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Sonoma County Emergency Management
The Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management is responsible for the mitigation, preparedness, planning, coordination of response, and recovery activities related to county emergencies and disasters. They serve as the primary coordination point for emergency management's activities affecting more than one jurisdiction, and the unincorporated areas of the county. They are the lead agency for the Sonoma County Operational Area. The Sonoma County Operational Area consists of nine incorporated cities (Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, and the Town of Windsor), Sonoma State University, the Sonoma County Junior College District, and other special districts within the county's geographical boundary.
To learn more, go to Sonoma County Emergency.
Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE)
Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE) is a network of citizen-volunteer outreach groups that help neighbors before, during and after an emergency to foster community preparedness. There are 16 active COPE groups in northern Sonoma County. The mission of COPE is to help residents, families, and neighborhoods better prepare, respond to and recover from emergency situations such as fires and floods. This preparation includes developing individual response plans, maintaining individual emergency supply kits, and reaching out to neighborhoods in the community.
To learn more or volunteer, go to COPE.
The City partners with Corazón Healdsburg to engage and support the Latinx community. Corazón Healdsburg is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a just and compassionate community by empowering and dignifying individuals and families, advocating against injustices and uniting people to celebrate diversity. Corazón Healdsburg works towards its mission by creating value in three dimensions: individual empowerment, collective empowerment, and community strengthening. They operate a bilingual resource center in Healdsburg and offer family support programs, education for all ages, financial guidance, legal assistance, and emergency response.
Corazón Healdsburg has a comprehensive disaster resiliency program for its clients and the northern Sonoma County community. Their program provides online trainings, rental insurance education assistance and disaster supply kits for hundreds of families in our community. They work to help our community recover from past disasters, while also building disaster resiliency, so everyone is prepared for the next crisis.
For more information, go to Corazon Healdsburg or call 707-395-0938.
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
Cal OES’s mission is to protect lives and property, build capabilities, and support communities for a resilient California. They achieve their mission by serving the public through effective collaboration in preparing for, protecting against, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating the impacts of all hazards and threats.
To learn more, go to Cal OES.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters by providing preparedness information and disaster assistance during and after a disaster. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we have 10 regional offices located across the country. We leverage a tremendous capacity to coordinate within the federal government to make sure America is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.
To learn more, go to FEMA.gov.
Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.
To learn more, go to Ready.gov.
American Red Cross
Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.
To learn more or volunteer, go to Red Cross.
Reach For Home
Reach For Home helps people in North Sonoma County who are struggling with or at risk of losing housing. They engage our clients in an action plan for their success and provide them with the skills needed to attain permanent housing. During an active emergency, they often assist the city with evacuations by reaching out to their clients and engaging with homeless members of the community to provide information and support.
For more information, go to Reach for Home.