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Resilient M.E.T.

Welcome to Resilient M.E.T.

Our Accomplishments

Resilient Action Plan Development

Resilient Merced Extension Triangle Summary:
The Resilient Merced Extension Triangle (RMET) 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. Each partner community will be able to craft a customized resident planning process that reflects their location and availability.

Run Your Resilientville Workshop

Our objective was to engage organizational and residential partners to build a neighborhood Resilientville and identify assets and attributes within each neighborhood during times of stress.

Meeting 1: ID Your Resilientville helped community members see their neighborhoods as a place-based network.

Meeting 2: Run Your Resilientville included typically vulnerable populations and provided them with particularly valuable insight & ownership over the program.

About Us

Background

In 2008, a group of leaders in the Merced Extension Triangle (MET) community came together to explore ways to advance the disaster resilience of their community and took the name The MET 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 MET Community agreed to move forward with a deployment of the NEN’s ECP and became known as Resilient MET.

 

Leadership

Marc Christensen

Merced Extension Triangle

Neighborhood Association

Glen Hatakeyama

Merced Extension Triangle

Neighborhood Association

M.E.T. 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.

M.E.T. Hub Boundary Map

Our Vision & Goals

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.

 

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.

 

Our Plan

Download the M.E.T. Resilient Action Plan by clicking the icon below.

Our Projects

Hub Member Development

Candidates for Hub Membership complete a resilience interview to assess their capacity, connection, and resources. The summit is in San Francisco’s Merced Extension Triangle neighborhood.

Our Events
Our Partners

Marc Christensen

Merced Extension Triangle

Neighborhood Association

 

Glen Hatakeyama

Merced Extension Triangle

Neighborhood Association

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Neighborhood Empowerment Network is a cross sector cohort of city-wide resident leaders, community & faith based organizations, city agencies, private sector stakeholders, academic and philanthropic institutions that align their expertise, programs, technical and financial resources to advance the development of tools, resources and methods that empower communities to strengthen their capacity to advance their resilience goals.