Below is a list of organizations that you can utilize for resources for families or to donate goods or funds to support children and families affected by the Thomas Fire. CFS is continuing to identify community partners offering support to families and children directly impacted. We will continue to update you:
The following organizations are specifically supporting our Resource Families, Birth Families and Children/ Youth:
Child Hope Services: 805-419-6182 or www.childhopeservices.org
James Storehouse: 805‐499‐7161 or jamesstorehouse.org
Raising Hope: 805-491-KIDZ (5439) or www.raisinghope.org
Children’s Services Auxiliary: http://www.csavc.org/
VCFPA: 805-285-3790 or www.vcpfa.org
Kids and Families Together: 805-654-1446 or http://www.kidsandfamilies.org/
The following links provide a larger range of resources:
**Ventura County Thomas Fire Help List: This is a community based compilation (continuously updated) of donation and pick up locations available to affected families across Ventura County. Please add to the site as you hear of additional resources/ supports available to families: www.thomasfirehelp.com
A listing of local food pantries is available at: http://www.foodshare.com/find-a-pantry/.
American Red Cross: 805-987-1514; http://www.redcross.org/local/california/central-california/local-chapters/ventura
United Way 2-1-1: 805-485-6288
Salvation Army: www.salvationarmy.org
Food Share: 805-983-7100; www.foodshare.com
Ventura County Community Disaster Relief Fund: www.VCCF.org
Homeless Services: Those who are in need of housing information may leave a message for Homeless Services at 805-385-1800. Calls will be returned.
Medi-Cal, CalFresh and CalWorks: Those who would like to apply for Medi-Cal, CalFresh and/or CalWORKs may do so online or in person. Applications for Medi-Cal and CalFresh are also accepted by mail and by fax, and by phone for Medi-Cal. Applications for General Relief are accepted only in person. Learn more
The America’s Job Centers at 2901 N. Ventura Road in Oxnard and 2900 N. Madera Road in Simi Valley are open to assist those seeking employment, including those who have lost their jobs due to the fires. Learn more
The Winter Warming Shelter is scheduled to open on Friday, December 15th. Learn more
Note: If you know of a Resource Family/ Youth affected by the fires and need resources, please contact the partners mentioned above for support or a member of our Foster VC Kids team. They are ready to help and meet a wide range of needs. Please have your current contact information ready, what kind of support you need, as well as the name and contact information for your social worker. Caregivers/ Families may contact resource partners directly or CFS Staff may refer them for support.
Foster VC Kids is grateful to our community for stepping in to assist! We hope that this brings much needed peace to families affected. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 654-3220 for support!
Additional Information: Caregiver Disaster Line