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24/7 Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 & Other Emotional Support Resources

updated 11/16/2018: Butte Emotional Health Services fb page:  https://www.facebook.com/CalHopeButte/ (services provided at no cost)

updated 11/17/18: Ventura County Emotional Health Services fb page:  https://www.facebook.com/hopeofvc/ (services provided at no cost)

updated 11/8/2018: Shasta and Redding Mental Health & Wellness Services website

updated 8/6/18.  Also see Post-Fire Coping and Free Counseling » and www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/mental-health-wellness and mysonomastrong.com

Ongoing Red Flag warnings and current fires can trigger stress and trauma in fire-affected folks and their neighbors and loved ones.

24/7 Hotlines (free & confidential)

  • Disaster Distress Helpline ~ Connect with a trained disaster distress crisis counselor
    • English Speakers:  1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
    • Spanish Speakers:  1-800-985-5990 and press “2” or text Hablanos to 66746
    • Deaf & Hard of Hearing:  Use preferred relay service 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 6676 or TTY 1-800-846-8517
  • 24-hour Access Line for Sonoma County Behavioral Health Services: (707) 565-6900; (800) 870-8786
  • 24-hour Crisis Services: (707) 576-8181
  • 24-hour Suicide Prevention: (855) 587-6373

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline providing immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.  This information is from https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline.   See more resources here.

Warmlines (Regular Business Hours; free & confidential)

  • Wildfire & General Mental Health Support Warmline (NAMI): (866) 960-6264
  • California HOPE:
    • Santa Rosa: 707 608 8805
    • Adults age 50 or better: 707 608 8804
    • North County: 707 608 8807
    • Sonoma Valley: 707 608 8806
    • South County: 707 608 8806
    • West County: 707 608 8807
    • Español: 707 608 8825

THINGS CHANGE ALL THE TIME.  Please always check with the appropriate agency or entity for current information.  

Information above from the respective agencies.

Neighbors Together ~ Strong & Resilient does not provide any advice or endorse any service provider or agency. 

October 2017 Northern California Firestorm: Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa: Coffey Park; Fountaingrove (Hidden Valley Estates (HVE) is lumped with FG); Larkfield-Wikiup-Mark West-Riebli; Rincon Valley-Deer Trail-Calistoga Rd; Bennett Ridge (Nuns/Annadel Fire) . . . See more . . . »

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