VISION, MISSION AND VALUES

OUR VISION

We envision a future where undocumented individuals and families have equitable access to resources to rebuild their lives with dignity after disaster.

OUR MISSION

We mobilize resources when disaster hits, providing short-term financial relief to undocumented residents, and advocate for long-term systems change to ensure they are effectively included in disaster response and recovery.

OUR VALUES


EQUITY

We believe that disaster relief must be impartial and ensure fair treatment, opportunity, and access to resources for all to be successful—including undocumented individuals and families.

INCLUSION

We believe that undocumented immigrant residents strengthen the Central Coast’s resilience to disaster and that our voices and experience must be included.

DIGNITY

We believe that all human beings are born equal in dignity. When disaster hits, every person is worthwhile, unique, and deserving, regardless of immigration status, class, language, national origin, race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or abilities.

ACTION

We believe that ensuring financial disaster relief for all is fundamental to saving lives, minimizing suffering, and protecting the livelihoods of undocumented immigrants in disaster.

SOLIDARITY

We believe that surviving and rebuilding after disaster relies on compassionate communities that come together to support each other.

EMPATHY

We believe in taking the time to listen, and deeply understand the loss, needs, and barriers faced by undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable communities to create sustainable and impactful disaster relief.

JUSTICE

We believe that fairness in disaster response and recovery requires protecting all human lives, providing equitable access to resources, and ensuring equal participation of diverse communities in disaster management.

HEALING

We believe in solidarity, empathy, and action to help communities reach and sustain a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being when experiencing the trauma of disaster.