3 http://www.dhss.mo.gov/Ready_in_3/
Partnership/Council Membership, Committee and Contact Persons
The Partnership is comprised of governmental and private agency representatives.
Agriculture, Economic Development, Elementary and Secondary Education, Health and Senior Services, Insurance, Labor and Industrial Relations, Mental Health, Social Services, Natural Resources, Conservation, the State Emergency Management Agency, and the Office of Administration.
Additional members represent the Missouri Housing Development Commission, Missouri Community Service Commission, USDA Rural Development, Missouri National Guard, and FEMA Region VII.
AmeriCorps, Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief, Church World Service, Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Missouri Legal Services Support Center, University Outreach and Extension, Salvation Army, Missouri Association for Community Action, Missouri Catholic Conference, Missouri Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, American Red Cross, Missouri AFL-CIO, and the Missouri Interfaith Disaster Response Organization.
Committees of the Partnership:
- Access and Functional Needs Committee
- Citizen Corps Program Committee
- Disaster Case Management
- Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee
- Executive Committee
- Faith-Based Organization Disaster Initiative
- Legal Help in Disaster Committee
- Missouri Recovery Coalition (ESF#14)
Current members represent the state departments of:
Private agency members represent:
The Partnership is directed by two co-chairs. One co-chair represents the public sector members of the Partnership and is appointed by the Governor. This position is currently vacant. The second co-chair represents the private sector members of the Partnership and is elected by a majority vote of such members. This position is currently filled by Karen Benson of the United Methodist Disaster Response Team.