Sonoma County launched the California Hope program to provide free crisis counseling to anyone affect by the Sonoma Complex October 2017 fires. California Hope is a federally fund program that can send crisis counselors to meet people wherever they are (home, office,or school. etc.) to provide crisis training, resource navigation and disaster recovery education.
California Hope is funded by the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) and is administered by the California State Mental Health Authority (CMHA) in conjunction with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services: Behavioral Health Division.
California HOPE counselors specialize in helping survivors understand their current reactions, reduce stress, receive emotional support, prioritize needs and solve problems, choose coping strategies, and connect with people and agencies who can help. If you would like free assistance from this program, please contact them as follows:
Adults age 50 or older: (707) 608-8804
Santa Rosa: (707) 608-8805
North County: (707) 608-8807
Sonoma Valley: (707) 608-8806
South County: (707) 608-8806
West County: (707) 608-8807
For more information on the program, go here.