Resilient Diamond Heights
History, Accomplishments, Meetings
In July 2008 Resilient Diamond Heights, hosted by St. Aidan’s, began meetings with neighborhood stakeholders toward the goal of developing plans for how we would work together in Diamond Heights to provide services after a neighborhood emergency or regional disaster. Representatives from neighborhood organizations including the San Francisco Communities Responding to Disaster (SF CARD); the Diamond Heights Shopping Center; Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams (NERT); and housing developments and associations have met regularly to discuss potential plans and share resources. Since 2012 the Resilient San Francisco program of the Neighborhood Empowerment Network has augmented our planning.
Accomplishments: Our workgroup’s accomplishments include the website www.disasterreadydhsf.com that provides tips for preparedness and what to do during emergencies for residents, businesses and animal companions; a written disaster response plan for community agencies and businesses; trainings for agencies; four health and safety fairs; community parties and being recognized as a Best Practice community disaster organization by FEMA and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Meetings: During the pandemic we conducted virtual workshops. We hope to start up in person meetings when conditions allow. For Information about our virtual meetings, please contact Betsy Eddy, Coordinator, at email@example.com, 415-867-5774.