Every person's needs and their capacity to recover are different. And when you can break it down and share the load, it's more likely that people will make it through.
-Pamela Van Halsema, After the Fire Director of Community and Digital Programs, Tubbs Fire Survivor
Boots on the Ground
Our Community to Community program comes to visit in person to meet with the community, and asks the simple question, "what do you need, and how can we help?"
Our team pledges to offer assistance for the long term of recovery, for at least three years, if the local community wants it, and our services are always free of charge.
Mentoring, recovery navigation, advocacy, all coming from a place of empathy and respect and care for humanity. We help because we care and want to make the recovery process easier.
Save the Date!
Mark your calendars! We've slated the 2023 Wildfire Leadership Summit for September 26, 27 & 28, 2023 in Sonoma, CA at Hanna Center.
As we listen and hear what challenges you are facing, we make an effort to connect you with people and information that can help. From monthly topical Community to Community meetings, to 1:1 hosted virtual networking meetings, to simple email introductions for just-in-time assistance, our program is designed to adapt to your recovery's present situation and serve the community with knowledge-sharing and expert advice.
We are developing a collection of adaptable tools to help leaders take action and support their communities recover and rebuild after wildfire.
The tools emerge from the creative leadership and lived experience of communities who have already gone through wildfire recovery, and incorporate lessons learned and bright ideas that were effective in practice.
Join Our Network
In this era of megafires, we need strong leaders who are ready to collaborate, innovate and share knowledge for recovery and rebuilding. Together, as a Wildfire Resilience Network, we can meet this challenge and reimagine a more resilient way of life across the American West.