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Monterey County has a virtual local assistance center available here, and an in-person local assistance center in Salinas.
The local assistance center will open at 9:00am Saturday, January 28 and remain open until Sunday, February 5 at 7:00pm. It will be located at the County of Monterey North Building at 1441 Schilling Pl, Salinas.
The Monterey County Local Assistance Center will help residents impacted by the storms in flooding in Monterey County and includes staff from VIDA partner organizations, the County of Monterey, the California Office of Emergency Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and various state and local agencies and nonprofits that include disaster recovery as part of their mission.
Residents can access information and resources needed for recovery, regardless of the type of damage suffered, location of impacted residence or business, insurance status, immigration status, or any other factor.
Translation services will be available onsite.
When possible, bring proof of identification and proof of residency (birth certificates, utility bills, leases, Pay Stubs, or IDs etc.) to assist with eligibility requirements.
You may qualify for cash assistance to pay for a hotel, temporary rental housing, basic household items or related needs not covered by insurance or other sources. Santa Cruz County and Pajaro Valley community organizations are providing direct financial assistance to local residents and connecting them to other resources.
Dial 211, or contact any of the resource centers below:
Click here to listen to recording in Triqui.
Community Bridges Family Resource Centers provide resource referral & coordination, financial assistance and public benefit enrollment. Please call or visit any of the locations listed below.
Felton: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9
Monday and Thursday: 9am to 12:30pm, 1pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am to 12pm (by appointment 1-5pm)
Phone (831) 335-6600
Watsonville: La Manzana Community Resources, 521 Main St., Suite Y
Monday-Friday, 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 4:30pm
Live Oak: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave.
Monday-Thursday, 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm
Santa Cruz: Nueva Vista Community Resources, 711 East Cliff Dr.
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm (Closed Thursdays)
Phone (831) 423-5741
BOIL WATER ADVISORY (Updated January 6, 2023 at 5:30pm)
Big Basin Water customers are advised to boil water for one minute before drinking, brushing teeth or food preparation. Customers will be notified once testing demonstrates the water is safe. The notice also will refer to this guide from the Centers for Disease Control on how to respond to boil-water advisories. San Lorenzo Valley Water District has opened a free water station for Big Basin Water customers and others in need. The station, which operates 24 hours per day, is located at 13057 Highway 9, in downtown Boulder Creek, across from the District headquarters.
Click the links below
WINTER STORMS RECOVERY
CZU FIRE RECOVERY
To prepare for sever weather events, do the following:
In a flood, move to higher ground. Be aware of drainage channels and other areas known to flood suddenly.
Through participation in the Santa Cruz County Long Term Recovery Group, Community Bridges and Catholic Charities provide Disaster Case Manager support for families in need of assistance as they navigate the rebuilding process following the CZU August 2020 Lightning Fire.
Disaster Case Managers provide one-on-one support to achieve effective communication with the Recovery Permit Center and connect families with resources, including funding through the Unmet Needs Committee for families that are experiencing rebuild funding gaps.
To connect with a Disaster Case Manager, please email CZUFireHelp@gmail.com or call 831-920-4764.