safe neighborhood initiative
The Safe Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) is designed to increase resident safety and involvement in the neighborhood. Safe Neighborhood Initiative staff utilize five strategies to attain these goals. Engagement Specialists meet residents "on the ground" and through Neighborhood Cookouts to inform them about SNI.
Monthly Neighborhood Network Gatherings connect residents with resources and each other in a safe, supportive environment. Small-group Leadership Activities and Neighbor Traditions give residents skills to lead and create community. Individual Support helps residents make positive changes in their lives. SNI affects residents and neighborhoods by building a sense of community, addressing barriers, reducing isolation, improving connection to community resources, and increasing community involvement.