Tackling the Issue

The State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES) has recently allocated over $2 million to San Francisco nonprofit and faith-based organizations to engage and empower San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations in emergency preparedness. SF CARD was chosen as the intermediary agency to manage and support the LISTOS program in San Francisco. 
The LISTOS program provides reimbursement grants directly to local community-based organizations (CBO’s) and faith-based organizations (FBO’s). This funding enables CBO’s & FBO’s to expand and strengthen peer-to-peer networks as well as deliver linguistically and culturally appropriate public awareness and outreach campaigns.  These trusted organizations will be encouraged to develop or expand directed preparedness information to create real change beyond information sharing. 

The program, an initiative of Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Office of Emergency Services, highlights the following goals: 

  1. To create a culture of resiliency throughout the state of California, and 

  2. To leave no one behind in a disaster.



SF CARD is pleased to be working with the following agencies to implement the Listos program for San Francisco: The Glide Foundation, Community Youth Center of San Francisco, Livable City, United PolicyHolders, Richmond Senior Center, Conard House, and Jewish Family and Children’s Services.