Welcome to Resilient Merced Extension Triangle (MET)

In 2008, a group of leaders in the Diamond Heights community came together to explore ways to advance the disaster resilience of their community and took the name The Diamond Heights Disaster Ready Workgroup. While convening at St. Aidan’s Church, the group partnered with organizations such as the Red Cross and SF CARD (Community Agencies Responding to Disaster), and designed and implemented a plan that gave them a deeper level of preparedness and capacity to succeed in times of stress.

 

In the summer of 2012, the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) was invited to present its Empowered Communities Program (ECP), which leverages the most current disaster resilience development data and advances FEMA’s Whole Community Approach. As a result of this orientation, and the acquisition of funding from the CDC Foundation and FEMA, the Diamond Heights Community agreed to move forward with a deployment of the NEN’s ECP and became known as Resilient Diamond Heights.

Vision 

The Merced Extension Triangle community takes a leadership role in advancing it resilience by empowering all community members and organizations to identify and collectively achieve their resilience goals with an emphasis on equity, compassion, and trust.

Mission

 The Resilient Merced Extension Triangle Neighborhood Association will engage all local, regional and city-wide stakeholders in the process of designing and implementing its Resilience Action Plan.

Goals

Individual

Connection: Provide streamlined access to information that supports an individual’s ability to make smart decisions regarding mitigation, preparedness and response activities.

Capacity: Increase the capacity of individuals, especially the most vulnerable, to meet their immediate health and safety needs during times of stress.

Resources: Support residents’ efforts to make one-time, and ongoing, investments in equipment and supplies that support their needs during times of stress. 

Organizational

Connection: Support HUB Member organizations efforts to develop higher levels of interoperability amongst nearby stakeholder organizations and residents.

 Capacity: Ensure that HUB Member organizations have updated continuity of operations plans (COOP) in place at all times that are ready to be supported by trained staff through ongoing exercises and drills.

Resources: Provide HUB Member organizations with the technical support to identify and procure essential resources they’ll need to implement their continuity of operations plans (COOP). 

Community

Connection: Ensure that neighborhood stakeholder organizations and their external resilience partners are able to communicate amongst themselves and residents before, during and after a disaster in a culturally-competent way.

Capacity: Increase level of Interoperability between HUB Members and the agencies and organizations that are committed to contributing to their preparedness response and recovery goals.

Resources: Advance the community’s ability to identify and secure necessary resources and assets that will contribute to their collective ability to meet the needs of the neighborhood before, during and after times of stress.

Get Involved

Attend a Meeting

A priority of Resilient MET is to foster an inclusive and transparent information-sharing process. As such, we encourage MET community members, stakeholders, partners, and interested parties to attend upcoming Resilient MET Group Meetings. For more information on meetings please contact Daniel Homsey the director of Neighborhood Empowerment Network

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Community HUB

The HUB

The HUB initiative supports neighborhoods as they create community-based networks of organizations that advance the overall preparedness of communities across San Francisco.

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.

Click here to learn more about our HUB program.

2017-2018 Initiatives and Projects

Community 

  1. Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Development

  2. Community Connectors Program

Organization 

  1. NAssess HUB member organization’s capacity to support the response goals of the MET 

  2. Design and implement workshop/table top exercise

Individual

  1. Implement Block Champion Program

  2. Launch two Neighborfest events. 

  3. Offer First Aid Training for residents 

Resilient MET Executive Steering Committee

Resilient MET Partners