Beacon of Hope established 25 Satellite Beacons across the New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We have also consulted with organizations in Minot, North Dakota; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Texas; LaPlace, Louisiana and Staten Island, NY after their respective disasters, as well as numerous governmental representatives from around the world. Believing that citizen engagement at the neighborhood level is integral to any disaster response, we are proud to bring our resident-led model for recovery to the global scene.
Beacon of Hope Resource Center provides a MODEL for recovery in neighborhoods affected by disaster. Our staff trains resident volunteers in the areas of advocacy, community relations, communication and rebuild assistance. This MODEL empowers residents to facilitate their own recovery and revitalize their neighborhoods through:
Outreach: ascertaining the needs of community members.
Development: creating community and economic impact programs.
Engagement: ensuring residents are part of the solution.
Leadership: empowering residents to become community leaders.