Tehama County Wildfire Recovery Resources


Primary Resources

  • American Red Cross: Provides help with basic needs and assistance throughout the recovery process (including how to file claims for loss and damage reimbursement, and information about rebuilding assistance). Anyone who was displaced from their home due to a fire is encouraged to contact the Red Cross.
    • Phone: 800-733-2767 (800-REDCROSS).

Financial Assistance

  • United Way of Northern California:
    • Dixie Fire: RV Assistance Program- Provides partial RV rental assistance to Dixie Fire survivors, up to 6 months. Must provide your own RV or trailer.
  • Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS): Provides gift cards for gas, groceries, and other items. Limited hotel assistance may be available. Offers emotional support and referrals.
    • Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
    • Phone: 530-241-3371
  • Nation’s Finest: Serves Veterans in need. Provides help with rent payment and/or deposit, utility deposit, moving costs, and emergency supplies.
    • Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
    • Phone: 530-223-3211
  • Butte College Small Business Development Center: Provides help for small business owners with applying for loans and grants in the event of a disaster.
    • Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
    • Phone: 530-895-9017
  • USDA – Disaster Assistance Programs: Offers a variety of programs to help farmers, ranchers, communities, and businesses that have been hard hit by natural disaster events.
  • Richard Devylder Disaster Relief Fund: Provides funds to help people with disabilities replace assistive technology (AT) or durable medical equipment (DME) lost or left behind in a wildfire or other disaster in California.
  • FreedomTech Loan: Provides low-interest loans to purchase needed Assistive Technology (AT). Financial loans range from $500 to $15,000. AT might include hearing aids, computers and equipment, adaptive driving equipment, home modification equipment, and more.
  • California Teachers Association (CTA): Provides financial assistance to CTA members who have experienced significant losses due to disasters in California.

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Property Cleanup

Insurance Assistance

  • Legal Services of Northern California: Provides legal assistance to fire survivors facing legal issues related to the fire and who are unable to afford a lawyer. Legal assistance may include issues regarding: impact of fire on job, disaster-related public benefits for families impacted by the fires, landlord issues, working with mortgage lender in the event of a total or partial loss, personal property damage, and other expenses related to the fire.
    • Mon-Thu, 9-11:45am and 1-5pm
      • Phone: 800-822-9687
    • Redding office
      • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9-11:45am and 1-3pm
      • Phone: 530-241-3565
  • Tenants Together: Provides information about tenant rights after a natural disaster.
    • Tenant Rights Hotline: 888-495-8020.

Additional Resources and Information


Fire-Specific Resources


  • Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS): Provides direct case management services to disaster survivors and their families in Tehama and Plumas County. Offers advocacy, information and referral, crisis intervention services, and recovery services.
  • United Way of Northern California
    • Stable Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP): Provides up to $5,000 financial assistance to fire survivors who are at-risk or currently experiencing homelessness and have identified a housing solution and need financial assistance to pursue or secure it. Also provides assistance to Dixie Fire survivors to help them get back to their pre-disaster normal. Please reach out to your Disaster Case Manager for more details.
    • RV Assistance Program: Provides partial RV rental assistance up to 6 months. Must provide your own RV or trailer.
  • Plumas Rural Services: Provides Disaster Resource Management Services for those impacted by the Dixie Fire. Offers financial assistance, trauma recovery & education, and resource management services.
  • Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center: Distributes $250 gift cards to help with emergency expenses. Gift cards are available on a limited basis.
  • California Department of Insurance (DOI) Wildfire InformationProvides general information and guidance about insurance claims.
    • Phone: 800-927-HELP (4357).

MCFARLAND FIRE (See general resources listed above and specific resources below.)