Local Assistance Center to Open in San Benito County to Assist Those Impacted by February/March Storms


In partnership with San Benito County, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is opening a Local Assistance Center (LAC) in Hollister.

LACs are activated following major disasters to support survivors and businesses suffering disaster-related losses or damages. Each center is locally operated with support from state agencies, federal partners and non-profit organizations.

Open April 14 through April 19, 2023:


Strada Verde Innovation Center
354 1st Street
Hollister, CA 95023

Hours of Operation:

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Federal Agencies (Beginning Friday, April 14):

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA)

State Agencies (Beginning Saturday, April 15) :

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