INTERVIEW: The California Crisis Hope Counselors Can Help in Your Mental Recovery from the Fires


California Crisis Hope Counselors, Megan Karlock and Jennifer Olson, talk about how some people believe they should be over what occurred during the fires, but some are just starting to assess how it has affected them, the four groups they have around the county working for four different agencies to help all different types of people, the free, confidential, and mobile counseling they offer, where their funding comes from, and how unique our community is with the plethora of non-profit’s we have in our community:



California HOPE counselors specialize in helping survivors understand their current reactions, reduce stress, receive emotional support, prioritize needs and solve problems, choose coping strategies, and connect with people and agencies who can help. If you would like free assistance from this program, please contact them as follows:

Adults age 50 or older: (707) 608-8804

Santa Rosa: (707) 608-8805

North County: (707) 608-8807

Sonoma Valley: (707) 608-8806

South County: (707) 608-8806

West County: (707) 608-8807