If you, your loved ones, or your business were impacted by the recent Saddleridge Fire, below is a list of all government and non-government agencies who can help you find answers to your questions and obtain recovery resources.
|City of Los Angeles||Description of Services|
|Recreation and Parks||-Provide on-site resources and assistance, including childcare for parents visiting the LAC with their children.
|Department on Disabilities||-Assist people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs who visit the LAC.
-Provide referrals to service providers for individuals impacted by the fires who may have lost durable medical equipment or had an interruption to services.
|City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department||-Provide all-hazards disaster preparedness and recovery information.
|Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD)||-Answer residents’ questions regarding fire risks and mitigate efforts/steps
-Provide information about precautions to take ahead of rainfall/precipitation.
|Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)||-If questions/concerns about burglaries in evacuated areas arise, be on hand to assist with complaints.
|Office of the Mayor||– Answer residents’ questions and serve as liaison and representative of Mayor Eric Garcetti.
|Mayor’s Crisis Response Team||-Provide residents with mental health counseling when requested, and pertinent information about long-term mental health following the fires.
|Council Districts 5, 6, 7, 11, 12||-Answer residents’ questions and concerns, and serve as liaisons back to Council Offices.
|Los Angeles Public Works
– Bureau of Engineering
– Street Services
|-Provide residents with information regarding trash collection, utilities, bill payments and assistance.
– Provide information regarding any additional trash pickups or resources
-Provide information on planned mitigation measures ahead of precipitation
|Department of Water and Power||-Provide information on billing and charges.
-Coordinate assistance with restoration/repairs to water and power service.
|Animal Services||-Provide information about pet health and safety **general information only, no medical advice **
|Aging||-Provides appropriate information and referrals on applicable/available department services for the seniors.
-Assists older adults and their caregivers with onsite service locations, facility needs, and other resources.
|Building and Safety||– Provide assistance with permits and building and safety codes.
|Economic & Workforce Development Department||-Provides information on workforce development for individuals and economic development for business owners.http://ewddlacity.com/|
|Non-Governmental Agencies||Description of Services|
|American Red Cross||-Disaster relief referrals, disaster assistance programs.
|Salvation Army||-Disaster assistance programs
|Tzu Chi Foundation||-Comfort and housing kits, limited financial assistance.
|Disabled American Veterans||-Provides immediate financial help to veterans.
|SoCal Edison||-Power turn-off, bill forgiveness, final bills, planning information once it is safe to restore power.
|SoCal Gas||-Gas shut-off, gas assistance and safety checks.
|State Farm Insurance||-Answers questions about homeowner’s insurance.
|Los Angeles County||Description of Services|
|Department of Public Health||-Emergency preparedness, safe cleanup after fire, food safety, mental health services, public health services.
|Department of Mental Health||-Referrals for mental health counseling, grieving, coping, resources and clinics.
|Department of Public Works||-Information on how to properly dispose of debris and accredited list of contractors for trash pickup.
-Stormwater engineering; mud/flow advice; environmental
-(Building & Safety) safety assessments; rebuilding info
|Consumer Affairs||– Assist residents/businesses with next steps after disaster, preventing price gauging, landlord and tenant rights.|
|Office of the Assessor||– Provide home value assessment information and tax deferment options.
|Veterans Affairs||-Expedited federal and state veteran benefits.
|Office of Emergency Management||-Answer questions and provide information on individual assistance and other financial and material resources that may be provided to impacted community members.
|Animal Care||-Provides medical treatment of injured animals, food, shelter and boarding.
|South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)||– Provided residents with air quality information, including information about ongoing monitoring.
|State||Description of Services|
|California Department of Insurance||– Provide residents with information regarding insurance coverage and other.
|California Office of Emergency Services||-Provide residents with information and guidance regarding safety and preparedness.
|United States Small Business Administration (SBA)||-Provide small business owners with information regarding government assistance.
|Employee Development Department (EDD)||– Answers questions about unemployment.
|Contractor’s License Board||-Consumer protection, regulates construction contractors and provides information on licensed contractors.
|Franchise Tax Board||-Provides copies of tax returns, personal/
|Department of Motor Vehicles||-Assists with procuring/reproducing identification documents.
|Tax and Fee Administration||-Aids non-service businesses that pay sales and use tax with documents, avoiding penalties/fees and tax extensions.
|Federal||Description of Services|
|USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service||-Aids farmers, ranchers, and private land managers with conserving natural resources and post-disaster mitigation.