We seek to bridge the gap between isolated residents and first response in times of crisis, while also creating another layer of support and greater access to services in day to day, non-crisis times.
In July 2016, we invited Red Hook residents, medical and disaster preparedness experts, and other stakeholders to come together, through design-mediated workshops, to begin an important conversation about health preparedness and climate change. Together, we asked what can this initiative be? How can we as neighbors provide support for one another? Based on the outcomes of those workshops and a series of interviews, we are now refining the design of the service. Contact us to learn more. Our work was also featured in NYC Emergency Management's 2016 Disability, Access, and Functional Needs Symposium report.