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Welcome to Resilient Noe Valley

COVID-19 Response Center

As your neighbors, we are committed to working as hard, and safely, as possible to protect the health and well-being of our residents and community.

If you would like to help us in this mission, please consider doing the following:
1. STAY HOME unless it is important for you to leave and secure essential services
2. Text COVID19SF to 888 777
3. JOIN US! Complete our Volunteer Form here.
Below are resources you can access to protect your, your household’s and neighbor’s health.
We are all in this together.
-The Resilient Noe Valley Team

General COVID-19 Resources

The NEN is committed to identifying online resources that you can access to advance your personal, and community, health and well being

About Resilient Noe Valley

In 2018, a cohort of local organizations convened to launch the Resilient Noe Valley initiative. With the support of Sup. Mandelman’s Office, and a grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, this initiative will provide the community with an inclusive planning process that will generate a Resilience Action Plan. This plan will guide the neighborhood’s efforts to invest in strategies that will protect the health and well-being of all residents during times of stress. A key step in this process will be the establishment of a HUB, which is a network of community-serving agencies that are committed to working toward their readiness, both individually and collectively.

Trainings

Free Psychological First Aid Training via Zoom (or join by phone)

Tuesday, June 30  6:30-7:30pm
The primary role of Psychological First Aid is to protect and promote the mental health and psychosocial well being of survivors. Psychological First Aid aims to reduce initial distress, meet current needs, promote flexible coping and encourage adjustment. These are important skills to have in any emergency.
At this training you will learn:
 
  • How to increase your confidence and effectiveness in communicating with others in the aftermath of a disaster.
  • Communication skills that can increase cooperation and help you respond to difficult survivor reactions.
  • Specific, practical skills to increase personal resilience, improve coping, and manage stress.
The training will be given by Jill Borofka. Jill has a background in cognitive and behavioral psychology and has trained in Psychological First Aid (PFA) with the Red Cross and Johns Hopkins University.

 

Accomplishments

Hub Member Development

The Resilient Noe Valley (RNV) Disaster Preparedness Program was launched in 2018 with support of the Noe Valley Ministry (NVM) and Supervisor Mandelman’s office. Resilient Noe Valley has partnered with the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) to leverage its expertise in supporting communities to implement the Empowered Communities Program (ECP). The NEN has supported Noe Valley stakeholders in developing a Resilient Action Plan that will guide our disaster preparedness trainings and activities.

About Us

Background

In 2018, a cohort of organizations along San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood reached out to Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s office for support in creating a Resilient Action Plan (RAP) for their community. The Supervisor’s Office partnered with the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) to leverage its expertise in supporting communities as they draft and implement a culturally competent RAP.

By implementing its Empowered Communities Program (ECP), the NEN will support Noe Valley stakeholders in developing a preliminary community engagement plan. This plan will outline the need to partner with surrounding communities in order to ensure that any plans that are generated accommodate all of the stakeholders in the Noe Valley district.

HUB Boundaries Map

Leadership

Noe Valley HUB Steering Committee Members

David Brown, Pastor, Resilient Noe Valley/Noe Valley Ministry

Antoinette LeCouteur, Resilient Noe Valley

Jessica Closson, Resilient Noe Valley

Leslie Crawford, Resilient Noe Valley/Noe Valley Town Square

Maxine Fasulis, Resilient Noe Valley/NERT Co-Lead

Melanie Holt, Resilient West Portal/Whole Foods

Mary McKeever, Resilient Noe Valley/St. Philips School

Jane McDougle, Resilient Noe Valley/Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

Dave Olson, Resilient Noe Valley/Fair Oaks Neighborhood Association

James Reidy, Resilient Noe Valley/James Lick Middle School

Denise Sanderson, Resilient Noe Valley/San Francisco Public Library, Sally Brunn Branch

Jacob Bintliff, Resilient Noe Valley/Office of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman

Sadie Stone, Resilient Noe Valley/Bethany United Methodist Church

Rachel Swann, Resilient Noe Valley/Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association

Maria Mortati, Resilient Noe Valley

Donna Calame, Resilient Noe Valley

Our Vision & Goals

Vision

Noe Valley is a friendly, diverse, progressive community comprised of families, seniors and people with varied socio-economic conditions that works in an inclusive, consensus-driven manner to ensure everyone’s day-to-day resilience goals are supported.

During times of stress the community will successfully return to being a safe, thriving and more connected neighborhood whose treasured social fabric remains intact.

 

Goals

Individual

Every resident has the capacity to care for themselves and their neighbors during times of stress.

Organizational

The faith-based organizations, businesses, non-profits and community organizations of the Noe Valley community have the capacity to support both the needs of their existing constituencies and emerging audiences during times of stress.

Community

The Noe Valley community has the capacity to respond collectively during times of stress in a manner that reflects the goals and priorities of its residents and stakeholder organizations.

Mission

The Resilient Noe Valley Steering Committee is charged with crafting and implementing a resilience strategy in an inclusive, consensus driven manner that utilizes asset mapping, stakeholder engagement and the use of exercises and event production. 

The goal is to build a robust local cross-sector network of organizations and civic networks committed to making meaningful and sustained investments at the individual, organizational and community levels to ensure that Noe Valley remains a generous, thriving and equitable place to live, work and visit.

Our Community
Our Risks

Noe Valley Particulate Matter Concentration

Noe Valley Seismic Risk Zones for Landslide & Liquefaction

Noe Valley Extreme Heat Concentration

Noe Valley Urban Heat Island Concentration

Our Plan

2020

February

Senior Personal Preparedness/Shelter in Place

March

Pet Preparedness Training

April

Seismic Readiness Structure/First Aid Certification

April/May

RNV Launch Event

May

Stop the Bleed Training

June

Senior Personal Preparedness/Shelter in Place

September

 Family Personal Preparedness/Shelter in Place

October

Psychological First Aid

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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.