Resources for Those Impacted by Wildfires
Our hearts go out to those affected by the massive wildfires in Sonoma, Napa and Yuba Counties.
A traumatic event such as this is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. People can call the Disaster Distress Helpline’s toll-free number (1-800-985-5990) and receive immediate counseling. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is also available via SMS (text TalkWithUs to 66746) to anyone experiencing psychological distress as a result of this event. People who call and text are connected to trained and caring professionals from crisis counseling centers in the network. The Helpline staff provides confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.
Other resources for impacted families and communities include:
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Children Impacted by Wildfires
- En Español
- Wildfires: Tips for Parents on Media Coverage
- En Español
- Simple Activities for Children During Evacuations or When Playing Outside is Restricted
- Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Strategies to Manage Challenges for EMS and Other First Responder Families
- Psychological First Aid (PFA) (in English, Spanish and multiple other languages)
For information on the status of containment of the wildfires, visit Calfire’s website.