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List of Resources for Camp Fire Survivors

Updated: Mar 26, 2019

Unfortunately, we receive a lot more requests for assistance than we can fulfill. Below is a very extensive list of resources that we found online. We haven't double checked all these resources, but they are worth investigating if you are a Camp Fire survivor in need of assistance.

Have you called the Red Cross to request Phase 2 Immediate/Direct Financial Assistance of up to $2500?

Information, Directions & Link To Red Cross Site - FB Post ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ“ โ˜Ž 800-733-2767 press 5, press 5 Hours: M-F 5:30am-8pm Sat 5:30am-6pm Sun 8am-4pm

2nd number: โ˜Ž 855-891-7325 press 3

๐Ÿ”บ If you're a Veteran, have you applied for Emergency Financial Aid? (Can be for: rent/mortgage, car/mobile home repairs, grocery/baby/household supplies, medical expenses, etc)

๐Ÿ“Site/Application ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted a request for assistance to North Bay Donate?

๐Ÿ”บHave you picked up, completed & returned an application for a gift card/money from First Assembly of God Church?

๐Ÿ“Œ You must go *in person* Hours: M-F 10am to 4pm Address: 1137 Arbutus Ave, Chico. Phone: 530-345-1377 Applications take about 1 week to process.

๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†• Have you completed an application with Norcal Boys and Girls Clubs for a $50 gift card for either gas or cell phone bill? (Deadline: 3/28)

๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted a request for help to Oroville Hope Center?

โญ๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted an application to Global Empowerment Mission/Paradise Fire Adopt A Family?

*Note: They're accepting applications on an ongoing basis & will have their second disbursement in early March.

๐Ÿ”บHave you scheduled an appointment with Chico Salvation Army to work with a Caseworker? (They can provide: $$ for furniture - via a voucher; funding for car repairs, tool replacement, rental deposit, etc)

๐Ÿ“โ˜Ž Call them at: 833-372-2267 Ext. 1โƒฃ (Early Recovery Financial Assistance - call from 9:30am-2pm M-F)

You may have to call several times. The disaster relief they offer is worth it.

๐Ÿ”บIf you lost your job because of the Camp Fire (place of employment was destroyed or closed) or you were self-employed and lost your income/merchandise/required tools, have you applied for Disaster Unemployment? (๐Ÿ”ด Deadline to file: 3/15 ๐Ÿ”ด)

โ„น About Disaster Unemployment ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ“Unemployment - File A Claim ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บIf you're unemployed & looking for work, have you registered with Alliance For Workforce Development? (๐Ÿ’ฅThey have funding to pay for training, purchase tools & work boots, can assist you in creating or updating your resume and much more!)

๐Ÿ“Site/Information ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บIf you're looking for work, have you accessed help through Work For Warriors? (Help offered to both Veterans & civilians impacted by the Camp Fire)

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ง โ˜Ž 916-854-4426

๐Ÿ”บHave you applied for CalFresh? Cash Aid? MediCal (which includes Dental!)? WIC? (pregnant/post partum women & children ages 0-5) Registered with CalJOBS? (Job search tool, resume writing help, education, free trainings & courses - outstanding resource!)

โ„น CalFresh Program Eligibility ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ“"C4Yourself" SNAP Application ๐Ÿ”—

โ„น MediCal Program ๐Ÿ”—

โ„น Denti-Cal Program ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ“MediCal & Covered CA Application ๐Ÿ”—

โ„น WIC - Women, Infants & Children ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ“WIC Mobile - Make Appt To Apply ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ“โ„น CalJOBS - Site/Register ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บHave you checked the Camp Fire Housing site for available options? (you have to keep checking - New housing is added routinely. You should also register your housing need).

๐Ÿ“Site/Search/Registration Tool ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†•Have you searched the HUD Exchange site to see what housing help you qualify for?

Site/Program Descriptions ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†•If you're registered with FEMA and would like to be considered for housing (Modular Housing Unit: MHU) in the "Gridley Camp Fire Community," have you called your FEMA worker to let them know?

๐Ÿ“ โ˜Ž 800-621-3362 Request your Case File be updated to reflect your relocation request.

๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธIf you're a Veteran, have you searched all of the housing & employment opportunities for assistance available through CalVet?

๐Ÿ“Site/Programs & Contact Info ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted an application for a donated RV (if you need housing)?

Site (documentation checklist) ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted a housing/RV/land request with Evangelical Free Church of Chico?

๐Ÿ“Request form for housing/RV/land ๐Ÿ”—โ€ฆ/1FAIpQLSf6PKtFG1QhL5vysBtG8UgAC9โ€ฆ/viewform

๐Ÿ“Request form: furniture & household items ๐Ÿ”—โ€ฆ/1g5ys0uIU1Mnjr_UL92MVExab4iZmxOโ€ฆ/viewformโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†•Have you submitted an application for help with utility bills/heat through Community Action Agency of Butte County? (This includes help with propane, wood, wood pellets, etc)

๐Ÿ“Site/Application For Assistance ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†•If you're having trouble paying your PG&E bill, have you applied for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), One-Time Payment Assistance, the CARE or FERA programs (both offer discounts on services if you're income eligible)? If you have life-saving medical equipment, there is a "Medical Baseline Program" you can apply for.

๐Ÿ“ PG&E LIHEAP and One-Time Bill Pay Assistance - Info & Applications ๐Ÿ”—โ€ฆ/helpโ€ฆ/one-time-assistance/

๐Ÿ“PG&E FERA & CARE Programs - Applications ๐Ÿ”—โ€ฆ/help-payinโ€ฆ/longer-term-assistance/care/care.pageโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ“ฑ You can text 'CARE' to 20283 to prequalify for this program.

๐Ÿ“PG&E Medical Baseline Program - Application ๐Ÿ”—โ€ฆ/medical-baseline-โ€ฆ/

๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted an application for a donated car?

๐Ÿ“Car Donation Site/Request Form๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ“Chabad Jewish Ctr Car Application ๐Ÿ”—โ€ฆ/arโ€ฆ/aid/4208082/jewish/Apply-for-a-Car.htm

๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted a request for a free mattress from Living Spaces?

Site/Instructions ๐Ÿ”—

โ˜Ž 530-513-2604 Cheri Sandberg ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ง

๐Ÿ”บDo you have tangible needs that you can request on NeedHub? (A carbon monoxide detector, new pajamas, a hairbrush? An item your child is missing that can be replaced?)

๐Ÿ“FB Group NeedHub ๐Ÿ”— Needhub


๐Ÿ’ฒ Personal Fundraising Campaigns ๐Ÿ’ป

๐Ÿ”บHave you made an Amazon Wish List?

How to create a wish list ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บDo you have a Venmo account?

Venmo App ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บDo you have a PayPal account?

๐Ÿ”บHave you created a GoFundMe account?

Site ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ’ Tips Writing A GoFundMe Campaign ๐Ÿ”—โ€ฆ/115011597367-5-Tips-for-Writing-a-Caโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ’ 6 Steps To Guarantee A Successful Disaster Relief Fund ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ”บHave you emailed your GoFundMe to Direct Impact Fund?

๐Ÿ“Site/About ๐Ÿ”—


๐Ÿ”บHave you requested your family be "adopted" through any of the "Adopt A Family" groups? Have you told your story and shared your personal fundraising campaigns with your social media network?


๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”น Disaster Case Management ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”ท

This is a *valuable* service and we encourage Survivors to use it.

Services are described as: "...advocacy, information, referrals, crisis intervention and disaster recovery services." ~ NVCSS

Further, case managers can offer guidance with FEMA appeals. Some offer cash grants, rent payment assistance or pay for services deemed necessary.

Basically, they help you remove post-disaster barriers to your family's health, safety & stability.

๐Ÿ”บHave you completed an intake application with Butte County for Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM)?

โ˜Ž 530-879-3471 ๐Ÿ“Walk-in appointments: 2445 Carmichael Dr, Chico, at the Resource Desk. 8am-5pm M-F

๐Ÿ”บHave you applied for a Caseworker at the Salvation Army?

โ˜Ž833-372-2267 Ext 1 (9:30am-2pm M-F) ๐Ÿ“ง

โญ๐Ÿ”บHave you applied for long-term disaster case management services through Caring Choices?

๐Ÿ“Site/Program ๐Ÿ”—

โ˜Ž 866-703-3873 or 530-899-3873 ๐Ÿ“ง

*Note: they can provide help with FEMA Denial Notifications & the appeal process.


๐Ÿ”ด Most supplies, clothing & food can be found for #free at distribution sites. Check out our pinned post - #DAT Camp Fire Resources Doc. There are a *lot* more resources there.

๐Ÿ†•These databases can be used to search for resources for specific needs:

๐Ÿ“ Aunt Bertha: search for free or reduced cost #services using your zipcode


๐Ÿ“ Butte & Glenn County 211: Camp Fire resources & links to community services


๐Ÿ“ Disaster Assist Team: Camp Fire Resources Doc - Comprehensive info & links to free & low cost help, services, events, distribution centers, etc.

๐Ÿ“ Butte County Recovers - Official Camp Fire Information & Resources

๐Ÿ“ Butte County Office of Education - Camp Fire Resources - has extensive child-centered resources (child care, dealing with child trauma, school, family resources, etc)

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿš‰๐Ÿ›คโœˆ Relocation Help ๐Ÿ›ฌ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ›ฃ๐Ÿš™

๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†•If you'd like to relocate, have you contacted Julz Statler, Founder, Angels Among Us, for info/assistance?

๐Ÿ“ โ˜Ž 530-616-8228 (Julz Statler) ๐Ÿ“ง


Services/Applications currently on hold

โญ๐Ÿ”บHave you applied for disaster case management services with North Valley Catholic Social Services?

๐Ÿ“ Site/Program ๐Ÿ”—

โ˜Ž 530-345-1600 ๐Ÿ“ง

*Note: They'll start taking applications again on 4/2.

โญ๐Ÿ”บThe Community Action Agency can help qualified, income-eligible Survivors with up to 3 months rent, security deposit or relocation expenses. Request an application packet from Keith Derry:

๐Ÿ“โ˜Ž 530-712-2600 Ext 856 or Program Mgr, Thomas Dearmore Ext 680 ๐Ÿ“ง

*Note: Currently out of funding and not taking new requests; awaiting new funding.

โญ๐Ÿ”บCal HOPE of Butte County completes intake applications for North Valley Catholic Social Services, provides crisis counseling, assesses immediate needs, offers other relief and long-term disaster recovery services.

โ˜Ž 530-966-7382 (8am-5pm M-F) ๐Ÿ“ง

*Note: They'll start taking applications again on 4/2.

โญ๐Ÿ”บHave you filled out an application for services with Fire Angels Network?

๐Ÿ“Site/Application ๐Ÿ”—

*Note: Update - they're currently unable to take new requests. Put this one on standby for now. We'll let you know when they're good to go again!

โญ๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted an application to CA-Strong/YMCA?

๐Ÿ“Application For Assistance ๐Ÿ”—

*Note: their first deadline was 1/25; second was 2/14. They approve applications in groups and it looks like they're spacing them about 3 weeks out. Keep watching this one.

โญ๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted an application with National Victims Support Network? (Applications are currently disabled - they'll be active when there's more money)

๐Ÿ“Contact Page ๐Ÿ”—

โ˜Ž 202-864-4499

*Note: Applications on hold. They're waiting on grant approvals for more funding.

โญ๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted a request for assistance with NorCal United Way?

๐Ÿ“Application ๐Ÿ”—

*Note: they've stopped taking Phase 1 applications; Phase 2 applications will begin soon. Put this one on standby.

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