24 Hour Hotlines


The H.E.R.E. Runaway Program                1-800-371-4373

Counseling, crisis intervention, temporary runaway shelter for youth, basic needs services, mediation

 National Runaway Switchboard            1-800-RUNAWAY

Resource referrals, counseling.

 California Youth Crisis Line                      1-800-843-5200

Confidential hotline for ages 12-24 and/or adults supporting youth; resource referrals.

The Trevor Project                          1- 800-4-U- TREVOR

Suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth

Catalyst Domestic Violence                         1-800-895-8476

Relationship violence prevention and education; 24-hour crisis line; emergency shelter; counseling; legal assistance

 Butte County Dept of Behavioral Health

24 hour Adult Crisis Line                                    1-800-334-6622

Health and treatment services for individuals at risk or currently suffering from mental illness.

Rape Crisis                  342-7273

Emergency help for sexual assault; ongoing no-cost counseling; support groups; resource referrals.


Jesus Center              345-2640

Two free meals each day Mon-Sat: 7:30-8:30am and 2:30-3:30 pm

Salvation Army                      342-2199

Food Not Bombs

Free vegetarian food in Chico’s downtown city plaza every Saturday.


Sabbath House                     899-9343

Secured sleeping area for women and children who are homeless or in crisis. Meals, beds, showers, computer resource center.

Torres Shelter             891-9048

Temporary shelter and support services, resource referrals

Oroville Rescue Mission                   533-9120

Temporary shelter, meals, food boxes for families with children, Bible classes, church service, live-in drug and alcohol recovery program

Esplanade House                  891-2977

Transitional housing for adults with children; comprehensive case management

Free/Low-Cost Medical Care

Shalom Free Clinic               518-8300

Health screening and education; primary care interventions; blood pressure control; prescription payment assistance; free drug and alcohol intervention; mental health counseling; referrals Sundays 1-4

Butte County Public Health             879-3665

Family planning services, STD and pregnancy prevention, breast cancer early detection, immunizations, tuberculosis testing, pre-employment physical exams, drug and alcohol screening, communicable disease screening and prevention

Women’s’ Health Specialists           891-1911

Well Women health care; counseling and treatment for common health concerns; birth control; free pregnancy testing and morning-after pill for all ages; STD screening, treatment and education; abortion services

Planned Parenthood            342-8367

Birth control/ emergency contraception, STD testing and treatment, pap tests, pregnancy testing, abortion, bilingual staff


Stonewall Alliance               893-3336

Information and education, advocacy, referrals, support groups.


School Ties      879-2328

Services for youth experiencing homelessness; connections to educational support and services, information on McKinney-Vento Act

Butte Community College  895-2361

Career planning and counseling; educational support for low income or educational disadvantaged students.

California State University, Chico   898-4636

Alcohol and Other Drug

Skyway House            898-8326

Residential alcohol and drug treatment program; sober living houses; out-patient programs.

The Well         343-1935

Residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for men; vocational training; case management; after-care including transitional housing

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation          342-2199

Residential treatment program and work therapy for adult men and women recovering from addiction; case management and re-entry support for jobs; transitional housing.

Alcoholics Anonymous        342-5756

Fellowship to obtain and maintain sobriety; groups for Spanish speakers, teens, moms, friends and family


HELP Program            897-4947

Financial assistance for transportation offered to homeless individuals who wish to return home to reunify with family, friend or support group.

Community Legal Information Center                   898-4354

Free legal services, information, referrals

Legal Services of Northern California                    345-9491

Assistance for a range of legal problems including housing, benefits, abuse, consumer fraud.

Department of Employment and Social Services            879-3845

Access to public benefits such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CMSP, General cash assistance, CalWorks; employment services