Fire Recovery Resources

Sonoma County Announces New Office of Recovery & Resiliency

Today's Press Democrat featured this promising article: "Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday created a new government office to help the region bounce back from this year’s devastating wildfires and assist with charting a formal vision for the long-term recovery of the local housing supply, the economy and other key areas. The new Office of Recovery and Resiliency will have its own budget and seven staff members, three of whom will come from the ranks of current county employees. Housed within...

Sonoma County Supervisors Invite Trauma Experts to Inform our Upcoming Journey of Recovery

Sonoma County's Board of Supervisors is singularly focusing on recovery for our community. Starting with deepening our local understanding of the wildfire's effect on our brains, bodies, and spirit, Tuesday's Board meeting dedicated time to exploring trauma and resiliency. Two experts were invited to share insights: Dr. Melissa Brymer is director of terrorism and disaster programs at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress and an expert on how children deal with stress...

Upstream Invites Community to Recovery and Healing Workshops offered by UC Davis this December & January 2017

Dear Upstream Partner, We hope this message finds you well and safe. There are no words to describe how difficult the last month has been for our community. The resiliency of our residents and the critical support you continue to provide gives us hope for successful recovery efforts. We want to acknowledge all you have done and continue to do to support our community. In addition to personal losses you may have experienced, repeated exposure to the suffering of others takes its toll on the...

Sonoma County Office of Education Supports School Families in a Trauma-Informed Recovery

Sonoma County Office of Education is a leader in Sonoma County's efforts to promote resilient, trauma-informed communities. This recent posting on their site reveals some of the current efforts to support school families in a trauma-informed recovery: STUDENT/STAFF SUPPORT In the wake of this tragedy, there will be a real need to address the trauma and long-term displacement that so many of our students, their families, and their teachers have experienced. On Oct. 17, SCOE hosted a...

Roseland Accelerated Middle School Offers Fire Recovery Resource Event for Spanish Speakers 10/21/17

Foro Comunitario Recuperándonos de los Incendios sábado, 21 de octubre, 2:30 pm Roseland Accelerated Middle School 1777 West Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407 Venga a obtener información sobre los recursos disponibles y para que lo respondan sus preguntas sobre los próximos pasos en la reconstrucción de nuestra comunidad. Tendremos comida y cuidado de niños!

3 to 5 FREE Counseling Sessions for Those Affected by the NorCal Fires

The Redwood Empire California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist have come together to offer 3-5 FREE counseling sessions for anyone affected by the NorCal fires. See attached or click here for the list of 97 counselors who have offered their services List of RECAMFT Counselors The attached Disaster Survivor Handout is very helpful too. Click here to learn more about RECAMT and to find additional resources Redwood Empire CAMFT

4Cs Childcare Sites reopening schedule

From 4Cs of Sonoma County UPDATED 10/16/17 4Cs Office will Reopen for Regular Hours Monday October 16th. In addition, 4Cs Preschools will begin to reopen this week. We are following all evacuation guidelines for our sites and will continue to reopen when allowed. Opening Monday October 16th 4Cs Petaluma ... 4Cs Old Elm 4Cs Willow Creek Opening Tuesday October 17th 4Cs Gold Ridge Opening Wednesday October 18th to children: 4Cs Wright Start Preschool (aligned with school district) 4Cs...

Supporting Your Child Through the Wildfire Disaster: 6 Tips From a Child Psychologist

Wellness Blog by Kirsten Kuzirian Supporting Your Child Through the Wildfire Disaster: 6 Tips From a Child Psychologist October 10, 2017 / Kirsten Kuzirian In the last 48 hours, our California communities have been thrown into survival mode as they race to protect the people, animals, and structures they cherish. As families leave their homes for safe shelter or stay monitoring media updates with bags packed, parents are wondering how this will impact their children. Napa and Folsom Child...

FREE Evening at CPI Making a Difference During Disaster

Please join the Child Parent Institute for an evening supporting our children and families affected by the fires in our community. FREE! Friday October 20, 2017 from 4 to 7PM 3650 Standish Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407 This a drop-in event, completely free of charge, please come visit us any time between the hours of 4pm - 7pm. Children and adults can participate in art projects to thank all the agencies that helped fight the firestorm throughout Sonoma County. Our counselors will be onsite and...

Redwood Empire Food Bank offers a DRIVE-THROUGH food distribution

The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is offering a special drive-through distribution to our community this week. Station 3990 distribution will be open today, Wednesday, October 18th through Saturday, October 21st from 10:00am-4:00pm at the REFB station house: 3990 Brickway Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Station 3990 is a food distribution created in response to the devastating fires in our region. The REFB assembled the resou rces necessary to make emergency food available to those...

Child-Friendly Space Offering Transitional Support and Relief

CHILD-FRIENDLY SPACE UPDATE: "Hello! You are receiving this email because either you or someone you know has been greatly affected by the recent wildfires . I am writing this email from a facility that has graciously opened its doors and allowed The School Box Project to create a child-friendly space to provide support and relief for children of all ages with various special needs. The operation will be framed with trauma-informed care and Universal Designed Learning principles in mind. The...

Local Resources for Fire Victims - #Sonoma Proud's Long List of Help Offered by Local Businesses

Here's a list showcasing some of the outpouring of support for those who need loving kindness in the form of food,water, animal care and more. FREE FOOD / WATER: • Better homes and Gardens in Sebastopol will give you a cup of coffee and wifi and you can charge your phone. 186 Main St. Sebastopol. Come on over. • Amy’s Drive Thru in Rohnert Park: offering free meals to those evacuated. If you choose to pay for a evacuees meal, 100% of that money will be donated to help in the aids effort.

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