Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Santa Barbara County to Assist Those Impacted by Winter Storms


In partnership with Santa Barbara County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will be opening two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) on Saturday, January 28th.

The DRC offers information on available resources to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage to their property from the 2023 winter storms.

Those impacted are encouraged to file insurance claims for damage to their homes, personal property, businesses, and vehicles before applying for FEMA assistance.

When applying for disaster assistance, it’s helpful to have the following information available:

  • Address of damaged primary residence
  • Insurance coverage information
  • Current telephone number and mailing address
  • Bank account information


Alan Hancock College

 800 S College Dr.

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Direct Relief

6100 Wallace Becknell Rd.

Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Hours of Operation:

Saturday, January 28, 2023 – Sunday, February 25, 2023

Open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily

State Agencies:

  • California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
  • California Department of Insurance (CDI)
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – Vital Records
  • California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
  • California Department of Veteran Affairs (Cal Vet)
  • Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • Department of Tax & Feed Administration (CDTFA)
  • Employment Development Department (EDD)
  • Franchise Tax Board (FTB)