Looking for another way to help survivors of the California fires?

Help sponsor someone who was devastated by the fire attend a retreat designed to help those who have lost everything mourn their losses and heal—emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually — so they can rebuild what’s been destroyed.



A total of 1,958 structures were destroyed in the fire that swept through southern Lake County and parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties in 2015, including 1,280 homes and 27 multi-family structures. Of nearly 2,000 structures, 1300 were totally destroyed, and another 700 aren’t safe to return to at this time. People who lived in south Lake County, especially Cobb Mountain, Hidden Valley Lake, Anderson Springs, Harbin Hot Springs, and Middletown are devastated. They are grieving even as the burned out land itself is grieving.

Our community has the great and timely opportunity to work together in this grieving and renewal process. Those who are able to do so are encouraged to help themselves and others heal in the following ways:

1. Enroll and attend one or all of our upcoming programs. These will take place on the first Saturday of each month, at the Middletown Community Center (starting January 2018).

2. Sponsor an individual or family who experienced a devastating loss during the fire. Sponsors are needed to give donations up to 50 scholarships, which will cover all costs per day, including Lunch (organic vegetarian meals), snacks, coffee and tea and certified facilitators by therapists, healers, and counselors. 

3. Consider contributing to support your friends and neighbors in healing and rebuilding their lives. You may also volunteer at the seminars or contribute flowers, candles, food or other sacred gifts.

We thank you for your compassion and generosity, and for letting others know about our work. For more information about how you can support contact us 415-237-1937.

  1. If you would like to make a financial contribution to support this healing work,

To make a contribution you can click the contribute now button or donate via PayPal as well as sending a check to P.O. Box 714 Middletown, CA 95461, under the name “Forum For A Changing America” a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.