Resources for Children & Families

Butte County is a great place to raise kids. Our resources for children and families can help you find local events, services for new mothers, nutrition information and more.

Strengthening Families Resources

Butte 2-1-1 is a community partner in the Strengthening Families network, a local coalition of service providers established by the First 5 Butte County Children and Families Commission to assist and support parents and children. Strengthening Families is built upon two key beliefs: all families have strengths, and all families need support.

Call Butte 2-1-1 for more information on Strengthening Families programs and services in your local area. You can also link to the partners’ web sites listed below.

  • Mother’s Well Program
    North Valley Catholic Social Services
    10 Independence Circle, Chico, CA 95973
    Mothers Well is a program of Northern Valley Catholic Social Service which offers counseling services to women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Services are offered to women with Medi-Cal or those who are uninsured or under-insured. Women can be referred by social service agencies, friends, family, or by self-referral.
    Methods of payment: free, open to mothers who are on Medi-Cal or uninsured or under-insured.
  • Butte Baby Steps
    2185 Baldwin Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965
    Butte Baby Steps North
    7078 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969
    Women under the age of 29 who are pregnant or have just given birth, are screened for risk factors. If deemed high risk, they are invited into the program which provides regular home visits, the frequency of which are based on levels of stress in the household. The objective is to reinforce mother-child bonding and positive parenting skills, thereby preventing child abuse and neglect. Depending on the family’s needs, they may also be linked to additional services such as financial, food, and housing assistance programs, school readiness programs, child care, job training programs, family support centers, substance abuse treatment programs, and domestic violence shelters. The program serves Paradise, Magalia, Oroville and South Butte County families.
  • Teens As Parents Program (TAPP)
    10 Independence Cr., Chico, CA 95973
    The TAPP program provides case management services, information, and advocacy to pregnant and parenting women and men age 19 and younger. The program ensures health and well being of teen parents and their children.
  • Tu Tus Menyuam – Raising the Child
    Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County
    1940 Feather River Blvd. Ste. H, Oroville, CA 95965
    Raising the Child offers support for Hmong families with children 0-5, helping prepare young children and families for school. They host monthly family-fun events for the families. The purpose this program is to empower parents with the skills to advocate for their children in the school system.
  • Ridge Strengthening Families Network
    Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center
    6249 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969
    Through the Paradise Ridge family Resource Center, the Ridge Strengthening Families Network provides supportive services, programs and events to families and parents with young children on The Ridge.
  • Parent Cafes
    Valley Oak Children’s Services
    287 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico, CA 95926
    530-899-4940 or 530-899-4941
    The Parent Café is a monthly family socialization event in Chico, Oroville and Gridley. The Parent Café model involves having small groups with facilitators meet at tables to discuss topics related to parenting. First, a communal dinner takes place which families share. Then the parents participate in the Café while children are engaged by child-care providers in a craft activity or games.


Help for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Local Events

Services for New Mothers

First 5 Parent Resources

First 5 Butte County has dedicated a portion of their website to interactive parent resources. At parents will find information about their child’s health and development, informational videos and downloads, fun and educational activities to do with their children, family support, and much more.