In the immediate aftermath of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, it was clear that the emergency management community needed to engage a broader cross-section of faith-based and community groups in all stages of the disaster continuum. This is a key role of the Center—helping emergency managers, faith-based and community groups figure out how to engage most effectively with each other.
Since 2010, the DHS Center has also engaged in efforts to combat human trafficking via the Blue Campaign. The DHS Center engages the public through workshops, providing technical assistance to organizations and interested state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, and providing subject-matter expertise to help the community successfully navigate the Department of Homeland Security.
The DHS Center’s work is guided by the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- Building Resilience with Diverse Communities (BRDC)
- Combating Human Trafficking
- Faith-based and Neighborhood Organization Engagement
- Emergency Management Technical Assistance
Center Director: David L. Myers
David L. Myers is the Director of the Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships.
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Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
500 C St., S.W., Suite 716
Washington, DC 20472