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

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

Womens’ 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