EPH was started in 2021 by Indigo Perry, Lynn Stanton, and Lyn Van Tighem, who have worked in the nonprofit sector for a combined total of 60+ years. They noticed that seniors weren’t getting the help they needed to be prepared for the next emergency – which could be right around the corner.
Get Prepared. Stay Prepared.
Formed to reach older adults, EPH provides senior-centered emergency education and resources to help them get prepared, and stay prepared.
September - 750 seniors served since launch
August – 600 seniors served
September – Table at 10th Annual Petaluma Community Emergency Preparedness Fair
July – Invited to present along with county emergency responders at an event sponsored by Sonoma County Emergency Services
June – 100 seniors served since launch
May – Workshops begin for PEP Housing senior communities in Petaluma
April – EPH becomes a member of Sonoma County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster)
March – Presentation to the Petaluma Senior Advisory Committee
February – EPH is invited to speak at a Neighborhood Preparedness event in northern Sonoma County
January – Emergency Prep Help becomes a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, a registered tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN# 94-3255070
September / October – Four successful pilot emergency preparedness workshops at PEP Housing senior communities in Santa Rosa
March – Concept of Emergency Prep Help was born, with a focus on serving seniors. Registered our domain name
Response from our residents has been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic. Many have expressed appreciation for the attention to their safety, the go-bag supplies and comprehensive emergency information, and the opportunity to connect with their local first responders. We are grateful to Emergency Prep Help for providing this valuable service to help our residents stay safe.
Sharon Patchin, Director of Resident Services, PEP Housing
Indigo, Lyn, and Lynn met years ago while working at COTS, a leading homeless services provider in the North Bay. In fact, each of them served as COTS’ Volunteer Coordinator at different times in their careers. Over the years, their passion for service kept them working in the nonprofit sector and they continued to cross paths, becoming good friends in addition to professional colleagues.