The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and St. Joseph Health have coordinated since 2016 to provide a semi-annually updated resource to community partners. The list is intended to be a resource for any person working with a community member: case managers, eligibility workers, volunteers, providers, etc.

Click here to download this resource guide as a PDF.

You can also call 211 locally, or (707) 441-1001 to speak to County staff about which services you need and how to access them.

Rehabilitation & Recovery

Pick the Right Rehab, Reclaim Your Life!  


Waterfront Recovery Services (WRS) is a 56-bed medically managed detoxification and residential addiction treatment center located at 2413 2nd Street, Eureka, CA at the former Multiple Assistance Center next to Target.

The facility was jointly operated by Alcohol and Drug Care Services (ADCS) and Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) for the first year. This unique partnership allowed for comprehensive substance use disorder treatment from a multi-disciplinary team and aftercare services which include assistance with life skills, employment, education, family reunification, and housing. WRS is currently operated by ADCS; RCAA subcontracts with Humboldt County Probation to provide case management services to probationer WRS clients as they graduate the residential program and move out on their own.

WRS was made possible by a $1.6 million dollar grant funded by Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), the newly formed health system that includes St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County, and Well Being Trust, a new national foundation seeded by PSJH that is committed to advancing mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Partnership HealthPlan of California also contributed funding, and the city of Eureka provided the building.

Please contact (707) 269-9590 for more information on how to enter into the residential treatment program.

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Energy Conservation for Kids

Home Energy Saving for Kids

A Guide to Becoming A Tree Hugger

Protecting & Restoring Forests

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Guide to Composting at Home

Going Green: Eco-Friendly Property Upgrades

Emergency Resources

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Humboldt County Tsunami Evacuation Map (PDF)
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Humboldt COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster)
Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (incl. Humboldt ALERT)
Humboldt County Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program

Health & Wellness

The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight California

Pre-Existing Insurance Plan (PCIP) offers health coverage to medically uninsurable individuals who live in California
The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight

Dept. of Community Services & Development of California
The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) partners with a network of private non-profit and public local community service providers dedicated to helping low-income families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency, meet their home energy needs and reside in housing free from the dangers of lead hazards.

Everything you need to know about mold 

Mental Health Myths and Facts 

Treating pain without opiods

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Housing & Shelter

RCAA Comprehensive Housing Packet (PDF)
This document contains useful information for individuals at all points along the housing search; from advice on how to approach and interact with renters. to crisis shelters and sober living environments, to phone numbers for apartment complexes and property management firms.

Apartment Search Guide

Energy Assistance

DHHS LIHEAP California LIHEAP application.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households pay their home heating and cooling bills. It operates in every state and the District of Columbia, as well as on most tribal reservations and U.S. territories. The LIHEAP Clearinghouse is an information resource for state, tribal and local LIHEAP providers, and others interested in low-income energy issues. This site is a supplement to the LIHEAP-related information the LIHEAP Clearinghouse currently provides through its phone line

RCAA Lead Safe Video

US Dept. of Energy

Dept. of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program
Energy Saving Tips
Energy Consumption Calculator

Home Energy Saving for Kids

​Pacific Power California CARE Program

Pacific Power Energy Savings Tips

Pacific Power Tools & Information


PG&E Energy Saving

Carbon Footprint Calculator:

Family Services

McKinleyville Family Resource Center
This link will take you to a page that helps to explain trauma.

Senior Care
Resource locator tool for Senior Care

Helpful Links

CA LIFELINE: California LifeLine provides discounted basic telephone (landline) services to eligible California households.

Disability & Health

Social security disability

Disability Qualification information

Discount drug prescription card

Community Disability Resource Guide for Humboldt County
This guide has been provided by Tri-County Independent Living and has been developed to help persons with disabilities and their service providers find needed services, with the most accessible design. We have included the basic resources available, along with where to call for information and help.
Hard copies of this resource guide will be available for individual pick-up in our offices after December 10, 2018.  Please feel free to share this resource.
The electronic version is viewable and downloadable at this address:

Traveling Abroad with a Disability

A Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users 

Disability Awareness and Planning for Accessibility during Events 

The Definitive Safety Guide to Attending Music & Sporting Events with a Disability


California Youth Empowerment Network (CAYEN)
CAYEN represents a steering committee from across the state of California. These are youth and young adults ages 16-25 who have been touched by the mental health, juvenile justice, or foster care systems. These three groups of young people have many cross-cutting issues, so while CAYEN focuses on mental health policy we work with our partners to bridge the gaps between the three systems.

Education & Career Resources

Public Service

How do RCAA's programs impact you?

  • Natural Resouces Services (NRS) works directly with Humboldt County community leaders, schools and parents to improve safety and encourage more children to safely walk and bicycle to school. NRS helps coordinate both the Greater Eureka and Humboldt County Safe Routes to School Task Forces.
  • Teaching preschoolers oral health care is a result of the TOOTH program.
  • Natural Resources Services works with community members, civic groups and local jurisdictions to enhance neighborhood street tree planting and support the development of community forests for public access and watershed protection.