Community Resources

211 Butte County Butte 2-1-1 is the only comprehensive phone line and online database of health and human services for Butte County. Simply pick up your phone and dial 2-1-1 to speak to a specialist or visit their online searchable database.

6th St Center for Youth is a division of Youth for Change, providing services and support for youth experiencing homelessness.

African American Family & Community Center is located in Oroville and is dedicated to restoring cultural values and identity, while offering mental health services to families in the area.

American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ALCU) works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities. For more information, visit ALCU online.

ARC of Butte County is committed to securing for all people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play. The Arc is further committed to reducing the incidence and limiting the consequences of developmental disabilities through education, information, advocacy, and the support of families, friends, and community.

AquAlliance challenges threats to the hydrologic health of the northern Sacramento River watershed. AquAlliance seeks to protect the ground water and wetlands in northern California to sustain family farms, communities, creeks and rivers, native flora and fauna, vernal pools, and recreation. AquAlliance works against the escalating attempts to divert more water from the northern Sacramento River hydrologic region as demand south of the Delta has far outstripped supply.

The Bookstore is a Chico institution, offering used books, ongoing community-building events focused on shared reading/writing, and a place to hang out, read, and connect with local resident bibliophiles.

Butte Environmental Council (BEC) protects and defends the land, air and water of Butte County and the surrounding region. BEC facilitates increased public awareness and citizen participation in local, regional, and statewide environmental issues, offering educational programs and advocacy campaigns funded through membership dues, fundraising events, grants, and sponsorships providing information referral to local citizens regarding environmental issues or services.

Butte County Health Care Coalition advocates for the passage of the California Universal Healthcare Act, which will create a publicly financed and privately delivered healthcare system. This will provide guaranteed, affordable, and comprehensive health care to all Californians.

The Chico Grange is a community service organization with a mission to promote healthy local agriculture, environmental stewardship, and a vibrant community.

Caring Choices provides innovative, low or no cost health and wellness services to seniors, disabled adults, families affected by cancer, and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Catalyst Domestic Violence Shelter aims to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence through crisis intervention services, community education and the promotion of healthy relationships.

Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion (CNAP). The Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion values and helps create healthy and livable communities.

Chico Art Center offers support for local artists and community-building around art as a central aspect of Chico culture.

The Community Action Agency serves as a catalyst to reduce poverty and it symptoms through: providing quality services, empowering individuals, developing resources, collaborating with others, advocating on behalf of the economically and socially, disadvantaged, and improving the conditions in which people live, learn and work.

Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) is a student-run, non-profit organization offering free legal information operation out of CSUC.

Crisis Services (CS) A 24-hour crisis line connects individuals 24/7 immediately to a mental health professional to provide telephone intervention, information, or referrals. The Mobile Crisis Team responds to hospitals for evaluations. Walk-in counseling is available 8 am to 11pm 7 days a week for individuals to receive face-to-face crisis intervention and assessment. Crisis Services also includes the Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF), Homeless Emergency Runaway Effort (HERE) Program, and the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU). 24 hours / 7 days a week (800) 334-6622.

Cultivating Community North Valley is a network of organizations that provide education and resources to get people in the Chico area involved in local food.

Four Winds Education Center Four Winds represents a shared vision and collaborative commitment between Butte County Office of Education and Four Winds of Indian Education, Inc. to improve educational opportunities for students. Four Winds supports the development of an educated person by providing a safe and optimal learning environment that meets diverse needs and ensures that all students are equipped with the skills, knowledge and attributes to become self-motivated, competent, lifelong learners. Tutoring, GED services also.

Independent Living Services of Northern California: ILSNC is a nonprofit organization helping community members with disabilities to achieve and/or maintain their optimal level of self-reliance and independence. It is the purpose of ILSNC to assist persons with disabilities to achieve and/or maintain their independence. ILSNC will provide support services (eg. information, housing assistance, and provider referrals) and to eliminate barriers (physical, emotional, societal, etc.) to increase opportunities for participation in the community. ILSNC will also work to ensure provision of needed services, identified by persons with disabilities and other community members, while supporting consumers’ rights to live independently.

The Jesus Center exists as part of a continuum of service providers, churches, local government, schools, and community groups who together care for the various needs of the population served. As part of the transformation of lives, the Jesus Center bring individuals into the community in a relationship of interdependence from a life of isolation. The Jesus Center offers daily meals, showers, phone & internet access, Bible Study (for all), resources, mail services, and limited shelter for women.

KZFR Community Radio provides local programming, independent news, and great music.

Legal Services of Northern California assists low income people with housing (including unlawful detainers, 3-day and 30-day notices, habitability problems, lockouts and utility issues) and public benefits (including CalWorks, TANF, Food Stamps, Medi-Cal and CMSP). This office also has a senior program that assists with these issues plus consumer problems and basic estate planning.

Love Chapmantown Community Coalition finds solutions to Chapmantown community issues and concerns, ensures political, educational, social and economic rights for residents; and works to eliminate barriers of inequality. Education, music, the arts, community gardening and a local farmers market are just part of long-term efforts to improve people’s lives.

Mechoopda Maidu Indians For more information about the indigenouse Chico community, visit the Mechoopda Maidu Indians online.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Local Chapter (NAACP) The NAACP’s principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes.

The Nest offers support and education to families pre- and post-partum, including professional services and community gatherings to support new parents.

North Valley Indian Health (NVIH) The NVIH Children’s Health Center strives to keep children healthy, caring for newborns, children and adolescents through 18 years old. Pediatric nurse practitioners care for patients at the NVIH Children’s Health Center, and pediatricians, who make daily rounds, are available for consultation. NVIH staff works with parents to help them make healthy choices for their family. NVIH Children’s Health Center accepts all insurance, including Healthy Families, as well as Medi-Cal.

The Northern California Regional Land Trust (NCRLT) assists Northern California landowners and public agencies in the voluntary protection of land and other natural resources. NCRLT also promotes a more locally-based, self-reliant food economy in the North Valley, focusing on local food production, distribution and consumption. NCRLT’s Local Food System Program (LFS) includes Buy Fresh Buy Local North Valley, USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, an online food hub, and the North Valley Farm Link Project.

People Invoking Empowerment Change Employment & Success (PIECES) offers support to people re-entering society after incarceration, providing a network of connections to the most immediate needs of previously incarceated people and their ongoing readjustment to civic life.

Police Community Advisory Board is designed to be a link between the community and its police department to facilitate and enhance communication between the two.

The Ridge Coalition for Peace & Justice works in Paradise to celebrate diversity, promote respect for human rights, and foster alternatives to violence.

Safe Space: This group is an off-shoot of CHAT, providing an emergency winter shelter for Chicoans experiencing homelessness during the winter months.
The Shalom Free Clinic will see patients for sore throat, ear ache, colds and flu, chronic headaches, minor trauma (if a fracture is suspected you will be referred to the Emergency Room), gastroenteritis, chronic low back pain (but not severe pain that could be due to a severe underlying problem), urinary tract infections, asthma and bronchitis, and cellulitis if it can be treated as an outpatient. Referrals will be provided, as needed. The Shalom Free Clinic also provides the following services: smoking cessation, medication management, blood pressure control, health screenings, health education, primary care interventions, drug and alcohol interventions, mental/behavioral health counseling, prescriptions and medications.

Signal Fire Arts provides opportunities for artists and activists to connect with our remaining wild places. Signal Fire works to connect the intersections of social justice and environmental degradation, while instilling self-reliance and connection to place.

South Oroville African American Historical Society works to promote awareness and understanding of the historical presence and accomplishments of African Americans in the City of Oroville, California and surrounding areas.

The Stonewall Alliance Center provides information and services that promote the physical, psychological, and social health of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities of the northern Sacramento Valley and Sierra foothills. For more information, visit the Stonewall Alliance Center online.

The Torres Community Shelter is a large 120-bed homeless shelter in Chico that serves men, women, and families with children. In addition to providing overnight shelter, showers, and an evening meal, Torres strives to help people improve their circumstances…find jobs, housing, and many other things vital to getting back on their feet. The facility includes a large men’s dorm, a women’s dorm, five family rooms, a warming kitchen, a conference room, and a number of offices.

Winnemem Wintu is the indigenous population native to the Northern California, especially in the Mt. Shasta area. The tribe is responsible for much of the organized opposition to ongoing Shasta Dam developments and actively works to protect the salmon survival and cultural significance tied to the area.