"Grounded in the love and mercy of Jesus, with St. Camillus in our hearts, we promote and inspire the development of community-based integral health programs for the well-being of disaster-stricken communities through compassionate, competent and coordinated interventions."
CADIS envisions fullness of life in a resilient community. (Cf. John 10:10)
To witness to the merciful love of Christ through service to the poor and sick
Camillian Disaster Service USA (CADIS USA) fulfills in our day the high ideals and original charism which so moved St. Camillus de Lellis to found our order in 1582. Through its disaster relief efforts, our organization witnesses to the merciful love of Jesus by serving the pastoral, medical, psychological and humanitarian needs of those affected by natural and man-made disasters. These victims most often are those who are most vulnerable: the poor, children and the elderly.
Located in Milwaukee, WI, CADIS USA is the United States branch of Camillian Disaster Service International (CADIS) - the global disaster relief network of the Catholic Order of the Ministers of the Infirm. This network includes religious members as well as lay men and women who are healthcare workers (doctors, nurses, dentists, midwives, community health workers, pharmacists); pastoral care agents (trauma and HIV counselors; those who visit the sick; chaplains); students, translators and other people committed to providing humanitarian support (food, clothing, logistics). CADIS also partners with the local diocese and parishes, the local government, NGOs and other humanitarian organizations, as well as the local community in which the project resides. By making these partnerships a priority, we believe that positive outcomes for our projects are increased and the results are better sustained by the community once the project is complete.
We deliver and conduct immediate relief services to survivors of natural and non-natural disasters by providing food and non-food items, supporting the medical, psycho-emotional and spiritual needs.
We assist survivors to rebuild their families and communities by restoring and improving what has been lost and destroyed such as livelihood, shelter and social cohesion in their community.
We strengthen and build people's capacities and improve their social condition that will enhance self-protection and rebuild community assets to protect them from adverse impacts of disasters.
We long for an enduring impact and transformation to the lives of the vulnerable families and communities by nurturing their consciousness to the fundamental rights and obligations to protect the individual, community and our "common home".
When you donate to CADIS USA, you can be confident that your information is secure. CADIS USA never sells or rents the personal information of its donors. We cherish your special relationship with us and through us, to the desperate victims of man-made and natural disasters.
Thank you very much for being open to the generous love of God that He pours into every willing heart! God bless you!
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Thank you for considering naming Camillian Disaster Service USA (CADIS USA) as a beneficiary of your will or trust. A gift through your estate ensures that your commitment to helping the victims of disaster repair and rebuild their lives will continue beyond your lifetime, having a lasting impact on CADIS USA’s work to serve those in need.
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jOIN tHE cAMILLIANS
Do you hear the call to serve?
Serving the sick as a physician, nurse, chaplain, technician, social worker, therapist, administrator, or other allied healthcare profession is challenging, rewarding and vitally important work. For some men this work is a vocation - a call to fulfill themselves by serving the sick as a member of a religious community. For these men, the common mission is the opportunity to serve the sick while growing personally and spiritually as they transcend immediate material needs and find meaning in their lives by making a difference.
Throughout the world The Order of St. Camillus has an action-filled apostolate; it is a demanding call to action on some of the most dangerous, impoverished fronts of society. But Camillians know the special rewards of an incarnate spirituality: they see God in the people they serve.