Camp Fire Information

SEE COOLING CENTER 2019 INFORMATION here: http://bit.ly/211cool

Camp FireRelief and Recovery resources are emerging daily and information is still changing rapidly. This page includes resources for Camp Fire survivors. The information has been researched and validated by Butte-Glenn 211. This page is updated several times per week. For the MOST current daily information on Camp Fire resources:

  • Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 to be connected with live help and speak with a Butte-Glenn 2-1-1 Resource Specialist.
  • From outside Butte and Glenn counties, dial 1-866-916-3566 to reach the 2-1-1 Center in Chico.
  • Opt into the CAMPFIRE textline to receive update messages on Camp Fire information and recovery resources. Text CAMPFIRE to 898211.

Disaster Marker: On Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 6:30am, a brush fire was reported in the area of Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap. Since then more than 52,000 people from Paradise and other communities have been impacted in one of the most devastating wildfires California has experienced. 

Resource & Recovery Events

***Please Note: The following upcoming events are date and time specific; information may change and there is no guarantee that the agencies or organizations offering these events will still have services or resources available. The most current Events and most updated resource information is best found by calling 2-1-1 or texting your zip code to 898211. People outside of Butte County, call 1-866-916-3566 to connect with a Butte 2-1-1 resource specialist.***

(Event 08/21, 08/28) Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County – Welcome to Menyuan Family Circle- The Menyuan Family Circle invites all families with children (ages 0-5) to a series of back-to-school events. These events will feature food, prizes, craft activities that will strengthen children’s motor skills, story time with parents and children, an environment that will prepare children for school, and opportunities to build social connections with other parents. These events are free and available to all. For more information contact the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County at (530) 534-7474.WHEN: Wednesday, August 21st and August 28th from 6pm – 7:30pm (1940 Feather River Boulevard, Suite H, Oroville)WHERE: 1577 East Lassen Avenue, Chico and 1940 Feather River Boulevard, Suite H, Oroville  

(Event 08/21) Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA) Art Night- The Museum of Northern California Art will be hosting an art night event. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own artwork within the setting of MONCA’s current exhibition “Walls We Create.” MONCA will provide some supplies but participants are welcome to bring their own supplies if they choose. A no-host bar and refreshments will be available. Admission is $5/adult. Members, students and children will be admitted for free. This event is available to all. No registration required. For more information contact the Museum of Northern California Art at 530-487-7272.WHEN: Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm – 7:30pm WHERE: Museum of Northern California Art, 900 Esplanade, Chico   

(Event 08/22) Alliance for Workforce Development Hiring Event- Alliance for Workforce Development will be hosting a hiring event for DFA. DFA is seeking Seasonal Commodity Inspectors for Chico and surrounding areas. No experience needed. Participants must have reliable means of transportation, pass pre-employment drug screen, and pass basic math assessment. Hourly rate: $12.00. This event is free and available to all. For more information please call 530-961-5125. WHEN: Thursday, August 22nd from 9am – 3pm WHERE: Alliance for Workforce Development, 765 East Avenue, Suite 200, Chico

(Event 08/22) Alliance for Workforce Development – Interview Workshop- Alliance for Workforce Development is offering an Interview Workshop. Participants will learn how to prepare for in-person/skype/phone interviews, tips on etiquette, how to make a good impression, what to bring to an interview, three things hiring managers want to know, tips on preparing a resume/cover letter, three reasons why people are not hired, and popular interview questions. This event is free and available to all. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call 530-961-5125.WHEN: Thursday, August 22nd from 2pm – 4pm  WHERE: Alliance for Workforce Development, 500 Cohasset Road, Suite 30, Chico   

(Event 08/23) Alliance for Workforce Development – Hiring Event- Alliance for Workforce Development will be hosting a hiring event for Johns Manville in Willows. Johns Manville is seeking several candidates to fulfill immediate needs in for Production Workers. Pay Rate: $15/hour (position is a possible temp-to-hire after six months). Participants must be able to: stand on their feet for 12-hour shifts, work a day and a graveyard shift, lift 50 pounds on their own and 70 pounds in a team lift, and work in a dusty environment. Successful candidates will be expected to pass a seven-year criminal background screen, a hair follicle drug screen, and a pulmonary function evaluation. Be prepared for potential job offers; dress for an interview, bring a resume and right to work documents. Please note: candidates without resumes will not be interviewed. Also, make sure to arrive at 11am if you are interested in these positions, as there is a limited number of spots available. Once the positions are filled the hiring event will be over. For more information regarding required documents or positions, contact Stormy at 916-393-7099. WHEN: Friday, August 23rd from 11am- 1pm WHERE: Alliance for Workforce Development, 500 Cohasset Road, Suite 30, Chico 

(Event 08/22 – 08/25) Butte County Fair 2019-The Butte County Fairgrounds will be hosting the 2019 Butte County Fair. This event will feature live music, food for sale, attractions and rides, laser tag, robots, mud bogging and tuff trucks, rodeo events, a demolition derby and more. This event is available to all. Admission fees vary depending on population and day, for more info on fees use the following link: http://bit.ly/2ZMa6Ze. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities or general questions contact the fairgrounds at 530-846-3626. WHEN:Thursday, August 22nd from 4pm – 11pm ; Friday, August 23rd from 3pm – 12am ; Saturday, August 24th from 12pm (noon) – 12am ; Sunday, August 25th from 12pm (noon) – 11pm WHERE: Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 East Hazel Street, Gridley     

(Event 08/23) Forebay Aquatic Center – Camp Fire Survivors at the Forebay- Offering Camp Fire survivors, with ID, low cost equipment rentals at the Forebay Aquatic Center. For $5/hour and the paid park entrance fee, residents will have the opportunity to rent any equipment from 10am – 7pm. During this time Residents will also be allowed to switch out equipment if they choose to do so. For more information, please contact the Forebay Aquatic Center at 530-774-7934. WHEN: Friday, August 23rd from 10am – 7pm WHERE: Forebay Aquatic Center, 930 Garden Drive, Oroville

(Event 08/24) August Diaper Bank- August Distribution Day- The Butte Diaper Bank is hosting their monthly distribution of diapers. Before attending the event, applications should be completed in order to ensure that the necessary inventory will be available. For those in diaper need, fill out the following application:https://bit.ly/2Vcs7kg. For those in need that have been impacted by the Camp Fire, please fill out the following application: https://bit.ly/2VgVemt Diapers can be provided in infants, adults, and toddlers sizes. Please note that all diapers and supplies will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis. WHEN: Saturday, August 24th from 9am-11am WHERE: Spine Chiropractic,1166 Esplanade #2, Chico

(Event 08/25) Medspire Health Free Medical Day- Providing free urgent care, primary care, case management and mental health services for uninsured or under-insured residents via a mobile unit. Free non-emergency medical services include physicals/wellness checks, blood pressure, checking heart/lungs, blood sugar, reconciliation of medications, prescriptions, specialist referrals, lab referrals and vaccinations. No Identification is necessary to access services.WHEN: Sunday, August 25th from 9am-1pm WHERE: Old Concow School House, 11666 Concow Road, Oroville

(Event 08/28) Alliance for Workforce Development – Job Fair- Alliance for workforce Development will be hosting a job fair for Interim Healthcare. Interim Healthcare is a provider of home care, hospice, and healthcare staffing. Interim Healthcare is seeking candidates to fill positions in Butte and Glenn Counties. Positions include: Caregiver/Home Care Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical (LPN)/ Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), and Registered Nurse (RN). Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance, a clean background check, and must pass a drug screen. WHEN: Wednesday, August 28th from 4pm – 6pm WHERE: Alliance for Workforce Development, 500 Cohasset Road, Suite 30, Chico    

(Event 08/28) Paradise Recreation and Park District – Grand Re-Opening- The Paradise Recreation and Park District is having a grand re-opening event where the public can learn about upcoming events and programs offered by the district, see the improvements made to the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, and hear about volunteer opportunities offered through the district. Free ice cream sandwiches and lemonade will be provided. WHEN: Wednesday, August 28th from 5:30pm-7:30pm WHERE: Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway Road, Paradise

(Event 08/29) Upper Ridge Community Council – Monthly Meeting- The Upper Ridge Community Council will be hosting a meeting where the community will have the opportunity to come together and share information as well as discuss works in progress. This event will feature Butte County updates,Upper Ridge Newsletter, Unmet Needs Roundtable and Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group, Paradise Unified School District (PUSD) Update, Zone Captain Project Update, and new business, meeting times and announcements. This event is free and open to all. To register for this event or to view the complete agenda, use the following link: http://bit.ly/316PcUS WHEN: Thursday, August 29th from 6pm – 8pmWHERE: Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15204 Skyway Road, Magalia

(Event 08/30) Valley Contractors Exchange – Builders and Building Officials Forum- FOR BUILDERS/CONTRACTORS/THOSE INTERESTED IN BUILDING- Valley Contractors Exchange is holding a Builders and Building Officials Forum with the Town of Paradise, 4leaf Inc, and the Butte County Building Department. Contractors and developers working in the fire zones, as well as local officials will be available to answer questions for builders working in the Camp Fire-impacted area. The meeting agenda will include alternative methods and materials, common items missed or incorrect on plans, septic  Those interested in attending must register with Valley Contractors Exchange by email to info@vceonline.com or calling 530-343-1981. WHEN: Friday, August 30th from 3pm-5pm WHERE: Butte College Skyway Center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd, Room 139 Chico

(Event 08/31) Gridley Community + Sutter Butte MFG – Welcome to Gridley BBQ- A community BBQ event for those new to Gridley to meet others in the community and become familiar with various local organizations and businesses. There will be a BBQ and community raffle, residents of the Gridley FEMA Village (or Group Site) will receive a ticket for the raffle/drawing for free prizes. The event will take place on the street in front of Sutter Butte Manufacturing Facility, and all Gridley community members are encouraged to attend. WHEN: Saturday, August 31st from 11am-1pm WHERE: Sutter Buttes Manufacturing Facility, 1221 Independence Place, Gridley

(Event 08/31) The 6th Annual Oroville Mile Long Yard Sale- The City of Oroville will be hosting the 6th Annual Oroville Mile Long Yard Sale. The Yard Sale will take place on Montgomery Street, beginning at Sank Park to Mug Shots Coffee House. The Ehmann Home Parking Lot (located on 1480 Lincoln Street) will also be participating in this event. This event is free and available to all. For more information contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at (530) 538-2542.WHEN: Saturday, August 31st from 8am – 2pm WHERE: Montgomery Street, Oroville  

(Event 08/31) Financial Planning Association of NorCal Free Financial Planning Advice- Certified Financial Planner® (“CFP“) volunteers and the Financial Planning Association of NorCal are offering free financial planning sessions for those impacted by the Camp Fire. A CFP® will provide free objective financial advice, addressing survivors’ biggest concerns and upcoming decisions. These one-hour sessions are focused on advice and no sales pitches. Individuals in attendance may ask questions about budgets, investments, taxes, insurance, and rebuilding. To book a one (1) hour appointment, use the following link: https://calendly.com/fpd REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WHEN: Saturday, August 31st from 1pm-5pm WHERE: Chico Public Library, 1108 Sherman Way, Chico

(Event 09/03) Town of Paradise – Community Information Meeting- The Town of Paradise and other local, state, and federal agencies will hold the monthly community meeting to provide information and updates on the status of recovery efforts and resources available. The meeting will begin with presentations from participating agencies and follow with a break out period for individuals to meet with agencies at their tables and ask questions. WHEN: Tuesday, September 3rd starting at 6pm WHERE: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

(Event 09/04) Chico State University Local Job Fair- Chico State University is holding a local job fair with several locally-based employers. The fair will include booths with employers offering full-time, part-time, and internship positions. WHEN: Wednesday, September 4th from 3pm-6pm WHERE: Chico State Campus, Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium (W 2nd Street, Chico)

(Event 09/10, 09/17) Butte College SBDC – QuickBooks Online- Butte College SBDC is offering a workshop focusing on: Introduction to QuickBooks Online, Navigating QuickBooks Online, Chart of Accounts, Products and Services, Vendors’ Expenses and Purchases, Time Tracking for Employees and Subcontractors, Customer Service Sales Transactions, Actual Versus Cash Basis Accounting, and other basic terminology, A live web-based test file provided by Intuit will be used. Training will also include Federal and State e-filing. The trainer is QuickBooks ProAdvisor and CPA. QuickBooks Online manual with functions will be provided. This workshop is $50/person pre-paid or $60 at the door. Participants must register ahead of time to attend. To register for this event, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2X88nuQ and sign up under Request Services. For more information call Sophie Konuwa at 530-895-9017.  WHEN: Tuesdays, September 10th and 17th from 8:30am – 11:30am WHERE: Butte College SBDC, 2480 Notre Dame Boulevard, Chico 

(Event 09/16) Paradise Irrigation District – Community Meeting- The Paradise Irrigation District is holding a community meeting to provide updates on the water system recovery process. WHEN: Monday, September 16th starting at 6pm WHERE: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

(Event 09/19) Tailgate Produce Giveaway- The African American Family & Cultural Center in collaboration with California Emergency Foodlink of Sacramento, and Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. through its North State Food Bank are hosting the Annual Tailgate Produce Giveaway open to any low-income Butte County residents. Representatives will be present during the event to give information about available programs and answer questions. WHEN: Wednesday, September 18th from 9am -12pm (noon) or until produce runs out  WHERE: African American Family and Cultural Center, 3300 Spencer Avenue, South Oroville

(Event 09/19) Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley – 11th Annual Pasta on the Plaza Spaghetti Dinner-The Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley is inviting the community to support the 11th annual “Pasta on the Plaza” Spaghetti Dinner presented by Jessee Heating and Air Conditioning. This Fundraiser will directly support the Chico Campus which serves over 700 youth annually. Tickets are $10 per person or $35 for a family. Zoodle Noodles will also be offered for $15 – 50 limited pre-sale tickets will be available. Please note that this event is dine-in only. Tickets are available at the Boys and Girls Club Chico Ostrander Clubhouse or online at the following link: http://bit.ly/32TALFp. This event is available to all. WHEN: Thursday, September 19th from 5pm – 8pm WHERE: Boys and GIrls Clubs of the North Valley, 601 Wall Street, Chico 

(Event 09/20) Butte College SBDC – Introduction to Online Marketing- Butte College SBDC is offering introductory training on online marketing. Participants will explore marketing fundamentals and how the new platforms of online exposure have changed. Participants will learn about inbound tactics, hyper targeting, and custom audiences. Participants will also learn how new technology shapes traditional marketing theory. This training is free but participants must register to attend. To register for this event, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2X88nuQ and sign up under Request Services. For more information call Sophie Konuwa at 530-895-9017. WHEN: Friday, September 20th from 9am – 11am WHERE: The Gridley Herald, 650 Kentucky Street, Gridley  

(Event 09/21, 09/22) Heartstrings Counseling – Mental Health Support Weekend- Heartstrings Counseling is offering a weekend dedicated to mental health support with trained therapists offering education on PTSD and trauma, self care and coping techniques, utilizing EMDR and brain spotting, mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and immediate symptom relief techniques. Limited spaces are available, and RSVP is required. The event is free, register by phone through Heartstrings Counseling at 916-676-7405 or by email at  support@heartstringscounseling.org WHEN: Saturday, September 21st from 11am-4pm and Sunday, September 22nd from 12pm (noon)-4pm WHERE: Magalia Community Church, 13700 Skyway Road, Magalia

(Event 09/23) Diversability Advocacy Network (DAN) – Improving Emergency Readiness, Response and Recovery- The Diversability Advocacy Network (DAN) is hosting a community symposium on issues concerning older adults and people who have disabilities. This event will feature various leadership panels focusing on Initial Response/Lessons Learned, First Responders, and Community Recovery. Light breakfast and a full lunch will be provided for the day. This event is free and available to the public. Registration is now open (and sponsors sought).  Please note that registration is required to attend this event. To register for this event use the following link: http://bit.ly/2ThQQAo. For more information contact Carolyn Nava at 530-893-8527. WHEN: Monday, September 23rd from 9:30am – 4pm WHERE: Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico    

(Event 10/05, 10/06) Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce – Johnny Appleseed Days- Offering a two-day fall festival celebrating Paradise’s apple heritage with apple pie and ice cream. Paradise residents and members of the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce will gather to prepare Do-it-Yourself apple pie kits. Local businesses will give demonstrations and display their wares, and Paradise will host artisans from all over the state and beyond selling a variety of handicrafts. The children’s area will feature face painting, games for the young and old, and prizes. Johnny Appleseed will visit and tell stories. There will be continuous entertainment both days. This event is free and available to all. For vendor registration use the following link: http://bit.ly/2S9I1HX. For sponsorship opportunities use the following link: http://bit.ly/2LdRiyn. For more general information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2XQTd1G. WHEN: Saturday, October 5th from 10am – 5pm and Sunday, October 6th from 10am – 4pm WHERE: Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway, Paradise 

(Event 10/12) Bidwell Bar Association – Harvest Fest 2019- The Bidwell Bar Association, in partnership with The Lake Oroville Visitor Center, is hosting a Harvest Festival in Oroville. This event will feature cake-walks throughout the day, a raffle, a variety of games, as well as food booths and goodie booths with homemade goods for sale. Participants are encouraged to wear a costume. This event is free and available to all. Free parking will also be available. Please note that this event will occur rain or shine. For more information contact the Lake Oroville Visitor Center at 530-538-2219WHEN: Saturday, October 12th from 11am – 3pm WHERE: Lake Oroville Visitor Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Road

Weekly Events

(Fridays) Currier Square Shopping Center Summer Hoedown Series- The Cuirrier Square Shopping Center in Oroville is having a month long community centered series every Friday night in August. There will be street vendors, a DJ, merchant giveaways, children’s activities and wagon rides. Event attendees are asked to bring a can of food to donate to the Community Action Agency of Butte County for admission. Ongoing, every Friday evening from August 2nd – August 30th from 4pm – 7pm at Currier Square Shopping Center, 2325 Myers Street, Oroville. 

(Every Mon-Thurs) Paradise Alliance Church- Coffee in the Courtyard- Offering free coffee, pastries, and wifi to the Ridge community every Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am – 10:30 am. Coffee will be served on the North side of the Church courtyard. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church can be reached by phone at 530-877-7069.

(Thursdays) Paradise Alliance Church – Community Dinner-Offering a free dinner to the ridge community every Thursday night at 6pm. The Paradise Alliance church is available to Camp Fire survivors and all interested individuals. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church can be reached by phone at 530-877-7069.

(Thursdays) Chico Downtown Business Association – Thursday Night Market- An ongoing evening market with local farmers, vendors, and food. A family-centered environment to enjoy local entertainment and activities. Children’s activities are available at some vendor booths for a fee. Ongoing, Thursday evenings from April-September from 6pm-9pm in downtown Chico on Broadway.  Hours: Thursday evenings from April-September from 6pm-9pm Location: Downtown Chico

(Mondays) Paradise Community Guilds- Meets weekly to provide support and information, including help with insurance, addressing trauma, fire-resistant building methods, community emotional support, and community building. Open to all Paradise residents impacted by the fire. Located at Chico Guild Hall, 2775 Nord Avenue, Chico, CA 95973. Hours, most Mondays from 5pm-7pm, with every second Monday of the month for a special potluck and presentation from 5:30-7pm. Questions can be directed at 530-762-1490, by email at: paradiseguilds@gmail.com, or online at http://www.nortonbuffalohall.com   

Mental Health Services & Wellness
 

Counseling and Therapeutic Services 

California Hope of Butte County, California Hope Helpline: 530-966-7382. Please note: the phone number listed is a scheduling line for counseling, not a warm line. Provides crisis counseling and support for the physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral event reactions to natural disasters and connects callers with mental health professionals. Crisis counseling is available to anyone impacted by the Camp Fire. HOPE counselors can meet with survivors and their families at times convenient to survivors. The line is not always staffed, but all messages left will receive follow-up to schedule a counseling session. Paradise Hope Center and Magalia Community Church- Two California Hope counselors are available at both sites during most weekdays. Counselors are occasionally pulled from the sites for larger events or training.

Resilience Resources Camp Fire Support Group-Offering support groups for those in Butte County distressed by the Camp Fire. Each group is facilitated by a qualified professional. Support Groups meet in a variety of locations in Butte County, based on the needs of participants. Support Groups also meet at various days and times. Services are offered to anyone and are not faith-based/religious/sectarian in nature. This support group is free and available to all affected by the Camp Fire. For more information or to check the availability of support groups, email resresources@outlook.com to be added to the Resilience Resources interest list.

Simply Results Physical Therapy- Offering free group sessions focused on giving the body care in order to heal from trauma to Camp Fire survivors, responders, and volunteers. The group class will learn healing motions, breathing methods, posture awareness, and self-care strategies. Sessions can be done weekly, or as your schedule allows. Sessions are free to Camp Fire Survivors. Each class/session is 45 minutes. Sign up by calling 530-891-4456 and reserving a spot. Messages left must include name, contact information, and dates of intended participation. For more information, or to submit questions, visit: www.simplyresultsst.com

432 Chico Sound Bath Meditation- Offering weekly Sound Baths with crystal singing bowls, gongs, and chimes. Sound Baths are a form of meditation that can potentially guide participants into a deep meditative state through ambient sounds that can guide brain waves into optimal states. These one-hour group sessions aim to help participants feel more relaxed and centered. Each session is unique and participants are asked to bring a pillow and blanket for comfort. The cost to attend a Sound Bath Session varies between $15-$20 per session. Sound Bath Sessions are held every Sunday at 10:30am but it is suggested that participants arrive a few minutes early to prepare. Classes are held at the 432 Chico Sound Studio located at: 1929 Mangrove Avenue, Chico. Please RSVP to ensure a spot for a Sound Bath session, RSVP can be made via email:432chicosound@gmail.com or through Facebook Messenger: https://www.facebook.com/432Chico.

Center for Spiritual Living Chico Mindful Movement- The Center for Spiritual Living in Chico is offering classes in: medical Qi Gong for enhancing one’s well being, and strengthening mental, emotional and physical cores. These classes feature personalized instruction for everyone and specialized hydrating water served in class. Mindful Movement accepts a suggested donation of $10 – $15 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Classes take place on Tuesdays from 6pm – 7:30pm and Thursdays from 3:30pm – 5pm. Classes will be located at The Center for Spiritual Living, 14 Hillary Lane, Chico. For more information contact Matt at 530-665-9696 or matt@chicokungfu.com.     

PAWS Compassion Fatigue Support Group- PAWS is offering a free support group for animal welfare professionals. Participants will listen and support each other by sharing their experiences with caring/rescuing animals during a crisis.This event is available to all animal caregivers – paid or volunteers. This group is lead by animal lovers and life coaches Sheryl Mattera and Kaitlyn Joseph. Compassion Fatigue Support Group comes together on Wednesdays at 7pm at The Growing Place, 1074 East Avenue, Suite A-3, Chico. For more information contact Sheryl at 530-826-6863.

African American Family and Cultural Center – Personal Peace Institute- The African American Family and Cultural Center is offering The Personal Peace Institute, a program where participants can learn tools and exercises to relieve stress and anger. The Personal Peace Institute also helps participants achieve a more peaceful state of mind. The Personal Peace Institute program takes place every Wednesday from 6pm – 7pm at the African American Family and Cultural Center located at 3300 Spencer Avenue in South Oroville. This program is free and available to all. For more information call 530-532-1205 or use the following link: https://www.aafcc-oroville.org/     

Center for Spiritual Living Chico Free Holistic Healing Services- Offering free holistic healing services including sessions focused on mindful movement, trauma support, meditation, sound healing, biofeedback, reiki healing, and massage. 15 to 30 minute sessions are available. The center is an open and inclusive center, open to people of all races, sexual orientations, economic statuses, and backgrounds. Sessions will be offered from 2pm-4pm on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, at 14 Hillary Lane, Chico. For more information, please call 530-895-8395, or go online to cslchico.org.

Center for Spiritual Living Chico – Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, and Depression Workshop Series- The Center for Spiritual Living is offering a workshop providing techniques to overcome trauma, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate. This is a recurring event taking place every Thursday throughout August, from 6pm – 8pm. These workshops are free and open to all who want to participate. Workshops will be located at the Center for Spiritual Living Chico, 14 Hillary Lane, Chico. For more information please call (530) 895-8395. 

Heartstrings Counseling- Offering free individual and group counseling to anyone impacted by the Camp Fire. Sessions are available over the phone, through skype/online video services, or in person. All services are provided by licensed LMFT or students in training under the supervision of a licensed LMFT. Those interested in free counseling services should call 916-676-7405 (available Monday-Saturday from 9am-7pm) to make an appointment, or go online to www.heartstringscounseling.org for more information. All in-person sessions must be made by appointment, and services will be located at the non-profit’s Loomis location, 6135 King Road, Suite D, Loomis Ca, 95650.

Gridley Community – Counseling, Pastoral Care and Interfaith Chaplaincy- The Gridley Distribution Center is offering individual counseling or pastoral services. Counseling is available by scheduling an appointment ahead of time only. To schedule an appointment, individuals must visit the Gridley Distribution Center in-person and schedule an appointment with the receptionist. No Drop-in counseling services are offered. For more information contact Lynne at 530-870-0563. Hours: Tuesday mornings 10am – 1pm. Location: Gridley Distribution Center: 893 Hazel Street, Gridley.    

Magalia Community Church Camp Fire Survivor Resource CenterOffering free pastoral counseling in the community/fellowship hall’s library on Thursdays from 11am-3pm. Pastors are available to talk, and provide mental health relief. 

  • California Hope of Butte County is available to provide counseling, assessments, and referral support in the MCC Historic Chapel. The church has noted that the Cal Hope counselors can often be found working throughout the MCC campus and encourages those seeking their services to identify Cal Hope counselors by their blue t-shirts with an orange flower, and speak with them.

For additional questions, please call the church at 530-877-7963, please note: the phone will only be answered during MCC’s normal hours of operation (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11am-3pm) Located at: 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954

First Christian Church and Shalom Free Clinic Mental Healthcare Clinic – Offering free mental healthcare on Sundays from 1pm-4pm at 295 East Washington Avenue, Chico. Phone: 530-343-3727

Paradise Hope Center / Previously CCURE – Paradise Recovery Center – Paradise Nazarene Church, which is now home to the Paradise Hope Center is set up as drop in site for residents of the Paradise ridge communities to access spiritual care, comfort, and bottled water. Survivors will be asked to sign in at the door. Free lunch is available at the center Tuesday-Friday, and supplies are available to fire survivors once a week during open hours. Supplies available vary based on donations but include clothing, toiletries, shelf-stable food, and household items. Location is open for people to drop in Tuesday-Friday from 8am-3pm. Phone:(530) 327-7486 Bottled Water distribution is available outside the center Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm.  Located at Paradise Hope Center (at the Paradise Nazarene Church), 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic. Classes and Groups available at Paradise Hope Center:

  • Al-Anon– A mutual support group for individuals impacted by a loved one’s drinking. Through mutual sharing and reading of the Twelve Steps of Al-Anon, the group focuses on coping with the effects of someone’s drinking. Available at the center every Friday at 12 Noon.
  • Group CounselingGeneral group counseling sessions are held on Wednesdays at 3pm (available 07/03-08/28)
  • Arts and Crafts for AllAvailable at the center at 12 Noon on the following dates: 07/13, 07/27, 08/10, and 08/31

Music Therapy- Offering group or individual music therapy for Camp Fire survivors and helpers impacted by the fire. Music therapy offers a non-invasive method to assist with processing emotions, trauma, and stress through the use of instruments, guided meditation, songwriting, and relaxation. No experience is required, open to all ages. Due to the developing nature of this program, space may be limited, please contact for more information or to schedule a session. Contact Erin either by phone (530-228-3483), available Monday – Friday 9am-5pm) or email at erin@haleymusictherapy.com.

Support Groups  

Northern California Art Therapy Association (NorCATA) Art Therapy Support Groups- NorCATA is offering monthly art therapy support groups at Studio 561 led by a registered art therapist who will be accompanied by other art and health professionals. There will be a PTSD screening prior to the art therapy and a class evaluation following the activities. Groups will be led in either photo, writing/poetry, painting, sculpture, textiles etc. Support groups will be held the second Saturday of the month through December 2019, and are open to parents, teens, and children. There is a suggested donation of $5 per meeting to fund art supplies, but it is not required. Space is limited to 35 people per class, registration is required. See registration form for dates and times. Register online here: https://bit.ly/2CjBmVd Support groups will be held at The Studio 561, 561 E Lindo Ave, Chico, CA 95926

Mutual Aid: Support for Grieving & Carrying On- Hosted by Alliance for Support and Education in Dying and Death, offering circles of support for deep listening and sharing grief, expressive art activities and supplies, movement for stress reduction and restoring ease incorporated. Self-care skills share. Open to all people impacted by the Camp Fire crisis. Adult & youth: regrettably, not suitable for children. Gratitude to CWC for opening the clubhouse for our use, on traditional lands of the Mechoopda Maidu. For more information on upcoming events, visit their website at www.befriendingdeath.org, or text Malama at 530-864-2134. Services are free. Located at: Chico Women’s Club, 592 E 3rd Street (3rd and Pine), Chico

The Growing Place – Mental Health Support Groups, Hope After Grief- Weekly support group focused on grief, support, and comfort through individual grief journeys. Offered on Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm. Located at The Growing Place at 1074 East Avenue, Suite A3, Chico. For questions, please call Christi Calkins at 530-864-3466, during daytime hours, 9am-5pm. If leaving a message, please make sure to leave your name, contact information, and reason for calling. 

Paradise Community Guilds- Meets weekly to provide support and information, including help with insurance, addressing trauma, fire-resistant building methods, community emotional support, and community building. Open to all Paradise residents impacted by the fire. Located at Chico Guild Hall, 2775 Nord Avenue, Chico, CA 95973. Hours, most Mondays from 5pm-7pm, with every second Monday of the month for a special potluck and presentation from 5:30-7pm. Questions can be directed at 530-762-1490, by email at: paradiseguilds@gmail.com, or online at http://www.nortonbuffalohall.com

Miscellaneous

Empower Me Art Pop-Up Art Workshops- Providing art workshops that offer hands on life-skills through art for children and families. Also providing workshops for community organizations that would like to host art opportunities for families and children impacted by the Camp Fire. Workshops are held on Wednesdays, starting August 28th, at the Chico Women’s Club. See calendar here for upcoming dates and times: http://bit.ly/2MazbKe For community organizations that would like to host art workshops, please email your information to info@empowermeart.org to submit a workshop request, or call 510-936-1880 to get more information about Empower Me Art holding a workshop in your community. 

Butte County Art on Wheels- Offering a mobile art studio that provides Camp Fire survivors with positive community oriented projects. The Butte County Art on Wheels program is designed to improve the physical, emotional, and mental health of all participants. This program is directed by artist Jessie Mercer, who partners with schools, companies, and community organizations. Butte County Art on Wheels offers free services to organizations associated with children of Camp Fire survivors. Butte County Art on Wheels is also available to groups throughout the community for a fee. Please note that this program is not designed for individual services. For more information regarding the Art on Wheels program use the following link: http://bit.ly/31v60pqTo schedule an appointment contact Jessie at 530-828-2960 or through email: jessiemercer15@gmail.com

Starfish Foundation Survey- The Starfish Foundation is asking all Camp Fire Survivors to participate in a survey. The information gathered will help the Starfish Foundation improve the resources provided to survivors and find effective ways to help individuals and families in need. The information disclosed in the survey will be stored in the Starfish Foundation database and individuals will be contacted if they are eligible for assistance. Please note that due to limited funding, completing this survey does not guarantee assistance. If you are interested in participating in the survey use the following link: http://bit.ly/2VOPdi7.  

UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center Statewide Survey- UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center is asking all residents of California to participate in a statewide survey. The information gathered will be part of a study to learn how wildfires are affecting the mental and physical health of communities now and in the future. The goal of the survey is to help government agencies, health care providers and community groups provide improved services to people affected by wildfires. All people interested in participating in the survey are required to be 18 or older and must have lived in California in 2018 during any of the wildfires. People who were not directly affected by the fires are also encouraged to participate in the survey. To take the survey use the following link: http://bit.ly/2VIaGZH 

Online/Mobile Resources

Better Help E-Counseling – Providing three months of free online counseling for individuals impacted by the 2018 California wildfires. Licensed therapists are available online. Visit their website, go to the California Wildfires Page and click on the ‘Contact Us’ (the orange box) to sign-up.  Website:https://bit.ly/2Wrkd4i

Camp Fire Survivors – A website for Camp Fire survivors to tell their story and share in solidarity and healing. To share your own story as a Camp Fire Survivor, or to read the stories of Camp Fire Survivors, please visit: https://campfiresurvivors.com/

Sonoma Rises App- Sonoma Rises is a free application available on the app store for iOS or google play created in response to the 2017 Sonoma Fires. Sonoma Rises is available in English and Spanish, and helps connect users with free and local mental health care services. The app aims to help users in increasing their wellbeing following a disaster or other traumatic situation. Users can access customized tools to help cope with stress, heal from loss, prioritize self-care, connect with others, manage anger, and track their mood. There are also tools within the app designed just for teens. 

National Center for PTSD, PTSD Coach App and Website- PTSD Coach is a free website and application for download via the app store or google play, with tools for coping with sadness, anxiety, and other symptoms that people who have been through trauma can develop. Some tools are brief and can help aide relaxation when feeling stressed or possibly improve mood. Offers guidance with tackling difficult problems, changing thinking patterns, and setting goals.

Psychology Today Therapy DirectoryThe Psychology Today Therapy Directory offers a comprehensive list of Trauma and PTSD Therapists, Psychologists, and treatment centers verified by Psychology Today. The provider’s biography, qualifications, credentials, licenses, specialties, treatment approaches, client focus and fee schedule are featured on their pages. Searches for providers can be filtered by location, type of insurance accepted, type of therapy, age specialty and other considerations. Link to Butte County Trauma / PTSD providers: http://bit.ly/2WuJGg8

Online/Mobile Children’s Resources 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Offers online training, support, information and resources to the public and providers who work with children and families exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences. NCTSN offers information on traumatic experiences including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school, and community violence; natural disasters, terrorism, or military family challenges; and life-threatening injury and illnesses. Use the following link to access all NCTSN resources: http://bit.ly/2ZBmHhu  

Help Kids Cope – A free mobile app for parents-Helps parents talk to their children about disasters, including examples of typical reactions of children to disaster experiences, shared experiences from other parents that have experienced disaster, and ideas on what to say in certain situations in a child-friendly way. This app was developed by the National Child Stress Network and can be downloaded through the App store on mobile phones or online at: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/help-kids-cope

Anthem Blue Cross – Tips for Talking to Children After Traumatic Events- Online resource for parents and educators navigating conversations with children who have experienced traumatic events. Online at: https://bit.ly/2WcnHav

SAMHSA- Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event- This guide provides parents, caregivers, and teachers various tips on how to talk to children and young adults after a disaster or traumatic event. This guide also offers resources, treatment locators, hotlines, and additional behavioral health resources: http://bit.ly/2JDsnDm  

More online resources for helping kids cope:

https://www.nctsn.org/resources/pfa-parent-tips-helping-adolescents

https://www.nctsn.org/resources/pfa-parent-tips-helping-infants-and-toddlers-after-disasters

https://www.nctsn.org/resources/pfa-parent-tips-helping-preschool-age-children-after-disasters

https://www.nctsn.org/resources/pfa-parent-tips-helping-school-age-children-after-disasters

https://www.nctsn.org/resources/pfa-tips-adults

HelpCentral.org- www.MentalHealth4Youth.net– Mental health and wellness services for children and youth ages 0-18- Searchable website; search for services filtering by age, location, payment type, language. Other mental health and wellness resources in Butte and Glenn counties can be found by using the online searchable databases maintained year round by Help Central Butte-Glenn 2-1-1: HelpCentral.org- Find the help you need > Crisis Intervention/Counseling/Mental HealthCrisis Intervention/Counseling/Mental Health- (Click on a category below to see available services.)

Hotlines

If you are in a life-threatening emergency situation, dial 9-1-1.

The Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Call: 1-800-985-5990 or Text: TalkWithUs to 66746  or visit online: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline For Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text TalkWithUs to 66746, or Call: 1-800-846-8517

Butte County Behavioral Health Crisis Line: 1-800-334-6622

Butte County Behavioral Health Access Line: 1-530-891-2810

Available 24/7 for those in crisis that need to speak with a counselor over the phone.

Northern Valley Talk Line: 1-855-582-5554 Available from 4:30pm-9:30pm daily for those that are not in crisis but would like to process events and mental health issues with a peer support specialist.

The Friendship Line: 1-800-971-0016 Both an accredited crisis line and a warmline available 24/7 that specializes in caring conversations for older adults (ages 60+). Providing emotional support, elder abuse reporting, well-being checks, grief support through assistance and reassurance, active suicide intervention. Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities. Call: 1-800-971-0016 to be connected with a trained volunteer who specializes in offering a caring ear and friendly conversation with older adults. 

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (option 1) 24/7 confidential support for all veterans, all service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends. Can be accessed via online chat, phone call, or text.Online: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net Call: 1-800-273-8255 option 1 or Text: 838255 For deaf or hard of hearing: Text 838255 or Call: 1-800-799-4889 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)  National network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone thinking about suicide can Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741-741 

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): http://www.crisischat.org/

Crisis Text Line: Text “DESERVE” TO 741-741

Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255

Financial Assistance

(Event 08/31) Financial Planning Association of NorCal Free Financial Planning Advice- Certified Financial Planner® (“CFP“) volunteers and the Financial Planning Association of NorCal are offering free financial planning sessions for those impacted by the Camp Fire. A CFP® will provide free objective financial advice, addressing survivors’ biggest concerns and upcoming decisions. These one-hour sessions are focused on advice and no sales pitches. Please Note: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Individuals in attendance may ask questions about budgets, investments, taxes, insurance, and rebuilding. To book a one (1) hour appointment, use the following link: https://calendly.com/fpd WHEN: Saturday, Aug 31st from 1pm-5pm WHERE: Chico Public Library, 1108 Sherman Way

Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Intake Form- The Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group (Camp Fire LTRG) is a collaborative non-profit organization working to identify and address unmet needs of fire survivors. Butte-Glenn 2-1-1 helps connect survivors to resources that address immediate needs as well as the services that offer assistance with long term recovery.

  • Case management services continue to expand for people displaced by the Camp Fire, but there’s still a wait for fire survivors to get connected with services and financial help because there aren’t enough case managers.
  • Case managers can assist survivors in their long-term recovery process, which may include accessing emergency financial assistance dollars. Fire survivors who don’t have an assigned case manager can either call Butte-Glenn 2-1-1, or complete the Intake Form linked below to be placed on a waiting list while the case management capacity grows.
  • For those who previously had an IDCM caseworker, or who are FEMA max grant recipients, or who currently reside in a FEMA village, please reach Northern Valley Catholic Social Services here: 1-844-556-6272

Please complete the Intake Form to be considered for disaster case management, financial assistance programs, basic needs, and other fire recovery programs. A Butte 2-1-1 Outreach team member will contact you to discuss your needs and connect you to resources and assistance for which you may be eligible. Certain documentation may be requested later to confirm eligibility for specific programs. The Intake Form can be found at the following link, here: bit.ly/211intake

SBA – U.S. Small Business Administration- Previously providing disaster-related loans to individuals and businesses. The final deadline for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) was on August 12, 2019. Those with questions or are following up with existing loans can reach out to the SBA online or by phone.  www.SBA.gov/Disaster   or   disasterloan.sba.gov/ela   or   800-659-2955.

FEMA Deadline for assistance was 2/15/2019, but those who were denied can appeal within the time parameters stated on their denial letter.  Contact FEMA by phone: 1-800-621-3362   or   TTY: 1-800-462-7585   or online at: www.disasterassistance.gov***Those inquiring about housing assistance through FEMA should be made aware that housing counselors will reach out to qualified, registered FEMA applicants as housing becomes available**

Enloe Foundation’s Camp Fire Relief Fund – Offering Enloe employees, affiliated employees, medical staff, and registered volunteers who lost their homes or were displaced due to the Camp Fire, financial assistance to meet immediate critical needs for shelter, food, clothing, and other basic needs. To contact the Enloe Foundation, call: 530-332-4550, email: foundation@enloe.org or visit their office located at: 249 W. Sixth Avenue, Chico.

  • The application to be considered for the Enloe Camp Fire Relief Fund can be found here:http://bit.ly/2Y703Nz
  • For those who have already received funds and wish to request additional assistance, fill out the Camp Fire Relief Fund Supplemental application here :http://bit.ly/2XmDVl0
Disaster Case Management

Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Intake Form- The Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group (Camp Fire LTRG) is a collaborative non-profit organization working to identify and address unmet needs of fire survivors. Butte-Glenn 2-1-1 helps connect survivors to resources that address immediate needs as well as the services that offer assistance with long term recovery.

  • Case management services continue to expand for people displaced by the Camp Fire, but there’s still a wait for fire survivors to get connected with services and financial help because there aren’t enough case managers.
  • Case managers can assist survivors in their long-term recovery process, which may include accessing emergency financial assistance dollars. Fire survivors who don’t have an assigned case manager can either call Butte-Glenn 2-1-1, or complete the Intake Form linked below to be placed on a waiting list while the case management capacity grows.
  • For those who previously had an IDCM caseworker, or who are FEMA max grant recipients, or who currently reside in a FEMA village, please reach Northern Valley Catholic Social Services here: 1-844-556-6272

Please complete the Intake Form to be considered for disaster case management, financial assistance programs, basic needs, and other fire recovery programs. A Butte 2-1-1 Outreach team member will contact you to discuss your needs and connect you to resources and assistance for which you may be eligible. Certain documentation may be requested later to confirm eligibility for specific programs. The Intake Form can be found at the following link, here: bit.ly/211intake

Basic Needs, Clothing & Supplies

Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Intake Form- The Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group (Camp Fire LTRG) is a collaborative non-profit organization working to identify and address unmet needs of fire survivors. Butte-Glenn 2-1-1 helps connect survivors to resources that address immediate needs as well as the services that offer assistance with long term recovery.

  • Case management services continue to expand for people displaced by the Camp Fire, but there’s still a wait for fire survivors to get connected with services and financial help because there aren’t enough case managers.
  • Case managers can assist survivors in their long-term recovery process, which may include accessing emergency financial assistance dollars. Fire survivors who don’t have an assigned case manager can either call Butte-Glenn 2-1-1, or complete the Intake Form linked below to be placed on a waiting list while the case management capacity grows.
  • For those who previously had an IDCM caseworker, or who are FEMA max grant recipients, or who currently reside in a FEMA village, please reach Northern Valley Catholic Social Services here: 1-844-556-6272

Please complete the Intake Form to be considered for disaster case management, financial assistance programs, basic needs, and other fire recovery programs. A Butte 2-1-1 Outreach team member will contact you to discuss your needs and connect you to resources and assistance for which you may be eligible. Certain documentation may be requested later to confirm eligibility for specific programs. The Intake Form can be found at the following link, here: bit.ly/211intake

Clothing & Supplies 

Pines Ave Hardware (Concow) / Yankee Hill Donation Center- Supplies available depend on daily donations and distribution from the Oroville Hope Hubb, but usually include bottled water, clothing, food, and wattles. Located at 11300 A Miller Flat Road, open Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-1 pm. 

Gridley Community – Distribution Center- Open to those impacted by the Camp Fire (please bring valid picture ID illustrating impacted area & FEMA paperwork, or PG&E bill with impacted address), various supplies available include new toiletries, household items (like toilet paper, paper towels, soap, etc), pillows, blankets, batteries, flashlights, clothing, pet supplies, children’s toys, cleaning supplies, and non-perishable foods. Depending on donations, fresh vegetables may be available. Survivors may access this resource once a week. Non-survivors are not permitted to accompany survivors inside the distribution center. Located at 893 Hazel Street in Gridley and is available Tuesdays from 10am-1pm. If individuals are new to the Gridley area and have questions, they can contact the Gridley Chamber of Commerce at 530-846-3142.

Paradise Hope Center / Previously CCURE – Paradise Recovery Center- Paradise Nazarene Church, which is now home to the Paradise Hope Center is set up as drop in site for residents of the Paradise ridge communities to access spiritual care, comfort, and bottled water. Survivors will be asked to sign in at the door. Free lunch is available at the center Tuesday-Friday, and supplies are available to fire survivors once a week during open hours. Supplies available vary based on donations but include clothing, toiletries, shelf-stable food, and household items. Location is open for people to drop in Tuesday-Friday from 8am-3pm.  Phone:(530) 327-7486 Bottled Water distribution is available outside the center Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm.  Located at Paradise Hope Center (at the Paradise Nazarene Church), 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic. Please Note: When temperatures produce excessive heat (90+) supply and water distribution will generally stop at 12pm (noon) to ensure the safety of volunteers on site. 

Classes and Groups available at Paradise Hope Center:

  • Al-Anon– A mutual support group for individuals impacted by a loved one’s drinking. Through mutual sharing and reading of the Twelve Steps of Al-Anon, the group focuses on coping with the effects of someone’s drinking. Available at the center every Friday at 12 Noon.
  • Group Counseling – General group counseling sessions are held on Wednesdays at 3pm (available 07/03-08/28) 
  • Arts and Crafts for All – Available at the center at 12 Noon on the following dates: 07/13, 07/27, 08/10, and 08/31

Magalia Community Church – Camp Fire Survivor Resource Center- Offering supplies and food to those impacted by the fire in the Magalia and Paradise areas. Fire survivors should bring a photo ID such as a California Driver’s License or California ID and proof of impact. Services and distribution are located both in the historic church building and the parking lot of the historic Old Magalia Church (otherwise known as Magalia Community Church) at 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954. Tent Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11 am-3:00 pm.

  • Tents are serving as a supply distribution center, supplies available are based on daily donations but include: clothing, household items, and other material goods.
  • One tent is still serving as a dining hall, but food supplies will not be kept in the tent for distribution purposes. As it is now “bear season”, the tents are no longer offering hot meals in the dining hall tent unless there is a special event.

Church Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11am-3pm.

  • Offering fresh fruit and vegetables, non-perishable food, commodities (once a month distribution), water, and a limited number of furniture items. Depending on weekly donations, limited furniture items are available in the Community Fellowship Hall.
  • Free pastoral counseling offered in the community/fellowship hall’s library on Thursdays from 11am-3pm. Pastors are available to talk, and provide mental health relief.
  • California Hope of Butte County is available to provide counseling, assessments, and referral support in the Historic Chapel. The church has noted that the Cal Hope counselors can often be found working throughout the MCC campus and encourages those seeking their services to identify Cal Hope counselors by their blue t-shirts with an orange flower, and speak with them. Please call the church ahead for supply availability at 530-877-7963, please note: the phone will only be answered during MCC’s normal hours of operation. Located at: 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954

The Arc Store Oroville- Offering free clothing to those impacted by the Camp Fire (please bring picture ID illustrating impacted area & FEMA paperwork with impacted address). Survivors will be given two plastic shopping bags that they can fill up for free. The ARC Store is offering new socks and underwear (mostly for women and children), backpacks and more. The Arc Store is located at 2745 Oroville Dam Blvd E in Oroville. Survivors can access free clothing Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 5:30pm. For questions or more information call The Arc Store Oroville at (530) 532-1272. 

The MADIA ProjectOffering used children’s clothing for low-income and fire impacted families at no charge. Clothing is set up in a boutique like setting, those in need may visit the store and demonstrate need by Impacted ID/FEMA Number/EBT Card/Section 8 Paperwork, and then “shop” for needed clothing. Sizes offered range from newborn-teen. Located at 1376 Longfellow Avenue, Chico, CA (Same location as Curvy Gurlz).  Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 12pm-5pm. Phone: 530-966-2793 (Near In-Motion Fitness). For more information visit: madiaproject.org  

Shasta Youth Alliance Distribution Center- Originally set up for the Carr fire, now open to Camp Fire survivors. ID illustrating impacted address is required. Supplies available based on donations received. Offering clothing, household items, furniture, winter gear, non-perishable food, and small mattresses (for children). Phone: 530-941-1645 located at: 8031 Eastside Rd, Redding. OPEN on Wednesdays 10 AM – 2 PM, Or Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM.

Furniture

Note: Butte County Environmental Health advises all mattresses in the Paradise/Magalia/Concow area be replaced after the fire even if unburned

Chico ReStore- Offering a 15% discount on appliances, microwaves, furniture and more. This discount is only available to Camp Fire Survivors.  Please note that to be eligible for the discount, survivors must have a photo ID with proof of impacted address. The Chico ReStore is located at 220 Meyers Street in Chico. The Chico ReStore is open during the following hours: Tuesday – Saturday at 10am – 6pm. For more information call 530-895-1271.   

America’s Discount Furniture- Offering free delivery services (for purchased furniture) to Camp Fire survivors (in the Chico area). Please note that to be eligible for free delivery services, survivors must have proof of an impacted address that matches a photo ID. America’s Discount Furniture is located at 2520 Dominic Dr #110 in Chico. America’s Discount Furniture is open during the following hours: Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5:30pm and Sunday from 11am – 4pm. For questions or more information call 530-342-6200. 

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Free Office Furniture Survey- In partnership with Paradise Rotary, Rotary International, and Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Ruland’s Used Office Furnishings is offering to donate office furniture to offices on the Paradise RIdge. If you are in need of office furniture, please fill out this needs survey at the following link: https://conta.cc/2JxiAyO. Please note that completing this survey does not guarantee that you will receive free office furniture.     

Magalia Community Church – Camp Fire Survivor Resource Center- Offering supplies to those impacted by the fire in the Magalia and Paradise areas. Supplies are available on a first come first serve basis, household need is also considered in supply distribution. Survivors should bring a photo ID, such as a California Driver’s License or California ID and proof of impact. Please call the church ahead for supply availability during their normal business hours at 530-877-7963. Services and distribution are located both in the historic church building and the parking lot of the historic Old Magalia Church (otherwise known as Magalia Community Church) at 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954.

  • Fellowship Hall: Depending on weekly donations, limited furniture items are available in the Community Fellowship hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11am-3pm.
  • Please call the church ahead for supply availability at 530-877-7963, please note: the phone will only be answered during MCC’s normal hours of operation.
  • Located at: 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954

Fire Angels Network Furniture Request form- A group and online site that matches Camp Fire survivor needs with people wanting to help and available resources. Although the Network cannot guarantee resources, furniture requests can now be made online here: https://bit.ly/2ZtaV9B. Connect with the network online either through  through their facebook page here: facebook.com/FireAngelsNetwork/

CARR Furnishings (Caring About Redding Residents)- Offering gently used furniture at no cost to fire survivors now living in the Redding area or relocating out of the area but are able to make it to an appointment in Redding. Furniture is only available by appointment, and appointments are set once an intake form is completed. Intake form available at CARR furnishing’s Facebook page, online here: http://bit.ly/2ZoDSmN Call or text 530-410-5845 or send a direct facebook message to CARR Furnishings – Caring About Redding Residents to submit an intake form for an appointment.

Chico Stake: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- Providing mattresses to those impacted by the  Camp Fire. Queen, full, and twin sizes are available, but current stock is always shifting. Distribution of mattresses is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6pm-7:30pm at the LDS Church. The Church is located at  2430 Mariposa Ave. Please be prepared to show photo ID illustrating impacted area and FEMA information (if you have it), survivors without FEMA paperwork will not be denied but are encouraged to provide photo ID. If you would like to check on certain size availability before pick up, please call the church at 801-554-2166. 

Living Spaces Revive- Offering a new free mattress and a free box spring to those impacted by California fires. Those eligible must have Evidence of approved FEMA or insurance company award. Mattress size options include Twin, Full, Queen, Eastern King or California King size. One mattress per household. Please contact Cheri Sandberg via email at paradiserecover@gmail.com or via phone at 530-513-2604 between the hours of 9 am and 7 pm. If no one is available, leave a message and Cheri will return your message as soon as possible. Please note: As of 08/14, the last distribution will take place on Saturday, September 14th. Those interested in receiving a free mattress and a free box spring, must register within the next two weeks.  

Shasta Youth Alliance Distribution Center-  Originally set up for the Carr fire, now open to Camp Fire survivors. ID illustrating impacted address is required. Supplies available based on donations received. Offering clothing, household items, furniture, winter gear, non-perishable food, and small mattresses (for children). Phone: 530-941-1645 Located at: 8031 Eastside Rd, Redding. OPEN on Wednesdays 10 AM – 2 PM, Or Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM.

Camp Fire Free Stuff- Facebook group to connect survivors with free items available, may include clothing, furniture or other supplies Shortlink: http://bit.ly/2VZaMZb

Hygiene/Showers/Laundry

Haven of Hope on Wheels (OSCIA)- Haven of Hope on Wheels is a mobile service organized by the Oroville Southside Community Improvement Association. The mobile trailer offers shower, toilet, and laundry facilities to those in need. All services are free of charge to those in need. Although the schedule for the Haven of Hope alternates, the current schedule is listed below and dates and locations can be found online on their facebook page here: www.facebook.com/HavenofHopeonWheels/

Current Schedule:

  • Tuesdays: Hope Center, at 1950 Kitrick Ave A, Oroville from 10:30am-1:00pm
  • First and Third Friday of the month: At the levy behind the Centennial Building, typically around Noon-2:30pm 
  • Second and Fourth Friday of the month: Open Door Church, 2555 Baldwin Avenue, Oroville from 12 Noon – 2:30pm

Oroville Rescue Mission- Camp Fire Survivors (and anyone in need) can use showers beginning at 4:30pm daily. Towels, clothing and hygiene items are provided at the Mission Shelter: 4250 Lincoln Blvd. Oroville. Contact: 530-533-0351

Oroville YMCA- Camp Fire Survivors can use showers: Must bring their own towels and hygiene items and be prepared to show photo identification / proof of impacted address. Location: 1684 Robinson St. Oroville. Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm Contact: 530-533-9622.  

Magalia Community Church- Laundry and shower trailers are available at MCC. Laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets are provided. Laundry and shower units are offered Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday’s from 11am-7pm. Last chance to load of laundry is at 6pm. Located at: 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia Contact:530-877-7963

Tehama Family Fitness CenterOffering 4 free visits at the Tehama Family Fitness Center for Camp Fire survivors. Survivors must have a photo ID as proof of residency in impacted areas. Amenities include: shower facilities, group classes, child care, and full service locker rooms with a sauna. If there are any questions call the front desk: (530)528-8656. Hours: M-F 5:00AM-10:00 PM Sat-Sun 8:00 AM-6:00 PM Address: 2498 S Main St Red Bluff, CA 96080

Propane Refill

Campaign Propane, Operation Warmth – An organization offering assistance to those impacted by the Camp Fire with propane needs. Assistance is not guaranteed, and the program is only for individuals directly impacted by the Camp Fire that can provide an empty propane tank for refill. Those in need of propane should contact the group through their facebook page here: http://bit.ly/2GI1jiH   

U-Haul Moving and Storage of Chico – Propane tank refills priced at $3.19/Gallon. Open daily, Mon-Thur: 7am- 7pm, Fri: 7am-8pm, Sat: 7am-7pm, Sun: 9am-5 pm. 600 Country Dr Chico, CA 95928        Phone: (530) 893-8601

TriFlame Propane – Is able to fill propane tanks for those in Magalia (for a fee), county permit is required stating that the house can be occupied before propane can be purchased. Located at: 14368 Skyway Road, Magalia. Phone is 530-873-4101.

Food & Meals

Call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 to learn about the food pantries and distribution days available in your community in Butte and Glenn counties.

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano- Providing food to anyone in need, no questions asked. Food boxes will be based on family size requested and include shelf stable milk, protein, snacks and fresh produce.  Please note: individuals can pick up food for others staying with them or for those in need, no ID or proof of need will be required. This pantry will be operational as long as there is a demonstrated need from the community.  Distribution of groceries will take place at the following location and time:

In CHICO: At the Butte College Chico Campus, 2320 Forest Avenue. WHEN: 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 11am-1pm

First Christian Church – Paradise and Chico- Offering food to individuals and families. All are welcome, and anyone in need can receive dry goods, water, canned foods, snacks, and produce. No ID is required. Food distribution will depend on family size. Food will be provided while supplies last. 

  • Available in Paradise (5738 Pentz Road, Paradise – Corner of Pearson and Pentz Road) on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturday of every month from 11am-1pm, or until supplies run out. 
  • Available in Chico (295 E. Washington Avenue, Chico) on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am-1pm, or until supplies run out.

Calfresh – PG&E Power Shut Off, Spoiled Food-Calfresh recipients in Butte County who lost food due to the PG&E power shut-off may be eligible for CalFresh reimbursement of spoiled food. Those interested in filing a claim can call Butte County Department of Employment and Social services at 1-877-410-8803, available M-F: 7:30am-4:30pm. 

Center for Healthy Communities – CalFresh Outreach  SSI Expansion- On May 1st, 2019, applications will open to SSI recipients to apply for CalFresh benefits. SSI Recipients may receive CalFresh Food benefits on an EBT Card beginning June 1st, 2019. Those that are newly eligible for CalFresh benefits, and are in need of assistance completing an application for CalFresh, can set up an appointment with the CalFresh Outreach program at the Center for Healthy Communities. Appointments can be scheduled over the phone by dialing 530-345-9749, or by making an appointment in person at 25 Main Street, Chico. The office is open Monday- Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. Applications are available online here: GetCalFresh.org

Summary of Changes for Pre-Existing CalFresh Households

  • Still Eligible for CalFresh, More Food Benefits : If adding the SSI recipient increases a household’s CalFresh food benefits, they will simply receive more CalFresh food benefits on their existing EBT card. 
  • Still Eligible for CalFresh, Less Food Benefits : If adding the SSI recipient reduces a household’s CalFresh food benefits, they will be eligible to receive a state-funded nutrition benefit called the Supplemental Nutrition Benefit (SNB) on their existing EBT card. 
  • Ineligible for CalFresh Food Benefits: If adding the SSI recipient leads to a total loss of CalFresh food benefits, they will be eligible to receive a state-funded nutrition benefit called the Transitional Nutrition Benefit (TNB) on their existing EBT card. 

Paradise Alliance Church Coffee in the Courtyard- Offering free coffee, pastries, and wifi to the Ridge community every Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am – 10:30 am. Coffee will be served on the North side of the Church courtyard. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church can be reached by phone at 530-877-7069. Calendar published online monthly: https://paradisecma.org/ 

Paradise Alliance Church Community Dinner- Offering a free dinner to the ridge community every Thursday night at 6pm. The Paradise Alliance church is available to Camp Fire survivors and all interested individuals. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church can be reached by phone at 530-877-7069. 

Downtown Business Association- Thursday Night Markets- An ongoing evening market with local farmers, vendors, and food. A family-centered environment to enjoy local entertainment and activities. Use of CalFresh/EBT benefits is available at some of the market’s food booths. Ongoing, every Thursday evening from April-September from 6pm-9pm in downtown Chico on Broadway.

Community Action Agency – North State Food Bank Distribution Schedule AUGUST 2019- Food commodities distribution schedule. First come, first serve. Please note, the “City” does not indicate WHERE the food will be distributed, rather who the food is intended for. Locations will have commodities for intended city. Please view food distribution schedule below:

DATE

City

Location

Time

08/06

Gridley

Guardian Building, 200 East Spruce Street

10:30am – 11:30am
08/07

Chico

Forest Ranch

Cohasset

Rhema Word of Faith, 574 E. 12th Street

Mt. Joy Bible Fellowship, 15522 Nople

Community Hall, 11 Maple Creek Ranch Road

10am-11:30am

11am-Noon

11am-1pm

08/13

Concow

Paradise

Pines Hardware, 11300 Miller Flat Rd

1st Baptist Church, 6500 Clark Road

8:30am-9:30am

12pm-1:30pm

08/15 Biggs

Willows

Elk Creek

Stonyford

Berry Creek

Magalia

Bangor

Stirling City

Feather Falls

Forbestown

Clippermills

Palermo

Biggs Methodist Church, 441 C Street

1st Southern Baptist Church, 112 N. Yolo Street

Elk Creek Grange, 145 Church Street

Community Church, 179 Geary

Fire Station #61, 297 Rockerfeller Road

Magalia Community Center, 13700 Skyway

Bangor Community Church, 7419 Oro Bangor Hwy

Community Hall, 17044 Old Skyway

Grange, 9 Lumpkin Road

Forbestown Market (Community Center)

Buck’s Market, 12140 La Porte Road

Palermo Family Bible Church, 2570 N. Villa

6pm-7pm

Noon-1pm

9am-Noon

10:30am- 11:30 am

8:30am-10:30am

9am-10am

9am-10am

9am-11am

9am-11am

10am-Noon

9am- 1pm

9am-10am

08/16

Orland

First Lutheran Church, 19 Colusa Street

9am-11am

08/17

Hamilton City

Evangelical Church, 490 Los Robles

8am- 11am

08/21

Thermalito

Oroville

Maxwell

New Life Church, 10th and Grand

Hope Center, 1950 Kitrick Ave, Bldg A

Parks and Recreational Dist. 64 Oak Street

7:30am-10am

8:30am-10:30am

10am-Noon

08/22

Colusa

Williams

Senior Center, 901 Parkhill

Williams Community Church, 315 9th Street

8:30am-10:30am

8am-11am

Salvation Army Oroville Food Pantry- Offering non-perishable food available to fire survivors and those in need in Oroville, photo ID and proof of income will be required, and Fire Survivors will be asked to provide FEMA paperwork. Toiletries may be available to evacuees depending on supplies, but the food is always available. Located at 1640 Washington Avenue, Oroville. Open Tues-Thursday 9am-11:30am. 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Parish Hall Food Closet- Food Items are available to everyone including victims of Camp Fire at the food closet, located at 1561 Hazel St. Gridley, across from the Sacred Heart Parish Catholic Church. Please bring photo ID, FEMA paperwork, or insurance paperwork to demonstrate fire impact. Also open to any Gridley resident. Tuesday through Thursday 9:30 am to 11:30am. 

Paradise First Baptist Church Food Pantry- Offering a food pantry open to all fire survivors. Families can pick up a box of groceries, bottled drinking water, and prayer is also offered. Open Wednesday from 12pm – 4pm, Sunday following the 11am morning service (Pantry open 12pm-2pm), and Friday from 12pm- 4pm. Located at First Baptist Church in Paradise, 6500 Clark Road, Paradise. 

Yuba-Sutter Food Bank- Offering surplus goods for distribution among charitable organizations, disadvantaged persons, and all Camp Fire survivors. Yuba-Sutter food bank provides USDA commodities, as well as produce, and dairy if available. This is an ongoing event that occurs every Friday from 10am – 12pm. Camp Fire survivors will be required to show proof of residency in any FEMA group site or FEMA provided housing. Food distribution will take place in a warehouse at the following address: 760 Stafford Way, Yuba City

Magalia Community Church  Camp Fire Survivor Resource Center- Offering supplies and food to those impacted by the fire in the Magalia and Paradise areas. Fire survivors should bring a photo ID such as a California Driver’s License or California ID and proof of impact. Services and distribution are located both in the historic church building and the parking lot of the historic Old Magalia Church (otherwise known as Magalia Community Church) at 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954.

Tent Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11 am-3:00 pm.

  • Tents are serving as a supply distribution center, supplies available are based on daily donations but include clothing, household items, and other material goods.
  • One tent is still serving as a dining hall, but food supplies will not be kept in the tent for distribution purposes. As it is now “bear season”, the tents are no longer offering hot meals in the dining hall tent unless there is a special event.

Church Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11am-3pm.

  • Offering fresh fruit and vegetables, non-perishable food, commodities (once a month distribution), water, and a limited number of furniture items. Depending on weekly donations, limited furniture items are available in the Community Fellowship Hall.
  • Free pastoral counseling offered in the community/fellowship hall’s library on Thursdays from 11am-3pm. Pastors are available to talk, and provide mental health relief.
  • California Hope of Butte County is available to provide counseling, assessments, and referral support in the Historic Chapel. The church has noted that the Cal Hope counselors can often be found working throughout the MCC campus and encourages those seeking their services to identify Cal Hope counselors by their blue t-shirts with an orange flower, and speak with them.      

Please call the church ahead for supply availability at 530-877-7963, please note: the phone will only be answered during MCC’s normal hours of operation.  Located at: 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954                      

Hope Center- 1950 Kitrick Ave A, Oroville is still serving meals to the homeless: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am-11:00am, Sat: 9:30am-10:30am Sunday: 4-5pm

Drinking Water

Public Health Information Regarding Water

Butte County Public Health – Revised Water Quality Advisory Press Release- Press Release 8/6/2019 found online here: http://bit.ly/2Yw2o8U

Butte County Public Health – Press Release Regarding State’s Water Quality- Press Release 6/19/2019 found online here: http://bit.ly/2XicKIb The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water (DDW), has released water quality advice for standing structures located in areas damaged by wildfire, which includes the Camp Fire. The Health Departm aaent urges residents and business owners currently under a “DO NOT DRINK” order to review and consider the State’s advice before consuming water.

(05/28) Butte County Health Officer Issues Water Quality Advisory for Residents in Burn Affected Areas- The Butte County Health Officer, Dr. Andy Miller, has issued a water quality advisory for people living in the Camp Fire affected areas and urges people not to drink or boil tap water. Information from water authorities indicates the possibility that contamination may be present in home plumbing systems, and therefore, residents should not rely on home water filtration systems as they may not be adequate to provide needed protection. Due to the possibility of contamination, residents should not use tap water for drinking, cooking, food preparation, brushing teeth or similar activities.

In addition, it is highly recommended that residents take the following precautions:

  •         Limit use of hot water
  •         Limit shower time (use lukewarm water and ventilate area)
  •         Use a dishwasher to wash dishes and use air dry setting
  •         Wash clothing in cold water
  •         Do not take baths
  •         Do not use hot tubs or swimming pools

Residents who use water from private wells or temporary water storage tanks may want to have their water systems assessed and tested for contaminants that result from structural damage caused by the Camp Fire. The Health Department does not have oversight over water authorities. If residents have questions about their water, they should contact their water authority directly.

Water Company Contact Information

 Paradise Irrigation District – PID For information and help for service requests and questions for the Paradise Irrigation District:

  • Online: pidwater.com
  • Phone: General office line is 530-877-4971 or the customer service line is 530-342-3101.Please be aware that phone lines are open M-F: 9am-4pm and closed Saturday-Sunday.
  • Recovery Specific Information: www.PIDWater.com/recovery    Facebook @PIDWater. The recovery site will also list water testing information, including the water testing map.
  • District Board Meetings: The PID board meets at 6:30pm on the third Wednesday of each month at 6332 Clark Road, Paradise (unless listed at alternate location). Live video streams of the meetings can be found on the district’s Facebook page. Contact the District Secretary to request an item be placed on the agenda for discussion or action at an upcoming board meeting.
  • Mailing Address: 6332 Clark Road, Paradise 95969

Del Oro Water Company – Del Oro is responsible for the following water districts: Arbuckle, Benbow, Black Butte, Buzztail, California Pines, Country Estates, Ferndale, Johnson Park, Larkspur Meadows, Lime Saddle, Magalia, Metropolitan, Mt. Lassen, Paradise Pines, river Island, Stirling Bluffs, Strawberry, Traver, and Tulare. 

  • Online: http://www.delorowater.com/
  • Phone: 1-877-335-6764 (Toll free, available 24/7). For billing related questions: 530-717-2500
  • For Reporting odors in Del Oro Water: Any odors that you believe could be related to the Camp Fire, such as plastic or fuel odors, should be directed to the Division of Drinking Water at 530-224-4873. This phone number will receive messages that will be checked at least twice daily during normal business hours.

Bottled Water & Tank Filling Resources

Bottled Water available at:

Paradise Irrigation District- Paradise Hope Center – PID has partnered with the Hope Center to continue bottled water distribution in Paradise. Paradise residents will now pick up their bottled water outside of the Hope Center. 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic, Monday-Friday: 8am-3pm. Phone: 530-327-7486 

Magalia Pines Recovery Center (Magalia Pines Baptist Church) – Offering bottled water to all in need. Located at 14098 Skyway, Magalia, CA. General Hours: 8 am – 4pm, Monday-Saturday. Phone: 530-873-9448 (option 1 for the office).

South Feather Water and Power offers public filling stations as follows: For inspected potable water tanks with an appropriate air gap: South Feather will inspect the tank and fill free for fire victims. Bring proof of residency and license plate number. (SFWPA has the capability to fill most types of bulk water containers.) SFWP headquarters, 2310 Oro Quincy Hwy, Oroville, CA 95966 Open: M-Thurs: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm and Friday: 8:30 am-3 pm. Check in with the front office. Cost: Free to fire victims, please bring ID illustrating impacted address. Phone: 530-533-4578 (Option ‘0’ to speak with the front desk for any further questions)

5-Gallon Jug Stations: (Free of charge and open 24/7) 

  • Fire Station in Bangor Located at: 7540 Oro-Bangor Highway
  • Miners Ranch Water Treatment Plant – 234 Kelly Ridge Road, Oroville
  • Headquarters- 2310 Oro Quincy, Oroville

Butte County Permit Center- Available online, in person, or over the phone. Permit information for Butte County. http://www.buttecounty.net/dds/etrakit  or  530-552-3700. Located at Development Services, 7 County Center Drive, Oroville  Hours: Monday-Tuesday from 8am-4pm, Wednesday 8am-3pm, Thursday 8am-4pm, and Friday 8am-4pm.

Local Licensed Water Haulers:

  • Butte Water Truck Service: 5656 Miners Ranch Rd. in Oroville –  530-589-0645
  • Craig Dewsnup Trucking: 179 Little Avenue in Gridley – 530-846-3116
  •  L and L Farms: 4577 Midway in Richvale – 530-882-4343
  • Tough Company Fire Inc. : 2669 Highway 32 in Chico – 530-774-2384
  • Ben Ports S.  720 Colusa Highway in Gridley – 530-846-4110

California – Food and Drug Licensed Water Haulers- For a complete list of all licensed water haulers in California, please view the following list: https://bit.ly/2B3N31l

Transportation Assistance

Trip Planning on the B-Line: Call  2-1-1 for live help planning your trip on the B-Line bus.

B Line Fare Information- Fares are increasing September 1, 2019. All of the new prices are in parentheses below  

CASH Local Service Regional Service
Regular $1.50 ($1.75) $2.00 ($2.40)
Discount* $0.75 ($0.85) $1.00 ($1.20)
Youth (6-18) $1.00 ($1.25) $1.50 ($1.75)
Child (under 6) 2 free 2 free
2-RIDE PASS    
Regular $3.00 ($3.50) $4.00 ($4.80)
Discount* $1.50 ($1.70) $2.00 ($2.40)
Youth (6-18) $2.00 ($2.50) $3.00 ($3.50)
10-RIDE PASS    
Regular $13.50 ($15.75) $18.00 ($21.60)
Discount* $6.75 ($7.65) $9.00 ($10.80)
Youth (6-18) $9.00 ($11.25) $13.00 ($15.75)
30-DAY PASS    
Regular $37.50 ($43.50) $48.00 ($57.50)
Discount* $19.00 ($21.50) $25.00 ($30.00)
Youth (6-18) $25.00 ($31.25) $34.00 ($40.00)

ALL DAY PASS – For $4.00 an All Day Pass can be purchased directly from the driver for unlimited access to the entire system for the day. Be sure to tell the driver you want an All Day Pass BEFORE putting your money in the farebox. 

  • Effective September 1, 2019 All Day Passes will be $5.00.

UPGRADE from LOCAL TO REGIONAL FARE- If you have a LOCAL ticket, pass, or transfer, it can be upgraded to a REGIONAL fare just by paying the difference. For Regular and Youth fare the price difference is .50; for Discount it is .25.

  • Effective September 1, 2019 the upgrade price difference will be as follows: Regular: $0.65, Youth: $0.50,  Discount: $0.35
  • Discount fares apply to seniors (age 65+), disabled and those with a valid medicare card.
  • Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Paratransit and Dial-a-Ride New prices (in parentheses) go into effect September 1, 2019.

  • One way trip in ADA Paratransit service area: $3.00 ($3.50)
  • Same Day Service Request:  $4.50 ($5.25)
  • Supplemental Service Zone 1:  $7.50 ($8.75)
  • Supplemental Service Zone 2:  $9.50 ($10.75)
  • Supplemental Service Zone 3:  $11.50 ($12.75)

B-line Paratransit- B-Line Paratransit is a shared ride service designed to meet the needs of seniors and persons with qualifying disabilities who are unable to use the B-Line fixed route services. For all reservations and cancellations call: (530) 342-0221. B-Line offers two types of paratransit services, ADA Paratransit and Dial-A-Ride:

ADA Paratransit– Provides curb-to-curb transportation service in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). This service is available for individuals who, because of a physical or mental disability, are unable to use regular, Fixed Route bus service in Butte County. The purpose of the application is to provide an opportunity to describe how a disability prevents you from riding the B-Line Fixed Route bus system, and in doing so apply for B-Line ADA Paratransit. Please note age, distance from a bus stop or inability to drive are conditions which are not taken into consideration in making an eligibility determination. Individuals who cannot utilize the fixed route system must receive Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) certification to utilize this service. This certification ensures trips are given priority status.

Dial-a-Ride– Dial-a-Ride service is provided only to those riders who are age 70 or older. Current riders who are between the ages of 65-70 will be able to continue to use the service, and will be grandfathered in until they reach the age of 70.  Current riders who are under the age of 65 will continue to use the service until their next renewal period. At that time, if they wish to continue using the Paratransit service, they must be eligible for, and apply under the ADA process. Dial-a-Ride trips will not be given priority status should individuals with ADA certification need the service.

B-Line Tracker: Providing bus arrival times via text message. Text your bus stop ID code to 27299 and bus arrival information will be sent to your phone. Bus Stop ID codes are located on a red sticker at the bottom of each bus stop. Standard text messaging fees may apply. You can also view and download a complete list of bus stops online at http://www.blinetransit.com/Rider-Tools/B-Line-Tracker/

CampFire Carpool- Disclaimer: THIS IS A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS WITHIN THE PUBLIC, WE CANNOT VERIFY THE SAFETY OF THIS GROUP. Please note the following when utilizing this resource: This is a private Facebook Group, not a nonprofit organization or government-run program, it is run entirely by private citizens. Private citizens are volunteering ride-sharing services, but these individuals have not been vetted, background checked or monitored for quality assurance and safety. User discretion and caution is advised when utilizing this resource, we cannot guarantee the safety of any ride offered by a private citizen.

CampFire Carpool is a Facebook group designed for ride sharing and volunteers offering to drive Camp Fire survivors to things such as appointments, grocery shopping, and various activities. The link to the group is as follows: https://bit.ly/2VngQO8. In order to join the group, you must be approved by the group’s admin. Camp Fire survivors must post in the group a specific activity or appointment they need transportation to. In response, people may volunteer to offer a ride, but rides are never guaranteed.   

Medical Transportation

Medi-Cal Covered Patient Transportation- please call 2-1-1 for information about Medi-Cal eligible transportation for medical care.

School Transportation

BCOE School Ties – Families with displaced students in need of transportation assistance can contact school ties for possible transportation arrangement. Website: www.bcoe.org/homeless-and-foster-youth

Paradise Unified School District Transportation Office- For information about transportation/bus programs offered by the Paradise Unified School District, please reach out to the Transportation Office. Regular business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 am- 3:00 pm (closed for lunch from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm). Phone: 530-891-3511  Temporary Address: 2455 Carmichael Drive, Chico

Child Care/Children's Activities

(Event 08/21, 08/28) Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County – Welcome to Menyuan Family Circle- The Menyuan Family Circle invites all families with children (ages 0-5) to a series of back-to-school events. These events will feature food, prizes, craft activities that will strengthen children’s motor skills, story time with parents and children, an environment that will prepare children for school, and opportunities to build social connections with other parents. These events are free and available to all. For more information contact the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County at (530) 534-7474WHEN: Wednesday, August 21st and August 28th from 6pm – 7:30pm (1940 Feather River Boulevard, Suite H, Oroville) WHERE: 1577 East Lassen Avenue, Chico and 1940 Feather River Boulevard, Suite H, Oroville  

(Event 08/21) Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA) – Art Night- The Museum of Northern California Art will be hosting an art night event. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own artwork within the setting of MONCA’s current exhibition “Walls We Create.” MONCA will provide some supplies but participants are welcome to bring their own supplies if they choose. A no-host bar and refreshments will be available. Admission is $5/adult. Members, students and children will be admitted for free. This event is available to all. No registration required. For more information contact the Museum of Northern California Art at 530-487-7272. WHEN: Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm – 7:30pm  WHERE: Museum of Northern California Art, 900 Esplanade, Chico      

(Event 08/22 – 08/25) Butte County Fair 2019- The Butte County Fairgrounds will be hosting the 2019 Butte County Fair. This event will feature live music, food for sale, attractions and rides, laser tag, robots, mud bogging and tuff trucks, rodeo events, a demolition derby and more. This event is available to all. Admission fees vary depending on population and day, for more info on fees use the following link: http://bit.ly/2ZMa6Ze. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities or general questions contact the fairgrounds at 530-846-3626. WHEN:Thursday, August 22nd from 4pm – 11pm ; Friday, August 23rd from 3pm – 12am ; Saturday, August 24th from 12pm (noon) – 12am ; Sunday, August 25th from 12pm (noon) – 11pm  WHERE: Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 East Hazel Street, Gridley     

(Event 08/23) Forebay Aquatic Center – Camp Fire Survivors at the Forebay- Offering Camp Fire survivors, with ID, low cost equipment rentals at the Forebay Aquatic Center. For $5/hour and the paid park entrance fee, residents will have the opportunity to rent any equipment from 10am – 7pm. During this time Residents will also be allowed to switch out equipment if they choose to do so. For more information, please contact the Forebay Aquatic Center at 530-774-7934.WHEN: Friday, August 23rd from 10am – 7pm WHERE: Forebay Aquatic Center, 930 Garden Drive, Oroville  

(Event 09/07) Lord’s Gym Oroville – Kids Carnival- The Lord’s Gym Kids Carnival will take place on September 7th from 10am to 3pm right outside the Lord’s Gym on 2120 Bird Street. This event will include free Carnival games, live entertainment, traditional races for kids, face painting and family activities. In addition, there will be food, inflatables, a dunk tank, a “Combat Zone” style water fight and other attractions at a low cost. The Lord’s Gym recommends participants to register now to secure a spot. This event is free and available to all who register in advance. To register use the following link: http://bit.ly/2XtYKMo. For questions or more information call 530-534-4140 or email info@lordsgymoroville.org WHEN: Saturday, September 7th from 10am – 3pm WHERE: The Lord’s Gym Oroville, 2120 Bird Street, Oroville

(Event 10/05, 10/06) Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce – Johnny Appleseed Days- Offering a two-day fall festival celebrating Paradise’s apple heritage with apple pie and ice cream. Paradise residents and members of the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce will gather to prepare Do-it-Yourself apple pie kits. Local businesses will give demonstrations and display their wares, and Paradise will host artisans from all over the state and beyond selling a variety of handicrafts. The children’s area will feature face painting, games for the young and old, and prizes. Johnny Appleseed will visit and tell stories. There will be continuous entertainment both days. This event is free and available to all. For vendor registration use the following link: http://bit.ly/2S9I1HXFor sponsorship opportunities use the following link: http://bit.ly/2LdRiynFor more general information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2XQTd1G. WHEN: Saturday, October 5th from 10am – 5pm  and Sunday, October 6th from 10am – 4pm WHERE: Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway, Paradise   

(Event 10/12) Bidwell Bar Association – Harvest Fest 2019- The Bidwell Bar Association, in partnership with The Lake Oroville Visitor Center, is hosting a Harvest Festival in Oroville. This event will feature cake-walks throughout the day, a raffle, a variety of games, as well as food booths and goodie booths with homemade goods for sale. Participants are encouraged to wear a costume. This event is free and available to all. Free parking will also be available. Please note that this event will occur rain or shine. For more information contact the Lake Oroville Visitor Center at 530-538-2219WHEN: Saturday, October 12th from 11am – 3pm  WHERE: Lake Oroville Visitor Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Road    

Feather River Recreation District- Parent’s Night Out Series- Feather River Recreation and Park District is offering a series of childcare for parents with children ages 2-12. Parents who register their children for Parents Night Out can drop their children off on select evenings for activities and games facilitated by the FRPRD staff. Every Parent Night Out Session is from 6pm-10pm, parents must pre-register their children to participate. Cost to participate is $20 for one child and $15 for each additional child. For more information and registration, please contact the District Office at (530)533-2011. Special Activity or theme for each night of the series is as follows: 

  • End of Summer Water Party on Saturday, August 24th 
  • Spooktacular Carnival on Saturday, October 19th
  • Hot Chocolate Bar on Friday, December 13th
  • Cookies for Santa on Saturday, December 21st  

Camp Fire W.I.S.HCamp Fire W.I.S.H. (Working to Inspire Support and Happiness) is a program that connects Camp Fire Survivors between the ages of 12 and 21 who have a WISH, to donors who want to replace that beloved item/s lost in the Camp Fire.  The web-based program allows youth to make up to 3 wishes per year for whatever they need or want. If individuals have questions about the program, there is an informational powerpoint on the bottom of the home page of www.campfirewish.com. The process is anonymous, and the gift hand-off is done at separate times so each party is protected. Apply for a WISH online here: campfirewish.com

Empower Me Art – Pop-Up Art Workshops-Providing art workshops that offer hands on life-skills through art for children and families. Also providing workshops for community organizations that would like to host art opportunities for families and children impacted by the Camp Fire. Workshops are held on Wednesdays, starting August 28th, at the Chico Women’s Club. See calendar here for upcoming dates and times: http://bit.ly/2MazbKe For community organizations that would like to host art workshops, please email your information to info@empowermeart.org to submit a workshop request, or call 510-936-1880 to get more information about Empower Me Art holding a workshop in your community. 

Chico CARD and Chico Hearing Aid Center Classic Movies Series- Chico Area Recreation and Park District and the Chico Hearing Aid Center are hosting a free Classic Movies Series at Lakeside Pavillion. Free refreshments including popcorn and lemonade will be available for participants during the movie showings. Movies begin at 1 pm and will be shown at the Lakeside Pavillion, 2565 California Park Drive, Chico. The following is the list of dates for the classic movie showings and the corresponding film that will be shown. All film showings except for the month of July will be on the first Thursday of the month.

  • July 11th, Cool Hand Luke
  • August 1st, Charade
  • September 5th, 9 to 5
  • October 3rd, Hocus Pocus
  • November 7th, Midnight Lace
  • December 5th, On Golden Pond

Center for Spiritual Living Chico Teen Meeting- The Center for Spiritual Living Chico is offering Teen Meetings on Wednesdays until November. Teens will meet at the Center for Spiritual Living Chico at 14 Hillary Lane, Chico. Teens will have the opportunity to meditate and participate in workshops, fundraising, camps and outreach events throughout the community. Teen Meetings are free and available to youths ages 12 – 18 years old. Please note that Teen Meetings occur on various Wednesdays depending on the month. For a full schedule of Teen Meetings use the following link: http://bit.ly/2Z0SM1f. For more information contact the Center for Spiritual Living at (530) 895-8395.

Butte County Art on Wheels- Offering a mobile art studio that provides Camp Fire survivors with positive community oriented projects. The Butte County Art on Wheels program is designed to improve the physical, emotional, and mental health of all participants. This program is directed by artist Jessie Mercer, who partners with schools, companies, and community organizations. Butte County Art on Wheels offers free services to organizations associated with children of Camp Fire survivors. Butte County Art on Wheels is also available to groups throughout the community for a fee. Please note that this program is not designed for individual services. For more information regarding the Art on Wheels program use the following link: http://bit.ly/31v60pq. To schedule an appointment contact Jessie at 530-828-2960 or through email: jessiemercer15@gmail.com

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse- Cinemark is offering a children’s summer movie series for 10 weeks. The price for admission during this series is $1 per person, per movie or participants can opt to purchase admission to all 10 of the movies for $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the movie theater box office on the day of the showing or online in advance. Cinemark (Tinseltown) is located at 801 East Ave Suite 2, Chico. Link to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/2JTLo4u

Feather River Recreation District- Providing seasonal recreational programs, activities, and summer camps to people of all ages. Feather River Recreation District has released a list of 2019 activities with descriptions and registration fees. To access the complete list of activities use the following link: https://www.frrpd.com/activities

Gridley Parks and Recreation Division-  Providing seasonal recreational programs, activities, and summer classes to people of all ages. Gridley Parks and Recreation Division has compiled a list of 2019 activities with descriptions and registration fees. To access the list of available activities use the following link: http://bit.ly/2WsBlWm 

Durham Recreation and Park District- Providing seasonal recreation programs, activities, and classes to adults and children. Information about available activities and classes can be found online at https://durhamrec.com/ Offering scholarships for swim lessons for first-time swimmers, application must be submitted in person at 9447 Midway, Durham. For more information, please call 530-345-1921 

Downtown Business Association- Thursday Night Markets- An ongoing evening market with local farmers, vendors, and food. A family-centered environment to enjoy local entertainment and activities. Children’s activities are available at some vendor booths for a fee. Ongoing, Thursday evenings from April-September from 6pm-9pm in downtown Chico on Broadway. 

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program- Barnes and Noble’s Summer Reading Program for school age children in grades 1-6 offers children a free book of their choice for reading 8 books throughout the summer. Students complete a reading journal with the list of books they read over the summer and description of their favorite part of each book. Throughout the month of August (August 1st-August 31st), students can bring their completed reading journal to Barnes and Noble and redeem a free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal. To participate, visit the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading site here:http://bit.ly/2HEBrWi Select the age range the child falls into and the reading log is available for download and print in English or Spanish.

CARD Summer 2019 PLAY Guide – Chico Area Recreation District provides recreational programs to people of all ages. CARD has released the list of events of 2019 summer activities in an online catalogue. The catalogue includes camp descriptions as well as pricing. To access the catalogue use the following link: https://bit.ly/2UqtWKO.

Valley Oak Children’s Services- Providing low to no cost health, advocacy, education, and training services related to childcare. State mandated child care agency, resources include referral program for childcare as well as eldercare, help with choosing care providers with trustline clearance and arranging alternative payment options for childcare based upon income and family size. Child care training  and workshops are available to the public for free. Pre registration is required for all workshops and trainings. Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am- 4 pm Friday: 8:30 am- 3pm. Closed for lunch everyday 12 pm- 12:30 pm. Located at: 3120 Cohasset Road, Suite # 6, Chico. Phone: 530-895-3572 

Valley Oak Children’s Services: Lending Library- Provide books for all ages in various topics and subjects including but not limited to children’s books, curriculum idea books, and mental health books. Toys, bikes, puzzles, and other children’s toys are also available to be borrowed. Anyone is welcome to borrow books or toys from the Lending Library. Books and toys are available to be borrowed for generally 2 weeks-1 month. To check out items from the lending library, visit the Valley Oak office and talk with any resource and referral staff. Parents, guardians, and providers that are new to the program will need to fill out a registration form before checking out items. Items can be returned to the lending library or to the mobile toy van. Link to website: https://www.valleyoakchildren.org/need-educational-toys-cenk  Located at: 3120 Cohasset Road, Suite # 6, Chico. For more information, please call 530-895-3572 (Available Monday-Thursday from 8:30am -4pm and Friday from 8:30-3pm, Closed for lunch daily from 12pm-12:30pm)

Lego Club with Butte County Library- Weekly event at the Oroville Branch of the Butte County Library for families to build with the library’s collection of Legos. Lego Club is held every Saturday through the beginning of August 2019. Lego club is held every Saturday through August 2019 from 10am-4:30pm at the Oroville Branch Library, 1820 Mitchell Avenue, 95966. As of 8/07, The Lego Club at the Oroville Branch Library will not meet throughout the month of August. The Lego Club will resume weekly events in September. 

Chico Children’s Museum- The Chico Children’s Museum offers many interactive play exhibits designed for children. Exhibits designed for children ages 0-9 years of age. Adult supervision is required for those visiting the museum, and no food, drink, or strollers are allowed. Infants 23 months and younger are admitted for free, children older than age 2 and adults, $9 for daily admission. Seniors, active service members, and veterans, $7 for daily admission. Memberships are available. For more information, visit their website at: www.chicochildrensmuseum.org Open: Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from Noon-5pm. 325 Main Street, Chico. Phone: 530-809-1492

Chico Salvation Army Family Fun NightFree faith based educational program for families, every Thursday night from 4pm to 6pm. Free family dinner provided, youth choir, youth brass band, and homework help. Kids ages 7 to 12 years old can participate. For further questions, contact: 530-235-6499 or go online here: http://bit.ly/2HveV11 Program Schedule: 4:00 – 4:15 pm: Opening Assembly, 4:15 – 4:55 pm: Troops, 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Family Dinner (Free), 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Youth Choir/Youth Brass Band/Homework Help

Youth for Change – Strengthening Families- Offering activities (see calendar below) and support for families with children ages 0-5 (including pregnant moms).By appointment, the strengthening families program can offer car seat checks. Families must have an ID (such as a driver’s license), proof of residency (anything in Butte County or for a pre-disaster address on the Ridge), and proof of income (such as WIC, MediCal, or other assistance program) for their appointment. Families with children 0-5 displaced outside of Butte County that can provide proof of previous residency in Paradise, Magalia, or another fire-impacted address are eligible to receive car seat checks and support. Walk-in supports include diapers/wipes, computer use, and information and referrals. Address: 2856 Olive Hwy, Suite A, Oroville Phone: 530-230-0211. Hours: Monday-Thursday from 10am-4pm. (Phone will be answered on Fridays, but the office is not open to the public)

Activity Calendar

  • Tot Time: For families of children ages 3-5, providing age appropriate activities that promote school readiness. Arts and crafts and snacks are provided. 
  • Tiny Tots: For families of children ages 1-2, providing a fun, safe environment for children to play and develop small and large motor skills, while giving parents the opportunity to talk with other parents.
  • Baby and Me: Bring your baby and other children and come and chat with other parents in a supportive environment. Coffee and tea provided. 
  • Reading Program: Read 10 books with your child, fill out a form and come in for a free book for your home library.

Other services offered: Car seat checks, clothing bank for children, Computer/phone/copy/fax, cooking classes, Dads-n-donuts, diapers and wipes,and indoor play area. Please note, Children’s activities are NOT childcare services, and parents must be present for activities.

Butte County Libraries-The Chico, Oroville, Gridley, and Biggs Butte County Libraries have free activities for children, teens, and families. In addition, any fines or fees are waived for residents impacted by the fire. The Butte County Library Branches schedules for library activities for the month can be found at the following link: https://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary

Chico Butte County Library Summary of Children’s Programs-

  • Offering free movie showings for children on Sundays at 2pm
  • Babies Love Books: Stories, songs, and bounces (For infants 0-18 months) Wednesdays at 11am. 
  • Toddler Storytime: Stories & songs (For children ages 3 years and under) Thursdays at 10 am and 11 am
  • Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs, & crafts (ages 3-5) Tuesdays at 10 am & 11 am
  • Bilingual Story Garden: Stories & songs in English and Spanish (ages 0-5) Fridays at 10am
  • Storytime for all: Sensory sensitive reading & songs for all ages Thursdays at 3pm 
  • StoryTail Tutors: Reading to therapy dogs (all ages) at 2pm; call for information.
  • Chess Club: Thursdays at 3:30-5:30 pm

Located at: 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 95926

Butte County Library Paradise Branch – Library Services- The Paradise Branch Library reopened on August 1st, new hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-6pm, and Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Services available at the library will include wifi, phone chargers, chromebooks (for in-library use), free photocopying, faxing, and scanning, public computers, and a public meeting room. Located at 5922 Clark Road, Paradise.

  • Butte County will have a satellite building permit center located at the Paradise Library on Clark Road. The center will serve residents whose property is outside the Paradise Town limits, assisting them get building permits and information without having to travel to the Oroville location. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9am-3:30pm Phone: 530-872-6320 (Library) or 530-552-3700 (Butte County Department of Development Services)

Sesame Street Resources- In the aftermath of recent wildfires, the Sesame Street in Communities team wanted to reach out to provide information on our available resources to help families cope in the aftermath of natural disasters, and other traumatic experiences. Resources are designed for children from birth to 6 years old and include videos, articles, printables, and are available in English or Spanish. Link to website:www.sesamestreetincommunities.org

Help Kids Cope- Free mobile app to assist parents in talking to their children about different disasters they may experience or have already experienced. This app includes 10 different disaster types with sections in each on how to explain, prepare, respond, and heal from the event their family is concerned with. Each section gives guidance on talking to preschool, school-age, and adolescent children, as well as, includes ways parents can help themselves cope and support their children’s reactions including examples of typical reactions of children to disaster experiences, shared experiences from other parents that have experienced disaster, and ideas on what to say in certain situations in a child-friendly way. This app was developed by the National Child Stress Network and can be downloaded through the App store on mobile phones or online at: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/help-kids-cope

Anthem Blue Cross – Tips for Talking to Children After Traumatic Events- Online resource for parents and educators navigating conversations with children who have experienced traumatic events. Online here: https://bit.ly/2WcnHav

Temporary and Long Term Housing

****The County is working on establishing solutions for mid-range and longer term housing for people displaced by the fire. A Housing Task Force is working with the Town of Paradise, City of Chico, City of Oroville, and the State of CA on housing solutions****

For additional housing information and options, visit: https://buttecountyrecovers.org/housing-resources/

FEMA HOUSING APPLICANTS– If you were impacted by the Camp Fire and previously registered with FEMA, please contact us if your current housing situation has changed. We also encourage those who registered for assistance to continue to update their contact information: address, phone, etc. This can be done by logging into www.disasterassistance.gov or calling 800-621-3362. Operators are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Due to the lack of affordable housing in Butte County, FEMA continues to proceed with the construction of three additional Temporary Housing Communities. The Rosewood site, in the City of Oroville, is the first site completed, and to-date has 39 of 40 Temporary Housing units occupied. FEMA continues to lease hundreds of pads in commercial mobile home and recreational vehicle sites to house eligible households. Remember! It’s important for FEMA to have current contact information.

USDA – Letter of Priority Entitlement (LOPE) – The Letter of Priority Entitlement (LOPE), sometimes referred to as the Rural Development Voucher, is used by the US Rural Development Department and FEMA to provide a tenant with priority entitlement to rental units in Rural Development or HUD financed housing developments. A LOPE letter will move an individual to the top of the waiting list for Rural Development financed properties and serves as documented support for individuals whose home has been damaged or destroyed in a federally declared disaster. Recipients of LOPE are immediately eligible for housing in properties financed by USDA Rural Development or Housing and Urban Development and receive priority placement in vacant units. A LOPE does NOT guarantee placement, but rather prioritizes placement. LOPE letters expire 120 days after they are issued. Camp Fire Survivors interested in obtaining LOPE can contact local USDA representative Will Smith at 530-693-3164. To receive a LOPE letter you must be able to prove you lived in the disaster area at the time of the Fire. Examples of eligible proof include a driver’s license, a utility bill, mortgage statement, or lease. 

HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) – Resource Locator- Provides information and location tools for HUD resources including a national map of affordable housing opportunities through HUD, a HUD Office locator, and a housing locator for Elderly and Special Needs specific housing.  To access any of these resources visit: https://resources.hud.gov/

Community Housing Improvement Program – Self Help Program Stonefox Development Phases Two and Three- Under CHIP’s self-help program, families build their homes in groups of five to nine under the supervision of CHIP construction staff. Projects typically take about a year, and all homes must be finished before families move in.

The eligibility criteria for this program include the following:

  • Each household must be able to dedicate at least 30 hours per week in labor/sweat equity towards building their own home.
  • Each household must help other participating households within the development. Participants must possess a willingness to attend group meetings and to work cooperatively with other participants towards the common goal of home-ownership and community.
  • Income that falls at or below 80% of the Area Median Income for the area, (See specific income requirements below) and must also demonstrate repayment ability for monthly payments. The participant must have acceptable credit, and must plan to occupy the home as their primary residence.
  • The income limit is $47,900 for 1-4 person households and $63,250 for 5-8 person households.

The available lots of Stonefox Phases two and three are located off Solano and Stonefox Streets on Clear Creek Street in Corning. House plans include 3, 4, and 5 bedroom models with no down payment, affordable monthly payments, and low fixed interest rates. To apply or for further questions about the program, visit https://chiphousing.org/home-ownership or email mmojica@chiphousing.org or call 530-891-6931 (Monday-Thursday from 8 am- 4:30 pm).

Butte County Recovers Listed housing-resources-  https://bit.ly/2KY7ZLe

Section 8- application period has ended, applicants for either the Camp Fire waiting list or the general Section 8 waitlist can check their current position on the waitlist at the following link: http://bit.ly/2GTQhrs

Overnight Emergency Shelters

Torres Shelter- Must register to stay overnight at the shelter. Check-In at 2pm for new guests (Check-in from 4:30pm-6pm for returning guests), 7 days a week. Picture I.D. required. Well-behaved and vaccinated pets are also welcome. For case management appointments call M-F between 10am-4pm, (530) 891-9048.  Located at 101 Silver Dollar Way, Chico

Jesus Center- Offering overnight services for women and children. Check-in between 4:30pm and 5:30pm seven days a week. Check out time is by 7:30am the next morning. Located at,1297 Park Avenue offering sheltering services depending on eligibility criteria. Phone: 530-345-2640.

Oroville Rescue Mission Overnight shelter- The Men’s Shelter and the separate Women & Children’s Shelter is available each day beginning at 4:30pm for showers and/or overnight accommodations. Spiritual counseling, nightly gospel services, family support services and referrals, jail ministries and addiction recovery programs are offered.  Stays are possible anywhere between one night and 30 days. Anyone in need of emergency food and shelter is eligible; provide i.d. and social security number. Phone: 530-533-9120 Located at 4250 Lincoln Blvd, Oroville, 95966. Please call before visiting in person.

Call 2-1-1 for information on additional overnight shelters in Butte County.

Home Matching/ Host Coordinating/Hotels

North Valley Property Owners Association- Campfirehousing.org: Website where people displaced from homes by the Camp Fire can register for short or long term housing and where community members and landlords can register housing that is available.The website is provided by the North Valley Property Owners Association in Chico and non-profit agencies. https://www.campfirehousing.org/

 North Valley Property Owners Association – Camp Fire Housing- Campfirehousing.org: Website where people displaced from homes by the Camp Fire can register for short or long term housing and where community members and landlords can register housing that is available.The website is provided by the North Valley Property Owners Association in Chico and non-profit agencies. https://www.campfirehousing.org/

RV4 Camp Fire Family-A private group of citizens that connect donations of motor homes, RVs, and trailers with families in need of shelter. Families in need can complete an online form which details the particulars of their situation, and as motorhomes become available the group will link homes with appropriate families in need. Family Intake form: https://goo.gl/forms/km84x2L62dXUQ6yt2

RV4 Camp Fire Family – A private group of citizens that connect donations of motorhomes, RVs, and trailers with families in need of shelter. Families in need can complete an online form which details the particulars of their situation, and as motorhomes become available the group will link homes with appropriate families in need. Donated motorhomes/RVs/trailers must be in good working condition. It is requested that donors have a mechanic complete inspection and maintenance of their vehicle to ensure that it will be a home not a burden to its new family. More information can be found online here:  https://rv4campfirefamily.org/.

See here for the family intake form: https://goo.gl/forms/km84x2L62dXUQ6yt2

Motorhomes/RVs/trailers must also fit the following criteria:

  1. Holding tank must be emptied.
  2. Propane tanks must be full
  3. Roof and window leaks must be repaired (not with a tarp).
  4. Tires replaced within the last 5 years and in good condition
  5. RV must have a new or working battery.

Information for FEMA applicants who have been contacted by FEMA regarding Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) and FEMA Group Sites- Federal, state, and local partners have collaborated to provide direct housing solutions, for up to 18 months, to individuals and families most severely impacted by the 2018 California wildfires. FEMA must be able to verify applicant’s identity, applicant’s necessary expenses and serious needs are directly caused by a declared disaster, proof of occupancy (renter) or ownership, and housing damage or loss must be verified by FEMA via onsite inspection. Once determined eligible for an MHU, a FEMA applicant will be contacted by FEMA to assess their interest in MHU assistance.

Butte County Recovers –  FEMA Temporary Housing Update- As of June 2, 2019, over $85 million (nearly $80 million to Butte County) in financial assistance has been provided to over 8,000 households (over 7,300 in Butte County) through the FEMA Individual Households Program. FEMA is continuing to work with displaced residents from the Camp Fire to assist in housing placement.  Travel Trailer (TT) and Manufactured Housing Unit (MHU) locations are being utilized across the region. Nearly 350 TT and MHU pads have been obtained in commercial campgrounds and RV Parks. Additionally, locations and infrastructure for over 600 TTs or MHUs are in the process of being placed in Butte County.

Travel Trailer Sites Being Utilized by FEMA:

TT= Travel Trailer Pad, MHU = Manufactured Housing Unit.

“Licensed in” means that an applicant has received keys and is moving in.

*Butte County 6 Commercial Locations – 28 TT (15licensed in)  & 15 MHU (4 licensed in)
*Bidwell Canyon State Park Commercial73 TT (68 licensed in)
Glenn County 2 Commercial Locations – 78 TT (77 licensed in)
Lake County1 Commercial Location – 13 TT (0 licensed in)
Sacramento County1 Commercial Location – 7 TT (7 licensed in
Shasta County 4 Commercial Locations – 28 TT (27 licensed in)
Sutter County 1 Commercial Location – 40 TT (38 licensed in)
Tehama County2 Commercial Locations – 65 TT (39 licensed in)
Yuba County 2 Commercial Locations – 1 TT , 5 UFAS , & 17 MHU  (22 licensed in)
*Bidwell Canyon State Park is part of Butte County

Temporary Housing Communities in Process:

510 MHU, 12 UFAS  & 61 TT Total

  • Chico
    • Hegan and Aztec – Tentative completion Mid Julyview site details
    • Silver Dollar Fairground – Tentative completion Early June
  • Oroville
  • Thermalito area
  • Gridley

The only process by which to obtain one of these sites is through being registered and verified with FEMA.  If your housing situation has changed since you originally registered and need to update information, please contact www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For more information on FEMA Temporary Housing sites please click here. (Information found at http://bit.ly/2IxUotb).

Butte County- The following statement from the County details the current status of the Temporary Community Housing Sites that will be comprised of MHUs (Mobile Housing Units).

As of April 4, 2019, FEMA has provided more than $83 million in financial aid to roughly 7,900 households/renters that qualified for assistance. The U.S. Small Business Administration has also approved more than $399 million in loans to businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters recovering from the Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires.

Five temporary community housing sites are being established and currently in various stages of development. Mobile Housing Units (MHU), 1 to 3 bedroom units, which include a kitchen, bathrooms, and common areas, and Travel Trailer options are being placed at community sites and mobile home parks. MHUs may be outfitted with ramps and other amenities, making them handicap accessible.” www.facebook.com/ButteCounty/

FEMA Evacuee Hotel List / FEMA Transitional Housing Assistance (TSA): If you are eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA), FEMA will pay for the cost to stay in certain hotels or motels for a limited period of time (Program ends 07/09). Costs covered are for the cost of the room and taxes, any other expenses are not included. As with all FEMA programs, FEMA will contact eligible clients who have already registered with FEMA. Individuals and households who are not eligible for TSA will be referred to local agencies or voluntary organizations for possible assistance. 

Explore Butte County,  Local Hotel Availability Website- Look online for available hotel rooms in Butte County, view average price rates, and book at  Butte County Lodging or https://bit.ly/2TUQ7F2

Rebuilding & Housing Construction

Town of Paradise- Make It Paradise Permit Fee Reduction Program- The fee reductions from this program are automatically granted when building permits are issued for rebuilds in the Paradise area. Those rebuilding in Paradise will have permit fees reduced by 50%. For questions about this program, the Town of Paradise can be reached at 530-872-6291.

USDA – Home Repair Program- Providing loan and grant options to rural homeowners in need of financial assistance for home repair costs after the Fire. Eligible applicants must own and live in their home, have a home in a designated rural community (Paradise is eligible), and meet income limits. 

Loan Information – Loans can be up to $40,000, 20 year term, and have a 1% interest rate

Grant Information – Only available to homeowners age 62+ who cannot repay a loan. Loan can be up to $10,000. 

Income Requirements – Your income must be below these limits (in Butte County) to be eligible for a loan or grant. 

 

FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD SIZE 1-4 Person Family 5-8 Person Family
ANNUAL INCOME $33,250 $43,900

 

For more information on the program, please visit: http://bit.ly/2SXU5wu To request an application for this program, please contact local USDA Representative Nicole Roldan-Leben at 530-693-3162 or by email at nicole.roldan@usda.gov

Habitat for Humanity – Chico ReStore- Offering a 15% discount on appliances, microwaves, furniture and more. This discount is only available to Camp Fire Survivors. Please note that to be eligible for the discount, survivors must have a photo ID with proof of impacted address. The Chico ReStore is located at 220 Meyers Street in Chico. The Chico ReStore is open during the following hours: Tuesday – Saturday at 10am – 6pm. For more information call 530-895-1271.   

Bed Bath & Beyond- Offering a 25% discount to all Camp Fire survivors. Please note that in order to be eligible for this discount, survivors must show FEMA paperwork with an impacted address that matches a photo ID. Bed Bath & Beyond is located on 2101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy in Chico. Bed Bath & Beyond is open at the following hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am – 8pm, Thursday at 10am – 6pm, Saturday at 9am – 9pm, and Sunday at 10am – 7pm. For questions or more information call (530) 892-2034.  

Butte College New Programs for Rebuilding Communities- New programs available in Fall 2019 will include programs in Advanced Manufacturing, HVACR, Applied Concrete Construction, and Applied Framing Construction. Applications available online at butte.edu/futures and information available over the phone at 530-895-2224. Fall semester begins August 26th. 

Valley Contractors Exchange- Offers information and resources for contractors, including building code, labor law, and networking resources. Helping contractors navigate the rebuilding regulations process. Contractors can call 530-343-1981, Mon-Friday 9am-5pm. Resource information is available online at vceonline.com

VCE has also put together, in collaboration with the Town of Paradise, a building permit checklist for materials needed before submitting building permits for any rebuild project. This list can be found online here: http://bit.ly/2TVR277

Paradise Zone Project- Zone groups have been created to help aid in the rebuilding of the ridge community. Each zone (1-14, corresponding with evacuation zones listed below) has an associated Facebook Page for the sharing of common goals, ideas, and information sharing. These groups result in a unified neighborhood voice, communicating through a Zone Captain (also listed), to get answers from the public . Individuals meet/share regularly to communicate questions, concerns, and their specific needs within their smaller community. Captains then report back to community leaders and town council with input and requests. Those within a zone that know another/family within their zone, are encouraged to reach out to link all in their zone to strengthen the community voice.

ZONE 1 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2V6rfds

  • Jessica Bennett jslavon@yahoo.com
  • Stacey Dulbecco staceydulbecco@sbcglobal.net or 530-230-7904

ZONE 2 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2U6lAHS

  • Julie Jenks jajenks2007@gmail.com or 530-636-0744
  • Ammie Gilson nosligca@yahoo.com
  • Jessica Weedon sewcrazymamajess@gmail.com

ZONE 3 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2UqlLgV

  • Jenna Murray jennalynnmurray@gmail.com or 530-816-2204
  • Colleen Connor ccinparadise@sbcglobal.net or 530-228-8718

ZONE 4 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2OATNt8

  • Angela Alford angela.alford@sbcglobal.net or 530-828-3311
  • Georgia Hagler 530-518-9631
  • Alan Hinman Jr. ahinmanjr@gmail.com or 408-577-1232
  • Sara Donahue 530-520-5439

ZONE 5 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2FIxvlw

  • Kyla Awalt kylaawalt@hotmail.com or 530-966-4963
  • Jessie Thompson Jessielynnthompson907@gmail.com

ZONE 6 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2FLp89T

  • Lupita El Rancho 530-519-7339
  • Winston Colgan  Winstoncolgan@gmail.com or 530-519-3558 
  • Michelle and Phil Avery averysimaging@hotmail.com or 530-413-3667

ZONE 7 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2U5PqfR

  • Mieka Hull md_hull@hotmail.com or 530-520-7924
  • Meagann Buzzard meagannetchison@yahoo.com or 530-513-2520

ZONE 8 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2UhWMMr

  • Diana Siler diana4innovation@gmail.com or  530-228-4016

ZONE 9 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2V53B18

  • Mishawn and Brandon Delgado custommadecrossfit@gmail.com or 530-680-6556
  • Crystal Hutchison crystal_brooke1@yahoo.com or  530-680-3232
  • Luke Bellefeuille 530-514-5853

ZONE 10 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2Oyxswj 

  • Holly Fisher hollyfish85@gmail.com or 530-518-9896
  • Carrie Stratton britesmile427@yahoo.com or 530-966-6902

ZONE 11 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2U6zkme

  • Carrie Fritsch carrie.zone11@gmail.com

ZONE 12 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2HNHlW

  • Mary Bellefeuille mary.bzone13@gmail.com or 530-228-5913

ZONE 13 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2uwPKFj

  • Heidi Magneson ziggie070@gmail.com or 530-864-8256
  • Mary Bellefeuille mary.bzone13@gmail.com or 530-228-5913

ZONE 14 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2FGZMbN

LOWER PENTZ ZONE- http://bit.ly/2W4TBJ4

  • Mike Richards mike.richards@c21selectgroup.com or 530-864-9192

LOWER NEAL ZONE- http://bit.ly/2LL5902

  • Mishawn Delgado custommadecrossfit@gmail.com or 530-680-6556

LOWER SKYWAY ZONE- http://bit.ly/2YvBjhz

  • Shuree Wesley Shureewesley@icloud.com or 530-354-2382

LOWER CLARK ZONE- http://bit.ly/2W71lKk

MORGAN RIDGE ZONE- http://bit.ly/2Jm6lVw

BUTTE CREEK ZONE- http://bit.ly/2vX1UI3  

NIMSHEW ZONE- http://bit.ly/2W1m6al

PULGA ZONE- TBA

CONCOW/YANKEE HILL ZONE- 

  • Emilia Erickson rubberduckywon@gmail.com 
  • Clara Barber ms_estella@hotmail.com or  530-990-5907

STIRLING ZONE- http://bit.ly/2K2FsXg 

SOUTH PINES ZONE- http://bit.ly/2Q6wXdN

  • Patti Samons patti.southpines@gmail.com or 530-966-8962

NORTH FIRHAVEN ZONE- http://bit.ly/2Yx2LM6

  • Rachel Copeland rachel@530agent.com or 530-783-9191

SOUTH COUTOLENC ZONE- http://bit.ly/2vW7U3T

  • Rebecca Appel Rsteigner@yahoo.com or 530-413-3444

SOUTH FIRHAVEN ZONE- http://bit.ly/2W75KNm

  • Dori Regalia Dori.regalia@c21selectgroup.com or 707-292-2211

NORTH PINES ZONE- http://bit.ly/30iJMq7

POWELLTON ZONE- TBA

CARNEGIE/COLTER ZONE- http://bit.ly/2W0tcvX

  • Jamie Crowe crowefamily3@yahoo.com or 530-513-0233  

NORTH COUTOLENC ZONE- http://bit.ly/2HiTNL6

LOVELOCK ZONE- TBA  

OLD MAGALIA ZONE- http://bit.ly/2vZHv5g

Relocation & Moving

Resources to help Camp Fire Survivors relocate or assist those who have already relocated navigate new community resources and opportunities.

Camp Fire Relocation Facebook- Facebook groups to help survivors from the California Wildfires find areas across the state and across the country that will fit their needs and to help facilitate the transition to their new location. Please see table below for various area relocation groups: https://bit.ly/2GA8r1B

California Relocation:

Location: Group Name Shortlink
East Bay/Bay Area: East Bay Adopt a Butte County Family Survivor https://bit.ly/2GB7aY9
Bay Area/San Jose: Paradise (camp) Fire support San Jose Bay area https://bit.ly/2viRlyG
El Dorado County: Paradise Adopt A Camp Fire Family El Dorado County https://bit.ly/2vjDZCc
Fresno: Paradise Fire Adopt a Family Fresno https://bit.ly/2PmEmW9
Los Banos/Merced County: CA-Paradise (Camp) Fire Adopt a Family Los Banos Merced County https://bit.ly/2GACLcj
Reno, NV/Tahoe, CA: RenoTahoe CampFire Support https://bit.ly/2XB1PWa
Redding/Shasta County: Camp Fire Survivors Staying in Redding/Shasta County https://bit.ly/2GD0b0V
Sacramento/Yolo County: Sacramento/Yolo Support for Camp Fire Survivors https://bit.ly/2ViwOJd
Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay: Camp (Paradise) Fire Support -Santa Cruz and Monterey https://bit.ly/2Xz8hx4
Gridley: Gridley #Campfire Relief Group http://bit.ly/2YhHA0l
Orland: Orland Camp Fire Resources http://bit.ly/31pIdaz
Red Bluff: Red Bluff Camp Fire Connections http://bit.ly/2Rc8l45

Outside of California Relocation:

Location: Group Name Shortlink
Arizona: Arizona support group for Butte Co. /Paradise Camp Fire Survivors https://bit.ly/2Ds4zO1
Arizona: Campfire survivors Arizona https://bit.ly/2GAeX8z
Colorado: Butte County Strong in Colorado https://bit.ly/2PnDYXg
Idaho: Idaho Camp Fire Survivors Support https://bit.ly/2IBKIjB
Oregon: Oregon Assistance for CA Campfire Victims https://bit.ly/2XALtNr
Central Oregon: Paradise Campfire Support of Central Oregon (Bend, La Pine, Redmond) https://bit.ly/2VgdkFf
Southern Oregon: Southern Oregon Camp Fire Support Group http://bit.ly/2W0JEw8
Utah: Utah Camp Fire Relocation Support Group https://bit.ly/2XwjXRa
Washington: WA State Support Paradise Fire Adopt a Family Group https://bit.ly/2XGbwmD

AreaVibes Location Search- AreaVibes provides a free search engine of any area within the United States. AreaVibe shows users a ‘Livability Score’ for various locations. The Livability Score is designed to help users determine the best places to live based on 7 different criteria, including nearby amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. A total Livability Score is then calculated out of 100 for any area across America. Users can filter the best places to live with the criteria they select in the search. Link: https://www.areavibes.com/

U-Pack moving cost calculator- U-Pack offers a free Moving Estimate Calculator for relocating. Estimates are based on two equipment options, moving trailers and ‘ReloCube’ or moving containers. U-Pack estimate offers option to book moving assistance and determines fees based upon the users needs for transportation, loading, and unloading assistance. Link:https://www.upack.com/moving-quotes/quote.asp

Vehicles/RVs - Camping & Overnight Parking

Ordinances and Regulations

Butte County – Chico Temporary Housing Ordinance- Information on new housing ordinance for the city of Chico. Those interested in viewing the full ordinance can visit: http://bit.ly/2Ky5Ucp Key information from this new ordinance:

  • Permit issued under ordinance will be for a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years.
  • Permit will allow manufactured/modular homes, modular structures or recreational vehicles.
  • Permits may be issued for locations on non-residential zoned parcels or approved for assembly use or other alternate zone deemed appropriate.

City of Chico can be contacted by phone Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm at 530-896-7200

Butte County – Oroville Temporary Housing Ordinance- Information on new housing ordinance for the city of Oroville. Those interested in viewing the ordinance in full can visit: http://bit.ly/2v2Fjti Key information from this new ordinance:

  • Initial Use – Occupancy of a recreational vehicle on any residential lot shall be allowed with temporary city approval or permit.
  • RV must have temporary septic capacity and be serviced through routine pumping or dump station use.
  • RV must be appropriately connected to approved source of electricity.
  • Standards for Fire-affected sites:
  • RV use shall only be permitted on lots with a legally established damaged or destroyed residence.
  • No RV use shall be allowed on a lot until the site is approved for reconstruction by the city, CalOES or FEMA.

Oroville City Council can be contacted by phone Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm at 530-538-2535

Butte County – Information on Allowable Temporary Dwelling Units- Information about the types of temporary dwelling units allowed, and where they are permitted to be located, within the County of Butte. This information is summarized at: http://bit.ly/2FzFX6b For more information about temporary housing requirements as a result of the Camp Fire, please call Butte County Development Services at 530-552-3701 (available Monday -Friday from 8 am-5 pm).

Resources

USDA – Letter of Priority Entitlement (LOPE)- The Letter of Priority Entitlement (LOPE), sometimes referred to as the Rural Development Voucher, is used by the US Rural Development Department and FEMA to provide a tenant with priority entitlement to rental units in Rural Development or HUD financed housing developments. A LOPE letter will move an individual to the top of the waiting list for Rural Development financed properties and serves as documented support for individuals whose home has been damaged or destroyed in a federally declared disaster. Recipients of LOPE are immediately eligible for housing in properties financed by USDA Rural Development or Housing and Urban Development and receive priority placement in vacant units. A LOPE does NOT guarantee placement, but rather prioritizes placement. LOPE letters expire 120 days after they are issued. Camp Fire Survivors interested in obtaining LOPE can contact local USDA representative Will Smith at 530-693-3164. To receive a LOPE letter you must be able to prove you lived in the disaster area at the time of the Fire. Examples of eligible proof include a driver’s license, a utility bill, mortgage statement, or lease. 

Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services – Non-Congregate Shelters for Camp Fire Survivors- Offering trailer, RV, or camping space to fire survivors who are unable to live on their property until fire debris removal is complete. There is no cost for the space at each park. There are no hookups at the parks, but water and wastewater disposal will be provided by a water hauler. Approved residents of the shelter spaces will be responsible to pay for propane, gas for generators, and pumping for their wastewater tank.These spaces are available on a first-come, first-placed basis. A placard from Butte County must be obtained before entering the shelter spaces. In order to qualify to stay at the shelter, survivors must be signed up for either the Government Program of the Alternative Debris Removal Program. To inquire about a space, call the Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services at 530-538-7572. 

BadRap – Keep ‘Em Home Program/Reduced Bus Cost Program- Offering a limited number of converted buses to Camp Fire survivors with dogs in their family that are unable to find housing that will accommodate their pets. Buses are converted for living, and are valued at $15 K, but are being offered at whatever price the survivor is able to pay. Matches will be made based on need, not the best offer. BadRap will consider sweat equity and work-exchange arrangements with those who have skills and time to do conversion work on one or more vans. To apply for a van, fill out the application online here :http://bit.ly/2VojT4x

MLU Services FEMA Unit Maintenance 24 Hour Line- To request repairs on a FEMA provided temporary housing unit/trailer, please call the maintenance line at: 888-211-0338

Social Media/ Community Based Resources

RV4 Camp Fire Family- A group of citizens that connects donations of motorhomes, RVs, and trailers with families in need of shelter. Families in need can complete an online form which details the particulars of their situation, and as motorhomes become available the group will link homes with appropriate families in need. Donated motorhomes/RVs/trailers must be in good working condition. It is requested that donors have a mechanic complete inspection and maintenance of their vehicle to ensure that it will be a home not a burden to its new family. Motorhomes/RVs/trailers must also fit the following criteria:

  1. Holding tank must be emptied.
  2. Propane tanks must be full
  3. Roof and window leaks must be repaired (not with a tarp).
  4. Tires replaced within the last 5 years and in good condition
  5. RV must have a new or working battery.

The group also keeps track of RV parks in the area, although parks listed on the group’s page are not guaranteed to have space available. Family Intake Form: http://bit.ly/2Ge3U3x Please note:THIS RESOURCE IS NOT OFFICIALLY AN ORGANIZATION- THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING A 501(C)3 NONPROFIT STATUS BUT DO NOT HAVE OFFICIAL STATUS YET. THIS RESOURCE IS PRIVATE CITIZEN TO PRIVATE CITIZEN BASED.

Adopt a Family Trailer InfoInformation sharing about trailer living, including maintenance advice, where to park, and other tips. This group often also posts about space availability at various parks in California, as well as discussion of the communities at parks. A potential tool for those new to trailer living to learn from those with experience and build community. Link to group:http://bit.ly/2w1OkDi

Lodging Availability

HipCamp- Hipcamp Motorhomes, RVs, Camping is offering a web service to connect those with camping space with those in need of shelter space. More information is available on their website, Link: https://bit.ly/2rveOuP

Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association – UpState CA-Offering a web-based travel site with RV Park information for RV and trailer parks in Northern California. By selecting the ‘Stay’ tab online, and selecting ‘RV and Campgrounds’ on the dropdown for available types of lodging, information is available on the different RV parks within the North State, including space availability, utilities available, and booking information. Link:http://bit.ly/2Qi1d5m

(07/25)  (FULL/AT CAPACITY/NO WAITLIST)Rancheria RV Park- $42/day for 30 amp, $47/day for 50 amp (weekly spaces also available). Offering full hookups. Please note that no monthly spaces are available at this time. For more information or to reserve RV space please contact Rancheria RV Park at (530) 335-7418. Park Amenities: Showers/restrooms, laundry facilities, and store/restaurant on site. Address: 15565 Black Angus Lane, Hat Creek Contact: (530) 335-7418 Hours: 9am – 6pm everyday 

(06/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY – Little Bear RV Park- $39-50/day with full hookups. All rates are based on double occupancy. Extra adults $6/night, extra children (ages 5-17) 4$/night, and pets $2/night (dogs must be well behaved and never left unattended). For more information or to reserve space contact the park via phone or visit the following link: http://www.littlebearrvpark.com/.  Park Amenities: Showers/restrooms, laundry facilities, and convenient store  Address: 102 Little Bear Road, Blairsden. Contact: 530-836-2774 Hours: 9am-7pm everyday

(07/25) OPEN AVAILABILITY – Sacramento River RV Park- $454-495/month, $264/week, and $41.80/day. Those interested in monthly spaces must own a 2009 model RV or newer. Utilities include water, sewer, and garbage (additional 14 cents/kilowatt). Those interested in weekly spaces will be given full hookups but no wifi. For more information or to reserve a space contact the park via phone or email. Email: info@sacramentoriverrvresort.com  Park amenities: Showers/restrooms, and laundry facilities Address: 6596 Riverland Drive, Redding Contact: (530) 365-6402 Hours: 9am – 5pm everyday   

(07/25) OPEN AVAILABILITY– Inn Town Campground- $60-68/day all sites are equipped for 20/30 amp service with full hookups. Please note that this park is not offering long term stay at this time (maximum stay for RV is 14 days). For more general information or to reserve a space call the following number: (530) 265-9900 or email: info@inntowncaground.com Park Amenities: Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities Address: 9 Kidder Ct, Nevada City Contact: (530) 265-9900 Hours: 9am – 6pm everyday 

(06/03) (OPEN AVAILABILITY) – North Shore Campground- Offering a limited number of RV spaces. Please note this location is not offering long term stay, 2-3 days maximum. RV spots are rotating (campers will not stay in the same spot if they choose to stay for multiple nights). $49/night and $59+tax/night for waterfront space.  Laundry room available on site. For more general information or to reserve space contact park via phone or apply online here: https://bit.ly/2JxpjaW .  Utilities: Electricity and water Address: 541 Catfish Beach Road, Chester Phone: (530) 258-3376

(07/25) (FULL/AT CAPACITY/NO WAITLIST) The Outpost Restaurant and Bar – RV Community Offering a limited number of RV spaces to survivors of the Camp Fire. Due to grant funding from the NVCF, the spaces will initially be offered at no-cost and include utilities. Those interested in applying can call to set up an application appointment. All applications must be picked up in person. Address: 7589 Humboldt Rd, Butte Meadows. Phone: 530-873-3050 (please do not call past 6pm, and if you have to leave a message please remember to leave your name, number, and reason for calling).

(07/25) OPEN AVAILABILITY Quail Ridge RV Park- Has open RV space with full hookups, and is offering permanent, month-to-month, weekly and daily rentals. Water, sewer, and trash is included.  Located 45 minutes east of Oroville, approx. 1 hour from Chico. Office open Monday-Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Quail Ridge RV Park is a 66-space park located in Clipper Mills, CA.  Located 1 hour and 15 minutes from Chico, 1 hour from Marysville/Yuba, 45 minutes from Oroville and 15 minutes from Brownsville. RV spaces rent are $400 per month, $150 per week or $35 per day. Website: quailridgerv.com Park Amenities: On-site laundry and showers/bathrooms for men and women that are handicapped accessible Phone: Pamela (775) 247-8668 (9am-6pm, Mon-Fri.) Park office at (530) 675-9313 Email: quailridgeresort@gmail.com Address: 12468 La Porte Road, Clipper Mills

(06/18) (FULL/AT CAPACITY/NO WAITLIST) – Yosemite Pines RV Park- No waitlist, spaces will be available on a  first come, first served basis. Please note: this location only offers daily sites. Offering discounted RV sites for Camp Fire Survivors. Address: 20450 Old Highway 120, Groveland Phone: 209-962-7690, Open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. 

(07/25) FULL/ AT CAPACITY/NO WAITLIST)  – Golden River One RV Park-(spaces change daily) No waitlist, spaces will be available on a  first come, first served basis. RV park in the Thermalito, California Address: 751 Oro Dam Blvd W, Oroville. Phone: 530-533-8679

(05/03 FULL/ AT CAPACITY) (wait list has 75 families on it) River Reflections RV Resort and Campground –Address: 4360 Pacific Heights Road, Oroville, CA 95965 Phone: (530) 533-1995 Email for info: informationinformation@riverreflectionsrvpark.com Email for reservations: reservationsreservations@riverreflectionsrvpark.com.

(05/03 FULL/AT CAPACITY) (waitlist stands at four pages) – Riffles RV Campground- Has contracted space for waste-hauling services, and will not be available for the foreseeable future. Limited DRY CAMP may be available, but no hookups. Address: 4488 Pacific Heights Rd, Oroville. Phone: (530) 570-8221 

(07/25 FULL/AT CAPACITY) – Almond Tree RV Park – *Maximum stay is two weeks* Completely booked at this time. Address: 3124 Esplanade, Chico Phone: 530-899-1271

(06/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY) – Susanville Village RV Park- $325/month, weekly and daily fees available. Waiving deposit fees for evacuees, rent for spaces will be due. For more information regarding fees please call or email park. If unable to connect through phone call, please leave a message with your contact information stating interest in Susanville Village RV Park. Park Amenities: Full water/waste hookups available. No on site bathrooms or laundry facilities. Email: GuestServices@SusanvilleRVPark.com Address: 702-715 Johnstonville Road, Susanville, CA 96130 Phone: 530-250-3695

(07/25) OPEN AVAILABILITY – Lassen West Village- $400/month plus electric w/ $200.00 electric deposit, applied upon checkout. (Weekly/daily rates available on website) Park amenities: Showers/restrooms, laundry facilities Utilities: Full water/waste hookups available, internet, electric, propane  Address: 464-875 Mooney Road, Westwood Phone: 530-256-2589 (Mark) Website: rvparklassen.com Email: Mark@mhcenter.com

(06/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY (Daily Spaces Available) – Pioneer RV Park- $550/month plus electricity. Rate includes up to 2 adults (weekly/daily rates available on website) Email form available on website here: http://pioneerrvpark.com/contact/ Park amenities: 2 restrooms and laundry available Utilities: Full hookups, power, water, sewer, and basic wifi. Address: 1326 Pioneer Road, Quincy, CA 95971 Phone: (530) 283-0769 (Contact: Wes & Diane Sanders)

(06/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY (5 days maximum) MT. LASSEN / SHINGLETOWN KOA- Limited spaces available. Regular fees apply. All pricing is based on 4 people per site. (rates available on website) Utilities: Full water/waste hookups, electric available. Park amenities: Showers, restrooms, laundry facilities, Wifi, Cable TV, pool, propane, firewood Address: 7749 KOA Road, Shingletown, CA 96088. For general information or to reserve space call 530-474-3133 or 800-562-3403 Website: https://koa.com/campgrounds/mt-lassen/

(05/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY (5 spaces available)North Sacramento Mobile Home Park- $575/month. (More info related to rates and fees available over the phone) Please note that this location is exclusively for individuals 55 and older. Your RV also cannot be over 10 years old. Applicants must also participate in an application process. Utilities: Trash, sewer, storm drain, and laundry room. Address: 902 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento Phone: 916 922-4429 (Hours: 8am-4pm everyday) 

(07/25) OPEN AVAILABILITY Yreka RV Park- $595/month including electric (daily/weekly/monthly rates and fees available on website: https://www.yrekarvpark.com/rates) Space rent is based on three (3) person occupancy. A $25/person fee will be charged for each additional person per month after four (4) people. Each space has a maximum occupancy of six (6) individuals. Daily/weekly applicants must fill out a reservation inquiry on the website. Monthly applicants must fill out a separate application on the website. Park Amenities: Full hook ups, pull-through sites, all 50 amp, park models available for rent, dog park, wifi, propane sold on site, recreation room, dog park, bathrooms and laundry facilities. Address: 767 Montague Rd, Yreka, CA Phone: (530) 841-0100 (Hours: 8am-5pm everyday)

(07/25) OPEN AVAILABILITY – River’s Edge RV Park- $450/month plus electric. (More info related to rates/fees/application available over the phone or on website here rer.mhrvpark.com  Full hookups. 2006 or newer RV preferred. Older RV may be accepted with approved photos proving good condition. Applicants can make reservations either in-person, over the phone, or on website. Utilities: Water, septic and sewer Park Amenities: Bathrooms, laundry facilities, swimming pools, cable ready Address: 25 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff, California Phone: (530)527-4434 (Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday)

(06/18) OPEN AVAILABILITY (5 SPACES)Campers Inn RV Park- $600-675/month (More info related to rates/fees/application available over the phone) $30 application fee. RV must be in good/working condition. Close to California I-5 freeway, truck stop restaurants and gas. Park Amenities: Bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a dog run.  Address: 2501 County Road 88, Dunnigan, CA 95937 Phone: (530) 724-3350 (Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

(06/18) OPEN AVAILABILITY – Driftwood RV Park- Offering a limited number of RV spaces to survivors of the Camp Fire. Please note this location is not offering long term stay. Camp Fire survivors will receive a free application fee. $35/day and $250/week. For more general information or to reserve space call or email Driftwood RV Park. Utilities: Electric and water. No sewer hookups. Address: 24630 Tehama Vina Rd, Los Molinos, CA 96055 Phone: (530) 200-0225 (Hours: 8am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday)Email: campdriftwoodrv@gmail.com

Campers / RV or Truck Dumping

River Reflections RV, Park and Campground- RV’s, trucks or Campers can dump for $10.00. Pay at the Office, the office personnel will indicate the dump site. Located right off on Pacific Heights Road off Highway 70 Location: 4360 Pacific Heights Road, Oroville Phone: 530-533-1995

Loafer Creek- RV’s, Trucks or Campers can dump for $8.00 It is on the SE side of Lake Oroville. – PAY at the entrance station. Instructions to locate: Go North on Hwy 162 then turn left on Loafer Creek Rd, then go about a ½ mile, the dump is on the right side off Loafer Creek Rd. Location: Loafer Creek Rd, off Hwy 162, Oroville Phone: 530-538-2217 

Repopulation & Re-Entry to Property

Camp Fire Structure Status Map- here

Camp Fire Damage Assessment Map is available here

Public Health Advisory on property hazards in the burn area: http://bit.ly/CFreturnhome

Re-entry Health and Safety Information Packet for residents returning to properties: http://bit.ly/CFhazard

Paradise Irrigation District- Important updates on water quality testing, water advisories for PID customers, processes regarding your meter and service, as well as important steps to take. PID Office Phone: (530) 877-4971 or (530) 342-3101, can be reached By telephone M-F: 9 am- 4 pm. Office closed on observed holidays. See all PID Recovery information here: PIDWater.com/recovery

Water Safety Advisories: Butte County Health Officer Water Quality Advisory:

DO NOT drink your tap water. ONLY use bottled water. Bottled water should be used for:

  • All Drinking (including baby formula and juice)
  • Brushing Teeth
  • Making Ice
  • Food Preparation

DO NOT try and treat the water yourself. Because of the nature of the potential water contamination, boiling or disinfecting your water will not make it safe to drink.
ADDITIONALLY, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

  • Do not allow pets or livestock to consume tap water.
  • Limit use of hot water.
  • Limit shower time (use lukewarm water and ventilate area).
  • Use a dishwasher to wash dishes and use air-dry setting.Wash clothing in cold water.
  • Do not take baths.
  • Do not use hot tubs or swimming pools.
  • Limit use of water for clean-up of properties and follow Butte County recommendations for protective clothing when on property (https://buttecountyrecovers.org/re-entry)

Emotional Support Services Available on the Ridge for those returning Paradise Hope Center / Previously CCURE – Paradise Recovery Center- Paradise Nazarene Church, which is now home to the Paradise Hope Center is set up as drop in site for residents of the Paradise ridge communities to access spiritual care, comfort, and bottled water. Survivors will be asked to sign in at the door. Free lunch is available at the center Tuesday-Friday, and supplies are available to fire survivors once a week during open hours. Supplies available vary based on donations but include clothing, toiletries, shelf-stable food, and household items. Location is open for people to drop in Tuesday-Friday from 8am-3pm.  Phone:(530) 327-7486 Bottled Water distribution is available outside the center Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm. Located at Paradise Hope Center (at the Paradise Nazarene Church), 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic. Classes and Groups available at Paradise Hope Center:

  • Al-Anon– A mutual support group for individuals impacted by a loved one’s drinking. Through mutual sharing and reading of the Twelve Steps of Al-Anon, the group focuses on coping with the effects of someone’s drinking. Available at the center every Friday at 12 Noon.
  • Group Counseling – General group counseling sessions are held on Wednesdays at 3pm (available 07/03-08/28) 
  • Arts and Crafts for All – Available at the center at 12 Noon on the following dates: 07/13, 07/27, 08/10, and 08/31

Butte County Permit Center- Available online, in person, or over the phone. Permit information for Butte County. http://www.buttecounty.net/dds/etrakit   or   530-552-3700 Located at Development Services, 7 County Center Drive, Oroville. Hours: Monday-Tuesday from 8am-4pm, Wednesday 8am-3pm, Thursday 8am-4pm, and Friday 8am-4pm.

Road Information & Road Closures

BUTTE/GLENN COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS 

General Advisory For Flooded Roadways with no posted signage:

  • Glenn County: For flooded roads with no closed signage in GLENN County, please call the Glenn County OES (for Glenn County Roads) at 530-934-6441.
  • Butte County: For flooded roads with no closed signage in BUTTE County, please call the Butte County Sheriff at 530.538.7322. 

HIGHWAY ROAD CLOSURES- FOR ALL CURRENT AND MOST RECENT GO TO CHP and CalTrans SITES 

Always check http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov and call 1 (800) 427-ROAD before traveling

Property Clean Up

  1. Call the County Debris Removal/ Right-of-Entry Hotline: 530-552-3155, available M-Sat 8am-5pm. Butte County Environmental Health can also be reached at Phone: 530-552-3880 (TTY: 530-538-6588).
  2. Send an email inquiry to roe@buttecounty.net
  3.  Visit in person the ROE Center at 202 Mira Loma, Oroville, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
  4.  Visit https://buttecountyrecovers.org/debrisremoval for information on Butte County’s debris removal process. Frequently asked questions and answers can be found through this link: https://bit.ly/2FCzUiY

Butte County Fire Safe Council – Chipper Program- Offering no-cost Chipper Program service for rural residents (within communities of Berry Creek, Concow/Yankee Hill, Feather Falls, Forbestown, Forest Ranch, and Paradise and the Upper Ridge)  that would like to reduce fire hazards on their property. Call the Butte County Fire Safe Council at 530-877-0984 to request Chipper Program service. The program will operate through May 15th. Before service residents must properly stack rows of foliage to allow for chipping services.

  • Stack cut brush and limbs in a row within five feet of the road or driveway edge. Stack with the ends facing toward the road or driveway
  • Rows should be stacked no more than four feet high
  • Mud, rocks, roots, and rootballs must be removed from the rows. Chipping will not occur in stacks with any rocks, mud, or roots within them.
  • Keep poison oak out of the rows.
  • Place the rows where a truck can easily access them; no off-road locations allowed. Rows should be placed alongside the road.
  • Please note that chipped material will be broadcast in the area, not hauled away.
  • The Chipper Program does not provide chipping for orchard material or timber harvest material.
  • Limbs up to eight inches and not more than 10 feet in length may be chipped. 

For more information, visit: http://www.buttefiresafe.net 

Camp Fire Response Hazardous Waste Phase Map- A map showing parcels assessed for hazardous waste. Link: http://bit.ly/2IUe36R

Butte County Standing Structures Vendor List- The following vendors may assist homeowners and business owners with standing structures to assess and text for exposure to fire impacted property. This is NOT a list for fire debris removal. Vendor List can be found here: https://bit.ly/2QQJd5D

FEMA Assistance

FEMA Updates

FEMA Housing- Information Update- FOR HOUSING SITUATION CHANGE- Survivors who applied for FEMA and communicated upon their initial intake that they had secured housing with friends, family, or through a temporary situation (including RV and trailer units) may not have been considered eligible for FEMA direct housing assistance. If survivors are in need of housing, and need to update their information about their housing situation with FEMA, they can call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 and update their current housing status and needs. 

DEADLINE/APPEAL-  The deadline for disaster assistance through FEMA was February 15th. Those who were denied and need to appeal/re-submit their application should note the time stamp on their denial letter detailing the time frame in which they have to review/appeal their application. See information below regarding contacting FEMA for the appeals process.   

FEMA Information 

FEMA Registration Information:The FEMA registration deadline has passed, the following information is included for individuals wanting to follow up on their applications or appeal their denial. FEMA phone operators will be able to access an applicant’s file and provide assistance navigating the appeals process. Additionally, phone operators can determine whether an appeal will be necessary in the instance of an error in the application on the part of FEMA. Applicants who missed their deadline to appeal due to extenuating circumstances (such as being in the hospital), may be able to receive an extension for their appeal deadline.

Camp Fire survivors that had their primary residence in Paradise, or a declared zone, who sustained losses in the designated areas were eligible to apply for assistance. For more information on FEMA, visit  http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice. FEMA: Contact Information: 1-800-621-3362   or TTY: 1-800-462-7585 or online at:  www.disasterassistance.gov . FEMA Application Deadline was February 15, 2019. View Complete FEMA guidelines here: http://bit.ly/2ICQtgp

USDA – Letter of Priority Entitlement (LOPE) – The Letter of Priority Entitlement (LOPE), sometimes referred to as the Rural Development Voucher, is used by the US Rural Development Department and FEMA to provide a tenant with priority entitlement to rental units in Rural Development or HUD financed housing developments. A LOPE letter will move an individual to the top of the waiting list for Rural Development financed properties and serves as documented support for individuals whose home has been damaged or destroyed in a federally declared disaster. Recipients of LOPE are immediately eligible for housing in properties financed by USDA Rural Development or Housing and Urban Development and receive priority placement in vacant units. A LOPE does NOT guarantee placement, but rather prioritizes placement. LOPE letters expire 120 days after they are issued. 

  • Camp Fire Survivors interested in obtaining LOPE can contact local USDA representative Will Smith at 530-693-3164 or by email at william.smith2@ca.usda.gov. To receive a LOPE letter you must be able to prove you lived in the disaster area at the time of the Fire. Examples of eligible proof include a driver’s license, a utility bill, mortgage statement, or lease.
  • Pros of LOPE: – Income does not matter when you have a LOPE letter, you can still qualify for USDA/HUD Housing until the lease/LOPE is up.  -Age does not matter for Senior housing until the lease/lope is up. – If you contact your USDA representative 30 days before your LOPE expires you can get it extended. -LOPE Letters work anywhere in the United States
  • Cons of LOPE: – Does not improve housing availability in the North State. – It does not alleviate credit issues or issues with previous rental agreements, those can still be a barrier.  – LOPE Letters have an expiration date

HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) – Resource Locator- Provides information and location tools for HUD resources including a national map of affordable housing opportunities through HUD, a HUD Office locator, and a housing locator for Elderly and Special Needs specific housing. To access any of these resources visit: https://resources.hud.gov/

FEMA Site Resources

GRIDLEY

Gridley Community – Distribution Center- Open to those impacted by the Camp Fire (please bring valid picture ID illustrating impacted area & FEMA paperwork, or PG&E bill with impacted address), various supplies available include new toiletries, household items (like toilet paper, paper towels, soap, etc), pillows, blankets, batteries, flashlights, clothing, pet supplies, children’s toys, cleaning supplies, and non-perishable foods. Depending on donations, fresh vegetables may also be available. Survivors may access this resource once a week. Non-survivors are not permitted to accompany survivors inside the distribution center.  Located at 893 Hazel Street in Gridley, available Tuesdays from 10am-1pmIf individuals are new to the Gridley area and have questions, they can contact the Gridley Chamber of Commerce at 530-846-3142.

Gridley Community – Counseling, Pastoral Care and Interfaith Chaplaincy – The Gridley Distribution Center is offering individual counseling or pastoral/Chaplain services. Counseling is available by scheduling an appointment ahead of time only. To schedule an appointment, individuals must visit the Gridley Distribution Center in-person and schedule an appointment with the receptionist. No Drop-in counseling services are offered. For more information contact Lynne at 530-870-0563. Hours: Tuesday mornings 10am – 1pm. Location: Gridley Distribution Center: 893 Hazel Street, Gridley.    

Gridley Parks and Recreation Division-  Providing seasonal recreational programs, activities, and summer classes to people of all ages. Gridley Parks and Recreation Division has compiled a list of 2019 activities with descriptions and registration fees. To access the list of available activities use the following link: http://bit.ly/2WsBlWm 

Gridley Chamber of Commerce-Tuesday Night Markets- An ongoing evening market with local farmers, vendors, and food. A family-centered environment to enjoy local entertainment and activities. Children’s activities are available at some vendor booths for a fee. Every Tuesday evening from 5pm-7:30pm, June 4th through August 20th. Farmers Market will be held at the Nick Daddow Plaza in Downtown Gridley. 

Legal & Insurance Claims Assistance

Legal

FEMA (FRAUD) – Anyone with knowledge of fraud, waste, or abuse may call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at (866) 720-5721 or report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ftccomplaintassistant.gov. You may also send an email to DHSOIGHotline@dhs.gov.

Butte County District Attorney- To report fraud and price gouging within the County of Butte, call the District Attorney Fraud Line at 1 (866) 323-7283. According to the D.A. the most common scams and fraudulent acts that occur in and after a major disaster generally include price gouging, offers of debris removal, and fraudulent charitable solicitations. 

Contractors State License Board- Exploitative contractors offering cleanup or construction may not be licensed, insured, and bonded, or may not hold a specialty license (if required). If residents encounter suspicious contractor activity, the Town of Paradise encourages them to reach out to the Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) of the Contractors State License Board. The Northern California SWIFT office can be reached by dialing 916-255-2924.  

Legal Services of Northern CaliforniaProviding free legal assistance to anyone impacted by the fire (typical guidelines are for low income and seniors, but camp fire services are open to all impacted by the fire). LSNC can provide assistance with legal issues that arise due to Federal Assistance denial, unemployment benefits, housing/renting rights, mortgage lending issues, securing government benefits, and consumer information. Contact LSNC at 530-345-9491 or the hotline at 1-800-345-9491 or at 541 Normal Avenue, Chico, Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-Noon. If you need help outside of normal business hours, please call the after hours line at 866-815-5990. Messages may be left after hours, please include name and phone number if leaving a message.  Additional information online at:  https://lsnc.net/camp-fire-butte-county-resources

Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) – For property owners and renters impacted by the Camp Fire, CLIC is offering legal information and assistance both by appointment and walk-in. Under the supervision of attorneys, CLC paralegal interns provide assistance re-submitting FEMA applications, collecting documents and proof needed for applications and appeals, navigating the FEMA/SBA financial assistance application and options process, and helping ensure there are no logistical errors on applications. CLIC also offers free information in 11 areas of law. CLIC is a student-run, non-profit organization that provides legal information to students and community members. CLIC also provides paralegal internship opportunities with students working directly under CLIC’s four supervising attorneys. 

CLIC areas of law:  

  • Student Legal Services/Juvenile Rights
  • Chico Consumer Protection Agency
  • Women’s Law Project
  • County Jail Law Project
  • Disability Law- can help Camp Fire survivors with Disability applications and claims
  • Environmental Advocates
  • Family Law Project
  • Housing Law Project- can help Camp Fire survivors with housing/tenant issues and questions
  • Misdemeanors, Tickets and Traffic
  • Penal Law Project
  • Workers’ Rights Project

Located at 25 Main Street, Suite 102, Chico, CA 95929. Regular Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10am – 3pm. Phone: (530) 898-4354 

Insurance Claims Assistance

United Policyholders  A nonprofit group, NOT AN INSURANCE COMPANY- Providing help navigating homeowners insurance and claims, answers individual questions for homeowners regarding insurance claims, and hosts seminars based on community questions and concerns. All services available online here: https://bit.ly/2FWZ3XJ A series of workshops and presentations will also be available, but are announced on a monthly basis.  

California Department of Insurance- For those interested in contacting the California Department of Insurance, for questions, to file a complaint, or to get the latest insurance-related news from the Department, they can either go online to: www.insurance.ca.gov or call the Consumer Hotline at 1-800-927-4357 (1-800-482-4833 TTY). For those visiting their website, the “Getting Help” page offers answers to many insurance-related questions and the ‘Contact’ page offers a direct email-form option. 

Document Replacement

Document Replacement- Office of Clerk Recorder – For assistance with copies of official records such as birth, death, and marriage certificates that have been lost in the fire, please contact the Butte County Recorder in Oroville. See information below or through http://bit.ly/2V61lXp Butte County Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965. Phone: 530-552-3400 

Voter Registration Fact Sheet for Voters Affected by the Camp Fire : http://bit.ly/2Uf0kiH

Voter Registration Fact Sheet for Voters Affected by the Camp Fire-

Candace J. Grubbs, Butte County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters wants to help voters who have been impacted by the Camp Fire understand how to update your Voter Registration record.

When voting, your residence address determines the contests that appear on your official ballot. Your mailing address is where we mail your voting materials, which is important because election mail cannot be forwarded to you, it is returned back to us. You may only be legally registered in one county.

See below for situations and actions to take regarding your Voter Registration.

  1. Displaced Voters who intend to rebuild and return to affected address

If you have temporarily moved, but plan to return, you can continue to use the address of your fire affected property for voting. Give us your mailing address so you continue to receive election mail. If you are not already voting by mail, you may wish to sign up and receive a ballot in the mail for future elections.

  • Call 530-538-7761 or toll free within Butte County 800-894-7761
  • In person, County Clerk-Recorder Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville
  • E-mail: elections@buttecounty.net
  • Mail: 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville CA 95965-3411
  1. Displaced Voters who do not plan to return to affected address

You need to change your address. You may do this in one of the following ways:  Re-register online at https://registertovote.ca.gov,or;

  • Call 530-538-7761 or toll free within Butte County 800-894-7761
  • In person, County Clerk-Recorder Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville
  1. Displaced Voters who have not decided on whether to return or move

If you have not made a decision at this time, you can continue to use the address of your fire damaged property for voting. Give us your mailing address so you continue to receive election mail. If you are not already voting by mail, you may wish to sign up and receive a ballot in the mail for future elections.

When you decide whether you will stay or leave, update your Voter Registration record at that time.

  • Call 530-538-7761 or toll free within Butte County 800-894-7761
  • In person, County Clerk-Recorder Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville
  • E-mail: elections@buttecounty.net  Mail: 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville CA 95965-3411
  1. Displaced Voters who may have already updated your Voter Registration at DMV or made a Change of Address through the Post Office

You may want to check your voter registration status online. https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/

Review the items above to determine which situation best fits you. If an update is needed, you can do one of the following:

  • Call 530-538-7761 or toll free within Butte County 800-894-7761
  • In person, County Clerk-Recorder Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville
  • E-mail: elections@buttecounty.net
  • Mail: 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville CA 95965-3411
  • Re-register online at https://registertovote.ca.gov

Butte County Permit Center- Available online, in person, or over the phone. Permit information for Butte County. http://www.buttecounty.net/dds/etrakit   or call: 530-552-3700. Located at Development Services, 7 County Center Drive, Oroville Hours: Monday-Tuesday from 8am-4pm, Wednesday 8am-3pm, Thursday 8am-4pm, and Friday 8am-4pm.

Town of Paradise – Permit Information- Permit information for the Town of Paradise is still available online, please note: certain permits will be made null by the state of emergency and will need to contact the county for permit information. The Town permit center is online, under the ‘Residents’ heading, the subheading ‘Permits’ will drop down, visit the website at: www.townofparadise.com/   The Town of Paradise can also be reached at (530) 872-6291 Mon-Thurs 8am to 5pm.

Bidwell Title and Escrow – Deed Document Replacement- Offering to provide those affected by the Camp Fire a free copy of the deed to their home along with a property info detail sheet. Grant Deed/Proof of Ownership may be needed for insurance, FEMA, and access purposes. Provide your name, property address, email, and how you would like to receive the documents. email: cs@bidwelltitle.com. phone: 530-894-2612 ext. 130

Property Owners Document Replacement- Butte County Development Services – Those in need of building records that were lost in the fire can contact the county or the assessor or the town of Paradise. Building records for buildings lost on county property will be made available. Website here: https://www.buttecounty.net/dds/

Document Replacement: Military Personnel File (DD214)- US Department of Veterans Affairs- If you need a copy of your DD214 discharge papers create an ebenefits account here: www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/manage/documents

House of Representatives, Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Description: Providing connections and appeals to Federal agencies and programs when constituents are experiencing documentable challenges and delays in service. If constituents have not received an answer from a Federal Agency in a timely fashion (30 business days) or have been treated unfairly, the congressional district can provide a means to connect with a Federal Agency.

Eligibility: A constituent of Representative (Doug LaMalfa) in Butte or Glenn County that has taken steps to apply or gain access to a FEDERAL program (Such as the VA, FEMA, Social Security) and has been denied, rejected, or experienced unwarranted delays to accessing said program, and has documentation of steps taken to resolve the issue. If needing to file a complaint, the individual needs to file one with the respective agency that they are applying to/having issues with. If the complaint isn’t appropriately responded to by that agency then the individual may choose to contact LaMalfa’s office to escalate the complaint. Documentation is key. Documentation can take the form of documented attempts of contact, usage of other services (such as legal services) to combat rejection, or other steps taken to access program multiple times.

Service Entry/Contact: For those who have documentation of steps taken and still have not received clear communication from the Federal agency to which they are applying to, contact Representative LaMalfa’s local office:

Chico District Office, 120 Independence Circle, Suite B, Chico   

Phone: 530-343-1000 Online Form: https://lamalfa.house.gov/services/help-with-a-federal-agency

Health Care Services

(Event 08/25) Medspire Health Free Medical Day- Providing free urgent care, primary care, case management and mental health services for uninsured or under-insured residents via a mobile unit. Free non-emergency medical services include physicals/wellness checks, blood pressure, checking heart/lungs, blood sugar, reconciliation of medications, prescriptions, specialist referrals, lab referrals and vaccinations. No Identification is necessary to access services. WHEN: Sunday, August 25th from 9am-1pm WHERE: Old Concow School House, 11666 Concow Road, Oroville

Stanford Medical Center and Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital – Northern California Wildfire Study-The Stanford Medical Center in collaboration with Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital is conducting a study regarding the Northern California wildfires. If you and your child were affected by the wildfires in Northern California, the Stanford Medical Center and Santa Rosa Hospital is interested in learning about your experience. One parent or guardian and one child per family will be invited to participate in the project. Each person will receive a $25 gift card for their time. Each person will be interviewed by a trained researcher for up to 1 to 1 ½ hours. If you are interested in participating in this study, contact Cynthia Kane Hyman at the following number: 1-707-800-7736.  (For questions regarding your rights as a participant contact: 1-866-680-2906) 

UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center – Statewide Survey- UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center is asking all residents of California to participate in a statewide survey. The information gathered will be part of a study to learn how wildfires are affecting the mental and physical health of communities now and in the future. The goal of the survey is to help government agencies, health care providers and community groups provide improved services to people affected by wildfires. All people interested in participating in the survey are required to be 18 or older and must have lived in California in 2018 during any of the wildfires. People who were not directly affected by the fires are also encouraged to participate in the survey. To take the survey use the following link: http://bit.ly/2VIaGZH

Chico Community Acupuncture – Free Treatments for Camp Fire Survivors- Chico Community Acupuncture is offering free treatments for all Camp Fire survivors. No ID or documentation is necessary. All treatments are done by appointment. Camp Fire survivors can schedule free appointments starting on May 9th. Use the following link: https://bit.ly/2PKI7EX to book an appointment or call: (530) 345-5300 and leave a message including your name, reason for calling, and contact information. Chico Community Acupuncture is located at 1815 Mangrove Ave, Chico.   

Adventist Health Feather River

Call Center- For patients that need to make an appointment, establish care or send a message to their provider, or for any other general questions, please call 530-872-2000 and listen to the menu carefully. Adventist Health Feather River Call Center is open Monday – Friday 9am-4pm.

Adventist Health Feather River Health Center is open for primary care, obgyn services, physical therapy, lab and X-rays, some specialty care, and pharmacy. Only a couple of the providers were unable to return – most are back and seeing patients. Walk in clinic at Adventist Feather River Health Center- M-F 8am-12pm; 1pm-5pm. Walk in services  are intended for urgent care needs. Other medical needs should be scheduled through appointment with your provider.

Chico Clinics

Skyway Primary Care

  • Open 8am-5pm daily, closed for lunch from 12 pm-1 pm.
  • To schedule an appointment at this office, call (530)-342-5776
  • Only commercial Insurance and Medicare accepted. No Medi-Cal (Primary or Secondary)

Chico OB GYN & Midwifery

  • Open 8am-5pm daily, closed for lunch from 12 pm-1pm
  • To schedule an appointment at this office, call (530)-345-4471
  • Only commercial Insurance and Medicare accepted. No Medi-Cal (Primary or Secondary)

Chico Specialty & Diagnostic Center

  • Open 8am-5pm daily, closed for lunch from 12 pm-1 pm.
  • Lab (530)-342-4576
  • Imaging – (530)-342-4576

Chico Primary Care & Specialty Services

  • Open 8am-5pm daily, closed for lunch from 12 pm-1 pm.
  • To schedule an appointment at this office, call (530)-332-1040
  • Only commercial Insurance and Medicare accepted. No Medi-Cal (Primary or Secondary)

Paradise Clinics

Feather River Walk-In Clinic

  • 5125 Skyway Paradise, CA
  • Monday – Friday
  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch)
  • Providers at Feather River walk-in clinic are available to treat non-life threatening illnesses and injuries that developed within the last 24 hours such as: allergic reactions and asthma, minor burns, animal bites, falls and sprains, cold and flu symptoms, ear infections, sinus infections, bronchitis, sore throat, respiratory infections, rashes and itching, cough and wheezing, body and muscle aches, headaches, sudden pain and swelling in extremities, and fever.

Feather River Health Center

  • Open daily from 7am-5:30pm
  • Services offered:Primary Care, Specialty Services (Podiatry, Endocrinology, Hep C Clinic, Nephrology, Pain Management), OBGYN & Midwifery, Psychiatry and Counseling, Pediatrics, Dental)
  • To schedule for any of these services, call 530-872-2000
  • Lab & Imaging (530)-876-2530 -daily hours 7am-4pm
  • Pharmacy: 530-876-2525 – Open daily from 9-5:30 pm

Corning Health Center

  • Open Daily 8am-5pm, lunch from 12-1. Services offered: Primary Care, Specialty Services (Podiatry, Nephrology, Counseling), Dental.
  • To schedule an appointment call (530)-824-4663 (Se habla español)
  • Lab (530)-824-5841
  • Imaging (530)-824-5871

Live Health Online- Doctors available for appointments 24/7 for non emergency conditions through live video from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. If the doctor prescribes medication it can be sent to local pharmacy. Prescription costs are not included in the appointment fee. Price varies depending on insurance but will always be $49 or less. Free sign up, no subscription required. Sign up at livehealthonline.com or download the free LiveHealth Online mobile app. 24/7 Phone line 1-888-548-3432  

Passages Adult Resource Center-Provides emergency durable medical equipment and or replacement for walkers, toilets, and mobility assistance equipment to adults 60 years of age and older affected by the fire. Call: 530-898-5923  or 800-822-0109.

Passages Caregiver Support Group- Free monthly support group for unpaid family caregivers. This support group is non-diagnosis specific and welcomes caregivers caring for family members with any diagnosis. Group meets monthly, every 4th Wednesday from 12pm-1:30pm in Selvester’s Cafe, Room 104. Passages Caregiver Resource Center phone: 530-898-5925

Disability Action Center- Provides medical equipment and assistive technology to those who cannot afford it. Lends accessibility equipment such as ramps and rails to individuals needing to improve access to their homes. Disability Action Center provides free support with Accessibility, Advocacy, Assistive Technology, Durable Medical Equipment, Housing information and referrals, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Advising, Provider Referrals, Senior Vision Services and Traumatic Brain Injury Program (TBI). Phone:530-893-8527 (Phone service Available 8:30am-4:30pm M-F) Address: 1161 East Avenue, Chico, CA

Private Medical Equipment Suppliers

Valley Medical Supply
Medical Supply and Equipment, 1378 Longfellow Ave ·(530) 895-3923

Chico Medical Supply and Ostomy
Medical Supply and Equipment, 195 Cohasset Rd ·(530) 899-5550

Bidwell Pharmacy and Medical Supply
Medical Supply and Equipment, 1200 Mangrove Ave ·(530) 891-0388

Discount Disposables
Medical Supply and Equipment, 555 Main St ·(530) 826-3904

Apria Healthcare
Home Health Care Service and Supply, 3028 Esplanade, Ste G ·(530) 891-5226

Lincare Holdings Incorporated
Medical Supply and Equipment, 629 Entler Ave, #3 ·(530) 895-8414

Drug Therapy Systems Company
Medical Supply and Equipment, 195 Cohasset Rd ·(530) 899-5550

Challenger Health
Medical Supply and Equipment, 341 Broadway St, #400 ·(530) 809-1411

Healthcare Professional Agency
Medical Supply and Equipment, 2555 Zanella Way ·(530) 354-4189

Enloe Home Medical Equipment
Hospital and Medical Center·2 on Yelp
1390 E Lassen Ave ·(530) 332-6086

Haynes, Brady
Medical Supply and Equipment
157 Via Mission Dr ·(530) 592-3081

Services Nph Medical, 2220 Notre Dame Blvd ·(530) 809-0383

Diestco Manufacturing
Medical Supply and Equipment, 370 Ryan Ave ·(530) 893-3136

Owens Healthcare Incorporated
Drug Store, 3860 Morrow Ln ·(530) 899-8687

Lincare, 2505 Zanella Way (530) 895-8414

Health Care Clinics

Shalom Free Clinic- open for non-emergency general medical care Sundays, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 1010 Mangrove and 295 E. Washington Ave in Chico. Also Provides Alternative healthcare on Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00PM.              The Shalom Free Clinic is NOT able to treat: fractures, unstable vital signs, acute low back pain, irritable bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, cholecystitis, lacerations, cellulitis that requires an IV/antibiotics, OB/GYN problems, Workers Compensation injuries, insurance physicals, or sports physicals.

Gridley- Orchard Hospital is open and providing services to the community and surrounding areas. If you need to be seen in a clinic, The Medical Specialty Center in Gridley is located at 284 Spruce St., and is opened for walk in care till 7pm.  Patients that are not acutely ill, please do not come to the emergency room, please go to the Medical Specialty Center in Gridley at 284 Spruce Street, 95948

Enloe Hospital Blue Cross acceptance Info: Enloe Medical Center secured new commercial insurance contracts with Anthem Blue Cross, which will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2021.

Dental Resources

Ampla Dental

  • Oroville: 2800 Lincoln Blvd/ Hours: Mon-Friday 7:15 am-4:15pm/ Phone: 530-533-6484
  • Chico: 236 W. East Ave/Hours: Mon-Friday 7:15 am-4:15pm/ Phone: 530-342-6065
  • Orland: 1211 Cortina Drive/ Hours: 7:15am-4:15pm/ Phone: 865-5561 x2

Access Dental

  • Chico: 1010 Mangrove Ave/Hours: Mon-Friday: 9am-6pm/Phone: 530-342-7500

Western Dental

  • Chico: 2471 Cohasset Road/Hours: Mon-Friday: 9am-7pm Sat: 8am-4pm/
  • Phone: 877-245-3836

Northern California Dental Society – Provides referrals to dentists, orthodontists and periodontists in the North State. For referrals to dentists accepting Denti-Cal insurance, please call 1-800-322-6384.

Vision/Optometrist Resources

VSP offers eyewear replacement- VSP® Vision Care is offering help to help those affected by the fires in Butte County. The company is offering no-cost eye care and replacement eyewear for these folks, whether or not they’re currently a VSP member.

  • Any VSP member who has lost or broken their eyewear due to the fires can call our Member Services Support Line at 800-877-7195 to have their VSP benefits reinstated regardless of eligibility. Membership Look Up: https://www.vsp.com/signon.html
  • Additionally, VSP members who lost their glasses in the fire can contact North Valley Eye Care at 530-891-1900 for information about the voucher program.

Peach Tree Vision – Offers affordable eye care, and accepts Medi-Cal. Peach Tree Chico Vision, 120 Independence Circle, Chico, CA (530) 634-7647

Lions Club – Free Eye Glass Replacement and Eye Exam- The Lions Club is offering Camp Fire survivors eye exams and new prescription glasses at no-cost. In order to be eligible for this offer, individuals must be Camp Fire survivors and they must have no insurance or be insured but unable to pay for the frames. If you are interested call/text Lions Club representative Karen Crook at 707-321-7715 or email at karencrook09@yahoo.com. After reaching out to Karen, individuals will be given a specific eye doctor to redeem a voucher for an eye exam and new prescription glasses

Prescriptions & Medications

Project Hope Butte County – Will assist breast cancer patients going through chemo with medical transportation, financial assistance  with medical bills, medication, and travel expenses. Call 530-433-4131, available Monday-Friday from 9am-4:30pm. www.facebook.com/ProjectHopeButte/

Chico Veterans Resource Center – Veterans that have been displaced by the fire are encouraged to call 530-809-2831 to get information on available forms of assistance. The resource center is also open and will distribute basic supplies such as food, hygiene, socks, and serves as a decompression center for those seeking a quiet space away from crowds. Address: 110 Amber Grove Drive, Suite 110, Chico. Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

VA – Veterans- Services for veterans will remain open in Chico with full services, the VA Pharmacy line is also open for Veterans impacted by the fire that need assistance with medications at : 866-600-8279

Animal Care and Resources

Animal/ Pet Supply Resources

Re-location and Reuniting with Lost Animals: If your animal is lost, please visit: www.librarycat.org/lib/CampFirePets and search the photo library of lost animals and resources. For instructions on using the pet library, visit this site: https://datcampfirepets.home.blog/2019/01/10/searchable-database-is-here/

The Camp Fire Rescued Animals website is no longer posting images of animals but the website does have a list of shelters taking in rescued pets and animals. For the complete list of animal shelters visit: https://bit.ly/2IJz9Hw.Other pet sheltering resources – see websites listed on this North Valley Animal Disaster Group  resources page for agencies and partners who have been taking in rescued pets and animals.

PAWS – Compassion Fatigue Support Group- PAWS is offering a free support group for animal welfare professionals. Participants will listen and support each other by sharing their experiences with caring/rescuing animals during a crisis.This event is available to all animal caregivers – paid or volunteers. This group is lead by animal lovers and life coaches Sheryl Mattera and Kaitlyn Joseph. Compassion Fatigue Support Group comes together on Wednesdays at 7pm at The Growing Place, 1074 East Avenue, Suite A-3, Chico. For more information contact Sheryl at 530-826-6863.    

BadRap – Keep ‘Em Home Program/Reduced Bus Cost Program- Offering a limited number of converted buses to Camp Fire survivors with dogs in their family that are unable to find housing that will accommodate their pets. Buses are converted for living, and are valued at $15 K, but are being offered at whatever price the survivor is able to pay. Matches will be made based on need, not the best offer. BadRap will consider sweat equity and work-exchange arrangements with those who have skills and time to do conversion work on one or more vans. To apply for a van, fill out the application online at :  http://bit.ly/2VojT4x

One Last Ride- Animal RemainsTransport System- One Last Ride transports horse remains as well as other animal remains. Animals include: cats, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, chickens, dogs, and cows. Camp Fire survivors in need of such services may receive services at a reduced or no fee. Animal remains will be transported for free out of fire-impacted areas. If you are looking for more information regarding pricing, or with any other questions, contact Christina Slack at: 530-990-2231. One Last Ride is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Butte County Recovers – Animal Remain Removal- For more information about businesses and programs offering animal-remain removal, visit the Butte County Recovers website, Animal Resources page at: https://bit.ly/2VtGX5Z

Doobert – Animal Rescue/Transport Group- Doobert is a software platform to connect the volunteer drivers and pilots to approved rescues and shelters, to safely transport animals away from bad situations or back to their families. Individuals in need of transport can submit an online request which will alert a local agency of their need, the agency will then access Doobert’s pool of local volunteers who will reach out to the family or individual in need to help assist in the transport of their pet. For more information or to submit a request for transport requests, go online to : www.doobert.com

Friends United in Rescue (FUR) formerly Friends of Campfire Cats- Volunteer group providing rescue initiatives, which include trapping and feeding local cats, as well as providing community members with the supplies and assistance to reunite them with their pets. Offering trapping services and free feeding stations to rescue missing cats. Providing free feeding stations and cat boxes to place on property and allot cats food and shelter until they can be rescued. Call: (530)230-3335 to request a feeding station / cat box. For trapping services request to have a feeding station and trail cameras set up at property. If missing cat is spotted, Friends of Campfire can set up a trap. Request trapping or rescue by filling out google form. Link to form: https://bit.ly/2Cel8N9 Phone:(530)230-3335                                                                                                                                 

Facebook groups and pages that are helping to find and reunify pets with Camp Fire survivors:

Finding Rover- Pet facial recognition software to reunite Camp Fire survivors with their pets. See images of pets below, these images change daily as pets are rescued and returned. You can search for your lost pet using Finding Rover’s facial recognition. Upload a photo of lost pet and the facial recognition software will display pets that look like your pet. If you see your pet, click on the image to view the contact and pickup information. Can also help find animals in area available for adoption. See here: https://findingrover.com//campfire

Animal Fostering Resources

Facebook Group: Camp Fire Animal Connection: https://www.facebook.com/groups/camp-fire-foster-animal-connection-182341369385686/ This group has been created to help those in need of temporary foster homes for their animals due to the Camp Fire directly connect with people are able to open their homes to animals in need. This is a people-to-people site where animal owners and potential foster caretakers can find one another and explore foster opportunities. Please post your foster need and your foster availability, providing as much detail as possible, so that it might lead to a helpful person-to-person connection.

Facebook Group: Camp Fire Animals Foster & Adoption: https://www.facebook.com/groups/560596367686620/ This is an open group on facebook for person to person pet connection. Page strictly intended for those that want to help foster or adopt a pet, and those that are in need of finding a pet temporary or permanent new housing regardless of reason. Fostering or adopting person to person is an alternative to crowded boarding at shelters and hospitals.

Community Building & Networking

(Event 08/31) Sutter Buttes Manufacturing Facility – Welcome to Gridley BBQ- The Sutter Buttes Manufacturing Facility will be hosting a BBQ to welcome new neighbors to the community. SBM is seeking community support and assistance with donations, food, drinks and additional amenities. There will be space for local businesses to set up a table, booth or kiosk. No registrations/reservation needed to set up a table/booth/kiosk. This event is free and available to all. For more information, contact Michelle Buck at 530-846-9960 or sbm@sutterbuttesmfg.comWHEN: Saturday, August 31st from 11am – 1pm WHERE: Sutter Buttes Manufacturing Facility, 1221 Independence Place, Gridley 

(Event 09/03) Town of Paradise – Community Information Meeting- The Town of Paradise and other local, state, and federal agencies will hold the monthly community meeting to provide information and updates on the status of recovery efforts and resources available. The meeting will begin with presentations from participating agencies and follow with a break out period for individuals to meet with agencies at their tables and ask questions.  WHEN: Tuesday, September 3rd starting at 6pm WHERE: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

(Event 10/05, 10/06) Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce – Johnny Appleseed Days- Offering a two-day fall festival celebrating Paradise’s apple heritage with apple pie and ice cream. Paradise residents and members of the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce will gather to prepare Do-it-Yourself apple pie kits. Local businesses will give demonstrations and display their wares, and Paradise will host artisans from all over the state and beyond selling a variety of handicrafts. The children’s area will feature face painting, games for the young and old, and prizes. Johnny Appleseed will visit and tell stories. There will be continuous entertainment both days. This event is free and available to all. For vendor registration use the following link: http://bit.ly/2S9I1HX. For sponsorship opportunities use the following link: http://bit.ly/2LdRiyn. For more general information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2XQTd1G. WHEN: Saturday, October 5th from 10am – 5pm and  Sunday, October 6th from 10am – 4pm WHERE: Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway, Paradise   

The Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG)- The LTRG is a collaborative non profit  organization and official community hub for recovery resources to connect those healing from the Camp Fire with organizations that specialize in Camp Fire Recovery and necessary Human Services. The LTRG is composed of public sectors, private businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups and faith-based organizations and works closely with government agencies to identify and meet community needs throughout Camp Fire Recovery efforts. For more information, visit: https://www.campfirelongtermrecovery.org/

Currier Square Shopping Center Summer Hoedown Series- The Cuirrier Square Shopping Center in Oroville is having a month long community centered series every Friday night in August. There will be street vendors, a DJ, merchant giveaways, children’s activities and wagon rides. Event attendees are asked to bring a can of food to donate to the Community Action Agency of Butte County for admission. Ongoing, every Friday evening from August 2nd – August 30th from 4pm – 7pm at Currier Square Shopping Center, 2325 Myers Street, Oroville. 

Stanford Medical Center and Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital – Northern California Wildfire Study- The Stanford Medical Center in collaboration with Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital is conducting a study regarding the Northern California wildfires. If you and your child were affected by the wildfires in Northern California, the Stanford Medical Center and Santa Rosa Hospital is interested in learning about your experience. One parent or guardian and one child per family will be invited to participate in the project. Each person will receive a $25 gift card for their time. Each person will be interviewed by a trained researcher for up to 1 to 1 ½ hours. If you are interested in participating in this study, contact Cynthia Kane Hyman at the following number: 1-707-800-7736.  (For questions regarding your rights as a participant contact: 1-866-680-2906

Paradise Alliance Church- Coffee in the Courtyard –Offering free coffee, pastries, and wifi to the Ridge community every Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am – 10:30 am. Coffee will be served on the North side of the Church courtyard. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church can be reached by phone at 530-877-7069.

Paradise Alliance Church – Community Dinner- Offering a free dinner to the ridge community every Thursday night at 6pm. The Paradise Alliance church is available to Camp Fire survivors and all interested individuals. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church can be reached by phone at 530-877-7069.

Chico Downtown Business Association – Thursday Night Market- An ongoing evening market with local farmers, vendors, and food. A family-centered environment to enjoy local entertainment and activities. Children’s activities are available at some vendor booths for a fee. Ongoing, Thursday evenings from April-September from 6pm-9pm in downtown Chico on Broadway.  Hours: Thursday evenings from April-September from 6pm-9pm Location: Downtown Chico

Gridley Chamber of Commerce-Tuesday Night Market- An ongoing evening market with local farmers, vendors, and food. A family-centered environment to enjoy local entertainment and activities. Children’s activities are available at some vendor booths for a fee. Every Tuesday evening from 5pm-8:00pm, June 4th through August 20th. Farmers Market will be held at the Nick Daddow Plaza in Downtown Gridley.

Paradise Community Guilds- Meets weekly to provide support and information, including help with insurance, addressing trauma, fire-resistant building methods, community emotional support, and community building. Open to all Paradise residents impacted by the fire. Located at Chico Guild Hall, 2775 Nord Avenue, Chico, CA 95973. Hours, most Mondays from 5pm-7pm, with every second Monday of the month for a special potluck and presentation from 5:30-7pm. Questions can be directed at 530-762-1490, by email at: paradiseguilds@gmail.com, or online at http://www.nortonbuffalohall.com

Paradise Zone Groups-Zone groups have been created to help aid in the rebuilding of the ridge community. Each zone (1-14, corresponding with evacuation zones listed below) has an associated Facebook Page for the sharing of common goals, ideas, and information sharing. These groups result in a unified neighborhood voice, communicating through a Zone Captain (also listed), to get answers from the public . Individuals meet/share regularly to communicate questions, concerns, and their specific needs within their smaller community. Captains then report back to community leaders and town council with input and requests. Those within a zone that know another/family within their zone, are encouraged to reach out to link all in their zone to strengthen the community voice. 

ZONE 1 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2V6rfds

  • Jessica Bennett jslavon@yahoo.com
  • Stacey Dulbecco staceydulbecco@sbcglobal.net or 530-230-7904

ZONE 2 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2U6lAHS

  • Julie Jenks jajenks2007@gmail.com or 530-636-0744
  • Ammie Gilson nosligca@yahoo.com
  • Jessica Weedon sewcrazymamajess@gmail.com

ZONE 3 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2UqlLgV

  • Jenna Murray jennalynnmurray@gmail.com or 530-816-2204
  • Colleen Connor ccinparadise@sbcglobal.net or 530-228-8718

ZONE 4 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2OATNt8

  • Angela Alford angela.alford@sbcglobal.net or 530-828-3311
  • Georgia Hagler 530-518-9631
  • Alan Hinman Jr. ahinmanjr@gmail.com or 408-577-1232
  • Sara Donahue 530-520-5439

ZONE 5 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2FIxvlw

  • Kyla Awalt kylaawalt@hotmail.com or 530-966-4963
  • Jessie Thompson Jessielynnthompson907@gmail.com

ZONE 6 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2FLp89T

  • Lupita El Rancho 530-519-7339
  • Winston Colgan  Winstoncolgan@gmail.com or 530-519-3558 
  • Michelle and Phil Avery averysimaging@hotmail.com or 530-413-3667

ZONE 7 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2U5PqfR

  • Mieka Hull md_hull@hotmail.com or 530-520-7924
  • Meagann Buzzard meagannetchison@yahoo.com or 530-513-2520

ZONE 8 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2UhWMMr

  • Diana Siler diana4innovation@gmail.com or  530-228-4016

ZONE 9 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2V53B18

  • Mishawn and Brandon Delgado custommadecrossfit@gmail.com or 530-680-6556
  • Crystal Hutchison crystal_brooke1@yahoo.com or  530-680-3232
  • Luke Bellefeuille 530-514-5853

ZONE 10 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2Oyxswj 

  • Holly Fisher hollyfish85@gmail.com or 530-518-9896
  • Carrie Stratton britesmile427@yahoo.com or 530-966-6902

ZONE 11 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2U6zkme

  • Carrie Fritsch carrie.zone11@gmail.com

ZONE 12 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2HNHlW

  • Mary Bellefeuille mary.bzone13@gmail.com or 530-228-5913

ZONE 13 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2uwPKFj

  • Heidi Magneson ziggie070@gmail.com or 530-864-8256
  • Mary Bellefeuille mary.bzone13@gmail.com or 530-228-5913

ZONE 14 PARADISE- http://bit.ly/2FGZMbN

LOWER PENTZ ZONE- http://bit.ly/2W4TBJ4

  • Mike Richards mike.richards@c21selectgroup.com or 530-864-9192

LOWER NEAL ZONE- http://bit.ly/2LL5902

  • Mishawn Delgado custommadecrossfit@gmail.com or 530-680-6556

LOWER SKYWAY ZONE- http://bit.ly/2YvBjhz

  • Shuree Wesley Shureewesley@icloud.com or 530-354-2382

LOWER CLARK ZONE- http://bit.ly/2W71lKk

MORGAN RIDGE ZONE- http://bit.ly/2Jm6lVw

BUTTE CREEK ZONE- http://bit.ly/2vX1UI3  

NIMSHEW ZONE- http://bit.ly/2W1m6al

PULGA ZONE- TBA

CONCOW/YANKEE HILL ZONE- 

  • Emilia Erickson rubberduckywon@gmail.com 
  • Clara Barber ms_estella@hotmail.com 530-990-5907

STIRLING ZONE- http://bit.ly/2K2FsXg 

SOUTH PINES ZONE- http://bit.ly/2Q6wXdN

  • Patti Samons patti.southpines@gmail.com or 530-966-8962

NORTH FIRHAVEN ZONE- http://bit.ly/2Yx2LM6

  • Rachel Copeland rachel@530agent.com or 530-783-9191

SOUTH COUTOLENC ZONE- http://bit.ly/2vW7U3T

  • Rebecca Appel Rsteigner@yahoo.com or 530-413-3444

SOUTH FIRHAVEN ZONE- http://bit.ly/2W75KNm

  • Dori Regalia Dori.regalia@c21selectgroup.com or 707-292-2211

NORTH PINES ZONE- http://bit.ly/30iJMq7

POWELLTON ZONE- TBA

CARNEGIE/COLTER ZONE- http://bit.ly/2W0tcvX

  • Jamie Crowe crowefamily3@yahoo.com or 530-513-0233  

NORTH COUTOLENC ZONE- http://bit.ly/2HiTNL6

LOVELOCK ZONE- TBA  

OLD MAGALIA ZONE- http://bit.ly/2vZHv5g

Social Media Resources

Needs and Offers

Groups for those affected by the Camp Fire to post personal needs and connect with other individuals that may be able to assist with resources. Please be aware, these groups are not nonprofit organizations or organized by a single entity and caution is advised when giving out personal information. These are listed as potential networking opportunities for survivors to connect with those providing information or help.

Facebook Group Name Description Shortlink
Evacuee Needs & Donations/Offers to Help

Connect survivors with others/supplies

https://bit.ly/2rBGiii
Needhub California

For people and organizations to post their current needs. Connect directly with those in need in the community

http://bit.ly/2w2dCkW
Tools for Paradise Fire Victims and Surrounding Areas

Closed group that links those in need of trade tools with those donating tools

http://bit.ly/2E9Uu8Y
Fire Angels Network

Matches host families with those in need, and matches families to resources as they become available

http://bit.ly/2JHiqnI
Books For Butte

Reconnect survivors with books lost in the fire

http://bit.ly/2Vu2vvc
Paradise Fire Adopt a Family

 Connect survivor families that want help with those who want to provide  help

http://bit.ly/2E8auIw
Adopt a Family Trailer Info

Help and offer help to any Trailer questions and needs

http://bit.ly/2w1OkDi
CampFire Carpool

For ride sharing to/ from/ within Butte County

http://bit.ly/2I7IN50
Camp Fire Victim Immediate Housing Search

Closed facebook group that aims to help find long term housing situations in Northern California to meet the diverse needs of families displaced by the Camp Fire.

http://bit.ly/2RmzbGy

Information and Updates

Facebook Group Name Description Shortlink
CAMP FIRE – Information & Updates (Paradise, CA)

Information, Questions, Photos or anything related to Camp Fire

http://bit.ly/2HtSclL
Camp Fire Restoration Project

Permaculture-focused group developing ongoing projects to restore a sustainable environment after the fire

http://bit.ly/2LL1tvm
Paradise & Magalia Rants and Raves

Closed group to discuss local crime, events, businesses, debate, rant , or rave

http://bit.ly/2HtTT2B
BCOE Community Recovery

Resources, events, and information to support victims of the Camp Fire. Produced by BCOE and SELPA staff.

http://bit.ly/2Hl1Ubl
Moms of the EvacuNation

Parenting info, questions, tips during recovery

http://bit.ly/2YsehrS

Relocation

Camp Fire Relocation Facebook- Facebook groups to help survivors from the California Wildfires find areas across the state and across the country that will fit their needs and to help facilitate the transition to their new location. Please see table below for various area relocation groups: https://bit.ly/2GA8r1B

California Relocation:

Location: Group Name Shortlink
East Bay/Bay Area: East Bay Adopt a Butte County Family Survivor https://bit.ly/2GB7aY9
Bay Area/San Jose: Paradise (camp) Fire support San Jose Bay area https://bit.ly/2viRlyG
El Dorado County: Paradise Adopt A Camp Fire Family El Dorado County https://bit.ly/2vjDZCc
Fresno: Paradise Fire Adopt a Family Fresno https://bit.ly/2PmEmW9
Los Banos/Merced County: CA-Paradise (Camp) Fire Adopt a Family Los Banos Merced County https://bit.ly/2GACLcj
Reno, NV/Tahoe, CA: RenoTahoe CampFire Support https://bit.ly/2XB1PWa
Redding/Shasta County: Camp Fire Survivors Staying in Redding/Shasta County https://bit.ly/2GD0b0V
Sacramento/Yolo County: Sacramento/Yolo Support for Camp Fire Survivors https://bit.ly/2ViwOJd
Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay: Camp (Paradise) Fire Support -Santa Cruz and Monterey https://bit.ly/2Xz8hx4
Gridley: Gridley #Campfire Relief Group http://bit.ly/2YhHA0l
Orland: Orland Camp Fire Resources http://bit.ly/31pIdaz
Red Bluff: Red Bluff Camp Fire Connections http://bit.ly/2Rc8l45

Outside of California Relocation:

Location: Group Name Shortlink
Arizona: Arizona support group for Butte Co. /Paradise Camp Fire Survivors https://bit.ly/2Ds4zO1
Arizona: Campfire survivors Arizona https://bit.ly/2GAeX8z
Colorado: Butte County Strong in Colorado https://bit.ly/2PnDYXg
Idaho: Idaho Camp Fire Survivors Support https://bit.ly/2IBKIjB
Oregon: Oregon Assistance for CA Campfire Victims https://bit.ly/2XALtNr
Central Oregon: Paradise Campfire Support of Central Oregon (Bend, La Pine, Redmond) https://bit.ly/2VgdkFf
Southern Oregon: Southern Oregon Camp Fire Support Group http://bit.ly/2W0JEw8
Utah: Utah Camp Fire Relocation Support Group https://bit.ly/2XwjXRa
Washington: WA State Support Paradise Fire Adopt a Family Group https://bit.ly/2XGbwmD
Veterans Resources

Veteran Benefit Administration: 1-800-827-1000

VA Northern California Health Care System- VA Northern California Health Care System offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation’s Veterans. Visit online: www.northerncalifornia.va.gov

VA Northern California Health Care System, Advice Nurse- Providing a 24/7 Veteran Call Center, reached at 1-800-382-8387. Registered nurses are available to provide enrolled veterans with free, confidential to health questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Call Center.

Chico Veterans Resource Center- The Chico Veterans Resource Center provides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Eligible Veteran families can receive outreach, case management and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:

  • Health care services
  • Daily living services
  • Personal financial planning services
  • Transportation services
  • Fiduciary and payee services
  • Legal services
  • Child care services
  • Housing counseling services

In addition, Chico VRC can provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help eligible Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis. Address: 110 Amber Grove Drive, Suite 110, Chico.  Phone: 530-809-2831

Veterans Resource Center – Case Manager at Magalia Community Church- The Veterans Resource Center will have case management staff at the Magalia Community Church on Tuesdays from 1:30pm-3pm beginning August 6th. Veterans who are unable to make it to the Chico location can speak with the case manager about finding housing and getting assistance with other needs. Veterans should have their DD214 or VA Card with them in order to meet with the case manager. Location: 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes- The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes distributes financial aid to Veterans. Applications can be accessed online here: https://bit.ly/2TjRlwa To be considered for financial aid, Veterans must meet the following criteria: 

  • An injury sustained during combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom, or in support of those operations in a hostile environment;
  • A disability rating assigned by the Department of Defense or the Department of Veterans Affairs of 30 percent or greater from a single, sustained injury;
  • Currently experiencing severe financial hardship;
  • Completion of a Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes aid application and timely submission of supporting documentation as requested; and
  • Completion of a phone interview with a Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes case manager
University/College Resources

California State University Chico – The Wildcat Food Pantry is open Monday-Thursday from 11am – 4pm. Students are encouraged to stop by SSC 196 (on Chico State Campus)  if they need food support or any basic need assistance. (Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled Chico State student. Must show Wildcat I.D. card. )

California State University Chico- CSU, Chico will waive the replacement diploma fees for former (graduated) students who are Camp Fire survivors. This includes both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students should complete the appropriate reorder form and indicate the reason for the replacement so there is a record of why they are waiving the fee.

Wildcats Rise – The Wildcats Rise Recovery Fund was established to allocate financial resources to those directly impacted by the Camp Fire that were students, faculty, and staff of the university. Additionally, the Wildcats Rise Facebook Group has been established as a place for those in the university community to engage and connect in the aftermath of the fire.  Wildcats Rise Group: http://bit.ly/2vdVh3K

General Information about Wildcats Rise: http://bit.ly/2V6sGMs

Employment & Re-Employment

(Event 08/19) Alliance for Workforce Development – Cache Creek Casino Resort Hiring Event –Alliance for Workforce Development is hosting a hiring event for Cache Creek Casino Resort. Cache Creek will be hiring for multiple departments including: culinary, security, hotel, spa, food and beverage, slots, table games, housekeeping, retail and golf. Fulltime and part time opportunities available. Employment benefits include: weekly paychecks, gas discounts, medical, dental and vision care insurance, 401k savings plan, paid time off (PTO), relocation opportunities and more. If individuals need help with their resume, members of Alliance for Workforce Development will be present at the event to help and will also be conducting on-site interviews. Alliance for Workforce Development also recommends participants to come dressed for success. For more information contact AFWD in Chico at (530) 961-5125. WHEN: Monday, August 19th, 10am – 1pm WHERE: Department of Employment and Social Services, 765 East Avenue, Suite 200, Chico 

Alliance for Workforce Development AFWD- If your employment or business has been affected by the Camp Fire, the Alliance for Workforce Development is ready to help. If you need assistance filing your unemployment insurance claim, looking for work, or want to be added to our applicant pool for employment opportunities, please visit us at one of our offices in Chico or Oroville.

Chico Locations

  • 1600 Mangrove Avenue, Suite 115 – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, Phone: 530-616-1053 (This location is being described as the Camp Fire Workforce Recovery Center)
  • 500 Cohasset Road, Suite 30 – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm

Oroville Location:

  • 78 Table Mountain Blvd – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm

Labor Finders-Staffing agency contracted by the Office of Emergency response to hire for positions involved in the Recovery Base Camp. Hiring positions within the fields of housekeeping, kitchen staff, maintenance, and bookkeeping. Offering full-time positions that will last approximately one year. For more information call at 530-433-4060 (available M-F 7:30am-6pm). As of 8/02, Labor Finders is seeking to fill the following positions: workers with HVAC experience, plumbers, maintenance supervisors, general laborers, housekeeping staff, janitorial staff and kitchen staff

ECC Employment- ECC Constructors is hiring locally to assist in the debris removal process. Available positions include general laborers, truck drivers, equipment operators, environmental technicians, health and safety professionals, quality control professionals, data entry personnel, administrative staff, accounting staff, and other professionals. To view open positions and apply, please visit www.ecc.jobs and click ‘Career Search’ or email paradisejobs@ecc.net 

USA Jobs – FEMA Employment Opportunities-Employment opportunities on local FEMA projects will be posted to www.usajobs.gov/ .Those interested should check the site regularly, as postings will change as the disaster recovery effort develops.

Valley Contractors Exchange – Offers information and resources for contractors, including building code, labor law, and networking resources. Helping contractors navigate the rebuilding regulations process. Contractors can call 530-343-1981, Mon-Friday 9am-5pm. Resource information is available online at vceonline.com. VCE has also put together, in collaboration with the Town of Paradise, a building permit checklist for materials needed before submitting building permits for any rebuild project. This list can be found online here: http://bit.ly/2TVR277

Work for Warriors- Offering job placement assistance to individuals impacted by the Camp Fire. The organization typically is only open to Veterans, but currently services are open to all impacted that are seeking employment. To access services, call 916-854-4426 or email apply@workforwarriors.org

RUSH Personnel Services-Offering job placement assistance for temporary, temp-to-hire or direct hire/full-time positions. Those in need of job placement assistance will need  to fill out an application and have a personal interview with a RUSH staffing specialist. The hiring process is based on matching the skills and experience of applicants with the specific job needs of RUSH’s employer clients. Located at 15 Independence Circle, Chico, by phone at 530-893-5500. Open Monday- Friday from 8am-11am, closed for lunch, and open 1pm-4pm. http://www.rush-personnel.com/

Computers for Classrooms – Opening their services to those impacted by the Camp Fire that meet their income qualifications. For more information about low-cost computers available, call 530-895-4175 available Monday-Friday from 9am – 5pm. 

Craft Emergency Relief Fund- The Craft Emergency Relief Fund, provides $3,000 grant and other assistance to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing a career threatening emergency. CERF+ staff is available during the week from 8:30am-5:00pm EST at 802.229.2306 and info@cerfplus.org to provide counseling and referrals to artists searching for emergency resources. https://cerfplus.org/news/cerf-response-to-2018-california-wildfires/

Business Resources

Butte College Small Business Development Center- The Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a non-profit organization that provides confidential, no-cost business consulting and affordable training seminars to small and medium-sized business owners and managers. The Northern California SBDC will help with every aspect of business creation, growth, management and operation. The Small Business Development Center offers the following services: free one-on-one advising, trainings/workshops, funding assistance, and specialty programs. For a complete calendar of events and services use the following link: https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/calendar  Butte County Site: 2480 Notre Dame Boulevard, Chico – (530) 895-9017 Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm 

Butte College – Small Business Development Center Butte College 3rd Quarter 2019 Business Trainings- SBDC is offering business assistance and information that individuals may need including free one-on-one business consulting services. For businesses impacted by the Camp Fire, SBDC can assist with accessing capital to rebuild businesses, provide free one-on-one business consulting/training needed to survive through various stages of operating a business, and help establish steps toward recovery. This service is free and available to all. In order to participate in SBDC services, individuals must sign up at the following link: http://bit.ly/2X88nuQ and schedule an appointment ahead of time. The Small Business Development Center at Butte College is located at 2480 Notre Dame Boulevard, Chico. For information or general questions regarding SBDC services, call 530-895-9017.

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce- The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is a resource for businesses that have been directly impacted by the fire, providing information about business recovery information and business-focused events. Contact the Chamber over the phone at 530-877-9356 (Available Mon-Friday 10am-4pm) or by email at info@paradisechamber.com Additionally, the Chamber is keeping track of businesses that have returned to operate in Paradise and are available to the public. The user is able to search if a business is reopening, closed, has a new location, is in the old location, and to be determined. This list can be found online here:http://bit.ly/2x9rQ3M Located at 6161 Clark Road, Suite 1, Paradise

Butte County Recovers: Ways that businesses can get connected to available assistance:

  1. View: The Business Recovery Resources Guide  (http://bit.ly/2VTnrMH)
  2. Call: 530-872-1111, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  3. Email: butterecovers@ncen.org

Butte County Recovers – Information for Businesses Planning to Open in Affected Areas- Businesses planning on re-opening in the fire affected area who will be installing temporary water systems, including water tanks and hauling water, must contact Butte County Environmental Health prior to opening. Environmental Health must verify that the system is properly installed and that there is a system in place for ongoing water quality monitoring. For businesses who sell or prepare food, additional steps are required prior to re-opening. Businesses and food facilities should contact Environmental Health to schedule an inspection. There will be no fees associated with these inspections: Butte County Environmental Health, phone: 530-552-3880. Located at: 202 Mira Loma Drive, Oroville. 

  • Food facilities located in the Town of Paradise are required to have additional inspections for onsite sanitation, fire inspections and building inspections. Food business owners should contact the Town of Paradise Development Services to schedule an inspection: 530-872-6291 ext. 114.

3Core, Inc.- Businesses impacted by the Camp Fire are highly encouraged to contact 3Core, to provide information for business recovery. Located in Chico at 1430 East Avenue, Suite 4A, Chico, CA.  Phone: 530-893-8732. Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, and Friday from 8am-12pm Noon. Online at: http://www.3coreedc.org/ Phone: 530-893-8732. 

SBA – U.S. Small Business Administration- Previously provided disaster-related loans to individuals and businesses. The final deadline for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) was on August 12, 2019. Those with questions or are following up with existing loans can reach out to the SBA online or by phone.  visit: www.SBA.gov/Disaster  or call: 800-659-2955.

Alliance for Workforce Development AFWD- If your employment or business has been affected by the Camp Fire, the Alliance for Workforce Development is available to help. If you need assistance filing your unemployment insurance claim, looking for work, or want to be added to our applicant pool for employment opportunities, please visit us at one of our offices in Chico or Oroville.

Chico Locations

  • 1600 Mangrove Avenue, Suite 115 – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm Phone: 530-616-1053 (This location is being described as the Camp Fire Workforce Recovery Center
  • 500 Cohasset Road, Suite 30 – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm

Oroville Location:

  • 78 Table Mountain Blvd – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm

Chico Start Business Resources- Offering limited office space available for businesses displaced by the Camp Fire. Working with local business partners to link those with extra business space, to businesses in need of operating space. Follow @Chicostart530 on twitter for details. For more information call 530-924-5100, email – tim@chicostart.com,  go online to: https://chicostart.com/ , or visit in person at 411 Main Street, Suite 101, Chico

Valley Contractors Exchange- Offers information and resources for contractors, including building code, labor law, and networking resources. Helping contractors navigate the rebuilding regulations process. Contractors can call 530-343-1981, Mon-Friday 9am-5pm. Resource information is available online at vceonline.com

Computers for Classrooms- Opening their services to those impacted by the Camp Fire that meet income criteria. For more information about low-cost computers available, and income criteria, go online to www.computersforclassrooms.org or call 530-895-4175, available Monday-Friday from 9am – 5pm. 

Craft Emergency Relief Fund – The Craft Emergency Relief Fund, provides $3,000 grant and other assistance to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing a career threatening emergency. CERF+ staff is available during the week from 8:30am-5:00pm EST at 802.229.2306 and info@cerfplus.org to provide counseling and referrals to artists searching for emergency resources. See online here: https://cerfplus.org/news/cerf-response-to-2018-california-wildfires/

Volunteer Opportunities

FOR PEOPLE OR GROUPS WHO WANT TO VOLUNTEER: Please call 2-1-1 to learn about volunteer opportunities and also see the listing of agencies below that are recruiting volunteers. 

FOR ORGANIZATIONS THAT NEED VOLUNTEERS: If your organization wishes to post volunteer opportunities, please call 2-1-1 and provide the volunteer opportunity information.

(Event Series 08/03, 09/14, 10/05) Oroville Service Saturdays – Summer 2019 Service Saturday

Oroville Service Saturdays is seeking volunteers to participate in a clean up event of the Downtown Oroville area. Participants will work alongside business owners, community leaders and families. Volunteers will meet at the Downtown Oroville office where they will be served free donuts and assigned tasks and directions. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening/work gloves, rakes, hedge trimmers, push brooms, leaf scoops, leaf blowers, or weed eaters. This event is free and available to all. Volunteers under the age of 18 are required to have a parent of guardian present. For more information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2Yh1Wv5 or contact Downtown Oroville at (530) 552-1233.  WHEN: Saturday, August 3rd at 8 am, Saturday, September 14th at 8am and Saturday, October 5th at 8am WHERE: Downtown Oroville Office, 1360 Myers Street, Oroville     

(Event 08/17) Treetop Permaculture – Evening at the Permaculture School Garden: Fall Prep- Treetop Permaculture is seeking volunteers to assist in spreading wood chips, planting trees and perennials, building a new plant nursery, and co-learning/co-creating. Members of the local Permaculture Group will be working with volunteers at this event while teaching sustainable permaculture techniques. Drinks and snacks will be available to share. All interested volunteers are encouraged to RSVP at the following link: http://bit.ly/2H3uDkD. Treetop Permaculture recommends all participants to bring water, a hat, and work gloves. This event is free and available to all. All ages are welcome to volunteer, but children under the age of 18 are required to have a parent/guardian present. For questions and more information contact Matthew Trumm at 530-632-1864. WHEN: Saturday, August 17th, 6pm – 9pm  WHERE: Hearthstone Charter School, 2280 6th Street, Oroville

Butte County Fire Safe Council – Camp Fire Zone Project – Paradise Alliance- The Butte Fire Safe Council, in partnership with the Camp Fire Zone Project and the Paradise Alliance Church, is looking for volunteers to help with community fire safety. Volunteer work will include weed abatement and mitigation, clearing brush and setbacks, and other fire prevention work. Lead volunteers for site supervisor and site assessor will receive complete on the job training by Cal Fire, Butte Fire Safe Council, and the Paradise Alliance Church. Responsibilities will include working from 7am-12 Noon, 3-5 days a week managing a group of volunteers (approximately 12 individuals at a time). Overall time commitment needed is dependent on availability of volunteers. To sign-up or to get more information, please email campfireproject@gmail.com

Magalia Community Church – Camp Fire Survivor Resource Center- Volunteers are needed to help at the Church’s Recovery center. Work will mostly involve food prep, meal service, staffing distribution/facilities, and clean up/organization of the Church’s distribution facilities. MCC has also requested volunteers to commit to monitoring the new laundry and shower trailer to check people in and out or the laundry/shower trailer cannot open to those in need. Special volunteer projects are also available. Those interested in volunteering can reach out directly to Shell, the Church’s office manager, at 530-877-7963. Shell is available in the church office Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday from 11am-3pm. Volunteer shifts will be Monday-Saturday. 

Drop-In Volunteer to help build Tiny Homes for Camp Fire Survivors- Come out and help build Tiny Homes for Campfire Survivors. These tiny homes are built entirely through volunteers and funded through donations. No special skills or construction knowledge needed to volunteer. Volunteers of all building skill levels are welcome to drop in. Volunteers may bring their own tools, work gloves and safety glasses or use the ones supplied on site. For questions or concerns, please email: campfiretinyhomes@gmail.com or reach out through their facebook page at the following link: http://bit.ly/2ZKaEOz Those wishing to help build tiny homes can drop in Tuesday-Friday from 8:30am-3pm and Sundays from 9am-3pm at 1790 Montgomery Street, Oroville (behind the old Ford Dealership).

Oroville Hope Center – Camp Fire Relief Services- If interested in volunteering at any one of the Hope Center Camp Fire Response locations, please email Margie at Margie@orovillehopecenter.org or go online to view shifts and volunteer position locations at http://bit.ly/2I5qQ8z .Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age and able to lift 20lbs. 

Paradise Alliance Church – Camp Fire Recovery- Accepting volunteer applications for sifting teams and community events hosted at the Church. Opportunities change as events develop, if interested in applying or learning more, go online to http://bit.ly/2GZGwHo Questions can also be directed at 530-877-7069 ext. 234

Butte Humane Society Volunteer Program- Accepting volunteer applications for the Pet Food and Supply Pantry. The pantry is available to all individuals and pets who have been displaced by the Camp Fire and staffed by volunteers. Those interested in volunteering for the Pet Food and Supply Pantry must fill out the general volunteer application. This volunteer opportunity requires applicants to be 12 years or older. Volunteers who are 12-15 years old (Junior Volunteers) must have an adult present at all times who must also apply to be a volunteer and go through the orientation process with their Junior Volunteer. Volunteers who are 16-17 years old may volunteer without an adult on site, but they must have a signature from a parent/guardian on the release form found on the online application. Applicants are also required to purchase a volunteer shirt, attend a shadow shift, and participate in the online orientation. Applications are available online at the Butte Humane Society website: https://buttehumane.org/   

Habitat For Humanity- If interested in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in the various projects related to Recovery efforts, please go online to http://www.buttehabitat.org/ and select the ‘Be a Volunteer’ tab. This page details the different volunteer opportunities available through Habitat for Humanity. Certain eligibility restrictions include age limitations for certain projects (Children age 16 or 17 can work on regular work day sites as long as they have a signed waiver from their parent or guardian), and scheduling limitations, as build projects typically start at 7:45 am and end around 3 pm. For more information, and to register to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, go online to http://www.buttehabitat.org/ and select the ‘Be a Volunteer’ tab.

BadRap – Skilled Volunteer Program- BadRap is accepting volunteers 18 years and older who have specialized building skills to assist in the conversion of buses. Those with skills, such as solar power experts, construction workers, and those with other skilled construction backgrounds can reach out to Donna at BadRap through email at donna@badrap.org. The work site for this project is located in Oakland, and helpers should be aware that a willingness to travel and stay overnight is necessary to assist in bus construction. 

Legal Services of Northern California- LSNC is seeking private attorneys who live within driving distance of the Camp Fire who would like to volunteer their time to assist low income people affected by the fire.  Please contact the Pro Bono Coordinator at probono@lsnc.net for additional information. 

Butte Environmental Council- Those interested in volunteering with the Butte Environmental Council can view different volunteer positions online at http://www.becnet.org/volunteer/ . Volunteer positions include work on environmental restoration projects, event volunteers, and office volunteers. Many Camp Fire related environmental projects will be in the form of volunteer events. 

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services- Those interested in volunteering with Northern Valley Catholic Social Services with Camp Fire recovery response can contact the Chico office at 530-345-1600 and ask to speak with Sendi about volunteer opportunities. Additional volunteer information and volunteer applications for NVCSS can be found online at https://nvcss.org/apply-to-volunteer/ . Those with questions about general volunteering can contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 530-247-3372.  

Shalom Free Clinic- Please visit the clinic website for most up-to-date volunteer needs, medical volunteers are most needed at this time: shalomfreeclinic.org/volunteer/ or call 530-518-8422 for additional questions. 

Fostering Opportunities

For volunteers interested in fostering impacted animals.

Facebook Group: Camp Fire Animal Connection- http://bit.ly/2KBDwVZ

  • This closed group has been created to help those in need of temporary foster homes for their animals due to the Camp Fire directly connect with people are able to open their homes to animals in need. This is a people-to-people site where animal owners and potential foster caretakers can find one another and explore foster opportunities. Please post your foster need and your foster availability, providing as much detail as possible, so that it might lead to a helpful person-to-person connection.

Facebook Group: Camp Fire Animals Foster & Adoption- http://bit.ly/2YdLDLg

  • This is an open group on facebook for person to person pet connection. Page strictly intended for those that want to help foster or adopt a pet, and those that are in need of finding a pet temporary or permanent new housing regardless of reason. Fostering or adopting person to person is an alternative to crowded boarding at shelters and hospital.

Evacuation Orders & Warnings
EVACUATION ORDERS and WARNINGS: For current Evacuation Information, go to the following sites-

http://www.buttecounty.net
https://buttecountyrecovers.org
https://twitter.com/ButteSheriff

Prior to returning home, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure they have food, water, and fuel for their vehicles. RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED NOT TO USE GENERATORS TO POWER BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES DUE TO POTENTIAL BACKFEEDING OF ELECTRICAL LINES. SAFETY MESSAGE: Recovery and Utilities personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution.

MAPS OF EVACUATION AND REPOPULATION AREAS: 

Camp Fire Interactive Online Evacuation/Repopulation Map

Enter your address to check if you are in an evacuation or repopulation area.

Camp Fire Structure Status Map

Enter your address to check the damage status of your property.

Data is subject to change as information is gathered and verified. The icons on the map indicate the current known status of the structure. If your structure is not identified by an icon, it has not yet been identified.

Weather Alerts:

FOLLOW NEW ALERTS AND WARNINGS ON THE BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF TWITTER PAGE. https://twitter.com/ButteSheriff

Follow the National Weather Service Sacramento Twitter for important weather alerts that affect the fire burn areas.

 

ROAD INFORMATION:

BUTTE COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS 

Please check the link for updated Road conditions and Road closures within Butte County following the Camp Fire and during storm and flood events.

http://www.buttecounty.net/publicworks/Road-Conditions#hide1

Camp Fire Road Info:

PENTZ RD. – (12/6) The Pentz Rd. corridor will be open to public traffic starting at 10:00am 12/6.

The Butte Meadows route between Magalia and Chico will also be maintained (snow plowed).

The Skway is open to Paradise and Magalia. (12/15)

The B-Line bus has resumed route 41 travel on the Skyway between Magalia and Chico.

Plan for Upper Skyway in the Event of Snow – Butte County Public Works Department is on standby to provide snow removal on the Skyway above Inskip, in the event of snowfall. Typically, this section of Skyway is not maintained during the winter. However, due to extraordinary circumstances and the closure of Skyway below Magalia, Butte County Public Works will maintain this section of Skyway until the lower roadways are reopened. The snow will be plowed when appropriate, and roadways sanded as necessary to maintain the roadway surface for properly equipped vehicles. Residents that need to utilize this section of roadway should make efforts to properly prepare their vehicles for winter driving conditions. During winter driving conditions, tire chains or 4-wheel drive may be necessary, even if the roadway has been plowed and sanded.

STATE HIGHWAY ROAD CONDITIONS 

Always check and call 1 (800) 427-ROAD for highway conditions before traveling.

https://twitter.com/CaltransDist3

https://twitter.com/CHP_Chico

https://www.facebook.com/CHPChico

Missing Persons
If you are concerned about someone missing due to the Camp Fire, be sure to first check the American Red Cross Safe and Well Website: safeandwell.communityos.org

The Butte County Sheriff has activated a Missing Persons call center, open daily 8am-8pm, to take reports of missing persons in the Camp Fire. Call even if you have already reported so detectives can open a case, provide status updates, and collect additional information. Call the Missing Persons Call Center at one of the following numbers:
530-538-6570
530-538-7544
530-538-7671

Butte County Sheriff has released a list of missing persons. The list is being updated daily. http://www.buttecounty.net/Portals/24/pdf/CampFireMissingPersons.pdf?ver=2018-11-14-082238-507

FAMILY REUNIFICATION

Family Reunification by the Red Cross: (12/11) People who are trying to reunite with and locate family members displaced by the fire can contact the Red Cross Family Reunification team at the Disaster Recovery Centers in Chico and Oroville.

REPORT FOUND PERSONS

Butte County Sheriff (11/14 update) If you are on the missing persons list published by the Butte County Sheriff, or if you have reported a family member missing and that person has been FOUND, please notify the sheriff by calling the detectives at 530-538-7671, 530-538-7544, 530-538-6570.

RECOVERY AND IDENTIFICATION OF FATALITIES- Butte County Sheriff – if remains are linked to a missing persons case, family members will be able to provide a DNA sample for a match to identify the remains of the deceased. A family assistance center has been set up for those whose loved ones perished in the fire. 

School Information

Paradise Unified School District, 6696 Clark Road, Paradise / Phone: 530-872-6400

Paradise Unified School District – FAQ Sheet- Information put together by the Paradise Unified School District to answer frequently asked questions of the district here: http://bit.ly/2H3Q6d9

Paradise Unified School District – Updates for 2019-2020 School Year

  • Cedarwood students will return to their campus. 
  • Pine Ridge students will return to their campus. 
  • Paradise Elementary and Ponderosa students will attend school on the Paradise Intermediate site which will now be named Paradise Ridge Elementary School, located on Recreation Drive.
  • Paradise Intermediate 7th and 9th grade students will have their own school on the Paradise High School campus. They will have dedicated lunch times and bathroom facilities, but enjoy the benefits of having the high school program nearby. That will mean earlier access to advanced courses, mentors, athletic guidance, and career technical programs. 
  • Paradise High students will return to Paradise High School
  • Ridgeview High students will attend school in a portion of the “old” Mt. Ridge Campus. Students will have their own fenced school with seperate bathrooms, lunch, parking, and drop off and pick up. 

(Event 08/21, 08/28) Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County – Welcome to Menyuan Family Circle- The Menyuan Family Circle invites all families with children (ages 0-5) to a series of back-to-school events. These events will feature food, prizes, craft activities that will strengthen children’s motor skills, story time with parents and children, an environment that will prepare children for school, and opportunities to build social connections with other parents. These events are free and available to all. For more information contact the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County at (530) 534-7474WHEN: Wednesday, August 21st and August 28th from  6pm – 7:30pm (1940 Feather River Boulevard, Suite H, Oroville) WHERE: 1577 East Lassen Avenue, Chico and 1940 Feather River Boulevard, Suite H, Oroville 

School Registration Information

Chico Unified School District 

Preschool Student Registration- Parents interested in enrolling their child in the Preschool Program can fill out a preliminary application at the following school sites: McManus Elementary School – Room 29, Chapman Elementary School- Room 28, Citrus Elementary School -Room 12. Please make sure to bring a copy of your current month’s pay stub. If you have questions, or if you’d like to confirm eligibility, then please contact Kathleen Corbett at kcorbett@chicousd.org If you are interested in enrolling in the Preschool Program, please complete the preliminary application at the following link: http://bit.ly/309u54g and email Kathleen Corbett with the following information: Your Name, Address, Phone Number. 

Transitional Kindergarten Registration- Parents of children who qualify to attend the Transitional Kindergarten program will register their children at their neighborhood school of attendance. To enter Transitional Kindergarten, a child must turn five between September 2nd, 2019 and December 2nd, 2019. In Chico Unified School District, registration takes place beginning in early December. Your neighborhood school, CUSD website or 891-3000 ext. 137 can provide exact days/times, also check the Chico Unified School District website at www.chicousd.org. To learn more about Transitional Kindergarten call Ted Sullivan at 530-891-3000 ext. 137.

Kindergarten Registration- To enter Kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years olf on or before September 1st, 2019. Parents should register their children at the school serving their residence area (proof of residence is required). To determine the school serving your residence area, use the school locator at the following link: http://bit.ly/2YQdBkH. Parents are strongly encouraged to register on the designated dates because priority will be assigned based on the date of registration. The time of day that registration occurs will not constitute a priority. 

  • Tuesday, December 4th: Chapman and Neal Dow 
  • Wednesday,December 5th: Hooker Oak, Parkview, Rosedale and Shasta
  • Thursday, December 6th: Citrus, Emma Wilson, Little Chico Creek, and Marigold
  • Friday December 7th: McManus and Sierra View

View the 2019-20 Registration Flyer: http://bit.ly/2YP3TiK  Please note that Form 10 School of Choice applications are due by Friday, January 11, 2019 for first priority placement opportunities. You must still register at your resident school prior to submitting a Form 10.

Form 10- Chico Unified Form 10 Application: http://bit.ly/2Z8Vh5A , Hooker Oak Student Application: http://bit.ly/2YQE69N , Rosedale Two-Way Immersion Student Application: http://bit.ly/2TwRYA0 

What Is Required to Register My Child?

The following are required to register your child: 

  1. Proof of date of birth (birth certificate, birth record, passport, baptismal certificate, affidavit of the parent, guardian or custodian of the minor or other legal proof),
  2. Two forms verifying proof of residency, and
  3. Written immunization record from a physician, nurse, or health department.

Children must be immunized for MMR – measles, mumps and rubella (German measles), polio, DTaP – diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B, and Varicella (chicken pox) prior to school entry. State law requires students beginning Kindergarten have all required immunizations. Students missing immunizations will not be able to start school until these records are received.

Grades TK – 12 Registration
Aeries Internet Registration allows you to quickly start the process of registering a student for school. Information about the student such as emergency contacts, medical and language information will be collected. Upon completion, the student’s information is electronically sent to the school. To begin registering a new student use the following link: http://bit.ly/2Z6HBnQ  If you are experiencing difficulty with the AIR Registration system please contact: jmccall@chicousd.org Jennifer McCall  (530) 891-3000 Extension 20184 

Bangor Union Elementary School District

To enroll your school at Bangor Union Elementary, contact Mrs. Atcheson in the front office at 530-679-2434 ex.201

Biggs Unified School District

Registration Requirements- Required Information:

  • A valid address within the boundary of Biggs Unified School District
    Original statements required; accepted documentation includes:
  • One bill, or
  • Property tax receipt or 
  • Rental or lease agreement, or
  • One piece of correspondence from a government agency
  • General information about your student to include
  • Certified copy of birth record, or
  • Statement by the local registrar or county recorder certifying the date of birth, or
  • Baptism certificate, or
  • Passport, or
  • When none of the foregoing is obtainable, an affidavit of the parent, guardian, or custodian, or any other appropriate means of proving the child’s age
  • Parent/Guardian’s home/work phone and address
  • Name and phone number of emergency contacts
  • Name, address and district of previous school
  • Immunization records and dates

Please take the required documents to the school site office to start the process of enrolling your student(s) into Biggs Unified School District. Biggs High School: 3046 2nd Street, Biggs, CA 95917. Biggs and Richvale Elementary Schools: 300 B Street, Biggs, CA 95917

Additionally needed for Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade

  • Student’s Physical Examination for School Entry form completed by physician
  • Student’s Oral Health Assessment form completed by dental health professional

Questions? Contact: Parents/Guardians seeking more information about the registration process call (530) 868-1281

Durham Unified School District

To begin the enrollment process: 

  • Fill out the Preliminary Enrollment Contact Form at the following link: http://bit.ly/2KzVo2j 
  • You will be contacted with further information and instructions to complete enrollment.

Contact- Tina Blenn, District Secretary, tblenn@durhamunified.org 530-895-4675 ex.227

Oroville City Elementary School District

Returning Students- Parents will be required to complete this process through the District’s Aeries Parent Portal.

  • Use the following link for the instructions for completing the data confirmation process in the Aeries Parent Portal: http://bit.ly/2KyOXfG 
  • Use the following link if you have not created a parent portal account: http://bit.ly/2P09oXc   
  • If you have questions, please contact the school office between the hours of 8am – 3pm.

New Students- If your student is new to Oroville City Elementary, you need to complete a new enrollment packet. Packets are currently available at the Oroville City Elementary District office located at 2795 Yard Street from 8 to 4pm, Monday-Friday. Starting on Tuesday, August 6th, school site office staff will be available to provide packets and accept completed ones. If you need help with enrollment, email: EnrollMe@OCESD.net 

Oroville Union High School District

Palermo Union School District 

Online Enrollment 

Returning students:

New students:

Paradise Unified School District 

Aeries Online Enrollment- Enroll your students online today at the following link: http://bit.ly/2KBraMb  

Enrollment and Registration Forms- Paradise Unified School District uses the same Enrollment Form for all students attending any school within the district. To download a PDF version that you may print, fill out and take the school of your attendance area use the appropriate link below. If you are in need of an Interdistrict Agreement Form you will find an electronic version below as well. *There are additional required forms to be picked up from the school in order to register your student

  • Enrollment Form Link: http://bit.ly/2Z75c7C 
  • Interdistrict Attendance Form (Form 11 – Application and Agreement for Attendance in Another District): http://bit.ly/2N6BNbG 
  • Intradistrict Transfer Form (Form 10 – Request for Change in School Attendance in Another District): http://bit.ly/2KEga0N 
  • Oral Health Assessment Form (Children must have an oral health assessment (dental check up) by May 31st of their first year in public school). To access the Oral Health Assessment Form, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2MjyJJD and download the form under the Enrollment & Registration Forms section.
  • Report of Health Examination for School ENtry (required to enroll students in First Grade): http://bit.ly/2Z5oBpC   

Achieve Charter School 

The application process at Achieve is comprised of the following:

  • Completion of a student lottery application (please mail or submit to ACS at 1492 East Ave., Chico, CA 95926)
  • Attendance of a New Parent Orientation Meeting Completion of registration packet
  • Parent signature of school contract
  • Proof of immunizations and proof of minimum age requirements, e.g. birth certificate
  • Home Language Survey
  • Completion of Emergency Medical Information Form

Lottery applications will be accepted during a publicly advertised open enrollment period in February for enrollment in the following school year. Following the open enrollment period each year applications shall be counted to determine whether any grade level has received more applications than availability. In the event this happens, Achieve will hold a public random drawing to determine enrollment for the impacted grade level, with the exception of existing students (2nd year forward) who are guaranteed enrollment in the following school year. Enrollment preferences in the case of a public random drawing shall be allowed in accordance with school policy. At the conclusion of the public random drawing, all students who were not granted admission due to capacity shall be given the option to put their name on a wait list according to their draw in the lottery. This wait list will allow students the option of enrollment in the case of an opening during the school year. The waiting list does not carry over to the following school year. 2019-2020 Lottery Application Link: http://bit.ly/2ZeJVgM 

Blue Oak Charter School 

Enrollment- The first step required is to fill out the Student Interest Form: http://bit.ly/2N5c9UD

  • All questions regarding our current openings or waitlists, please contact our Registrar, Kellie@blueoakcharterschool.org | 530.879.7483 x. 2037 
  • Blue Oak Charter School is a free public charter school. Enrollment is open to all children in grades K-8. We endeavor to accommodate all students who apply for admission. When applications for admission exceed the number of spaces available, the school will hold a Lottery and generate a waitlist for the following school year. 
  • For a list of of Enrollment Documents, State Requirements, and enrollment FAQ’s, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2KQI0FG.

Chico Country Day School 

Admissions- Use the following link to complete an interest form to be placed on the CCDS Wait List for the 2019-2020 school year: http://bit.ly/2MkEXZI. All Interest forms that were submitted by February 22 at midnight were included in the March 1st random selection process. Please contact Stacy Ferguson at 895-2650 ext. 201 or email sferguson@chicocountryday.org with any questions.CCDS conducts our admissions process through School Mint. School Mint can also be accessed through the School Mint app available through the Apple Store / IOS or Google Play / Android. For information regarding the Admissions Process or to see additional information, use the following link: https://www.chicocountryday.org/admissions/  Contact Phone: 530-895-2650 Fax: 530-895-2646 Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 3:45pm

Children’s Community Charter School

Enrollment Information- Admission Requirements- CCCS uses an open enrollment admission policy for all California students, and does not discriminate on the basis of residency, gender, ethnic or racial background, native language, religion or political belief, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in section 422.55 of the Penal Code or any other characteristics described in Education Code Section 220. In addition, CCCS attempts to maintain a balanced grade level configuration. The number of classes per grade level depends on enrollment. Multi-grade classes may be used. CCCS will maintain its status as a tuition-free, nonsectarian public school. 

The application process is comprised of the following:

  • Parent/guardian attendance at school orientation meeting with the Principal
  • Completion of Interest form or Application

Application will be accepted during a publicly advertised open enrollment period each Spring for enrollment in the following school year. Following the open enrollment period each year applications shall be counted to determine whether any grade level has received more applications than availability. In the event that this happens, CCCS will hold a public random drawing to determine enrollment for the impacted grade level, with the exception of existing students who are guaranteed enrollment the following year. 

Admission preferences in the case of a public random drawing shall be given to the following students in the following order:

  1. Children of CCCS Staff members
  2. Siblings of CCCS students
  3. Children of CCCS Alumni
  4. Residents of the District

At the conclusion of the public random drawing, all students who were not granted admission due to capacity shall be given the option to put their name on a waiting list according to their draw in the lottery. The waiting list will allow students the option of enrollment in the case of an opening during the school year. Waiting lists will not carry over to the following school year. After admission, students will be required to submit an enrollment packet, which will include the following:

  • Student enrollment form 
  • Proof of Immunization
  • Home Language Survey
  • Completion of Emergency Medical Information Form
  • Proof of minimum age requirements, e.g. birth certificate
  • Release of records 

Core Butte Charter

Enrollment Procedure for CORE Butte – New Students- CORE Butte offers an alternative education model that requires one-on-one parent participation. Attendance at an orientation meeting for interested families is a part of the enrollment process. The enrollment process consists of this orientation and an enrollment meeting. Please follow the steps below to begin the process. If you have any questions please call 530-809-4152 ext. 110 for enrollment help. CORE Butte Charter School will not discriminate in its programs, admission policies, employment practices or all other operations as provided for in the California State Constitution, Article IX Section 8 and will not discriminate against any student on the basis of ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, disability, or any other protected class. Undocumented and non-citizen or permanent-resident parents should not fear that applying on behalf of their children or dependents will result in deportation or other immigration-related actions. If the number of pupils interested in admission exceeds the number of available openings in an area or program, enrollment, except for existing students of the school, will be determined by a random public drawing. In this event, preference in the public random drawing may be granted to existing students, siblings of current students, children of staff, and residents of the County per CORE Butte’s charter.

  • A random public drawing will be conducted on February 1st for availability spots in our high school program for the 2019-2020 school year. Results of the lottery are available in the administrative offices of the school. Step 1 – Place your Name on our Interest List We request all potential families to attend an orientation prior to enrollment. Please fill out the information requested to begin the process and to be notified about an upcoming orientation that outlines CORE Butte’s educational model. Step 2 – Start RegOnline After you have completed step 1 complete RegOnline, CORE’s student information collection system at the following link: http://bit.ly/2N4K8MN. From this link you can begin or continue REgOnline as well as send a password reset request. The process is self guided and should take about 30 minutes to complete. Please be sure to indicate the grade level your student will be entering when filling out RegOnline. If you are interested in enrolling for the next school year (rather than the current school year), please be aware that you may be asked to confirm the information provided here sometime before the school year begins.

Enrollment Procedure for CORE Butte – Returning Students- Continuing students re-enrolling should login with their previously created household account using their email and password. To complete the re-enrollment process be sure that all the red fields are filled out, update current information including: emails, mailing address, phone numbers, etc. Be sure to click on and complete each step of the process. Finally add any required signatures. When you are finished you will be able to print the confirmation page to turn in to your personalized learning teacher. Email your PLT if you have forgotten your email username and password. For more information regarding the enrollment process use the following link: http://corebutte.org/gateway.php.

Mail Services

USPS- Website with updates on open/closed service locations: www.usps.com

The following Post Offices have reopened:

  • Magalia, 14146 Skyway, CA 95954-9998
  • Stirling City, 16939 Skyway, CA 95978-9998Paradise, 6469 Clark Rd, CA 95969-9998
    • Paradise residents can pick up their mail at the Paradise Postal Office Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. Please note that Paradise mail is no longer available for pick up in Chico.

Mail in Magalia is available for pickup if customers are not home to sign for it and is brought to the postal office if the mail was not delivered. The mail is then stored at the Magalia postal office.

USPS Magalia is an available office for Magalia street delivery according to Magalia postmaster Cheryl Hacker.

Feb. 15 was the last day that free P.O. boxes were offered at both Magalia and Paradise postal offices. After the date customers have the option to pay $40 for six months for a small P.O. box.

Contact the USPS for other mail questions 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777)

Fraud

Report price gouging to 866-323-7283. See more information here: www.oag.ca.gov/consumers/pricegougingduringdisasters

Office of Inspector General- FEMA Fraud- To report instances of FEMA fraud, visit:https://www.oig.dhs.gov/hotline  and click on FEMA Fraud tab

FEMA (FRAUD) – Anyone with knowledge of fraud, waste, or abuse may call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at (866) 720-5721 or report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ftccomplaintassistant.gov. You may also send an email to DHSOIGHotline@dhs.gov.

Butte County District Attorney-To report fraud within the County of Butte, call the District Attorney Fraud Line at 1 (866) 323-7283.

Rumor Control

(06/14) California Grant Assistance for Individuals and Families (IHP and SSGP)

The Individuals and Households Program (IHP) and the California’s State Supplemental Grant Program (SSGP) are accessed through FEMA services. If individuals want to check their eligibility for IHP they may register for assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling the FEMA registration line, 1-800-621-3362. (For the speech- or hearing-impaired, the number is 1-800-462-7585). SSGP may assist with any eligible items not already addressed by the IHP. However, individuals must have applied to FEMA and maximized the IHP award in order to be eligible for SSGP. If individuals have reached the maximum IHP assistance, FEMA will automatically transmit their application to SSGP. There is no separate application process for SSGP. If individuals have questions about the State Supplemental Grant Program, they may contact SSGP at 1-800-759-6807 (or for the speech- or hearing-impaired, the TTY number is 1-800-952-8349).

(05/30) Per Town of Paradise

“There is no 1,400 sqft minimum being considered by Council on June 11th. Council will consider a minimum square footage requirement, however the options they are looking at are :

  1. Less than 800 sqft
  2. 800 sqft
  3. 900 sqft
  4. 1,000 sqft
  5. Over 1,000 sqft “

(05/14) Butte County Sheriff – Announcement 05/14

Per a press release from the Sheriff-Coroner of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Kory L Honea:

“I have recently heard rumors and concerns expressed about the Oroville Damn and it’s spillway. Give what our community has been through in the past couple of years, I wanted to provide an update on what I and my team have been doing to monitor the situation. We have been monitoring the situation and activities at the Oroville Dam throughout the reconstruction of the spillway and the emergency spillway. I personally visited the site just days prior to the last use of the spillway and then right after DWR closed the gates. I had staff present at the site during the last spill to monitor it. I have talked with DWR, Kiewit and members of the Army Corp about the new spillway and its performance. I visited the site again on Friday, May 10. I spoke to engineers and hydrology experts. I questioned them about their ability to manage the inflow. Based upon all that, I don’t believe there is a current imminent threat. If I come to believe there is a problem that puts the safety of our community in imminent danger I will not hesitate to alert people.” – Kory L. Honea

(07/01) Red Cross Phase 3 Financial Assistance : FALSE

There have been a few social media posts regarding a phase three of Red Cross Financial Assistance. At this time this is incorrect information, as Red Cross has not communicated a Phase Three Financial Assistance program available for Camp Fire survivors.

(02/12) PG&E Phone Scam- PG&E customers are reporting phone scams with calls that show PG&E on the caller ID 1-800-743-5000. Or, the caller may falsely claim to represent the company. PG&E WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. For more information, see link: https://twitter.com/PGE4Me/status/1065711547417284608