RECOVERY RESOURCES
Wi-Fi Pop Up
Sports Academy HQ

1011 Rancho Conejo Blvd, Newbury Park, CA 91320
 

Monday 11/19, 9am-5pm
Tuesday 11/20, 9am-5pm
Wednesday 11/21, 9-1
Thursday 11/22, closed
Friday 11/23, 9am-5pm

 

  • Free WiFi

  • Charging Stations

  • Showers (we will provide toiletries!)

  • Kids Sports Camp for children, ages 2-12 (parents need to stay at the facility while kids are at the camp)

I am a survivor in NEED  

The links below show resources your neighbors have offered!  The second row allows you to SEARCH and SORT each column to find what you need most.

I want to HELP my neighbor

Click on the links below to Offer Help to your neighbors in need.  As soon as you submit the form, your offer immediately becomes available for survivors.

 
Survivor Immediate Steps:
  1. Register with 2-1-1 ASAP
    1. Call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211

    2. Register Online 
      This is a different registration list then FEMA and American Red Cross. Registering with 211 enables local nonprofit organizations to distribute donated goods and financial resources as they become available.

  2. Register with the Local Love​ Project
    1. The Local Love Project solves the immediate needs of our community as we recover from disasters. 805Help works in tandem with The Local Love Project.

For resources specific to the Borderline Shooting, CLICK HERE.

805Help is the safety net under the safety net - the clearinghouse for recovery efforts that fall outside the boundaries of the larger institutions in the public and nonprofit sector that provide help.

 

We work at the grassroots level matching help with need, solving problems on a one-on-one scale and lifting up those who fall through the cracks. 

Your support will allow 805Help to continue finding solutions for our most vulnerable community members - those not currently able to be served by our institutional partners.

To contribute by check: 

Make the check out to: Community Partners, Memo: Thomas Fire Help, #0861

Mail the check to: ThomasFireHelp, c/o Emily Barany, PO Box 23223, Ventura, CA 93002

805Help (formerly ThomasFireHelp) is a project of Community Partners (501c3 number 95-4302067).

“I sure feel that the connection between resources and needs has been extremely inconsistent at the 'official' level. At the people to people level it has been better.”

70% HAVE BEEN DENIED SUPPORT BY AT LEAST ONE ORGANIZATION

“I feel very lost.” 

69% DON'T HAVE THE SUPPORT TO RECOVER

"Insurance payouts do not cover what it cost for rebuild. I am struggling so hard to get to get where I was."

63% HAVE UNMET FINANCIAL NEEDS

“People have moved on with their lives. But those of us who lost everything are still lost.”

27% HAVE UNMET REBUILD NEEDS

"It seems overall the community will recover. I just happen to be somebody who is slipping through the cracks.”

25% HAVE UNMET INSURANCE NEEDS

“I have family members who did receive help, but it was short term and  they are struggling with the magnitude of all that was destroyed.”

23% HAVE UNMET PERSONAL NEEDS

Self-reported feedback from the 805Help survey of ThomasFireHelp survivors as of 7/11/18: 135 responses, distributed via email and social media. 

“The Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide disasters have devastated our community and more than 6 months later, survivors are still trying to find the support they need to get back on their feet” said Peter Zierhut, Vice President of Haas Automation, a local employer with a history of community support.  He continued, “For that reason, the Gene Haas Foundation is announcing a challenge grant of $25,000 to ThomasFireHelp, allowing them to continue their work of connecting those affected by the disasters with the services they need. We’re proud to be a part of the good work being done by this hard working organization. As new disasters strike, innovative models like ThomasFireHelp will be integral to the recovery of the region.  ThomasFireHelp is poised to be international leader in recovery assistance and The Gene Haas Foundation is proud to be part of the effort.” 

 

"The Ventura County Community Foundation has awarded this grant to ThomasFireHelp. TheThomasFire Help team has played such an important role in supporting survivors and continues to be a leader in long-term recovery efforts.  We are proud to support their vision to connect help with a need in the Ventura community,”

-Vanessa Bechtel, President & CEO of the Ventura County Community Foundation

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!

Ventura Community Foundation

Retired & Disabled Police of America
Wes Melander & Jaci Engel

International Association of Retired Firefighters

The McLin Family Foundation

Patty Brown

Ron & Pam Engel
Anne Halsey 

​​Michaela & Jason Harris

Julie Harvey

Ken & Patsy Janda​

Searle Creative Group

Patty Mckenna​

Joseph Paul 
Democratic Club of Ventura

Raw Workouts

Kathy Wertheim

Julia Ballot

McKinley Barnes 
Stephanie Becerra 

Linda Bornand

Ellen Brown

Inez Byers

Sara Cook

The Dugas Family

Ellie

Steve Elson

Linda Fisher-Helton 

Rudy Gonzales​

Amanda Gray

Laurena Guizar

Monica Jessie

Courtney Lane​

Kristi Moore

Dusti Palay

Cindy Reichert

Stacy & Kerry Roscoe

Carlos Saleh

Branlin Schaefer

Training Solutions

Jeff Starr
Kevin Wible

805Help does not warrant or guarantee any of the accuracy of the information contained herein. All information provided here originated elsewhere through voluntary submissions that have not been screened for accuracy. The authors of this website are simply acting as aggregators of reported information and do not have the resources to independently verify the data contained herein. For the most accurate, validated information from the County of Ventura, go to www.readyventuracounty.org.

805Help (formerly ThomasFireHelp) is a project of Community Partners (501c3 number 95-4302067).