The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) brings together faith-based, voluntary and government organizations active in disaster services to foster a more effective response and recovery for the people of Iowa in times of disaster. The IDHRC is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, Charitable Organization and is Iowa's point of contact with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and serves as the state's Citizen Corps Council.




The IDHRC was established by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in 2001 at the request of the Iowa Emergency Management Association.


IDHRC Mission: Coordinate a holistic approach to disaster recovery by maximizing public and private resources, thereby providing an efficient system that can address immediate and long-term physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of impacted citizens. 


The IDHRC is guided by the 4 principles established by the National VOAD and are the foundation of the IDHRC as we strive to meet our mission in all we do.


Cooperation - Communication - Coordination - Collaboration


These principles are the foundation of the IDHRC as it collaborates with local, regional and national partners to coordinate disaster relief, response and recovery efforts in times of disaster.


Interested in learning more and how you can get involved?

Email us: IDHRC01@gmail.com