Make a difference

Make A Difference

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With your support this year, 6th Street Center will assist over 300 young people experiencing homelessness to access safety, obtain support and move towards stability. Your contributions go directly to help youth in need and bring us closer to the goal of ending youth homelessness!

Here are a few ways you can help 6th Street continue its mission of serving vulnerable youth in our community:

Donate Supplies

We have ongoing needs for personal hygiene supplies and individually wrapped snacks.  Click here to see our Wish List or shop our online registry at Amazon to see what our current needs are.  Items may be dropped off at 6th Street Monday through Friday between 10:30am-5:30pm.

You may also mail a check to:

6th Street Center

130 W. 6th Steet

Chico, CA 95928

Sponsor an Event

Organize a sock, toiletry or gift drive with friends, family or co-workers. Host a fundraising event at your business or social club to benefit 6th Street. Partner with a local restaurant or business and host a party where a percentage of the proceeds will go to help 6th Street.


We love our volunteers! Spend time interacting with youth in the lobby, help serve our daily meal or assist in center beautification projects. Perhaps you play an instrument, are great with a sewing machine or like to bake?  We would be happy to talk with you about the many different opportunities to be involved at 6th Street. Click here to download a Volunteer Interest Form or call 530-894-8008 to speak with our Volunteer Coordinator.

Host Home

Become a HEART Host Home for youth under 18 in need of short-term shelter. For more information email ebateman@youth4change or call 1-877-4-RUN-AWAY. Download a Host Home Application here.

Learn & Share

Learn about the issues facing homeless youth in our community and nationally. Tell others about the vital services 6th Street Center provides and encourage them to get involved. Download our 6th Street Center Brochure.