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FIRST STEPS AFTER A WILDFIRE

Neighbors Together Santa Rosa

First Steps after a wildfire - a checklist for fire survivors

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Mental Health Resources + Hotlines

Rebuild NorthBay

Red Flag warnings and current fires can trigger stress and trauma in fire-affected residents, their neighbors, and loved ones. We've gathered a variety of links and phone numbers that will connect you with general post-disaster coping and counseling help.  

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‘Without them it couldn’t happen:’ North Bay's Latino workforce a crucial part of local construction crews

The Press Democrat

“Without them it couldn’t happen,” said John Allen, chief operations officer and vice president of APM Homes of Santa Rosa. He compares the outsized role Latino construction workers play in the rebuild to the critical part they play in the state’s agricultural industry. “In this case, the crop that we’re harvesting is hope, resiliency and love. It’s a labor of love,' he said."

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Sonoma County's Latino business owners face upheaval in wake of 2017 wildfires

The Press Democrat

"Some, like ice cream entrepreneur Griselda Benítez, would lose their businesses to the wildfires, consumed directly by the flames or the economic dislocation that followed. Others, like the owners of Lupe’s Diner in Windsor and the Tipsy Taco & Cantina in Santa Rosa, found themselves fighting to keep their businesses running while also figuring out how to rebuild a home."

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Block Captains: Organizing for Recovery and Rebuilding After Fires

County of Sonoma

Information about how to get involved with the Block Captains Program in Sonoma County. In their roles as block captains, individuals meet weekly to share rebuilding questions, resources, and needs specific to their community. At these meetings, they learn from builders, surveyors, soils engineers, utilities and other community stakeholders. Block captains report out updates and information to their community.

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Block Captains

Rebuild Northbay

Learn more about the voluntary Block Captain system & how to get involved with a variety of neighborhood groups.

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‘This Community Might Be Small, But We Look Out for Each Other:’ Glen Ellen and Kenwood Bounce Back After Fires

Sonoma Magazine

“The fire challenged this community to its core and we came out with a renewed sense of unity and purpose. Instead of running away and fending for themselves, everyone stayed and fought for what we always knew we had—together.”

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PG&E Medical Baseline Allowance

PG&E

Medical Baseline is a financial assistance program for residential customers that have special energy needs due to certain qualifying medical conditions. Follow the "Read More" link below to find out if you're eligible for the program.

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Living with Fire Symposium Resources

Pepperwood Preserve

A compilation of resources from Pepperwood Preserve's Living with Fire in California’s Coast Ranges Symposium. The symposium brought together more than 400 participants, including members of the general public, scientific community, private sector, natural resource and fire safety agencies, and non-profit organizations. 

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Debbie Mason: We can't go back to life before the wildfires, but we can build a new normal

North Bay Business Journal

From the incredible Debbie Mason: "My work seems never ending to help people heal. Yet, this quote by Robert Ingersoll, 'We rise by lifting others' keeps me going even when I am weary from overwork, because the needs of others are so great."

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Alicia Hardy: Wildfires make Napa County aware of our shared vulnerability

North Bay Business Journal

"I remember the constant burning feeling in my throat and dull headache that came equally from inhaling ash and exhaustion ... I also remember feeling inspired and proud of my staff, my community partners, leaders and individuals who stepped up and did whatever was needed to keep each other safe."

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Karissa Kruse: "I lost my house and some hair in the wildfire, but I found love -- and a Porsche"

North Bay Business Journal

"So how have I really changed over the past 12 months? I am repurchasing less, but better. I no longer like clutter. I unabashedly hug people. I give people the benefit of the doubt who cut me off on the 101 or in line. I try to smile a lot more."

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Diane Dillion: How Napa County is overcoming sense of uncertainty after the October 2017 wildfires

North Bay Business Journal

Napa County Supervisor Diane Dillon on what she learned from the October Fires and how Napa is moving forward.

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Why This Town Is Rebuilding One Year After a Destructive Wildfire—Knowing Another Fire Will Likely Come

Time Magazine

"Like many of her neighbors, Woods, the teacher, barely knew anyone in Coffey Park until her house burned down. But now, the blueprints for her new home have a new addition: a front porch. “If I’m not entertaining people in my backyard,” Woods says of her plans, “I’ll be sitting on my porch talking to our neighbors.”

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Permit + Building Services

Rebuild NorthBay

Click here to find links to all the Permit and Building Agencies in your area.

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Nixle & Emergency Alerts: Sign-up!

Rebuild NorthBay

Be prepared when disaster strikes! Visit this page to find a variety of County-specific Emergency Alert Services.

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Agricultural Recovery Guide

Rebuild NorthBay

A variety of State and Federal Resources for Agricultural-based businesses recovering from a disaster.

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Mendocino County Police Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Mendocino County Police Services: Links + Contact Info

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Lake County Police Departments

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Lake County Police Services: Links + Contact Info

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Sonoma County Police Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Sonoma County Police Services: Links + Contact Info

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Napa County Police Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Napa County Police Services: Links + Contact Information

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Sonoma County Fire Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Links + Contact Info for ALL Sonoma County Fire Depts

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Napa County Fire Deptartments

Rebuild NorthBay

Links + Contact Info for ALL Napa County Fire Depts

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Mendocino County Fire Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Links + Contact Info for ALL Mendocino County Fire Depts

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Lake County Fire Departments

Rebuild NorthBay

Links + Contact Info for ALL Lake County Fire Depts

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Government

More State and Federal Resources

Rebuild NorthBay

When disaster strikes, information and resources from public agencies is critical. Visit these official pages to find out how to get help, what to expect, and get updates.

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Federal

Rebuild NorthBay

Links to our Federal leadership & additional Federal resources.

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State of California

Rebuild NorthBay

A variety of links & additional information about our State of California leadership.

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Local Government

Rebuild NorthBay

Links to local government leadership & agencies for Residents of Lake, Napa, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties.

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North Valley Animal Disaster Group Homepage

North Valley Animal Disaster Group

To work jointly with public and private agencies and organizations in the North Valley to promote the safety and well-being of all domestic animals and farm animals, including wildlife, affected by a disaster with emergency temporary sheltering, evacuation, medical care, identification for reuniting animals with their owners or adopting into good, suitable permanent homes.

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Disaster Response

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

IFAW leads, funds and provides assistance to animal rescue groups to assess disaster situations, formulate plans, and take action. We provide food, equipment, medical supplies, and emergency expertise to help rescue, provide care, and when safe to do so, reunify pets with their families and/or return wildlife to the wild.

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Pets and Disasters

American Veterinary Medical Association

We always need to be prepared to take care of our animals, especially during disasters such as fire, flood, or other emergencies. This page will detail what you can do to ensure your pets safety.

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Large Animals and Lifestock in Disasters

American Veterinary Medical Association

​There are unique considerations for horses and other livestock during a disaster. Preparing ahead of time and acting quickly are the best ways to keep you and your animals—pets and livestock—out of danger.​

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California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) Information

California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC)

Want to do something that saves lives, feels good and helps your community? Then Volunteer to help animals when disasters strike in California!

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Disaster Planning Tips for your Cat (or Dog)

Cat Fanciers’ Association

Article detailing the Best Practices for helping your pet prepare and survive a disaster.

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Condición de ciudadanía y elegibilidad para asistencia pordesastre

FEMA

Spanish document detailing who is elibigle for disaster assistance according to their citizenship status

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El aumento en el riesgo de inundación después de un incendio

FEMA

Flooding after a fire and Best Practices to keep yourself safe

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Career Point North Bay - Pathways to Work

Career Point North Bay

CareerPoint is a network of workforce experts on a mission to provide the highest quality employment and training solutions for the North Bay’s businesses and career seekers.

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Wildfire Resource Vidoes

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Wildfire research vidoes from IBHS and how wildfires burn homes.

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Permit Sonoma County - Rebuild Together

Permit Office of Sonoma County

Intro to Playlist of Videos created by the Permit Office of Sonoma County to help guide wildfire survivors through their Rebuilding and Permitting processes.

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Permit Sonoma County - Rebuild Together

Permit Office of Sonoma County

Pre-application screening appointments, how to set them, what you need, and further resources

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Sonoma County Government Homepage

Sonoma County Government

Find any and all Sonoma County Government resources and Weblinks.

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Napa County Government Homepage

Napa County Government

Find any and all Napa County Government resources and Weblinks.

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Mendocino County Government Homepage

Mendocino County Government

Find any and all Mendocino County Government resources and Weblinks.

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Lake County Government Homepage

Lake County Government

Find any and all Lake County Government resources and Weblinks.

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Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

Fema Emergency Management Institute

Self-taught course from FEMA EMI. This course is intended to help animal owners, care providers, and industries to understand incident management.

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Animals in Disasters: Community Planning

fema Emergency Management Institute

Self-taught course from FEMA EMI. This course provides information for groups to meet and develop meaningful and effective plans that improve the care of animals, their owners, and the animal-care industries in disasters.

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Provides weather information and warnings for the United States.

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California Department of Food and Agriculture Homepage

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Provides information about CDFA programs, the Animal Health and Food Safety Services, disaster Preparedness materials for animal owners, and includes a directory of the County Agricultural Commissioners. This guide and appendices can also be downloaded from this site.

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UC Davis Western Institute for Food Security and Safety

UC Davis

Our mission is to serve the global community by conducting research, developing training, and providing outreach programs that will enhance the health and security of people, animals, and the environment.

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Rural Development Preparedness Consortium - Homepage

Rural Development Preparedness Consortium

The nation’s rural emergency responders face unique challenges when compared to their urban counterparts. In recognizing the need for consistent, quality training which addresses those challenges, the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium was established to develop and deliver relevant all-hazards training in support of rural homeland security requirements

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Red Rover Resource Page

Red Rover

The RedRover Relief Urgent Care grants provide funding, advice and other resources to thousands of applicants each year. In addition to the services that RedRover provides directly, we have also compiled a comprehensive directory of organizations in the United States and Canada that can provide Financial assistance with veterinary care.

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List of Road Closures

County of Sonoma

Details road closures around Sonoma County

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Santa Rosa Police Department

City of Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Police Department Homepage

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Santa Rosa Fire Department

City of Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Fire Department Homepage

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Fire Corp Volunteer

City of Santa Rosa Fire Department

Ways you can Get Involved with the local Volunteer fire department in Santa Rosa

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Commercial Development Fire Code Requirements

County of Sonoma

The Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services Fire Prevention Division is primarily responsible for programs, procedures, and projects for preventing the outbreak of fires and regulate the storage, handling and processing of Hazardous Materials through the CUPA program within the unincorporated areas of the county.

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2017 Fires: Resources and Recovery

City of Sonoma

Resource and recovery suggestions from the City of Sonoma

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Napa Community Fund Homepage

Napa Valley Community Foundation

We mobilize resources, inspire giving, build knowledge and provide leadership on vital community issues to improve the quality of life for all in Napa County. We are a public charity; a grantmaking foundation; a philanthropic advisor; and a staging ground for people, resources and ideas. Every day, we Weblink donors to projects that do good in our community.

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Working Solutions Homepage

Working Solutions

Specializing in start-up and early-stage financing, Working Solutions creates economic opportunity and builds Financial self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship and promotes microenterprise growth to strengthen the local economy, create jobs and build resilient communities.

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Sonoma County Job Weblink (WIB) Homepage

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

We offer services to job seekers, employers, and youths. Job Weblink has helped hundreds of Sonoma County residents find employment through funded training for new careers and provided the supportive services, such as child care, necessary to complete training.

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California USDA Rural Development

US Department of Agriculture - Rural Development

California’s information hub provided by the USDA Rural Development to provide rural-based residents with grants and funds

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Disaster Related Services

CAL Employment Development Department

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of services to individuals and businesses affected by disasters in California. EDD staff located throughout the state are often called upon to lend a hand at Local Assistance Centers established by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) who provide assistance with filing claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and job search services.

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Fire Recovery

Mentis Napa Center for Mental Health Services

Offers fire recovery services related to mental health, Housing programs and senior care

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Fire Recovery - Resources

Thrive Napa Valley

Community NGO out of Napa assisting with mental health resources for wildfire survivors

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The Sonoma Rebound Project

The Sonoma Rebound Project

NGO offering mental health and emotional support groups and services to those affected by recent Wildfires

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Mental Health Support

County of Lake Government

List of contacts for anyone looking for mental health support in Lake County

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Chrysalis Community Counseling Services

Chrysalis Community Counseling

Chrysalis Community Counseling Services, a nonprofit agency, has provided high-quality affordable counseling. Chrysalis is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive place where all voices are heard, encouraged and respected.

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Post-Fire Coping and Free Counseling

Neighbors Together

Almost 10 months after the fire, fire survivors may be entering one of the more difficult phases following a trauma, with an assortment of emotional and physical symptoms. Real emotional recovery may take a year or more to begin. Check this Weblink out for free counseling and therapy.

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Forget Me Not Farm: Farm Therapy Activities for Children

Neighbors Together

Information about programs run by Forget Me Not Farm for fire survivors

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Post-Disaster Emotional Health Brochures

SAMHSA/Neighbors Together

A variety of brochures on various different mental health-related needs after a traumatic incident, such as a natural disaster/wildfire

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Mental Health and Homeless Student Support

Sonoma County Office of Education

Resources for students who have been affected either physcally or emotionally from the CAL Wildfires

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Laure Reichek Housing Hub

COTS

We endeavor to serve everyone who comes to us with a Housing crisis – and to do so quickly, expertly, compassionately and without judgement. COTS provides Housing crisis services to the homeless and disenfranchised.

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Peer Support Wellness & Care Management Services

Manzanita Services

Manzanita Services Inc. is a group-led behavioral health facility serving those living with behavioral health challenges.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

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People Empowering People

Napa County Adult Mental Health Consumers.

People Empowering People (PEP) is a consumer-driven-and-run resource and self-help center for Napa County adult mental health consumers. PEP services promote empowerment, wellness and recovery, continuing Education, and independent thinking in a comfortable, safe and compassionate environment.

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Mental Health

County of Napa

Napa County Mental Health offers community-based mental health services in partnership with regional organizations, individual providers and hospitals. Our integrated system delivers a broad range of services to individuals in need of mental health care.

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Senior Resource Directory

Community Care & The Area Agency On Aging of Lake and Mendocino Counties

Online directory for everything senior service related. Includes a plethora of resources for everything related to Housing, Insurance, mental and physical care, & complete listings for both Lake and Mendocino Counties

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Lake County Reovers: Mental Health Resources

County of Lake

Mental health resources from lake county recovers

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DHCS Services

California Department of Healthcare Services

Find out about the different programs and services offered through DHCS for individuals and stakeholders. Find out how a physician can enroll you in Medi-Cal, how to receive free health screenings, and family planning services. Get help for children in foster care, children with special medical conditions and seniors needing personal care.

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Health & Human Services Agency

Mendocino County

In partnership with the community, the Health and Human Services Agency will support and empower families and individuals to live healthy, safe, and sustainable lives in healthy environments, through Advocacy, services and policy development.

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Connect to Resources and Tools

Healthy Mendocino

Healthy Mendocino works to improve quality of life throughout Mendocino County by encouraging informed dialogue about the actions local residents and organizations can take to improve community health. On the site, you will find information on a broad range of factors that affect health and well-being—everything from air quality to student achievement to poverty.

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Wellness and Advocacy: Homepage

Sonoma County Department of Health Services - Mental Health Division

Our center is a non-profit Mental Health consumer-operated self-help center offering assistance to Sonoma County residents for their mental health needs.

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Napa County Network for Aging and Indepedence

Network of Care

Search your area’s comprehensive directory to find services related to aging, disabilities, caregiving, Alzheimer’s, and more. Whether you’re looking for programs or facilities, you’ll find them below.

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RECAMFT Homepage

Redwood Empire California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

We provide the local Sonoma County community with information about the services and expertise of Marriage and Family Therapists and offer professional networking, Educational activities and events for the membership. Additonally they offer free therapy and counseling services for fire victims

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Mental Health and Wellness

Sonoma County Recovers

When we experience a disaster, people react with increased anxiety, worry and anger. With community and family support, most of us bounce back. Some of us, however, may need extra assistance to cope with unfolding events and uncertainties. If you or someone in your care needs additional assistance recovering emotionally from the fires, please access the following free services:

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Helping Artists Build

CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Our core services are Education programs, Advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

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Marin Clean Energy

Marin Clean Energy

Clean power company powering several counties including Napa

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Post-Fire Resources for Managing your Land

Napa County Resource Conservation District

RCD is working closely with our partner, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), to provide the following services: Site visits and planning services for landowners and managers about concerns related to potential erosion, stream impediments, Connect agricultural landowners with potential funding resources, coordinate a growing interest in re-oaking Napa County, and provide facts sheets and resources.

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Napa Resource Conservation District

Napa County Resource Conservation District

The RCD empowers the community to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports Agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands. We provide technical assistance, Educational programs, monitoring programs, and funding sources to help land managers meet their conservation goals

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Sustainable Napa County

Sustainable Napa County

At Sustainable Napa County, we understand that conversations about climate and Energy can be complex and even polarizing. We know that our economy and our environment are interdependent, and that taking local action to keep them both healthy is an opportunity, not a burden. We work with partners locally and around the state to find resources, tools, and information that inspire people to take action in whatever way that makes the most sense for them.

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Lake Group

Sierra Club - Lake County

Representing more than 400 Sierra Club members living in Lake County, California, Lake Group is the smallest of the six Groups in Redwood Chapter. We work to preserve our wild heritage, to protect and restore Clear Lake and its watershed, and to promote smart growth, sustainable practices, and environmentally friendly development.

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Napa Group

Sierra Club - Napa County

Napa Sierra Club supports slow growth within local cities and works for the protection of wildlife habitats, agricultural lands, and watersheds while accommodating affordable Housing and transportation for the local work force. We participate in many regular community events such as Earth Day and county-wide trail maintenance.

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Sonoma Group

Sierra Club - Sonoma County

The Sonoma Group is part of the Redwood Chapter, and is made up of Sierra Club members who live in Sonoma County. The Sierra Club is a grass­roots, Volunteer-­led organization. We invite you to find out more about our local activities and how you can be involved.

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Solar Living Insitute Homepage

Solar Living Institute

The Solar Living Institute (SLI) is a non-profit institution with a national reputation for solar training and sustainable living Education. The mission of the SLI is to promote sustainable living through inspirational environmental Education.

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Mendocino County Resource Conservation District Homepage

Mendocino County Resource Conservation District

The RCD works with communities to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports Agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands. We provide technical assistance, Educational programs, monitoring and assessment services, and grant funding to help land managers meet their conservation goals.

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Sonoma County Resource Conservation District Homepage

Sonoma County Resource Conservation District

The RCD works with communities to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports Agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands. We provide technical assistance, Educational programs, monitoring and assessment services, and grant funding to help land managers meet their conservation goals.

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Daily Acts Homepage

Daily Acts

Daily Acts is a sustainability non-profit that inspires action to create more nourishing, connected, and resilient communities. Our Education programs, action campaigns, and strategic alliances connect people to each other and to their own power to grow food, conserve resources and build local resilience.

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Pepperwood Preserve Homepage

Pepperwood Preserve

Pepperwood’s Dwight Center for Conservation Science produces cutting-edge research, provides comprehensive environmental Education for all ages, and facilitates an innovative citizen science initiative. Our singular focus is applying science to safeguard the future of nature for generations to come.

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Aldea Children & Family Service

Aldea Children & Family Service

Aldea Children & Family Services improves people’s mental health so they can strengthen their relationships and become engaged in the community through critical mental health, treatment foster care and adoption, and support services.

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Clean Power Lake County: Homepage

Clean Power Lake County

Clean Power Lake County is a grassroots campaign supported by community, faith, health, and environmental groups who are dedicated to building a healthy, clean Energy future in Lake County, Illinois—based on clean air, clean water, clean Energy, and a revitalized lakefront in Waukegan.

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LandPath's Homepage

LandPaths

LandPaths creates ways for people to experience the beauty, understand the value, and assist in healing the land in their local communities. Incldues several opportunities to Get Involved through varying conservation based Volunteer work.

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NCO Volunteer Opportunities: Mendocino County

North Coast Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for Mendocino County residents

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Habitat For Humanity Sonoma County

Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County

Volunteer sign up page for Sonoma County Habitat for Humanity

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Volunteer Now

Redwood Empire Food Bank

Volunteer opportunities for redwood empire food bank.

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Green Building Permits & Forms

City of Santa Rosa

City of Santa Rosa’s Green Building Permits & Forms document list.

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Sonoma Ecology Center Homepage

Sonoma Ecology Center

Sonoma Ecology Center works to address challenges related to water supply and quality, open space, rural character, biodiversity, Energy, climate change, and a better quality of life for all residents.

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Emergency Watershed Protection Program Q&A

National Resource Conservation Services

The Emergency Watershed Protection Program, EWP, was created by Congress to respond to emergencies caused by natural disasters. The program is designed to help people reduce imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fire, drought, earthquakes, windstorms and other natural disasters.

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Fire Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

US Deptartment of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has multiple agencies that provide Financial and/or technical assistance to help farmers, ranchers and rural landowners recover from natural disasters, such as wildfires.

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Fire Mitigation and Forest Health Initiative

Pepperwood Preserve

In the wake of the 2017 Wine County wildfires, Pepperwood’s work has become more important than ever to help frame long-term, science-based solutions that make our communities more resilient in the face of future extreme events. As an organization dedicated to leveraging your philanthropy to advance conservation.

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The Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group Homepage

The Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group

Helping private landowners in Sonoma County sustain healthy forests, oak woodlands and watersheds.

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California Fire Science Consortium

CAL FIRE

The California Fire Science Consortium (as part of the Joint Fire Science Program’s Fire Science Exchange network) is a network of scientists and managers that strives to accelerate the awareness, understanding, and adoption of wildland fire science information by federal, Tribal, state, local, and private stakeholders within ecologically similar regions. Our mission is to be an inclusive, neutral, customer-driven collaborative group that facilitates the flow of fire science information and dialogue.

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UC Agricultural and Nature Resources’ Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners

University of California

This publication discusses issues that forest landowners should consider following a wildfire in their forest, including how to assess fire impacts, protect valuable property from damage due to erosion, where to go for help and Financial assistance, how to salvage dead trees or replant on your land, and how to claim a casualty loss on your tax return

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NeWT’s - NEighbors Working Together

Sonoma Ecology Center

Participating in NeWTs can help you achieve your goals. We are stronger when we work together! NeWTs supports residents in learning and doing: by providing you with tools you need to connect with your neighbors, try a new project, and make a difference.

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La Luz Center Homepage

La Luz Center

La Luz offers multiple services for Spanish speakers including health & wellness, Financial security, and Educational opportunities.

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Operating Engineers Local 3 Homepage

Operating Engineers Local 3

Local OE3 is a trade union focused on operating engineers working throughout California and other states. They offer career training services, political Advocacy, and other resources for their members.

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Fire Safe Sonoma Homepage

Fire Safe Sonoma

Fire Safe Sonoma’s mission is to promote fire safety and protect natural and manmade resources in Sonoma County through Education, information exchange, resource sharing and community cooperation. Includes a fantastic homeowners guide off of their main page.

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North Coast Opportunities: Homepage

North Coast Opportunities

North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) is the Community Action Agency that serves Lake and Mendocino Counties with the mission of assisting low-income and disadvantaged people to become self-reliant. NCO provides a safety net of emergency assistance, employment, and training services for low-income individuals and families.

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Fair Housing Napa Valley

Napa Valley Fair Housing

Fair Housing Napa Valley’s primary programs include fair Housing enforcement and investigation, landlord/tenant counseling and Mediation, Education and outreach, disaster- related Housing counseling, and related assistance to mobile home parks.

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211 Mendocino County

2-1-1 Organization

Local Mendocino County 2-1-1 Organization to assist with various fire and community recovery meeting.

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Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is a no-kill rescue and sanctuary in the Napa Valley for companion and farmed animals in need. The nonprofit provides transitional and permanent shelter, adoption and rescue services, humane Education, animal Advocacy, and is committed to ending animal hunger, cruelty, and overpopulation.

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Disaster Preparedness training and response for Animals

Napa Community Action Response Team

Napa Community Animal Response Team ("Napa CART") is a Volunteer-led, nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with Local, State and Federal agencies to ensure the best possible outcome for animals in Napa County and other areas who need assistance during an emergency, accident or disaster.

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Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity

Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity

Landing page for the Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity group

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Sonoma County Humane Society Volunteers

Humane Society of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Humane Society's Volunteer page

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Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

Volunteer Center of Sonoma County has been matching prospective Volunteers with local nonprofits to help them help others. We inspire thousands of people from all walks of life to share their skills and talents with worthwhile causes and organizations that help our community thrive.

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Lake County Winegrape Commission

Lake County Winegrape Commission

Offers various resources for wineries to help them recover from wildfire damage.

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Find a Food Bank In Your Area

CA Department of Social Services

Food Banks throughout California provide United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodities for distribution to eligible individuals and households within their service area. Find your closest food bank below!

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On The Move

On The Move Bay Area

Through strong community partnerships, we have built youth-led initiatives that explore approaches to closing the achievement gap, promote wellness and inclusion, reduce social and economic barriers, support youth in their transition into adult independence, increase family self-sufficiency, and develop emerging leadership in the public sector.

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Tipping Point Homepage

Tipping Point

The devastating fires in the North Bay made for the deadliest and most costly natural disaster in Northern California since the 1906 earthquake. The Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund supports low-income, vulnerable communities impacted by the crisis. 100% of what you give will go where it is needed most.

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The HALTER Project

The HALTER Project

The HALTER Project provides first responders and their communities with information and resources for animal emergencies. In any situation: road accident, fire, flood, earthquake, landslide, or pasture, the best outcome for animals and humans is achieved through teamwork between trained first responders, veterinarians, and animal owners working safely together.

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SPCA of Lake County

Society for the Prevention and Cruelty of Animals

Offering various rescue, foster, and vet resources for residents of lake county

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Wine Country Animal Lovers

Wine Country Animal Lovers

WCAL is a small, all-Volunteer run animal rescue based out of Napa Valley, CA. We are comprised of local animal lovers wanting to make a difference in the lives of animals. We’ve been serving animals and families in Napa, Lake and Sonoma Counties since 2012, and we work hard to be able to say ’yes’ to calls for help from these counties.

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Sonoma County Schools Fire Relief

Sonoma County Office of Education

Resources and information for students that have been affected by the California wildfires.

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City of Sebastopol CERT Homepage

City of Sebastopol CERT

The Sebastopol CERT program provides direct training with FEMA based curriculum and specific documentation to support Preparedness training focused on our Sebastopol experience. Please take the time to review the site and consider participating with us to help Sebastopol to be more resilient.

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Federal Community Emergency Response Team

Department of Homeland Security

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates Volunteers about disaster Preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to Volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations.

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Getting Assistance After the Fires

Napa Valley Community Fund

If you or your family need assistance because of the fires, and/or resource and referral to other relief services, like mental health counseling, Housing and Legal assistance and more, please read the below information.

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Mendocino County Fire Recovery Contact Info

County of Mendocino

Contact info for all relevant parties post-fire including but not limited to debris removal, 211, FEMA, and various other organizations.

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For Community

Mendocino-ROC (Rebuilding Our Community)

Mendocino-ROC (“Rebuilding Our Community”) is a collaborative long-term fire recovery committee lead by the County of Mendocino, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, and North Coast Opportunities (NCO) along with faith-based leaders and community partners.

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Sonoma County ROC

County of Sonoma ROC

ROC Sonoma County grew out of the catalytic efforts of several local emergency agencies and based upon experience, understood the resources needed to promote long-term recovery within a community. The purpose of ROC Sonoma County is to establish and maintain a network within and on behalf of faith-based, non-profit, Governmental, business and other organizations and agencies, which will provide a coordinated fire recovery effort.

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Sonoma County Recovers Community Resources Page

Sonoma County Recovers

SoCo Recovery details various Community Organizations available for fire survivors to help them rebuild their homes

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Resilient City Recovery Datas

City of Santa Rosa

Interactive Datas detailing Rebuilding information and construction information.

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Sonoma County PRMD About Us

Sonoma County Permit Resource Management Division

Permit Sonoma, also known as the Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD), is Sonoma County's consolidated land use planning and development Permitting agency. Virtually any land development or construction that takes place in the unincorporated area of Sonoma County (outside the city limits of the nine cities) is reviewed, permitted, and inspected by Permit Sonoma.

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Sonoma County Recovers

County of Sonoma/City of Santa Rosa

Local, State, and Federal Agencies have partnered to assist those affected by the Sonoma County fires. Our community partners have also generously offered services and supplies to those in need. This page offers a comprehensive listing of where to get started if you have been affected by the fires.

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Lake County Recovers

County of Lake CA

One stop shop for Lake County residents to get the most update-to-date information pertaining to their situation. Great news and resource section

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Fire Recovery Community Meetings

Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resiliency

The County of Sonoma is hosting a series of Fire Recovery Community Meetings that will gather public input and shape the Recovery and Resiliency Plan that will provide a framework for our County’s future.

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Napa Hospitality Industry Partnership Homepage

Napa Hospitality Industry Partnership

Napa HIP invests in the future of the Napa Hospitality Industry through employer and community collaboration, industry Education and employee sustainability, to build a world-class workforce that supports our industry’s growth.

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Academics

Mendocino College

The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes for Mendocino College are based on the General Education requirements and support the idea that a general Education should equip students with knowledge that they can use "when evaluating and appreciating the physical environment, the culture and the society in which they live."

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Sustainable Construction Technology Program

Mendocino College

Our certificates combine hands-on technical skill development with sustainability concepts and business skills, to prepare students for career advancement in new and evolving technical industries. Our three certificates include Construction, Renewable Energy, and Building Efficiency & Performance.

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Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Sonoma County

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission is dedicated to promoting decent and affordable Housing, revitalizing communities, and supporting public services that increase economic stability for County residents.

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Free, Easy-to-Permit Landscape Design Templates for the Fire Rebuild

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership

The Partnership has developed eight scalable landscape design templates for the fire rebuild. These free, front yard designs are scalable to fit landscaped areas up to 2,500 square feet, ready-to-permit, and in compliance with local Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances.

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Fountaingrove Water Quality Advisory Information

City of Santa Rosa

Fountaingrove Community information regarding their water quality. Includes background information, Data of the advisory area, and updates on investigation & restoration progress of their water system.

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Water saving partnership Landscape Design Templates for rebuild

Sonoma-Marin Water Saving Partnership

Free, Easy-to-Permit Landscape Design Templates for the Fire Rebuild. The Partnership has developed eight scalable landscape design templates for the fire rebuild.

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GovMotus

Office of the Satate Fire Marshall

CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal is launching an electronic Permitting, licensing, listing, and certification system, GOVmotus Fire, that will enable clients and stakeholders to more effectively and efficiently participate in the Permitting and application processes.

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Doing it Right: Hiring a Licensed Contractor

Contractors State License Board

15 minute Video detailing all the steps to hiring, working with, and holding a Contractor accountable if things go awry in your rebuild.

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Prescreen Contractors Checklist

Contractors State License Board

Printable checklist to help residents ensure they are receieving the best work possible when Rebuilding their home.

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Mendocino County Community Foundation Homepage

Mendocino County Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County is a county-wide nonprofit organization that administers permanent charitable funds established through gifts and bequests from individuals, families, businesses, and other organizations.

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Workforce Aliance North Bay

Workforce Aliance North Bay

Workforce Alliance of the North Bay leverages regional funding and aligns partners in the North Bay to ensure a skilled workforce today and in the future. Our network of career centers, employment and training initiatives, and programs result in a regional talent pool that drives economic growth for businesses and social mobility for workers and career seekers in the North Bay.

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Job Seekers

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

Job Weblink staff have an in-depth understanding of the local job market and can help you get the Education, training, and support you need to land Sonoma County’s best jobs. We offer customized career planning, tips and advice for improving your job search, training and Education opportunities and, if eligible, the Financial support to make it all possible.

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CTE: North Bay Construction Corps

CTE Foundation

The North Bay Construction Corps is a 5-month training program that introduces high school seniors to careers in construction and the trades while earning college credit.

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Short Term Career and Technical information

Sonoma County Adult Education

The short-term Career Technical Education (CTE) certificates are a series of courses to help you find a new job or advance in your current one. Most short-term CTE certificates also include industry-recognized certification. Take an individual course or take multiple to earn a certificate!

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Applicants - Learn how to get a Contractors license

Contractors State License Board

Application information for people interested in learning how to be a licensed Contractor in California.

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Training, Jobs, and Employment Services

California Human Development

The Farmworker Services and Workforce Development division helps individuals affected by drought and wildfire get back on their feet and in many cases to build new skills leading to steady employment and successful futures.

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CALJobs - Search

CalJobs

Homepage for CALJobs so workers can find a new job, employers can find new workers, or citizens can receive training for a new career.

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Vocational Training

Lake County Be Well

Weblinks to various vocational training programs, job seekers help, and general advice for residents of Lake County.

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Career Training Programs

Napa Valley City College

Napa Valley College offers a wide variety of career training programs that prepare students for jobs in both the public and private sector.

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Economic Workforce Devlopement

Napa Valley City College

Workforce Development training helps our economy thrive. Napa Valley College offers vital training and Workforce Development services to help people seeking assistance in finding a new job, as well as those who need skills to advance in their field.

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Workforce Development

Mendocino County Office of Education

Supports the development and implementation of career pathways within Mendocino County high schools, and prepares students to be college and career ready by providing instructional and administrative leadership to school districts.

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Economic Development Division

City of Napa Economic Development Division

The City of Napa Economic Development Division is committed to facilitating developer opportunities, business attraction, retention, and expansion in order to grow and help Napa County thrive.

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Lake County Be Well

Lake County Be Well

This health & wellness guide was created as part of a county-wide initiative called Partnerships to Improve Community Health. We are a collaboration between Community Organizations including North Coast Opportunities, the Lake Family Resource Center, and the Hope Rising Initiative.

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Lake County Fire Safe Council

Lake County

Information and resources for Lake County residents for survival planning in the event of a wildfire and the Best Practices to ensure firefighters can help save your home.

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Disaster Myths

Sonoma County

Debunking myths about anything disaster-related from Insurance to finances to "go-bags," Sonoma County’s FES has you covered.

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NVUSD Napa Fire Recovery Resources

Napa Valley Unified School District

List of resources in english and Spanish for medical, food, and other services within Napa County

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Resources for Fire and Disaster

Napa County UCCE

University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources resource page for fire and disaster related emergencies and problems.

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Affordable Internet for Low-income Residents

Comcast

Internet essentials is a low-cost internet service program for low income residents from Comcast

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LegalAid Sonoma County

Legal Aid Sonoma County

Legal Aid assists with a range of crisis Legal needs, including family violence issues, child abuse and neglect issues, and low-income Housing issues. All Legal Aid services are offered in English and Spanish.

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Bay Area Legal

Bay Area Legal

BayLegal’s mission is to provide meaningful access to the civil justice system through quality Legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language or disability.

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A Guide to Your Insurance Legal Rights in California

United Policyholders

United Policyholders (UP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to be a trustworthy and useful information resource and a respected voice for consumers of all types of Insurance in all 50 states.

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2017 North Bay Fires - Insurance Claim Help

United Policyholders

Navigate your Insurance claim toward a full, fair and prompt settlement. We also offer guidance on debris removal, temporary living arrangements, Government aid, construction issues, hiring professional help, and deciding how and if you will repair, rebuild or buy a replacement home.

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United Way Wine Country Homepage

United Way Wine Country

Everyone deserves a good life: a quality Education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to Education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.

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Disaster Assistance Search

FEMA

Allows users to see the current disaster delcared regions and whether they are eligable for FEMA assistance.

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Smoke and Ash Damage from a Wildfire

United Policyholders

This checklist will help you identify and document smoke damage to support your homeowners Insurance claim and restore your home to pre-loss condition.

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CalOES Resources for Tribal

CalOES

Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments is essential in emergency management​ planning, response and recovery. Effective relationships with tribes are a necessary step in working together to build more resilient and better prepared communities.

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CalFire Grant Opportunities

CalFire

A variety of grant opportunities from CalFire.

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UndocuFund

UndocuFund

UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County provides direct assistance to undocumented victims of the Northern California fires. The Fund’s mission is to support undocumented children, families, and communities affected by the fires in Sonoma County to recover and rebuild. One hundred percent of all donations will go to victim support.

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Time Bank

Thrive Lake County

The Time Bank of Thrive Lake County enables Lake County residents, businesses and non-profit organizations to build community and get access to necessary services through the cooperative currency of time dollars.

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Lake Family Resource Center

Lake County Family Resource Center

Lake Family Resource Center supports Lake County to achieve safe, sustainable, and healthy families and communities.

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211 Sonoma

211 Sonoma

2-1-1 Sonoma connects Sonoma County residents to non-emergency health and human services resources.

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Glen Ellen Forum

Glen Ellen Forum

The Glen Ellen Forum is working on building a stronger community for the benefit of us all, working together from a positive frame of mind on common goals, valuing all our experiences, with a shared sense of civic discourse and respect of participants.

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Ready Glen Ellen

Ready Glen Ellen

The Glen Ellen Ready plan was created by the Glen Ellen Forum Traffic and Safety Committee and other members of the Glen Ellen community for promoting and practicing existing emergency Preparedness organization, information and training. The goal is to bring us together, share information, help ourselves and each other so we as a community and as individuals can improve our safety for future disasters.

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Lake County Alerts: Sign Up

Lake County Alerts

Lake County Alerts: Sign Up. Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Napa County Alerts: Sign Up

Nixle

Napa County Alerts: Sign Up Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Sonoma County Alerts: Sign Up

Nixle

Sonoma County Alerts: Sign Up. Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Mendocino County Alerts: Sign Up

County of Mendocino

Mendocino County Emergency Alerts: Sign Up. Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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SoCo Report It (and alerts)

Sonoma County Recovers

SoCo Report It. See a service request in Sonoma County and want to see it fixed? Report it here!

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Fire Safe Mendocino: Planning Ahead for Survival

Fire Safe Mendocino

Information and resources for Mendocino County residents for survival planning in the event of a wildfire and the Best Practices to ensure firefighters can help save your home.

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Make an Emergency Kit

City of Santa Rosa - COPE

Recommended list of items for an Emergency Kit in case of a wildfire from Santa Rosa’s COPE organization.

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CalFire Insurance Preparedness

CalFire

A home is generally your largest asset. Protect it. Insurance is the critical back-up plan enabling you to rebuild your home after a wildfire. Make sure your family’s Financial safety net is in place, in case disaster strikes.

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CalFire Prepare Your Family

CalFire

Information for families about preparing their loved ones for wildfires

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Fire Safe Landscaping

CalFire

How to create fire-safe landscaping, what types of plants to buy, and Best Practices to ensure the safest possible landscaping.

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Berkeley Fire Research Resources

UC Berkeley

Includes surveys assisting homeowners, builders and businesses discover their fire risk and steps to mitigate their exposure.

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Ready - Fire Information

Homeland Security

Ready.org home fire information provided by the Department of Homeland Security.

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Burn Prevention and Fire Safety Tips

Saint Barnabas Medical CEnter

Tips and Best Practices to prevent injuries from fire around the home and what to do incase you are burned.

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Disaster Preparedness

Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority

The City of Sonoma Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) addresses the planned response to extraordinary emergency situations associated with large-scale disasters affecting the City of Sonoma. This plan is not intended to address the normal, day-to-day emergency or well-established emergency procedures.

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Fire Prevention

Geyserville Fire Department

Fire prevention tips from the Geyserville Fire Department

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Rancho Adobe Fire Prevention

Rancho Adobe Fire Protection

Fire prevention tips from Rancho Adobe Fire Department

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Contract Training

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa Junior College’s Contract Education Department has served the training needs of Sonoma County employers by providing assessment, on-site customized training, seminars, and workshops. Contract Education specializes in developing customized performance-based training packages that provide imMediate support to the employer.

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Fire Safe Council Homepage

California Fire Safe Council

CFSC is a leader in encouraging grassroots movements which make communities more Fire Safe, Firewise and Fire Adapted. CFSC, a statewide non-profit organization, receives federal grants from agencies like the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service.

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Citizens Prepared to Organize for Emergencies (COPE)

City of Santa Rosa

Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE), was started by residents of the Santa Rose Community of Oakmont, in cooperation with the Santa Rosa Fire Department and the American Red Cross

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Sonoma County Community Emergency Response Team

Sonoma County CERT

Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE), was started by residents of the Santa Rose Community of Oakmont, in cooperation with the Santa Rosa Fire Department and the American Red Cross as a Volunteer force to help assist their communities in times of disaster.

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How to COPE

Sonoma County Citizens Organized to Pepare for Emergencies (COPE)

The mission of COPE is to help residents, families, and neighborhoods become and remain better prepared to respond to and recover from emergency situations. This includes developing individual response plans, maintaining individual emergency supply kits, and outreaching to neighborhoods in the community.

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Volunteers in Prevention

CALFIRE

The objectives of the VIP Program were to involve and utilize citizens and public service groups in non-salaried positions to reduce man-caused fires within seven targeted areas: Lake-Napa, Shasta, Nevada,-Yuba-Placer, Amador-El Dorado, Santa Clara, Riverside and San Diego.

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City of Sebastopol CERT

City of Sebastopol CERT

Volunteer opportunities for Sebastopol citizens to Get Involved in disaster relief.

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Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV)

Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV)

Registration and information for citizens who want to Volunteer their healthcare knowledge in the event of a disaster.

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Comprehensive SErvices for Older Adults

County of Napa Government

Provides an aggregated list of public services available to seniors living in Napa County.

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Healthcare Access

American Indian & Alaska Native Health

Native American resource guide specifically for healthcare. Has several Weblinks to several programs and partner organizations dedicated to serving Tribal Nations

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Lake County

Network of Care

Mental health services aggregated website for Lake County

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Napa County mental health

Network of Care

Mental health services aggregated website for Napa County

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Business Resources - Sonoma County

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

List of Weblinks to various business resources in Sonoma County

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Santa Rosa Emergency information

City of Santa Rosa

General emergency information. Includes all important information and location in the event of fire emergencies

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Ready.org Evacuation

Department of Homeland Security

Evacuation guidelines for before, during, and after an evacuation as determined by the Department of Homeland Security

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Interactive Datas

County of Sonoma

Various interactive Datas for tracking Emergency Services

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CAL OES News

CAL OES

Press Releases by California OES department, contains updates on state benefits related to disaster assistance

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Santa Rosa ACES

City of Santa Rosa

The City of Santa Rosa Auxiliary Emergency Communications Service (SR AECS) is a program created by Government to supplement its emergency communications with professional, unpaid Volunteer staff.

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Questions & Answers

UP Answers Insurance Questions (April 2018)

Neighbors Together

Q&A for specific Insurance related questions-including waiving inventory requirements and participating companies.

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Questions & Answers

Creating Defensible Space

CalFire

Easy to understand, step by step guide for creating defenisble space around your home against wildfire dangers.

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RoadData to Recovery - First Steps (From United Policyholders)

United Policyholders

Insurance claims: First steps after a disaster from the United Policyholders.

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Rebuilding after a Natural Disaster

Contractors State License Board

This 22-minute Video takes homeowners through the process of developing a Rebuilding plan, hiring a Contractor, financing, contracts, and actual project work. It also reviews some of the perils that homeowners can face and how to avoid them.

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Disisater Tips

Contractors State License Board

Video from CSLB detailing ways to avoid unlicensed Contractor scams

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permit Sonoma County - Rebuild Together

Permit Office of Sonoma County

"Looking Ahead in Hidden Hills" Talks about community togetherness, hope for the future, and examples of neighbors helping one another

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Cal Indian Legal Services

California Indian Legal Services

Non-profit organization offering low cost Legal services for Tribal nations.

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Careers in the Building and Trades

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

Prior to the fires, the Building and Trades industry was already struggling to meet demand. Due to retirements, and a limited incoming workforce there have not been enough people available to ‘do the work’. This is where you come in…

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Adult & Aging Division

County of Sonoma Government

Sonoma County’s searchable resource page for seniors including in home care assistance, transporation, food, and many others seniors services.

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Santa Rosa Fire Department Fire Safety Coloring Book

City of Santa Rosa Fire Department

Coloring book for kids

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Disaster Relief

State Board of Equalization

Revenue and Taxation Code section 170 provides that if a disaster destroys your property, you may be eligible for property tax relief if the county where your property is located has adopted an ordinance that allows property tax relief to owners of damaged or destroyed property, without fault from the assessee

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance

United States Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor oversees the DUA program and coordinates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to provide the funds to the state UI agencies for payment of DUA benefits and payment of state administration costs under agreements with the Secretary of Labor.

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Resources

United Policyholders

United Policyholder’s resource page for any and all Insurance related issues.

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Decks

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for building fire resistant decks.

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Attic and Crawlspace Vents

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for building fire resistant crawlspaces.

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Roofing Materials

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for building fire resistant roofs.

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Fencing

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for building fences.

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Coating

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for various fire resistant coatings available to homeowners.

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Sonoma RCD Natural Resources Recovery Guide

Sonoma County Conservation District

Natural Resources Recovery Guide, created by Sonoma County Resource Conversation District to assist landowners in restoring their natural wonders

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the Sonoma County Ag and Open Space’s Watershed Collaborative report

Sonoma Open Space

This report represents a compilation of prioritized recommendations focused on the long-term resiliency of Sonoma County watersheds - including our natural and working lands. A wide variety of experts provided recommendations, and the report includes the highest agreed upon priorities, but does not represent any one organization, nor does it reflect consensus among the participating organizations

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Post-Fire Disaster Assistance - Contact Info

Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal non-regulatory agency that can work with partners and landowners to assess and possibly mitigate damages following wildfires.

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Critical Incident Stress Information Sheet

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Bulleted list of stress-relieving steps for families/individuals after a crisis/disaster

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Overview of Programs and Services

Lake County Department of Social Services

PDF overview of various mental health programs and services.

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IBHS & NFPA Wildfire Research Fact Sheets

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise USA™ program and IBHS have developed a fact sheet series featuring the wildfire research being done at the IBHS research facility to create more resilient communities through better building materials.

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Podcast

Disaster Help

Contractors State License Board

Podcast detailing tips on what to do after a disaster

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Questions & Answers

FAQs about Price Gouging in California

State of California Department of Justice

Q&A from the Department of Justice about unfair price gouging in California.

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Grants & Scholarships

Creative Sonoma Homepage

Creative Sonoma

Creative Sonoma provides programs/services to help/support creative community in Sonoma County. They offer trainings and workshops, networking opportunities, Financial Resources, communication and marketing activities, and innovative collaborations.

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Grants & Scholarships

Creative Sonoma: Physical Loss Fund (APPLICATION)

Creative Sonoma

Recovery Fund for those who have experienced physical loss or damage due to the fires. Funds are available for imMediate and short-term basic human and art related needs including shelter, medications, art supplies, instruments, rent, mortgage, or utilities, office and creative supplies and equipment, repair and/or mitigation, and relocation costs, and more.

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Creative Sonoma: Economic Loss Fund (APPLICATON)

Creative Sonoma

Recovery Fund created by Creative Sonoma for art community; for those who have experienced economic loss due to the fires. Funds are available to individuals who are residents of Sonoma County, or organizations/businesses located in Sonoma County, to mitigate these losses.

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Grants & Scholarships

Rotary District 5130 Relief Fund Business Grant Recovery Program

Rotary Club

Rotary District 5130 has set up a relief fund that includes business grants of up to $5,000 to help re-establish business operations. Assistance is targeted to help agricultural, store front, and home businesses get back into operation.

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Grants & Scholarships

Sonoma Clean Power Advanced Energy Rebuild: Homepage

Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma Clean Power Advanced Energy Rebuild Program - offers grants and incentives to homeowners who are Rebuilding

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Grants & Scholarships

Sonoma County Wildfire Recovery & Resilience Neighborhood Grants Program

United Way Wine Country

The NGP is a competitive grants program of the United Way of the Wine Country in partnership with Sonoma Clean Power. Together, we are committed to providing Financial support to resident- and community-led groups for projects in their neighborhood or community that help its residents rebuild and recover from the October 2017 wildfires and/or build the resiliency necessary to address future disasters.

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Grants & Scholarships

California Grant Services for Individuals and Families.

California Department of Social Services

The California Department of Social Services and Disaster Services Bureau can provide grant assistance through two programs. They are the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) and the State Supplemental Grant Program (SSGP).

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Home Fire Safety for Older Adults

City of Sebastopol

Document containing Best Practices for seniors to reduce their risk of home fires and best preparations for future disasters.

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Wildfire Home Assessment & Checklist

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Use the following checklist to help determine what parts of a home and the surrounding property may be most vulnerable during a wildfire. Reduce those risks with the guidance provided in the following pages.

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Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Home from a Wildfire

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

10 Ways to help prevent a wildfire from destroying your home

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Last Minute Checklist to Protect Your Property

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Checklist to help homeowners with some last minute efforts they can accomplish to save their home

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Protect your Property from Wildfire - CA Edition

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

This guide was created specifically for Californians and considers appropriate building styles and construction materials, common topographical features, and other factors. This guide will provide information that will help your home or business and your community prepare for and survive a wildfire.

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Firescaping Safety

Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services

a PDF guide to improve the ability to live more safely in a fire risk environment greatly depends upon the use of“pre-fire activities.” This guide details the proper vegetation management around the home(known as defensible space), use of fire resistantbuilding materials, appropriate subdivision design, and other measures.

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Fire-Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes

Oregon State University, Washington State University, University of Idaho

List of fire-resistant plant for your yard.

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Homeowners Checklist: How to Make Your Home Fire-Safe

CalFire

Room by room checklist to prepare your home for wildfire for both inside and outside your home.

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Tips re: Smoke/Extreme Heat/Hidden Damage and other issues relating to “partial” losses

United Policyholders

If the area where your home is located was hit by a wildfire but your home was spared, there may be hidden damage you’ll want your insurer to pay for.

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Under-Eave Construction

National Fire Protection Association

Best Practices for building fire resistant eave’s for Housing.

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Making the best choices when hiring a public claims adjuster

United Policyholders

Provides information related to Best Practices for hiring a public Insurance adjuster to ensure the most return on your Insurance claim

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Public Adjusters - The Inside Scoop

United Policyholders

General information regarding who and what public adjusters do .

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Insurance Recovery Tips for Dwelling Part of Your Claim

United Policyholders

A helpful Article containing information to help you collect the full amount your insurer owes you for what it would reasonably cost to repair or rebuild your home.

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Rebuilding 101

United Policyholders

Article detailing how to prepare for the Rebuilding journey through six important lessons. Remember that even in the best-planned projects, changes and surprises will occur. This guide will provide you with some peace of mind.

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Food Pantry Programs Sonoma County

Sonoma County Gazette

Article detailing several food bank contacts throughout Sonoma County.

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City of Santa Rosa Real-Time Rebuild Data Tracker

City of Santa Rosa

Live stats of Rebuilding progress – track how many rebuild permit applications have been submitted, how many homes are under construction, construction completed, etc.

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City of Santa Rosa Resilient City Recovery Datas

City of Santa Rosa

Interactive Datas of rebuild areas that allow you to drill in and click on individual parcels for pertinent information such as Building Setbacks & Zoning Information, Land Surveyor Activity, Encroachment Permit Activity, Building Permit Activity, and Right-of-Way (ROW) Construction Activity.

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City of Santa Rosa Parcel Report Search

City of Santa Rosa

Through an address or APN search, provides specific property information for residential properties destroyed in the October 2017 wildfires.

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Government

City of Petaluma Fire Prevention Bureau - Weed Abatement Guidelines

City of Petaluma

This guideline is necessary to provide fire control points and to create or maintain a defensible space around buildings and property lines.

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Code Upgrade List

Neighbors Together

Aggregated resource page for current building codes at the city, county, and state level.

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City of Santa Rosa Rebuilding and Permitting Info

Neighbors Together

Helpful Weblinks for all info regarding Permitting and Rebuilding efforts by the City of Santa Rosa

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Recursos en Espanol

California Wildfires Satewide Recovery Resources

Weblinks and various resources for Spanish speaking wildfire survivors

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Wildfire Recovery Financial Section

California Statewide Wildfires Recovery Resources

California’s Statewide Financial resource page for wildfire disaster survivors.

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Tax Assistance - Special Fee Waivers and Filing Extensions

California Statewide Wildfires Recovery Resources

Weblinks for business owners, employers and individuals to get tax relief from CA state and federal Taxes due to wildfire disasters.

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Consumer Awareness

California State Wildfires Recovery Resources

Be aware of potential scams! This page details everything a consumer recovering from a wildfire disaster needs to watch out for when dealing with Rebuilding.

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Turning Your Power on and Off

Pacific Gas & Electric

Instructions by PG&E for turning your electricity on and off during emergency situations

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Gas Safety

Pacific Gas & Electric

Instructions and Best Practices for turning your gas on and off during emergencies or suspected leaks

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Defensible Space

CalFire

Creating defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it.

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Hardening Your Home

CalFire

Here are some things you can do to harden your home and make it more fire resistant.

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Fire Safe Landscaping

CalFire

A fire-safe landscape isn’t necessarily the same thing as a well-maintained yard. A fire-safe landscape uses fire-resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home.

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Fireplace & Chimney Problems - Tips & Prevention

Home Advisor

Tips to prevent and reduce the risk of fires occuring due to chimney problems.

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Insurance Topics

Neighbors Together

Privately aggregated list of resources to help with Insurance issues and Best Practices when dealing with your Insurance company after a wildfire.

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Common Insurance Questions

Neighbors Together

Information regarding commonly asked Insurance questions and problems with explanations and solutions

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The Scoop on "Scope"

United Policyholders

Everything you did and did not want to know about Insurance and "Scope of Loss" documents.

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Top 10 Insurance Claim Tips

United Policyholders

Helpful list of the top ten Insurance claim tips to ensure a smooth(er) recovery and rebuild.

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Speak UP: How to Communicate with your Insurance Company

United Policyholders

Best Practices for talking to your Insurance company in order to get your problem more accurately and quickly resolved.

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Hiring Professional Help for your Insurance Claim

United Policyholders

Tips on Best Practices to hire a claims adjuster who can help you recieve the full amount back from your Insurance.

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Hiring an attorney for your Insurance claim

United Policyholders

Information about when and if it’s necessary to hire a lawyer in order to assist with your Insurance claims.

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Questions to ask before hiring a public adjuster

United Policyholders

Provides questions and information claim filers should consider if hiring a public adjuster is worthwhile to them.

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LandPath's Homepage

LandPaths

LandPaths creates ways for people to experience the beauty, understand the value, and assist in healing the land in their local communities. Incldues several opportunities to Get Involved through varying conservation based Volunteer work.

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UC Agricultural and Nature Resources' Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California's Forest Landowners

University of California

This publication discusses issues that forest landowners should consider following a wildfire in their forest, including how to assess fire impacts, protect valuable property from damage due to erosion, where to go for help and Financial assistance, how to salvage dead trees or replant on your land, and how to claim a casualty loss on your tax return

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NeWT's - NEighbors Working Together

Sonoma Ecology Center

Participating in NeWTs can help you achieve your goals. We are stronger when we work together! NeWTs supports residents in learning and doing: by providing you with tools you need to connect with your neighbors, try a new project, and make a difference.

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