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.
  • From outside Butte and Glenn counties, dial 1-866-916-3566 to reach the 2-1-1 Center in Chico.
  • Opt into the CAMPFIRE textline to receive update messages on 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 06/24) Valley Oak Children’s Services Trauma Informed Care Workshop- Valley Oak Children’s Services is offering a free workshop for caretakers to learn about Trauma Informed care. Topics during this workshop will include information about child triggers, behaviors, and strategies to avoid meltdowns related to stress and trauma. Workshop will also go over how to set up a quiet and calm space in any child care facility. This free workshop will be lead by Lana Frisby and pre registration is required. Please call Valley Oak Children’s Services at: (530) 895-3572 to register. WHEN: Monday, June 24th from 6pm-8pm WHERE: Wynn Memorial Learning Center, 25058 D. Street, Oroville

(Event 06/25) Town of Paradise – Paradise Town Council Meeting- The Town of Paradise is hosting a council meeting where the planning consultant, Urban Design Associates (UDA) will present a draft recovery plan which will include 40 recovery projects. The Council will give direction on whether to move forward with the plan at this meeting. Individuals can find out more about the recovery projects and give their input through the online survey # 1 found at the following link: http://bit.ly/2ImzfmG. WHEN: Tuesday, June 25th from 6pm – 9pm WHERE: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Rd, Paradise

(Event 06/26) Valley Contractors Exchange – Builders and Building Forum- Valley Contractors Exchange is meeting to bring together contractors and developers doing work in the fire zones and local officials to answer questions, streamline the processes and solve problems. The Town of Paradise Community Development Director, 4leaf, Butte County Building Department, PID, Environmental Health and County Fire Marshal will be present at this event. This event is free. Please RSVP by using the following link: http://bit.ly/2VStil5 WHEN: Wednesday, June 26th from 3pm-5pm WHERE: Butte College, Skyway Center at 2480 Notre Dame Boulevard Room 139, Chico   

(Event 06/27) Camp Fire Zone Project – Drinking Water and Plumbing After the Camp Fire- Groups from Purdue University and Manhattan College in collaboration with the Camp Fire Zone Project and the Rotary Club of Paradise, will inform the public on tips for better drinking water and plumbing. From 4pm – 6pm, participants can interact with drinking water and plumbing demonstrations. From 7pm – 8:30 pm, Purdue and Manhattan College faculty will present results of the Camp Fire Community Assessment Drinking Water Survey. This event will also include tips on how to collect drinking water samples, as well as information on how to understand plumbing materials and water distribution systems. The presentation will be live streamed on Facebook in partnership with the Camp Fire Zone Project at http://bit.ly/2IqllQO. This event is free and open to all. For more information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2IoPb8g. WHEN: Thursday, June 27th from 4pm – 8:30pm WHERE: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

(Event 06/27) Upper Ridge Community Council – Monthly Meeting- The Upper Ridge Community Council will be hosting a meeting where the community will have the opportunity to come together and share information as well as discuss works in progress. This event will feature Butte County updates, PID/Paradise Lake Updates, Zone Captain Project Updates, Magalia Park updates, Butte County Fire Safe Council Updates, representatives from the following groups: the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group, Farmers’ Market Buyers’ Club, and more. This event is free and open to all. To register for this event or to view the complete agenda, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2wXRGrH WHEN: Thursday, June 27th from 6pm – 8pm  WHERE: Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15204 Skyway Road, Magalia   

(Event 06/28) Passages – Assessing and Treating Trauma in Older Adults: A Trauma-Informed Approach- A free event organized in partnership with Passages and Butte County featuring Dr. Caroline Giroux and Dr. Andres Sciolla, psychiatrists from UC Davis Medical Center. The speakers will provide information and strategies on assessing and treating trauma in older adults, as well as practical tools for coping and healing from trauma. This event is appropriate for both community members and professional providers. Special consideration will be given to the impact of the Camp Fire on local communities. Registration is required, register online at: http://bit.ly/2F5uOLk Questions can be directed to the Caregiver Resource Center at 530-898-5925. WHEN: Friday, June 28th from 1pm-3pm WHERE: Lakeside Pavilion, 2565 California Park Drive, Chico

(Event 06/29) Movies in the Park- The Chico Area Recreation and Park District will be hosting a free movie night in the park on June 29th. The movie in the park for June 29th will be ‘Wonder’. CARD will have a large screen up at Sycamore Field to show the film about 15 minutes after the sun sets. CARD recommends attendees bring a blanket or low-back chair to sit on during the movie. This film showing is free, family friendly, and open to all. WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 8pm-10pm WHERE:Sycamore Field, Bidwell Park, Chico

(Event 06/29) Butte Diaper Bank- June Distribution Day- The Butte Diaper Bank is hosting their monthly distribution of diapers. Before attending the event, applications should be completed in order to ensure that the necessary inventory will be available. For those in diaper need, fill out the following application:https://bit.ly/2Vcs7kg. For those in need that have been impacted by the Camp Fire, please fill out the following application: https://bit.ly/2VgVemt. Diapers can be provided in infants, adults, and toddlers sizes. WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 9am-11am WHERE: Spine Chiropractic, 1166 Esplanade #2, Chico

(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 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 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. United Policyholders will have a table at this event. 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 More information can be found online at https://hbrexpo.org/ WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 10am-4pm and Sunday, June 30th from 10am-4pm  WHERE: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair Street, Chico

(Event 07/01) Medspire Health – Medspire Health’s July Free Clinic Day- Medspire Health is offering free non-emergent medical care including: wellness checks, medications, health screenings, pediatrics, blood pressure checks, wound care, blood sugar checks and physical exams. This event is free and open to all. WHEN: Monday July 1st, 9am – 1pm WHERE: Magalia Pines Recovery Center, 14098 Skyway, Magalia

(Event 07/09) Town of Paradise – Town Council Meeting- Every second Tuesday of the month (until October) the Town of Paradise will be hosting Town Council Meetings. This meeting will be held at Paradise Alliance Church. Everyone is welcome to attend. To watch live: https://livestream.com/townofparadise WHEN: Every second Tuesday of the month 6pm – 8:30pm WHERE: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road

(Event 07/13) Movies in the Park- The Chico Area Recreation and Park District will be hosting the second free movie night in the park on July 13th. The movie in the park for July 13th will be ‘Incredibles 2’. CARD will have a large screen up at Sycamore Field to show the film about 15 minutes after the sun sets. CARD recommends attendees bring a blanket or low-back chair to sit on during the movies. This film showing is free, family friendly, and open to all.WHEN: Saturday, July 13th from 8pm-10pm WHERE:Sycamore Field, Bidwell Park, Chico

(Event 08/03, 08/04 – 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 3rd and Sunday, August 4th starting at 9:30 AM WHERE: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair Street, Chico     

Weekly Events

(Wednesdays June/July) 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 12 – July 31 at 5:30pm – 8:15pm in Paradise Community Park, corner of Pearson and Black Olive Drive, Paradise.

(Every Mon-Thurs) Paradise Alliance Church- Coffee in the Courtyard- Offering free coffee, pastries, and wifi to the Ridge community every Monday-Thursday from 7 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.

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

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

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

(Mondays) Paradise Community Guilds- Meets weekly to provide support and information, including help with insurance, addressing trauma, fire-resistant building methods, community emotional support, and community building. Open to all Paradise residents impacted by the fire. Located at Chico Guild Hall, 2775 Nord Avenue, Chico, CA 95973. Hours, most Mondays from 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        

Mental Health Services & Wellness

(Event 06/28) Passages – Assessing and Treating Trauma in Older Adults: A Trauma-Informed Approach- A free event organized in partnership with Passages and Butte County featuring Dr. Caroline Giroux and Dr. Andres Sciolla, psychiatrists from UC Davis Medical Center. The speakers will provide information and strategies on assessing and treating trauma in older adults, as well as practical tools for coping and healing from trauma. This event is appropriate for both community members and professional providers. Special consideration will be given to the impact of the Camp Fire on local communities. Registration is required, register online at: http://bit.ly/2F5uOLk Questions can be directed to the Caregiver Resource Center at 530-898-5925. WHEN: Friday, June 28th from 1pm-3pm WHERE: Lakeside Pavilion, 2565 California Park Drive, Chico

Counseling and Therapeutic Services

Magalia Community Church-California Hope- California Hope is partnering with the Magalia Community Church to offer a series of counseling days for all ages.  Counseling sessions will be held at The Magalia Community church, located at: 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia (in the Historic Chapel or the Firehouse) The counseling days and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 06/25, from 9am-4pm in the Historic Chapel
  • Wednesday, 06/26, from 9am-2pm in the Historic Chapel, and 5pm-7pm (for Youth) in the Firehouse
  • Thursday, 06/27 from 9am-4pm in the Historic Chapel
  • Tuesday, 07/02 from 9am-4pm in the Historic Chapel
  • Wednesday, 07/03 from 9am-2pm in the Historic Chapel and 5pm-7pm (for Youth) in the Firehouse

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

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

PAWS – Compassion Fatigue Support Group- PAWS is offering a free support group for animal welfare professionals. Participants will listen and support each other by sharing their experiences with caring/rescuing animals during a crisis.This event is available to all animal caregivers – paid or volunteers. This group is lead by animal lovers and life coaches Sheryl Mattera and Kaitlyn Joseph. Compassion Fatigue Support Group comes together on Wednesdays at 7pm at The Growing Place, 1074 East Avenue, Suite A-3, Chico. For more information contact Sheryl at 530-826-6863 or Kaitlyn at 530-961-3600.     

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

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

Center for Spiritual Living Chico – Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, and Depression Workshop Series-The Center for Spiritual Living is offering a workshop providing techniques to overcome trauma, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate. This is a recurring event taking place every Friday in June between June 7th until June 27th, from 7pm – 9pm. These workshops are free and open to all who want to participate. Workshops will be located at the Center for Spiritual Living Chico, 14 Hillary Lane, Chico. For more information please call (530) 895-8395. 

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

Gridley Community – Counseling, Pastoral Care and Interfaith Chaplaincy – 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.

Magalia Community Church- Offering free pastoral counseling in the community/fellowship hall’s library on Thursdays from 11am-3pm. Pastors are available to talk, and provide mental health relief. For additional questions, please call the church at 530-877-7963 Located at: 13700 Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954

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

Paradise Hope Center / Previously CCURE – Paradise Recovery Center –  Paradise Nazarene Church, which is now 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 Tuesday-Friday from 8am-3pm.  Phone:(530)-327-7486 Located at Paradise Hope Center (previously Paradise Nazarene Church), 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic.

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.

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

Support Groups  

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

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

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

Paradise Community Guilds-Meets weekly to provide support and information, including help with insurance, addressing trauma, fire-resistant building methods, community emotional support, and community building. Open to all Paradise residents impacted by the fire. Located at Chico Guild Hall, 2775 Nord Avenue, Chico, CA 95973. Hours, most Mondays from 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

Miscellaneous

Butte County Art on Wheels – Offering a mobile art studio that provides Camp Fire survivors with positive community oriented projects. The Butte County Art on Wheels program is designed to improve the physical, emotional, and mental health of all participants. This program is directed by Jessie Mercer and partners with schools, companies, and community members. Butte County Art on Wheels is free to children of Camp Fire survivors but also available to groups throughout the community for a fee. For more information regarding the Art on Wheels program use the following link: http://bit.ly/31v60pq. To schedule an appointment contact Jessie at 530-828-2960 or through email: jessiemercer15@gmail.com.

Simply Results Physical Therapy – Trauma TLC Sessions- Offering free group sessions focused on giving the body care in order to heal from trauma to Camp Fire survivors, responders, and volunteers. The group class will learn healing motions, breathing methods, posture awareness, and self-care strategies. Sessions can be done weekly, or as your schedule allows. Each free class/session is 45 minutes. Sign up by calling 530-891-4456 and reserving a spot. Messages left must include name, contact information, and dates of intended participation. If fewer than three people RSVP for a session, the session will be canceled. For more information, or to submit questions, visit: www.simplyresultsst.com Sessions will be in Chico on Sundays at 3:30pm, on the following dates: June 9, June 16, June 23, July 14, July 21, and July 28th.  

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.  

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

Online/Mobile Resources

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.

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

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

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

National Center for PTSD, PTSD Coach App and Website-PTSD Coach is a free website and application for download via the app store or google play, with tools for coping with sadness, anxiety, and other symptoms that people who have been through trauma can develop. Some tools are brief and can help aide relaxation when feeling stressed or possibly improve mood. Offers guidance with tackling difficult problems, changing thinking patterns, and setting goals. Link to website: http://bit.ly/2ZafBQA Link to download iTunes app store:https://apple.co/2MtDJvY Link to download on google play: http://bit.ly/2XuKiiR

Online/Mobile Children’s Resources 

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

Anthem Blue Cross – Tips for Talking to Children After Traumatic Events

Online resource for parents and educators navigating conversations with children who have experienced traumatic events. Online: https://bit.ly/2WcnHav

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

More online resources for helping kids cope:

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

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

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

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

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

HelpCentral.org- www.MentalHealth4Youth.net– Mental health and wellness services for children and youth ages 0-18- Searchable website; search for services filtering by age, location, payment type, language.

Other mental health and wellness resources in Butte and Glenn counties can be found by using the online searchable databases maintained year round by Help Central Butte-Glenn 2-1-1: HelpCentral.org- Find the help you need > Crisis Intervention/Counseling/Mental HealthCrisis Intervention/Counseling/Mental Health- (Click on a category below to see available services.)

Hotlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

California Hope Helpline: 530-966-7382

  • Provides crisis counseling and support for the physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral event reactions to natural disasters and connects callers with mental health professionals.

Northern Valley Talk Line: 1-855-582-5554

  • Available from 4:30pm-9:30pm daily for those that are not in crisis but would like to process events and mental health issues with a peer support specialist.

The Friendship Line: 1-800-971-0016

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

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (option 1)

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

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

  • Customers 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)- Beginning March 5th, the DRC/LAC in Chico at the old Sears building will transition into a Disaster Loan Outreach Center and will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5:30pm. The center will be 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, 2341 Floral Avenue, Chico. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5:30pm.

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. 
  • 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 opening March 12th (St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue, Open Tues-Sat from 9am-5:30pm). 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.

Basic Needs, Clothing & Supplies

Clothing & Supplies 

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, Tuesday-Friday from 8 am-3 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 Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 12pm(noon)-3pm.

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-1pm 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.

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, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11am-3:00 pm.Tents are serving as a supply distribution center, supplies available are based on daily donations but include clothing, household items, and other material goods.
  • One tent is still serving as a dining hall, but food supplies will not be kept in the tent for distribution purposes. As it is now “bear season”, the tents are no longer offering hot meals in the dining hall tent unless there is a special event.
  • Church Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11am-3pm. Offering fresh fruit and vegetables, non-perishable food, commodities (once a month distribution), water, and a limited number of furniture items. Depending on weekly donations, limited furniture items are available in the Community Fellowship Hall.
  • Free pastoral counseling offered in the community/fellowship hall’s library on Thursdays from 11am-3pm. Pastors are available to talk, and provide mental health relief.

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 is set up as drop in site for residents of the Paradise ridge communities to access case management 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 Tuesday-Friday from 8am-3pm.  Phone:(530)-327-7486 Located at Paradise Nazarene Church, 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic.

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.     

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.

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

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.

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. There will not be a distribution on July 5th (07/05) due to Holiday.  Distribution of groceries will take place at the following locations and times:

  • In OROVILLE: At Jordan Crossings Ministry, 2250 5th Avenue, WHEN: The 2nd Friday 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. Calendar published online monthly: https://paradisecma.org/

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

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

Community Action Agency – North State Food Bank Distribution Schedule- 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
06/11 Gridley Guardian Building, 200 East Spruce Street 10:30 am – 11:30 am
06/12 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

06/18 Concow Pines Hardware, 11300 Miller Flat Road 8:30am-9:30
06/20 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

06/21 Orland First Lutheran Church, 19 Colusa Street 9am-11am
06/22 Hamilton City Evangelical Church, 490 Los Robles 8am- 11am
06/26 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

06/27 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-1pm and 5-7pm. 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. Call Specialist Note: Financial assistance of any kind is not available at this location, the center has reported survivors requesting this type of assistance and would like to be clear that this location only distributes basic needs supplies.  Location is open for people to drop in Tuesday-Friday from 8am-3pm.  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

Drinking Water

(Event 06/27) Camp Fire Zone Project – Drinking Water and Plumbing After the Camp Fire- Groups from Purdue University and Manhattan College in collaboration with the Camp Fire Zone Project and the Rotary Club of Paradise, will inform the public on tips for better drinking water and plumbing. From 4pm – 6pm, participants can interact with drinking water and plumbing demonstrations. From 7pm – 8:30 pm, Purdue and Manhattan College faculty will present results of the Camp Fire Community Assessment Drinking Water Survey. This event will also include tips on how to collect drinking water samples, as well as information on how to understand plumbing materials and water distribution systems. The presentation will be livestreamed on Facebook in partnership with the Camp Fire Zone Project at http://bit.ly/2IqllQO. This event is free and open to all. For more information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2IoPb8g. WHEN: Thursday, June 27th from 4pm – 8:30pm WHERE: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

Public Health Information Regarding Water

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

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

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

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

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

Water Company Contact Information

Paradise Irrigation District (PID)- For information and help for service requests and questions for the Paradise Irrigation District Online: pidwater.com Phone: General office line is 530-877-4971 or the customer service line is 530-342-3101. Please be aware that phone lines are open M-F: 9am-4pm and closed Saturday-Sunday.

  • Recovery Specific Information: www.PIDWater.com/recovery    Facebook @PIDWater
  • The above site will also list water testing information, including the water testing map which can only be viewed on Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox.
  • District Board Meetings: The PID board meets at 6:30pm on the third Wednesday of each month at 6332 Clark Road, Paradise (unless listed at alternate location). Live video streams of the meetings can be found on the district’s Facebook page. Contact the District Secretary to request an item be placed on the agenda for discussion or action at an upcoming board meeting.
  • Mailing Address: 6332 Clark Road, Paradise 95969

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

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

Bottled Water & Tank Filling Resources

Bottled Water available at:

Paradise Irrigation District- PID has partnered with the Hope Center to continue bottled water distribution in Paradise. Paradise residents will now pick up their bottled water at the Hope Center. There is also a water tank for jug fill ups at this location. 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic.

Paradise Hope Center (Previously CCURE or Nazarene Church or 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 Tuesday-Friday from 8am-3pm.  Phone:(530)-327-7486 Located at: Paradise Hope Center (previously CCURE/Paradise Nazarene Church)311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic.

South Feather Water and Power offers public filling stations as follows:

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

5-Gallon Jug Stations: 

  • Fire Station in Bangor (Free of charge and open 24/7) Located at: 7540 Oro-Bangor Highway
  • Miners Ranch Water Treatment Plant – 234 Kelly Ridge Road, Oroville
  • Headquarters- 2310 Oro Quincy, Oroville

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

Local Licensed Water Haulers:

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

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

Transportation Assistance

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

B-Line Information – Proposed Fare Increase- Butte Regional Transit is proposing a fare increase to begin the fiscal year of 2019/2020. Please see the table below to see the current fare and the proposed fare in each category. To make comments, or to ask questions about the proposed changes, please contact B-Line through the following: Mail: BCAG, 326 Huss Drive, Ste 150, Chico CA 95928 Email: jpeplow@bcag.org Phone: 530-809-4616    Fax:530-891-2979 Public comments are due by Tuesday, June 25th, 2019. A public hearing will take place in late June at the BCAG Board of Directors Meeting, date and location to be announced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B-Line Information- B-Line bus service is restored for communities on the ridge. Service on Route 41 to Magalia, which resumed on December 3, is now serving all bus stops along its route. Originally Route 41 bypassed the stops in the evacuated areas, but since those orders have been lifted, all stops are now open. The route, which had been modified, is now back to its original pre-fire pattern, with the exception being the Creston/Ponderosa area. That area will not be serviced until further notice. This resumed bus service on the ridge also includes Saturday service. Selected runs on Route 40 as well as the full published Saturday Route 41 service will begin on Saturday Dec 29

 

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/.

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

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

Individuals who cannot utilize the fixed route system must receive Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) certification to utilize this service. This certification ensures trips are given priority status.

  • Application for B-Line ADA Paratransit can be found here: http://bit.ly/2KSCBzI
  • Cost: One-way fare is $3.00 (same day requests are $4.50), a 2-ride pass is $6, and $25 and $50 Value Cards are also available. Passes can be purchased at Downtown Chico Transit Center, City of Oroville, Butte County Public Works and the Town of Paradise.
  • B-line Paratransit Mapper and fee estimator can be found here: https://bcagmapper.org/paratransit/
  • To purchase via mail order, use the form here:http://bit.ly/2Xu0tR3.  Must include a check for payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
  • Please note that if you are traveling in one of the supplemental zones, value cards or cash are the only accepted forms of payment. Map of supplemental zones can be found here:http://www.blinetransit.com/Paratransit/Paratransit-Service-Area/index.html

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

CampFire Carpool- **Please Note: THIS IS A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS WITHIN THE PUBLIC, 2-1-1 CANNOT VERIFY THE SAFETY OF THIS GROUP. This is a private Facebook Group, not a nonprofit organization or government-run program, it is run entirely by private citizens. Private citizens are volunteering ride-sharing services, but these individuals have not been vetted, background checked or monitored for quality assurance and safety. User discretion and caution is advised when utilizing this resource, 2-1-1 cannot guarantee the safety of any ride offered by a private citizen.**

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

Medical Transportation

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

School Transportation

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

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

Child Care/Children's Activities

(Event 06/24) Valley Oak Children’s Services Trauma Informed Care Workshop- Valley Oak Children’s Services is offering a free workshop for caretakers to learn about Trauma Informed care. Topics during this workshop will include information about child triggers, behaviors, and strategies to avoid meltdowns related to stress and trauma. Workshop will also go over how to set up a quiet and calm space in any child care facility. This free workshop will be lead by Lana Frisby and pre registration is required. Please call Valley Oak Children’s Services at: (530) 895-3572 to register. WHEN: Monday, June 24th from 6pm-8pm WHERE: Wynn Memorial Learning Center, 25058 D. Street, Oroville

(Event 06/26) Valley Oak Children’s Services – Activity Resource Room- Valley Oak Children’s Services Activity Resource Room offers free supplies for child care activities and materials. Arts and crafts, paint, paper and activity ideas available. Machines for printing laminating and photocopying also available for use. Activity Resource Room is lead by Jessica Lourenco and Katrina Sparlin. Open to all, no registration required. WHEN: Wednesday June 26, 6pm – 7pm WHERE: 585 Magnolia Street, Gridley

(Event 06/29) Movies in the Park- The Chico Area Recreation and Park District will be hosting a free movie night in the park on June 29th. The movie in the park for June 29th will be ‘Wonder’. CARD will have a large screen up at Sycamore Field to show the film about 15 minutes after the sun sets. CARD recommends attendees bring a blanket or low-back chair to sit on during the movie. This film showing is free, family friendly, and open to all. WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 8pm-10pm WHERE:Sycamore Field, Bidwell Park, 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: Saturday June 29th, from 9am-3pm WHERE: Veterans Memorial Hall, 6550 Skyway, Paradise   

(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 07/13) Movies in the Park- The Chico Area Recreation and Park District will be hosting the second free movie night in the park on July 13th. The movie in the park for July 13th will be ‘Incredibles 2’. CARD will have a large screen up at Sycamore Field to show the film about 15 minutes after the sun sets. CARD recommends attendees bring a blanket or low-back chair to sit on during the movies. This film showing is free, family friendly, and open to all. WHEN: Saturday, July 13th from 8pm-10pm WHERE:Sycamore Field, Bidwell Park, Chico

Magalia Community Church – California Hope- California Hope is partnering with the Magalia Community Church to offer a series of counseling days for all ages. Counseling sessions will be held at Magalia Community Church’s Historic Chapel and Firehouse, located at:13700 Old Skyway, Magalia. The counseling days and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 06/25, from 9am-4pm in the Historic Chapel
  • Wednesday, 06/26, from 9am-2pm in the Historic Chapel, and 5pm-7pm (for Youth) in the Firehouse
  • Thursday, 06/27 from 9am-4pm in the Historic Chapel
  • Tuesday, 07/02 from 9am-4pm in the Historic Chapel
  • Wednesday, 07/03 from 9am-2pm in the Historic Chapel and 5pm-7pm (for Youth) in the Firehouse

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

Chico Salvation Army – Raising Highly Capable Kids- Offering a parenting course designed to give parents confidence, and empower them to raise responsible children. This course will run during the same time as the Salvation Army Youth Day Camp. Parents who attend 11 of the 13 classes will receive a gift card. Childcare and dinner is provided. The class is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 10th to July 31st from 3:30pm-5pm at the Salvation Army Chico Corps Community Center at 567 E. 16th Street. Additional questions can be directed to 530-776-1009.

Hatha House – Kids Yoga Classes- Hatha House Yoga is offering a 6 week summer session of yoga classes for children ages 3 and older. Classes offer children an opportunity to play, be active, and learn skills to help them be calm during times of stress. Yoga can teach children how to exercise and potentially aid confidence, concentration skills, self esteem and self respect development. No experience is necessary for children to participate in this 6 week summer series of classes. Classes are held on Tuesdays (06/18-07/23) Class schedule is as follows:

  • Ages 3-5 from 11am-11:45am
  • Ages 6-10 from 1pm-2pm
  • Ages 11+ from 2pm-3pm

Cost per class is $15 per child, or admission to all 6 classes in the series for $75. To enroll in classes, Hatha House can be reached by email: info@hatha-house.com Phone: (530) 884-4130 or enroll online here: https://www.hatha-house.com/ Located at: Hatha House 707 Wall St. Chico, CA

Paradise Recreation and Park District – PRPD Summer Camp- The Terry Ashe Recreation Center is offering a summer day camp for kids. This Program offers organized games, crafts, sports, and more throughout the summer. Activity themes will change from week to week. Attendance can be daily or weekly. Children may attend for the whole day or attend a half day morning or afternoon session. Free lunch will be provided through the PUSD Food Services program. This camp is available for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade (Please note that children must have completed Kindergarten). Camp will take place Monday through Friday, June 10th to August 2nd, 7:30am – 5:30pm for 8 weeks. PRPD Summer Camp will be located at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway Rd, Paradise. Fees: $20 whole day, $10 half day (7:30am – 12:30pm or 12pm – 5:30pm) For more information call the following number: 530-872-6393 or email info@paradiseprpd.com

Butte Youth Now – The Live Spot Summer 2019- Butte Youth Now is offering The Live Spot Summer 2019 to youths in 6th – 12th grade. Live Spot Summer 2019 offers programs and workshops that help cultivate youth leadership, personal growth, skill building, wellness, connection and belonging. Activities include: a game room and sports tournaments, day trips throughout Butte County, weekly movie showings with free concessions, picnic days every Friday, talks with guest speakers/local experts, and more. Three free meals will be served daily. The Live Spot Summer 2019 program begins June 17th (7:45am-5:30pm) at 2167 Montgomery Street, Oroville. This program is free and available to all 6th – 12th graders in surrounding areas. For more information or to register use the following link: http://bit.ly/2KCRB4L.

Faith Lutheran Church – Camp Noah- Offering a free day camp for children who are in grades first through fifth that focuses on resilience after trauma. The camp uses the story of Noah and the Ark to help children process their own “storm story” and find ways to prepare for when a disaster happens. Mental health professionals will be available for any child at the camp, as children are encouraged to face their fears, process their loss, and identify their own skills and strengths. Breakfast will be provided. The camp is limited to 50 children, and those directly impacted by the Camp Fire will be given priority registration. The camp will take place August 5th through the 9th from 8:30 am-3pm. Register online at http://bit.ly/2WRamba

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

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

Feather River Recreation and Park District Concerts in the Park- An ongoing free summer concert series at Riverbend Park. Each week a different local band plays from various genres of music. Every Thursday evening June 13th-August 15th at 6:30pm at Riverbend Park, 50 Montgomery Street, Oroville. For information on which groups will be performing and what genre they will play, view the concert series flyer here:http://bit.ly/2ImbObZ  

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

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

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

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.

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

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 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)

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  

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

Shasta Family YMCA – Free Summer Day Camp For Fire Survivor Families- Shasta Family YMCA is offering a limited number of free slots to their school-age (ages 3 – 14) summer day camps for families who qualify. Camps are a full day program (7am – 6pm). 5-day and 3-day schedules available. 10% Sibling Discount on 2nd and 3rd child. Alternative Payment Program Welcome and YMCA Financial Assistance available. Free summer lunch program. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. To qualify families must live in Redding currently, meet certain income requirements, and be able to prove their home was lost in the Camp or Carr Fires. Families who are not residents of Redding or who do not meet all criteria may still qualify for generous financial assistance. For more information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2HLQ8Hg or call 530-246-9622 with qualification questions.  

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 catalog 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. To check out items from the lending library, visit the Valley Oak office and talk with any resource and referral staff. Parents, guardians, and providers that are new to the program will need to fill out a registration form before checking out items. Items can be returned to the lending library or to the mobile toy van. https://www.valleyoakchildren.org/need-educational-toys-cenk Located at: 3120 Cohasset Road, Suite # 6, Chico CA 95973. 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 Street, 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 

Topic pages of interest:

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/

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

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

The eligibility criteria for this program include the following:

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

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

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

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 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.

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

Travel Trailer Sites Being Utilized by FEMA:

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

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

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

Temporary Housing Communities in Process:

510 MHU, 12 UFAS  & 61 TT Total

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

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

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

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

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

FEMA Evacuee Hotel List / FEMA Transitional Housing Assistance (TSA): If you are eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA), FEMA will pay for the cost to stay in certain hotels or motels for a limited period of time. 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. Phone: 530-533-9120 Located at 4250 Lincoln Blvd, Oroville, 95966. Please call before visiting in person.

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

Rebuilding & Housing Construction

(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 More information can be found online at https://hbrexpo.org/ WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 10am-4pm and Sunday, June 30th from 10am-4pm WHERE: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair Street, Chico

(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

Butte College – Construction Training 50 hour Summer Boot Camp- Butte College is offering a free Construction Training Summer Boot Camp to individuals who are of the ages of 18 – 24. Participants will gain a solid foundation of construction skills, practice proper use of hand tools, power tools, basic safety and more. Participants will also be the first to know of available rebuild summer jobs. Trainees will receive an OSHA-10 certification and a tool belt and set of starter tools. Boot Camp begins July 15th through July 26th. Classes start at 9am – 2pm, Monday – Friday. Construction Training Boot Camp will take place at Butte College (Main Campus), 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville. Please note that there are a limited number of openings for Summer Boot Camp. For more information or to sign up, call 895-9018.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Carrie Fritsch carrie.zone11@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PULGA ZONE- TBA

CONCOW/YANKEE HILL ZONE- 

 

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

 

STIRLING ZONE- http://bit.ly/2K2FsXg 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POWELLTON ZONE- TBA

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

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

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

LOVELOCK ZONE- TBA  

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

Relocation & Moving

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

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

California Relocation:

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

Outside of California Relocation:

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

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

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

Vehicles/RVs - Camping & Overnight Parking

Ordinances and Regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources

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

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

Social Media/ Community Based Resources

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

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

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

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

Lodging Avaliability

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

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

(06/03) 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

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

(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 contact the park via phone or email. Email: info@sacramentoriverrvresort.com  Park amenities: Showers/restrooms, and laundry facilities. Address: 6596 Riverland Drive, Redding Contact: (530) 365-6402 Hours: 9am – 5pm everyday   

(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

(06/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY (12 SPACES) – Redding RV Park- $42.50/day 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 or email the park. 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

(06/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY (2 SPACES) – 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   

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

(05/13) (1 space available) The Outpost Restaurant and Bar – RV Community Offering a limited number of RV spaces to survivors of the Camp Fire. Due to grant funding from the NVCF, the spaces will initially be offered at no-cost and include utilities. Those interested in applying can call to set up an application appointment. All applications must be picked up in person. Address: 7589 Humboldt Rd, Butte Meadows Phone: 530-873-3050 (please do not call past 6pm, and if you have to leave a message please remember to leave your name, number, and reason for calling).

(06/04) OPEN AVAILABILITY) (10+ 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.  Located 45 minutes east of Oroville, approx. 1 hour from Chico. Office open Monday-Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Quail Ridge RV Park is a 66-space park located in Clipper Mills, CA.  Located 1 hour and 15 minutes from Chico, 1 hour from Marysville/Yuba, 45 minutes from Oroville and 15 minutes from Brownsville. RV spaces rent are $400 per month, $150 per week or $35 per day. Website: quailridgerv.com Park Amenities: On-site laundry and showers/bathrooms for men and women that are handicapped accessible Phone: Pamela (775) 247-8668 (9am-6pm, Mon-Fri.) Park office at (530) 675-9313 Email: quailridgeresort@gmail.com Address: 12468 La Porte Road, Clipper Mills

(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. Phone: 707-279-4955  Hours: Friday-Tuesday, 9am-12pm, closed for lunch,1pm-4pmAddress: 4355 Montezuma Way, Kelseyville

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

(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, CaliforniaAddress: 751 Oro Dam Blvd W, Oroville Phone: 530-533-8679

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

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

(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

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

(06/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY (10-15 SPACES)– Lassen West Village- $400/month plus electric w/ $200.00 electric deposit, applied upon checkout. (Weekly/daily rates available on website) Park amenities: Showers/restrooms, laundry facilities Utilities: Full water/waste hookups available, internet, electric, propane  Address: 464-875 Mooney Road, Westwood Phone: 530-256-2589 (Mark) Website: rvparklassen.com Email: Mark@mhcenter.com

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

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

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

(06/03) OPEN AVAILABILITY Yreka RV Park- $595/month including electric (daily/weekly/monthly rates and fees available on website: https://www.yrekarvpark.com/rates) Space rent is based on three (3) person occupancy. A $25/person fee will be charged for each additional person per month after four (4) people. Each space has a maximum occupancy of six (6) individuals. Daily/weekly applicants must fill out a reservation inquiry on the website. Monthly applicants must fill out a separate application on the website. Park Amenities: Full hook ups, pull-through sites, all 50 amp, park models available for rent, dog park, wifi, propane sold on site, recreation room, dog park, bathrooms and laundry facilities. Address: 767 Montague Rd, Yreka, CA Phone: (530) 841-0100 (Hours: 8am-5pm everyday)

(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 here rer.mhrvpark.com  Full hookups. 2006 or newer RV preferred. Older RV may be accepted with approved photos proving good condition. Applicants can make reservations either in-person, over the phone, or on website. Utilities: Water, septic and sewer. Park Amenities: Bathrooms, laundry facilities, swimming pools, cable ready. Address: 25 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff, California. Phone: (530)527-4434 (Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday)

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

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

Campers / RV or Truck Dumping

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

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

Repopulation & Re-Entry to Property

https://bit.ly/2FgLqSwAllows users to type in a property address to see if it has been inspected.

Paradise Hope Center / Previously CCURE – Paradise Recovery Center- Church Community United Relief Effort (CCURE) Mental health and spiritual care up in Paradise and on the ridge for those who have returned to their properties and the impacted areas. Paradise Nazarene is set up as drop in site for residents of the Paradise ridge communities to access case management 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/Rv. Drop in Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm. Phone:(530)-327-7486 Paradise Nazarene Church, 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic.  

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)

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 and Waste Services:  Please note that company services are limited as the business was located in Paradise. Recycling and Yard waste pick up has resumed. Office located at 920 American Way, Paradise is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Local phone lines are back up at 530- 876-3340, but customers can leave a message. The Recycling Center, Reuse Center, Vegetative Waste Yard and the HHW Facility will be closed until further notice. N.R.W.S. has resumed all services at this time with limited access, please make sure to contact us when returning home to update your service needs and contact information. Please email them at  customerservice@northernrecycling.biz or call 530-876-3340 and leave a message. If you are on Autopay please make sure to go into to bill pay and stop it. It is very important to note that no fire related debris can go into the trash carts. Please note that there is a service and disposal fee for bulky item pickups for empty Refrigerators and Freezers.
  • Waste Management of Butte County or North Valley Disposal: FIRE DEBRIS: Please do not place burned materials or ash in your trash containers. They are not authorized to collect this material. Visit ButteCountyRecovers.org for information on fire debris clean up. Waste Management Customer Service Line: (866) 825-7190 North Valley Waste Management customer service line: 530-893-4777 or email: cssacramento@wm.com Hours of operation Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm
  •  The Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility- The Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility (NRRWF) accepts fire debris and ash from contractors in the Camp Fire Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program. Haulers must present a certificate to dispose of fire debris and ash at the NRRWF. Butte County Environmental Health issues certificates directly to contractors. For more details on Neal Road Fire Debris Disposal, see the Guidelines for Fire Debris Disposal (found on Butte County Recovers) http://bit.ly/2YcgUhq

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.

FEMA Assistance

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

Camp Fire survivors that had their primary residence in Paradise, or a declared zone, who sustained losses in the designated areas were eligible to apply for assistance. For more information on FEMA, visit  http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

FEMA: Contact Information: 1-800-621-3362  or TTY: 1-800-462-7585 or online here: www.disasterassistance.gov

View Complete FEMA guidelines here: http://bit.ly/2ICQtgp

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 06/29, 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, United Policyholders, 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. More information can be found online at https://hbrexpo.org/ WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 10am-4pm and Sunday, June 30th from 10am-4pm WHERE: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair Street, 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 and price gouging within the County of Butte, call the District Attorney Fraud Line at 1 (866) 323-7283. According to the D.A. the most common scams and fraudulent acts that occur in and after a major disaster generally include price gouging, offers of debris removal, and fraudulent charitable solicitations.

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

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

Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)- For property owners and renters impacted by the Camp Fire, CLIC is offering legal information and assistance both by appointment and walk-in. Under the supervision of attorneys, CLC paralegal interns provide assistance re-submitting FEMA applications, collecting documents and proof needed for applications and appeals, navigating the FEMA/SBA financial assistance application and options process, and helping ensure there are no logistical errors on applications. CLIC also offers free information in 11 areas of law. CLIC is a student-run, non-profit organization that provides legal information to students and community members. CLIC also provides paralegal internship opportunities with students working directly under CLIC’s four supervising attorneys. Located at 25 Main Street, Suite 102, Chico, CA 95929. Regular Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10am – 3pm. 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: 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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House of Representatives, Congressman Doug LaMalfa

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

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

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

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

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

Health Care Services

(Event 08/03, 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

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

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

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

Adventist Health Feather River

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

Adventist Health Feather River Health Center is open for primary care, obgyn services, physical therapy, lab and X-rays, some specialty care, and pharmacy. Only a couple of the providers were unable to return – most are back and seeing patients.

Walk in clinic at Adventist Feather River Health Center- M-F 8am-12pm; 1pm-5pm. Walk in services  are intended for urgent care needs. Other medical needs should be scheduled through appointment with your provider.

Chico Clinics

Skyway Primary Care

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

Chico OB GYN & Midwifery

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

Chico Specialty & Diagnostic Center

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

Chico Primary Care & Specialty Services

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

Paradise Clinics

Feather River Walk-In Clinic

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

Feather River Health Center

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

Corning Health Center

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

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

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

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

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

Private Medical Equipment Suppliers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lincare, 2505 Zanella Way (530) 895-8414

Health Care Clinics

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

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

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

Dental Resources

Ampla Dental

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

Access Dental

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

Western Dental

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

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

Vision/Optometrist Resources

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

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

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

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

Prescriptions & Medications

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

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

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

Animal Care and Resources

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.

PAWS – Compassion Fatigue Support Group- PAWS is offering a free support group for animal welfare professionals. Participants will listen and support each other by sharing their experiences with caring/rescuing animals during a crisis.This event is available to all animal caregivers – paid or volunteers. This group is lead by animal lovers and life coaches Sheryl Mattera and Kaitlyn Joseph. Compassion Fatigue Support Group comes together on Wednesdays at 7pm at The Growing Place, 1074 East Avenue, Suite A-3, Chico. For more information contact Sheryl at 530-826-6863 or Kaitlyn at 530-961-3600.

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 / FieldhavenTransfer 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 based on volunteer scheduling. Please reach out through the main center phone line for more information. 916-434-6022

  • Thousands of cats are still missing after the Camp Fire. Red collars let trappers know that your cat is not lost. Red collars and microchipping can be obtained for free at the Fieldhaven Transfer Center. Location: 5399 Clarke Rd Ewald Ct. If your cat loses it’s collar, microchipping ensures that your cat will be returned. 
  • Volunteers at the shelter work on identifying families to reunite cats with their families. Please view the missing/found cat database here: http://bit.ly/2T5wSLw

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 Boulevard, E. Oroville. Call to make an appointment at 530-534-0900. Link to website: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 clinics are no longer being offered. 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

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, heart-worm 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, micro-chipping is encouraged with all appointments. Micro-chipping 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 – 1:30 pm) at 1356 Longfellow Avenue, Chico. 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 07/04) Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce – 4th of July Celebration-The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to a 4th of July Celebration commemorating the resilience and independence of the community. This event will feature the USAF Band of the Golden West and guest speakers. All are welcome to attend. For more information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2Wtcuqb or call 530-877-9356. WHEN: Thursday, July 4th at 3pm – 6pm WHERE: Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 6161 Clark Road #1, Paradise  

Town of Paradise Recovery Projects Survey – The town of Paradise is asking Camp Fire Survivors and all members of the ridge community to participate in a survey. The information gathered in the survey will help the town of Paradise understand the community’s vision and priorities for the future of Paradise. The survey will also allow Paradise’s Town Council to have a clear picture of what the residents of Paradise desire for the future of their town. To access the survey, use the following link:http://bit.ly/2Z4nB5J.

Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox – Free General Admission Ticket- All Camp Fire Survivors will receive a free general admission ticket for Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox baseball games for the rest of this season, courtesy of Sunsweet Growers. Please show your ID from Butte County at the gate to receive a free general admission ticket. For the complete 2019 game schedule use the following link: http://bit.ly/31hbPXE. All games are located at 1431 C Street, Marysville.  

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

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 12th – July 31 at 5:30pm – 8:15pm in Paradise Community Park, at the corner of Pearson and Black Olive (5570 Black Olive Drive), 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

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

Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group-The Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group is made of members from the public sector, private business, non-profit, community groups, faith-based organizations, and local government agencies that are working in collaboration to identify the needs of the community and work towards long-term recovery. The goals of the group is to represent the whole community and develop the best long-term solutions for the region. More information can be found online at www.campfirelongtermrecovery.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Carrie Fritsch carrie.zone11@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PULGA ZONE- TBA

CONCOW/YANKEE HILL ZONE- 

 

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

 

STIRLING ZONE- http://bit.ly/2K2FsXg 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POWELLTON ZONE- TBA

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

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

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

LOVELOCK ZONE- TBA  

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

Social Media Resources

Needs and Offers

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

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

Connect survivors with others/supplies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reconnect survivors with books lost in the fire

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

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

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

Help and offer help to any Trailer questions and needs

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

For ride sharing to/ from/ within Butte County

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

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

http://bit.ly/2RmzbGy

Information and Updates

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

Information, Questions, Photos or anything related to Camp Fire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parenting info, questions, tips during recovery

http://bit.ly/2YsehrS

Relocation

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

California Relocation:

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

Outside of California Relocation:

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

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

California State University Chico- CSU, Chico will waive the replacement diploma fees for former (graduated) students who are Camp Fire 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

Butte College – Construction Training 50 hour Summer Boot Camp- Butte College is offering a free Construction Training Summer Boot Camp to individuals who are of the ages of 18 – 24. Participants will gain a solid foundation of construction skills, practice proper use of hand tools, power tools, basic safety and more. Participants will also be the first to know of available rebuild summer jobs. Trainees will receive an OSHA-10 certification and a tool belt and set of starter tools. Boot Camp begins July 15th through July 26th. Classes start at 9am – 2pm, Monday – Friday. Construction Training Boot Camp will take place at Butte College (Main Campus), 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville. Please note that there are a limited number of openings for Summer Boot Camp. For more information or to sign up, call 895-9018.  

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

Chico Locations:

  • 1600 Mangrove Avenue, Suite 115 – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm,

Phone: 530-616-1053

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

  • 500 Cohasset Road, Suite 30 – Open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm

Oroville Location:

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

Labor Finders-Staffing agency contracted by the Office of Emergency response to hire for positions involved in the Recovery Base Camp. Hiring positions within the fields of housekeeping, kitchen staff, maintenance, and bookkeeping. Offering full-time positions that will last approximately one year. For more information call at 530-433-4060 (available M-F 7:30am-6pm). As of 5/28, Labor Finders is seeking to fill the following positions: workers with HVAC experience, plumber, maintenance supervisor, head chef and sous chef, general laborers.

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. Phone: 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 can be found online here:http://bit.ly/2x9rQ3M

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 Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5:30pm). The Small Business Administration is available to discuss assistance programs.
  2. View: The Business Recovery Resources Guide    (http://bit.ly/2VTnrMH)
  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.

The Paradise Ridge Chamber Party in the Park Music & Marketplace Volunteers-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. MCC has also requested volunteers to commit to monitoring the new laundry and shower trailer to check people in and out or the laundry/shower trailer cannot open to those in need. Special volunteer projects are also available. Those interested in volunteering can reach out directly to Shell, the Church’s office manager, at 530-877-7963. Shell is available in the church office Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday from 11am-3pm. Volunteer shifts will be Monday-Saturday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 or joy@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.

 

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: www.usps.com

The following Post Offices have reopened:

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

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

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

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

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

Fraud

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

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

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

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

Rumor Control

(05/30) Per Town of Paradise:

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

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

(05/14) Butte County Sheriff – Announcement 05/14 Per a press release from the Sheriff-Coroner of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Kory L Honea:

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

(05/07) FEMA will repair private roads in Butte County damaged by debris removal trucks and heavy equipment : FALSE

FEMA has no authority to repair damage to private roads, including damage caused by debris removal trucks and/or heavy equipment.

(05/07) FEMA will provide survivors a Tiny House : FALSE

Under the Direct housing program, FEMA may provide manufactured houses or travel trailers to qualified survivors and survivor families as a last resort for temporary housing. FEMA does not accept requests for temporary housing; FEMA determines which applicants qualify based on the information given at the time of registration. Case managers directly contact individuals and families who qualify for housing. Survivors whose housing situations have changed since they originally registered need to update their information by logging on to www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling the FEMA Helpline at (800) 621-3362.

(05/07) FEMA temporary housing communities will provide shelter for FEMA employees and the pre-disaster homeless : FALSE

FEMA temporary housing is available only to qualified disaster survivors. Eligible disaster survivors are those who have lost their home or rental property in a disaster and have no other housing options available.

(05/07) FEMA is managing all aspects of the debris removal mission in Butte County : FALSE

FEMA is funding eligible and approved Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) for qualified applicants in Butte County. Cal-Recycle is responsible for administering, overseeing and obtaining contracts for the removal of the debris.

(04/19) Red Cross Phase 3 Financial Assistance : FALSE

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

(05/07) Extra Food Distribution by Food Bank of CC and S. There is a social media post circulating of extra supplies giveaway by the food bank of contra costa, this is only for church administrators and is not meant for the public. The food bank only has two food distributions for the public (information in the food section above).

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