Families Affected by the Camp Fire
Tiffany, 25, and David, 27, are a young couple who live in Sacramento. David’s mother and siblings lost everything in the fire. David’s 5 siblings (Ages 5,13,14,16,17) came to live with them so that his mother could find work in the Bay Area and once she had enough money saved she would come back for the young kids. 3 months has now passed and mom has abandoned the children. CPS became involved and Tiffany and David are working on getting guardianship of all the children.

The kids need everything from shoes to dental work, to food and basic household needs. Tiffany and David need a vehicle that fits 7 as they currently have to take 2 separate cars when they go anywhere. Food is scarce and sometimes Tiffany is able to bring home leftover food from the restaurant she works at. Their lease is up in May and they may not be able to afford their new lease and they do not have the means for moving costs. They are simply scrapping by.

Amanda is a single mom with 5 children, 4 of whom live with her. Amanda moved to Magalia in 2013 to take care of her disabled parents, where she worked 2 jobs to make ends meet, having to pay not only for her bills, but her parents as well. Since the fire, she and her 4 children have been sharing a small bedroom at a friend’s house located in Citrus Heights.

Her 17yr old daughter has had to leave public school and is working with a homeschool to try and catch up on her schooling while helping care for her younger siblings while Amanda works.

Amanda and her family are going to stay and become a part of our community and are looking for a more permanent housing situation. They need everything from child care, furniture, groceries, vehicle repairs, help with a deposit, dental needs, counseling, better paying employment and something closer to her children’s school.

The Kogut family is a young family of 4. Matthew the husband is a hard working disabled veteran who fought for our country during the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Alexis is a devoted stay at home mom to eleven week old daughter Kori, who she had just weeks after losing everything in the fire and to 5 year old Hunter, who turned 5 four days after the devastating fire.

After the fires they were living out of their truck, the only thing they own to survive the fire. They are now living from hotel to hotel and are trying to save as much money as possible so they can start to rebuild their lives. They are asking for leads on semi-rural rental homes that would be wiling to rent long-term and for any financial support for move-in costs and replacing all the household items they lost.

Placer 10-35 Foundation, P.O. Box 505, Loomis, CA 95650 (916) 837-1035

The Placer 10-35 Foundation was created in 2011 as a fraternal charity designed to assist the men & women of Placer County law enforcement. The Foundation is a benevolent association chartered to assist Placer County and regional peace officers in times of great personal or professional tragedy.We are committed to celebrating the mission of the law enforcement officer and providing assistance when the inevitable tragedy occurs in this dangerous profession. We are “Helping our Heroes.”

Firefighters Burn Institute, 3101 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento CA 95820, (916) 739-8525

The Firefighters Burn Institute is a non-profit organization founded by Sacramento Fire Captain Cliff Haskell and the Sacramento Area Fire Fighters Local 522 in 1973, for the purpose of establishing a local burn treatment facility; providing recovery programs for burn survivors; providing fire and burn prevention through public education; funding education for burn team professionals, firefighters, and burn survivors; and supporting burn treatment and rehabilitation research.

Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, Office: 916-672-6984 PO Box 1111, Newcastle, CA 95658

The mission of Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (PCLEC) is to provide spiritual, emotional, and mental support to the Law Enforcement Community, their families and the citizens of Placer County. PCLEC achieves their mission by specializing in trauma and crisis intervention, conducting crisis counseling in the field, and demonstrating excellence in delivering care and comfort to both law enforcement and the community.

Three Strands Global Foundation, 3941 Park Drive #20-200, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762, 916-365-2606.

The mission of 3Strands Global Foundation is to mobilize a worldwide community of individuals and organizations to combat human trafficking through prevention education and reintegration programs. We accomplish this through prevention education, reintegration, social justice initiatives and laws, public awareness and partnerships.

Blue Heart International, 9700 Business Park Dr, Suite 105, Sacramento, CA 95827. (916)246-1730.

Established in 2014, the mission of Blue Heart International is to ensure the betterment of trafficked and sexually exploited survivors through transitional housing, to connect with adults and at-risk youth through active street outreach, and to bring awareness and prevention education to all.

Stand Up Placer, PO Box 5462, Auburn, CA 95604, 24-Hour Crisis & Information Line: (800) 575-5352.

Stand Up Placer is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) community-based organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Placer County. We firmly believe that everyone – regardless of sex, race, religion, or occupation, whether they are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender – deserves to live a life free from violence. We provide victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Placer County with a safe, caring and nurturing environment.

Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance, 2260 Douglas Blvd., Ste 140, Roseville, CA 95661

At Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance, our highest purpose is to provide an invaluable resource for thousands of Northern California children with cancer and their families. We are also active in supporting the quest to find a cure, serving as fundraiser for childhood cancer research. And we act as an educational resource for the greater community, helping people in the communities we serve to learn about childhood cancers and their devastating effects on children and families.


Lily Chiquet Strength Foundation

The Lily Chiquet Strength Foundation was founded in 2016 with a mission to help support pediatric cancer patients. After experiencing pediatric cancer firsthand, we strive to help make hospital stays more comfortable for children as well as raising awareness to these diseases and supporting research to find a cure.


Wellness Within, 609 Oak Street, Roseville, CA 95678

Wellness Within is a healing oasis for patients, survivors, caregivers, and families affected by the trauma, stress and anxiety brought on by cancer. Located in downtown Roseville, our center offers a warm and inviting space to let go and learn how to manage your stressors.


Placer Independent Resource Services, 11768 Atwood Rd., #29 Auburn, CA (800) 833-3453

PIRS is a non-profit independent living center. Our mission is to advocate, empower, educate and provide services for people with disabilities enabling them to control their alternatives for independent living.

Presenter: Susan “Tink” Miller


Legal Services of Northern California, 190 Reamer Street, Auburn (530) 823-7560

Since 1956 Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) has provided quality legal services that empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty. We also have special programs focusing on the legal needs of specific populations in need, including the Senior Legal Hotline serving seniors, regardless of income in Sacramento County. Presenter: Herb Whitaker


Auburn Senior Center, 550 High Street, Auburn (530) 823-8172

Our mission is to honor the dignity of seniors by enriching their quality of life while supporting their independence and vitality. We promote their participation in all aspects of community life by providing opportunities for socialization, recreation, education, information, health and fitness. We provide seniors over 50 with opportunities for socializing, activities, classes, and special events to remain active and independent. Presenter: Denise Dimiceli


Acres of Hope P.O. Box 238, Auburn, CA 95604

Acres of Hope is a spiritually based renewal center serving homeless women with children by providing them with a home and an environment of structured programming. Located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, Acres of Hope’s unique approach allows residents to live onsite for up to two years while staff and volunteers invest heavily in their lives by providing encouragement, practical life-skills training, job skills, mentoring and spiritual direction.


Family Promise 1400 N. C Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Family Promise helps families experiencing homelessness attain sustainable independence. It sounds simple, but homelessness is the result of a complex set of issues that require a comprehensive, holistic approach for a solution. Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.


Volunteers of America 3530 Camino Del Rio North Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92108

Our mission is to inspire hope through our ministry of service by providing individuals and families with tools to improve their quality of life. Our vision is a safe, healthy, and productive community where families are strengthened, people live with dignity, and human potential is realized.


RRUFF Healing Heroes 3031 Stanford Ranch Road Ste 2 #125, Rocklin, CA 95765 / Phone: (916) 435-0196 Healing Heroes provides scholarships for service dog training to disabled American Veterans with PTSD and other invisible disabilities. In addition to individual scholarships, Healing Heroes funds group Service Dog Training Classes for Disabled American Veterans enrolled at American River College.

Placer SPCA 150 Corporation Yard Rd., Roseville, CA 95678 / (916) 782-7722 The mission of the Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Placer SPCA) is to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the human-animal bond. Founded in 1973, the Placer SPCA plays an active role in serving the animals and the people of our community. The Placer SPCA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the humane treatment of animals in Placer County as well as a safer, healthier community overall. The Placer SPCA is funded solely by donations, grants, bequests and fees for service.

gold country wildlife rescue
Gold Country Wildlife Rescue 11251 B Ave, Auburn, CA 95603 / (530) 885-0862 Gold Country Wildlife Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and orphaned wildlife. We are permitted through the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. We have been serving the local community for over 20 years, and do so at no charge. Each year our trained volunteers help thousands of injured birds and mammals return to the wild.

a touch of understanding
A Touch of Understanding 5280 Stirling Street, Suite 102 Granite Bay, CA (916) 791-4146

A Touch of Understanding’s mission is to encourage acceptance and respect for all individuals and to minimize discrimination, bullying and misunderstanding experienced by children and adults who are perceived as different for any reason, but especially for those with disabilities.

ride to walk
Ride to Walk 1630 Hwy 193 Lincoln, CA 95648 (916) 791-2747 Ride To Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual’s needs and abilities. Ride To Walk strives to provide a positive support system for individuals with disabilities, their parents/caregivers, and our community.


each mind matters
Each Mind Matters Each Mind Matters is California’s Mental Health Movement. We are millions of individuals and thousands of organizations working to advance mental health. Every day, millions of people face stigma related to mental health because they or their loved ones are facing a challenge. Many of these people feel isolated and alone, going years before receiving any help. Our goal is to amplify the voices of all people who want to put an end to this stigma, creating a community where everyone feels comfortable reaching out for the support they deserve.


CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) P.O. Box 278383 Sacramento, CA 95827-8383 (916) 875-6460 CASA’s mission is ensuring consistency and support for children in the foster care system through the use of volunteer advocates advancing the best interests of each child. Every child in need is appointed a CASA to champion for them in Court, without compromise, on the path to a safe and permanent home.


Kids First 124 Main St Roseville, CA 95678 (916) 774-6802 Established in 1989 as a private, non-profit organization, KidsFirst’s mission is to end child abuse and neglect. Our vision is that all children live in a safe, healthy, and nurturing home. We are dedicated to helping families by providing them with the tools they need to cope with difficult life circumstances before they become overwhelming.


Koinonia Family Services 3733 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA 95650 (916) 652-5814 “Koinonia” (Koy-no-nee’-ah) is a Greek word which means “fellowship.” It carries with it the meaning of a committed, trustworthy and dependable relationship. Koinonia Family Services was founded on February 3, 1982 and is a premier foster and adoption agency with over 33 years of experience and offices throughout California and Nevada. Our mission is to provide the highest quality treatment foster care, adoption and family service programs available for children, youth and their families whose special needs can be met through services delivered, supervised and supported by professional agency staff.