Sustainable Change - Fixing the existing problems
Resilient Community - Coping with new problems
Anticipatory Preparedness - Avoiding future problems
The Open Toolbox is a consulting group that utilizes the power of open source to create solutions that build life-embracing communities at all levels of economic welfare and risk exposure. Life-embracing communities are equipped to take care of their citizens during normal economic situations, economic hardship, and crisis and/or disaster conditions. In life-embracing communities, resilience in times of crisis is built on a foundation of stability, integrity and forward planning at all levels.
Problematic areas within communities are often considered a nuisance during times of stability but become critical during times of crisis and disaster. The key to resilience in times of crisis and disaster rests in the implementation of sustainable change in these problematic areas during times of stability. Anticipatory preparedness builds on this foundation of resilience by preparing for specific threats, reducing the negative impact of potential threats, and by preparing for the unknown.
The Open Toolbox offers consulting services that include training, system design and implementation guidance to individuals, groups, municipalities and national agencies. Our current focuses are homelessness, disaster preparedness and crisis response, and resilience in the face of natural disaster.
We look forward to working with you. We will work to understand the unique needs of your community and provide you with quality solutions.