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Community Resiliency

Fortifying Our Communities to Preserve Our Sustainability

Addresses the communities’ urgent needs of today for a better tomorrow. Individuals and communities will have access to disaster relief and recovery, emergency preparedness, crisis hotline and support, and environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Programs and work performed within this impact area aims to address gaps in access, opportunities, quality, and resources related to helping to meet residents with access to immediate needs, including food, housing, and water, help community residents rebuild and heal, address environmental challenges that are disrupting communities’ ways of life, and more.

Strategies that aid the effectiveness of this impact area include:

  • Support short term disaster relief (e.g., emergency food, housing, and utilities/rent assistance)
  • Support long-term disaster recovery work (e.g., long-term housing, rebuilding infrastructure, mental health needs)
  • Address environmental sustainability (e.g., air quality, clean water, sustainable land use)
  • Support efforts to mitigate impacts of disasters
  • Apply an environmental justice/equity approach to disaster and environmental work
  • Advocate for state/local policy change (either individually or as part of broader coalitions)

Resources for Our Six-County Region

2-1-1 & 9-8-8 are a resource—accessible to everyone—that provides prevention and intervention by dialing a 3-digit number. A 24-hour a day, 7 days a week resource for locating basic resources like food, clothing, shelter, and more with tele-counselors available to assist. Explore more 2-1-1 WNY (if operating in Wyoming and/or Genesee Counties) and/or 2-1-1 Lifeline (if operating in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, and/or Wayne Counties).

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