Emergency Network Los Angeles (ENLA) is California non-profit, charitable corporation under IRS section 501(c)(3). The organization is governed by a board of directors comprised of representatives from community-based organizations (CBOs) and national disaster agencies and non-voting government representatives. ENLA is the Los Angeles County unit of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and the Southern California VOAD.
Founded in the wake of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, ENLA has become a model of how CBOs can network in order to better cooperate and assist one another during and following emergencies and disasters. As a result of this cooperation, communities in need will be served quickly and more effectively.
ENLA represents over 40 nonprofits and government agencies working in the space of community welfare and emergency management (disaster preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery). Our forum promotes the “Four C’s” of emergency management -- cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration – in order to assist our partners in being more effective in delivering services to communities affected by disaster.
Our impact is felt daily across the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Whether it is food distribution, earthquake preparedness, wildfire recovery, or responding to global pandemics, you will see the hard work of our members and our volunteers reflected in the communities we serve.
Preparing today helps individuals, families, communities, and businesses recover from disaster more quickly. Ensure that your family, workplace, house of worship, school, and neighborhood have discussed possible hazards.
ENLA members elect the Board at the annual Membership meeting. The Board is comprised of voting members from nonprofit, faith-based and community based organizations and non-voting members from government agencies.