Upcoming community events and resources
Community Building, Peer Support, and Community Education on Trauma Informed Care and Support for Caregivers workshops are also available. Please contact Kirsti Thompson at (805)795-8661, or [email protected]
Requesting Additional Living Expenses (ALE) extension with insurance
If you are unsure on how to request an extension from your insurance company, the nonprofit United Policyholders provides trustworthy information for consumers (They do NOT take money from insurance companies.) including a general tip sheet on handling ALE with insurance. They also have created a guidance letter for negotiating extension of deadlines so you can see an example of what such a letter looks like. Please email [email protected] if you have further questions.
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Taking care of your mental health is a vital part of your recovery. Each person’s healing process is different, and it is perfectly okay to say you are not okay. Local services have been funded to provide free and low-cost emotional recovery support. Services are available to provide assistance as a single conversation, short-term or over a more extended time period and can take a variety of forms – community healing arts workshop, meditation and mindfulness training, or family and individual counseling. Please see our list of local emotional recovery resources for more on what options exist that might be a fit for you.
Mindfulness and mental health, Mental Health First Aid, Peer Support and community building training workshops are also available. If you, your community, or organization is interested in these no cost services, Kirsti Thompson at (805)795-8661, or [email protected]_____________________________________________________________________
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the launch of the RecoverCA Disaster Housing Assistance survey, now accessible through this link.
Why is this survey so important?
The survey will allow the state Department of Housing and Community Development to assess your needs, whether you’re a homeowner, renter, or landlord.
Additionally, if you are a homeowner impacted by the October and December 2017 disasters (FEMA DR-4344 and 4353) You may wish to apply for the “Owner Occupied Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program” to receive a grant to help you rebuild. Please take the survey to begin the process of applying for a grant.