Camp Fire Information & Resources

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

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

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

Resource & Recovery Events

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

(Event 09/16) Butte County Library – Practical Steps Forward with Rich Harwood- Butte County Library and CSU Chico will be hosting a seminar featuring Rich Harwood. Rich Harwood is the President and founder of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. This event will offer practical steps that communities may take to rebuild, and offer insights on how communities within Butte County can transition from despair and trauma to healing and hope. Rich Harwood will also address the lack of housing in Butte County, overcrowding and creating sustainable, economic development. This event is free and available to all. Please note: seating is limited and attendance requires registration for RSVP purposes. To register for this event use the following link: http://bit.ly/2NxJdow. WHEN: Monday, September 16th from 1pm – 4pm WHERE: Chico State University, Colusa Room, 400 West 1st Street, Chico    

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

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

(Event 09/17) Alliance for Workforce Development (AFWD) – Job Fair Readiness Workshop- Alliance for Workforce Development is offering a Job Fair Readiness Workshop in Chico. This workshop will teach participants how to build a resume, how to dress professionally, etiquette with employers and more. To register for this event or for more information contact the Chico AFWD office at 530-961-5125. WHEN: Tuesday, September 17th from 9:30am – 11:30am WHERE: Alliance for Workforce Development, 500 Cohasset Road Suite 30, Chico   

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

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

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

(Event 09/20) Alliance for Workforce Development (AFWD) – Job Fair Readiness Workshop- Alliance for Workforce Development is offering a Job Fair Readiness Workshop in Oroville. This workshop will teach participants how to build a resume, how to dress professionally, etiquette with employers and more. To register for this event or for more information contact the Oroville AFWD office at 530-538-7301. WHEN: Friday, September 20th from 9:30am – 11:30am WHERE: Alliance for Workforce Development, 78 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville    

(Event 09/21) The Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley – Camp Fire Community Resource Round-Up- The Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley in partnership with Greatergood.org and North Valley Community Foundation present the second Camp Fire Community Resource Round-up. This event will help participants navigate the resources available to the community after the Camp Fire. This event will feature local resources from over 20 agencies, a raffle, food trucks and a bounce house. If your organization would like to table at this event, please contact ekennedy@bgcnv.org as soon as possible. Deadline for applications is September 18th or once all available tables have been filled. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley requests that all agencies in attendance show up ready to start case management; bring intake forms, applications or contact sheets. For more information, contact Erin Kennedy at 530-899-0335 or ekennedy@bgcnv.org.WHEN: Saturday, September 21st from 9am – 12pm (noon) WHERE: The Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway Road, Paradise 

(Event 09/21) Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology – Museum Day-The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology is offering the annual Museum Day Family event in Chico. This event will feature two exhibits and activities related to the new Maidu Basketry exhibit and the final week of the display of the Remarkable Lives of Birds. Museum Day is a national celebration for museums connected with America’s museum: The Smithsonian. Go to www.csuchico.edu/anthmuseum to download your free tickets. Individuals or families may also drop-in for assistance with registration for free. For more information contact 530-898-5397. WHEN: Saturday, September 21st from 11am – 3pm WHERE: Meriam Library (complex across from the main entrance to the library on Chico State Campus), 400 W 1st St, Chico      

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

(Event 09/23) African American Family and Cultural Center – Job and Life Skills Workshop- The African American Family and Cultural Center is hosting a job and life skills workshop in Oroville. This event is a two week workshop will focus on job skills as well as life skills. The workshop will take place Monday through Friday beginning on September 23rd from 9:30am until 12pm noon. This event is free and available to all. Interested individuals can sign up for the workshop by coming to the AAFCC or by calling 530-532-1205. WHEN: Monday, September 23rd from 9:30am – 12pm (noon)  WHERE: African American Family and Cultural Center, 3300 Spencer Avenue, Oroville 

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

(Event 09/24) Enterprise Community Partners – Democratizing Resilience and Disaster Recovery Initiative-This event will provide an overview of the Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery, including the process and how it can be used in Butte County. The event also aims to provide tools for those on the ground to plan long-term rebuilding and advocate for more funding from the state. WHEN: September 24th from 9:30am-2pm (lunch included) WHERE:St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue, Chico

(Event 09/25) Alliance for Workforce Development – Butte County Fall Job Fair- Alliance for Workforce Development is hosting a job fair with employers from all over Butte County. Over 40 employers from every sector: Manufacturing, Medical, Retail, IT and Tech, Government, Education and more. This event will also feature full time, part time, and entry level to management positions. Those attending are encouraged to dress to impress. AFWD will be offering free resume assistance and job fair success coaching prior to the event. This event is free and requires registration to attend. To register use the following link: http://bit.ly/2lTFghV. For more information, contact the AFWD (Chico) at 530-961-5125 or AFWD (Oroville) 530-538-7301.WHEN: Wednesday, September 25th from 12pm (noon)-4pm WHERE: Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Avenue, Chico

(Event 09/26) Upper Ridge Community Council –  September Monthly Meeting- The Upper Ridge Community Council will be hosting a September Monthly Meeting in Magalia. The tentative meeting agenda for this event will feature executive committee reports, Butte County Updates, medical services on the ridge updates, Magalia Park on the Green updates, Dogtown Howlers Newspaper updates and new business and announcements. This event is free and available to all, but requires registration for attendance. To register for this event, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2k3VWmm. WHEN: Thursday, September 26th from 6pm – 8pm WHERE: Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15204 Skyway Road, Magalia   

(Event 09/28) City of Chico – Affordable Housing Conference- The City of Chico is conducting a one-day affordable housing conference. Speakers will include Tia Boatman-Patterson, the Senior Advisor on Housing in the Office of Governor Newson, who will discuss the Governor’s affordable housing agenda within the state budget. Speakers from the McConnell Foundation in Redding and from Meriam Park in Chico will also speak. Panels at the conference will cover the following topics:

  • Affordable Rental Housing Programs: What Works, What Doesn’t, What do we Need More of?
  • Types of Low-Income Rental Units and How to Produce More of Them.
  • Affordable by Design: How to Build Housing More Affordable to Buy
  • Financing Options for Low- and Moderate-Income Buyers

Those interested in attending this free conference will need to register online: http://bit.ly/2lDZwE4 WHEN: Saturday, September 28th from 8am-4:30pm WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue, Chico

(Event 09/28) Oroville Chamber of Commerce – Salmon Festival: Visit the Oroville Fish Hatchery- In celebration of the annual Salmon Festival, the Oroville Chamber of Commerce is offering free Fish Hatchery Tours. Participants will have the opportunity to see the run of the salmon from the ocean to their native rivers. Outside at the fish barrier dam, watch salmon swim up the fish ladder from the observation window. Guided tours begin every half hour starting at 9am. This event is free to attend and available to all. For more information about the Feather River Fish Hatchery, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2m69WN6. For more information about the Salmon Festival, contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 530-538-2542 or email info@orovillechamber.com. WHEN: Saturday, September 28th from 9am – 3pm WHERE: 5 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville 

(Event 09/28) Oroville Chamber of Commerce – Salmon Festival: Downtown Street Fair- In celebration of the annual Salmon Festival, the city of Oroville will be hosting a Downtown street fair. The street fair will feature arts, crafts and commercial booths, a kids zone, food trucks, vendors and more. Please note the deadline for vendor registration is September 18th. There will be an additional processing fee for all late registrations. For arts/crafts/entertainment/food vendor applications use the following link to register: http://bit.ly/2lKFpUX. This event is free to attend and available to all. For more information contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 530-538-2542 or email info@orovillechamber.com. WHEN: Saturday, September 28th from 10am – 3pm WHERE: Downtown Oroville

(Event 09/28) Oroville Chamber of Commerce – Salmon Festival: Salmon Court- In celebration of the annual Salmon Festival, the Oroville Chamber of Commerce is offering free entertainment at the Salmon Court levee overlooking the Feather River. To open the celebrations, the Konkow Valley Maidu perform a traditional first salmon ceremony. Then, the entertainment line-up includes Feather River Recreation and Park District Dance Recital, African American Family and Cultural Center Dancers, Hillcrest Avenue, The Bald Rock Guys, Big Mo and Friends, and One Sol. Salmon dishes will be available to enjoy at the Food Court. This event is free to attend and available to all. For more information contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 530-538-2542 or email info@orovillechamber.com. WHEN: Saturday, September 28th from 10am – 4pm WHERE: On the levee at Arline Rhine Drive, behind the Municipal Auditorium. 

(Event 10/01) The Father’s House Church – Gift of Hope- The Father’s House Church is offering the Gift of Hope, a Christmas Assistance Program which provides Christmas gifts to under-priveleged children ages 0-17 in the greater Oroville area. All gifts are hand-picked according to the needs and wants of each individual child and are handed out at special giveaway days from December 16th – 19th. In order to take part, families needing help must enroll their children online before September 30th, 2019. Please note: Parents must also bring proof of their registered children’s ages (e.g. birth certificate) and the family’s low to moderate income (e.g. MediCal card, Calfresh card, California benefits ID card) at our registration day on October 1st at the Father’s House Church. Your application will be denied if your children are found to be also registered with another local agency (Salvation Army, Angel Tree, etc.) Each Family is then assigned a time to come pick up their gifts on one of the giveaway days on December 16th, 17th, 18th, or 19th. This program is free and available to all. To enroll online, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2kfFsrB. For more information please call the Father’s House Church office at 530-534-4140. WHEN: Tuesday, October 1st from 9am – 7pm WHERE: The Father’s House Church Oroville, 2833 Fort Wayne Street, Oroville 

(Event 10/01) Legal Services of Northern California – Clean Slate Event- Legal Services of Northern California will be hosting a Clean Slate Event. This event will feature a Know Your Rights Presentation, LiveScan and Rap Sheet Request, and a free legal assistance assessment. The group presentation will provide info on criminal record relief like “expungement,” your rights regarding a criminal record, and the “Clean Slate” process. There will be a LiveScan machine on site so that participants may request a copy of their criminal records (RAP Sheet) for free. Participants should bring ID and proof of receipt of public benefits (if any). After the event, an attorney will evaluate whether you are eligible for Clean Slate relief. Eligible low-income participants may be paired with an attorney who would help complete clean slate petitions for free. Please note: an assessment is not a guarantee of legal services. Any and all legal services provided are free of charge. Space is limited. RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Please call 530-345-9491 to reserve your space today.WHEN: Tuesday, October 1st starting at 4pm WHERE: Legal Services of Northern California, 541 Normal Avenue, Chico  

(Event 10/01) Town of Paradise – Community Information Meeting-The Town of Paradise and other local, state, and federal agencies will hold the monthly community meeting to provide information and updates on the status of recovery efforts and resources available. The meeting will begin with presentations from participating agencies and follow with a break out period for individuals to meet with agencies at their tables and ask questions. WHEN: Tuesday, October 1st from 6pm – 8:30pm WHERE: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

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

(Event 10/05) Downtown Chico – 2019 Chico Parade of LIghts- Downtown Chico invites the community to celebrate the 30th annual Parade of Lights. This year’s theme is “Move to the Music!” The 2019 Parade of LIghts in Chico will feature pre-parade events starting at 6pm near the downtown plaza: tricycle races, bed races, handcycle challenges and more. Entries in the Parade of Lights can highlight songs, musicians, singers, bands, musical theatre or movies, or anything else related to music. Chico Parade of Lights encourages entries to be entertaining and bright for spectators. This event is free to attend and available to all. Please note the following: There is a fee for all parade entry floats, vehicles, etc. for a list of fee entries use the following link: http://bit.ly/2kbqZwM. There will not be a single judging stand; parade judges will be stationed at various points along the parade route. Entries must keep moving during the parade to prevent back-ups and uneven spacing of the entries. Entry deadline is Monday, September 23rd. To access the 2019 Chico Parade of Lights entry form, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2lI97tJ  For more information please call 530-892-2923 or email info@chicoparadeoflights.com.WHEN: Saturday, October 5th starting at 6pm (parade begins at 7pm) WHERE: Downtown Chico

(Event 10/09) National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Family to Family Education Course- The National Alliance on Mental Illness will be offering an education course focusing on helping family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. This course will  include: current information about disorders, medications, side effects, biology of brain disorders and evidence-based effective treatments, how to develop empathy by understanding family members with mental illness, methods of coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload, and guidance on locating appropriate support and services. This event will also offer special workshops for problem solving, listening, communicating and strategies. This event is free and available to all. Please note this event requires registration for attendance. To register for this event or for more information contact Mary at 530-518-7983 or the NAMI Office phone at 530-894-8551. WHEN: Wednesday, October 9th from 6pm – 9pm  WHERE: Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, Chico    

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

Weekly Events

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

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

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

(Mondays) Paradise Community Guilds- Meets every second and fourth Monday of the month 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, every second Monday at 5:15PM for a potluck, with a presentation at 6pm. Business meetings begin at 7pm. On fourth Mondays at 5PM, Paradise Community Guilds will be presenting their new film series, “Conscientious Projector.” The public is invited to both events. 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 09/21, 09/22) Heartstrings Counseling – Mental Health Support Weekend- Heartstrings Counseling is offering a weekend dedicated to mental health support with trained therapists offering education on PTSD and trauma, self care and coping techniques, utilizing EMDR and brain spotting, mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and immediate symptom relief techniques. Limited spaces are available, and RSVP is required. The event is free, register by phone through Heartstrings Counseling at 916-676-7405 or by email at  support@heartstringscounseling.org WHEN: Saturday, September 21st from 11am-4pm and Sunday, September 22nd from 12pm(noon) -4pm WHERE: Magalia Community Church, 13700 Old Skyway Road, Magalia

Counseling and Therapeutic Services 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heartstrings Counseling- Offering free individual and group counseling to anyone impacted by the Camp Fire. Sessions are available over the phone, through skype/online video services, or in person. All services are provided by licensed LMFT or students in training under the supervision of a licensed LMFT. Those interested in free counseling services should call 916-676-7405 (available Monday-Saturday from 9am-7pm) to make an appointment. 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. Information available online www.heartstringscounseling.org 

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

Magalia Community Church – Camp Fire Survivor Resource Center- 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. 

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

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

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

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

  • Al-Anon– A mutual support group for individuals impacted by a loved one’s drinking. Through mutual sharing and reading of the Twelve Steps of Al-Anon, the group focuses on coping with the effects of someone’s drinking. Available at the center every Friday at 12pm (noon).

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

Support Groups 

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

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 every second and fourth Monday of the month 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, every second Monday at 5:15PM for a potluck, with a presentation at 6pm. Business meetings begin at 7pm. On fourth Mondays at 5PM, Paradise Community Guilds will be presenting their new film series, “Conscientious Projector.” The public is invited to both events. Questions can be directed at 530-762-1490, by email at: paradiseguilds@gmail.com, or online at http://www.nortonbuffalohall.com

Behavioral Health Locations 

Offering services for individuals with Medi-Cal or who are uninsured.

Butte County Behavioral Health – Gridley Family Services

  • 995 Spruce Street, Gridley
  • Phone: 530-846-7305

Butte County Behavioral Health – Oroville Community Counseling Center

  • 88 Table Mountain Blvd, Oroville
  • Phone: 530-538-2158

Butte County Behavioral Health – Chico Community Counseling Center

  • 109 Parmac Road, Suite 1, Chico
  • Phone: 530-891-2945

Miscellaneous

Empower Me Art Pop-Up Art Workshops- Providing art workshops that offer hands on life-skills through art for children and families. Survivors looking for creative outlets to find respite from stress and anxiety or to process trauma are encouraged to attend. Camp Fire survivors with children ages 9-14 are always welcome, and participation in workshops will be provided at no cost to the survivors. Workshops are held on Wednesdays, starting August 28th, at the Chico Women’s Club.  Registration is required for all who plan to attend, register online at  http://bit.ly/30AxyJ8 and use the following code to register at no cost: EMPWRCF. See calendar here for upcoming dates and times: http://bit.ly/2MazbKe For Organizations, Schools, Community Groups: Empower Me Art also provides workshops for community organizations that would like to host art opportunities for families and children impacted by the Camp Fire. For community organizations that would like to host art workshops, please email your information to info@empowermeart.org to submit a workshop request, or call 510-936-1880 to get more information about Empower Me Art holding a workshop in your community. 

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

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

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

Online/Mobile Resources

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

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 

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

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

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

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

More online resources for helping kids cope:

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

Hotlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Assistance

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

  • Case management services continue to expand for people displaced by the Camp Fire, but there’s still a wait for fire survivors to get connected with services and financial help because there aren’t enough case managers.

  • Case managers can assist survivors in their long-term recovery process, which may include accessing emergency financial assistance dollars. Fire survivors who don’t have an assigned case manager can either call Butte-Glenn 2-1-1, or complete the Intake Form linked below to be placed on a waiting list while the case management capacity grows.

  • Made available in part by a grant from the Butte Strong Fund and the North Valley Community Foundation, the Emergency Financial Assistance program can provide assistance in the categories of food, gas, transportation, rental assistance, or medical bills for income-eligible survivors. It is important to understand that this program does not provide immediate assistance – there is an application process and documents are required to verify eligibility. Survivors interested in this financial assistance program can begin the application process with completing the 211 online through the link provided below, or if you have already been connected to a disaster case manager you can discuss your eligibility for this program with your case manager.

  • For those who previously had an IDCM caseworker, or who are FEMA max grant recipients, or who currently reside in a FEMA village, please reach Northern Valley Catholic Social Services here: 1-844-556-6272

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

NorCal Wildfire Assistance Program- (May be referred to as PG&E Grant Program, not the same as a bankruptcy claim) Provides funds to those directly impacted by the 2018 wildfires, including the Camp Fire. This aid program is intended to help those who are either uninsured or need assistance with alternative living expenses or other urgent needs. Those who lost their primary residence within the boundary of the fire, lost employment, or experienced another major loss due to the fire that was not compensated by FEMA will qualify to apply for this program.  Applicants can request a “Basic Unmet Needs” payment of up to $5,000 per household. Eligible households for this amount of assistance will need to prove certain eligibility requirements and self-certify that they have at least $5,000 of unmet needs that have not been compensated by FEMA. All applicants will need to provide proof of identity, proof of the location of primary residence at the time of the fire, and proof of household number. All applications/claims are submitted through an online form administered through a private administrator. The application is available online at www.norcalwildfireassistanceprogram.com/  Further questions can also be directed to 1-888-626-0062. The deadline to apply for the NorCal Wildfire Assistance Program is November 15, 2019.   

Disaster Case Management

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

  • Case management services continue to expand for people displaced by the Camp Fire, but there’s still a wait for fire survivors to get connected with services and financial help because there aren’t enough case managers.

  • Case managers can assist survivors in their long-term recovery process, which may include accessing emergency financial assistance dollars. Fire survivors who don’t have an assigned case manager can either call Butte-Glenn 2-1-1, or complete the Intake Form linked below to be placed on a waiting list while the case management capacity grows.

  • Made available in part by a grant from the Butte Strong Fund and the North Valley Community Foundation, the Emergency Financial Assistance program can provide assistance in the categories of food, gas, transportation, rental assistance, or medical bills for income-eligible survivors. It is important to understand that this program does not provide immediate assistance – there is an application process and documents are required to verify eligibility. Survivors interested in this financial assistance program can begin the application process with completing the 211 online through the link provided below, or if you have already been connected to a disaster case manager you can discuss your eligibility for this program with your case manager.

  • For those who previously had an IDCM caseworker, or who are FEMA max grant recipients, or who currently reside in a FEMA village, please reach Northern Valley Catholic Social Services here: 1-844-556-6272

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

Basic Needs, Clothing & Supplies

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

  • Case management services continue to expand for people displaced by the Camp Fire, but there’s still a wait for fire survivors to get connected with services and financial help because there aren’t enough case managers.

  • Case managers can assist survivors in their long-term recovery process, which may include accessing emergency financial assistance dollars. Fire survivors who don’t have an assigned case manager can either call Butte-Glenn 2-1-1, or complete the Intake Form linked below to be placed on a waiting list while the case management capacity grows.

  • Made available in part by a grant from the Butte Strong Fund and the North Valley Community Foundation, the Emergency Financial Assistance program can provide assistance in the categories of food, gas, transportation, rental assistance, or medical bills for income-eligible survivors. It is important to understand that this program does not provide immediate assistance – there is an application process and documents are required to verify eligibility. Survivors interested in this financial assistance program can begin the application process with completing the 211 online through the link provided below, or if you have already been connected to a disaster case manager you can discuss your eligibility for this program with your case manager.

  • For those who previously had an IDCM caseworker, or who are FEMA max grant recipients, or who currently reside in a FEMA village, please reach Northern Valley Catholic Social Services here: 1-844-556-6272

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

Clothing & Supplies 

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

Gridley Community Distribution Center- Offering various household supplies and food to Camp Fire survivors in the Gridley area. Supplies vary depending on donations, but include new toiletries, household items like toilet paper, paper towels, and soap, pillows, sheets, blankets, batteries, clothing, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, children’s items, and non-perishable foods. Food donations also sometimes include fresh produce, but produce items are never guaranteed. To access supplies, survivors must be able to present a valid photo ID and FEMA paperwork that matches fire impacted address or insurance paperwork that illustrates impact. Survivors may access the center once a week, and non-survivors are not permitted within the center even if accompanied by a survivor. Distribution center is located at 893 Hazel Street, Gridley and is open on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm. If individuals are new to the Gridley area and have questions, they can contact the Gridley Chamber of Commerce at 530-846-3142.

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

Classes and Groups available at Paradise Hope Center:

  • Al-Anon– A mutual support group for individuals impacted by a loved one’s drinking. Through mutual sharing and reading of the Twelve Steps of Al-Anon, the group focuses on coping with the effects of someone’s drinking. Available at the center every Friday at 12pm (noon).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hygiene/Showers/Laundry

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

Current Schedule:

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

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

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

Magalia Community Church- Laundry and shower trailers are available at MCC. Laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets are provided. Laundry and shower units are offered Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday’s from 11am-3pm. Please note:Individuals may access services once a week. Located at: 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia Contact:530-877-7963

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

Furniture

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

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

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

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

Magalia Community Church – Camp Fire Survivor Resource Center- Offering supplies to those impacted by the fire in the Magalia and Paradise areas. Supplies are available on a first come first serve basis, household need is also considered in supply distribution. Survivors should bring a photo ID, such as a California Driver’s License or California ID and proof of impact. Please note: Camp Fire Survivors may access MCC services once a week. Please call the church ahead for supply availability during their normal business hours at 530-877-7963. Services and distribution are located both in the historic church building and the parking lot of the historic Old Magalia Church (otherwise known as Magalia Community Church) at 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954. Fellowship Hall: Depending on weekly donations, limited furniture items are available in the Community Fellowship hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11am-3pm. Please call the church ahead for supply availability at 530-877-7963, please note: the phone will only be answered during MCC’s normal hours of operation. Located at:  13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954

Fire Angels Network – A group and online site that matches Camp Fire survivor needs with people wanting to help and available resources. At this time (09/08) the group is working on earlier registrations and urgent requests, and has a waitlist for new requests. The Network cannot guarantee resources, but to be added to their list, furniture requests can be made online at https://bit.ly/2ZtaV9B. Connect with the network online either through their website at 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. Matches are based on time of registration and urgency of request, there is a waitlist for new applicants. 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 Camp Fire. Queen, full, and twin sizes are available, but current stock is always shifting. Distribution of mattresses is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6pm-7:30pm at the LDS Church. The Church is located at  2430 Mariposa Ave. Please be prepared to show photo ID illustrating impacted area and FEMA information (if you have it), survivors without FEMA paperwork will not be denied but are encouraged to provide photo ID. 

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: http://bit.ly/2VZaMZb

Propane Refill

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

U-Haul Moving and Storage of Chico- Propane tank refills priced at $2.99/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: 530-873-4101.

Food & Meals

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

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano- Providing food to anyone in need, no questions asked. Food boxes will be based on family size requested and include shelf stable milk, protein, snacks and fresh produce.  Please note: individuals can pick up food for others staying with them or for those in need, no ID or proof of need will be required. This pantry will be operational as long as there is a demonstrated need from the community.  Distribution of groceries will take place at the following location and time: In CHICO: At the Butte College Chico Campus, 2320 Forest Avenue. WHEN: 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 11am-1pm

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

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

Summary of Changes for Pre-Existing CalFresh Households

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

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

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

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

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

DATE

City

Location

Time

09/10

Gridley

Guardian Building, 200 East Spruce Street

10:30am – 11:30am

09/11

Chico

Forest Ranch

Cohasset

Rhema Word of Faith, 574 E. 12th Street

Mt. Joy Bible Fellowship, 15522 Nople

Community Hall, 11 Maple Creek Ranch Road

10am-11:30am

11am-Noon

11am-1pm

09/17

Concow

Paradise

Pines Hardware, 11300 Miller Flat Rd

1st Baptist Church, 6500 Clark Road

8:30am-9:30am

12pm-1:30pm

09/19 Biggs

Willows

Elk Creek

Stonyford

Berry Creek

Magalia

Bangor

Stirling City

Feather Falls

Forbestown

Clippermills

Palermo

Biggs Methodist Church, 441 C Street

1st Southern Baptist Church, 112 N. Yolo Street

Elk Creek Grange, 145 Church Street

Community Church, 179 Geary

Fire Station #61, 297 Rockerfeller Road

Magalia Community Center, 13700 Skyway

Bangor Community Church, 7419 Oro Bangor Hwy

Community Hall, 17044 Old Skyway

Grange, 9 Lumpkin Road

Forbestown Market (Community Center)

Buck’s Market, 12140 La Porte Road

Palermo Family Bible Church, 2570 N. Villa

6pm-7pm

Noon-1pm

9am-Noon

10:30am- 11:30 am

8:30am-10:30am

9am-10am

9am-10am

9am-11am

9am-11am

10am-Noon

9am- 1pm

9am-10am

09/20

Orland First Lutheran Church, 19 Colusa Street

9am-11am

09/21

Hamilton City Evangelical Church, 490 Los Robles

8am- 11am

09/25

Thermalito

Oroville

Maxwell

New Life Church, 10th and Grand

Hope Center, 1950 Kitrick Ave, Bldg A

Parks and Recreational Dist. 64 Oak Street

7:30am-10am

8:30am-10:30am

10am-Noon

09/26 Colusa

Williams

Senior Center, 901 Parkhill

Williams Community Church, 315 9th Street

8:30am-10:30am

8am-11am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drinking Water

Public Health Information Regarding Water

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

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

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 PID water recovery site lists 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. For information and help for service requests and questions for the Del Oro Water Company :

  • Online: http://www.delorowater.com/
  • Phone: 1-877-335-6764 (Toll free, available 24/7). For billing related questions: 530-717-250
  • For Reporting odors in Del Oro Water: Any odors that you believe could be related to the Camp Fire, such as plastic or fuel odors, should be directed to the Division of Drinking Water at 530-224-4873. This phone number will receive messages that will be checked at least twice daily during normal business hours.

Bottled Water & Tank Filling Resources

Bottled Water available at:

Paradise Irrigation District- Paradise Hope Center- PID has partnered with the Hope Center to continue bottled water distribution in Paradise. Paradise residents will now pick up their bottled water outside of the Hope Center. 311 Circlewood Dr, Paradise, across from the Feather River Health Clinic, Monday-Friday: 8am-3pm. Phone: 530-327-7486 Please note: When temperatures produce excessive heat (90+) supply and water distribution will generally stop at 12pm (noon) to ensure the safety of volunteers on site. 

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

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

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

  • Fire Station in Bangor, located at: 7540 Oro-Bangor Highway, Bangor
  • Miners Ranch Water Treatment Plant, located at: 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 Road, Oroville. Phone: 530-589-0645
  • Craig Dewsnup Trucking: 179 Little Avenue, Gridley. Phone: 530-846-3116
  • L and L Farms: 4577 Midway, Richvale. Phone: 530-882-4343
  • Tough Company Fire Inc.: 2669 Highway 32, Chico. Phone: 530-774-2384
  • Ben Ports S.  720 Colusa Highway, Gridley. Phone: 530-846-4110

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

Transportation Assistance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Transportation

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

School Transportation

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

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

Child Care/Children's Activities
 

(Event 09/10 – 10/29) Paradise Recreation and Park District –  Basketball: Little Hoopsters- Offering an introduction to boys and girls, ages 5 to 8 years old, to the sport of basketball. Children will have the opportunity to develop their skills, athletic awareness and learn the basic fundamentals of the game in a fun atmosphere. Small baskets and balls will be used to aid in learning. Please note that this class is only for children ages 5 – 8 years old and there is a $30 fee to participate. This class will be instructed by Tyler Woodcox. To register for this program, parents may register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/2lEbXzK or they may register in-person at the Paradise Recreation and Park District. For more information contact the Paradise Recreation and Park District at 530-872-6393. WHEN: Tuesday, September 10th – Tuesday, October 29th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm WHERE: Pine Ridge Gym, 13878 Compton Drive, Magalia 

(Event 09/19 – 10/17) Paradise Recreation and Park District – Youth Cross Country Meets- This program will provide cross county running races that are open to individuals or school teams. The running course will be set up at Bille Park with the start near the meadow area. There will be different race distances for the following grade levels: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-7th, and 8th grade. Please note that this program requires pre-registration and a $20 fee to participate. To register for this program, individuals may register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/2lEbXzK or they may register in-person at the Paradise Recreation and Park District. For more information contact the Paradise Recreation and Park DIstrict at 530-872-6393. WHEN: Thursday, September 19th – Thursday October 17th, first races begin approximately 3:45pm WHERE: Bille Park (Upper Meadow), 501 Bille Road, Paradise   

(Event 09/21) Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology – Museum Day- The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology is offering the annual Museum Day Family event in Chico. This event will feature two exhibits and activities related to the new Maidu Basketry exhibit and the final week of the display of the Remarkable Lives of Birds. Museum Day is a national celebration for museums connected with The Smithsonian. Go to www.csuchico.edu/anthmuseum to download your free tickets. Individuals or families may also drop-in for assistance with registration for free. For more information contact 530-898-5397. WHEN: Saturday, September 21st from 11am – 3pm WHERE: Meriam Library (complex across from the main entrance to the library on Chico State Campus), 400 W 1st St, Chico      

(Event 09/28) Oroville Chamber of Commerce – Salmon Festival: Visit the Oroville Fish Hatchery- In celebration of the annual Salmon Festival, the Oroville Chamber of Commerce is offering free Fish Hatchery Tours. Participants will have the opportunity to see the run of the salmon from the ocean to their native rivers. Outside at the fish barrier dam, watch salmon swim up the fish ladder from the observation window. Guided tours begin every half hour starting at 9am. This event is free to attend and available to all. For more information about the Feather River Fish Hatchery, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2m69WN6. For more information about the Salmon Festival, contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 530-538-2542 or email info@orovillechamber.com. WHEN: Saturday, September 28th from 9am – 3pm WHERE: 5 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville

(Event 09/28) Oroville Chamber of Commerce – Salmon Festival: Downtown Street Fair- In celebration of the annual Salmon Festival, the city of Oroville will be hosting a Downtown street fair. The street fair will feature arts, crafts and commercial booths, a kids zone, food trucks, vendors and more. Please note the deadline for vendor registration is September 18th. There will be an additional processing fee for all late registrations. For arts/crafts/entertainment/food vendor applications use the following link to register: http://bit.ly/2lKFpUX. This event is free to attend and available to all. For more information contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 530-538-2542 or email info@orovillechamber.com. WHEN: Saturday, September 28th from 10am – 3pm WHERE: Downtown Oroville  

(Event 09/28) Oroville Chamber of Commerce – Salmon Festival: Salmon Court- In celebration of the annual Salmon Festival, the Oroville Chamber of Commerce is offering free entertainment at the Salmon Court levee overlooking the Feather River. To open the celebrations, the Konkow Valley Maidu perform a traditional first salmon ceremony. Then, the entertainment line-up includes Feather River Recreation and Park District Dance Recital, African American Family and Cultural Center Dancers, Hillcrest Avenue, The Bald Rock Guys, Big Mo and Friends, and One Sol. Salmon dishes will be available to enjoy at the Food Court. This event is free to attend and available to all. For more information contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 530-538-2542 or email info@orovillechamber.com.WHEN: Saturday, September 28th from 10am – 4pm  WHERE: On the levee at Arline Rhine Drive, behind the Municipal Auditorium. 

(Event 10/01) The Father’s House Church – Gift of Hope- The Father’s House Church is offering the Gift of Hope, a Christmas Assistance Program which provides Christmas gifts to under-priveleged children ages 0-17 in the greater Oroville area. All gifts are hand-picked according to the needs and wants of each individual child and are handed out at special giveaway days from December 16th – 19th. In order to take part, families needing help must enroll their children online before September 30th, 2019. Please note: Parents must also bring proof of their registered children’s ages (e.g. birth certificate) and the family’s low to moderate income (e.g. MediCal card, Calfresh card, California benefits ID card) at our registration day on October 1st at the Father’s House Church. Your application will be denied if your children are found to be also registered with another local agency (Salvation Army, Angel Tree, etc.) Each Family is then assigned a time to come pick up their gifts on one of the giveaway days on December 16th, 17th, 18th, or 19th. This program is free and available to all. To enroll online, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2kfFsrB. For more information please call the Father’s House Church office at 530-534-4140. WHEN: Tuesday, October 1st from 9am – 7pm WHERE: The Father’s House Church Oroville, 2833 Fort Wayne Street, Oroville 

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

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

Paradise Recreation and Park District – Basketball: Teen Drop-in- Paradise Recreation and Park District is offering an ongoing drop-in basketball program for teens every Friday. This friday night program is set up for players of all skill levels and only available to teens 15 years old and older. Teens will have the opportunity to join pick up games or just shoot around. This program will be instructed by Tyler Woodcox. Please note that participants must pay a fee of $1 each time they attend. No registration is required for this program. The Basketball: Teen Drop-in will take place every Friday from 6pm – 8pm at the Cedarwood Elementary Gym, 6400 Columbine Road in Magalia. For more information contact the Paradise Recreation and Park District at 530-872-6393. 

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

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

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

Empower Me Art – Pop-Up Art Workshops- Providing art workshops that offer hands on life-skills through art for children and families. Camp Fire survivors with children ages 9-14 are always welcome and participation in workshops will be provided at no cost to the survivors. Workshops are held on Wednesdays, starting August 28th, at the Chico Women’s Club.  Registration is required for all who plan to attend, register online at http://bit.ly/30AxyJ8 and use the following code to register at no cost: EMPWRCF . See calendar here for upcoming dates and times: http://bit.ly/2MazbKe For Organizations, Schools, Community Groups: Empower Me Art also provides workshops for community organizations that would like to host art opportunities for families and children impacted by the Camp Fire. For community organizations that would like to host art workshops, please email your information to info@empowermeart.org to submit a workshop request, or call 510-936-1880 to get more information about Empower Me Art holding a workshop in your community. 

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

  • October 3rd, Hocus Pocus
  • November 7th, Midnight Lace
  • December 5th, On Golden Pond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Valley Oak Children’s Services- Providing low to no cost health, advocacy, education, and training services related to childcare. State mandated child care agency, resources include referral program for childcare as well as eldercare, help with choosing care providers with trustline clearance and arranging alternative payment options for childcare based upon income and family size. Child care training  and workshops are available to the public for free. Pre registration is required for all workshops and trainings.  Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am- 4 pm Friday: 8:30 am- 3pm. Closed for lunch everyday 12 pm- 12:30 pm. Located at: 3120 Cohasset Road, Suite # 6, Chico CA 95973  Phone: 530-895-3572

Valley Oak Children’s Services: Lending Library- Provide books for all ages in various topics and subjects including but not limited to children’s books, curriculum idea books, and mental health books. Toys, bikes, puzzles, and other children’s toys are also available to be borrowed. Anyone is welcome to borrow books or toys from the Lending Library. Books and toys are available to be borrowed for generally 2 weeks-1 month. 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)

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 NightFree faith based educational program for families, every Thursday night from 4pm to 6pm. Free family dinner provided, youth choir, youth brass band, and homework help. Kids ages 7 to 12 years old can participate. For further questions, contact: 530-235-6499 or go online: http://bit.ly/2HveV11

Program Schedule

  • 4:00 – 4:15 pm: Opening Assembly
  • 4:15 – 4:55 pm: Troops
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Family Dinner (Free)
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Youth Choir/Youth Brass Band/Homework Help

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

  • Activity Calendar: Tot Time: For families of children ages 3-5, providing age appropriate activities that promote school readiness. Arts and crafts and snacks are provided. 
  • Tiny Tots: For families of children ages 1-2, providing a fun, safe environment for children to play and develop small and large motor skills, while giving parents the opportunity to talk with other parents.
  • Baby and Me: Bring your baby and other children and come and chat with other parents in a supportive environment. Coffee and tea provided. 
  • Reading Program: Read 10 books with your child, fill out a form and come in for a free book for your home library.
  • Other services offered: Car seat checks, clothing bank for children, Computer/phone/copy/fax, cooking classes, Dads-n-donuts, diapers and wipes,and indoor play area.
  • Children’s activities are NOT childcare services, and parents must be present for activities.

Paradise Ridge Strengthening Families – A calendar of activities in partnership with Youth for Change and First 5 of Butte County. Services are available to any family with children ages 0-5 in Butte County, as well as any Camp Fire Survivors with children ages 0-5 outside of Butte County that can provide pre-disaster ID. 

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

Chico Butte County Library Branch Calendar- Summary of Children’s Programs

  • Offering free movie showings for children on Sundays at 2pm. 
  • Babies Love Books: Stories, songs, and bounces (For infants 0-18 months) Wednesdays at 11am.
  • Toddler Storytime: Stories & songs (For children ages 3 years and under) Thursdays at 10 am and 11 am. 
  • Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs, & crafts (ages 3-5) Tuesdays at 10 am & 11 am
  • Maker Lab (all ages) Thursdays at 3pm – 6pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm – 5pm
  • Storytime for all: Sensory sensitive reading & songs for all ages Thursdays at 3pm 
  • Homework Help: (grades 1-8) Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3pm – 5pm 
  • Chess Club: Thursdays at 3:30-5:30 pm

Located at: 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 9592

Butte County Library Paradise Branch – Library Services- The Paradise Branch Library reopened on August 1st, new hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-6pm, and Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Services available at the library will include wifi, phone chargers, chromebooks (for in-library use), free photocopying, faxing, and scanning, public computers, and a public meeting room. Located at 5922 Clark Road, Paradise. Butte County will have a satellite building permit center located at the Paradise Library on Clark Road. The center will serve residents whose property is outside the Paradise Town limits, assisting them get building permits and information without having to travel to the Oroville location. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9am-3:30pm Phone: 530-872-6320 (Library) or 530-552-3700 (Butte County Department of Development Services)

Sesame Street Resources – In the aftermath of recent wildfires, the Sesame Street in Communities team wanted to reach out to provide information on our available resources to help families cope in the aftermath of natural disasters, and other traumatic experiences. Resources are designed for children from birth to 6 years old and include videos, articles, printables, and are available in English or Spanish. Website:www.sesamestreetincommunities.orgTopic pages of interest:Traumatic Experiences:https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/ Offering Comfort: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/comfort/ Resilience: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/resilience/

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 here: https://bit.ly/2WcnHav

Temporary and Long Term Housing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overnight Emergency Shelters

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

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

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

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

Home Matching/ Host Coordinating/Hotels

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

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

RV4 Camp Fire Family- A Colorado based nonprofit that connects donations of motorhomes, RVs, and trailers with families impacted by the Camp Fire 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. Additional eligibility criteria, and necessary documentation can be found online at: rv4campfirefamily.org/families 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.

Family Intake form-here

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/

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

Rebuilding & Housing Construction

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 Location: Development Services, 7 County Center Drive, Oroville  Hours: Monday-Tuesday from 8am-4pm, Wednesday 8am-3pm, Thursday 8am-4pm, and Friday 8am-4pm.

Butte County- Satellite Permit Center- Butte County will have a satellite building permit center located at the Paradise Library on Clark Road. The center will serve residents whose property is outside the Paradise Town limits, assisting them get building permits and information without having to travel to the Oroville location. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9am-3:30pm Phone: 530-872-6320 (Library) or 530-552-3700 (Butte County Department of Development Services) Location: Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Road, Paradise

Makeitparadise.org – Homeowner Checklist- Provides a checklist of necessary steps for those rebuilding their home in Paradise. The checklist is available online and is downloadable for print. Visit : https://makeitparadise.org/rebuild

Town of Paradise – Make It Paradise – Permit Fee Reduction Program- The fee reductions from this program are automatically granted when building permits are issued for rebuilds in the Paradise area. Those rebuilding in Paradise will have permit fees reduced by 50% or $3,500, whichever is less. For questions about this program, the Town of Paradise can be reached at 530-872-6291.

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

  • Loan Information – Loans can be up to $40,000, 20 year term, and have a 1% interest rate
  • Grant Information – Only available to homeowners age 62+ who cannot repay a loan. Loan can be up to $10,000.
  • Income Requirements – Your income must be below these limits (in Butte COunty) to be eligible for a loan or grant.

FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD SIZE

1-4 Person Family

5-8 Person Family

ANNUAL INCOME

$33,250

$43,900

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Carrie Fritsch carrie.zone11@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PULGA ZONE- TBA

CONCOW/YANKEE HILL ZONE- 

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

STIRLING ZONE- http://bit.ly/2K2FsXg 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POWELLTON ZONE- TBA

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

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

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

LOVELOCK ZONE- TBA  

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

Relocation & Moving

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

USDA – Letter of Priority Entitlement (LOPE)- The Letter of Priority Entitlement (LOPE), sometimes referred to as the Rural Development Voucher, is used by the US Rural Development Department and FEMA to provide a tenant with priority entitlement to rental units in Rural Development or HUD financed housing developments. A LOPE letter will move an individual to the top of the waiting list for Rural Development financed properties and serves as documented support for individuals whose home has been damaged or destroyed in a federally declared disaster. Recipients of LOPE are immediately eligible for housing in properties financed by USDA Rural Development or Housing and Urban Development and receive priority placement in vacant units. A LOPE does NOT guarantee placement, but rather prioritizes placement. LOPE letters expire 120 days after they are issued. Camp Fire Survivors interested in obtaining LOPE can contact local USDA representative Will Smith at 530-693-3164 or by email at william.smith2@ca.usda.gov. To receive a LOPE letter you must be able to prove you lived in the disaster area at the time of the Fire. Examples of eligible proof include a driver’s license, a utility bill, mortgage statement, or lease. 

Pros of LOPE

  • Income does not matter when you have a LOPE letter, you can still qualify for USDA/HUD Housing until the lease/LOPE is up.
  • Age does not matter for Senior housing until the lease/lope is up.
  • If you contact your USDA representative 30 days before your LOPE expires you can get it extended.
  • LOPE Letters work anywhere in the United States

Cons of LOPE:

  • Does not improve housing availability in the North State.
  • It does not alleviate credit issues or issues with previous rental agreements, those can still be a barrier.
  • LOPE Letters have an expiration date.

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

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

Miscellaneous Resources

PARADISE U- Offering various physical activity opportunities for residents affected by the Camp Fire at no cost, in an effort to help survivors better deal with the stress, anxiety and depression or other mental health barriers they may experience. Classes are free to the community living or who lived in the burn scar areas. Residents planning to participate in Pilates/ Stretch class are urged to bring their own yoga mat if possible. Proof of residence in the burn scar at the time of the Camp Fire is requested before participants first class (any documentation with name and address in burn scar accepted). Minors allowed with an adult, ‘Senior’ classes are open to all ages. For questions, contact Paradise U via email: suzanne.paradiseu@gmail.com or through their FB page at the following link: http://bit.ly/33QrLRV

Paradise U Class Schedule

On Mondays and Wednesdays classes will be held at the Paradise Alliance Church, located at: 6491 Clark Road, Paradise with the following schedule: 

  • X-Training 9am-9:40am
  • Pilates/ Stretch 9:45am-10:40am 
  • Senior Fitness 10:30am-11:10am

On Tuesdays classes will be held at the Paradise Recreation and Park District, located at: 6626 Skyway Road, Paradise with the following schedule: 

  • X-Training 4:30pm-5:25pm 
  • Pilates/ Stretch 5:30pm-6:25pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays the Walking Group meets at The Paradise Depot Park, located at: 5570 Black Olive Dr, Paradise. 

  • Walking Group 8:30am- 9:30am

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

Butte County Fire Safe Council Chipper Program- Offering no-cost Chipper Program service for rural residents within the Camp Fire footprint (within communities of Berry Creek, Concow/Yankee Hill, Feather Falls, Forbestown, Forest Ranch, and Paradise and the Upper Ridge) that would like to reduce fire hazards on their property. Call the Butte County Fire Safe Council at 530-877-0984 to request Chipper Program service. Before service residents must properly stack rows of foliage to allow for chipping services. For more information, visit: http://www.buttefiresafe.net

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

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

Extravagant Photography- Free Wedding Photography for Camp Fire Survivors- Extravagant photography is offering free wedding photography for anyone who is a Camp Fire survivor. Extravagant photography must see ID or proof of residency materials to confirm impact. In order to schedule a date, reach out to the following number or text: 530-567-0784 available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.

Chico Arts Center- Free Memberships are available to anyone who is impacted by the Camp Fire. Photo ID or proof of residency is not needed to sign up. Visit the Chico Arts Center to become a member. All member artists have the opportunity to display their art in the gallery during the annual Member Showcase. Phone: (530) 895-8726 Hours: Monday-Friday 12pm(noon)-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Located at: 450 Orange St, Suite 6 Chico, California 95928

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: Monday-Friday 5am-10pm Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm Address: 2498 S Main St Red Bluff, CA 96080

Vehicles/RVs - Camping & Overnight Parking

Ordinances and Regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources

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

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

Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services – Non-Congregate Shelters for Camp Fire Survivors- Closing at this time as survivor’s properties have been cleared of debris and the contract for both sites has not been extended by FEMA at this time.

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 Colorado-based nonprofit organization that connects donations of motorhomes, RVs, and trailers with families impacted by the Camp Fire 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. Additional eligibility criteria, and necessary documentation can be found online at: https://rv4campfirefamily.org/families 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.  View the RV4Camp Fire Family Intake Form here: http://bit.ly/2Ge3U3x

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

Lodging Availability

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

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

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

(08/27) (OPEN AVAILABILITY – 15 spaces available) – Little Bear RV Park- $39-50/day with full hookups. All rates are based on double occupancy. Extra adults $6/night, extra children (ages 5-17) 4$/night, and pets $2/night (dogs must be well behaved and never left unattended). For more information or to reserve space contact the park via phone or visit the following link: http://www.littlebearrvpark.com/.  Park Amenities: Showers/restrooms, laundry facilities, and convenient store Address: 102 Little Bear Road, Blairsden Contact: 530-836-2774 Hours: 9am-7pm everyday

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

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

(08/27) (OPEN AVAILABILITY) – North Shore Campground- Offering a limited number of RV spaces. Please note this location is not offering long term stay, 2-3 days maximum. RV spots are rotating (campers will not stay in the same spot if they choose to stay for multiple nights). $49/night and $59+tax/night for waterfront space.  Laundry room available on site. For more general information or to reserve space contact park via phone or apply online here: https://bit.ly/2JxpjaW .  Utilities: Electricity and water Address: 541 Catfish Beach Road, Chester Phone: (530) 258-3376

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

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

(08/27) (OPEN AVAILABILITY – 30 SPACES) – 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, GrovelandPhone: 209-962-7690, Open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. 

(08/27) FULL/ AT CAPACITY/NO WAITLIST)  – Golden River One RV Park-(spaces change daily) No waitlist, spaces will be available on a  first come, first served basis. RV park in the Thermalito, California Address: 751 Oro Dam Blvd W, Oroville. Phone: 530-533-8679

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

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

(08/27 OPEN AVAILABILITY) – Almond Tree RV Park- *Maximum stay is two weeks* Completely booked at this time. Address: 3124 Esplanade, Chico. Phone: 530-899-1271

(08/27) OPEN AVAILABILITY) – Susanville Village RV Park- $325/month, weekly and daily fees available. 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 Phone: 530-250-3695

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

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

(08/27) OPEN AVAILABILITY – (19 spaces available) (2 week 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) 

(08/27) OPEN AVAILABILITY (62 Spaces available) 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, CAPhone: (530) 841-0100 (Hours: 8am-5pm everyday)

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

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

(06/18) OPEN AVAILABILITY (3 spaces available)- Driftwood RV Park- Offering a limited number of RV spaces to survivors of the Camp Fire. Please note this location is not offering long term stay. Camp Fire survivors will receive a free application fee. $35/day and $250/week. For more general information or to reserve space call or email Driftwood RV Park. Utilities: Electric and water. No sewer hookups. Address: 24630 Tehama Vina Rd, Los Molinos, CA 96055 Phone: (530) 200-0225 (Hours: 8am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday) Email: campdriftwoodrv@gmail.com

Campers / RV or Truck Dumping

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

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

Repopulation & Re-Entry to Property

Camp Fire Structure Status Map- here

Camp Fire Damage Assessment Map is available here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Road Information & Road Closures

BUTTE/GLENN COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS 

General Advisory For Flooded Roadways with no posted signage:

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

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

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

Property Clean Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

Utilities

PG&E

The following section contains information for those interested in restoring services to their property, have questions about their PG&E account, or who have questions regarding specific programs related to debris removal and construction. This section does not include program information related to legal issues or financial recovery services. 

PG&E Customer Service Line/General Questions (for general service questions that are not rebuild specific) : 1-800-743-5000

PG&E Building and Renovations Service Line (for temporary rebuilding power or subsequent permanent power): 1-877-743-7782

General Rebuild Questions

Wood Debris

Vegetation Management

Starting Services

Community Wildfire Safety Program

Advanced Energy Rebuild (Energy Efficiency)

Claims

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 

Trash and 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.

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

Comcast Customer Service Line: 1-800-934-6489

AT&T- Customers impacted by the Camp Fire can contact the AT&T Camp Fire direct line at 1-800-791-6661 or email at g03461@att.com for inquiries about service restoration or ongoing concerns. 

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) – 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.
  • Mailing Address: 6332 Clark Road, Paradise 95969 

Recovery Specific Information: www.PIDWater.com/recovery    Facebook @PIDWaterThe PID Recovery site will also list water testing information, including the water testing map, service lateral sampling map, and mainline sampling map. The above link also includes information about past and upcoming PID meetings, requesting water service be turned on, alternative sources for potable water, and updates on what PID is currently doing with recovery efforts.   

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.

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. 

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.

Water Public Health Advisories:

Links to Advisories:

(Ongoing since March) Ongoing Water Advisory From PARADISE IRRIGATION DISTRICT (PID):

“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)”

Septic and Plumbing

Butte County Recovers – County Septic Systems Information- Post-Fire septic information for residents of unincorporated areas of Butte County can be found online here: http://bit.ly/2FjO32M

Butte County Recovers – Paradise Septic Systems- Post-Fire spetic information for Residents of the Town of Paradise can be found online here: http://bit.ly/2Y4qoMm

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 (555 Skyway, 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 5 pm Monday-Thursday.  Town of Paradise Septic Department will be at the location preparing requests for septic system plans. However, the preferred 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

Town of Paradise – MakeitParadise Homeowner Checklist- Offering rebuild information, including steps necessary to begin rebuild. Septic system verification is an important step in the rebuild process and information on town licensed evaluators is available through the Town of Paradise. Visit makeitparadise.org/homeowner-checklist for more information.

Propane Refill

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

U-Haul Moving and Storage of Chico- Propane tank refills priced at $2.99/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: 530-873-4101.

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 95978-9998
  • Paradise, 6469 Clark Rd, CA 95969-9998

Paradise residents can pick up their mail at the Paradise Postal Office Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm. Please note that Paradise mail is no longer available for pick up in Chico.

FEMA Assistance

FEMA Updates

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

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

FEMA Information 

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

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

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

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

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

FEMA Site Resources

GRIDLEY

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

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

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

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

Legal & Insurance Claims Assistance

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 – Friday: 9am – 5pm. Phone: (530) 898-4354 CLIC areas of law:  

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

United PolicyholdersA 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/  or by visiting one of their workshops

PG&E Fire Claim Portal- Individuals interested in filing a claim against PG&E due to personal injury, property damage, or other  loss related to the Camp Fire, must file a Fire Proof of Claim for their fire claim by October 21st, 2019. A proof of claim is a written statement, filed by an individual to whom money is owed, describing the reason for and the amount of the debt allegedly owed to them. Completed proof of claim forms can be submitted electronically online at : http://bit.ly/30RrKLh by first class mail to:  PG&E Corporation Claims Processing Center c/o Prime Clerk LLC, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4850 New York, NY 10163-4850. Or in person at one of PG&E’s Claim Service Centers located below: 

  • CHICO: 350 Salem Street, Chico. OPEN M-F: 8:30am-5pm.
  • OROVILLE: 1567 Huntoon Street, Oroville. OPEN: M-F: 8:30am-5pm.
  • REDDING: 3600 Meadow View Road, Redding. OPEN: M-F: 8:30am-5pm. 
  • MARYSVILLE: 231 “D” Street, Marysville. OPEN: M-F: 8:30am-5pm.

All proof of claims forms can be downloaded online at : http://bit.ly/30RrKLh

Insurance Claims Assistance

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

Document Replacement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House of Representatives, Congressman Doug LaMalfa

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

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

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

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

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

Health Care Services

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

Butte-Glenn Medical Society – Care in Our Community Directory- Offering a comprehensive directory of various care providers in Butte and Glenn County (as of July 2019). The online directory is available in printable PDF and web-based formats and includes information on primary care providers, hospitals, urgent care facilities, pediatrics, assisted living, adult services, home health, skilled nursing, pharmacy, dental, vision, and more. Available online at: bit.ly/butteglennCiOc

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 

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 7:30am-5pm.

Adventist Health Feather River Health Center is open for primary care, gyn 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 
  • Open Monday – Friday 8am -12pm (noon); 1pm – 5pm (closed for lunch from noon-1)
  • 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 

  • 5125 Skyway Paradise, CA 
  • 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 Open daily from 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 Resource Center- 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. Interested participants must be ineligible for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS).  Group meets monthly, every 2nd Thursday from 1pm-3pm at the Card Community Center. 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
  • Medical Supply and Equipment
    157 Via Mission Dr ·(530) 592-3081
  • Services Nph Medical, 2220 Notre Dame Blvd ·(530) 809-0383
  • Diestco Manufacturing
    Medical Supply and Equipment, 370 Ryan Ave ·(530) 893-3136
  • Owens Healthcare Incorporated
    Drug Store, 3860 Morrow Ln ·(530) 899-8687
  • Lincare, 2505 Zanella Way ·(530) 895-8414

Health Care Clinics

Shalom Free Clinic is open for non-emergency general medical care Sundays, from 1pm to 4 pm at 1010 Mangrove and 295 E. Washington Ave in Chico. Also Provides Alternative healthcare on Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm. Please note, 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 located 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

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

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

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

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

Animal Care and Resources

Magalia Community Church – Camp Fire Survivor Resource Center- Offering supplies to those impacted by the fire in the Magalia and Paradise areas. Supplies are available on a first come first serve basis, household need is also considered in supply distribution. Offering pet food supplies when donations allow. Survivors should bring a photo ID, such as a California Driver’s License or California ID and proof of impact. Please call the church ahead for supply availability at 530-877-7963. please note: the phone will only be answered during MCC’s normal hours of operation. Camp Fire Survivors may access MCC services once a week. Located both in the historic church building and the parking lot of the historic Old Magalia Church (otherwise known as Magalia Community Church) at 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954. Church Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11am-3pm.

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

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

Animal Hospital on the Ridge – Although they are not offering any discounted services, the Animal Hospital in Paradise is now open and accepting pet patients. Their temporary office hours are: Mon.-Tues 8am-5pm, Wednesday for scheduled surgeries only, Thurs-Friday 8am-5pm. Closed for lunch from 1pm-2:30pm all business days. Vaccination 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 Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Phone: (530) 343-7917) Now accepting donations again- Amazon Wishlist can be found here: http://a.co/accHXPg.

Butte Humane Society Clinic- Offering free pet microchips and vaccines to those impacted by the fire. Fees will also be waived for veterinary exams, core vaccines, heartworm testing, and feline viral testing for pets impacted by the Camp Fire. One complimentary exam per pet. Please contact the clinic to make an appointment, microchipping is encouraged with all appointments. Microchipping can keep your pets safe, especially when they are in unfamiliar areas. Call 530-343-7917 x 202. *Proof of address in the impacted areas (Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Pulga) will be required to receive free services or fee waivers. They accept a variety of ID or proof of residency materials.

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

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

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

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

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

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. Friends United in Rescue also offers trapping services. 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 For more information call: 530-413-7955 or visit facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsofCampfireCats/

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

Animal Fostering Resources

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

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

Community Building & Networking

(Event 09/28) Oroville Chamber of Commerce – Salmon Festival: Visit the Oroville Fish Hatchery- In celebration of the annual Salmon Festival, the Oroville Chamber of Commerce is offering free Fish Hatchery Tours. Participants will have the opportunity to see the run of the salmon from the ocean to their native rivers. Outside at the fish barrier dam, watch salmon swim up the fish ladder from the observation window. Guided tours begin every half hour starting at 9am. This event is free to attend and available to all. For more information about the Feather River Fish Hatchery, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2m69WN6. For more information about the Salmon Festival, contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 530-538-2542 or email info@orovillechamber.com. WHEN: Saturday, September 28th from 9am – 3pm WHERE: 5 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville 

(Event 09/28) Oroville Chamber of Commerce – Salmon Festival: Downtown Street Fair- In celebration of the annual Salmon Festival, the city of Oroville will be hosting a Downtown street fair. The street fair will feature arts, crafts and commercial booths, a kids zone, food trucks, vendors and more. Please note the deadline for vendor registration is September 18th. There will be an additional processing fee for all late registrations. For arts/crafts/entertainment/food vendor applications use the following link to register: http://bit.ly/2lKFpUX. This event is free to attend and available to all. For more information contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 530-538-2542 or email info@orovillechamber.com. WHEN: Saturday, September 28th from 10am – 3pm WHERE: Downtown Oroville

(Event 09/28) Oroville Chamber of Commerce – Salmon Festival: Salmon Court- In celebration of the annual Salmon Festival, the Oroville Chamber of Commerce is offering free entertainment at the Salmon Court levee overlooking the Feather River. To open the celebrations, the Konkow Valley Maidu perform a traditional first salmon ceremony. Then, the entertainment line-up includes Feather River Recreation and Park District Dance Recital, African American Family and Cultural Center Dancers, Hillcrest Avenue, The Bald Rock Guys, Big Mo and Friends, and One Sol. Salmon dishes will be available to enjoy at the Food Court. This event is free to attend and available to all. For more information contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 530-538-2542 or email info@orovillechamber.com. WHEN: Saturday, September 28th from 10am – 4pm WHERE: On the levee at Arline Rhine Drive, behind the Municipal Auditorium. 

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

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

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

Paradise Alliance Church- Coffee in the Courtyard- Offering free coffee, pastries, and wifi to the Ridge community every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Coffee will be served on the North side of the Church courtyard. Located at 6491 Clark Road, Paradise. The church can be reached by phone at 530-877-7069.

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

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

Paradise Community Guilds- Meets every second and fourth Monday of the month 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, every second Monday at 5:15PM for a potluck, with a presentation at 6pm. Business meetings begin at 7pm. On fourth Mondays at 5PM, Paradise Community Guilds will be presenting their new film series, “Conscientious Projector.” The public is invited to both events.  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
Veterans Resources

Veteran Benefit Administration: 1-800-827-1000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employment & Re-Employment

(Event 09/23) African American Family and Cultural Center Job and Life Skills Workshop- The African American Family and Cultural Center is hosting a job and life skills workshop in Oroville. This event is a two week workshop will focus on job skills as well as life skills. The workshop will take place Monday through Friday beginning on September 23rd from 9:30am until 12pm noon. This event is free and available to all. Interested individuals can sign up for the workshop by coming to the AAFCC or by calling 530-532-1205. WHEN: Monday, September 23rd from 9:30am – 12pm (noon) WHERE: African American Family and Cultural Center, 3300 Spencer Avenue, Oroville 

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

Chico Locations

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

Oroville Location:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Business Resources

Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program- This program bolsters the availability of private credit by guaranteeing loans for rural businesses. Lenders with the legal authority, sufficient experience and financial strength to operate a successful lending program, may apply for this program. This includes: federal or state-chartered banks, savings and loans, farm credit banks, and credit unions. Businesses that qualify for loan guarantees include: for-profit businesses, nonprofits, cooperatives, federally-recognized tribes, public bodies, and individuals. 

Eligible areas include:

  • Any area other than a city or town with a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants and the urbanized area of that city or town
  • The borrower’s headquarters may be based within a larger city as long as the project is located in an eligible rural area.
  • The lender may be located anywhere
  • Projects may be funded in rural and urban areas under the Local and Regional Food System Initiative    

How to get started:

  • Applications are accepted from lenders through USDA local offices year round.
  • Interested borrowers should inquire about the program with their lender. (For borrowers seeking a list of participating lenders, contact Tammy Laizure at 530-693-3181 or 534-0112 ext. 3181 or tammy.laizure@usda.gov
  • Lenders interested in participating in this program should contact the USDA Rural Development Business Programs Director in the state where the project is located.

For more information on the program, please visit: http://bit.ly/342yEj5 For questions regarding the Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program, contact Tammy Laizure at 530-693-3181 or 534-0112 ext. 3181 or tammy.laizure@usda.gov 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chico Locations

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

Oroville Location:

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

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

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

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

Craft Emergency Relief Fund- The Craft Emergency Relief Fund, provides $3,000 grant and other assistance to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing a career threatening emergency. CERF+ staff is available during the week from 8:30am-5pm EST at 802-229-2306 and info@cerfplus.org to provide counseling and referrals to artists searching for emergency resources. See online here: https://cerfplus.org/news/cerf-response-to-2018-california-wildfires/

Volunteer Opportunities

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

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

(Event Series 09/14, 10/05) Oroville Service Saturdays – Summer 2019 Service Saturday- Oroville Service Saturdays is seeking volunteers to participate in a clean up event of the Downtown Oroville area. Participants will work alongside business owners, community leaders and families. Volunteers will meet at the Downtown Oroville office where they will be served free donuts and assigned tasks and directions. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening/work gloves, rakes, hedge trimmers, push brooms, leaf scoops, leaf blowers, or weed eaters. This event is free and available to all. Volunteers under the age of 18 are required to have a parent of guardian present. For more information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2Yh1Wv5 or contact Downtown Oroville at (530) 552-1233.  WHEN:  Saturday, September 14th at 8am and Saturday, October 5th at 8am WHERE: Downtown Oroville Office, 1360 Myers Street, Oroville     

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

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

Medspire- Volunteer Sign Up- Medspire Health is a volunteer run free clinic. Volunteer opportunities are available on medical clinic days once a month. Specialized volunteers that are EMTs, NPs, PAs, RNs, LVNs, CNAs, case managers, mental health professionals, and social workers are encouraged to sign up. For more information and to sign up, visit medspire.org/volunteer

Drop-In Volunteer to help build Tiny Homes for Camp Fire Survivors- Come out and help build Tiny Homes for Campfire Survivors. These tiny homes are built entirely through volunteers and funded through donations. No special skills or construction knowledge needed to volunteer. Volunteers of all building skill levels are welcome to drop in. Volunteers may bring their own tools, work gloves and safety glasses or use the ones supplied on site.  For questions or concerns, please email: campfiretinyhomes@gmail.com or reach out through their facebook page at the following link:http://bit.ly/2ZKaEOz

Those wishing to help build tiny homes can drop in Tuesday-Friday from 8:30am-3pm and Sundays from 9am-3pm at 1790 Montgomery Street, Oroville (behind the old Ford Dealership).

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

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

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

Habitat For Humanity- If interested in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in the various projects related to Recovery efforts, please go online to http://www.buttehabitat.org/ and select the 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 volunteer tab.

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

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

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

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

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

Fostering Opportunities

For volunteers interested in fostering impacted animals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAPS OF EVACUATION AND REPOPULATION AREAS: 

Camp Fire Interactive Online Evacuation/Repopulation Map

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

Camp Fire Structure Status Map

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

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

Weather Alerts:

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

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

ROAD INFORMATION:

BUTTE COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS 

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

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

Camp Fire Road Info:

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

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

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

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

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

STATE HIGHWAY ROAD CONDITIONS 

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

https://twitter.com/CaltransDist3

https://twitter.com/CHP_Chico

https://www.facebook.com/CHPChico

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

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

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

FAMILY REUNIFICATION

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

REPORT FOUND PERSONS

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

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

School Information

(Event 08/28) Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County – Welcome to Menyuan Family Circle

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

Chico Unified School District

  • Chico Unified School District office is located at: 1163 East Seventh Street, Chico
  • CUSD website: http://www.chicousd.org/
  • CUSD office phone: 530-891-3000
  • For registration questions, contact (530) 891-3000 ext. 20238
  • Aeries Internet Registration allows you to quickly start the process of registering a student for school. Information about the student such as emergency contacts, medical and language information will be collected. Upon completion, the student’s information is electronically sent to the school. To begin registering a new student use the following link: http://bit.ly/2Z6HBnQ

If you are experiencing difficulty with the AERIES Registration system please contact: Jennifer McCall by phone: (530) 891-3000 Ext. 20184 or email: jmccall@chicousd.org

Bangor Union Elementary School District

  • Bangor Union Elementary School District is located at: 7549 Oro-Bangor Hwy, Bangor
  • Bangor Union Elementary School Website: http://bangorunion.org/
  • Bangor Union Elementary School District phone: 530-679-2434 ex. 201
  • For registration questions, contact 530-679-2434 ex. 201 

To enroll your student at Bangor Union Elementary, contact Mrs. Atcheson in the front office at 530-679-2434 ex.201 Please Note: Bangor Union Elementary welcomes inter-district transfers

Biggs Unified School District

  • Biggs Unified School District office is located at: 300 B Street, Biggs
  • Biggs Unified School District Website: http://www.biggs.org/#
  • Biggs Unified School District phone: 530-868-1281
  • For registration questions, contact 530-868-1281
  • Biggs High School: 3046 2nd Street, Biggs, CA 95917
  • Biggs and Richvale Elementary Schools: 300 B Street, Biggs, CA 95917

Durham Unified School District

  • Durham Unified School District is located at 9420 Putney Drive, Durham
  • Durham Unified School District Website: http://durhamunified.org/
  • Durham Unified School District phone: 530-895-4675
  • For registration questions contact Tina Blenn: 530-895-4675 ext. 227
  • To begin the enrollment process: Fill out the Preliminary Enrollment Contact Form at the following link: http://bit.ly/2KzVo2j , you will be contacted with further information and instructions to complete enrollment.

Oroville City Elementary School District

  • Oroville City Elementary School District is located at: 2795 Yard Street, Oroville  
  • Oroville Unified School District Website: https://www.ocesd.net/o/ocesd
  • Oroville Unified School District phone: 530-532-3000
  • For registration questions contact the school office between the hours of 8am – 3pm: 530-532-3000. If you need help with enrollment, email: EnrollMe@OCESD.net 

Palermo Union School District 

  • Palermo Union School District office is located at: 7390 Bulldog Way, Palermo
  • Palermo Union School District Website: https://www.palermoschools.org/o/district
  • Palermo Union School District phone: 530-533-4842
  • For registration questions contact 530-533-4842 ext. 2

Returning students: English – http://bit.ly/2N8dQk6 Spanish – http://bit.ly/2N8dQk6 

New students: English – http://bit.ly/2KCztaI  Spanish – http://bit.ly/2KCztaI 

Paradise Unified School District 

  • Paradise Unified School District office is located at: 6696 Clark Road, Paradise
  • Paradise Unified School DIstrict website: http://www.pusdk12.org/ 
  • Paradise Unified School District phone: 530-872-6400
  • For registration questions contact Lauren at 872-6400 ext. 1228
  • Aeries Online Enrollment- Enroll your students online today at the following link: http://bit.ly/2KBraMb

Achieve Charter School of Paradise 

  • Achieve Charter School office is located at 771 Elliot Road, Paradise
  • Achieve Charter School website: http://www.achievecharter.org/ 
  • Achieve Charter School phone: 530-872-4100
  • For registration questions contact 530-872-4100 

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

Blue Oak Charter School

  • Blue Oak Charter School is located at 450 West East Avenue. Chico 
  • Blue Oak Charter School website: https://blueoakcharterschool.org/
  • Blue Oak Charter School phone: 530-897-7490
  • For registration questions contact the Registrar, Kellie@blueoakcharterschool.org | 530.879.7483 ext. 2037 

Chico Country Day School 

  • Chico Country Day School phone: 530-895-2650
  • CCDS Wait List for the 2019-2020 school year: http://bit.ly/2MkEXZI.
  • All Interest forms that were submitted by February 22 at midnight were included in the March 1st random selection process. Please contact Stacy Ferguson at 895-2650 ext. 201 or email sferguson@chicocountryday.org with any questions.
  • Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 3:45pm

Children’s Community Charter School

  • Children’s Community Charter school phone: (530) 877-222

Core Butte Charter

  • Core Butte Charter Administrative Office phone: (530) 809-4152 

Enrollment Procedure for CORE Butte – New Students- Attendance at an orientation meeting for interested families is a part of the enrollment process. The enrollment process consists of this orientation and an enrollment meeting. Please follow the steps below to begin the process. If you have any questions please call 530-809-4152 ext. 110 for enrollment help.

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

Capay Joint Union Elementary School District

  • Capay Joint Union Elementary School District is located at 7504 Cutting Avenue, Orland
  • Capay Joint Union Elementary School District website: http://www.cjuesd.org
  • Capay Joint Union Elementary School District phone: 530-865-1222
  • For registration questions contact 530-865-1222

Hamilton Unified School District

  • Hamilton Unified School District is located at 620 Canal Street, Hamilton City
  • Hamilton Unified School District website: http://www.husdschools.org 
  • Hamilton Unified School District phone: 530-826-3261
  • For registration questions contact Kelly 530-826-3261 ext. 1018

Lake Elementary School District

  • Lake Elementary School District is located at 4672 County Road N, Orland
  • Lake Elementary School District website: http://www.lakeschool.org
  • Lake Elementary School District phone: 530-865-1255
  • For registration questions contact 530-865-1255 
  • Registration processes have shifted to online application. Use the following link to complete all of the necessary forms: https://lake.schoolwise.com/user/login. If you have any questions contact Lake Elementary School District at 530-865-1255 ext. 10.

Orland Unified School District

  • Orland Unified School District is located at 903 South Street, Orland
  • Orland Unified School District website: http://www.orlandusd.net
  • Orland Unified School District phone: 530-865-1200
  • For registration questions contact 530-865-1200

Plaza Elementary School District

  • Plaza Elementary School District is located at 7322 County Road 24, Orland
  • Plaza Elementary School District website: http://www.plazaschool.org
  • Plaza Elementary School District phone 530-865-1250
  • For registration information contact Plaza Elementary School at 530-865-1250 
  • Registration Instructions: http://bit.ly/2KVzHbW 
  • For online back to school registration: https://plaza.schoolwise.com/ 

Princeton Joint Unified School District

  • Princeton Joint Unified School District is located at 473 State Street, Princeton
  • Princeton Joint Unified School District website: http://www.pjusd.org
  • Princeton Joint Unified School District phone: 530-439-2113 
  • For registration questions contact 530-439-2113

Please complete the forms below and return to the district office: PJUSD Student Registration – English: http://bit.ly/2TOV6aP or PJUSD Student Registration – Spanish: http://bit.ly/2KJ0Ks0 

Stony Creek Joint Unified School District

  • Stony Creek Joint Unified School District is located at 3430 County Road 309, Elk Creek
  • Stony Creek Joint Unified School District website: http://www.scjusd.org
  • Stony Creek Unified School District phone: 530-968-5361 
  • For registration questions contact 530-968-5361

Willows Unified School District 

  • Willows Unified School District is located 823 West Laurel Street, Willows
  • Willows Unified School District website: http://www.willowsunified.org
  • Willows Unified School District phone: 530-934-6600
  • For registration questions contact 530-934-6600 

Mail Services

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

The following Post Offices have reopened:

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

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

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

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

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

Fraud

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

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

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

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

Rumor Control

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

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

(05/30) Per Town of Paradise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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