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Nonprofit Staten Island’s flagship program is the Staten Island Community Organizations Active in Disaster (SI COAD) coalition. This coalition assists Staten Island nonprofit organizations in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from large-scale disasters as well as everyday emergencies, whether natural or man-made. Through education, communication, situational awareness, and assessing needs and gaps, the SI COAD serves as a learning exchange and coordinative force for both proactive planning and effective response in Staten Island.

Since 2012, the SI COAD has facilitated learning, networking, and communication among coalition participants representing various service focus areas across the sector. It serves as a key resource for emergency preparedness and disaster response for local community-based organizations. The mission of the SI COAD is to better prepare partners for disasters and emergencies, and facilitate collective action and response in the event of such crises through communication, coordination, cooperation, and collaboration.

The SI COAD promotes situational awareness, emergency planning, and effective response during disasters, with a focus on the unique needs of Staten Island. The COAD aims to be a sustainable model for other communities, ensuring the availability of essential services and encouraging impartial provision of these services.


Current Projects

Strengthening Communities Through Recovery (SCTR) 

SI COAD is working on a multi-year project with New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) to develop an Emergency Response Plan (ERP), a coalition resource directory, and a resource map to better prepare Staten Island and our communities for emergencies and disasters of all kinds.

SI COAD Test Kit and PPE Distribution

SI COAD has partnered with NYC Health and Hospitals (H+H) and community partner Hope Home Care to launch an improved version of our PPE and test kit distribution program. Our most recent partnership with Hope Home Care has allowed SI COAD to receive PPE and test kits through NYC H+H and store and distribute these vital supplies through Hope Home Care’s office at 26 Dumont Avenue Staten Island, NY 10305. PPE distribution is available every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00AM-4:00PM. We ask that all organizations seeking PPE email ahead of time with a request for supplies. Supplies distributed include rapid self-test kits, KN95 masks, 8 oz hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and relevant handouts/flyers.

Other SI COAD Key Projects / Initiatives


Outreach: Resource Guide, Self-Care, Family Ready Day

Communications: Listserv, Facebook page, Staten Island Nonprofit Newsletter

Future Planning: Member Survey to inform future priorities and programs

Printable brochure available here

The Medical Ecosystem(MES)

The Medical Ecosystem (MES), a subcommittee of the SI COAD, comprises the borough’s medical service providers, who will also provide assistance during a large-scale community disaster. Members include local hospitals, physicians, mental health service providers, EMS providers & senior assisted living centers.


Want to better prepare your organization for disasters and/or emergencies, be it an act of nature or man-made? Learn and exchange resources and ideas at Staten Island Nonprofit COAD coalition meetings. COAD meetings and events are open to Staten Island Nonprofit members and SI nonprofits at no cost. Staten Island Community Organizations Active in Disaster (SI COAD), a coalition managed by the Nonprofit Staten Island (Staten Island Nonprofit), facilitates learning, networking and communication among coalition participants, and serves as a resource in emergency preparedness and/or disaster response for our local community-based organizations. Come to the next monthly meeting and “Like” SI COAD on Facebook. To sign up for COAD listserv communications, complete this form or contact  Also, sign up for NYC Notify, the official source for information about emergency events and important city services.

The SI COAD acknowledges support of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) and NYCEAL, for its activities and programming.

What’s Going On With the SI COAD

Stay cool, Staten Island! ☀️ NYCEM and NYCDOHMH are advising New Yorkers to take precautions and #beattheheat as the City faces continued high temperatures through mid-week. Find cooling options for yourself or a neighbor in need at:

Check out the latest news & notes from SI COAD, including 🏨community opportunities, 💰available resources and trainings, and ☀️ways to help our community beat the heat.

Extreme heat kills hundreds of New Yorkers every year. If you meet a neighbor in need as high heat continues, point them to a community cooling center (visit ) or NYC Park with cooling features (visit ).

⚠️Some NYC Cooling Centers may be closed for Juneteenth ⚠️ High heat is expected to continue; if you or a neighbor need to access a cooling center for relief, be sure to call the location or 311 and confirm hours of operation for Wed, June 19. Find locations at:


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Past Projects

For more information:

Tatiana Arguello

Nonprofit Staten Island

COAD Co-chairs: 

Shirley Dunn, MPA
Director of Quality Assurance & Corporate Compliance Officer, Eden II

Joseph Tornello, LCSW
President/CEO, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island

MES Co-chairs:

Trientina Campbell
Director of Environmental Safety/EPC, Richmond University Medical Center

Ginny Mantello, MD
Director, Health and Wellness, Office of the Staten Island
Borough President



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