Below you will find links to disaster recovery resources and information on ensuring your health and safety.

Disaster Relief for Immigrants Guide

The California Department of Social Services Guide to Disaster Services for Immigrant Californians provides detailed information about the different types of federal, state, and local disaster assistance services available in California. Although some of the resources are restricted to individuals or households with lawful immigration status, there are many services available to all Californians who have been impacted by the wildfires.

CDSS Guide to Disaster Assistance Services for Immigrant Californians (PDF)

Disaster CalFresh

As part of the continuing disaster recovery effort, individuals and families impacted by the wildfires and/or mudslides in Santa Barbara or Ventura Counties may be eligible to receive one month of Disaster CalFresh food assistance. A family of four with a monthly income up to $2,755 per month may be eligible to receive up to $640 in food assistance through California’s Disaster CalFresh program.

Households must apply for this assistance between Tuesday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 14.

Disaster CalFresh Fact Sheet

Disaster CalFresh Press Release – February 2, 2018

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are available for authorized workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals who lost jobs or had work hours substantially reduced as a result of the wildfires and associated flooding, mudslides, and debris flows in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

This federal assistance program, administered by the California Employment Development Department (EDD), provides temporary unemployment benefits to people whose job or work hours were directly impacted by the disasters. Individuals have until February 20, 2018 to file a DUA claim, but this filing deadline may be extended for good cause.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Benefits Now Available for Victims of Southern California Wildfires and Mudslides - January 18, 2018

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Fact Sheet (PDF)

Unemployment insurance (UI) and DUA information

Cal/OSHA Worker Health and Safety

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, protects and improves the health and safety of working men and women in California.

Cal/OSHA Worker Health and Safety in Wildfires Regions – Cal/OSHA offers information for employers on how to protect workers exposed to smoke from wildfires and lists County Emergency Operations Centers where N95 respirator masks are available.

Cal/OSHA Worker Health and Safety in Wildfire Regions (PDF) – October 14, 2017

Aviso de Cal/OSHA - Salud y seguridad de trabajadores en regiones de incendios (PDF en Español) – October 16, 2017

To File a Workplace Safety Complaint with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)

California Department of Food and Agriculture

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) offers wildfire recovery resources.

California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued guidance on the use of respirators by the general public for protection from wildfire smoke or ash, available in English and Spanish. – October 17, 2017

California Office of Emergency Services

California Wildfire Recovery Resources – October 2017

California Department of Insurance

Insurance Related Resource for 2017 Wildfires

Legal Assistance

If you have questions about your eligibility based on your immigration status or need legal help to navigate the disaster relief application process, you may be eligible for free legal services. To learn more contact the organizations below directly.

California State Bar Legal services for disaster victims

CDSS Community Based Legal Services Contractors