The RCRT- is comprised of community-led recovery representatives and agencies active in long-term recovery.
- works closely with these organizations to improve coordination, provide networking opportunities for the benefit of the survivor, and to reduce duplication of efforts and resources.
- provides mentoring to new community recovery leaders, shares best practices, and builds capacity in communities for long-term recovery following a disaster.
Community Recovery Team
The Community Recovery Team, Inc. (CRT), a California non-profit, charitable corporation under IRS section 501(c)3, and is a member in good standing of the San Diego chapter of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (SDVOAD).
The Community Recovery Team will assist in managing the Long Term Recovery process as well as provide technical assistance and support to Relief and Recovery Groups that activate in disaster.
Our primary goal is to collaborate and coordinate services amongst providers such that survivors and disaster-stricken communities recover to the fullest extent possible.
The RCRT meets on a regular basis and each agency is responsible for reporting on their role and progress in the recovery process and for working collaboratively with other agencies for the benefit of the survivors. Finally, the RCRT builds capacity and resiliency to meet the long-term recovery needs of each impacted community.
The Regional Community Recovery Team (RCRT) is a network of non-profit, community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs) and governmental agencies active in disaster recovery, operating in San Diego County, the fifth largest county in the United States.
Collectively, we form the infrastructure of disaster recovery services for the San Diego region. We are dedicated individuals with a common goal. We are determined to assist those that suffer financial and/or personal loss during and after a natural disaster. A Board of advisers comprised of CRT leadership guides the RCRT.
1. In the aftermath of a disaster, conduct monthly general meetings for information sharing and planning.
2. To gather, coordinate, and disseminate pertinent information on long-term recovery throughout the region.
3. Facilitate links between providers of long-term recovery services/resources and CBOs.
4. Provide a forum for community based organizations to access governmental organizations when necessary.
5. Assist community-led recovery by directing grant requests for recovery programs and financial resources to potential funding organizations through coordinated regional efforts;
6. Advise community recovery leadership in establishing long-term recovery guidelines for survivors in the areas of legal services, fiscal management, mental & spiritual wellbeing, leadership skills, and Coordinated Assistance Network-data collecting.
7. Unite funding partners to form the Unmet Needs Committee, to fund homes and resources for the at-risk.
8. Provide assessment reports on long-term recovery disaster impact to our funders & the region.
9. Provide referrals & resources for long-term recovery to those in need of such services.
10. Facilitate the rebuilding of homes with Volunteer Labor Organizations.
11. Establish and maintain liaisons with community partners prior to and following disasters.
We have recently completed rebuild of another home, this one in Ramona.
This effort was brought to fruition with the assistance of Mennonite Disaster Service.
The Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States.