Local assistance centers set up for Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties

- Following all six counties impacted by the Wine Country Fires being declared an emergency disaster zone, individual assistance is now offered. Local assistance centers have now been established in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties.

People who have been left homeless as a resort of the fires can receive money from FEMA to help restore losses and provide temporary housing. And those who lost their identification can get new ones by providing the California Department of Motor Vehicles their fingerprints.

If you’re primary residence was affected by the fires, whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, you need to sign up at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

All are designed to be a “one-stop-shop,” by bringing in federal, state and local agencies to help people with the rebuilding process.

The LACs set up so far: 

Sonoma County: First floor of The Press Democrat building at 427 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Napa County: Napa County Health and Human Services Building A, Conference Center 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa CA 94559

Phone: (707) 299-2190

Hours (for week of October 16th -- October 22nd)

Monday, October 16th-Friday, October 20th: 9am to 7pm

Saturday October 21st and Sunday October 22nd: 10am to 5pm

In consideration of these distressing circumstances, ICE will continue to suspend routine immigration enforcement operations in the areas affected by the fires in northern California. Likewise, ICE will not be present at the local assistance center.

Mendocino County: Mendocino College has provided their gymnasium at 1000 Hensley Creek Rd in Ukiah. The LAC will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily for the next two weeks beginning this Tuesday, October 17. Mendocino County will continue to provide services through the LAC as long as needed to meet the needs of our local residents.

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