PrepareNow Partners

PrepareNow Partners is an alliance of seven community collaborative groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each of the five county-based collaborative groups brings together local agencies serving vulnerable populations to specifically address issues related to disaster preparedness and response. By participating in a local collaborative, agencies connect to a network of other nonprofit and government service providers, They also learn how to stay open and operational after a disaster, ensuring continuation of critical services to their clients.

CARD – Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (Alameda County)
Contra Costa Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster (CARD)
Marin Interagency Disaster Coalition
San Francisco Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster (CARD)
Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD) of San Mateo County

There are two regional collaborative groups. One specializes in the area of seniors and people with disabilities and convenes the lead agencies from each county that serve these populations. The other collaborative, a partnership of Volunteer Centers in the Bay Area, maintains a regional system for mobilizing spontaneous volunteers for disasters.

Bay Area Emergency Preparedness Coalition for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Ready To Respond - The Volunteerism Project

Contact any of the above groups to inquire about training, consultation and other services. All are nonprofit organizations and welcome offers of financial and volunteer assistance.