SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- California Human Development (CHD) has been approved for an extension on a contract with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) in the amount of $5 million dollars to assist in disaster relief services to immigrants who are wildfire survivors residing in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, Napa, Sonoma, Orange, Yuba and Solano Counties. Low income, Wildfire affected immigrants who meet eligibility guidelines, will be able to apply for assistance until the new deadline of June 30, 2018.
For those who lost housing, employment and/or wages due to the Wildfires, funding will continue to be available to help immigrants with Housing Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, Transportation, School Supplies, Tools Replacement, Food and other items. Multi-lingual case workers will help qualified applicants complete the application process providing translation and interpretation services when needed. Applicants will also receive referrals to other available services. To reach as many wildfire survivors as possible, CHD is subcontracting with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, On The Move, UpValley Family Centers of Napa, Abode and the Steering Committee for UndocuFund which includes the North Bay Organizing Project, Graton Day Labor Center and North Bay Jobs with Justice. California Human Development and its partner agencies will continue to reach out to clients and other immigrants who live in the fire impacted regions.
"On October 9th, the wildfire's wrath did not discriminate. Loss was immense for everyone in its path. As our community works to stabilize in a new normal, funding from the California Department of Social Services is a vital part of the overall wildfire recovery strategy to help people rebuild their lives," says Jenna Brager, Wildfire Relief Resource Center Manager.
CHD's administrative headquarters in Santa Rosa serve as a hub for service sites that span 31 northern California counties. Formed in 1967 to serve migrant and seasonal farmworkers, today the nonprofit continues to wage the War on Poverty by creating opportunities for people to rise above barriers in pursuit of better lives.
To apply for assistance act now by calling 707-523-1155, extension 4740 to schedule an appointment, be directed to the CHD office nearest you, or referred to one of our participating partner agencies.
SOURCE California Human Development