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Additional Resources

24 Hour Hotlines

The HEART Program    1-877-4- RUN-AWAY

Counseling, crisis intervention, temporary shelter for homeless and runaway youth under 18.


National Runaway Switchboard    1-800-RUNAWAY

Resource referrals, counseling.


California Youth Crisis Line     1-800-843-5200

Call or text: Confidential hotline for ages 12-24 and/or adults supporting youth; resource referrals.


The Trevor Project     1- 800-4-U- TREVOR

Suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth


Catalyst Domestic Violence     1-800-895-8476

Relationship violence prevention and education; 24-hour crisis line; emergency shelter; counseling; legal assistance


Butte County Department of Behavioral Health

24 hour Adult Crisis Line     1-800-334-6622

Health and treatment services for individuals at risk or currently suffering from mental illness.


Rape Crisis     530-342-7273

Emergency help for sexual assault; ongoing no-cost counseling; support groups; resource referrals.


The Alex Project     Text Listen to 741741

Suicide prevention text line



Jesus Center     530-345-2640

Two free meals each day Mon-Sat: 7:30-8:30am and 2:30-3:30 pm


Salvation Army      530-342-2199


Food Not Bombs

Free vegetarian food in Chico’s downtown city plaza every Saturday.



Sabbath House    899-9343

Secured sleeping area for women and children who are homeless or in crisis. Meals, beds, showers, computer resource center.


Torres Shelter    530-891-9048

Temporary shelter and support services, resource referrals


Oroville Rescue Mission     530-533-9120

Temporary shelter, meals, food boxes for families with children, Bible classes, church service, live-in drug and alcohol recovery program


Esplanade House    530-891-2977

Transitional housing for adults with children; comprehensive case management


Free/Low-Cost Medical Care

Shalom Free Clinic     530-518-8300

Health screening and education; primary care interventions; blood pressure control; prescription payment assistance; free drug and alcohol intervention; mental health counseling; referrals Sundays 1-4


Butte County Public Health    530-879-3665

Family planning services, STD and pregnancy prevention, breast cancer early detection, immunizations, tuberculosis testing, pre-employment physical exams, drug and alcohol screening, communicable disease screening and prevention


Women’s’ Health Specialists    530-891-1911

Well Women health care; counseling and treatment for common health concerns; birth control; free pregnancy testing and morning-after pill for all ages; STD screening, treatment and education; abortion services


Planned Parenthood    530-342-8367

Birth control/ emergency contraception, STD testing and treatment, pap tests, pregnancy testing, abortion, bilingual staff



Stonewall Alliance     530-893-3336

Information and education, advocacy, referrals, support groups.



School Ties    530-879-2328

Services for youth experiencing homelessness; connections to educational support and services, information on McKinney-Vento Act


Butte Community College     530-895-2361

Career planning and counseling; educational support for low income or educational disadvantaged students.


California State University, Chico     530-898-4636


Alcohol and Other Drug

Skyway House     530-898-8326

Residential alcohol and drug treatment program; sober living houses; out-patient programs.


The Well     530-343-1935

Residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for men; vocational training; case management; after-care including transitional housing


Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation     530-342-2199

Residential treatment program and work therapy for adult men and women recovering from addiction; case management and re-entry support for jobs; transitional housing.


Alcoholics Anonymous     530-342-5756

Fellowship to obtain and maintain sobriety; groups for Spanish speakers, teens, moms, friends and family



HELP Program    530-897-4947

Financial assistance for transportation offered to homeless individuals who wish to return home to reunify with family, friend or support group.


Community Legal Information Center    530-898-4354

Free legal services, information, referrals


Legal Services of Northern California    530-345-9491

Assistance for a range of legal problems including housing, benefits, abuse, consumer fraud.


Department of Employment and Social Services    530-879-3845

Access to public benefits such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CMSP, General cash assistance, CalWorks; employment services


Butte 211

Dial 211 for Butte County resources.