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Lake County Disaster Recovery

NCO is committed to supporting the needs of fire survivors from the devastating Lake County wildfires of 2015, 2016 and 2017. NCO continues to provide resources and services to fire survivors. It began with managing the fiscal donations in the immediate aftermath of each fire and then disbursing those funds to fire survivors. NCO is currently administering disaster assistance through our disaster case management process, providing food to survivors through our weekly food pantries, and utlizing AmeriCorps VISTA service members to assist with recovery.

Rebuilding

NCO is currently sponsoring an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team in partnership with the Corporation for National Service to assist with rebuilding efforts.  AmeriCorps NCCC is a program that engages young adults aged 18 - 24 in team-based national and community service in the United States. An NCCC teams consists of 8-14 young adults who complete six-eight week long projects during a 10-month term of service. The NCCC team works under the guidance and direction of one of Team Lake County’s (TLC) partnering organizations, Hope City, to construct homes for fire survivors. Learn more about Hope City by clicking here. 

Capacity Building

NCO has received a grant that allows our organization to host AmeriCorps VISTA service members for a year-long term of service. These VISTA service members are working to build capacity and long-term sustainability in a variety of NCO programs. Their capacity-building work focuses on developing greater access to housing, health, and food for local low-income residents.

Disaster Case Management

As a TLC partner and in collaboration with other TLC partners, NCO connects survivors to resources through disaster case management. Through the disaster case management process, many diverse needs are identified. Disaster case managers work with clients to address those needs and connect the client to available resources.

Team Lake County (TLC)

NCO is an active member and fiscal sponsor of TLC. To learn more about TLC click here.