Official VOAD for Santa Clara County

Fire Recovery

Air Quality

Resources for Air Quality

Here are a number of good resources for Air Quality. Find the resources that work best for your situation.

California Air Resources Board website has a lot of good educational materials.

Air Now 
California Air Resources Board 
Bay Area Air Quality Management District 
California Smoke Information 
Purple Air 
DIY Air Filter/Fan combo 

Alert and Warning

Alert SCC Notifications

All cities/towns in Santa Clara County use the Alert SCC notification system to alert residents of emergencies.

You must register to receive the Alerts.

Some cities/towns use additional notification systems as a backup to Alert SCC.

You should register for ALL alert systems used by your city/town.

Alert SCC Notifications 

CZU Resources

CZU Fire Support Resources

Resources available to Santa Cruz County residents of the wildfire.

Do you need assistance in recovering from the CZU Fire?  Email [email protected] to connect with a disaster case manager. Please provide your name, disaster-impacted address and best way to reach you.

Three local organizations – Catholic Charities, Community Bridges: Mountain Community Resources and Davenport Resource Center – are collaboratively working to help disaster survivors and their families by connecting them to available community resources, identifying household needs and program eligibility, assisting with advocacy and appeals, creating attainable recovery plans and identifying construction and repair resources for damaged or destroyed property.

Crisis Counseling Program 

Anyone impacted by wildfires in Santa Cruz County can receive free referral support, group support, and one-on-one crisis intervention by reaching out to [email protected]. Peer workshop appointments are available.

 

RCD Chipping Services

The Resource Conservation District offers chipping services to landowners who clear 100 feet of defensible space around their homes and private roads, as recommended by CalFire, to improve fire safety. Sign ups open May 1 and is first come, first served. Chipping takes place annually May-July and will be scheduled by neighborhood. Please visit the program web page to learn more and register: https://chipping.rcdsantacruz.org/

 

Santa Cruz County Fire Recovery: all the latest info including Debris Removal, The Recovery Permit Center , Events, & Latest News

211 Santa Cruz County Resource List 

Returning Home After Wildfire

This CalFire webpage has a video and documents to help you prepare to return home including:

What to expect after a wildfire

Returning home checklist

Watershed Impacts

What to Expect 

Donations

Cash Donations

Cash is the preferred donation so that funds can get directly to the evacuees to purchase things that they need. Donate to a trusted local nonprofit or go to the Fire Relief Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation who will distribute funds to local nonprofits to assist evacuees.

SVCF 

Financial Assistance

Catholic Charities Disaster Financial Assistance

Connecting survivors to available community financial resources to fund unmet needs or needs not met by insurance

Assisting with advocacy and appeals

Creating attainable recovery plans

Arranging construction resources and repair for property damaged

Statewide Phone: 833-775-3267 

Flyer 

Legal Support

FEMA Legal Services

Survivors may seek no-cost aid with wildfire-related legal issues by calling the disaster legal services hotline. Help is available in several languages. The program is a partnership between FEMA and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

FEMA Legal Services 

Disaster Legal Services Hotline: 888-382-3406. 

Legal Support

Trusted Information Sources - Response Agencies

All Local Trusted Information Sources – Response Agencies

Find the response agencies responsible for the current emergency and track their information through their websites and social media.

Links to Response Agencies 

Survivor Assistance

Resources for Survivors

Santa Clara County Hotline - For Those Who Have Evacuated: 408-808-7778 
Santa Clara County Residents with Fire Property Damage: 408-918-3411 

Santa Clara County Residents with Fire Property Damage: [email protected]

Returning Home After Wildfire

This CalFire webpage has a video and documents to help you prepare to return home including:

What to expect after a wildfire

Returning home checklist

Watershed Impacts

What to Expect 

SCU Wildfire Relief Program

Catholic Charities Wildfire Disaster Case Management Program

Assistance with:

Connecting survivors to available community resources

Identifying household needs and program eligibility

Assisting with advocacy and appeals

Arranging construction resources and repair for property damaged by the fire

Direct Program Number: 408-396-0500 
Statewide Hotline: 833-775-3267 

For information: [email protected]

Program Flyer 

United Policyholders Webinars

Fire Survivors Roadmap to Recovery
United Policyholders will be presenting several new workshops for survivors of 2020 wildfires in California.
Topics include:
  • Q&A for wildfire survivors
  • Survivor Forum
  • Remedies for Underinsurance

Register