Fire Recovery Resources for Faculty and Staff

HELP FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

  1. HOUSING OFFERS AND SUPPORT
  2. FINANCIAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE – SRJC FOUNDATION GRANTS & MORE
  3. RESOURCES FOR DEALING WITH DISASTER, LOSS, AND TRAUMA INCLUDING EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
  4. STAY UP TO DATE
  5. EMPLOYEES AS DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS

 

1. HOUSING OFFERS AND SUPPORT

Many generous colleagues have offered space in their homes for the growing number of faculty and staff who have been displaced by the fires. If you have a room or a part of your home that you would be willing to open to one of our displaced employees and their families, please contact Sussanah Sydney in Human Resources at ssydney@santarosa.edu or (707) 527-4821. Human Resources staff will work with you to find a suitable match, including number of family members, accepting pets, etc.

For additional emergency housing options, contact Petaluma People Services, who are helping people countywide (not just Petaluma): SHAREfire@petalumapeople.org For more information and an application, or contact PPSC 707-765-8488, M-TH, 8:30 – 4:30.

 

2. FINANCIAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE

Donations to the SRJC Fire Relief Fund are welcome. Thank you!

North Bay Fire Relief Fund
Students and staff can apply for community grants from the North Bay Fire Relief Fund established by Redwood Credit Union, The Press Democrat, and Senator Mike McGuire.

 

3. RESOURCES FOR DEALING WITH DISASTER, LOSS, AND TRAUMA INCLUDING EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

SRJC’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which provides emotional support and crisis counseling, is now available for FREE to students affected by the fires. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. See benefits and contact info here.  Includes counseling sessions, online resources, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Program name: SISC

The Sutter Health Institute for Health & Healing is inviting you to a free lecture on Quieting the Mind in Times of Great Challenge on December 7, 2017.  This lecture is open to the public with the registration link provided here.

 

4. STAY UP TO DATE

Regroup:

To receive emergency communications from SRJC, sign up for Regroup at https://police.santarosa.edu/emergency-alerts-signup

To receive text alerts, you must opt-in by entering your mobile phone number. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Nixle:

To receive county-wide update, sign up on line at: http://www.nixle.com, or text your zip code to 888-777

For Spanish, text ESP after initial signup.

In an emergency, SRJC also sends alerts to local online, broadcast and print media, including radio stations KZST 100.1 FM and KSRO 1350 AM, Exitos 98.7 FM, Latino 95.5 FM and KBBF 89.1 FM.

 

5. EMPLOYEES AS DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS

During an emergency, all employees can be activated as disaster service workers. Certain categories of employees may be needed to deal with essential operations. If you are unclear whether your service is needed, please contact your supervisor.