Lake County Disaster Recovery
NCO is committed to supporting the survivors of the devastating Lake County wildfires of 2015 and 2016. We have provided many resources and services to the fire response and recovery including managing the fiscal donations during the response, administering disaster rental assistance funds through the disaster case management process, providing food to survivors during the response, and applying for and receiving AmeriCorps VISTA service members to assist with the recovery.
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 18- to 24-year-olds in team-based national and community service in the United States. NCCC teams of 8-14 young adults complete about four different six- to eight-week-long projects during a 10-month term of service. The NCCC team will work under the guidance and direction of one of Team Lake County’s (TLC) partnering organizations, Hope City, to construct homes for fire survivors.
For more information please contact Traci Boyl, NCO Community Action Project Coordinator at 707.263.4688 ext. 121.
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; case managers work with clients to address those needs and connect the client to available resources.
- Valley Fire survivors can contact (707) 994-2910
- Clayton Fire survivors can contact (707) 994-2134
RSVP Valley Fire Volunteer Program
NCO offers registered volunteers the unique opportunity to assist in disaster recovery through the RSVP Valley Fire Volunteer Program. Volunteers are registered, interviewed, and matched with opportunities including: assisting with donations, food distributions, construction, disaster case management, and long term recovery group administration duties.
Team Lake County
NCO is an active member and fiscal sponsor of TLC. To learn more about TLC, click here.