Combating Isolation with Neighborhood Watch
While the pandemic has made it necessary to socially distance, it is more important than ever to build community to combat the negative health impacts of social isolation, like elevated blood pressure, reduced sleep quality, and changes in hormone levels. Neighborhood Watch is intended to build relationships and can be used to bring people together, even when they need to stay apart. Consider inventive ways you can bring your community together through Neighborhood Watch, such as holding your Neighborhood Watch gathering using a free virtual meeting tool, planning a fundraiser for a charitable cause, or plan a virtual fitness challenge that allows neighbors to improve their health while celebrating each other's success online.
Report how you've brought your Neighborhood Watch group together to the City before the end of the calendar year and don't forget that the City's Neighborhood Watch Annual Grant is available to help cover any costs.