Local Children’s Activity Website and Miraloma Kinder Small Groups

Look What I Did Website: http://www.LookWhatIDid.org
 Beverly Patterson and her son, created a website to “Have fun exploring ways to make, play, solve, move & more, and be a part of a community project. We’re all about artistic expression & creative problem-solving.”The program also connects with children who do not have computers in a location in Bernal Heights. If interested in contributing items to the website, donating art supplies and games or volunteering with the program, select “ Contact Us at the website.

Message from Diamond Heights Resident Cassidie Clayton:
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Miraloma Kinder Small Groups for Shared Care: Proposal to Gather Interest

Date: July 23, 2020

Introduction

Given the safety concerns for students and teachers, for SFUSD in-person learning is unlikely to start until later this fall or winter. Parents may be looking for opportunities to have children to meet safelywith a few of their classmates each day, and for the parents/caregivers to be able to share the responsibilityfor child care during school (and work) time. The groups would also allow for children to complete the SFUSD curriculum together performing activities together, allowing for collaboration and group learning. 

Goals:

To help parents and caregivers of all Miraloma Kinder students organize appropriately matched pods to safely look after our children until the school fully reopens. We hope to both ease the responsibilities of education and child care on parents and caregivers and to allow for social interactions.  

Priorities

1.       Family safety: We will take appropriate precautions by developing policies: e.g. taking temperature each day; no attendance if anyone in the household is sick; mandatory masks for adults; encouraged masks for children; drop-off without entry. 

2.       Alignment with SFUSD:Our pods will strive to, as much as possible, work with the teachers, principal and PTA to enhance rather than disrupt school plans. 

3.  Inclusion & Transparency: We will endeavor to be inclusive to all families by using connections between families to ensure all who want to, have the opportunity to sign up. We will strive for open communication, transparency in decision making, share policies, and contact information through google groups, google docs and shared folders. 

4.       Convenience & Flexibility: We hope to make this convenient for families, by, for example, taking into consideration parent schedules, siblings who may also have schooling or caregiving needs, preparation of meals, organization by neighborhoods. As one of our goals. We also recognize that we will need to be flexible as SIP guidelines change, SFUSD’s program changes, families’ needs change and if the composition of a pod is struggling to meet the goals.  

Timeline

●       Ongoing: Outreach to as many Kinder parents as we can.

●        Mon 27 – Fri 31: Agree to overarching priorities applicable to all pods (inclusion, safety, alignment with SFUSD, convenience); Begin work of alignment with principal/teachers

●        Aug 3 – Aug 14: As permitting by class lists, match children into appropriate pods, identify pod organizers. As permitted by SIP, and in accordance with SIP guidelines, organize social activities for pod families. 

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Virtual Preparing for Fire Emergencies Presentation, July 28, 6:30 pm

Preparing for Fire Emergencies, Tuesday July 28, 6:30-7:30 pm Via Zoom Presented by Greg Carey
 
California is already in the middle of an early wildfire season. It’s important that your household has an evacuation plan, whether it’s a wildfire, house fire, or something as unexpected as a ruptured gas main.
 
Resilient Diamond Heights presents this free Zoom training to give you the information needed to make preparations and to then hold drills with household members for a safe exit from your home or neighborhood instead of waiting to figure it out after the disaster is already in progress.

If interested in attending this virtual training, please reply to Betsy Eddy at 
betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before the presentation.

Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors and your email lists.

Stay safe and be well,

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee

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Preparing for Heat Emergencies (Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 to 7:30 PM)

Most homes in San Francisco do not have air conditioning. Until recently, this has meant a week or so of uncomfortable sleeping in the late fall, but heat emergencies have become more common over the past few years. A heat emergency is defined as 2 or more days with temperatures over 80 degrees.
 
The next training event from Resilient Diamond Heights and Resilient Noe Valley will equip you to protect your household in the next heat emergency. It also will help you keep vulnerable relatives or friends safe, even if they live at a different address.
 
Heat impacts healthy people, but has more risk for those of advanced age, with various medical conditions, or doing heavy physical work. This training helps you:

  • Know where to find the coolest parts of your home
  • Recognize symptoms of heat illness and how to apply first aid
  • Understand the best ways to use fans to provide comfort 

Greg Carey, a member of the Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee, will lead the training. 

If interested in attending this virtual training, please reply to Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before the presentation.

Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors and your email lists.

Stay safe and be well, 

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee

Psychological First Aid Training Postponed from June 16 to June 30

Psychological First Aid Training Postponed from June 16 to June 30
Resilient Diamond Heights apologizes in advance that we will need to postpone this talk to Tuesday, June 30, 6:30 to 7:30 pm in order to bring its content into alignment with the unique needs of our current crisis. 

In the time of quarantines, curfews, riots and economic meltdown, how do you keep your sanity in this strange new world?  “How to Build your Psychological First Aid Tool Kit” can help you reduce distress, meet current needs, promote flexible coping techniques and encourage adjustment.  

Learn how to assess your current mental health resiliency and how to engage others in a compassionate way with this free Zoom training sponsored by Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH).  The training will be led by Jill Borofka, a member of the RDH Steering Committee.  Jill has a background in cognitive and behavioral psychology and has trained in Psychological First Aid with the American Red Cross and Johns Hopkins University.

If you have already signed up for the training, I will keep your name on the list for June 30. For new enrollees who wish to join the presentation by Zoom, please reply. The Zoom link will be emailed on the Sunday or Monday before June 30.

Thank you for your understanding,

Betsy for RDH

Psychological First Aid Training Hosted by RDH via Zoom Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 pm

How do you protect your mental health and help that of others in times of stress from disasters such as the current COVID-19 pandemic? Psychological First Aid can help you reduce distress, meet current needs, promote flexible coping and encourage adjustment. Learn how to benefit from Psychological First Aid during this free Zoom training sponsored by Resilient Diamond Heights.

Jill Borofka, a member of the Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee, will lead the training. Jill has a background in cognitive and behavioral psychology and has trained in Psychological First Aid with the American Red Cross and Johns Hopkins University.

If interested in attending this virtual training, please reply to Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before the presentation.
Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors and your email lists.

Stay safe and be well,

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
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Resilient Diamond Heights “What to Do in a Disaster” Virtual Training, Thursday, April 30, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Our Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) Workgroup misses meeting and sharing a meal together. Our RDH Steering Committee decided to continue trainings via Zoom. We plan to provide our regular schedule of trainings that offers something different than our COVID-19 crisis.

The training is open to all. If you want to zoom in, please email Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a few days before Thursday, April 30 for the training from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. If you have not used Zoom, let Betsy know and she will email Zoom instructions to you. It is as easy as clicking on the Zoom link.

The What to Do in a Disaster training will be conducted by David Muñoz Ventura, Community Youth Center. CYC is an organization committed to preparing communities for emergencies. CYC’s Seismic Safety Outreach Program wants to ensure that you are prepared for times of stress. The training will explain what to do when you are experiencing various emergencies such as fires, earthquakes, chemical spills and more. Learn in advance how to protect yourself when disaster strikes.

Diamond Heights Resource List (updated as needed): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hZ4CPAbNvr8kTur0-cvYUCfIv_ehc4QA

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We miss our workshop meetings and trainings where we gather together. We decided to try a session by Zoom to determine the interest in online trainings until our shelter in place order is over.
Stay safe and well,
Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
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Pre-Disaster Preparedness Training 
Hosted by Resilient Diamond Heights Via Zoom
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Click the following link to join this training:

Topic: Pre-Disaster Personal Preparedness
Time: Apr 16, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/525167903?pwd=STdZWHVVVHRNYzdUL1Z4NGZnMjN5UT09

Meeting ID: 525 167 903
Password: 082543

Joining the session is as easy as clicking the link. If you are new to Zoom, clicking the link will prompt you to sign up for Zoom. More information is available at zoom.com.

Please do not promote this training on social media such as nextdoor.com and Facebook for security reasons. You may forward this announcement to trusted friends, residents in your building complex, to members of your community organization or to your block email lists. RDH welcomes new people to our trainings and meetings even those conducted via the computer.

David Muñoz Ventura, Community Youth Center (CYC), an organization committed to preparing communities for emergencies, will conduct the training. CYC’s Seismic Safety Outreach Program wants to ensure that you are prepared for times of stress. As we now know, sheltering in place is pivotal for our safety. In our first course we will prepare you to Shelter In Place by teaching you about essential materials that need to be gathered and setting up contingency plans for future stressors.

The training will focus on the topic Pre-Disaster Preparedness. If you have questions about our COVID-19 crisis, please see our RDH Resource list compiled by Jill Borofka that is updated weekly. Click this link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hZ4CPAbNvr8kTur0-cvYUCfIv_ehc4QA/view?usp=sharing

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Here are resources to help in our current world-wide crisis. The resources are gathered from various sources including information from Senator Scott Wiener, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, the City of San Francisco and other sources. There is a section entitled – Businesses and Services in Diamond Heights open during Shelter-in-place.

Click the following link for Resource List or see the resources in the text below. The link can be used in the days ahead when the list is updated. The Resource List may be downloaded by using the link.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hZ4CPAbNvr8kTur0-cvYUCfIv_ehc4QA/view?usp=sharing

Stay safe and well,
Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
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Resource list for help during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place 
All information on this list has been taken from reliable sources but may contain inaccuracies. As the current crisis unfolds, information will change quickly so please let us know if you find anything that is no longer valid. We will do our best to keep the list accurate and up to date. Last Updated: 3-APR-20

State and City Resources 
California State COVID-19 response resource website 
https://covid19.ca.gov/ 
For updated information regarding COVID-19 facts and response resources in California

City of San Francisco COVID-19 response resource website 
https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19
For updated information regarding COVID-19 facts and response resources in

San Francisco Department of Public Health Website 
https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp 
For updated information regarding COVID-19 facts and response resources in San Francisco

Local Food Resources 
Food Pantries for people living in the 94131 area code: 

Shepherd of the Hills/New Life Lutheran Church 
395 Addison St. San Francisco 94131
Food distribution at 9:00 AM – 9:35 AM Saturdays

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 
101 Gold Mine Dr. San Francisco 94131
Registration is not required at this time. Food is bagged and given out in the driveway.
Seniors (65 & older) 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
All others 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Citywide Food Pantry Resource: 
SF Marin Food Bank 
415-282-1900
https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/ 
Check the website for additional food pantries and new pop-up pantries to extend the reach of the food distribution network for those in need.

Caregiving and Meal delivery services 
Disability and Aging Services (DAS) 
415-355-6700
Helpline is open seven days a week 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
https://www.sfhsa.org/services/protection-safety/emergency-preparedness-and-assistance/hsa- coronavirus-updates/covid-19 
The Human Service Agency has shifted essential services to phone and online
support, including referrals for meal programs and other services through
Disability and Aging Services (DAS). This is the best one-stop place for those in need to connect with help. The website also lists specific paid caregiving and volunteer opportunities for connecting individuals with City-sanctioned services.

Mon Ami 
https://app.monami.io/phone-bank/welcome 
Mon Ami is a new volunteer matching program enabling volunteers to help at-risk individuals who need help. The program is being piloted with OpenHouse, a local service provider for housing and support services for seniors and adults with disabilities. The Office of Transgender Initiatives is assisting with the pilot program.

Meals on Wheels 
415-920-1111
https://www.mowsf.org/ 
Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals. To apply for the program, contact the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services or Meals on Wheels directly.

Project Open Hand 
1-800-551-6325 or 415-447-2326
https://www.openhand.org/get-meals 
POH has a Community Nutrition Program that provides meals for pick up at various locations throughout San Francisco. To apply, download the application here: https://www.openhand.org/sites/openhand.org/files/POH_SFpacket_3.2020.pdf

30th Street Senior Center 
415-550-2226
http://www.30thstreetseniorcenter.org/home-delivered-meals/ 
30th Street Senior Center offers a two-meal package that includes a hot entrée and a supplemental bagged meal delivered Monday through Friday. Qualifying individuals must be 60 years or older, homebound and unable to procure food and/or cook meals.

Businesses and Services in Diamond Heights open during Shelter-in-place 

Safeway 
415- 824-7744
Safeway Diamond Heights
Everyday 6:00 AM to 10 PM
Golden Hours 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays

Walgreens 
415- 695-2808
Walgreens Diamond Heights
Monday, Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Jensen’s Mail & Copy 
415-282-2100
http://www.jensens-sf.com/ 
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM for Notary) Saturday: 9 AM – 3:00 PM (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for Notary)

Harbor Villa Restaurant
415-282-8883
https://www.harborvillasf.com/orderonline.aspx 
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Takeout ordered from restaurant is available at ground floor

Heavenly Cafe 
415-658-7175
Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Available for takeout or delivery (Grubhub or Seamless)

Creighton’s Bakery & Cafe 
425 282-2366
Monday – Thursday 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday & Saturday 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Available for takeout or delivery (Doordash or Postmates)

Diamond Heights Post Office 
415-550-8356
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 3:00 PM

Bank of America 
415-953-2773
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital 
415-642-7200
sevenhillsvet.com 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
See website for physical distancing protocol

Mental Health Resources 

Peer “Warm Line” 
1-855-845-7415
https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/peer-run-warmline/ 
A non-emergency peer support line for anyone who needs someone to talk to right now. You can talk to the warm line peer support team by calling 1-855-845-7415 or going to their website and chatting online via instant message

Disaster Distress Helpline 
1-800-985-5990
Text TalkWithUs to 66746
 www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human- caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

Crisis Text Line 
Text MHA to 741741
Text the crisis text line to connect to a trained crisis counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free text-based support 24/7.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 
Call 1-800-799-7233, 
TTY 1-800-787-3224
Text LOVEIS to 22522
https://www.thehotline.org/
If it’s not safe for you to call, or if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, another option for getting direct help is to use the live chat service on the website.

Opportunities to volunteer 
Staying home is the best remedy for this disaster, but for those of us who feel compelled to offer our time and talent to helping those in need, here are some suggestions for ways to contribute to the COVID-19 disaster response.

Become a COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteer (CERV) 
https://sf.gov/be-emergency-volunteer 
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteer (CERV) program was created in a partnership between the City and County of San Francisco and the Shanti Project. CERV volunteers provide one-time or occasional support to older and vulnerable adults, who have been strongly advised to not leave their home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Give a helping hand to the Food Bank 
https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/volunteer/ 
The SF Marin Food Bank is expanding their community outreach in attempt to keep up with the unprecedented demand for their services. SFMFB is looking for volunteers for pop-up pantries, warehouse, delivery and translation services. Your health and safety is their top priority, so if you have the time and ability, they have multiple ways for you to help out our neighbors in need.

Make a mask (or several) 
The N95 mask is in short supply! Until production catches up with the monumental need in the healthcare industry, anyone with a needle and thread (or a sewing machine) can help the cause and make a mask.

https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/ 
Free materials and instructions are provided by Joann Fabrics with a goal of making 100,000,000 masks for donation

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-an-effective-face-mask-at-home-2020-3
Mask making instructions using commonly found materials

Give Blood 
Blood bank resources were already at a historic low before the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are in good health, please consider donating. Go to Red Cross or Vitalant for latest blood drive information.
Red Cross https://www.redcrossblood.org/
Vitalant https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx 

Resources for spiritual guidance 
Here is a short list of spiritual communities that are offering online resources for prayer and reflection in a time of crisis

https://diocal.org/church-online 
Listings of local online Episcopal Church services and offerings

https://www.catholic-sf.org/faith 
Online access for Daily Mass

https://www.sfzc.org/online-programs/online-zendo 
Online zendo schedule of zazen and dharma events

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/?lang=eng 
Spiritual messages

https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-life/covid-19-judaism-under-quarantine
Resources for celebrating Shabbat at home

Organize Block by Block to Identify and Help Those in Need During Our Health Emergency

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Feeling frustrated by inactivity and isolation? Want to help those in need on your block or in your building? Here is a low-tech way to help your neighbors in this and future emergencies:

  • Create a neighbor e-mail and phone contact list
  • Use the list to connect volunteers with those in need of essential supplies
  • Identify on the list those who need help obtaining groceries and medications and those willing to provide help within the limits of social distancing and sheltering in place

Read on for how to create a list:
One or two people with neighbor email addresses and/or phone numbers can reach out to others on the block or in the building to create the list.  Phone numbers may be of equal or greater value for older people and those not tech savvy. Building such a list is more difficult while sheltering in place but any list is of value even if incomplete. When sheltering in place is lifted, the holes in the list can be addressed to use for future emergencies.

The Farnum Street block, with about 50 homes, has an email list developed as part of its Neighborhood Watch group. Just after the San Francisco shelter-in-place order, the list was used to find volunteers willing to help neighbors with shopping or errands. Three people volunteered right away. A week ago, at the request of the Farnum Neighbors list, street residents met standing by their doorsteps while carefully maintaining social distancing for a fun and serious time to connect and exchange news.

If you already have a block or building email/phone list, please reply to this message so that RDH can keep track of streets and neighborhood areas connected by email/phone. Thank you!

Watch for future announcements about resources for the current crisis and RDH Workgroup trainings that may be provided by Zoom or another app.

The primary goal of creating a neighbor list is to find help for all in need. We urge you to figure out what might work on your street or in your building.

Stay safe and well,

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
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Diamond Heights Community Association

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Because of Mayor Breed’s Shelter in Place order effective March 17, 2020, Resilient Diamond Heights would like to provide our brochure created by Greg Carey entitled – Shelter in Place. The link to the file with Greg’s other community information pieces – Heat Emergencies, Food Safety, Planning Evacuations, and Sanitation may be read or downloaded in this link:
https://www.castropatrol.org/bulletins/?p=2816 

Here is Mayor Breed’s Shelter in Place Order issued today:
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/shelter-in-place-San-Francisco-Mayor-London-Breed-15135075.php

City of San Francisco Resources for COVID-19 with wide range of questions answered
www.sfgov.org

Please “Like” the Resilient Diamond Heights Facebook page so that you will receive messages from RDH. We would like to reach more people via Facebook in order to provide information quickly.
https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights/ 

Please consider checking on neighbors that live alone if you are able to do grocery shopping for them in case of need.

In light of the Shelter in Place Order, RDH will not have a Workgroup meeting on March 26 and may need to cancel April 23 as well.

Stay safe and well,

Betsy for RDH