Resilience Hubs are community-serving facilities that support residents and coordinate resource distribution and services before, during, or after a natural hazard event.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK:
The purpose of this guide is to define the concept of Resilience Hubs. These Hubs are implemented to enhance the capacity of community members and community-based organizations to lead on preparedness, adaptation, mitigation, and equity. Resilience Hubs have the potential to reduce the burden on local emergency response teams, improve access to health initiatives and increase the effectiveness of community-centered institutions and programs.
Resilience Hubs are well-trusted and well-utilized community-serving facilities. Here are key components in finding and creating successful sites to support local residents:
Community Desire and Support – Ensuring community leaders and community-based organizations are involved from the beginning of the process and have an element of ownership over the site.
Resources to Meet Community Needs During Extreme Events – Resilience Hubs should maintain a supply of and provide access to freshwater and resources such as food, ice, refrigeration, charging stations, basic medical supplies, and other supplies needed in the event of an emergency
The Building – Use an existing well-used building in the community. This is the core of a Resilience Hub.
Energy Systems – Resilience Hubs need to host cost-effective onsite power systems capable of reliably sustaining operations during an extended power outage.
Community Uses - Resilience Hubs are enhanced community centers that are managed and supported by local residents.