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fie HOPE counsel wheelwrightThe California HOPE crisis counseling program ended on June 30th. The program was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help survivors cope with trauma after the October wildfires. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with California HOPE project manager Wendy Wheelwright about the work that remains to be done.
 

 

(Image: Wendy Wheelright talks with KRCB news director Steve Mencher in June of 2018. To listen to that interview click here. Image Credit: Steve Mencher)

 

Free mental health services are still available through the following programs:

Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative
Call NAMI at (866) 960-6264
Website: www.mysonomastrong.com

Rebuilding Our Community: Sonoma
Call Resource Center: (707) 535-3349
Website: www.rocsonomacounty.org

Catholic Charities Disaster Case Management
Phone number: (866) 542-5480

Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative
Phone number: (707) 303-3600
Website: www.srhealth.org/about-us/resilience-collaborative

Santa Rosa City Schools' Integrated Wellness Center
Phone number: (707) 890-3827
Website: www.srcschools.org/domain/2112

Wellness And Advocacy CenterPeer-to-Peer Mental Health Support
Phone number: (707) 565-7800
Website: www.wellnessandadvocacy.org/

Jewish Community Free Clinic
Phone number: (707) 585-7780
Website: www.jewishfreeclinic.org/

 

Sonoma County is inspecting homes and properties to make sure that owners have cleared weeds and cut overgrown grass on their lots. This is the first time Sonoma County is doing defensible space inspections in partnership with local fire districts to make sure that firefighters can best protect homes from wildfires.  Sonoma County Fire Chief James Marshall told the board of supervisors on Tuesday that about half of the properties inspected by officials so far are out of compliance with the county’s regulations. KRCB’s Adia White took a walk through one neighborhood with James Marshall when inspections first started in June. She has more on what out of compliance looks like.

def space zones

To find out if your home is in compliance with Sonoma County's regulations, click here.

 

 

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrestImmigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning raids in at least ten major cities across the U.S. starting Sunday. Local group, The North Bay Organizing Project is training residents to become legal observers and document any ICE activity in the area. KRCB’s Adia White attended a training in Santa Rosa and has this report. 

 

(Image: A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent arresting a suspect. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.)

Kaiser Permanente Building After Northridge EarthquakeSouthern California was hit by two large earthquakes last week. One was a magnitude 7.1; the largest recorded in the state in twenty years. It’s a reminder that the next one could be centered in downtown Los Angeles or San Francisco. Southern California Public Radio station KPCC released a podcast called The Big One this year. It talks about what will happen if a major earthquake hits. Host, Jacob Margolis, visited Santa Rosa in April to give advice to a group of emergency managers on how to use storytelling to effectively share information. We’re sharing an excerpt from his talk and a taste of the podcast to encourage you to get your earthquake kit ready. 

 

Audio is courtesy of FEMA Prep Talks and Southern California Public Radio. FEMA hosted The Big One podcast team at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in April. Click here for the fabulous preparedness resources The Big One podcast is sharing with listeners.

 

(The Kaiser Permanente building after the Northridge earthquake. Credit: Gary B. Edstrom)

   

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