Emergency Resources in Ventura County

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Along with coping with the aftermath of the Borderline shooting, the Hill and Woolsey fires displaced hundreds of thousands of individuals and families across Ventura and Los Angeles counties over the past week. Numerous resources have since made themselves available for those affected. Below find a list of available resources and contact information.

On Nov. 10, President Donald Trump made available funds via the Federal Emergency Management Agency and on Tuesday, Nov. 13, declared a major disaster for the state. The declaration will make available funds for affected communities for crisis counseling, housing and unemployment assistance and legal services. The Woolsey Fire had destroyed an estimated 435 structures by Tuesday afternoon, while the Hill Fire had destroyed two.

For latest information

Ventura County Emergency Information: www.vcemergency.com

If you are in need of assistance

Dial 2-1-1 for assistance with various concerns, including transportation, post-disaster employment and so forth. Fill out the 2-1-1 form, which gives consent to share information with service providers, at www.211ventura.org/hill-fire-woolsey-fire/
Airbnb Open Home Program, available through Nov. 29: www.airbnb.com/welcome/evacuees/venturacounty
For rides via Lyft visit www.vcunitedway.org/2-1-1
Hot meals available via World Central Kitchen: www.worldcentralkitchen.org.

Where to donate, get involved

United Way: www.unitedwayla.orgwww.vcunitedway.org.
Ventura County Community Foundation: www.vccf.org.
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation: www.supportlafd.org.
Humane Society of Ventura County: www.hsvc.org.
Hill and Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Effort: www.vccf.org/donate/hill-fire-and-woolsey-fire-sudden-and-urgent-needs-effort/

Evacuation centers

California Lutheran University, Gilbert Sport & Fitness Center, 130 Overton Ct., Thousand Oaks
Taft Charter High School, 5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills
Pierce College, 7100 El Rancho Dr., Woodland Hills

Where to take animals

The Humane Society of Ventura County accepting dogs, cats, horses, and other domesticated animals at 402 Bryant St., Ojai, (805) 646-6505
Ventura County Fair Grounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001 (call to check capacity (805) 388-4258)
Ventura County Animal Services (805) 388-4258 (space for small animals)
Ventura County Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo
Simi Valley Animal Shelter, 670 W. Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, (805) 388-4341 (space for small animals)
Earl Warren Show Grounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara (Accepting large animals)
If you need large animal assistance, call 805-388-4258

To assist those affected by the Borderline shooting

Conejo Valley Victims Fund: www.vccf.org/donate/make-a-donation/
UnitedHealthcare and Optum toll-free Emotional Support Helpline: 866-342-6892
Emotional support resources: www.liveandworkwell.com

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