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.  For people outside of Butte County, call 1-866-916-3566 to connect with a Butte 2-1-1 resource specialist.***

(Event 10/11) United Policyholders – Free Insurance Legal Help Clinic- United Policyholders is holding another event in their Roadmap to Recovery series. This event will offer a free one-on-one consultation session (45 minutes each) with attorneys with expertise in insurance law to Camp Fire impacted households with insurance questions. Interested participants are encouraged to call to reserve a spot, or email in advance with a preferred time. Please call 415-393-9990 or email amberlyn@uphelp.org to reserve a spot. WHEN: Friday, October 11th, appointments offered between 11:30am-4pm WHERE: St. John’s the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue, 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

(Event 10/12) Magalia Rite Aid – Flu Shot Clinic- The Magalia Rite Aid will be offering a flu shot clinic at the Magalia Community Church. Flu shots are covered by most health insurance companies. Please note: this flu clinic is not free. For more information contact the Magalia Community Church 530-877-7963.  WHEN: Saturday, October 12th from 11am – 3:30pm WHERE: Magalia Community Church, 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia  

(Event 10/12) Paradise Revival – Paradise Revival Festival- Paradise Revival will be hosting a festival in celebration of the resiliency of the ridge community. This event will feature a music festival, a talent show, workshops and more. To see the complete schedule use the following link: http://bit.ly/30FJ457. This event is free and available to all who live in the Ridge community and anyone affected by the Camp Fire. Paradise Revival encourages donations from the greater community; all donations will go toward production costs and rebuilding efforts. To attend this event, use the following to obtain an e-ticket: http://bit.ly/2kSoOyB.To participate/perform in this event, use the following link and complete the Participant Sign-up sheet: http://bit.ly/2kVRdUv.  For more information contact Paradise Revival at the following link: http://bit.ly/2kVRdUv. WHEN: Saturday, October 12th from 11am – 8pm WHERE: Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway Rd, Paradise

(Event 10/13) Permaculture Action Network – Restoring Paradise: Permaculture Action Day w/ Rising Appalachia- The Permaculture Action Network in collaboration with Rising Appalachia Music will be offering a Restoring Paradise: A Permaculture Action Day. This event will feature hands-on projects to restore and regenerate land and community following the Camp Fire of 2018, such as planting and building new gardens and infrastructure. Workshops, Music, Food, and Community. This family-friendly event will be free and available to all. The Permaculture Action Network recommends participants to bring tools, work gloves, and potluck items to share. (Please note Bringing tools and a potluck dish is encouraged but not required). To RSVP for this event use the following link: http://bit.ly/2puyXn7. For more information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2lTEkdw or contact the Permaculture Action Network at the following link: http://bit.ly/2lWJQMI. WHEN: Sunday, October 13th from 10am – 6pm WHERE: Paradise Community Guilds, 5704 Chapel Drive, Paradise         

(Event 10/19) Financial Planning Association, CSU Chico College of Business – 3rd Annual Financial Planning Day- Free financial planning sessions with certified financial planning professionals are being offered during this one day event. Topics open for discussion during sessions include budgeting, credit/debit, Camp Fire losses, investing, retirement, taxes, homeownership, estate planning, insurance, education savings, and business. While walk-ins are permitted, registration is encouraged. Register online at:  bit.ly/3rdAFPD WHEN: Saturday, October 19th from 10am-2pm WHERE: Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue, Chico

(Event 10/19, 10/20) Heartstrings Counseling – Survivor Counseling Event- 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, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th (Appointments typically Noon-4pm) WHERE: Pursuit Christian Church 2295 Foothill Blvd, Oroville 

(Event 10/20) Medspire Health – Free Clinic Day- Medspire Health will be offering a free clinic day in Magalia. This event will provide urgent care, primary care, case management, and mental health services. Individuals do not need their I.D. to participate. This event is free and available to all. WHEN: Sunday, October 20th from 9am – 3pm WHERE: Magalia Community Church, 13700 Skyway Road, Magalia  

(Event 10/24) African American Family and Cultural Center – Food Day Festival- The African American Family and Cultural Center will be hosting a Food Day Festival in Oroville. This event will feature: food tastings, garden activities and education, and a kids fun zone with games and candy. This event is free and available to all. For more information contact the African American Family and Cultural Center at 530-532-1205. WHEN: Thursday, October 24th from 2:30pm – 4pm WHERE: AAFCC Community Garden, 2733 Wyandotte Avenue, Oroville

(Event 10/24) Upper Ridge Community Council – October Monthly Meeting- The Upper Ridge Community Council is hosting a meeting where the community will come together to talk about works in progress and share information. The tentative meeting agenda of this event will feature: an executive committee report, The Ridge lives On: Remembrance and Celebration Update, medical services on the ridge, Magalia Community Park Foundation, Butte County Fire Safe Council, Paradise Unified School District update, and new business and announcements. This event is free and available to all. To register for this event use the following link: http://bit.ly/2Iji6tM. WHEN: Thursday, October 24th from 6pm – 8pm  WHERE: Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15204 Skyway Road, Magalia 

(Event 10/25) Bidwell Presbyterian Church – Trick or Trunk- Bidwell Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Trick or Trunk event in Chico. This event will feature family-friendly activities such as games, candy, a bounce house, a photo booth and a play area for children ages 0-5.  Children are encouraged to wear a costume. This event is free and available to all. No registration required. For more information contact Jennifer via email at jeslick-hayes@bidwellpres.org. WHEN: Friday, October 25th from 5:45pm – 7pm WHERE: Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 208 West 1st Street, Chico 

(Event 10/25, 10/26) California Careforce – (Sacramento) Free Health Clinic- California Careforce is holding a free health clinic with free dental, vision, and medical services in Sacramento. Anyone is welcome to attend to receive free health services.For more information on how to receive a wristband that will guarantee service at this event, and address any additional questions, please visit:http://bit.ly/2mDWdOe. Services at the event will include the following: Medical: Physical screenings and general exams Dental: Dental screenings, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, extractions Vision: Eye health exams, vision exams, and custom prescription glasses made on-site WHEN: Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th WHERE: Cal Expo (Lot D) Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, 95815

(Event 10/26) St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dave Nachmanoff – Songwriting Workshop for Survivors- Singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff will be holding a songwriting workshop for Camp Fire survivors and other impacted community members with the intent of using songwriting as a means of healing and expression. Lunch will be included, the workshop has a $25 fee to attend, and registration is required. Space is limited, and priority will be given to Camp Fire Survivors for registration (scholarships may also be available to cover survivor’s attendance). To register, call 530-894-1971. WHEN: Saturday, October 26th from 10am – 2pm WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue, Chico

(Event 10/26) St. John’s Episcopal Church – Songs for the Strong, Benefit Concert for Camp Fire Recovery- Musicians Dave Nachmanoff (singer) and Radim Zenkl (mandolin virtuoso) will perform a benefit concert to support the Church’s Camp Fire Recovery efforts. The event will take place in the church’s sanctuary and include a reception and intermission. General admission tickets are $20 and are available at the Church office on Sundays after service, and online at Eventbrite.com: bit.ly/2AWZhsi WHEN: Saturday, October 26th, doors open at 7pm, concert goes till 10pm WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue, Chico

(Event 10/26) Strive Dance and Performing Arts – Fanz-of-Dance Halloween Party- Strive Dance and Performing Arts will be hosting a children’s Halloween Dance Party in Oroville. This event will feature carnival style games, a dance party, costume contest, and food for sale such as: chili cheese nachos, hot dogs, snow cones, sweet treats and drinks for sale. Mr. Randall will lead the dance room from 6pm – 8pm, playing dance and Halloween related games. Miss Jenn will also be present to help kids play carnival games with prizes. At 8pm – 10pm lights will go out and projection lights will go on for a dance party. Entry fee is $5 per child. This event is open to all. Please note the following: If your child is not already a member of SDPA, Strive Dance and Performing Arts requests parents to complete a waiver and fill out a contact sheet, both available on the day of the event and during normal business hours (M-Th: 3:30pm – 8:30, F: 5:30pm – 8pm).  For more questions contact Krystal Bradford via Facebook Messenger. WHEN: Saturday, October 26th from 6pm – 10pm WHERE: Strive Dance and Performing Arts, 1920 Bird Street, Oroville 

(Event 10/27) Chico Church of Christ – Trunk or Treat- The Church of Christ will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event in Chico. This event will feature decorated trunks passing out candy to children, cotton candy and more. Kid-friendly costumes only. This event is free and available to all. If you are interested in decorating your trunk for this event, contact the Chico Church of Christ at 530- 893-8565. For more information contact the Chico Church of Christ at 530-893-8565 or visit the event page at the following link: http://bit.ly/2ktoXbx. WHEN: Sunday, October 27th starting at 3pm WHERE: Chico Church of Christ, 995 East Lassen Avenue, Chico

(Event 10/28) Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Valley Contractors Exchange, Butte College- Camp Fire Construction Connection- A networking session and forum to connect various trades and general contractors in the construction industry. Both local and out of town construction companies and workers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations are not required, but appreciated. If you, or your company, is interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Monica@paradisechamber.com . WHEN: Monday, October 28th from 3pm-5pm WHERE: Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 6161 Clark Road, #1, Paradise

(Event 10/31) Downtown Chico – Treat Street- Downtown Chico will be offering a Halloween Treat Street event, a safe adventure for children ages 12 years old and younger. Children and families are encouraged to wear a costume, and stroll downtown for Halloween activities including: entertainment, information booths located in the City Plaza, a costume contest, nearly 100 businesses offering treats, Chico Police and Fire Department on hand with safe trick-or-treating tips, and local Rotarians serving as crossing guards to ensure the safety of all guests. Costume Contest details: Registration opens at 2pm and closes at 3:30pm, contest begins at 4pm. $5 entry fee – all contestants will receive a participation award (while supplies last). Divisions include ages 0-3, 4-7, 8-12 and Family/Group. Prize packs awarded to 1st,2nd, and 3rd place in each category. 1st place winners will be featured in an ad in the Chico News and Review on November 8th. WHEN: Thursday, October 31st from 2pm – 5pm  WHERE: Downtown Plaza Park, West 4th Street, Chico  

(Event 10/31) Chico Mall – Chico Mall Trick or Treat- Chico Mall will be hosting a Safe and Sane Trick or Treat event. This event will feature participating retailers handing out candy to children 12 years older and younger. This event will also feature DJs from The Mix 95.1 and the Blaze 103.5. Please note the following: this event tends to be crowded and candy does run out. Chico Mall suggests that participants show up at the beginning of the event. For the safety and security of the shoppers, Chico Mall asks that adults refrain from wearing masks. WHEN: Thursday, October 31st from 4pm – 5:30pm WHERE: Chico Mall, 1950 East 20th Street, Chico  

(Event 10/31) Salvation Army – Trunk or Treat- The Salvation Army will be hosting a community Trunk Or Treat event in Chico. Organizations or individuals will decorate their vehicle trunks and pass out candy to children in attendance. Children do not need to register for this event.This event is free and available to all. For more information or to participate and enter your vehicle in the Trunk or Treat event, contact Ryan at 530-235-6499 or email Ryan.lobsien@usw.salvationarmy.org.WHEN: Thursday, October 31st from 4pm – 7 pm WHERE: Salvation Army, 567 East 16th Street, Chico  

(Event 11/01) Empower Me Art – Butte Artists for Butte Strong Families (BAFBSF) Pop-Up Workshops- Empower Me Art will be hosting free pop-up art workshops for Camp Fire Survivors and families at the Paradise Hope Center. These workshops, through Butte Artists for Butte Strong Families, are art-based workshops open to Camp Fire survivors of all ages, including families. The workshops are designed to support long term recovery, and provide respite from disaster-related trauma, clinicians specializing in Natural Disaster Trauma will be on site during the workshops. Registration is not required to attend.   WHEN: Friday, November 1st from 4pm-5:30pm WHERE: Paradise Hope Center, 311 Circlewood Drive, Paradise

(Event 11/05) Town of Paradise – Community Information Meeting, The Year in Review- 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. Special Topic: The Year in Review, Agencies will share their progression and work since the fire.This meeting will take place during the week of the one year anniversary.  WHEN: Tuesday, November 5th from 6pm-8pm WHERE: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

(Event 11/08) Empower Me Art – Butte Artists for Butte Strong Families (BAFBSF) Pop-Up Workshops- Empower Me Art will be hosting free pop-up art workshops for Camp Fire Survivors and families at the Paradise Hope Center. These workshops, through Butte Artists for Butte Strong Families, are art-based workshops open to Camp Fire survivors of all ages, including families. The workshops are designed to support long term recovery, and provide respite from disaster-related trauma, clinicians specializing in Natural Disaster Trauma will be on site during the workshops. Registration is not required to attend.   WHEN: Friday, November 8th from 4pm-5:30pm WHERE: Paradise Hope Center, 311 Circlewood Drive, Paradise

(Event 11/09) Upper Ridge Community Council – The Ridge Lives On: Remembrance and Celebration Fair- The Upper Ridge Community Council will be hosting a remembrance and celebration fair in Magalia. This event will feature live music including the MixTape, presentations by students from Pine Ridge and Cedarwood, and a children’s area for games and activities. A variety of vendors, food trucks and organizations will also be present. Organizers are planning a hot dog give-away for children. Medspire will staff the first aid station. Grief counselors from California Hope and the Interfaith Council will be available. This event is free and available to all. To RSVP for this event, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2VcPzeK WHEN: Saturday, November 9th from 10am – 4pmWHERE: Mountain Ridge Middle School, 13835 W Park Drive, Magalia   

(Event 11/10) Norton Buffalo Hall + Paradise Performing Art Center – Joy Will Find A Way: Butte County’s Resilience Through the Art- A narrative of remembrance, recovery, and resurgence featuring performances and works from Butte County artists. The show will feature the Paradise Symphony Orchestra, Theatre on the Ridge, the Paradise Junior and Senior High School poetry and film project, Butte County Scottish Society Bagpipers, and more. Tickets are available on a donation basis starting at one dollar, and all proceeds will benefit the Paradise Performing Arts Center and the rebuild efforts for the Norton Buffalo Hall. For more information, call 530-762-1490. Tickets available online at: bit.ly/2oACr76 WHEN: Sunday, November 10th from 2pm-7:30pmWHERE: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 77 Nunneley Road, Paradise 

(Event 11/17) Chico Church of Christ – Community Thanksgiving Dinner-The Chico Church of Christ will be hosting a community Thanksgiving Dinner in Chico. This Thanksgiving Dinner is free and available to everyone. Thanksgiving meals will consist of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and drinks. Tables will be set up in the Fellowship Hall and auditorium for dinner meals. No registration required, drop-ins welcome. For more information contact the Chico Church of Christ at 530-893-8566. WHEN: Sunday, November 17th from 6pm – 8pm WHERE: Chico Church of Christ, 995 East Lassen Avenue, Chico 

(Event 11/22) Empower Me Art – Butte Artists for Butte Strong Families (BAFBSF) Pop-Up Workshops- Empower Me Art will be hosting free pop-up art workshops for Camp Fire Survivors and families at the Paradise Hope Center. These workshops, through Butte Artists for Butte Strong Families, are art-based workshops open to Camp Fire survivors of all ages, including families. The workshops are designed to support long term recovery, and provide respite from disaster-related trauma, clinicians specializing in Natural Disaster Trauma will be on site during the workshops. Registration is not required to attend.WHEN: Friday, November 22nd from 4pm-5:30pm WHERE: Paradise Hope Center, 311 Circlewood Drive, Paradise

(Event 11/24) Downtown Chico – Christmas Preview- Downtown Chico will be hosting a Christmas Preview event. This event will feature downtown merchants debuting their holiday offerings, showing off decorations, and providing refreshments and entertainment including live musical performances. This event will also feature strolling carolers, other on-street events/activities, souvenir photos with Santa Claus and more. Please note the following: Santa Claus will be available for photo opportunities from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. This event is free and available to all.WHEN: Sunday, November 24th from 4pm – 8pm WHERE: Downtown Plaza Park, West 4th Street, Chico

Weekly Events

(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.

(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

Camp Fire Anniversary / Memorial Events/ Rememberance Weekend 

All are invited to join in 85 seconds of silence at 11:08 am on 11/08/19.

(Event 11/08) Remembrance Weekend – Phoenix Key Project, Tribute, Reveal, and Moment of Silence- A performance of a song written with the students of Ridgeview High School alongside music therapist Erin Haley, followed by a speech written by the artist of the project will be read, will lead to the reveal of the Phoenix key project. At 11:08 am, all will be invited to share in 85 seconds of silence for those lost. WHEN: Friday, November 8th starting at 10:30 am WHERE: 6295 Skyway, Paradise

(Event 11/08) Camp Fire Remembrance: Chico City Plaza- On November 8th, 2019 from 10:45am to 11:15am, at Chico City Plaza, there will be a moment of silence and 85 birds will be released in a moment of reflection in Butte County’s strength and resilience. At 11:08 am on 11/08/19, all of Butte County will unite in 85 seconds of silence. All are welcome to attend. WHEN: November 8th from 10:45am – 11:15am WHERE: Chico Downtown City Plaza

(Event 11/09) Adventist Health Feather River Camp Fire Remembrance Event- Adventist Health Feather River is hosting a Camp Fire reunion and remembrance event and luncheon. This event is open to all and free to attend. Please note: parking for this event is limited and it is recommended to carpool if possible. To RSVP for this event, use  the following link: http://bit.ly/2IQpGMI WHEN: Saturday, November 9th from 10am – 4pm WHERE: Adventist Health Feather River Campus 5974 Pentz Road, Paradise 

(Event 11/09) Upper Ridge Community Council – The Ridge Lives On: Remembrance and Celebration Fair- The Upper Ridge Community Council will be hosting a remembrance and celebration fair in Magalia. This event will feature live music including the MixTape, presentations by students from Pine Ridge and Cedarwood, and a children’s area for games and activities. A variety of vendors, food trucks and organizations will also be present. Organizers are planning a hot dog give-away for children. Medspire will staff the first aid station. Grief counselors from California Hope and the Interfaith Council will be available. This event is free and available to all. To RSVP for this event, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2VcPzeK  WHEN: Saturday, November 9th from 10am – 4pm WHERE: Mountain Ridge Middle School, 13835 W Park Drive, Magalia  

(Event 11/09) Paradise Alliance Church – We Stand Together Performance and Family Fair- An event to recognize the impact of the Camp Fire but also to look ahead to all the things that are and will be happening on the ridge. The event will be comprised of a performance with keynote speaker Tim Tebow and entertainer Justin Flom, and a family fair, which will include bounce houses, midway games, face painting, a petting zoo, prizes, rides, and food. While the event is free, tickets are required to attend. Tickets will be available online starting October 13th online at westandtogether.info WHEN: Saturday, November 9th. Family Fair: 3:30pm-7:30pm, Two Shows: 3:30pm-5:00, and 6pm -7:30pm WHERE: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

 

PG&E Public Safety Power Shut Offs

PSPS GENERAL INFO- For public safety PG&E will shut off electricity for customers as a preventative measure when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted. This is called a “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS.” More information regarding PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs can be found online at www.pge.com/psps. This includes an option to check if specific addresses will be impacted. 

Update Contact Information- For those with PG&E accounts, update contact information to ensure that alerts for possible PSPS are received. Contact information can be updated online at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours. PG&E will use given contact information to alert customers through automated calls, texts, and emails, when possible, prior to, and during, a Public Safety Power Shutoff. 

Zip Code Alerts (for non-account holders)- For those who would like to receive call or text notifications regarding Public Safety Power Shutoffs for a certain zip code, sign up online at: www.pge.com/pspszipcodealerts/ Or call 1-877-9000-743 to enroll. To sign up for text alerts text “ENROLL” to 97633.

Public Safety Power Shut-off Map- For searching power shut-off areas, determining power restoration times, and for searching specific addresses: m.pge.com/#outages or http://critweb-outage.pgealerts.com/?WT.mc_id=Vanity_pge-outages

If there is an active PG&E power shut off, site will populate with live map of outage areas. As part of these preparedness efforts, PG&E is asking customers to update their contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours. PG&E will use this information to alert customers through automated calls, texts, and emails, when possible, prior to, and during, a Public Safety Power Shut Off.

Butte County Public Health – PSPS Food Safety/Health Information- Butte County Public Health has released a press release regarding food safety before, during, and after a power shutoff. This information is available online at tinyurl.com/y2wqlh3w

Key information from the press release: “During a power outage, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. The food in your refrigerator will keep safe for up to four hours during a power outage. A full freezer will hold a safe temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half-full and the door remains closed). View recommendations:

Mental Health Services & Wellness
 

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 support. 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 phone  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.

California Hope – Processing Group- California Hope is offering two processing groups for Camp Fire survivors. Processing Groups take place at the Paradise Hope Center located at 311 Circlewood Drive, Paradise and the Oroville Baldwin Office (Table Mountain Conference Room) located at 2185 Baldwin Street, Oroville. Paradise Processing Groups occur on Tuesdays at 2pm. Oroville processing groups occur on Mondays at 2pm. Camp Fire survivors will have the opportunity to converse and heal with other survivors and learn how to rebuild together. These Processing Groups are free and available to all Camp Fire survivors. No ID or FEMA paperwork will be needed to attend these group. No registration is necessary, drop-ins welcome. For more information contact Wyntur at 530-815-4326.

Emotions Anonymous – Mutual Support Group- Emotions Anonymous is offering a free mutual support group in Chico. Participants will have the opportunity to join a twelve-step support group composed of people who come together weekly for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. This support group meets every Wednesday at 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the Faith Lutheran Church, located at 667 East 1st Avenue, Room 7, Chico. Support groups are free and available to all. No registration required, drop-ins welcome. For more information, contact Marcia at 530-570-9010 or via email: damama3232@gmail.com

Magalia Community Church – Nine Week Drop-in Group Sessions- Magalia Community church will be hosting Drop-in Group Sessions for Camp Fire Survivors. Each group will be facilitated by a qualified professional. Group sessions will offer an opportunity for health and healing. This service is free, no I.D. needed. This is an ongoing event beginning on Tuesday, October 15th through Tuesday, December 17th. Two sessions will be offered every Tuesday from 3:30pm – 5pm and 6pm – 7:30pm. Sessions will be held in the Historic Firehouse located at 13734 Old Skyway in Old Magalia. For more information, please contact the Director of Resilience Resources Jim Peck at 530-624-3049.

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. These support groups are 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. Please check avaliability before attending, no drop ins allowed.

Paradise Groups located at First Christian Church of Paradise, 5783 Pentz Road

  • Tuesdays: 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Saturdays: 10:30am – 12pm (noon)

Chico Groups located at First Christian of Chico, 295 East Washington Avenue

  • Sundays: 3pm – 5:30pm (available on November 13th)

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 (Positive Animal Workers Support) – Compassion Fatigue Support Group- PAWS is offering a free support group for animal welfare professionals and volunteers. 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 every other Wednesday 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.

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

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

Support Groups 

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

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

United Policyholders – Roadmap to Recovery One Year Survey- United Policyholders has developed a one-year survey to gather information about insurance advocacy and feedback on their offered programs.The information collected in the survey will be utilized to develop new programs, alter existing programs, and advocate for policy change in relation to disaster-related insurance policy. All individuals who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card, the winner of which will be notified by email. To complete the survey visit the following link: http://bit.ly/2moqVKR

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

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

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

Online/Mobile Resources

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

(Event 10/19) Financial Planning Association, CSU Chico College of Business – 3rd Annual Financial Planning Day- Free financial planning sessions with certified financial planning professionals are being offered during this one day event. Topics open for discussion during sessions include budgeting, credit/debit, Camp Fire losses, investing, retirement, taxes, homeownership, estate planning, insurance, education savings, and business. While walk-ins are permitted, registration is encouraged. Register online at:  bit.ly/3rdAFPD WHEN: Saturday, October 19th from 10am-2pm WHERE: Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue, Chico

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.

  • Disaster 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 disaster case managers.

  • Disaster 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 disaster 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.

  • Disaster 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 disaster case managers.

  • Disaster 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 disaster 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

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.

  • Disaster 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 disaster case managers.

  • Disaster 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 disaster 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

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.

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

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

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 12pm (noon)-2:30pm
  • Second and Fourth Friday of the month: Open Door Church, 2555 Baldwin Avenue, Oroville from 12pm(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 weekLocated at: 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia Contact:530-877-7963

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

Furniture

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

Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Disaster Relief Program- Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a volunteer operated, nonprofit from Idaho offering a national program that builds and delivers beds to children who do not own a bed. On Thursday, October 10th, the SHP Disaster Relief Program will provide beds to children of Paradise and the surrounding areas affected by the Camp Fire. To request a free twin bed or bunk bed, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2mnjjZb and click ‘Request a Bed’. Please note the following: Distribution is only available to survivors who have completed a request form. Beds are only available for children. Completing a request application does not guarantee you will receive a bed. If a participant qualifies to receive a bed, a SHP staff member will reach out to discuss details. For more information, contact Sleep in Heavenly Peace using the following link: https://www.shpbeds.org/contact-us

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. 

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 (https://fireangelsnetwork.org/) or through their facebook page at www.facebook.com/FireAngelsNetwork/ or their furniture fb page https://www.facebook.com/groups/570394943460043/

Fire Angels Network – Furniture Request Form : A separate intake form provided by the Fire Angels Network that attempts to match donations of furniture to those in need of certain items. 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 CenterOriginally 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 at https://www.facebook.com/CampaignPropane-OperationWarmth-263942781205564/ or through the short link: 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:
Tank under 100 gallons: $2 + tax , 250 gallons – 500 gallons: $2 (no tax), Trailer Tank: $3.25 + tax.  County permit is required stating that the house can be occupied before propane can be purchased. Located at : 14368 Skyway Road, Magalia. Phone is 530-873-4101.

Food & Meals

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

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

First Christian Church – Paradise- Offering food to individuals and families. All are welcome, and anyone in need can receive dry goods, water, canned foods, snacks, and produce. No ID is required. Food distribution will depend on family size. Food will be provided while supplies last.  Available in Paradise (5738 Pentz Road, Paradise – Corner of Pearson and Pentz Road) on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturday of every month from 11am-1pm, or until supplies run out.  

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 – 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. 

Community Action Agency – North State Food Bank Distribution Schedule October 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

10/08

Gridley

Guardian Building, 200 East Spruce Street

10:30am – 11:30am

10/09

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

10/15

Concow

Paradise

Pines Hardware, 11300 Miller Flat Rd

1st Baptist Church, 6500 Clark Road

8:30am-9:30am

12pm-1:30pm

10/17

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

10/18

Orland First Lutheran Church, 19 Colusa Street

9am-11am

10/19

Hamilton City Evangelical Church, 490 Los Robles 8am- 11am

10/23

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

10/24 Colusa

Williams

Senior Center, 901 Parkhill

Williams Community Church, 315 9th Street

8:30am-10:30am

8am-11am


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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tents are serving as a supply distribution center, supplies available are based on daily donations but include clothing, household items, and other material goods.
  • 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- (Please note prices have increased as of 09/01)

CASH

Local Service

Regional Service

Regular

$1.75 $2.40

Discount*

$0.85

$1.20

Youth (6-18)

$1.25

$1.75

Child (under 6)

2 free

2 free

2-RIDE PASS

   

Regular

$3.50

$4.80

Discount*

$1.70

$2.40

Youth (6-18) $2.50

$3.50

10-RIDE PASS

   

Regular

$15.75 $21.60
Discount*

$7.65

$10.80

Youth (6-18)

$11.25 $15.75

30-DAY PASS

   

Regular

$43.50

$57.50

Discount*

$21.50

$30.00

Youth (6-18) $31.25

$40.00

ALL DAY PASS – For $5.00 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. 

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. Regular is $0.65 Youth is $0.50; and Discount it is $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 as of September 1, 2019.

  • One way trip in ADA Paratransit service area: $3.50
  • Same Day Service Request:  $5.25
  • Supplemental Service Zone 1:  $8.75
  • Supplemental Service Zone 2:  $10.75
  • Supplemental Service Zone 3:  $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/.

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 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   

(Event 10/19, 10/20) Heartstrings Counseling – Survivor Counseling Event- 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, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th (Appointments typically Noon-4pm) WHERE: Pursuit Christian Church 2295 Foothill Blvd, Oroville 

(Event 10/26) Strive Dance and Performing Arts – Fanz-of-Dance Halloween Party- Strive Dance and Performing Arts will be hosting a children’s Halloween Dance Party in Oroville. This event will feature carnival style games, a dance party, costume contest, and food for sale such as: chili cheese nachos, hot dogs, snow cones, sweet treats and drinks for sale. Mr. Randall will lead the dance room from 6pm – 8pm, playing dance and Halloween related games. Miss Jenn will also be present to help kids play carnival games with prizes. At 8pm – 10pm lights will go out and projection lights will go on for a dance party. Entry fee is $5 per child. This event is open to all. Please note the following: If your child is not already a member of SDPA, Strive Dance and Performing Arts requests parents to complete a waiver and fill out a contact sheet, both available on the day of the event and during normal business hours (M-Th: 3:30pm – 8:30, F: 5:30pm – 8pm).  For more questions contact Krystal Bradford via Facebook Messenger.WHEN: Saturday, October 26th from 6pm – 10pm WHERE: Strive Dance and Performing Arts, 1920 Bird Street, Oroville 

(Event 10/27) Chico Church of Christ – Trunk or Treat- The Church of Christ will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event in Chico. This event will feature decorated trunks passing out candy to children, cotton candy and more. Kid-friendly costumes only. This event is free and available to all. If you are interested in decorating your trunk for this event, contact the Chico Church of Christ at 530- 893-8565. For more information contact the Chico Church of Christ at 530-893-8565 or visit the event page at the following link: http://bit.ly/2ktoXbx.WHEN: Sunday, October 27th starting at 3pm WHERE: Chico Church of Christ, 995 East Lassen Avenue, Chico 

(Event 10/31) Downtown Chico – Treat Street- Downtown Chico will be offering a Halloween Treat Street event, a safe adventure for children ages 12 years old and younger. Children and families are encouraged to wear a costume, and stroll downtown for Halloween activities including: entertainment, information booths located in the City Plaza, a costume contest, nearly 100 businesses offering treats, Chico Police and Fire Department on hand with safe trick-or-treating tips, and local Rotarians serving as crossing guards to ensure the safety of all guests. Costume Contest details: Registration opens at 2pm and closes at 3:30pm, contest begins at 4pm. $5 entry fee – all contestants will receive a participation award (while supplies last). Divisions include ages 0-3, 4-7, 8-12 and Family/Group. Prize packs awarded to 1st,2nd, and 3rd place in each category. 1st place winners will be featured in an ad in the Chico News and Review on November 8th. WHEN: Thursday, October 31st from 2pm – 5pm  WHERE: Downtown Plaza Park, West 4th Street, Chico  

(Event 10/31) Chico Mall – Chico Mall Trick or Treat- Chico Mall will be hosting a Safe and Sane Trick or Treat event. This event will feature participating retailers handing out candy to children 12 years older and younger. This event will also feature DJS from The Mix 95.1 and the Blaze 103.5. Please note the following: this event tends to be crowded and candy does run out. Chico Mall suggests that participants show up at the beginning of the event. For the safety and security of the shoppers, Chico Mall asks that adults refrain from wearing masks. WHEN: Thursday, October 31st from 4pm – 5:30pm WHERE: Chico Mall, 1950 East 20th Street, Chico  

(Event 10/31) Salvation Army – Trunk or Treat- The Salvation Army will be hosting a community Trunk Or Treat event in Chico. Organizations or individuals will decorate their vehicle trunks and pass out candy to children in attendance. Children do not need to register for this event.This event is free and available to all. For more information or to participate and enter your vehicle in the Trunk or Treat event, contact Ryan at 530-235-6499 or email Ryan.lobsien@usw.salvationarmy.org. WHEN: Thursday, October 31st from  4pm – 7 pm WHERE: Salvation Army, 567 East 16th Street, Chico 

(Event 11/09) Upper Ridge Community Council – The Ridge Lives On: Remembrance and Celebration Fair- The Upper Ridge Community Council will be hosting a remembrance and celebration fair in Magalia. This event will feature live music including the MixTape, presentations by students from Pine Ridge and Cedarwood, and a children’s area for games and activities. A variety of vendors, food trucks and organizations will also be present. Organizers are planning a hot dog give-away for children. Medspire will staff the first aid station. Grief counselors from California Hope and the Interfaith Council will be available. This event is free and available to all. To RSVP for this event, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2VcPzeK WHEN: Saturday, November 9th from 10am – 4pm WHERE: Mountain Ridge Middle School, 13835 W Park Drive, Magalia   

(Event 11/17) Chico Church of Christ – Community Thanksgiving Dinner- The Chico Church of Christ will be hosting a community Thanksgiving Dinner in Chico. This Thanksgiving Dinner is free and available to everyone. Thanksgiving meals will consist of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and drinks. Tables will be set up in the Fellowship Hall and auditorium for dinner meals. No registration required, drop-ins welcome. For more information contact the Chico Church of Christ at 530-893-8566. WHEN: Sunday, November 17th from 6pm – 8pm  WHERE: Chico Church of Christ, 995 East Lassen Avenue, Chico 

(Event 11/24) Downtown Chico – Christmas Preview- Downtown Chico will be hosting a Christmas Preview event. This event will feature downtown merchants debuting their holiday offerings, showing off decorations, and providing refreshments and entertainment including live musical performances. This event will also feature strolling carolers, other on-street events/activities, souvenir photos with Santa Claus and more. Please note the following: Santa Claus will be available for photo opportunities from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. This event is free and available to all. WHEN: Sunday, November 24th from 4pm – 8pm. WHERE: Downtown Plaza Park, West 4th Street, Chico

Spark Academy – Art Resiliency for Kids- Offers free children’s program using drama, art, and physical play (sports) to build resiliency, self esteem, and character for all children ages 5-12 across Butte County that have been impacted by the Camp Fire. Program will run for five Saturdays (10/05, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09)  from 10am-1:30pm at the Pleasant Valley Community Center. For more information or to register for the program, visit: www.facebook.com/sparkacademybutte/  Or call 866-446-7399 ext 742 

The Salvation Army – Angel Tree Program (Christmas Assistance Sign-Ups)- The Salvation Army is offering the Angel Tree Program, a program that provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. Service area for this program includes: Oroville, Bangor, Cherokee, Palermo, Thermalito, Clipper Mills, Berry Creek, Gridley, and Biggs.  Participants must have a picture I.D. for all adults in their household, birth certificates for all children in their household, school records of school-aged children, proof of all income for household (current Passport to Services will work), proof of address (ex. PG&E or phone bill). Salvation Army requests participants to be able to provide an active phone number on their application for follow ups. Please note: If a participant does not speak english, Salvation Army requests that the participant be accompanied by an individual who may interpret or translate. For questions or more information about the program, contact the Salvation Army at 534-7155. Sign-ups are available on September 30th – October 5th and October 14th – October 19th. The Salvation Army Oroville hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 12pm noon and 1pm – 3pm (closed Friday). Saturday October 5th and 19th: 9am – 2pm. Wednesday evening October 2nd and 16th: 5pm – 7pm.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Disaster Relief Program- Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a volunteer operated, nonprofit from Idaho offering a national program that builds and delivers beds to children who do not own a bed. On Thursday, October 10th, the SHP Disaster Relief Program will provide beds to children of Paradise and the surrounding areas affected by the Camp Fire. To request a free twin bed or bunk bed, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2mnjjZb and click ‘Request a Bed’. Please note the following: Distribution is only available to survivors who have completed a request form. Beds are only available for children. Completing a request application does not guarantee you will receive a bed. If a participant qualifies to receive a bed, a SHP staff member will reach out to discuss details. For more information, contact Sleep in Heavenly Peace using the following link: https://www.shpbeds.org/contact-us.  

eCenter – Early Head Start/Head Start Program- The eCenter is offering reserved child slots for families that have been impacted by the Camp Fire. The eCenter is accepting children ages 0-5 at Live Oak and Gridley locations. This service is free and available to all Camp Fire survivors. For more information contact 530-741-2995.  

The Wright Keys/The North Valley Music Foundation – Grants for Music Students- Families with children who lost musical instruments in the fire, or who need to replace other music books or supplies, or who need assistance in resuming musical lessons due to financial hardship are eligible to apply for specialized grants from the North Valley Music Foundation. The program will provide seven grants with a maximum award of $532 for each grant recipient to music students impacted by the Camp Fire. Applications will be accepted until November 1st, 2019. Apply online at: bit.ly/2mGt0SD

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: 

  • 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.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 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 Workshop- 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 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

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*** 

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)

Lego Club with Butte County Library- Weekly event at the Oroville Branch of the Butte County Library for families to build with the library’s collection of Legos. Lego Club requires no registration to participate. Lego club is held every Saturday from 10am-4:30pm at the Oroville Branch Library, 1820 Mitchell Avenue, 95966

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

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

Program Schedule

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

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

Activity Calendar

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

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

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 95926

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

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

Holiday Resources

(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   

(Event 10/25) Bidwell Presbyterian Church – Trick or Trunk- Bidwell Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Trick or Trunk event in Chico. This event will feature family-friendly activities such as games, candy, a bounce house, a photo booth and a play area for children ages 0-5.  Children are encouraged to wear a costume. This event is free and available to all. No registration required. For more information contact Jennifer via email at jeslick-hayes@bidwellpres.org. WHEN: Friday, October 25th from 5:45pm – 7pm WHERE: Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 208 West 1st Street, Chico

(Event 10/26) Strive Dance and Performing Arts – Fanz-of-Dance Halloween Party- Strive Dance and Performing Arts will be hosting a children’s Halloween Dance Party in Oroville. This event will feature carnival style games, a dance party, costume contest, and food for sale such as: chili cheese nachos, hot dogs, snow cones, sweet treats and drinks for sale. Mr. Randall will lead the dance room from 6pm – 8pm, playing dance and Halloween related games. Miss Jenn will also be present to help kids play carnival games with prizes. At 8pm – 10pm lights will go out and projection lights will go on for a dance party. Entry fee is $5 per child. This event is open to all. Please note the following: If your child is not already a member of SDPA, Strive Dance and Performing Arts requests parents to complete a waiver and fill out a contact sheet, both available on the day of the event and during normal business hours (M-Th: 3:30pm – 8:30, F: 5:30pm – 8pm).  For more questions contact Krystal Bradford via Facebook Messenger. WHEN: Saturday, October 26th from 6pm – 10pm WHERE: Strive Dance and Performing Arts, 1920 Bird Street, Oroville 

(Event 10/27) Chico Church of Christ – Trunk or Treat- The Church of Christ will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event in Chico. This event will feature decorated trunks passing out candy to children, cotton candy and more. Kid-friendly costumes only. This event is free and available to all. If you are interested in decorating your trunk for this event, contact the Chico Church of Christ at 530- 893-8565. For more information contact the Chico Church of Christ at 530-893-8565 or visit the event page at the following link: http://bit.ly/2ktoXbx. WHEN: Sunday, October 27th starting at 3pm WHERE: Chico Church of Christ, 995 East Lassen Avenue, Chico

(Event 10/31) Downtown Chico – Treat Street- Downtown Chico will be offering a Halloween Treat Street event, a safe adventure for children ages 12 years old and younger. Children and families are encouraged to wear a costume, and stroll downtown for Halloween activities including: entertainment, information booths located in the City Plaza, a costume contest, nearly 100 businesses offering treats, Chico Police and Fire Department on hand with safe trick-or-treating tips, and local Rotarians serving as crossing guards to ensure the safety of all guests.  Costume Contest details: Registration opens at 2pm and closes at 3:30pm, contest begins at 4pm. $5 entry fee – all contestants will receive a participation award (while supplies last). Divisions include ages 0-3, 4-7, 8-12 and Family/Group. Prize packs awarded to 1st,2nd, and 3rd place in each category. 1st place winners will be featured in an ad in the Chico News and Review on November 8th. WHEN: Thursday, October 31st from 2pm – 5pm WHERE: Downtown Plaza Park, West 4th Street, Chico  

(Event 10/31) Chico Mall – Chico Mall Trick or Treat- Chico Mall will be hosting a Safe and Sane Trick or Treat event. This event will feature participating retailers handing out candy to children 12 years older and younger. This event will also feature DJs from The Mix 95.1 and the Blaze 103.5. Please note the following: this event tends to be crowded and candy does run out. Chico Mall suggests that participants show up at the beginning of the event. For the safety and security of the shoppers, Chico Mall asks that adults refrain from wearing masks. WHEN: Thursday, October 31st from 4pm – 5:30pm WHERE: Chico Mall, 1950 East 20th Street, Chico  

(Event 10/31) Salvation Army – Trunk or Treat- The Salvation Army will be hosting a community Trunk Or Treat event in Chico. Organizations or individuals will decorate their vehicle trunks and pass out candy to children in attendance. Children do not need to register for this event.This event is free and available to all. For more information or to participate and enter your vehicle in the Trunk or Treat event, contact Ryan at 530-235-6499 or email Ryan.lobsien@usw.salvationarmy.org.WHEN: Thursday, October 31st from 4pm – 7 pm WHERE: Salvation Army, 567 East 16th Street, Chico  

(Event 11/17) Chico Church of Christ – Community Thanksgiving Dinner- The Chico Church of Christ will be hosting a community Thanksgiving Dinner in Chico. This Thanksgiving Dinner is free and available to everyone. Thanksgiving meals will consist of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and drinks. Tables will be set up in the Fellowship Hall and auditorium for dinner meals. No registration required, drop-ins welcome. For more information contact the Chico Church of Christ at 530-893-8566. WHEN: Sunday, November 17th from 6pm – 8pm  WHERE: Chico Church of Christ, 995 East Lassen Avenue, Chico 

(Event 11/24) Downtown Chico – Christmas Preview- Downtown Chico will be hosting a Christmas Preview event. This event will feature downtown merchants debuting their holiday offerings, showing off decorations, and providing refreshments and entertainment including live musical performances. This event will also feature strolling carolers, other on-street events/activities, souvenir photos with Santa Claus and more. Please note the following: Santa Claus will be available for photo opportunities from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. This event is free and available to all. WHEN: Sunday, November 24th from 4pm – 8pm WHERE: Downtown Plaza Park, West 4th Street, Chico

The Salvation Army – Angel Tree Program (Christmas Assistance Sign-Ups)- The Salvation Army is offering the Angel Tree Program, a program that provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. Service area for this program includes: Oroville, Bangor, Cherokee, Palermo, Thermalito, Clipper Mills, Berry Creek, Gridley, and Biggs.  Participants must have a picture I.D. for all adults in their household, birth certificates for all children in their household, school records of school-aged children, proof of all income for household (current Passport to Services will work), proof of address (ex. PG&E or phone bill). Salvation Army requests participants to be able to provide an active phone number on their application for follow ups. Please note: If a participant does not speak english, Salvation Army requests that the participant be accompanied by an individual who may interpret or translate. For questions or more information about the program, contact the Salvation Army at 534-7155. Sign-ups are available on September 30th – October 5th and October 14th – October 19th. The Salvation Army Oroville hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 12pm noon and 1pm – 3pm (closed Friday). Saturday October 5th and 19th: 9am – 2pm. Wednesday evening October 2nd and 16th: 5pm – 7pm.

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- 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. 

Rural Home Loans- This program (also known as the Section 502 Direct Loan Program) assists low and very-low-income applicants obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability. Payment assistance is a type of subsidy that reduces the mortgage payment for a short time. The amount of assistance is determined by the adjusted family income. At a minimum, applicants interested in obtaining a direct loan must have an adjusted income that is at or below the applicable low-income limit for the area where they wish to buy a house and they must demonstrate a willingness and ability to repay debt. 

Applicants must also: 

  • Be without decent, safe and sanitary housing
  • Be unable to obtain a loan from other resources on terms and conditions that can reasonably be expected to meet
  • Agree to occupy the property as your primary residence
  • Have the legal capacity to incur a loan obligation
  • Meet citizenship or eligible noncitizen requirements
  • Not be suspended or debarred from participation in federal programs

Properties with direct loan funds must:

  • Be modest in size for the area
  • Not have market value in excess of the applicable area loan limit
  • Not have in-ground swimming pools
  • Not be designed for income producing activities

Borrowers are required to repay all or a portion of the payment subsidy received over the life of the loan when the title to the property transfers or the borrower is no longer living in the dwelling. Applicants must meet income eligibility for a direct loan. Please contact your local RD office to ask for additional detail about eligibility requirements. 

The income limit is as follows:

FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD SIZE

1-4 Household Members 5-8 Household Members

ANNUAL INCOME

$53,200

$70,200

 

Application Deadline: Applications for this program are accepted through your local RD office year round. 

Eligible area: Generally, rural areas with a population of less than 35,000 are eligible. Visit the USDA Income and Property eligibility website for complete details are the following link:  http://bit.ly/2KYt0GZ 

Maximum Loan Amount: The maximum load amount an applicant may qualify for will depend on the applicant’s repayment ability. The applicant’s ability to repay a loan considers various factors such as income, debts, assets and the amount of payment assistance applicants may be eligible to receive. Regardless of repayment ability, applicants may never borrow more than the area’s loan limit (plus certain costs allowed to be financed) for the county in which the property is located.  For more information on the program, please visit: http://bit.ly/344f2Li 

  • To access the Rural Home Loans application use the following link (click forms and resources tab): http://bit.ly/2zsIhJP or contact Nicole Roldan at 530-693-3162 or nicole.roldan@usda.gov  For general program questions contact 530-534-0112 

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/

Housing Authority of Butte County – Section 8 Waitlist CheckThe application period has concluded, 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 homeownership and community. 
  • Income that falls at or below 80% of the Area Median Income for the area, (See specific income requirements below) and must also demonstrate repayment ability for monthly payments. The participant must have acceptable credit, 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 add your name to their interest list or for further questions about the program, visit: http://bit.ly/2Hmiiax, email mmojica@chiphousing.org or call 530-891-6931 (Monday-Thursday from 8 am- 4:30 pm). 

Overnight Emergency Shelters

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

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

Oroville Rescue Mission – Overnight shelter- The Men’s Shelter and the separate Women & Children’s Shelter is available each day beginning at 4:30pm for showers and/or overnight accommodations. Spiritual counseling, nightly gospel services, family support services and referrals, jail ministries and addiction recovery programs are offered.  Stays are possible anywhere between one night and 30 days. Anyone in Oroville 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

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: 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.

More information can be found online at:  https://rv4campfirefamily.org/ Please note: This resource is officially an organization. As of 2019, RV4 Camp Fire Family has obtained their 501(C)3 nonprofit status. Please note, this organization is a Colorado based Nonprofit. Family Intake form – https://goo.gl/forms/km84x2L62dXUQ6yt2

FEMA Temporary Housing Information- Information for FEMA applicants who have been contacted by FEMA regarding Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) and FEMA Group SitesFederal, 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. To get information about FEMA Housing sites, including numbers of survivors assisted/housed, please visit: buttecountyrecovers.org/fema-group-site-information/

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 here: https://bit.ly/2TUQ7F2

Rebuilding & Housing Construction

(Event 10/28) Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Valley Contractors Exchange, Butte College- Camp Fire Construction Connection- A networking session and forum to connect various trades and general contractors in the construction industry. Both local and out of town construction companies and workers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations are not required, but appreciated. If you, or your company, is interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Monica@paradisechamber.comWHEN: Monday, October 28th from 3pm-5pm  WHERE: Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 6161 Clark Road, #1, Paradise

Butte County Fire Safe Council- Dead and Dying Tree Removal Program- Offering no-cost tree removal service of merchantable, dead, and dying trees over 12” in diameter that may disrupt new construction. Landowners who wish to be considered for the tree removal program must meet the following qualifications: 

  • Have pulled a building permit on the property where tree removal will be conducted.
  • The property must be within the Camp Fire footprint. 
  • Own property directly adjacent to properties with building permits pulled 
  • 70% of the dead and dying trees to be removed from the property must be conifers. Harvestable trees (Cedar, Pine, Fir) are necessary to offset the high costs of tree removal.
  • Have at least 20 harvestable trees between the property with a building permit and those directly adjacent. 
  • Be paying for reconstruction themselves.

This program is available on a first-come first-serve basis to landowners who meet the qualifications. To be considered for the program, please contact Taylor Nilsson at the Butte County Fire Safe Council to enroll by October 25th. Taylor Nilsson can be reached via Phone: 530- 966-1620 or email: Taylorn@buttefiresafe.net

Town of Paradise – Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Loan- Offering a deferred (no monthly payments), low-interest loan to eligible homeowners for housing rehabilitation. Housing repairs can include reconstruction of a home damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire. Repairs can be used to correct any unsafe or unsanitary conditions, and eliminate code violations. Homeowners eligible for the program must meet income limits, and have owned their home prior to the Camp Fire. The home itself must be on property within Paradise Town limits, be valued under $339,150 after reconstruction/rehabilitation, and be able to pass all State and local codes and ordinances given a per-unit subsidy limit. To apply to this program, an application form must be completed and either mailed or dropped off to the Town of Paradise, 5555 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969. Application found online here: bit.ly/ToPoHrL

Income Limits for Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Loan- Income limits will depend on the number of people in the household. For more information, call the Town of Paradise Housing Services at 530-872-6291 ext 122 (Hours: M-F 9am-5pm)

2019 Income Limits:

1 person

2 People 3 People 4   People 5 People 6 People 7 People 8   People

37,250

42,600 47,900 53,200 57,500 61,750 66,000

70,250

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 MakeItParadise – 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 or more information can be found on https://makeitparadise.org/grants

Butte County – Rebuild Incentive Grant- The rebuild incentive grant can be applied for when property owners submit a building permit with Butte County. The grant is on a first-applied, first-granted basis. The current status of incentives granted are as follows: 

USDA – Home Repair Program- Providing loan and grant options to rural homeowners in need of financial assistance for home repair. 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

Camp Fire Zone Project- Zone groups have been created to help aid in the rebuilding of the ridge community. Each zone (corresponding with evacuation zones) has an associated Facebook Page for sharing rebuilding questions, resources, and needs specific to their community. Each zone has Captain(s) who report back to their community/council leaders with updates and information or requests from their zone groups. Visit online here: campfirezoneproject.com to find your zone or learn more.

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

 Public Health Institute – Fire and Water Study: Investigating Drinking Water Contamination in Paradise, California after the Camp Fire- The Public Health Institute is conducting an independent study on water contamination in Paradise, Magalia, Paradise Pines, Lime Saddle and unincorporated areas in the burn zone. This study will identify if there are drinking water contaminants in household tap water in homes affected by the Camp Fire. The goal of this study is to collect information that may help to better understand, identify, and address drinking water contamination after fires. The Public Health Institute is interested in participants who are living in a standing home in Paradise, Magalia, Lime Saddle, Paradise Pines, or in unincorporated areas within the Camp Fire burn zone. Homes that are not occupied may also be considered. The Public Health Institute aims to include about 175 homes in this study. For questions or to participate in this study, contact Dr. Gina Solomon, Principal Investigator at 415-289-9310 or email: gina.solomon@phi.org.   

United Policyholders – Roadmap to Recovery One Year Survey- United Policyholders has developed a one-year survey to gather information about insurance advocacy and feedback on their offered programs.The information collected in the survey will be utilized to develop new programs, alter existing programs, and advocate for policy change in relation to disaster-related insurance policy. All individuals who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card, the winner of which will be notified by email. To complete the survey visit the following link: http://bit.ly/2moqVKR 

The Wright Keys/The North Valley Music Foundation – Grants for Music Students- Families with children who lost musical instruments in the fire, or who need to replace other music books or supplies, or who need assistance in resuming musical lessons due to financial hardship are eligible to apply for specialized grants from the North Valley Music Foundation. The program will provide seven grants with a maximum award of $532 for each grant recipient to music students impacted by the Camp Fire. Applications will be accepted until November 1st, 2019. Apply online at: bit.ly/2mGt0SD

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.  The Paradise U Class Schedule is as follows: 

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 Alliance Church, located at: 6491 Clark Road, Paradise with the following schedule: 

  • X-Training 5:30am
  • Walking Group 8:30am- 9:30am

On Fridays Step Aerobic classes will be held at Chico State in Yolo 213. These classes are open to all CF survivors and CSUC students/faculty/staff. The Friday schedule is as follows: 

  • Learn to Step/Refresher 11am-11:30am
  • Intermediate Step 11:30am-12pm(noon) 
  • X-Training 12pm(noon)- 12:30pm 
  • Advanced Step 12:30pm-1:30pm

On Saturdays classes will be held at the Paradise Alliance Church Gym, located at: 6491 Clark Road, Paradise, with the following schedule: 

    • X-Training, 9 am-9:45 am
    • Pilates/Stretch, 9:45 am

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

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.

  • 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  

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.

Three Days in Paradise – Docuseries of the Camp Fire- A documentary series focused on the experiences of survivors, first responders, and other impacted individuals of the Camp Fire. The project is collecting footage (phone, video, pictures) from those impacted that would like to share their story/experience in the fire. If interested in including your pictures or video in this series, please reach out through the following methods:

1.) Send your footage using the following link: http://bit.ly/2ohD4Ca When asked, enter your name and email (this will tag each video you upload with your name so the producer knows who contributed it). Only the production will the video you send.

2.) Contact Chris and he will contact you about getting your footage. Website: threedaysinparadise.tv  Instagram: instagram.com/threedaysinparadise/ Email: ThreeDaysInParadiseTV@gmail.com Twitter: @3DaysInParadise Facebook: facebook.com/ThreeDaysInParadise Chris’ personal page: facebook.com/RocketSpots Or call 530-680-7125

Chico Arts CenterFree 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: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-4:00PM, Sat-Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM Location: 450 Orange St, Suite 6 Chico, California 95928

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

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. See here: http://bit.ly/2Qi1d5m

(09/26)  (OPEN AVAILABILITY) – Rancheria RV Park- $42/day for 30 amp, $47/day for 50 amp (weekly spaces also available). Offering full hookups. Please note that no monthly spaces are available at this time. For more information or to reserve RV space please contact Rancheria RV Park at (530) 335-7418.  Park Amenities: Showers/restrooms, laundry facilities, and store/restaurant on site. Address: 15565 Black Angus Lane, Hat Creek Contact: (530) 335-7418 Hours: 9am – 6pm everyday 

(09/26) (OPEN AVAILABILITY) – Little Bear RV Park- $39-50/day with full hookups. All rates are based on double occupancy. Extra adults $6/night, extra children (ages 5-17) 4$/night, and pets $2/night (dogs must be well behaved and never left unattended). For more information or to reserve space contact the park via phone or visit the following link: http://www.littlebearrvpark.com/.  Park Amenities: Showers/restrooms, laundry facilities, and convenient store  Address: 102 Little Bear Road, Blairsden  Contact: 530-836-2774 Hours: 9am-7pm everyday

(09/27) (FULL/AT CAPACITY/NO WAITLIST) – 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, use the following link: https://inntowncampground.com/ or 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).

(09/30) OPEN AVAILABILITY – 12 SPACES 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

(09/27) (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 sitesAddress: 20450 Old Highway 120, Groveland Phone: 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) 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 

(09/27) (FULL/ AT CAPACITY) – Almond Tree RV Park – *Maximum stay is two weeks* Completely booked at this time. Address: 3124 Esplanade, Chico Phone: 530-899-1271

(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, CA 96130 Phone: 530-250-3695

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

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

(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, CA Phone: (530) 841-0100 (Hours: 8am-5pm everyday)

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

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

(06/18) OPEN AVAILABILITY (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: 530-538-221

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)

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 at: 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 95978-9998Paradise, 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.

FEMA Assistance

FEMA Updates

FEMA – Survivor Privacy Incident Information- In March 2019, FEMA reported oversharing sensitive, personal information for a portion of disaster survivors within the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program with a supporting contractor. The information in question has since been permanently removed from the contractor’s system, and no evidence has been found that the information was compromised. Survivors impacted by this incident were sent letters notifying them of the information over-share, and as a cautionary measure, FEMA is providing free credit monitoring services for a time period of 18 months to impacted survivors who request it. To view the letter, and get more information about offered credit services, please visit the following site: www.fema.gov/survivor-privacy-incident  

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.   

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

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 .  The 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- 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.  The 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.

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. 

E Center – Early Head Start/Head Start Program- The eCenter is offering reserved child slots for families that have been impacted by the Camp Fire. The eCenter is accepting children ages 0-5 at Live Oak and Gridley locations. This service is free and available to all Camp Fire survivors. For more information contact 530-741-2995. 

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 Parks and Recreation District – Senior Program-Offering a calendar of recreational activities for seniors including cards, games, and Bingo. Both breakfast and lunch are available for one dollar per meal. 

The following schedule is for the month of September 2019:

    • Monday: Cards and Games from 9am-2pm, at 194 Washington Street, Gridley.
    • Tuesday:Breakfast at 9am, Bingo begins at 9:30am, at 194 Washington Street, Gridley.
    • Wednesday: Cards and games from 9am-2pm, at 194 Washington Street, Gridley.
    • Thursday: Bingo at 9:30am, lunch served at 11:45am, at 194 Washington Street, 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 California- Providing free legal assistance to anyone impacted by the fire (typical guidelines are for low income and seniors, but camp fire services are open to all impacted by the fire). LSNC can provide assistance with legal issues that arise due to Federal Assistance denial, unemployment benefits, housing/renting rights, mortgage lending issues, securing government benefits, and consumer information. Contact LSNC at 530-345-9491 or the hotline at 1-800-345-9491 or at 541 Normal Avenue, Chico, Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-Noon. If you need help outside of normal business hours, please call the after hours line at 866-815-5990. Messages may be left after hours, please include name and phone number if leaving a message.  Additional information online at:  https://lsnc.net/camp-fire-butte-county-resources

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

CLIC areas of law:  

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

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

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. Visit online herer:  https://bit.ly/2FWZ3XJ 

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/30RrKL

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

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

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

Document Replacement & Permit Information

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- see here: http://bit.ly/2Uf0kiH  :

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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 here: 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   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-3:30pmPhone: 530-872-6320 (Library) or 530-552-3700 (Butte County Department of Development Services) Location: Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Road, Paradise

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 or 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 10/12) Magalia Rite Aid – Flu Shot Clinic- The Magalia Rite Aid will be offering a flu shot clinic at the Magalia Community Church. Flu shots are covered by most health insurance companies. Please note: this flu clinic is not free. For more information contact the Magalia Community Church 530-877-7963. WHEN: Saturday, October 12th, 11am – 3:30pm WHERE: Magalia Community Church, 13700 Old Skyway, Magalia  

(Event 10/25, 10/26) California Careforce – (Sacramento) Free Health Clinic-  California Careforce is holding a free health clinic with free dental, vision, and medical services in Sacramento. Anyone is welcome to attend to receive free health services.For more information on how to receive a wristband that will guarantee service at this event, and address any additional questions, please visit: http://bit.ly/2mDWdOe. Services at the event will include the following:

  • Medical: Physical screenings and general exams
  • Dental: Dental screenings, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, extractions
  • Vision: Eye health exams, vision exams, and custom prescription glasses made on-site

WHEN: Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th WHERE: Cal Expo (Lot D) Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, 95815

Passages Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) – What’s New with Medicare in 2020 Free Workshops- Passages Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is providing several community workshops to help Medicare beneficiaries make the best choice possible for their health care needs in the coming year. These workshops will explain changes in medicare — information about drug plans, which plans will remain in the area, which plans will be leaving, and how to establish an account with a login/password at mymedicare.gov. This event will also answer questions about Medicare Advantage plans.The Annual Enrollment Period for Part D drug plans and Part C Medicare Advantage plans will begin October 15th and end December 7th. Scheduled workshops are as follows:

Chico

  • October 17th and November 14th, 10am – 12pm noon, Lakeside Pavillion – 2565 Drive
  • December 2nd, 9:30am – 1:30pm, Enloe Conference Center – 5th and Esplanade

Oroville

  • November 7th, 10am – 11:30am, Oroville Senior Nutrition – 1335 Myers Street

Orland

  • October 28th, 11am – 12pm noon, Orland Senior Nutrition – 19 Walker Street

Willows

  • October 29th, 11am – 12pm noon, Willows Senior Nutrition – 556 East Sycamore Street

Corning

  • November 1st, 11am -12pm noon, Corning Senior Nutrition – 1015 4th Street 

Red Bluff

  • October 22nd and November 12th, 1pm- 3pm, Red Bluff Community and Senior Center – 1500 S. Jackson Street 

Please note: registration is required. Call 530-898-6716 to register. If a group or agency would like a workshop, contact Tatiana Fassieux at 530-898-6717. HICAP does not sell or endorse and insurance products. HICAP Program Director, Ronda Kramer, wants Medicare beneficiaries to know that the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period should not be confused with the Covered California Insurance Exchange enrollment period. She warns beneficiaries to be on the alert for insurance agents using aggressive tactics to sell health insurance. Misinforming beneficiaries would be considered fraud. Fraudsters are very active this time of year.  

Butte County Public Health – Free Flu Shots- Butte County Public Health in partnership with Enloe Medical Center is offering free flu shots for individuals ages 3 and older. Pregnant women may access a limited supply of free preservative-free flu vaccines covering the same seasonal flu strains. Preservative-free flu vaccines will be available at Enloe’s Mother and Baby Education Center located at 251 Cohasset Road #120, Chico. Info: 530-332-3970.

Free Walk-In Flu Clinic – Monday, October 7th, 7am – 11am and 2pm – 6pm at Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Avenue, Chico

Free Walk-In Flu Clinic – Saturday, November 2nd, 10am – 2pm (available while supplies last) at Enloe’s Community Wellness Expo at the corner of West 5th & Arcadian avenues, Chico

Glenn County Public Health – Free Flu Vaccine Clinics- Glenn County Public Health will be hosting three community flu vaccine clinics and two senior flu clinics. These clinics will provide free influenza vaccines to all persons 6 months of age and older. For more information contact Glenn County Public Health at 530-934-6588. 

Community Flu Vaccine Clinics will be held:

  • Wednesday, October 9th, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at:
    Hamilton City Elementary School – 277 Capay Ave, Hamilton City
  • Wednesday, October 16th, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at:
    Willows Memorial Hall – 525 West Sycamore Street, Willows

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

Medspire Health – General Information- Medspire Health provides free, accessible, non-emergent medical services to communities impacted by disaster through a mobile clinic. Days and times of clinics vary, but the services are always provided for free and located at Camp Fire affected areas of Butte County. For more information, visit medspire.org.

Public Health Institute – Fire and Water Study: Investigating Drinking Water Contamination in Paradise, California after the Camp Fire- The Public Health Institute is conducting an independent study on water contamination in Paradise, Magalia, Paradise Pines, Lime Saddle and unincorporated areas in the burn zone. This study will identify if there are drinking water contaminants in household tap water in homes affected by the Camp Fire. The goal of this study is to collect information that may help to better understand, identify, and address drinking water contamination after fires. The Public Health Institute is interested in participants who are living in a standing home in Paradise, Magalia, Lime Saddle, Paradise Pines, or in unincorporated areas within the Camp Fire burn zone. Homes that are not occupied may also be considered. The Public Health Institute aims to include about 175 homes in this study. For questions or to participate in this study, contact Dr. Gina Solomon, Principal Investigator at 415-289-9310 or email: gina.solomon@phi.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) 

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 in both Chico and Oroville. Chico support groups meet every 2nd Thursday from 1pm-3pm at the Card Community Center (545 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico). Oroville support groups meet every 4th Tuesday from 1:30pm-3pm at Cornucopia Restaurant (515 Montgomery Street, Oroville). 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

Re-location and Reuniting with Lost Animals: If your animal is lost, please visit: www.librarycat.org/lib/CampFirePets and search the photo library of lost animals and resources. For instructions on using the pet library, visit this site: https://datcampfirepets.home.blog/2019/01/10/searchable-database-is-here/ The Camp Fire Rescued Animals website is no longer posting images of animals but the website does have a list of shelters taking in rescued pets and animals. For the complete list of animal shelters visit: https://bit.ly/2IJz9Hw.Other pet sheltering resources – see websites listed on this North Valley Animal Disaster Group  resources page for agencies and partners who have been taking in rescued pets and animals.

PAWS – Compassion Fatigue Support Group- PAWS is offering a free support group for animal welfare professionals. Participants will listen and support each other by sharing their experiences with caring/rescuing animals during a crisis.This event is available to all animal caregivers – paid or volunteers. This group is lead by animal lovers and life coaches Sheryl Mattera and Kaitlyn Joseph. Compassion Fatigue Support Group comes together every other Wednesday 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 RemainsTransport System- One Last Ride transports horse remains as well as other animal remains. Animals include: cats, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, chickens, dogs, and cows. Camp Fire survivors in need of such services may receive services at a reduced or no fee. Animal remains will be transported for free out of fire-impacted areas. If you are looking for more information regarding pricing, or with any other questions, contact Christina Slack at: 530-990-2231. One Last Ride is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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

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

Friends United in Rescue (FUR) formerly Friends of Campfire Cats- Volunteer group providing rescue initiatives, which include trapping and feeding local cats, as well as providing community members with the supplies and assistance to reunite them with their pets. 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 Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsofCampfireCats/

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

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. Please note: supplies are based upon the availability of donations. 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. 

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 10/12) Paradise Revival – Paradise Revival Festival- Paradise Revival will be hosting a festival in celebration of the resiliency of the ridge community. This event will feature a music festival, a talent show, workshops and more. To see the complete schedule use the following link: http://bit.ly/30FJ457. This event is free and available to all who live in the Ridge community and anyone affected by the Camp Fire. Paradise Revival encourages donations from the greater community; all donations will go toward production costs and rebuilding efforts. To attend this event, use the following to obtain an e-ticket: http://bit.ly/2kSoOyB.To participate/perform in this event, use the following link and complete the Participant Sign-up sheet: http://bit.ly/2kVRdUv.  For more information contact Paradise Revival at the following link: http://bit.ly/2kVRdUv. WHEN: Saturday, October 12th from 11am – 8pm WHERE: Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway Rd, Paradise 

(Event 10/13) Permaculture Action Network – Restoring Paradise: Permaculture Action Day w/ Rising Appalachia- The Permaculture Action Network in collaboration with Rising Appalachia Music will be offering a Restoring Paradise: A Permaculture Action Day. This event will feature hands-on projects to restore and regenerate land and community following the Camp Fire of 2018, such as planting and building new gardens and infrastructure. Workshops, Music, Food, and Community. This family-friendly event will be free and available to all. The Permaculture Action Network recommends participants to bring tools, work gloves, and potluck items to share. (Please note Bringing tools and a potluck dish is encouraged but not required).To RSVP for this event use the following link: http://bit.ly/2puyXn7. For more information use the following link: http://bit.ly/2lTEkdw or contact the Permaculture Action Network at the following link: http://bit.ly/2lWJQMI. WHEN: Sunday, October 13th from 10am – 6pm WHERE: Paradise Community Guilds, 5704 Chapel Drive, Paradise       

(Event 11/09) Upper Ridge Community Council – The Ridge Lives On: Remembrance and Celebration Fair-The Upper Ridge Community Council will be hosting a remembrance and celebration fair in Magalia. This event will feature live music including the MixTape, presentations by students from Pine Ridge and Cedarwood, and a children’s area for games and activities. A variety of vendors, food trucks and organizations will also be present. Organizers are planning a hot dog give-away for children. Medspire will staff the first aid station. Grief counselors from California Hope and the Interfaith Council will be available. This event is free and available to all. To RSVP for this event, use the following link: http://bit.ly/2VcPzeK WHEN: Saturday, November 9th from 10am – 4pm WHERE: Mountain Ridge Middle School, 13835 W Park Drive, Magalia

Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group- The Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group is a collaborative nonprofit organization composed of members from the public sector, 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: www.campfirelongtermrecovery.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.

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

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

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. On Friday, October 11th, classes at Chico State in Yolo Hall room 213 begin. Free and open to survivors of the Camp Fire and any CSUC students, faculty, or staff who wish to attend.

On Fridays Step Aerobic classes will be held at Chico State in Yolo 213, the class schedule is as follows: 

  • Learn to Step/Refresher 11am-11:30am
  • Intermediate Step 11:30am-12pm(noon) 
  • X-Training 12pm(noon)- 12:30pm 
  • Advanced Step 12:30pm-1:30pm

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 ChicoCSU, 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 Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/2vdVh3K

Employment & Re-Employment
 

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.

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 CenterVolunteers 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 

Tiny Homes for Camp Fire Survivors – Drop-in and Help Build Tiny Homes (Volunteer Resource)- Tiny Homes for Camp Fire Survivors is seeking volunteers to drop-in and assist in constructing Tiny Homes. Volunteers do not need any special skills or construction knowledge. Volunteers may bring their own tools or use the ones supplied on site. Volunteers are encouraged to bring and use work gloves and safety glasses. Work gloves and safety glasses will be provided if volunteers do not have their own. Volunteers can RSVP to upcoming workdays on the organizer’s Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/2n8jUOu. Work days are available Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-3pm and Sundays 9am-3pm. The Tiny Homes work site is located at 1790 Montgomery Street, Oroville (behind the old Ford Dealership). For more volunteer information contact Tiny Homes for Camp Fire Survivors via Facebook messenger or email campfiretinyhomes@gmail.com.  

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 here: 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

Red Cross Safe and Well: If you’ve evacuated due to the Camp Fire, you are encouraged to register at the Red Cross Safe and Well website here: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php Concerned family and friends can also search the list of those who have registered  as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button.

REPORT MISSING PERSONS

Butte County Sheriff – The Missing Persons Call Center is closed as of 01/02/19. See below for updated direction for filing a missing person’s report. 

REPORT FOUND PERSONS

Butte County Sheriff – 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. 

Paradise Police Dispatch at 530-872-6241

Butte County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 530-538-7321

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.

School Information

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

(08/22) Paradise Recreation and Park District – Healing Trauma Through Nature- As of 8/22, Paradise Recreation and Park District is still in the process of developing this program. Paradise Recreation and Park District encourages individuals to check their website, www.paradise prpd.com, for future activities and programs.

(08/21) Throwing Starfish Foundation – Camp Fire Welcome Home Kits –As of 8/21, Throwing Starfish Foundation has also confirmed that these kits will only be distributed through case managers. Throwing Starfish Foundation is still in the process of putting kits together. Throwing Starfish Foundation anticipates finishing the Welcome Home Kits for Camp Fire Survivors within the next few weeks.  

(08/21) Stonewall Alliance – Wellness Project- As of 8/21, Stonewall Alliance is still in the process of developing the Wellness Project. However, if Camp Fire Survivors would like to add their names to the waitlist for counseling, they may email counseling@stonewallchico.org or leave a message at 530-809-2485. This program will be available to all Camp Fire survivors.

(09/18) North Valley Community Foundation – Info for FAQ about Foundation-The North Valley Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation that provides funding to other organizations through charitable grants and program sponsorship. They are not a point of entry for any individual assistance program.  

(08/09) Kohls Giftcard – Salvation Army  (SEMI FALSE)- The Salvation Army hosted a back to school event for children in one of their recovery programs. Families were given Kohls gift cards and children were provided a hair cut through Super Cuts. This event has passed and we were not given information for referral or the ability to provide any family with a Kohls gift card. The event was on 8/7. 

(08/12 Update) THE SALVATION ARMY DOES NOT HAVE SUPPLIES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL, they are having to turn people away that visit their office location. 

(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 must have already registered for assistance through FEMA 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).

(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