Government & Nonprofit Resources for Walbridge/Meyers Fire Recovery

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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 scasdispatch@sonoma-county.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 applications are available to qualified low-income households affected by the fire that do not already have benefits, visit the website or call (877) 699-6868.

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.

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

Community Organizations

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.

Other Resources

Consulate General of Mexico – Information and Assistance Center for Mexican nationals

Major Insurance Carriers and Service Companies