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Impacted by fires. in California? Please go to http://sonomacountyrecovers.org site. This website focuses soley on helping people with severe communication disorders who have lost communication tools/materials. Posted 12/2/17 To: Sonoma County Recovery requestors, organizers, and admins Hello, We are doing our best to keep you updated with the most important resources in the community. Be sure to check the Sonomacounty.recovers.org UPDATES on the landing page, as new information and opportunities for support are posted regularly. Our organizers may contact you via phone or email to get more information about your requests and to help you on an individual basis. Be sure to reply promptly and let them know if your needs are met. If you are in need of counseling, here is a list of licensed therapists offering 3-5 hours of free service to fire victims. Special SOS Fire-related Grants Offered for Low-Income Residentsfrom Sonoma County Human Services Department To provide a boost for those affected by the Sonoma County fires, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund (SOS) is offering special assistance grants to low-income residents for up to $3000. Aid may be available even if the resident received or will receive other fire-related grant monies. SOS (https://seasonofsharing.org/) Through April 30, 2018, residents can apply for a special assistance grant at one of the Sonoma County partner agencies listed below.* The grants aim to help those who lost possessions, jobs or income due to the fires keep or get housing by paying a month’s mortgage, rent or security deposit; cover utility bills; buy essential household furniture, a wheelchair or other vital health aids; or cover costs of medically required dental care and non-routine automotive repairs for critical transportation. Grant checks are written directly to the vendor or business – such as a landlord, utility company, dentist, furniture retailer or auto repair business.

For fire-related assistance grants only, some eligibility requirements have been relaxed from regular SOS grant criteria: 1) Anyone who has received assistance within the previous five years is eligible. 2) The applicant’s rent/mortgage does not have to be delinquent. Anyone who requires rent/mortgage assistance is eligible. 3) For anyone who lost a job, work or source of income, being able to show that they can cover rent the following month is waived.

Where to apply:* • California Human Development, Healdsburg, 433-6652 • Catholic Charities, Santa Rosa, 791-8313 • Committee on the Shelterless (COTS), Petaluma, 765-6530 • Council on Aging (Age 55+), Santa Rosa, 525-0143 • Disability Services and Legal Center, Santa Rosa, 528-2745 • Face To Face, Santa Rosa, 544-1581 • FISH of Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, 996-0111 • North Bay Veterans Resource Center (U.S. Veterans), Santa Rosa, 578-8387 • PEP Housing, Petaluma, 762-2336 • Petaluma People Services Center, Petaluma, 765-8488 • Reach for Home, Healdsburg, 433-2107 • Redwood Empire Food Bank, Santa Rosa, 523-7900 • Salvation Army Family Services, Santa Rosa, 542-0998, ext. 270 • SHARE Sonoma, Petaluma, 766-8800 • Wallace House, Cloverdale, 894-2727 • West County Community Services, Forestville, Guerneville and Sebastopol, 823-1640 • YWCA, Santa Rosa, 546-9922

Disaster Relief Loans Register Here: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Register1 If you are in a declared disaster area and have experienced damage to your home or personal property, including loss of contents of rented home, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the SBA — even if you do not own a business. As a homeowner, renter and/or personal property owner, you may apply to the SBA for a loan to help you recover from a disaster…

Renters and homeowners may borrow up to $40,000 to replace or repair personal property — such as clothing, furniture, cars and appliances — damaged or destroyed in a disaster…

For applicants unable to obtain credit elsewhere, the interest rate will not exceed 4 percent. For those who can obtain credit elsewhere, the interest rate will not exceed 8 percent. The SBA will determine whether an applicant can obtain credit elsewhere. SBA disaster loans are offered with up to 30-year terms…

You can apply online for an SBA disaster assistance loan. SBA will send an inspector to estimate the cost of your damage once you have completed and returned your loan application.

United Policy Holders Roadmap to Recovery Workshop on Thursday, December 7th at 547 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa at the Unitarian Universalist Church.** You can attend either the 2-4pm or 6-8pm session. The content will be the same at both sessions. The workshop will cover tips for communicating with your insurance company, going up the chain of command and asserting your rights.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) from California Employment Development Department (EDD) date to file extended to Dec. 18, 2017


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