Walbridge/Meyers Fire Recovery Resources
Please contact the following resources for assistance with fire recovery needs:
County of Sonoma
2-1-1 – Information and referral service for Sonoma County, call 2-1-1
Assessor – Property valuations and support
Animal Services can assist with food and water drops and or escorts for owners that are not considered commercial agricultural operations. Call (707) 565-7103 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector (ACTTC) – Property tax support
Clerk-Recorder – Vital record replacement (marriage license, birth/death certificate) for Sonoma County only
Community Development Commission (CDC) – Housing and homeless programs
Economic Assistance Division – CalFresh food benefits are available to qualified low-income Sonoma County residents
Economic Development Board (EDB) – Assists local business with resources, training, consulting services
Department of Health Services – Environmental Health, Animal Services information. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for burn area residents and business workers, and HOPE Sonoma counselors.
Human Services Department – Adult & Aging, CalFresh, CalWORKS, Job Link, Medi-Cal, Veterans Service Office
Permit Sonoma (PRMD) – Land use planning and development permits
State of California and Federal Resources
Small Business Administration – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available for businesses and residents.
- Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center (Informational Flyer – PDF); 1 (800) 659-2955
- SBA Disaster Loan fact sheet (PDF); Application filing deadlines: 10/21/20 for physical damage; 5/24/21 for economic injury
Individuals and Households Program Assistance – Federal disaster assistance may be able to fill insurance gaps or provide help.
Cal OES – General Recovery Resources
Contractors State License Board – Contractor licenses
Department of Insurance – Insurance regulation, consumer protection
Department of Motor Vehicles – Driver’s license and vehicle titles
Employment Development Department – Unemployment, disability insurance, jobs and training
Franchise Tax Board – Personal and business tax
IRS Tax Relief for California Wildfire Victims – Information about federal tax relief for California wildfire victims. Call the IRS Disaster Hotline (866) 562-5227 for related questions or to request a copy of tax returns or transcripts.
Tax and Fee Administration – Administers sales and use tax, including fuel, tobacco, alcohol and cannabis taxes
Coalition of non-profits supporting Sonoma County community:
Financial assistance; Clothing; Food-CalFresh Application Assistance; Document Replacement; Housing Counseling/Rental Assistance; Senior Programs; Preparedness Resources
Sonoma Resource Conservation District – Provides natural resources-related support to those impacted by wildfires.
Legal Aid of Sonoma County – Direct representation for legal/insurance issues, employment insurance, lost hours
American Red Cross – Counseling, Financial Assistance, Medication and Eyeglass Replacement
United Policyholders – Insurance recovery assistance
Sonoma County Farm Bureau – Agricultural community support
California Rural Legal Assistance – Information on legal assistance with labor and housing
California Human Development – Farm worker services and information on assistance
Tzu Chi USA – Volunteers are providing emergency financial assistance to residents who sustained major home damage during the LNU Complex Fire. Deadline to register is Sept. 30, 2020.
Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative (DLAC) – free legal assistance to communities following natural disasters including California Fire Survivors.
- American Bar Association and DLAC Joint Press Release (PDF)
- Northern California Free Legal Answers (PDF)
- California Lawyers Association’s list of Programs Offered (PDF)
Consulate General of Mexico – Information and Assistance Center for Mexican nationals