SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Ventura County will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, for President’s Day. The DRC in Santa Barbara will be open with normal hours of operation.
Santa Barbara DRC, Calvary Chapel, 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
Hours: Monday through Friday except Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ventura DRC, Ventura County Credit Union, 6026 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93003.
Hours: Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The center will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19 for President’s Day.
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agencies staff the centers. Residents of any of the designated counties – Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego – can seek help at the centers.
Before visiting a center, survivors are encouraged to apply for disaster assistance by going online at DisasterAssistance.gov, by using the FEMA app or by calling 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.
All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339 (TTY).