Local Assistance Centers Opening to Support Wildfire Survivors (UPDATED)

Editor’s note: Local Assistance Center information has been updated as of Sept. 21, 2020.


In the ongoing response and recovery mission to support wildfire survivors impacted by the 2020 fire siege across California, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in joint support from local, state and federal agencies are announcing multiple Local Assistance Centers (LAC) opening to wildfire survivors.

LACs are activated following major disasters to support survivors and businesses that have suffered disaster-related losses or damages. Each center is unique and locally-driven with support from local, state, federal and non-profit agencies. We strongly recommend you reach out to the County or Local Assistance Center directly for the best information on recovery services. We will update this list with new information as it becomes available.


Lake County

A virtual LAC is available for Lake County here

Phone Information Line:

(707) 995-4335 (Sept. 7-11, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

2-1-1 (Disaster & Recovery Info)

Email requests for information:



Monterey County

Monterey Conference Center

1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940


Hours of Operation 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

A virtual LAC is available for Monterey County at here.

(CLOSED – Sept. 12)


Napa County

Napa County Health & Human Services

2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive

Napa, CA 94558


Hours of Operation 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

(Monday-Friday, closed weekends, starting Sept. 14)

A virtual LAC is available for Napa County at here.

(CLOSING – Sept. 25)


San Diego County

11555 Via Rancho San Diego

El Cajon, CA 92019

Hours of Operation 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

(CLOSED – Sept. 14)


Santa Cruz County

Kaiser Permanente Arena

140 Front St.

Santa Cruz, CA


Hours of Operation 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual resources for Santa Cruz County are available at here.


San Mateo County

Pescadero Elementary School

620 North St.

Pescadero, CA 94060


Hours of Operations 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

(CLOSED – Sept. 9)


Solano County

Solano Community College

2001 N. Village Pkwy

Vacaville, CA 95688


Hours of Operation 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

A virtual LAC is available for Solano County at here.

(CLOSED – Sept. 5)


Sonoma County

Healdsburg High School

1024 Prince Street

Healdsburg, CA 95448


Hours of Operation 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

(CLOSED – Sept. 4)


West County Community Services

16390 Main St

Guerneville, CA 95446


Hours of Operation 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

(CLOSED – Sept. 4)


Yolo County

A virtual LAC is available for Yolo County here 



COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with state and local health guidance, supporting staff of the Local Assistance Centers with have health and safety protocols in place to protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19. These protocols will include social distancing, face coverings for staff and public, health screenings for any persons entering the facility and facility sanitization.


Monica Vargas

Monica is an Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident, 2017 winter storms, North Bay Fires, Camp Fire, Ridgecrest Earthquake and EMAC PIO support to 2020 Puerto Rico earthquake. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

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