Camp Fire Information

Camp Fire – 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. 

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Relief and Recovery resources are emerging daily and information is changing rapidly.

Call or text 2-1-1 for information on disaster resources to help evacuees and survivors of the Camp Fire.

  • Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 to be connected with live help 24/7.
  • Opt into the CAMPFIRE textline to receive update messages on the Camp Fire and information on disaster resources. Text CAMPFIRE to 898211.

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 05/25) Magalia Pines Recovery Family Fun Day-Magalia Pines Recovery Center in association with the Christian Motorcyclists Association will be hosting a Family Fun Day event featuring balloons, face painting, motorcycles, games, craft activities, gift bags for the children and more. This event is free and open to all. For more information contact Duane at 530-228-2870 or Sue at 707-301-1259. WHEN: Saturday, May 25th from 10am-2pm WHERE: Magalia Pines Recovery Center, 14098 Skyway, Magalia

(Event 05/25, 05/26) Feather Falls Casino & Lodge Renaissance Faire- The Feather Falls Renaissance Fair will consist of two days of entertainment including historical re-enactments, music, dancing, armored fighting demonstrations, archery, juggling, storytelling, belly dancing, fairies, mermaids, pirates and their ships, vikings and their ship, Danse Macabre, a fire breathing dragon, a giant rocking horse, elite artisan vendors, craft beer, mead, among other activities. Admission to the event is free. For more information, contact Feather Falls Casino & Lodge at (530)533-3885. WHEN: Saturday, May 25th from 10am-6pm, Sunday, May 26th from 10am-5pm WHERE: Feather Falls Casino and Lodge, 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville   

(Event 05/26) Books for Butte Spring Giveaway Meetup- Book giveaway for those impacted by the Camp Fire. Browsing will be available from a wide selection of donated books. Please bring your own bag. Photo ID or some form of proof of residency in an impacted area will be required. Those browsing on another’s behalf will still need to provide either a copy or actual ID of the person they are browsing for. Event will begin at 11 am and close promptly at 4pm, the host site asks that those attending respect the close time so that the event can be properly cleaned up. Please register online before attending to assist with planning, through the following link: http://bit.ly/2TPmO9D WHEN: Sunday, May 26th from 11am-4pm WHERE: Pleasant Valley Recreation Center, 2320 North Avenue, Chico

(Event 05/27) Magalia Community Church Line Dancing Classes- Every Monday night in May, Magalia Community Church will be offering free line dancing classes for exercise and stress relief. Classes are free but donations are welcomed.WHEN: Monday, May 27th from 6pm-7:30pm WHERE: Magalia Community Church, 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia

(Event 05/28) Feather River Health Center Community Health Needs Assessment Focus Group- Enloe Medical Center, Adventist Health, Orchard Hospital and Butte County Public Health are partnering to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment, in an effort to understand the health needs of the community. A general public session and a Camp Fire Displaced session will be offered. Refreshments will be available. These events are free and available to all. Use the following link to RSVP for the general public session: http://bit.ly/2Hvonl6 Use the following link to RSVP for the Camp Fire Displaced Session: http://bit.ly/2VKHhOE WHEN:Tuesday, May 28th General Public Session from 3pm-4:30pm, Camp Fire Displaced Session from 5:30pm–7pm WHERE: Feather River Health Center, Lower Level Conference Room, 5125 Skyway, Paradise

(Event Series 06/29, 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 WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 1pm-5pm and Saturday, Aug 31st, from 1pm-5pm WHERE: Chico Public Library, 1108 Sherman Way, Chico

(Event 05/30) Visualization and Energy Tools with Gayle Kimball P.h.D- Gayle Kimball, Ph.D. is hosting a free event to help people understand the power of visualization and a few other energy tools we can use for health and wellness.Gayle has received extensive training and education in the health and energy arts in subjects ranging from clairvoyant training, Barbara Brennan techniques, acupressure emotional clearing, electro-crystal training, Reiki 3 master, and more. In an effort to make this meetup more interactive and personal Gayle asks if you can write down (to keep it anonymous) a personal stressful event or stress trigger and she’ll describe the visualizations (and other energy tools) in the context of your personal event or trigger to bring to the workshop. To register for this event use the following link: https://bit.ly/2KHL1LE WHEN: Thursday, May 30th from 6pm-7pm WHERE: The Specific Chiropractic Centers, 1281 East Ave., Ste 100, Chico

(Event 06/01) Paradise Rock the Ridge- Hope Church Paradise is holding their annual Rock the Ridge faith based music festival to raise funds for Chico Meals on Wheels. Admission to the event is free and open to all ages. There will be a free BBQ lunch, raffle, bouncy house, and live music. Donations for Chico Meals on Wheels, which serves Chico and the Ridge, will be accepted during the event. WHEN: Saturday, June 1st from 3pm-9pm WHERE: Chico City Plaza

(Event 06/01) Gold Country Casino Resort Paradise Chocolate Fest- Gold Country Casino Resort is hosting the 14th annual Paradise Chocolate Festival. General admission fee is $5.00 per person. Children ages 4 and under will be given free admission. Admission includes free chocolate samples, chocolate pie and ice cream eating contests, kidz-zone bounce house and super slide, carnival games, crafts and prizes, musical concerts and demonstrations and raffle prizes. Highlights of the Fest include a chocolate cuisine challenge; chocolate pie eating and cookie stacking contests; Art on the Green; All About Books; Green Scene Outdoor Classroom; a musical tribute to Paradise; wine & beer tasting tent; Paradise/Butte Strong Community booths and more. A Pancake Breakfast will also be available for $5.00 at 8am – 11am. The Chocolate Fest will provide free parking and a free Park and Ride Shuttle. For more information call (530)342-4896. To purchase tickets in advance, use the following link: https://bit.ly/2JwfY3s WHEN: Saturday, June 1st from 9am-5pm WHERE: Gold Country Casino Resort, 4020 Olive Hwy, Oroville

(Event 06/01) Butte Diaper Bank June Distribution Day- 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. WHEN: Saturday June 1st from 9am-11am WHERE: 1166 Esplanade #2, Chico

(Event 06/01) Lord’s Gym Kids Mud Run- The Lord’s Gym Kids Mud Run is a free 1-mile mud obstacle race for kids ages 4-12 held in Oroville to raise money for local charities. The race course is under a mile long with 20+ obstacles involving climbing, crawling, and running. The race is split into heats with three age groups, ages 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with a longer, tougher race for older children and a shorter race for younger kids. This is a free event open to everyone. There will be food, inflatables and carnival-style attractions available from 9am – 3pm at an extra cost. All children participating must register online by May 29th. For more information regarding the race or to register children use the following link: https://bit.ly/2GI3K4P WHEN: Saturday, June 1st from 9am-3pm WHERE: 3556 Oro Bangor Hwy, Oroville

(Event 06/07) Camp Fire Mural Series, “Beauty from Ashes” Art Exhibition- Artist, Shane Grammer and Photographer, Terence Duffy will host a fundraiser art exhibition to benefit local artists and survivors of the Camp Fire at the Northern California Museum of Art. Murals painted by Grammer and photographs by Duffy, will be sold to benefit the Museum of Northern California Museum of Art’s Summer School for trauma victims of the Camp Fire and ongoing programs at Paradise Arts Center. The event will include presentations from survivors, local officials, survivor updates, victim memorials, a live painting experience by artist Shane Grammer, photo ops with the artist and photographer, poster and canvas painting raffles, as well as posters and art pieces for purchase. This event requires the purchase of a ticket ($100 for the VIP Event, $25 for the Main Event). Ridge Residents will be given FREE entry if they can provide proof of residence in the form of a California Driver’s License illustrating an impacted address . For more information about this event or to purchase a ticket use the following link: https://bit.ly/2ZDMgiH WHEN: Friday, June 7th, 2019, VIP reception 5pm-6:30 pm, doors open to the public from 6:30pm-10pm WHERE: The Museum of Northern California Art, 900 Esplanade, Chico

(Event 06/08) Bryan’s Bricks Grand Opening- Bryan’s Bricks LEGO store is celebrating their new larger location; in the same building as previously but now in suite A. The opening event will have free activities, free food and drink, giveaways and reduced prices on select LEGO sets.WHEN: Saturday, June 8th from 12pm-5pm WHERE: 932 W 8th Ave, Suite A, Chico

(Event 06/10) Legal Services of Northern California Fair Housing and Tenant Rights Clinic- Legal Services of Northern California will be presenting a free workshop for tenants which will include information on fair housing laws and the reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification process. A free lunch will be provided. This workshop will be presented by Cory Turner and sponsored by the City of Chico and the Butte Regional office of Legal Services of Northern California. For more information, contact Legal Services of Northern California at 530-345-9491. WHEN: Monday, June 10th from 12pm (Noon)-2pm.WHERE: 1395 Ridgewood Drive, Chico

(Event 06/13) Oroville Association of Realtors Oroville 20-20, No Place Like Home- A public presentation regarding growth and development and moving forward with sustainability in the Oroville area. Speakers will include County Supervisor Bill Connelly, Oroville Mayor Chuck Reynolds, and the Executive Director of the Local Government Committee Kate Meis. Tickets to the event are $15, and can be purchased at the Oroville Association of Realtors at 2120 Robinson Street, #A, Oroville. More information is available by phone at 530-533-9112. The event will include a meal and drinks.WHEN: Thursday, June 13th. Doors open at 5pm, panel begins at 6pm WHERE: Oroville Inn, 2066 Bird Street, Downtown Oroville

(Event 06/22, 06/23) Heartstrings Counseling Mental Health Weekend- Providing free counseling including group, EMDR, brainspotting and self care workshops. Individuals must RSVP to participate in this event. Call 916-676-7405 to register. This event is free and open to all. WHEN: Saturday, June 22nd from 10am-5pm and Sunday, June 23rd from 12pm-4pm WHERE: Pursuit Christian Church, 2295 Foothill Blvd, Oroville  

(Event 06/29) The Salvation Army- Chico Corps Grand Opening Weekend- A weekend celebration for the grand opening of the Chico Salvation Army Community Center, which will host the Family Services and Education Office, the Youth Enrichment Program, Senior Programs, Emergency Disaster Services, and Sustainable Recovery Programs.On Saturday there will be a community open house, with food, petting zoo, bounce house, and facility tours. There will also be a dodgeball tournament that will serve as a fundraiser for upcoming children’s camps. For information on Dodgeball Tournament sponsorship forms, visit: http://bit.ly/2ZtPPYs WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 10am-1pm WHERE: 567 East 16th Street, Chico

(Event 06/29, 06/30) Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce – Home Builders Resource Expo- The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce and other producing partners are hosting a Home Builders Resource Expo. Learn about the building process, permitting, timelines, resources for insurance and lending. Classes/Educational Sessions will be available as well as exhibitors, local building officials, CalOES, Paradise Irrigation District and others. Learn more about the Zone Captain Program and alternative building techniques from manufactured to modular, stick-built to concrete and more. Food Trucks and Children’s Play Area will also be available. This event is open to all and attendee registration is free. Use the following link to register: https://bit.ly/2YlL81o WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 10am-4pm and Sunday, June 30th from 10am-4pm WHERE: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair Street, Chico

(Event 08/03, 08/03 – REGISTRATION 08/02)California Care Force Free Healthcare Services Clinic-Providing dental, vision, and medical services for free at a two-day clinic. All services are free, proof of insurance is NOT required, neither is proof of employment, income, residency, immigration status, or an ID. Wristbands will be provided for next-day services at 9:30 AM on Friday (August 2nd) and Saturday (August 3rd). Veterans do NOT need to come the day before, as there will be a specific, priority line for veterans the morning of each clinic. All patients are asked to bring any prescription medication, appropriate clothing, food, and water.WHEN: Registration at 9:30 AM, Friday August 2nd. Clinic Days, Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 4th starting at 9:30 AM WHERE: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico 2357 Fair Street, Chico

Mental Health Services & Wellness

(Event 05/30) Visualization and Energy Tools with Gayle Kimball P.h.D- Gayle Kimball, Ph.D. is hosting a free event to help people understand the power of visualization and a few other energy tools we can use for health and wellness.Gayle has received extensive training and education in the health and energy arts in subjects ranging from clairvoyant training, Barbara Brennan techniques, acupressure emotional clearing, electro-crystal training, Reiki 3 master, and more. In an effort to make this meetup more interactive and personal Gayle asks if you can write down (to keep it anonymous) a personal stressful event or stress trigger and she’ll describe the visualizations (and other energy tools) in the context of your personal event or trigger to bring to the workshop. To register for this event use the following link: https://bit.ly/2KHL1LE.WHEN: Thursday, May 30th from 6pm-7pm WHERE: The Specific Chiropractic Centers, 1281 East Ave., Ste 100, Chico

(Event 06/22, 06/23) Heartstrings Counseling Mental Health Weekend- Providing free counseling including group, EMDR, brainspotting and self care workshops. Individuals must RSVP to participate in this event. Call 916-676-7405 to register. This event is free and open to all. WHEN: Saturday, June 22nd from 10am-5pm and Sunday, June 23rd from 12pm-4pm WHERE: Pursuit Christian Church, 2295 Foothill Blvd, Oroville  

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

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.

Kaiser Permanente Free Phone Mental Health Counseling-Offering free counseling support to Fire survivors including brief advice and single-session counseling support. These services are accessed over the phone, but there is an intake process. Call Kaiser at 707-571-3778, and after selecting desired language, select option 3, and then option 2 to be connected to a live staff member. When reaching a live person, express an interest in the free counseling offered to Butte County Fire Survivors, the Kaiser representative will then fill out a brief intake form, including name, date of birth, address, and phone. After completing the form, phone counseling sessions will be scheduled.

Gridley Community Counseling/Pastoral Care- Offering individual counseling and pastoral services for those impacted by the fire and have relocated to the Gridley area. Photo ID and FEMA/Insurance paperwork will be required to show proof of impact. Those interested in counseling or pastoral services can either drop in or arrange an appointment by calling Mary at 530-218-3125, if leaving a message please be sure to include your name, contact number, and the reason for calling.  Hours: Tuesday Evenings from 5pm-7pm. Location: Gridley Distribution Center: 893 Hazel Street, Gridley.

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.

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

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. Chico Women’s Club, 592 E 3rd St (3rd and Pine), Chico

Chico Center for Spiritual Living- Provides emotional support services, mindfulness practices as well as youth and family activities. Holds bimonthly, alternative health services for families affected by the Camp Fire, offering a space for those interested in spiritual wellness, prayer, holistic healing, and meditation.  Also offers children’s activities in the form of movies, hiking, and outdoor experiences. The Center for Spiritual Living is an open and inclusive center, open to people of all races, sexual orientations, economic statuses, and backgrounds. Available over the phone at 530-895-8395, phone line available Monday through Thursday from 10am-2pm, please call before visiting the center, located at 14 Hillary Lane, Chico. More information online at http://cslchico.org.

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.

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/

Paradise Hope Center / Previously CCURE Paradise Recovery Center-  Paradise Nazarene Church, which is now the Paradise Hope Center is set up as drop in site for residents of the Paradise ridge communities to access planning services, counseling, spiritual care, comfort, and to receive basic supplies such as water, some food, protective gear, etc. Also offering potable water for refilling water bottles, portable water tanks, and trailer/Rvs. Location is open for people to drop in Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm.  Phone:(530)-327-7486 Located at Paradise Hope Center (previously Paradise Nazarene Church), 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic.

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 4pm-6pm, 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

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service – NVCSS mental health and wellness programs offer services aimed at improving overall well-being for community members through a variety of programs. Services include counseling services, which has a staff of licensed clinicians: licensed marriage, family and child therapists, licensed clinical social workers; as well as supervised interns. A full range of services are provided, including: individual psychotherapy for children and adults; family and couples counseling; school-based therapy for children; and treatment for dual diagnoses. Sliding fee scale based on income and family size, and Medi-Cal accepted for children.

  • Chico: 530-345-1600, located at 10 Independence Circle, Chico, CA  (Open Mon-Friday 8am-5pm)
  • Oroville: 530-538-8221, located at 2185 Baldwin Avenue, Oroville, CA (Open Mon-Friday 8:30 am-5pm)

Northern California Trauma Recovery Network – A group of volunteer EMDR Therapy therapists (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) who provide 4-5 sessions free of charge for those directly affected by the Camp Fire (including first responders) until August 2019. Services may be arranged either online or over the phone, although the group requests that only those who cannot access the website use their phone line. To arrange EMDR sessions:

  • Go online to norcal-emdr-trn.weebly.com , and under ‘For Help in Your Region’ click the sub-heading ‘Chico/Redding.’ Complete the contact form, including details about your situation in the message portion. Those who complete the form will be contacted to arrange therapy sessions with an appropriate therapist.
  • For those who cannot access the website, call 530-891-6767. You will speak with an intake doctor, who will gather your information and assign a therapist. If a voicemail box is reached, please leave a detailed message including your full name, contact information, and verbal permission to contact you back for EMDR services.
  • This program will be available for Camp Fire Survivors until August 2019.Please note: Sessions will be arranged on a first come, first serve basis. The network is only serving Camp Fire survivors (and first responders) in the Chico/Redding region at this time.

BetterHelp National Crisis Line Information-Better Help Counseling maintains a directory of crisis lines that are operated nationally. This directory can be found online: www.betterhelp.com/gethelpnow/

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

The Friendship Line- Both an accredited crisis line and a warmline specialized in caring conversation for older adults (ages 60+). Call 800-971-0016 to connect with a trained volunteer who specializes in offering a caring ear and friendly conversation with older adults. Available 24/7.

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.

Butte County Behavioral Health Access/Crisis Line is available 24/7  for those in crisis that need to speak with a counselor over the phone. Call 800.334.6622 or 530.891.2810. Walk-In Crisis Services are available 8am-11pm 7 days a week for in person crisis evaluations. Crisis services are located at 560 Cohasset Road in Chico.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a–year, 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 https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

For Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text TalkWithUs to 66746, Use your preferred relay service to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990, TTY 1-800-846-8517

California Hope Helpline, 530-966-7382.  Provides support for the physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral event reactions to natural disasters and connects you with mental health professionals.

Northern Valley Talk Line is 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.  855-582-5554

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Anyone thinking about suicide can call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for help. Or for those who prefer to text, the crisis text line can be reached by texting HOME to 741741 . Available 24/7.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association –Helping Children and Youth Cope, Talking Tips- Online document: https://bit.ly/2FM0hEj 

Help Kids Cope- A free mobile app designed to help 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

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.

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

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

Other mental health and wellness resources in Butte and Glenn counties can be found by using these 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 Health
Crisis Intervention/Counseling/Mental Health- (Click on a category below to see available services.)

HelpCentral.org- www.MentalHealth4Youth.net – services for children and youth ages 0-18- Search for services filtering by age, location, payment type, language.

Financial Assistance

(Event Series 06/29, 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 WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 1pm-5pm and Saturday, Aug 31st from 1pm-5pm WHERE: Chico Public Library, 1108 Sherman Way, Chico

Community Action Agency of Butte County – Disaster Recovery Housing Assistance- Offering assistance with short term rental assistance (maximum of three months), one time security deposit assistance, or relocation assistance. Rental assistance can be used for room rental, apartment/home rent, or RV/Mobile park rental space. Case managers will work with clients to determine the monetary need up to the limits established by the fund. Eligibility requirements:

  • Households who lost their housing and/or their source of income due to the Camp Fire
  • Who are able to provide proof of income, or lack of income through bank statements, paystubs, etc.
  • That can provide ID and Social Security Cards for all household members
  • Meet the following income maximums per household: (top row indicates number of individuals per household:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
  • Those eligible can request an application packet from Keith Derry at kderry@buttecaa.com  or by phone at 530-712-2600 extension 856.

The Salvation Army-The Salvation Army has transitioned its Early Recovery Program to a Long-Term Recovery program to support for Camp Fire survivors. New clients seeking assistance or returning clients, who have no prior appointments scheduled will not be able to access the Early Recovery Assistance Casework program, and instead will be referred to call 2-1-1.  The Long Term Recovery program is in development. During the long-term recovery stage, The Salvation Army will work with other agencies to provide assistance to survivors and move them into the long term recovery process. Financial assistance through this program will be accessed through a Case Management program.

Dollar Energy Grant Department REACH program- granthelp@dollarenergy.org or calling 1-800-375-1388. The REACH program can now provide financial support for those customers whose homes were destroyed in the 2017 and 2018 Wildfires. Customers who are “red tagged” (someone who lost their home in the wild fire) can receive up to $600 from the REACH program to pay for their current utility bill or to set-up a new service.

  • Customer who are requesting REACH funds in order to pay current energy bill or to be used to start a new service.
  • Previous REACH assistance within the last 18 months will not affect eligibility within this special assistance period through November 2019
  • All documentation required would be a utility bill in the name of the individual whose home was destroyed, letter from PG+E sent to “Red Tag” customers, to complete the REACH application. No other documentation requirements for families will be required. However, if customers do not have copies of bills or need further assistance, they can call the 800-743-5000 line and speak with a dedicated PG+E Customer Service Representative.

The following Counties are eligible for this assistance:

  • Impacted counties by the October 2017 Northern California Wildfires are: Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Plumas, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yuba.
  • Impacted county by the June 2018 Pawnee Wildfire is: Lake
  • Impacted counties by the July 2018 Carr and Mendocino Complex Fires are: Shasta, Trinity, Colusa, Lake, and Mendocino
  • Impacted counties by the November 2018 Camp Fire is: Butte
  • PG+E Customer Service Line: 1-800-743-5000

Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC)- As of March 5th, the DRC/LAC in Chico at the old Sears building has transitioned into a Disaster Loan Outreach Center and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5:30pm. The center is staffed by the Small Business Administration, and will be focused on Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications, processing documents for all disaster loans, and signing loan closing documents. The deadline for physical disaster loans was February 15th, but survivors with extenuating circumstances may be able to submit letters explaining their delay in application and still apply for SBA loans. The deadline for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is August 12, 2019. Address: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 12341 Floral Avenue, Chico. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5:30pm.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)- NEW LOCATION ON 03/12- Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC)- Address: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue, Chico- Providing disaster loans. Deadline was February 15th, with the exception of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), which is as follows:

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL): Working capital loans to help small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits. These loans are designed to assist through the disaster period. *Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications due by August 12, 2019.) To be eligible for EIDL assistance, small businesses or private non-profit organizations must have sustained economic injury as a result of the declared disaster and be located in a disaster declared county or contiguous county. An EIDL can help you meet necessary financial obligations that your business or private, non-profit organization could have met had the disaster not occurred. It provides relief from economic injury caused directly by the disaster and permits you to maintain a reasonable working capital position during the period affected by the disaster. The EIDL extended deadline is August 12th.

  • Please note that the payment deferment period has been extended to 12 months, so the first payment for a loan will not be due for 12 months.
  • To apply for assistance, go online to  www.SBA.gov/Disaster   or   disasterloan.sba.gov/ela   or visit the DLOC (Disaster Loan Outreach Center). For further questions, please call 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.

WIC (Women Infants Children)- The Chico, Oroville, and Orland WIC offices can help those seeking reissuing of checks. 530.891.2767, Chico at 2491 Carmichael Dr Suite 400, Oroville at 82 Table Mountain Blvd. 95965. Orland at 127 East Walker Street. No ID required.  Evacuees can call or go to the office.

Insurance Claims Advocacy

  • United Policyholders- A nonprofit group providing help navigating homeowners insurance and claims, advocates for rights of insured property and homeowners, answers individuals questions and hosts seminars based on community questions and concerns. All services available online at: www.uphelp.org   The following program has been developed by United Policyholders for those impacted by the Camp Fire: Roadmap to Recovery program  (Shortlink: https://bit.ly/2FWZ3XJ
  • 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, 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.
Basic Needs, Clothing & Supplies

Clothing & Supplies 

The Salvation Army-The Salvation Army now requires a referral form submitted by a case management agency for Camp Fire survivors to access Salvation Army disaster relief services (gas, vehicle replacement or repairs, rental assistance, furniture)

Oroville Hope Center-The Camp Fire related programs currently offered by the Oroville Hope Center are in transition. Survivors in immediate need of supplies can visit the Hope Center location in Paradise. However, the Camp Fire Hotline operated by the Hope Center is now closed. For more information about this transition and the programs being developed, please call the Camp Fire Hubb office at 530-854-4969 (available Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm), if leaving a message, please include name and contact information to receive a call back. Paradise Hope Center: Located at what was previously the Nazarene Church at 311 Circlewood Drive, Paradise, available by phone at 530-327-7486 Monday-Saturday from 9 am-4 pm. The center is functioning as a distribution center and is NOT offering any form of financial assistance

The following distribution sites will be supplied by the Hope Center. 

  • CCORE Center Nazarene Church Skyway and Neal Road, Paradise
  • First Baptist Church 6500 Clark Road, Paradise
  • Magalia Pines Baptist Church  14098 Skyway, Magalia
  • Magalia Community Church (In the parking lot) 13700 Skyway, Magalia
  • Pines Ave Hardware (Concow) 11300 A Miller Flat Road, Oroville

Paradise Elks Lodge – Free Donations To Camp Fire Survivors-The Paradise Elks Lodge is offering free donations to Camp Fire Survivors including: clothing, some furniture, bathroom supplies, kitchen appliances, bedding and more. All Camp Fire survivors are welcome to attend. Please note that proof of residency is required to receive donations. Distribution occurs at 10am – 2pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for the month of May only. Donations will be distributed at 1080 Ewald, Paradise. For more information please send a facebook message to Paradise Elks Lodge at the following link: http://bit.ly/2QeD6EE         

Starfish Foundation-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.  

Pines Ave Hardware (Concow)-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 daily from 10am-5pm for Concow and Yankee Hill area residents.

Gridley Community–Distribution Center-Open to those impacted by the Camp Fire (please bring 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. Survivors may access this resource once a week. Located at 893 Hazel Street in Gridley and is available Tuesdays from 10am-2pm & 5-7 pm, and Thursdays from 1pm-4pm. If individuals are new to the Gridley area and have questions, they can contact the Gridley Chamber of Commerce at 530-846-3142.

Magalia Community Church-Offering supplies and food to those impacted by the fire in the Magalia and Paradise areas. 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 Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954. Tent Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10 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 counseling offered in the community/fellowship hall’s library on Thursdays from 11am-3pm. Pastors are also available to talk, and provide mental health relief. Please call the church ahead for supply availability at 530-877-7963. Located at: 13700 Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954

The Mansion House (Barn) (Concow and Yankee Hill)-Supplies available to those in need, supplies based off of daily donations and vary, but may include clothing, cleaning supplies, small household items, fresh fruit and vegetables, and canned goods. Located at 12004 Concow Road, Yankee Hill (in front of the Mansion), open Monday through Friday from 12pm-3pm. First come first serve while supplies last, sign in required upon arrival. Contact Kim: 915-929-0091 for any questions.

The MADIA Project Offering 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

Paradise Hope Center / Previously CCURE – Paradise Recovery Center – Paradise Nazarene Church- Offering relief and disaster clean up supplies to those in need, and planning services. Supplies available are based on daily donations but include buckets, rubber gloves, sponges, masks, spray bottles, scrub brushes, garbage bags, bleach, cleanser, and soap. Bottled water, warm meals, and snacks are also available. Also offering restroom facilities and potable water for refilling water bottles, portable water tanks, and trailer/RVs. Located at 311 Circlewood Drive, Paradise (corner of Skyway and Neal Road) Open: Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm.

Furniture

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

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.     

Paradise Elks Lodge – Free Donations To Camp Fire Survivors-The Paradise Elks Lodge is offering free donations to Camp Fire Survivors including: clothing, some furniture, bathroom supplies, kitchen appliances, bedding and more. All Camp Fire survivors are welcome to attend. Please note that proof of residency is required to receive donations. Distribution occurs at 10am – 2pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for the month of May only. Donations will be distributed at 1080 Ewald, Paradise. For more information please send a facebook message to Paradise Elks Lodge at the following link: http://bit.ly/2QeD6EE        

Magalia Community Church-Offering supplies and food to those impacted by the fire in the Magalia and Paradise areas. 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 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 Located at: 13700 Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954

Fire Angels Network – 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 at https://bit.ly/2ZtaV9B. Connect with the network online either through their website at:https://fireangelsnetwork.org/ or through their facebook page at www.facebook.com/FireAngelsNetwork/ or their furniture fb page https://www.facebook.com/groups/570394943460043/

Fire Angels Network – Furniture Request Form-A separate intake form provided by the Fire Angels Network that attempts to match donations of furniture to those in need of certain items. Intake form found here: http://bit.ly/2UPN1X0

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 fire. Queen, full, and twin sizes available. Distribution of mattresses is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6pm-7:30pm at the LDS Church. The Church is located at  2430 Marisposa Ave. Please be prepared to show photo ID illustrating impacted area. Call or text Kim at 530-828-4883 to ensure appropriate size availability. If leaving a message, please make sure to leave your name, reason for calling, and the best contact number for a return call.

Living Spaces Revive- Offering a new free mattress and a free foundation 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.

Chico Furniture Direct 4 U-Offering discounts on bedding and furniture for those impacted by the fire. Must be able to present ID illustrating impacted address, or a bill with a listed address to receive discount. Discounts – Sofa Sets start at $599; Bedroom Sets -$399, Twin Mattress Sets Start at $119; Full Sets Start at $155; Queen Sets Start at $175; King/Cal King Sets Start at $275.Sofa/Love Sets start at $599; Sectionals $799; Bedroom Sets – $399;  Dining Sets – $249. Pickup or delivery available. Call Chico Furniture Direct 4 U at phone:(530) 965-2826 to set up an appointment to meet at the distribution center, located at 629 Entler Ave #1, Chico. Hours: daily from 10am-6pm, please call in advance to arrange a time to meet.

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. Link to group:http://bit.ly/2VZaMZb

Hygiene/Showers/Laundry

  • Oroville Rescue Mission- Camp Fire Survivors (and anyone in need) can use showers beginning at 4:30 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 Pines Recovery Center (Magalia Pines Baptist Church) – Offering shower facilities from 1pm-4pm Monday – Saturday. Showers are based on a sign-in process. Please bring your own towel if possible.  All are welcome. Located at 14098 Skyway, Magalia, CA. Showers: 1pm-4pm.Phone: 530-873-9448 (option 1 for the office)
  • Butte College Cosmetology and Barbering – Offering a choice of service. Displaced individuals can bring ID with an impacted address and receive one of these services free:
    • Haircut, Shampoo, and Style
    • Shampoo and Set
    • Basic Manicure

    Call 530-895-2202 to schedule an appointment. Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-3pm. Address: 2201 Pillsbury Road, Suite 170, Chico.

  • Tehama Family Fitness Center-Offering 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
Food & Meals

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 locations and times:

  • In OROVILLE: At Jordan Crossings Ministry, 2250 5th Avenue, WHEN: 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 11am-1pm.
  • In CHICO: At the Butte College Chico Campus, 2320 Forest Avenue. WHEN: 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 11am-1pm.

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.

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 Elks Lodge – Free Donations To Camp Fire Survivors-The Paradise Elks Lodge is offering free donations to Camp Fire Survivors including: clothing, some furniture, bathroom supplies, kitchen appliances, bedding and more. All Camp Fire survivors are welcome to attend. Please note that proof of residency is required to receive donations. Distribution occurs at 10am – 2pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for the month of May only. Donations will be distributed at 1080 Ewald, Paradise. For more information please send a facebook message to Paradise Elks Lodge at the following link: http://bit.ly/2QeD6EE         

First Christian Church of Paradise Free Groceries-The First Christian Church of Paradise is offering free groceries for Camp Fire survivors, or anyone in need. Food distribution occurs every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturday morning of each month.  All are welcome. Food distribution will depend on family size. No ID or paperwork is necessary. Located at 5738 Pentz Rd, Paradise. Hours: 11 am to 1 pm.

Chico Salvation Army – Emergency Food Pantry-Emergency food baskets are available to qualifying low-income families. Please bring proof of identification, proof of income, and proof of residence for each member of the household. Please note that service application is provided at one location, and food distribution is provided at a separate location by appointment. Location: 1280 East 9th Street, Chico. Please note the specific eligibility requirements for each day below:   

  • For those with no transportation: On Wednesday, from 2pm-4pm, emergency food is provided to those in need with no transportation. ‘No Transportation’ is defined as those on foot, bike, or utilizing the bus for transportation. This service is provided at the East 9th Street location.
  • For those that do have transportation: On Thursday, from 1pm-3pm, food is provided for those in need that do have transportation.Those in need with transportation will register at the East 9th location (from 1pm-3pm) for an appointment for food pick-up at the warehouse location on Contractors Lane.
  • Both the Wednesday and Thursday program require applicants to be low income with emergency food needs, demonstrated by proof of identification, proof of income, and proof of residence for each member of the household.
  • For Camp Fire Survivors (in need of emergency food):On Friday, from 1pm-4pm, Camp Fire survivors in need of emergency food can register at the East 9th location for an appointment for food pick up at the warehouse location on Contractors Lane. To access this program, identification, and proof of the impacted address will be required.

Paradise Alliance Church- Coffee in the Courtyard- Offering free coffee, pastries, and wifi to the Ridge community every Monday-Thursday from 7 am – 10am. 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.

CalFresh-Replacement benefits for those that lost food in the fire can visit the following locations for replacement. Chico: 2445 Carmichael Drive, 95928. Oroville: 78 Table Mountain Blvd. 95965 or online at www.getcalfresh.org.

Calfresh Outreach Line: 530-345-9749

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 benefits is available at many local produce booths. Ongoing, Thursday evenings from April-September from 6pm-9pm in downtown Chico on Broadway

Community Action Agency – North State Food Bank Distribution Schedule – 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. Food distribution schedule below:

DATE City Location Time
05/07 Gridley Guardian Building, 200 East Spruce Street 10:30 am – 11:30 am
05/08 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-12pm

11am-1pm

05/16 Biggs

Willows

Elk Creek

Stonyford

Berry Creek

Magalia

Bangor

Stirling City

Paradise

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 Church, 13700 Skyway

Bangor Community Church, 7419 Oro Bangor Hwy

Community Hall, 17044 Old Skyway

Magalia Community Center, 13700 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-10am

9am-11am

10am-Noon

9am- 1pm

9am-10am

05/17 Orland First Lutheran Church, 19 Colusa Street 9am-11am
05/18 Hamilton City Evangelical Church, 490 Los Robles 8am- 11am
05/22 Thermalito

Oroville

Maxwell

New Life Church, 10th and Grand

Hope Center, 1950 Kitrick Ave, Bldg A

Veterans Hall, 250 Oak Street

7:30am-10am

8:30am-10:30am

10am-Noon

05/23 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.

Magalia Pines Recovery Center (Magalia Pines Baptist Church) – Offering bottled water and hot meals, twice a day. All are welcome. Additionally, IDCM is at one of the tents in the Church parking lot offering information and referral services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am-2pm. Located at 14098 Skyway, Magalia, CA. General Hours: 8 am – 4pm, Monday-Saturday. Phone: 530-873-9448 (option 1 for the office).

The Mansion House (Barn) (Concow and Yankee Hill)- Supplies available to those in need, supplies based off of daily donations and vary, but may include clothing, cleaning supplies, small household items, fresh fruit and vegetables, and canned goods. Located at 12004 Concow Road, Yankee Hill (in front of the Mansion), open Monday through Friday from 12pm-3pm. First come first serve while supplies last, sign in required upon arrival. Contact Kim: 915-929-0091 for any questions.

Gridley Community Distribution Center-Open to those impacted by the Camp Fire (please bring 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. Survivors may access this resource once a week.Located at 893 Hazel Street in Gridley and is available Tuesdays from 10am-2pm and 5-7pm, and Thursdays from 1pm-4pm. If individuals are new to the Gridley area and have questions, they can contact the Gridley Chamber of Commerce at 530-846-3142.

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. Food distribution will take place in a warehouse at the following address: 760 Stafford Way, Yuba City.

Paradise Hope Center / Previously CCURE – Paradise Recovery Center –  Paradise Nazarene Church is set up as drop in site for residents of the Paradise ridge communities to access planning services, counseling, spiritual care, comfort, and to receive basic supplies such as water, some food, protective gear, etc. Restroom facilities are available. Also offering potable water for refilling water bottles, portable water tanks, and trailer/Rvs. Location is open for people to drop in Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm.  Phone:(530)-327-7486. Located at Paradise Nazarene Church, 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic.

Magalia Community Church-Offering supplies and food to those impacted by the fire in the Magalia and Paradise areas. 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 Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954.

  • Tent Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10 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 counseling offered in the community/fellowship hall’s library on Thursdays from 11am-3pm. Pastors are also available to talk, and provide mental health relief. Please call the church ahead for supply availability at 530-877-7963 Located at: 13700 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

Transportation Assistance
If you need help evacuating, call 911.

B-LINE BUS SERVICE TO PARADISE AND MAGALIA IS FULLY RESTORED. FOR ROUTES AND SCHEDULES, PLEASE CALL 2-1-1.

B-Line Paratransit and regular fixed route transit services are available.

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

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/.

Lyft Rides– Call 2-1-1 during our day hours, M-F: 7:30am – 6:00pm and Sat: 9:00am-4:00pm if you have transportation needs for appointments, accessing relief and recovery resources, employment, relocation, etc.

Gas Cards- Cal 2-1-1 for information on the providers currently offering gas cards

Medical Transportation

Project Hope Butte County will assist anyone going through chemo with transportation for acquiring medications, call 530-433-4131

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

Child Care/Children's Activities

(Event 05/25) Magalia Pines Recovery Family Fun Day-Magalia Pines Recovery Center in association with the Christian Motorcyclists Association will be hosting a Family Fun Day event featuring balloons, face painting, motorcycles, games, craft activities, gift bags for the children and more. This event is free and open to all. For more information contact Duane at 530-228-2870 or Sue at 707-301-1259. WHEN: Saturday, May 25th from 10am-2pm WHERE: Magalia Pines Recovery Center, 14098 Skyway, Magalia

(Event 05/30) 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. WHEN: Thursday evenings from April-September from 6pm-9pmWHERE:Downtown Chico

(Event 06/01) Oroville Kiwanis Club Fishing Derby for Kids-The Oroville Kiwanis Club is hosting the 22nd annual Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs, fishing derby for kids. There will be a trout and catfish fishing pond for fishers under the age of 6, but children up to age 13 can attend the event at no cost. Free photos will be provided with caught fish and a free pancake breakfast will be available for children ages 13 and under. Bait will be provided, and no outside bait will be allowed during the event. Parents, grandparents, and guardians are encouraged to attend, and all children must have at least one legal guardian present.WHEN: Saturday, June 1st from 7am- 12pm WHERE: Bedrock Park, 1101 5th Avenue, Oroville

(Event 06/01) Lord’s Gym Kids Mud Run-The Lord’s Gym Kids Mud Run is a free 1-mile mud obstacle race for kids ages 4-12 held in Oroville to raise money for local charities. The race course is under a mile long with 20+ obstacles involving climbing, crawling, and running. The race is split into heats with three age groups, ages 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with a longer, tougher race for older children and a shorter race for younger kids. This is a free event open to everyone. There will be food, inflatables and carnival-style attractions available from 9am – 3pm at an extra cost. All children participating must register online by May 29th. For more information regarding the race or to register children use the following link: https://bit.ly/2GI3K4P. WHEN: Saturday, June 1st (9am – 3pm) WHERE: 3556 Oro Bangor Hwy, Oroville CA

(Event 06/08) Bryan’s Bricks Grand Opening- Bryan’s Bricks LEGO store is celebrating their new larger location; in the same building as previously but now in suite A. The opening event will have free activities, free food and drink, giveaways and reduced prices on select LEGO sets.WHEN: Saturday, June 8th from 12pm-5pm WHERE: 932 W 8th Ave, Suite A, Chico

(Event 06/29) Paradise Veteran’s Group Christmas In June-The Paradise Veterans Group is hosting a free toy giveaway for children impacted by the Camp Fire (Paradise, Magalia, Stirling City and Inskip). This event is for children ages 3-10 years old. Activities include: a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a bounce house, games, entertainment, hot dogs and drinks, and Claude the Dragon. Christmas in June is a free family event open to all.WHEN: Wednesday June 29th, 9am-3pm WHERE: Veterans Memorial Hall, 6550 Skyway, Paradise    

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: http://bit.ly/2whhGh4

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

Feather River Cinemas Kids Summer Film Festival- Feather River Cinemas is hosting a summer film festival for children beginning on Thursday, June 13th and ending on Thursday, August 1st. $1.00 per person, per show. Doors open at 9:30am and movies begin at 10am. Snack Bar will be open during all shows. All movies will be available in Sensory Friendly format. Feather River Cinemas is located at 2690 Feather River Boulevard. For more information about the festival or to view the film festival schedule use the following link: http://frcmovies.com/1-kid-shows/

The Paradise Ridge Chamber Party in the Park Music & Marketplace- The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Town of Paradise, is hosting an ongoing weekly summer celebration of community and commerce. This 8-week event series features produce, craft, commercial and non-profit vendors, live bands, and intermission acts featuring dance, youth groups and demonstrations. Ongoing, every Wednesday evening from June-July at 5:30pm – 8:15pm in Paradise Community Park, Pearson and Black Olive, Paradise.

Youth for Change Strengthening Families- Offering activities (see calendar below) and concrete supports for families with children ages 0-5 (including pregnant moms). By appointment, the strengthening families program can offer concrete supports such as food cards, gas vouchers, and 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 concrete supports. 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)

M.O.N.C.A. Museum of Northern California Art Visual Art and Literacy Program- Offering a summer day camp for students grades second through fifth that will emphasis literacy and the visual and performing arts. The camp will incorporate storytelling, book-making, and puppetry/theater, visiting artists will present to campers and the camp will end in a culminating exhibition for the public. This camp is offered at no cost to Camp Fire Survivors (Parent or guardian will need to show photo ID illustrating impacted address) and $250.00 per camper for those not impacted by the Camp Fire. The camp will take place at the Museum of Northern California Art at 900 Esplanade, Chico. Those interested in registering for the camp can do so by phone or email at 530-487-7272 / contact@monca.org .

Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley Camp Jamoa- The Boys and Girls Club is offering a Summer camp for children ages 6-14 from the Paradise and Magalia area. The Summer Day Camp is a full service program, offering breakfast, lunch, and a snack daily, that will run from 7:30 am-5:30 pm Monday thru Friday, from June 10th to August 9th, 2019 at Pine Ridge School in Magalia. Weekly Fees are $25 a week, and membership fees for the Boys and Girls Club which will be waived for eligible families that are Camp Fire survivors. All campers must be or become a Boys and Girls Club member, to register for the Camp and/or for membership, please call 215-514-7837 or email the program coordinator at shipes@bgcnv.org. Membership applications can be downloaded online at www.bgcnv.org .  

California Waterfowl Association Camp Fire Scholarship- The California Waterfowl Association is offering Camp Sprig scholarships for youths who were affected by the Camp Fire. This scholarship covers all Camp Sprig registration fees and tuition (if selected). Camps eligible for scholarships include Level 1 Camps (Level 1 is for youths who have not completed hunter education), Level 2 camps and Level 3 Camps (for youths who have already attended a Level 2 Camp). Camp Sprig scholarships will be issued from the Camp Fire Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are available to youths ages 10 – 17 who were affected by the Camp Fire. Application deadline is May 10, 2019. Scholarship winners will be notified by May 15th. Camp activities/amenities include: Hunter education, shooting instruction, archery instruction, hunting skills instruction, camp activities, lodging, meals and snacks, Camp T-shirt, backpack, hat, duck calls, and a one year membership in CWA. For additional information regarding the camps or to fill out the Camp Fire Application use the following link: https://bit.ly/2IH6oeh     

Camp Wild Heart-Self-directed (campers choose their own activities and projects) Summer Day Camp focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) based activities open from June 3rd to August 22nd, 2019 (12 weeks), Monday – Thursday from 9:30am-4:30pm. Camp is open to children ages 4 years and 9 months to 13 years. Free breakfast and lunch provided by Chico’s Summer Nutrition Program from June 10th to August 8th. Scholarships of $500 off camp prices for families impacted by the Camp Fire are available, and families potentially interested are encouraged to secure camp spots by registering for camp as scholarships are distributed. Clarifications: $500 off is per camper (may use $500 each for each sibling). Limited to the first 50 campers. Must show FEMA ID as proof of status. May be used with no additional costs when used with the $500 package or as a partial payment when choosing more camp days. Coupon code is available when registering online.For more information about the Camp and pricing packages/scholarships, go online to www.campwildheartchico.com or call 530-809-4638, or email ThriveChico@live.com

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology Summer Camp 2019- Offering a summer day camp designed for children ages 5-11, involving hands-on activities using drama, science, music, cooking, and art to learn about world cultures and people. The camp will go from July 8th through August 1st, 2019 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Session costs are $115 each session, $105 before May 15th. Camp Fire survivors who may be interested in the Camp but are concerned about the cost of camp can reach out to the Museum Curator Adrienne to discuss potential options. The Museum can be reached at 530-898-5397 or by email at anthromuseum@csuchico.edu.

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 CA 95973 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. 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

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. Located at: 325 Main St, Chico. Phone: 530-809-1492

Chico Salvation Army Family Fun Night- Free 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.

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

The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp- Offering a summer day camp for children ages 6-12 from June 10th to August 2nd. Depending on granted scholarships, costs for the camp start as low as $25 a week, but are offered at no cost to Camp Fire survivors. The camp will be held Monday-Friday from 9am – 4:30pm. Weekly themes include animals, sports, and science. For questions or to get more information, contact Ryan at 530-235-6499. Applications are available online: http://bit.ly/2ICYra5

Salvation Army – Camp Del Oro (Residential Camp)- The Salvation Army is holding a children’s summer camp at Camp Del Oro in Nevada City, CA. Children ages 7-17 that are impacted by the Camp Fire can apply for a full scholarship for the Camp. All children are welcome to register for the camp, while space is available. Space is limited and parents are encouraged to register their children early. Please note that this is a faith-based camp. Children will be encouraged to participate in chapel/prayer. Camp begins on July 17th until the 22nd. Camp Del Oro is located at 20864 Rector Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959. Call (530) 251-782 to register. For more information about Camp Del Oro, use the following link: https://www.campdeloro.org/ Kids and teens attending the camp will have the opportunity to zipline, participate in archery, swimming, sports, hiking, kayaking, arts and crafts, campfires, a carnival, and more. Campers must bring the following: Clothing for 7 days, sleeping bag/pillow, towels & swimsuit (one-piece for the ladies), toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, current medications in their prescribed bottles, and insect repellent/sunscreen. Please do not bring the following: expensive clothing, cell phones, tablets/video games, skateboards/scooters, jewelry, money, food or candy of any kind

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

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. Website:www.sesamestreetincommunities.org.

Help Kids Cope Free Mobile App for Parents- 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 at:https://bit.ly/2WcnHav

Kidspark- Free childcare registration for fire evacuees, parents must present their ID with an impacted address. Childcare times and prices vary, please call or go online for more information. Phone:530-894-6800 website: www.kidspark.com/chico/ Located at: 2477 Forest Avenue, Chico

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/

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 homeownership 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, must be a first time home buyer, 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: http://bit.ly/2Hmiiax or email: mmojica@chiphousing.org or call: 530-891-6931 (Monday-Thursday from 8 am- 4:30 pm).

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.”

Community Action Agency of Butte County – Disaster Recovery Housing Assistance- Offering assistance with short term rental assistance (for a maximum of three months), one time security deposit assistance, or relocation assistance. Rental assistance can be used for room rental, apartment/home rent, or RV/Mobile park rental space. Case managers will work with clients to determine the monetary need up to the limits established by the fund. Those eligible can request an application packet from Keith Derry at kderry@buttecaa.com  or by phone at 530-712-2600 extension 856. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Households who lost their housing and/or their source of income due to the Camp Fire
  • Who are able to provide proof of income, or lack of income through bank statements, paystubs, etc.
  • That can provide ID and Social Security Cards for all household members
  • And meet the following income maximums per household: (top row indicates number of individuals per household:

        1 

        2         3         4         5         6           7            8
   $12,490       $16,910       $21,330       $25,750       $30,170       $34,590       $39,010         $43,430  

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

-FEMA, Assistance to Individuals and Households-Individuals and Households (IHP): Provides financial help or direct services to those who have necessary expenses and serious needs if they are unable to meet the needs through other means. Website: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/24945

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/

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

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.

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. Costs covered are for the cost of the room and taxes, any other expenses are not included. Instructions will be provided by FEMA how to reserve a room: call 1-800-621-3362 or go to: http://www.femaevachotels.com/ For further questions, please see this online fact-sheet: https://bit.ly/2KUu90W

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

Passages-For older adults who are seeking skilled nursing or residential care facilities can call Passages Adult Resource Center at 530-898-5923.

OVERNIGHT EMERGENCY SHELTERS

Torres Shelter-Must register to stay overnight at the shelter. Check-In from 4:30pm-6pm for new and 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. 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. Women’s Shelter : 530-533-0351 Men’s Shelter: 530- 534-9541

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

Rebuilding & Housing Construction

(Event 06/10) Legal Services of Northern California Fair Housing and Tenant Rights Clinic- Legal Services of Northern California will be presenting a free workshop for tenants which will include information on fair housing laws and the reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification process. A free lunch will be provided. This workshop will be presented by Cory Turner and sponsored by the City of Chico and the Butte Regional office of Legal Services of Northern California. For more information, contact Legal Services of Northern California at 530-345-9491.WHEN: Monday, June 10th from 12pm (Noon)-2pm. WHERE: 1395 Ridgewood Drive, Chico

(Event 06/13) Oroville Association of Realtors Oroville 20-20, No Place Like Home-A public presentation regarding growth and development and moving forward with sustainability in the Oroville area. Speakers will include County Supervisor Bill Connelly, Oroville Mayor Chuck Reynolds, and the Executive Director of the Local Government Committee Kate Meis. Tickets to the event are $15, and can be purchased at the Oroville Association of Realtors at 2120 Robinson Street, #A, Oroville. More information is available by phone at 530-533-9112. The event will include a meal and drinks. WHEN: Thursday, June 13th. Doors open at 5pm, panel begins at 6pm. WHERE: Oroville Inn, 2066 Bird Street, Downtown Oroville

(Event Series 06/29, 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 WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 1pm-5pm and Saturday, Aug 31st from 1pm-5pm WHERE: Chico Public Library, 1108 Sherman Way, 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. 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 Shortlink Captain(s) Contact
ZONE 1 Paradise http://bit.ly/2V6rfds Jessica Bennett

Stacey Dulbecco

jslavon@yahoo.com
staceydulbecco@sbclobal.net530-230-7904
ZONE 2 Paradise http://bit.ly/2U6lAHS Julie Jenks

Ammie Gilson

Jessica Weedon

jajenks2007@gmail.com

530-636-0744

nosligca@yahoo.com

sewcrazymamajess@gmail.com   

ZONE 3 Paradise http://bit.ly/2UqlLgV Jenna Murray

Colleen Connor

jennalynnmurray@gmail.com

530-816-2204

ccinparadise@sbcglobal.net

530-228-8718

ZONE 4 Paradise http://bit.ly/2OATNt8 Angela Alford

Georgia Hagler

Sara Donahue

angela.alford@sbcglobal.net

530-828–3311

530-518-9631

530-520-5439

ZONE 5 Paradise http://bit.ly/2FIxvlw Kyla Awalt

Jessie Thompson

kylaawalt@hotmail.com

530-966-4963

Jessielynnthompson907@gmail.com

ZONE 6 Paradise http://bit.ly/2FLp89T Lupita El Rancho

Winston Colgan

Michelle and Phil Avery

530-519-7339

Winstoncolgan@gmail.com

530-519-3558

averysimaging@hotmail.com

530-413-3667

ZONE 7 Paradise http://bit.ly/2U5PqfR Mieka Hull

Meagann Buzzard

md_hull@hotmail.com

530-520-7924

meagannetchison@yahoo.com

530-513-2520

ZONE 8 Paradise http://bit.ly/2UhWMMr Diana Siler diana4innovation@gmail.com

530-228-4016

ZONE 9 Paradise http://bit.ly/2V53B18 Mishawn and Brandon Delgado

Crystal Hutchison

Luke Bellefeuille

custommadecrossfit@gmail.com

530-680-6556

crystal_brooke1@yahoo.com

530-680-3232

530-514-5853

ZONE 10 Paradise http://bit.ly/2Oyxswj Holly Fisher

Carrie Stratton

hollyfish85@gmail.com

530-518-9896

britesmile427@yahoo.com

530-966-6902

ZONE 11 Paradise

 

http://bit.ly/2U6zkme Carrie Fritsch carrie.zone11@gmail.com
ZONE 12 Paradise

 

http://bit.ly/2HNHlW (Captain needed. Contact Kayla Awalt Zone 5)
ZONE 13 Paradise

 

http://bit.ly/2uwPKFj Heidi Magneson

Mary Bellefeuille

ziggie070@gmail.com

530-864-8256

mary.bzone13@gmail.com

530-228-5913

ZONE 14 Paradise

 

http://bit.ly/2FGZMbN Anna Reynolds Anna.reynolds21@mail.com

 

Lower Pentz Zone http://bit.ly/2W4TBJ4 Mike Richards

Janice Bill

mike.richards@c21selectgroup.com

530-864-9192

530-720-5287

Lower Neal Zone http://bit.ly/2LL5902 Mishawn Delgado custommadecrossfit@gmail.com

530-680-6556

Lower Skyway Zone http://bit.ly/2YvBjhz Shuree Wesley Shureewesley@icloud.com

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 TBA
Stirling Zone TBA
South Pines Zone http://bit.ly/2Q6wXdN Patti Samons

Gina Giannini

patti.southpines@gmail.com

530-966-8962

Gina-G-@live.com

530-815-4501

North Firhaven Zone http://bit.ly/2Yx2LM6 Rachel Copeland rachel@530agent.com

530-783-9191

South Coutolenc Zone http://bit.ly/2vW7U3T Rebecca Appel Rsteigner@yahoo.com

530-413-3444

South Firhaven Zone http://bit.ly/2W75KNm Dori Regalia Dori.regalia@c21selectgroup.com

707-292-2211

North Pines Zone http://bit.ly/30iJMq7
Powellton Zone TBA
Carnegie/Colter Zone http://bit.ly/2W0tcvX
North Coutolenc Zone http://bit.ly/2HiTNL6
Lovelock Zone TBA
Old Magalia Zone http://bit.ly/2vZHv5g

 

Vehicles/RVs - Camping & Overnight Parking

Butte County – Chico Temporary Housing Ordinance-Information on new housing ordinance for the city of Chico. City of Chico can be contacted by phone Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm at 530-896-7200. 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.

Butte County-Oroville Temporary Housing Ordinance- Information on new housing ordinance for the city of Oroville. Oroville City Council can be contacted by phone Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm at 530-538-2535. 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.

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)

MOTORHOMES / RVs :

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. Family Intake Form: http://bit.ly/2Ge3U3x

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).

MLU Services – MHU/Trailer/RV maintenance phone line. If you need repairs on a FEMA provided temporary housing unit/trailer, please call the maintenance line at 888-211-0338. Please be patient, as wait times are lengthy.

Adopt a Family Trailer Info : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1091545481013192/about/ Information 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.

(05/22) 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. www.shastacascade.com/places-to-stay or http://bit.ly/2Qi1d5m

(05/15) OPEN AVAILABILITY – 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

(05/14) OPEN AVAILABILITY – Little Bear RV Park- $39-50/day with full hookups (weekly spaces also available) 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 following number: 530-836-2774 or use 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

(05/13) 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 call the following number: (530) 365-6402 or email INFO@SACRAMENTORIVERRVRESORT.COM  Park amenities: Showers/restrooms, and laundry facilitiesAddress: 6596 Riverland Drive, Redding Contact: (530) 365-6402 Hours: 9am – 5pm everyday   

(05/13) 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

(05/13) OPEN AVAILABILITY (8 SPACES) – Redding RV Park-$42.50/day (weekly spaces available) all sites are equipped for 20/30/50 amp service and full hookups. Please note that this park is not offering long term stay at this time. For more general information or to reserve a space call the following number: (530) 241-0707 or email rdgrvpk@juno.com. Park Amenities: Restroom and showers, laundry facilities, free cable channels, wifi, pet walk, swimming pool, and convenience store. Address: 11075 Campers Court, Redding Contact: (530) 241-0707 Hours: 9am – 5m everyday

(05/13) OPEN AVAILABILITY – JGW RV Park-$49/day (with credit card),$44/day (with cash). If RV is larger than 38 feet, another $10 dollars will be added to the fee. Offering full hookups. Please note that this park is not offering long term stay at this time, several days maximum. For more general information or to reserve a space call the following number:(530) 365-7965 Park Amenities: WIFI, Restroom and laundry facilities on site, and pet area Address: 6612 Riverland Drive, Redding Contact: (530) 365-7965 Hours: 8:30am – 5pm everyday   

(05/08) (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 call (530) 258-3376 or apply online https://bit.ly/2JxpjaW .Utilities: Electricity and water Address: 541 Catfish Beach Road, Chester Phone: (530) 258-3376

(05/13) (1 space available) The Outpost Restaurant and Bar – RV Community (located in Butte Meadows)-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. 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).

(05/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY) (15 spaces available) 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. 12468 La Porte Road, Clipper Mills, CA  95930. (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. We are located 1 hour and 15 minutes from Chico, 1 hour from Marysville/Yuba, 45 minutes from Oroville and 15 minutes from Brownsville. We also have clean on-site laundry and showers/bathrooms for men and women that are handicapped accessible. RV spaces rent  are $400 per month, $150 per week or $35 per day.Contact for more information: Pamela (775) 247-8668 (9am-6pm, Mon-Fri.) Park office at (530) 675-9313. Email: quailridgeresort@gmail.com Website: quailridgerv.com

(05/03)(FULL/AT CAPACITY/NO WAITLIST) PLEASE SEE REQUIREMENTS – NO LONGER OFFERING RESOURCES- Kelseyville RV Park-Only accepting applications for larger, double-wide, new RV vehicles. A picture of the vehicle to prove upkeep and proper maintenance, as well as a credit report will be required to submit an application for a space at the park. Longer stays are available to an applicant that meets the vehicle/credit requirements. For more information, call 707-279-4955. Hours: Friday-Tuesday, 9am-12pm, closed for lunch,1pm-4pm Address: 4355 Montezuma Way, Kelseyville, CA 95451

(04/19) FULL/ AT CAPACITY, Not offering waitlist) OROVILLE / FEATHER FALLS CASINO KOA (12/10) BOOKED All Year. Reserve: 800-562-5079, Info: 530-533-9020 Address: 3 Alverda Dr, 1 Feather Falls Blvd Oroville, CA 95966 RV Sites Check-in: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

(04/19) (FULL/AT CAPACITY/NO WAITLIST) – Yosemite Pines RV Park-No waitlist, spaces will be available on a  first come, first served basis. 20450 Old Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321 Offering discounted RV sites for Camp Fire Survivors. Call for more information: 209-962-7690, Open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

(05/03) 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, CA 95965. phone:530-533-8679

(05/03 FULL/ AT CAPACITY) River Reflections RV Resort and Campground- Address 4360 Pacific Heights Road, Oroville, CA 95965 phone:(530) 533-1995 Email for informationinformation@riverreflectionsrvpark.com Email for reservationsreservations@riverreflectionsrvpark.com.

(04/24 OPEN AVAILABILITY)-Woodson Bridge RV Park- Corning (accepting calls)Contact: 530-839-2151 or Email Us: wbrvpark@aol.com Address: 5433 South Avenue, Corning CA   

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

(05/03 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

(05/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY) – Susanville Village RV Park-$325/month, weekly and daily fees available. Waiving deposit fees for evacuees, rent for spaces will be due. Full water/waste hookups available. No on site bathrooms or laundry facilities. If unable to connect through phone call, please leave a message with your contact information stating interest in Susanville Village RV Park. Address: 702-715 Johnstonville Road, Susanville, CA 96130 Phone: 530-250-3695 For more information regarding fees please call or email GuestServices@SusanvilleRVPark.com

(04/19) OPEN AVAILABILITY (60 spaces available) – 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, Ca 96137 Phone: 530-256-2589 (contact: Mark) Website: https://rvparklassen.com/ Email: Mark@mhcenter.com

(05/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY (limited for May and June) – Pioneer RV Park- $550/month plus electricity. Rate includes up to 2 adults (weekly/daily rates available on website) Park amenities: 2 restrooms and laundry availableUtilities: Full hookups, power, water, sewer, and basic wifi. Address: 1326 Pioneer Road, Quincy, CA 95971 Phone: (530) 283-0769 (Contact: Wes & Diane Sanders) Email form available on website: http://pioneerrvpark.com/contact/

(05/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY (5 spaces available) (5 days maximum) MT. LASSEN / SHINGLETOWN KOA-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 sace 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, CA 95815. Phone: 916 922-4429 (Hours: 8am-4pm everyday)

(05/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY (65 spaces available)Yreka RV Park-$595/month including electric (daily/weekly 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)

(05/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY (6 SPACES)River’s Edge RV Park-$450/month plus electric. (More info related to rates/fees/application available over the phone or on website: http://rer.mhrvpark.com/ ) Full hookups. 2006 or newer RVs preferred. Older RVs 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)

(04/22) OPEN AVAILABILITY (5-7 SPACES)Campers Inn RV Park-$600/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)

(04/25) 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 reduced 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

HipCamp is connecting those with camping space with those in need of shelter space. More information is available on their website: https://bit.ly/2rveOuP

CAMPERS / RV or TRUCK DUMPING:

(05/03) River Reflections RV, Park and Campground: RV’s, trucks or Campers can dump for $10.00 Location: 4360 Pacific Heights Rd. Oroville (right off Highway 70 on the West side, get off on Pacific Heights Rd.) Pay at the Office, the office personnel will indicate the dump site. Contact 530-533-1995 for more information.

(04/15) Loafer Creek: RV’s, trucks or Campers can dump for $8.00 Location: Loafer Creek Rd, off Hwy 162, Oroville, CA 95966. It is on the SE side of Lake Oroville. Phone: 530-538-2217 – 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.

Repopulation & Re-Entry to Property

For return home information, residents can use the online interactive map and search by their address. The map shows the repopulation areas. Note: There is a delay before the map reflects the most recent evacuation information, check the date for the last update of the map.   

Link: Camp Fire Interactive Online Evacuation/Repopulation Map

Also check status of property and structures with this online map:Camp Fire Structure Status Map- Enter your address to see property damage assessment.

Advisory for re-entry: Residents need to be aware that the areas being repopulated have very limited services. Prior to returning home, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure they have food, bottled 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.

Butte County Public Health Advisory- Please see this information on health and safety information for returning to the fire area (only when affected areas are re-opened to residents) : https://tinyurl.com/campfirereturninghome

  • Hazardous Fire Debris
  • Protective Clothing Needed
  • Property Clean up Cautions
  • Tree Damage Hazards
  • Food Safety

Re-entry Health and Safety Information Packet for residents returning to properties- https://storage.googleapis.com/proudcity/buttecountycarecovers/uploads/2018/11/Re-EntryHealthSafetyInfo.pdf

Re-Entry Safety Kits -Please use these items to minimize exposure to toxic materials. Full body Tyvek suit, Rubber gloves, N-95 mask, Hazard Advisory & Health and Safety Precautions issued by Butte County. Once your visit is complete, discard items your items in a plastic bag and take to hazardous waste disposal site.

Re-entry and sifting supplies may be available at these locations–Both locations are open for people to drop in 7 days, 8am-5pm.

  • Paradise Evangelical Free Church on Pentz Rd., 5095 Pentz Rd., Paradise
  • Paradise Nazarene Church, 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic

Re-entry safety gear can also be purchased online from Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2PqExOt

Protective gear may also be available at local grocery and hardware stores.

N95 masks: please call to check if masks are in stock:

Chico:

FoodMaxx – 530-894-1050                        Raley’s Notre Dame – 530-895-0933

Safeway Mangrove – 530-895-6300          Winco Foods 530-345-7899

Colliers Hardware – Has stocked their smoke masks, address is 105 Broadway Street, Chico, CA 95928. Call to ensure they are still in stock, 530-342-0195. Variety of face masks available for purchase, limited quantity of free sifting supplies available for Camp Fire survivors.

  • Chico:
    • Home Depot in Chico – Address: 2580 Notre Dame Blvd., has various face masks for SALE, open until 9pm. Call to ensure they are in stock, 530-342-0477.
    • Lowe’s in Chico, 2350 Forest Ave.,  N-95 and other styles for sale, call first to ensure they are in stock, 530-895-5130, open until 9pm.
  • Durham:
    • Dollar General – 530-715-2316
    • Durham County Market – 530-342-9337
  • Gridley:
    • Safeway – 530-846-3762
    • Dollar General – 530-456-6263
  • Oroville:
    • Dollar General – 530-403-5103
    • Oroville Rescue Mission – 530-534-9541
    • Collin and Denny Market – 530-533-3414

For information on Property Occupancy Placard Information, Tree Markings, Utilities Markings, please visit ButteCountyRecovers.org If any citizen requires verification, please contact Town Hall offices 530-872-6291.

For Standing Structures in the Burn Area, per Butte County Recovers – See list of resources that may assist homeowners and business owners with standing structures to assess and test for exposure to fire impacted property. This is not a list of vendors for fire debris removal. https://storage.googleapis.com/proudcity/buttecountycarecovers/uploads/2018/12/VendorLisStructureExposure.pdf

Property Clean Up and Debris Removal

Private Clean Up Resources

  • Collier’s Hardware –Evacuees of the fire may pick up free sifters from Collier’s Hardware in Chico at 105 Broadway Street while supplies last. Please call ahead to check availability. ID is encouraged. Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm. 530-342-0195

Utilities

Comcast – Customer Service/Account Information Line: 855-275-2281; free wifi hotspots are established (12/6)

PG&E – Customer Service Line: 1-800-743-5000- Billing has been cancelled for now; red tagged properties will have a $0 bill. Billing support and financial relief will be made available- call the customer service line for more information. More information is coming on the restoration of services. PG&E hopes to have electric service restored to the area by the end of this year and the gas service restored by the end of March 2019.

  • PG&E Information from Butte County Recovers:
  • Restoring Gas and Electric Power to Affected Areas PG&E will restore those customers who can safely receive service as quickly as possible. To obtain an update on restoration of service visit pge.com/fireresponse or call 1-800-743-5000. Damaged structures can only receive service after repairs or rebuilding is complete and the County or Town building inspector or representative has signed off.
  • Rebuilding Resources It is important to contact PG&E as early as possible if you plan to repair or rebuild. Submit an application for temporary rebuilding power and for subsequent permanent power at pge.com/cco or by contacting PG&E at 1-877-743-7782. Be sure to indicate on your application that your request for service is due to the Camp Fire.

PG&E Camp Fire Rebuild Mobile Help Center- Drop in locations for information about starting gas or electric services when rebuilding home or business. Questions can also be directed by email to rebuild@pge.com (average response is within 24 hours).  

Paradise Location:

  • Paradise Town Hall, 5555 Skyway Road, Paradise
  • Open every Tuesday from 10am-2pm (Starting May 7th, 2019)

Oroville Location:

  • County Development Services Department, 7 County Center Drive, Oroville
  • Open every Thursday:from 10am-2pm (Starting May 2nd, 2019)

PG&E Camp Fire Rebuild: Key Customer Contacts

General questions (not rebuild specific)

  •  1-800-743-5000

General Rebuild Questions

  • 1-800-473-5000
  • email: rebuild@pge.com

Wood Debris

  • 1-888-421-1700
  • email: wildfiresafety@pge.com

Starting Service

  • 1-877-743-7782
  • email: rebuild@pge.com

Community Wildfire Safety Program

  • 1-866-743-6589

Advanced Energy Rebuild (Energy Efficiency)

  • email: rebuild@pge.com

Claims

  • 415-973-4548
  • email: lawclaims@pge.com

Trash/Recycling

  • Northern Recycling & Waste Services: Please note that company services are limited as the business was located in Paradise. Those with waste service questions and concerns served by the company are encouraged to email their questions to: customerservice@northernrecycling.biz or call 530-876-3340 and leave a message (the phones are currently backlogged at this time).   http://northernrecycling.biz/Emergency%20Response.htm
  • Waste Management of Butte County (updated 11/23): Customer Service Line: (866) 825-7190 or cssacramento@wm.com
  • The Neal Road Recycling & Waste Facility Hours: Mon-Sun 7-4. NO HAZARDOUS WASTES ARE ACCEPTED. For more info on landfill operations, visit recyclebutte.net
    • (01/2) UPDATE: Starting January 7, the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility will accept debris from burned structures with a certificate from Butte County Environmental Health.
    • Environmental Health will verify Phase I (hazardous waste) is complete, and that your property does not have any burned structures greater than 120 square feet.As a reminder: Property owners with burned structures larger than 120 square feet cannot remove any fire debris at this time. Fire debris can only be removed by the Government Program or by a qualified contractor in accordance with the Alternative Program. Disturbing any portion of the ash footprint from burned structures may disqualify you from the Government Program. Learn more about both programs online, www.buttecountyrecovers.org/debrisremoval.If you have no damaged structures on your property, you can drop off miscellaneous non-structural, burned items from around your property without any certificate.

Phone

  • AT&T- wireless service has been restored to the entire impacted area; technicians are working to restore other service.
  • California LifeLine Cell Phone Program : Consumers of the California LifeLine Cell Phone program who were affected by the fires and are in need of a new device will need to contact their service providers for a new cell phone. If unsure of their service provider, visit the LifeLine website and search the providers in your individual zip code: www.californialifeline.com/en/provider_search

Water Service

  • Paradise Irrigation District -PID (updated 1/8): Please note: The district has restored service to Clark, Skyway, and Pentz for town facilities. Residents should drink bottled water. Service requests and questions: go to pidwater.com and use the email contact form which is the quickest way to make contact. Individuals with questions or concerns can also call the district (530) 877-4971 or (530) 342-3101. Please be aware that the line is closed Friday-Sunday.  ^Please note, PID is not affiliated with the Town of Paradise.
  • (01/8) Paradise Irrigation District Health 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,
    • and 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).

    Important updates on water quality testing, water advisories for PID customers, processes regarding your meter and service, as well as important steps to take once we turn the system back on, can all be found at:

    https://www.PIDWater.com/recovery

    Office Phone: (530) 877-4971 or (530) 342-3101

    Paradise Irrigation District (PID) Advises Bottled Water Only for Drinking, Cooking and Brushing Teeth

    • Press Release 12/28: Butte County, CA – Wildland Fires have the potential to cause certain contaminants to be present within communities that have been impacted. Paradise Irrigation District’s top priority is the health and safety of our customers and therefore the quality of the water that we deliver to them. In an abundance of caution, the District, along with the CA Division of Drinking Water, has taken water samples that will be tested by a state certified laboratory for possible contaminants that may have been introduced into the water system as a result of the Camp Fire. These water quality tests can take up to two weeks to receive the results. PID is asking customers to promptly report any noticeable odors or smells in the water supply to the office phone, 530-877-4971 or temporarily 342-3101      – M-Th: 10 am to 2 pm.Paradise Irrigation District will continue testing throughout its system on a regular basis and will share the test results with customers as soon as they are received and will adjust this advisory once we receive conclusive evidence of water quality in the Paradise Irrigation District service area.Important updates on water quality testing, water advisories for PID customers, processes regarding your meter and service, as well as important steps to take once we turn the system back on, can all be found at:www.PIDWater.com/recovery       Facebook @PIDWater     Office Phone: 530-877-4971 or 342-3101
    • (12/28) Paradise Irrigation District Bottled Water Distribution – PID Customers who are residing in Paradise can pick up bottled drinking water at the PID Office starting 12/28. PID Customers should be prepared to show proof of residency, such as their PID water bill at the distribution checkpoint and one case of water will be distributed per day per household. Regular hours will be Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.  Located at 6332 Clark Road, Paradise.
    • (01/3) Paradise Irrigation District ( PID ) – Water System Recovery Status for Paradise –  PID is maintaining an online recovery log of neighborhood districts in which they are currently working on. They also post tentative schedules for upcoming neighborhoods and districts. Please visit pidwater.com/recovery
  • Del Oro Water Company – Magalia District (11/26): For information and help with water service related issues in Magalia, please call 530-717-2504 (option 3) or the main line at 877-335-6764 (please expect an average of a 10-15 minute wait time. The toll-free, 24 hour,  customer support line is 1-877-335-6764. For concerns related specifically to billing, call 1-530-717-2500. 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, Tulare.

Wells & Septic Systems (11/27)- For questions regarding wells and septic systems inspections please contact Senior Environmental Health Inspector Darren Jones, 530-552-3862 or Environmental Health Technician Yvette Castanon 530-552-3855

  • Septic / Plumbing (12/31) TOWN OF PARADISE, SEPTIC SERVICES AT TOWN HALL – As of 1-2-19, Town of Paradise Septic Department will begin limited services at the Town Hall location in Paradise. Citizens will be able to obtain their septic records  Starting on Wednesday January 2, 2019 the Septic Department in Town Hall will be staffed to make available septic records from 8 am to 12 pm.  Town of Paradise Septic Department will be at the location preparing requests for septic system plans. However, the prefered method of making a property records request will be via email.  The requests can be sent to townofparadisestaff@gmail.com   Look Up your Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN). Your APN can be located via the Parcel Look-Up Tool found on the Butte County Assessor’s webpage at https://www.buttecounty.net/dds/Planning/Documents/Parcel-Lookup-Tool

(1/3) Fire-Damaged Septic Systems and Wells May Be Eligible for Assistance

Posted on January 3, 2019


CALOESFEMA

California residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the November wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties, may be able to get help paying for some household repairs not usually covered by insurance.

Repair or replacement of fire-damaged septic systems and wells may be eligible for grants from the Individual and Households Program (IHP) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Homeowners insurance is the primary source of money to pay for damage repair following a major disaster. FEMA assistance cannot duplicate insurance coverage. However, households that don’t have insurance or have received an insurance settlement less than the cost to repair the damage, may apply to FEMA for help with wells and septic systems.

Survivors already registered with FEMA should notify their FEMA-contracted housing inspector of the damage to their septic system or private well at the time of inspection. Survivors with a completed inspection may call FEMA at 800-621-3362 with updated information. Those not registered may sign-up online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800462-7585). Toll-free lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (PST). Multi-lingual operators available. The deadline to register is Feb. 15, 2019.

IHP grants are not intended to restore homes to pre-disaster conditions. Federal assistance may be available to qualified applicants to restore dwellings to livable and sanitary conditions. IHP applicants must own their home and it must be their primary residence. Applicants should stay in touch with FEMA with updated information about insurance settlements or damage to appliances.

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: 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.

FEMA Assistance

****APPLICATIONS FOR FEMA  FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ENDED ON 2/15/19****

***CLOSED 3/1/19 Local Assistance Center / Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)***

Evacuees whose primary residence (property owners or renters) was located in the declared disaster zone communities should contact FEMA for questions or appeals on financial assistance. By phone: 1-800-621-3362 or TTY: 1-800-462-7585 or online at: www.disasterassistance.gov

Note: First Decisions on FEMA Disaster Assistance are Not Final- (11/28) Those informed that they do not qualify or are ineligible for assistance (FEMA or SBA) may still qualify if they can provide additional or clarifying information. To talk with a FEMA rep, call 1-800-462-7585.

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.

Legal & Insurance Claims Assistance

(Event 06/10) Legal Services of Northern California – Free Fair Housing and Tenant Rights Clinic-Legal Services of Northern California will be presenting a free workshop for tenants which will include information on fair housing laws and the reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification process. A free lunch will be provided. This workshop will be presented by Cory Turner and sponsored by the City of Chico and the Butte Regional office of Legal Services of Northern California. For more information, contact Legal Services of Northern California at 530-345-9491.WHEN: Monday, June 10th from 12pm (Noon) – 2pm.WHERE: 1395 Ridgewood Drive, Chico

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.

PG&E#SCAMALERT: PG& E posted: “Scammers are calling customers to demand immediate payment or risk having their service stopped. Don’t fall for it, hang up. Log into your PG&E account or call us at 1-800-743-5000 if you are unsure. Spread the word.#StopScamshttp://bit.ly/2WVu1Uh “

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.

Butte County Code Enforcement Amnesty Month-Butte County Code Enforcement is concerned with complaints pertaining to Planning and Building codes and ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Butte County. For the month of May, Butte County Code Enforcement will waive investigation fees for code enforcement cases for buildings without permits. Butte County Code Enforcement can be reached at 530-552-3702 or online at www.buttecounty.net/dds/Code-Enforcement

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 California-Providing 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. Located at 25 Main Street, Suite 102, Chico, CA 95929. Regular Office Hours:  Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm, Friday: 10am – 5pm. Phone: (530) 898-4354

  • 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

United Policyholders- A nonprofit group providing help navigating homeowners insurance and claims, and answers individuals questions and hosts seminars based on community questions and concerns. All services available online at: www.uphelp.org/famfire  or by visiting one of their workshops. Link for Insurance Claim help: https://bit.ly/2FWZ3XJ

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

Department of Motor Vehicles DMV – can assist with the following: duplicate driver license or identification card, duplicate vehicle registration and title, processing vehicle disposal paperwork, obtaining a driver record printout, and initiating a change of address request. Please note, duplicate does not mean a replacement of expired license, but rather a new copy of current license/registration if lost in the fire; can answer general questions about services available at the main DMV office in Chico.  The Chico DMV office is open for DMV services: 107 Parmac Rd, #1, Chico Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (Weds 9am-5pm) 1-800-777-0133

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.

Town of Paradise – Permit Information- Permit information for the Town of Paradise is still available online, callers should be aware that 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

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

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

Health Care Services

(Event 05/24, 05/31) Shalom Free Clinic offering Free Diabetes Clinic- The Shalom Free Clinic is hosting free educational sessions regarding a variety of topics related to diabetes. Everyone is welcome to attend. Each date will have a separate topic of conversation. Below are the list of dates and topics:

  • 05/03:Living life with diabetes.
  • 05/10:Understanding diabetes medications.
  • 05/17:Diabetic food choices and physical exercise.
  • 05/24:Self monitoring my diabetes.
  • 05/31:Rumors regarding being diabetic.

WHEN: Friday evenings in May from 6pm-7:30pm WHERE:1010 Mangrove Ave., Chico

(Event 05/28) Feather River Health Center Community Health Needs Assessment Focus Group- Enloe Medical Center, Adventist Health, Orchard Hospital and Butte County Public Health are partnering to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment, in an effort to understand the health needs of the community. A general public session and a Camp Fire Displaced session will be offered. Refreshments will be available. These events are free and available to all.

WHEN:Tuesday, May 28th General Public Session from 3pm-4:30pm, Camp Fire Displaced Session from 5:30pm–7pm WHERE: Feather River Health Center, Lower Level Conference Room, 5125 Skyway, Paradise

(Event 08/03, 08/03 – REGISTRATION 08/02)California Care Force – Free Healthcare Services Clinic- Providing dental, vision, and medical services for free at a two-day clinic. All services are free, proof of insurance is NOT required, neither is proof of employment, income, residency, immigration status, or an ID. Wristbands will be provided for next-day services at 9:30 AM on Friday (August 2nd) and Saturday (August 3rd). Veterans do NOT need to come the day before, as there will be a specific, priority line for veterans the morning of each clinic. All patients are asked to bring any prescription medication, appropriate clothing, food, and water. WHEN: Registration at 9:30 AM, Friday August 2nd. Clinic Days, Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 4th starting at 9:30 AM WHERE: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico 2357 Fair Street, Chico    

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

Paradise Medical Group-Paradise Medical Group physicians are prepared to meet patients needs with prescription refills and in-person care at their new Chico location at 277 Cohasset Road, Chico. Please see the following numbers for appropriate contact for appointments/refill requests for individual doctors:

Family Medicine:

  • Amy Darwin, M.D. (530)-877-8855
  • Richard Turner, M.D. (530)-877-4911
  • Jason Vance, M.D., Rachel Carlson, PA-C, Jennifer Curtis, FNP-C (530)-877-9326

Internal Medicine:

  • Arthur Brinckerhoff, M.D. (530)-877-7200
  • Richard Thorp, M.D.
  • Ken Gillen, PA-C (530)-877-7200

Pediatric Medicine:

  • James Logan, M.D. ,Susan Mallory, M.D., David Russell, M.D. (530)-877-5437

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 is open for non-emergency general medical care Sundays, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 1010 Mangrove, Chico;  Also Provides Alternative healthcare on Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00PM at the same location. Contact: (530) 342-2445. 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 and Anthem Blue Cross agreed on a temporary contract extension through May 6th. This is for commercial insurance. Medicare and Medi-Cal patients remain unaffected by this negotiation.

Health Services in Oroville

Oroville Hospital is offering health services to anyone who needs to be treated for burns, smoke inhalation or if they are in need of medication. Evacuees can visit the following locations:

Dove’s Landing Urgent Care – 2450 Oro Dam Boulevard East, Oroville. Monday through Sunday : 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Contact: (530) 712-2310

Oroville Comprehensive Care Walk-In Clinic – 900 Oro Dam Boulevard East, OrovilleMonday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact: (530) 534-9183

Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic – 2767 Olive Highway, Oroville Behind the ER. 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Contact: (530) 532-8542

Ampla clinics remain open and their medical provider from Magalia, Danny Hughard, is available to see his patients at Ampla’s Oroville clinic. Ampla Xpress Care in Chico, Yuba City and Lindhurst at Olivehurst takes care of your immediate medical needs. For location details go to AmplaHealth.org

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

Peach Tree Vision may refer to North Valley Eye Care for patients that have lost their glasses that are covered by Medicare.

Prescriptions & Medications:

Adventist Health Hotline: Hotline (530)872-2000 M-F: 9am-5pm – Clients that have a prescription or medication container can take that to a local pharmacy for emergency refills, this works for most but not all medications, call hotline for assistance. If clients don’t have that info then they can call the hotline and receive assistance with getting prescription filled.

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

Re-location and Reuniting with Lost Animals:

If your animal is lost, please visit www.campfirerescuedanimals.com or 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/

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.

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

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 group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsofCampfireCats/

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. 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.

Alley Cat Allies Recovery Center : For those looking for their lost cat or attempting to trap an identified pet cat (such as a neighbor’s cat). The center is designed for felines/cats still in burned areas. Cats captured in the area with no immediately identifiable owner are transferred to the Recovery Center to be sheltered and receive any necessary medical attention. Volunteers at the shelter work on identifying families to reunite cats with their families. Additionally, trapping equipment, training, microchipping, foster coordination, and supplies are offered to impacted families and individuals. Hours: Daily, 9am-6pm. Contact at the center phoneline at 530-777-9080 (due to volunteer staffing, you will most likely need to leave a detailed message for call back) or by email at: recovery@fieldhaven.com. Online Cat Database: http://bit.ly/2T5wSLw

Alley Cat Allies Transfer Station: Located at 5399 Clark Road, in Ewald Court, the transfer station is a holding location for newly captured cats where their health will be assessed and reunification specialists will attempt to locate their family. Cats will not stay at the transfer station for more than a few days. Hours are still being determined as they are based on volunteer scheduling. Please reach out through the main center phone line for more information.

Animal/ Pet Supply Resources:

Magalia Community Church-Offering supplies to those impacted by the fire in the Magalia and Paradise areas. Offering pet food supplies when donations allow. Please call the church ahead for supply availability at 530-877-7963. Please bring photo identification to utilize resource. 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 Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954. Church Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11am-3pm.  

Lott’s of Feed- Free pet food for alpaca, pigs, goats, livestock, cattle, and horses for Camp Fire Survivors relocated to Red Bluff. Fresh eggs are also offered to Camp Fire survivors as well. Hemp Vet products available to purchase for the many medium to large sized dogs who are showing behavioral/emotional issues since the fire. Hemp products are known to help with animal distress. Contact: 530-636-1170 Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm, Saturday: 9am-6pm, and Sunday:Closed. Located at: 22755 Antelope Blvd, Ste A Red Bluff  

Fleet of Angels– Fleet of Angels is providing hay to people who are directly impacted by the Camp Fire. The hay is located at Camelot Equestrian Center in Butte Valley. Anyone needing assistance should fill out the following form :http://bit.ly/2WkTA05 After confirming the need, the hay will be available at Camelot by appointment. In some cases hay may be provided through local feed stores if it is not feasible to make it to Camelot. If you are not near Angels Camelot, make a request anyway and it may be available to pick up through the local feed store if Fleet of Angels can make it possible.

PAWS of Oroville-Offering low-cost exams, testing, spay/neuter services, vaccinations, and emergency care for pets in Butte County. Located at 3557 Oro Dam Blvd E. Oroville. Call to make an appointment at 530-534-0900. www.pawsoforovilleclinic.com

Animal Hospital on the Ridge – Although they are not offering any discounted services, the Animal Hospital in Paradise is now open and accepting pet patients. Their temporary office hours are: Mon.-Tues 8am-5pm, Wednesday for scheduled surgeries only, Thurs-Friday 8am-5pm. Closed for lunch from 1pm-2:30pm all business days. Vaccination clinic is only available on the first Saturday of the month from 10am-12noon. Located at 1509 Wagstaff Rd, Paradise. Phone Line is now in service:(530)877-3000.

Whispering Pines Pet Clinic Although they are not offering any discounted services, the Whispering Pines Pet Clinic is now open and accepting pet patients. They attend to dogs, cats, birds and exotic animals 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. The staff will be temporarily unavailable from 12pm-1pm. The clinic is closed during weekends. Call to make an apt at (530)873-1136. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Located at 14632 Skyway Rd, Magalia, CA 95954

Paradise Animal Control – Based on daily donations, offering free food to all furry, feathered, and hoofed friends impacted by the Camp Fire. Animal feed station will be in the Animal Shelter Parking lot. Phone number will sometimes roll over to the police department, but questions can be directed to 530-872-6275. Animal feed station hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm. Location: 925 American Way, Paradise. Donations of animal food are accepted during station hours.

Butte Humane Society- Evacuees or anyone hosting evacuees can pick up pet food and supplies such as leashes, carriers, feeding dishes, harnesses, bedding, and more. Services can be accessed once a week by a single individual or household. Must bring photo ID or paperwork that illustrates impacted address and name. Located at the Humane Society’s Administrative Office 2580 Fair Street, open Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Phone: (530) 343-7917)

Butte Humane Society Clinic –

  • Offering free pet microchips and vaccines to those impacted by the fire. Fees will also be waived for veterinary exams, heartworm testing, and feline viral testing for pets impacted by the Camp Fire. One complimentary exam per pet. Please contact the clinic to make an appointment, microchipping is encouraged with all appointments. Microchipping can keep your pets safe, especially when they are in unfamiliar areas. Call 530.343.7917 x 202. *Proof of address in the impacted areas (Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Pulga) will be required to receive free services or fee waivers. They accept a variety of ID or proof of residency materials.
  • If your pet has been affected by the Camp Fire and is in need of a spay or neuter, fill out online application for a Spay/Neuter Voucher for the Butte Humane Society Clinic. Link below. Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm (closed for lunch 12pm – 1 pm) at 587 Country Drive, Chico, California. Link to Camp Fire Relief Spay and Neuter voucher application: https://buttehumane.org/voucher-application/

Misc. Animal Resources 

One Last Ride- Animal Remains Transport 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.

Community Building & Networking

(Event 05/25) Magalia Pines Recovery Family Fun Day- Magalia Pines Recovery Center in association with the Christian Motorcyclists Association will be hosting a Family Fun Day event featuring balloons, face painting, motorcycles, games, craft activities, gift bags for the children and more. This event is free and open to all. For more information contact Duane at 530-228-2870 or Sue at 707-301-1259. WHEN: Saturday, May 25th from 10am-2pm WHERE: Magalia Pines Recovery Center, 14098 Skyway, Magalia

(Event 05/25) Magalia Community Church (MCC) – Clean Karaoke Party-Magalia Community Church is hosting a clean karaoke party located in the community/fellowship hall. This event will be featuring country, classics, oldies, Christian music and more favorites. Dressing up is encouraged but not required to participate. This is a free event and all are welcome to participate.WHEN: Saturday, May 25th at 5pm – 8pm WHERE: Magalia Community Church , 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia

The Paradise Ridge Chamber – Party in the Park Music & Marketplace- The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Town of Paradise, is hosting an ongoing weekly summer celebration of community and commerce. This 8-week event series features produce, craft, commercial and non-profit vendors, live bands, and intermission acts featuring dance, youth groups and demonstrations. Ongoing, every Wednesday evening from June-July at 5:30pm – 8:15pm in Paradise Community Park, Pearson and Black Olive, Paradise.

Paradise Alliance Church- Coffee in the Courtyard-Offering free coffee, pastries, and wifi to the Ridge community every Monday-Thursday from 7 am – 10am. 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.

Sacramento Coffee Talk For Camp Fire Survivors-An ongoing weekly event scheduled until May 27th. This is a meeting intended to help Camp Fire survivors connect to resources and connect with one another, and is intended to help Camp Fire survivors navigate through processes while also having an advocate on their side. Coffee and pastries will be served on Monday mornings from 10:30 – 12:30. Children are welcome. This free event series will be hosted in the back of the parking lot in Room 11 at 2425 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento. Hours: Monday mornings, 10:30 AM-12:30PM Location: 2425 Sierra Boulevard, Sacramento, 95825 (Room 11)

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.  Hours: Thursday evenings from April-September from 6pm-9pm Location: Downtown Chico

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.

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 4pm-6pm, 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 group pages 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. 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 Shortlink Captain(s) Contact
ZONE 1 Paradise http://bit.ly/2V6rfds Jessica Bennett

Stacey Dulbecco

jslavon@yahoo.com
staceydulbecco@sbclobal.net

530-230-7904 ZONE 2 Paradisehttp://bit.ly/2U6lAHS

Julie Jenks

Ammie Gilson

Jessica Weedon

jajenks2007@gmail.com

530-636-0744

nosligca@yahoo.com

sewcrazymamajess@gmail.com   

ZONE 3 Paradisehttp://bit.ly/2UqlLgV

Jenna Murray

Colleen Connor

jennalynnmurray@gmail.com

530-816-2204

ccinparadise@sbcglobal.net

530-228-8718

ZONE 4 Paradise http://bit.ly/2OATNt8

Angela Alford

Georgia Hagler

Sara Donahue

angela.alford@sbcglobal.net

530-828–3311

530-518-9631

530-520-5439

ZONE 5 Paradisehttp://bit.ly/2FIxvlw

Kyla Awalt

Jessie Thompson

kylaawalt@hotmail.com

530-966-4963

Jessielynnthompson907@gmail.com

ZONE 6 Paradisehttp://bit.ly/2FLp89T

Lupita El Rancho

Winston Colgan

Michelle and Phil Avery

530-519-7339

Winstoncolgan@gmail.com

530-519-3558

averysimaging@hotmail.com

530-413-3667

ZONE 7 Paradise http://bit.ly/2U5PqfR

Mieka Hull

Meagann Buzzard

md_hull@hotmail.com

530-520-7924

meagannetchison@yahoo.com

530-513-2520

ZONE 8 Paradise http://bit.ly/2UhWMMrDiana Siler

diana4innovation@gmail.com

530-228-4016

ZONE 9 Paradise http://bit.ly/2V53B18

Mishawn and Brandon Delgado

Crystal Hutchison

Luke Bellefeuille

custommadecrossfit@gmail.com

530-680-6556

crystal_brooke1@yahoo.com

530-680-3232

530-514-5853

ZONE 10 Paradisehttp://bit.ly/2Oyxswj

Holly Fisher

Carrie Stratton

hollyfish85@gmail.com

530-518-9896

britesmile427@yahoo.com

530-966-6902

ZONE 11 Paradise

 

http://bit.ly/2U6zkmeCarrie Fritschcarrie.zone11@gmail.com

 

ZONE 12 Paradise

 

http://bit.ly/2HNHlW(Captain needed. Contact Kayla Awalt Zone 5)

 

ZONE 13 Paradise

 

http://bit.ly/2uwPKFj

Heidi Magneson

Mary Bellefeuille

ziggie070@gmail.com

530-864-8256

mary.bzone13@gmail.com

530-228-5913

 

ZONE 14 Paradise

 

http://bit.ly/2FGZMbNAnna Reynolds Anna.reynolds21@mail.com

 

 

Lower Pentz Zone http://bit.ly/2W4TBJ4 Mike Richards

Janice Bill

mike.richards@c21selectgroup.com

530-864-9192

530-720-5287

Lower Neal Zone http://bit.ly/2LL5902 Mishawn Delgado custommadecrossfit@gmail.com

530-680-6556

Lower Skyway Zone http://bit.ly/2YvBjhz Shuree Wesley Shureewesley@icloud.com

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 TBA
Stirling Zone TBA
South Pines Zone http://bit.ly/2Q6wXdN Patti Samons

Gina Giannini

patti.southpines@gmail.com

530-966-8962

Gina-G-@live.com

530-815-4501

North Firhaven Zone http://bit.ly/2Yx2LM6 Rachel Copeland rachel@530agent.com

530-783-9191

South Coutolenc Zone http://bit.ly/2vW7U3T Rebecca Appel Rsteigner@yahoo.com

530-413-3444

South Firhaven Zone http://bit.ly/2W75KNm Dori Regalia Dori.regalia@c21selectgroup.com

707-292-2211

North Pines Zone http://bit.ly/30iJMq7
Powellton Zone TBA
Carnegie/Colter Zone http://bit.ly/2W0tcvX
North Coutolenc Zone http://bit.ly/2HiTNL6
Lovelock Zone TBA
Old Magalia Zone http://bit.ly/2vZHv5g

Survivor Needs and Offers

Facebook GroupsSocial Media Groups and Pages 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, establishing transactions, or meeting in person.

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: https://bit.ly/2GA8r1B

Location Link
East Bay/Bay Area https://bit.ly/2GB7aY9
Bay Area/San Jose https://bit.ly/2viRlyG
El Dorado County https://bit.ly/2vjDZCc
Fresno https://bit.ly/2PmEmW9
Los Banos/Merced County https://bit.ly/2GACLcj
Reno, NV/Tahoe, CA https://bit.ly/2XB1PWa
Redding/Shasta County https://bit.ly/2GD0b0V
Sacramento/Yolo County https://bit.ly/2ViwOJd
Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay https://bit.ly/2Xz8hx4
Gridley http://bit.ly/2YhHA0l

 

Facebook Groups: Needs & Offers

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

Facebook Groups: Information, Updates, Misc

 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

 

University/College Resources

California State University Chico – The Wildcat Food Pantry is open Monday-Friday 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 victims. This includes both bachelor and master’s degrees. Students should complete the appropriate reorder form and indicate the reason for the replacement so there is 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

Simpson University – Carr and Camp Fire Scholarships- A new Carr and Camp Fire Scholarship is being offered to college-bound students impacted by either historic blaze. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/2SrB8nX

Employment & Re-Employment

Alliance for Workforce Development – The Alliance for Workforce Development (AFWD) is providing assistance for those whose employment or business has been impacted by the Camp Fire. AFWD is offering assistance filing unemployment insurance claims and finding employment opportunities. Visit one of the AFWD office locations in Chico or Oroville for assistance.

Chico Locations:

  • 1600 Mangrove Avenue, Suite 115 – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, Phone: 530-616-1053

^ The above location is being described as the Camp Fire Workforce Recovery Center

  • 500 Cohasset Road, Suite 30 – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm
  • 2445 Carmichael Drive – 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).

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

Disaster Clean-Up Training – All workers in the disaster clean-up will need to be trained in the proper safety procedures when dealing with hazardous materials. The HAZWOPER 40-hour training is mandatory for anyone working with the ash/metal/concrete/etc. Debris removed from the Camp Fire areas. Valley Contractors Exchange has information about upcoming available trainings, currently trainings are being offered through Butte College (call 530-895-9015 for class dates and registration), Cal-Inc (go online to www.cal-inc.com to view class list), and NES, Inc. (go online to www.nesglobal.net to view class list).

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.

Business Resources

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce – Currently housed in the Chico Chamber of Commerce. The Chico Chamber of Commerce and Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce have unified to be a combined resource center for businesses that have been impacted. Their number one priority is to ensure every business affected by the Camp Fire has the resources it needs to continue moving forward. Contact the Chamber over the phone at 530-891-5556 (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 is found online here:http://www.paradisechamber.com/updated-business-status?fbclid=IwAR1QD8kolfC9ZOwbhhyMrmSsVG-_ZNqlwlGRy8eXlwkVz0RQ1OueaiwS8kM

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

  1. Visit: The DLOC (Disaster Loan Outreach Center) (At St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue, Chico). The Small Business Administration is available to discuss assistance programs.
  2. View: The Business Recovery Resources Guide
  3. Call: 530.872.1111, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m
  4. Email: butterecovers@ncen.org

Public Information from Butte County Recovers – 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. Food facilities located in the Town of Paradise are required to have additional inspections for onsite sanitation, fire inspection and building inspections. Food business owners should contact the Town of Paradise Development Services to schedule an inspection: 530-872-6291 ext. 114. There will be no fees associated with these inspections:

  • Butte County Environmental Health- 530-552-3880
  • 202 Mira Loma Drive in Oroville

3Core, Inc.  – Businesses impacted by the Camp Fire are highly encouraged to contact 3Core, to provide information for business recovery. Offering seed grants for businesses trying to recover. Providing economic development planning and short and long term business grants/financing for businesses in Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties. 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/  

SBA – U.S. Small Business Administration : Providing disaster loans. Deadline was February 15th, with the exception of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), which is as follows:

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL): Working capital loans to help small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits. These loans are designed to assist through the disaster period. *Extended Deadline of August 12th for Economic Injury Loan

  • To be eligible for EIDL assistance, small businesses or private non-profit organizations must have sustained economic injury as a result of the declared disaster and be located in a disaster declared county or contiguous county.
  • An EIDL can help you meet necessary financial obligations that your business or private, non-profit organization could have met had the disaster not occurred. It provides relief from economic injury caused directly by the disaster and permits you to maintain a reasonable working capital position during the period affected by the disaster.
  • Please note that the payment deferment period has been extended to 12 months, so the first payment for a loan will not be due for 12 months.
  • To apply for assistance, go online to  www.SBA.gov/Disaster   or   disasterloan.sba.gov/ela   or visit the DLOC at St. John’s Episcopal Church 2341 Floral Avenue, Chico   (open Tues-Sat from 9am-5:30 pm). For further questions, please call 800-659-2955.

Alliance for Workforce Development – The Alliance for Workforce Development (AFWD) is providing assistance for those whose employment or business has been impacted by the Camp Fire. AFWD is offering assistance filing unemployment insurance claims and finding employment opportunities. Visit one of the AFWD office locations in Chico or Oroville for assistance.

Chico Locations:

  • 1600 Mangrove Avenue, Suite 115 – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, Phone: 530-616-1053

^ The above location is being described as the Camp Fire Workforce Recovery Center

  • 500 Cohasset Road, Suite 30 – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm
  • 2445 Carmichael Drive – 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 campfire. 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.

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 05/24) Magalia Community Church- MCC is seeking volunteers to assist with donations for Camp Fire survivors on Friday morning. Volunteers are needed to help unload a large truck that will be delivering donations to the church, check in the donations, and get the donated materials onto the shelves for survivors.WHEN:Friday, May 24th at 10am WHERE:Magalia Community Church,13700 Old Skyway, Magalia

(Event 05/26) Books for Butte – Volunteers Needed-Volunteers are needed for the Books for Butte event in Chico on May 26th. Volunteers will help follow up with will-call after the event for Survivors who were not able to attend the event in person but have reserved books and requested those books be delivered. Those interested in volunteering can reach out through email to booksforbutte@gmail.com . Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation to distribute books within Butte County. Volunteers are needed the day of the event, and for deliveries in the days after the event. WHEN: Sunday, may 26th from 11am – 4pm WHERE: Register by email, event will be held at Pleasant Valley Recreation Center at 2320 North Avenue, Chico

(Event 06/01) Paradise Chocolate Fest-Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation is seeking volunteers for the Paradise Chocolate Fest event on June 1st, 9am – 5pm. Tasks include: meeting/greeting, setting up tables, canopies, chairs, assisting with the Kids Zone, assisting with vendor relations, and other tasks. All are welcome to volunteer. Please note that children and young adults ages 12 – 17 will need an adult present to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation / Paradise Chocolate Fest Office at 530-342-4896.WHERE:Saturday June 1st, 9am – 5pm WHEN:Gold Country Casino Resort, 4020 Olive Hwy, Oroville

(Event 06/01) Lord’s Gym Kids Mud Run – Volunteer Event-The Lord’s gym is seeking volunteers for the Kids Mud Run in Oroville. The Lord’s Gym Kids Mud Run is a special obstacle race open to children of Camp Fire survivors and all kids ages 4-12. For additional information regarding volunteer opportunities call: (530) 534-4140 WHEN: Saturday, June 1st (9am – 3pm) WHERE: 3556 Oro Bangor Hwy, Oroville CA

Paradise Elks Lodge-The Paradise Elks Lodge is looking for volunteers to help with setting up and assisting with donations. Tasks will also include preparing, sorting and organizing clothing donations. All are welcome to volunteer. Please note that volunteers under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. All individuals interested in volunteering must show up at 1080 Ewald, Paradise before 10am on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturday throughout the month of May. For more information please send a facebook message to Paradise Elks Lodge at the following link: http://bit.ly/2QeD6EE   

The Paradise Ridge Chamber-Party in the Park Music & Marketplace-The Paradise Ridge Chamber is seeking volunteers for the ongoing Party in the Park Music & Marketplace events occurring throughout the summer. These volunteer events are open to those 16 and older. Volunteers will be tasked with setting up and taking down staff booths, and other duties. If individuals are able to volunteer, it is requested that individuals commit to at least two evenings of the 8-week season. The volunteer shifts are split so that volunteers may also enjoy the party. For a schedule of volunteer dates or to sign up, use the following link: https://conta.cc/2vPn0rJ

Oroville Hope Center-Camp Fire Relief Services-If interested in volunteering at any one of the Hope Center Camp Fire Response locations, please call the Camp Fire Hub at 530-854-4959 or 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.

Magalia Community Church-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. Special volunteer projects are also available. Those interested in volunteering can reach out directly to Amy, the tent volunteer coordinator at 530-990-5782 or to Shell, the Church’s office manager, at 530-877-7963. Volunteer shifts will be Monday-Saturday.

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-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-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.

Paradise Irrigation District – Seeking volunteers to assist in bottled water distribution at their distribution site in Paradise. Those interested in volunteering should be at least 18 years old and be prepared to work standing for four hour shifts. Contact PID for additional information at 530-342-3101.

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.  

Alley Cat Allies and Fieldhaven Transfer Center-Volunteer run organization working to reunite Paradise cats with their families and capture feral cats to spay/neuter them before returning them to their home area. Types of volunteer work can include cat care (cleaning cages/litter boxes, filling food and water, and comforting scared, confused cats) and/or customer service positions (greeting and assisting owners searching for missing cats, answer phone calls and emails, responding to social media requests/online inquiries, and identifying found pets identified by owners in pet databases). Contact the center by email at: recovery@fieldhaven.com if you are interested in volunteering. (Volunteer Coordinator for Fieldhaven Overall is Trish Milthorpe)

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.

Northern California Trauma Recovery Network-The NORCAL TRN is currently seeking mental health clinicians to join the team. If you have completed EMDR Therapy Basic Training (Part 1 and 2 plus 10 hours of consultation) by an EMDRIA approved program, please register as a volunteer applicant to be considered for TRN membership. Your application will be reviewed for consideration as a member of our team. For further information about becoming a TRN volunteer, go online to http://bit.ly/2Ukp2yg

Fostering Opportunities – For volunteers interested in fostering impacted animals.

  • Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/camp-fire-foster-animal-connection-182341369385686/
    • 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: 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.

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.

SAND BAGS:

(05/15) Sandbag locations -Butte County Office of Emergency Services- Locations for sand and bags in Butte County. Please bring a shovel to load bags. (List updated at: http://www.buttecounty.net/ ) Disclaimer: These locations were originally posted by the Butte County Office of Emergency Services. However, due to changing circumstances we cannot guarantee that all locations will provide free sand and bags.  

Richvale

1205 School Street, Richvale

Nord Fire Station #41

13871 Hwy 99, Chico

Palermo Fire Station #72

2290 Palermo Rd. Palermo.

Concow Fire Station #38

12960 Concow Rd. Concow

Cherokee Vol Fire Station #67

3911 Cherokee Rd. Cherokee

Honey Run Vol Fire Sta #26

1726 Honey Run Rd. Chico

Kelly Ridge Vol Fire Station

22 Walnut Ave, Oroville

Butte College Fire Station #25

3487 Durham Pentz, Oroville

Bangor Fire Station #55

7540 Oro Bangor Hwy

Gridley Fairgrounds

199 E.Hazel St, Gridley

Magalia Sheriff’s Substation (14166 Skyway)

Access behind substation via Lakeridge Ct

Durham Community Park

1847 Durham/Dayton Hwy – Sand located by the horse arena.

(05/15) Sandbag locations Glenn County-

Willows:
777 North Colusa Street, outside of Public Works yard

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 Re-Enrollment
***Schools in Butte County reopened December 3***

Butte County Office of Education (updated 11/17) Starting 11/19, families and students displaced by the fire can connect with a school enrollment case manager. Call 2-1-1 to connect with the case manager for your area or text SCHOOL TIES to 85511.

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

Paradise Unified School District- Temporary District Office: 3760 Morrow Lane #A, Chico, CA | 530-342-3190. Paradise Unified new temporary phone number is 530.342.3190 to help answer your most pressing questions, and to confirm your enrollment for your child (ren) for the December 3rd return to school. For immediate needs, please email ridgestrong@pusdk12.org or continue to check the Facebook and website for updates.Information for parents and families : http://www.pusdk12.org/

Paradise Unified School District Updates for 2019-2020 School Year (released 04/26)

  • Cedarwood Elementary grades TK-6. The site will continue at Cedarwood School.
  • Pine Ridge grades TK-6. The site will continue at Pine Ridge School.
  • TK-6 students previously attending Ponderosa and Paradise Elementary. The site will be at Paradise Intermediate School. Combined interim school name to be announced at a later date.
  • Paradise Secondary School grades 7-12. Students from Paradise High School, eLearning Academy (7-12), and Paradise Intermediate School. The site will be at Paradise High School.
  • Ridgeview Continuation High School. The site will be at Maxwell Drive off of the PHS campus.
  • eLearning Academy (Independent Study) grades K-12. Sites will be located at PHS and PINT.
  • Bussing will be available from Chico, Oroville, Durham, and possibly Gridley.
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and supper will be offered to all students.
  • After School care (Boys and Girls Club/BCOE) will be provided at all sites.

Mail Services
 USPS– Website with updates on open/closed service locations: USPS website 

USPS– Website with updates on open/closed service locations: USPS website  : https://bit.ly/2G8ygaL

UPDATE 11/20– The following Post Office has reopened.

  • Forest Ranch, 15517 Nopel Ave., CA 95942-9998

UPDATE 12/19 – The Paradise Post Office has reopened, residents can pick up their mail at the post office.

  • Paradise, 6469 Clark Rd, CA 95969-9998  Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm.

The following Post Office is closed:

  • Berry Creek, 5 Whispering Chapel Ln, CA 95916. Customers may pick up their mail at the following alternate location:
    • Oroville, 1735 Robinson Street, CA 95965 (Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Additionally, these Post Offices remain closed:
    • Magalia, 14146 Skyway, CA 95954-9998 (trying to confirm if it’s reopened and if mail is there- update 12/18)
    • Stirling City, 16939 Skyway, CA 95978-9998
    • Yankee Hill/Concow (mail held at Oroville post office)
    • Customers may pick up their mail at the following alternate location:
      • Chico Midtown, 141 W 5th Street, CA 95928 (Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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

(12/19) Callers reporting receiving Red Cross Financial Assistance Email/Text – We have not confirmed that these communications are coming from the Red Cross, and at this time we have only been directed to send those seeking assistance from the Red Cross to the LAC/DRC.  The email/text they receive states to call 2-1-1 because they qualify for Red Cross Assistance. 2-1-1 can of course provide callers with information about financial assistance resources, but at this time we do not have information about a Red Cross financial assistance program. 

(12/7) Butte County : ANIMAL RESCUE RUMOR CONTROL 
During a large scale disaster such as the #CampFire, it is not uncommon for misinformation to spread rapidly, especially on social media. From the onset of the fire, Butte County Animal Control and North Valley Animal Disaster Group have been the only authorized animal response teams for Butte County. Through mutual aid support we received additional animal control officers from throughout the state as well as support from federal and national partners. For a short period of time Cowboy 911 was authorized to work in coordination with Butte County. At no time were any other animal rescue groups given authorization to enter the fire affected areas or to take animals from these areas. When unauthorized groups take animals from the fire, they are working outside of a very detailed tracking system. This jeopardizes the likelihood of owner/animal reunification. Please be aware that there are animal rescue groups making false claims about being authorized or deployed by Butte County. These statements are false.

Post about Tzu Chi – Social media post circulating that the Tzu Chi group will not be available in the LAC/DRC past Friday  12/7, this is FALSE. According to their director of operations Grace Chen, they have no plan to leave at this time.

Butte County Sheriff, “Escorts” (11/30): Please see ‘Law Enforcement Escort’ Information above

Butte County Sheriff, “Public Passes” : (11/28) The BCSO dispatch center has been receiving a lot of calls from citizens requesting “passes” be given to them so they can access fire affected areas. BCSO is not issuing any passes to the general public. The only passes given out are to workers assigned to help in the cleanup and recovery efforts in the fire affected areas. Please do not contact our dispatch center requesting passes.

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 PG&E. PG&E WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. For more information, see link: https://twitter.com/PGE4Me/status/1065711547417284608

(11/16) Rumor: Harvest Christian Center is a Red Cross Shelter. This is FALSE. Confirmed they are only helping distribute donations to a local RV park that is overflowing.

Rumor Control (11/15) per Butte County Sheriff’s Office regarding officer involved shooting. Twitter link here: https://twitter.com/ButteSheriff/status/1063181865450790912

Rumor of norovirus outbreak at Neighborhood Church shelter (Updated 11/14)- True: Butte County Public Health confirmed (11/14) a Norovirus outbreak at the Neighborhood Church shelter in Chico. Patients have been segregated into a separate facility and are being treated by public health nurses.

Rumor of radioactive materials (11/14) : False: Paradise Adventist Health confirmed at the public press conference that there is no knowledge of radioactive material released from a burned up MRI machine at Feather River Hospital.

Rumors about services available at the Red Cross shelter (Updated 12/11): Red Cross DOES NOT provide supplies or meals to anyone who is not staying at the Red Cross shelter. 

Rumor about funds being direct deposited in 24 hours to evacuees bank accounts (Updated 5:07pm – 11/12) : False- Regarding callers asking about CEMA funding, there is a false facebook post circulating stating that “County Emergency management agency just dial 211…This gets you county funds to you bank account very fast…” this information is incorrect. The county states that there is nothing called CEMA funding. 211 did not originate or post this information. 211 IS informing evacuees about resources within this document and in the 211 database. There will be local assistance in the future and the county will publish that information when funds are available.