Assistance Organizations


United Way

Jesusita Fire Long Term Recovery Fund, c/o United Way of Santa Barbara County, 320 East Gutierrez St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.  Online United Way Jesusita Fire donation and mailing info at or call 965-8591

Red Cross Jesusita Fire Response Fund - Santa Barbara County Chapter's relief effort in response to the Jesusita Fire.


Donations of clothing, appliances, canned food and other household items:

Alpha Thrift Store 964-1123
Catholic Charities 965-7045
Unity Shoppe 965-4122



Volunteer Assistance Organizations

Red Cross of Santa Barbara County
Salvation Army Santa Barbara
Direct Relief International

United Way of Santa Barbara - For potential volunteer opportunities related to fire response, go to

Santa Barbara County Bar Association - (805) 569-5511



Housing Assistance


211 Helpline
Call 211 or email to offer temporary housing or to request temporary housing


Local Home Owners Organizations  


Mission Canyon Association


Mountain Drive Community Association



Private Reconstruction Organizations and Resources

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

(805) 966-4198


Santa Barbara Contractors Association

(805) 884-1100



Santa Maria Vally Contractors Association


Marborg Industries

(805) 963-1852



Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce

(805) 965-3023




Federal & State Government Assistance Agencies

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Residents and Businesses Affected by the Jesusita Fire

Assistance and Services For Disaster Recovery - Cal EMA Flyer

Social Security Administration

Information about replacing lost Social Security and Medicare cards.
Frequently Asked Questions 

Contractors State License Board

Guidance in obtaining licensed contractors and provides information to help protect against fraudulent contractor practices, etc.

Department of Insurance
800-927-HELP (800-927-4357)

Provides information regarding insurance issues, such as policy retrieval, claims filing, expediting claim settlements, etc.

Department of Health Services


(800) 777-0133

Replace a driver license or ID card


Employment Development Department

Filing of Unemployment Insurance Claims / Disaster Unemployment Assistance / Disaster Disability Benefits

Franchise Tax Board

California Veterans Affairs

Guidance for obtaining CALVET loan assistance.


Local Government Assistance Agencies

Animal Services

Info on lost and found pets

Public Health/Environmental Health


Info on building permits for homes on septic systems, information on water wells 

Planning and Development

(805) 568-2000

Zoning and re-building info.

Santa Barbara County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk

(805) 568-2550

Birth/death/marriage certificates / Copies of deeds

Social Services

(805) 681-4401

Will help determine what services individuals and families are eligiligle to receive (i.e., food stamp application, etc.)