Resilient Cayuga Overview

The Resilient Cayuga Resilience Action Plan development process is designed to provide all essential community stakeholder organizations an opportunity to contribute to the creation of a unifying Resilience Action Plan for the neighborhoods along the Brotherhood Way Corridor. As a partner community, Cayuga will be able to craft a customized resident planning process that reflects their location and availability.

Vision

The Cayuga Community is a safe and connected neighborhood that is well positioned to respond and recover from a disaster and look out for the needs of its most vulnerable residents. 

 

Mission

The Resilient Cayuga Steering Community will advance the goals and objectives that are identified in the creation of its Resilience Action Plan.

Objectives

  1. COMMUNITY– The Resilient Cayuga neighborhood has the capacity to respond collectively to times of stress in a manner that reflects the goals and priorities of its residents and stakeholder organizations.
  2. ORGANIZATIONAL– The faith based organizations, businesses, non-profits and community organizations of the Cayuga neighborhood have the capacity to support both the needs of their existing constituencies, and emerging audiences, during times of stress.
  3. INDIVIDUAL– Every resident has the capacity to care for themselves, and their neighbors, during times of stress.

The HUB

The Empowered Communities Program‘s Neighborhood HUB initiative supports neighborhoods as they create community-based networks of organizations that advance the overall preparedness of communities across San Francisco. The HUB initiative provides essential support to residents as they recover community stressors and disasters. A national conversation has begun which points to the importance of creating strategies for local organizations and residents to assume lifesaving responsibilities in the event of a disaster. These activities include search and rescue, mass feeding, and supporting people sheltering in place. To learn more about the HUB, CLICK HERE

Projects

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Resilient Cayuga, in partnership with Community Living Campaign and Cayuga Community Connectors, was awarded a $5,000 Community Investment Grant from SFPOA to educate the Cayuga community on Disaster Preparedness and GO BAG assembly for seniors and people with disabilities.

 

The goal of this project was to raise emergency preparedness awareness for Cayuga’s most vulnerable neighbors, to encourage relationships amount neighbors, and encourage people to sign-up for NERT training. In addition, this project aims to encourage neighbors to become active members of the Cayuga Improvement Association / Cayuga Connectors.

 

The outcome of the program will includes assembling and distributing 100+ GO BAGS to seniors and people with disabilities throughout the neighborhood. The contents are designed to help vulnerable residence shelter in place in the event of a disaster.This entire program was made possible by a SF Police Officers Association (SFPOA) grant to the Community Living Campaign. Participation by our Balboa HS JROTC is greatly appreciated.

 

Many thanks are due to the community participation for this project which includes SFPOA, Cayuga CommunityConnectors (Community Living Campaign), and Cayuga Improvement Association. 

Connect

For more information about Resilient Cayuga and to find out how you can get involved, contact Daniel Homsey, Director of Neighborhood Empowerment Network.