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Financial Assistance Available for Immigrants Impacted by Mendocino County’s Winter Storms


The following is a press release issued by North Coast Opportunities:

Snow fall in Hopland during 2023’s Winter Storms [Picture by Matt LaFever]

In response to recent winter storms in Mendocino County, Visión Family Center, a program of North Coast Opportunities (NCO), is providing direct assistance to eligible individuals who experienced hardship from the storms and cannot access federal assistance (FEMA) due to immigration status. This funding, in partnership with Catholic Charities Santa Rosa, is designated to help impacted individuals and households recover certain financial losses including housing, food, wages, and transportation costs.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • have lived OR worked in Mendocino County during the time period December 27, 2022 to January 31, 2023,
  • provide proof of work or residence (can be a paycheck, letter from employer or landlord, etc.),
  • provide a photo ID (of any kind),
  • and have experienced a financial setback due to the storms including but not limited to loss of work due to road closures or flooding, loss of food due to power outage, loss of wages, transportation costs, etc.

Those who qualify may receive up to $4,500 per household based on the following:

  • $1,500 per adult, up to two adults maximum
  • $500 per child, up to three children maximum
  • Multi-family households can apply as separate households 

To learn more or to apply for assistance, please contact our Spanish-speaking staff at (707) 802-8186 or MendoAssist@ncoinc.org and mention the SAI program. 

Visión Family Center is a project of North Coast Opportunities located in Ukiah, CA. NCO is the Community Action Agency that serves Lake and Mendocino Counties, as well as parts of Humboldt, Sonoma, Del Norte, and Solano Counties. NCO reacts and adjusts to community needs, including disaster response and recovery.

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For more information visit www.ncoinc.org or call (707) 467-3200.

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  1. Catholic charities is a scam. They take $$$ for relocating illegals all around the country. Giving $$ to illegals only seems illegal and racist.


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