The Truth about the Numbers

November 14, 2017

In an article published on Saturday 11/12/17 in the Chico Enterprise-Record there were a variety of concerns raised and accusations made regarding the Community Action Agency of Butte County and the perceived mis-management of the Esplanade House for the past 26 years.

Many of the inaccuracies reported in the article were simply not based on facts. One of these involved the salary and travel expenses of our Executive Director, Tom Tenorio. While there may be opportunities to refute many of the accusations over time, we feel it is important to correct this very specific concern with very specific facts.

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How Weatherization Services Improve People's Lives [Success Stories]

October 30, 2017

The Butte County Community Action Agency’s weatherization and energy savings program is committed to helping lower income families ensure that their homes are energy efficient and safe. Every day, our team reaches out to present the program and opportunities to help qualify participants.

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A Bold Mission to Improve the Health of the Next Generation

October 18, 2017

Childhood obesity and diabetes in children is exploding across the nation. Did you know that in our own backyard in Northern California, 17% of 2 to 4-year-olds are considered obese and 15% of 10 to 17-year-olds are considered obese? And it’s getting worse. The data projects that by 2030 the number of heart disease cases will quadruple and obesity-related cancer will more than double.

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Jesse's Testimonial: Life is Great Thanks to the Esplanade House

October 04, 2017

The Esplanade House provides substance abuse recovery services. These include education, individual sessions, and process groups addressing addiction to alcohol, drugs, and other substances and behaviors for adults. Watch Jesse's testimonial to learn why his life is great because of the services he received at the Esplanade House. 

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Aaron’s Story: The Hard Decision That Helped Him Get His Kids Back

September 22, 2017

The Esplanade House in Chico has been helping families break the cycle of homelessness, addiction and poverty. With genuine passion for participants and their path to self-sufficiency, the Esplanade House continues to stand as a pillar of community service in Butte County, CA. Watch Aaron’s story below to learn more about how the Esplanade House helps people break the cycle of addiction and bring families together again.

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How the Farm Bill Helps Organizations like CAA’s North State Food Bank

September 15, 2017

The Farm Bill is important to food banks and other anti-hunger campaigns. Food banks are important to helping with food assistance in the country and our local communities, but they are only able to provide approximately 5% of this assistance. If government programs like the Farm Bill are cut, then organizations will be pushed beyond their capacity, increasing hunger throughout our communities.

If you’re a part of a food bank, local food pantry or a local organization like the North State Food Bank, it’s important to educate yourself about the upcoming Farm Bill and how you can make your voice heard.

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A Story of Partnership: Helping At-Risk Youth Build Memories

September 05, 2017

At the North State Food Bank, we have a lot of partners who work with us to ensure that the families they come in contact with have enough food to live healthy lives. One such partner is the Oroville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Valinda Wilkins is part of the church’s community outreach program, and was kind enough to write a letter to us letting us know how the work we are doing allows her to do the work she is doing with at-risk youth in her neighborhood.

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E-House Kids Summer Reading Challenge Provides Pizza, Prizes and Life Change

August 29, 2017

At The Esplanade House in Chico, one of our key goals is to make sure that the children in our program are set on the path to the best education they can possibly have. Reading is a core part of any good education. We also recognize that some families have struggled to engage their kids in reading, so we decided to add a bit of fun and a competition to it! It’s amazing what kids will do if there is pizza in their future!

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Energy & Environmental Services: How We Help, One Home at a Time

August 18, 2017

Energy. Efficiency. Weatherization. Solar. These are popular buzzwords in our world today. Most of us know the importance of being energy efficient, the benefit of going solar, and how weatherizing our homes can help reduce monthly costs – but not all of us can afford it.

The Environmental and Energy program works to reduce the costs of heating and air conditioning, allowing families to utilize their income more effectively. Simply stated, reducing energy costs means families have more money to spend on food, medicine and other essentials.

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The Esplanade House: Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Homelessness

July 28, 2017

The Esplanade House in Chico has been helping families break the cycle of homelessness since 1991. With genuine passion for participants and their path to self-sufficiency, the Esplanade House continues to stand as a pillar of community service in Butte County, CA. Read below to learn more about the impactful programs and services the Esplanade House offers to families in need.

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