Peletah Institute for Building Resilient Communities 

The Peletah Institute for Building Resilient Communities 

The Peletah Institute for Building Resilient Communities was formed in 2020 to assist communities throughout Eastern North Carolina to build infrastructures of resiliency in response to natural disaster like Hurricane Florence or public health emergencies like COVID-19. through the S.H.E.L.L. TM community model.  

Join the Eastern NC Disaster Resources Facebook community with nearly 6000 members for up to date resources for addressing natural disasters and COVID19. This forum started after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. 

Dr. Dawn writes Sidebar: Storm Recovery is Possible in the North Carolina Medical Journal 

https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/ncm/81/5/316.full.pdf

Eastern North Carolina Peletah Resiliency Gatherings 

Craven County gathering for pastors and church leaders after

Hurricane Florence 

Pamlico County gathering for faith leaders after Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence 

Jones County gathering for community leaders after

Hurricane Florence 

Craven County Community Listening Session 

Eastern NC Poverty Summit in partnership with NC Legislative Black Caucus

Eastern NC Church Grants Session 

Racial Reconciliation Conference in partnership with City of New Bern with special guest Dr. John Perkins

Peletah responds during Hurricane Florence 

Peletah Institute Impact and Engagement 

Peletah Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Gibson serves as panelist for USDA Partnerships that Foster Nutrition Security, Resilience, and Food Justice

https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Panel%20Bios.pdf

Pastor Anthony and Dr. Dawn have presented for the past 2 years on Trauma Informed Disaster Response.

https://sph.unc.edu/sph-news/in-the-face-of-emergency-gillings-trains-students-to-prepare-and-respond/

Dr. Dawn Gibson was a plenary panelist for the 2021 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference