To find resources for Camp Fire Survivors please go to: 211norcal.org/butte-county-camp-fire-info.
Free writing workshops are available in Redding to anyone who wishes to write her or his story. No prior writing experience is required. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to hone their skills under guidance of award-winning writer and publisher, Kimberly Carlson. The first workshop was held February 25th, 2020. Three workshops a month will be available over the next five months.
- Please see Facebook page for Upcoming Dates: www.facebook.com/events/612355259339990/
5/1/20: Many people living in Shasta County are still recovering from the Carr Fire and other local wildfires that took place in the summer and fall of 2018. To support ongoing planning and recovery efforts, Shasta County Health and Human Services posted two surveys to learn more about current needs and future preparedness.
- Please view Press Release to access the surveys: CarrFireSurveyPRVI_SA_DW_AK
For more information, please contact: Amy Koslosky, (530) 225-5970
Scroll down to view Categories of FREE services and items available to those affected by Shasta County Fires (please note that some services are designated only for those affected by the Carr Fire).
Primary Agencies Available to Help
NorCal Community Recovery Team (CRT): Community-based long-term recovery group (LTRG) consisting of a number of non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, government agencies, and others who have come together to help survivors of the Carr and Delta Fires fully recover. Case Managers are available to help with any type of need. Please sign up for assistance from a case manager by calling 530-247-3371 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: norcalcrt.org.
- View brochure here: NCCRT_brochure 2019.
- All fire survivors with any type of need are strongly encouraged to sign up for one-on-one services from a NorCal CRT case manager because they will help answer any questions and assist you in finding any available resources (including some not listed on this page).
Early Recovery Program Assistance: Available to help any Shasta County fire survivors with items such as new furniture, grocery gift cards, utilities and other unmet needs. By appointment only, Mon-Thu 10:30am-2:30pm. Call Teri Lewis at 530-410-6170 or email email@example.com.
Shasta Youth Alliance: Aims to meet the immediate needs of children and families affected by the Carr Fire, Delta Fire and Camp Fire by distributing new and used donated household items, furniture, and bedding (no clothing). Call 530-941-1645, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or message on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shastayouthalliance to find out what items are available, and schedule a time to pick up.
- United Way of Northern California: Provides relief funds for homeowners and renters who lost homes or whose homes were substantially damaged in the Carr Fire or Delta Fire. Assists those with or without insurance. Applications are available through NorCal CRT case managers. Please sign up for assistance from a case manager by calling 530-247-3371 or emailing email@example.com. Website: norcalcrt.org.
- FEMA: The application deadline has passed, but evacuees whose primary residence (property owners or renters) was located in a declared disaster zone, and who already applied and qualified for FEMA assistance, may be eligible for additional funds under the Disaster Recovery Reform Act. Contact FEMA for questions or appeals on financial assistance. Call 800-621-3362 or visit website: www.disasterassistance.gov. For information on the FEMA process please visit: www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance.
- CancerCare: Provides emotional and financial support to cancer patients impacted by California fires in 2018. Call 800-813-4673 or visit website: www.cancercare.org.
- IRS: Carr Fire survivors may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. For instance, individuals may deduct personal property losses that are not covered by insurance or other reimbursements. Please see: www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-relief-for-victims-of-wildfires-and-high-winds-in-northern-california
- Smart Business Resource Center: 1201 Placer St, Redding. Offers temporary jobs to those ages 18+ laid off due to the Carr Fire, or are eligible and receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) or recently exhausted UI, or have been unemployed more than 15 of the previous 26 weeks, or are self-employed and have become unemployed or significantly unemployed due to the fire. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Call 530-246-7911.
- Employment Development Department (EDD): www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/597. Provides unemployment benefits to individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of the Carr Fire.
- Legal Services of Northern California: 1370 West St., Redding. Offers legal assistance with issues regarding the impact of a fire on your job, and more. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 530-241-3565.
- Legal Services of Northern California: Disaster survivors facing legal issues related to the fires and who are unable to afford a lawyer may call a legal hotline at 800-822-9687, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. One can also visit Legal Services of Northern California’s office at 1370 West St., Redding, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 530-241-3565. Legal assistance may include issues regarding: denial of government assistance (FEMA), impact of fire on job, housing situation, landlord issues, mortgage lender not working with you, personal property damage, and other expenses related to the fire. For more details, please view: Free Legal Assistance.
- Disaster Relief Unit/Western Service Workers Association: Offers “Know Your Law” workshops every Wednesday evening 6-8pm. Includes help with FEMA appeals (if you were denied). Call for details: 530-244-0968.
- Disaster Responder Assets Network (DRAN): Serves first responders and their families. Offers legal aid services. 707-200-3765. Website: www.dranetwork.org.
- California Department of Insurance (CDI): www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/140-catastrophes/WildfireResources.cfm. If you have a question about your insurance or a dispute with your insurer, please call 800-927-4357.
- United Policy Holders: www.uphelp.org/resources/claim-help. Provides a Claim Guidance Library to help you get the insurance protection you paid for.
- Shastareddingrecovers.org: Visit shastareddingrecovers.org. Click the “Debris Removal” icon.
- Early Recovery Program Assistance: Available to help Delta Fire survivors with debris removal assistance. By appointment only, Mon-Thu 10:30am-2:30pm. Call Teri Lewis at 530-410-6170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Damaged Vehicles: Please see: stories.opengov.com/reddingca/published/ywkg0Efud
- Shastareddingrecovers.org: Provides tips and resources on how to reduce the risk of flooding and mudslides on properties in the wildfire burned areas. Visit shastareddingrecovers.org. Click the “Get Rain Ready” icon.
- Western Shasta Resource Conservation District: Offers free erosion control (soil restoration) help for Carr Fire survivors. To see if your property is in their project area, call 530-776-5144 or email email@example.com. See website: www.westernshastarcd.org/27-30-Carr-Fire-Recovery
- SBA (Small Business Administration) Disaster Loans: For both homeowners and renters, if your insurance, or funding from FEMA, does not fully cover the disaster assistance you need, you can use disaster loans for a number of purposes, including landscaping for disaster mitigation (using straw). For more information, and to apply, visit: www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance. Or call: 800-659-2955.
- Shasta County Housing Authority: Shasta County Housing and Community Action Programs provides low-interest loans to qualified (low-income) homeowners for rehabilitation of residential property in the unincorporated areas of Shasta County. Deferred payments available. For more information please contact Wendy at 530-245-6433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- City of Redding Housing Division: Home-Owner Rehabilitation Program provides low-interest loans to qualified (low-income) homeowners for rehabilitation of residential property in the City of Redding. Deferred payment loans are available for adults with disabilities and older adults, with principal and interest due upon transfer of title. For more information please contact Mark Christ at 530-245-7136 or email email@example.com.
- Rebuilding Process: The City of Redding Building Division has produced simple step-by-step guides for residents planning to rebuild homes that were destroyed or damaged by the Carr Fire at shastareddingrecovers.org. Click the “Rebuilding” icon.
- Northern Valley Catholic Social Service: 2400 Washington Ave, Redding. Offers rent deposit and first month’s rent assistance for Carr Fire survivors needing housing. No income requirements, and assists those with or without insurance. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Call 530-241-0552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Early Recovery Program Assistance: Offers rent deposit assistance for any fire survivors. Rental agreement is required, and process takes 7-10 days. Can also help connect to trailers that are donated (as available). By appointment only, Mon-Thu 10:30am-2:30pm. Call Teri Lewis at 530-410-6170 or email email@example.com.
- Disaster Relief Unit/Western Service Workers Association: Helps fire survivors who are in need of housing. Call for details: 530-244-0968.
- Veterans Resource Center: 153 Hartnell Ave #100, Redding. Available to help Veterans find permanent housing. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. 530-223-3211.
- Disaster Responder Assets Network (DRAN): Serves first responders and their families. Offers housing resources. 707-200-3765. Website: www.dranetwork.org.
- City of Redding Housing Choice Voucher Program: Provides rental assistance to very-low income, eligible applicants. Preference is given to seniors, people with disabilities, and families who live or work within the City of Redding. The Housing Choice Voucher Program wait list for the City of Redding is currently open. Visit website for details and to apply: www.cityofredding.org/departments/housing-division/redding-housing-authority.
- Shasta County Down Payment Assistance Program (DAP): Offers first-time (low-income) homebuyers (in unincorporated areas of Shasta County) with down payments and closing costs. Call Wendy at 530-245-6433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- City of Redding Homebuyer Program: Offers home purchase programs to assist low-income families or individuals purchase a home within the city limits of Redding. For details, visit: www.cityofredding.org/home/showdocument?id=11019. Or contact Chad Neilson at 530-225-4173 or email@example.com.
- Northern Valley Catholic Social Service: 2400 Washington Ave, Redding. Offers help paying utilities for Carr Fire survivors. No income requirements, and assists those with or without insurance. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Call 530-241-0552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Early Recovery Program Assistance: Available to help any fire survivors with needs such as utilities. By appointment only, Mon-Thu 10:30am-2:30pm. Call Teri Lewis at 530-410-6170 or email email@example.com.
Emotional & Spiritual Care
- Emotional & Spiritual Care Providers: Several organizations have joined together to provide emotional and spiritual care. Please contact Stephen Campbell to request their one-on-one services: 530-223-0454.
The City of Redding and County of Shasta partnered to develop a web page
dedicated to the Carr and Delta wildfire recovery. The website is www.shastareddingrecovers.org.
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