Community resilience is most often achieved when multiple organizations and leaders work together on common goals. One of the goals of the Acton/Agua Dulce Coalition in Los Angeles, for example, is to assist senior community members who may be at risk during an emergency. Source
Forming a coalition allows individuals and organizations to harness each other’s strengths, knowledge, commitment, and resources to achieve more. Evidence shows that the reach of your social network, or social connectivity, is a central feature of a community’s ability to survive and rebound from an adverse event.