Resiliency Resources in California
State of California Resources
Visit this information hub for information on current wildfires, shelter/housing, transportation impacts, air quality resources, resources for vulnerable populations and more.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is California's fire department and resource management agency. The mission of the Department is to serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of California.
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During a State of Emergency or federal disaster declaration, the California Dept. of Emergency Services (Cal OES) makes sure additional resources and services are may available to those affected by wildfires. Please note that wildfire survivors are also encouraged to check with their county.
The California Department of Insurance (CDI) is part of a national system of state-based insurance regulation focused on consumer protection. CDI is the largest consumer protection agency in the state.
The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) provides a range of health care services, social services, mental health services, alcohol and drug services, income assistance, and public health services to Californians.
Governor Gavin Newsom
1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Valley Contractors Exchange : VCE focuses on fostering the growth and development of member firms by providing high quality services and programs.
Camp Fire Collaborative : The Camp Fire Collaborative exists to lead our community toward a healthy and thriving Butte County as the official community hub for recovery resources.
North Valley Community Foundation : The North Valley Community Foundation and its Butte Strong Fund have granted $10.5 million to help build a case management system and then provide assistance to survivors.
Rebuild Paradise : A grassroots movement of Camp Fire survivors and community leaders from the public and private sectors who are dedicated to serving the long-term needs of Butte County's disaster-affected residents, businesses, and workforce
Paradise Stronger : Paradise Stronger exists to be a benefit to the Paradise community through free educational lectures, participation in community events, membership scholarships to community members in need, and discounted memberships to service personnel (Fire, Police, Medical, Military)
North Coast Builders Exchange : A non-profit contractor's association that provides services and representation to construction-related firms in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Napa Counties.
HALTER Project : Vision to help animals in emergencies and disasters by supporting efforts of communities and agencies to train and prepare for a ready response to, and the care of, animals in everyday emergencies and large-scale disasters.
United Way of the Wine Country : Specializes in dispersing designated donations and targeted grants to trusted, highly effective Community Partners serving those most in need of vital services.
North Coast Opportunities : Community Action Agency that primarily serves the populations in Lake and Mendocino Counties with the mission of assisting low-income and disadvantaged people to become self-reliant
Napa Community Foundation : Works with local donors and nonprofits to identify and address Napa's most pressing issues such as preparing youth to succeed in school, innovative affordable housing solutions, and helping the most vulnerable in the community recover from, and prepare for, declared disasters in Napa County.
Community Foundation of Mendocino : A county-wide nonprofit organization that administers permanent charitable funds established through gifts and bequests from individuals, families, businesses, and other organizations.
Undocufund : Launched by a coalition of immigrant service providers and advocates to provide direct assistance to undocumented victims of the Northern California fires. The fund now seeks to support undocumented children, families, and communities in Sonoma County affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Legal Aid of Sonoma County : Assists individuals in community with insurance, FEMA benefits/appeals, contractor issues, mediation, price gouging, COVID-19 unemployment programs/EDD appeals, and employment issues related to COVID
Nuestra Comunidad : Improving the health, safety and wellness of the community through disaster preparedness, 9-1-1 awareness & CPR training
There are different assistance programs for individual citizens versus public groups like government agencies and private nonprofit organizations. Find the help you need to support your disaster recovery.
Disaster survivors can find information in languages other than English about disaster assistance programs, emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities, and flood insurance.
Disaster Recovery Help for Homeowners and Renters
Fannie Mae is the leading provider of mortgage financing in the U.S., funding more mortgages than any other company. Together with our partners, we make sure that homeowners, homebuyers, and renters across the country have access to affordable financing opportunities.
Communities impacted by natural disasters and other difficult circumstances such as COVID-19 (coronavirus) can face significant housing, financial, and emotional challenges. Whether you’re struggling to pay your rent or your mortgage — you’re not alone!
Fannie Mae's Disaster Response Network™ is here to help. Its HUD-approved housing counselors can develop a personalized action plan, explain mortgage relief programs, provide financial coaching, and support clients’ successful recovery for up to 18 months. It’s our way of supporting safe, sustainable housing for the homeowners and renters we serve.
United Policyholders (UP) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is to be a trustworthy and useful information resource and an effective voice for consumers of all types of insurance in all 50 states.
Roadmap to Recovery Program provides free insurance and decision-making guidance, tools, and resources to people, businesses and communities
State by State Help Each state has its own specific laws on insurance sales and claim handling. This resource helps you find the information that is relevant to your state.
Professional 'Find Help' State by State This resource can help you locate a local insurance professional to assist you with an insurance coverage or claim issue.
Claim Guidance Library Search this database for guidance from UP's extensive resources on insurance claim issues.
OpenAQ is a non-profit organization empowering communities around the globe to clean their air by harmonizing, sharing, and using open air quality data.
Their mission is to fight air inequality by opening up air quality data and connecting a diverse global, grassroots community of individuals and organizations.
Search the Open AQ's World Air Quality Map
The American Red Cross remains on the ground out west where thousands of people are impacted by the continuous outbreak of devastating wildfires.
Trained Red Cross disaster workers are working around the clock to open or support shelters and evacuation centers. More than 100 people escaped the fires and smoke overnight and thousands more are camping after being forced from their homes. Campers are welcome to come to the shelters to get information, food, showers or just to escape the smoke.
Taking Care of Emotional Health (in multiple languages)