Suicide Prevention Month Information and Mental Health Resources

September 18, 2020

Butte Strong

If Butte County can be called anything, it is resilient. Our community has been through fire, near dam breaks, and more fire, each of which creates stress and anxiety in many, but we still take care of each other and look to the future in hope.

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September is Hunger Action Month

September 11, 2020

September is National Hunger Action Month. The specified time we call to attention the reality of food insecurity in California, particularly our North State.

With a pandemic slowing the economy and now the worst fire season in California history, the need for food and nutrition support in this region has increased.

Butte CAA provides food to hungry families every day. Our North State Food Bank helps fill cupboards with essential and nutritious food items through our food distribution events and guidance to other resources.

Thanks to added government funding, and with the support of local community members like you, we can be prepared to meet the need.

 

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COVID-19 Relief and Other Butte CAA Updates

September 04, 2020

Once a month, Butte CAA CEO, Thomas Tenoiro, spends some time with KKXX Chico NOW! Host, Vince Haney, to talk about what's going on at Butte CAA.

August's conversation was full of encouragement and packed with information about COVID-19 updates, the North State Food Bank and housing development projects.

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Fire Season Resources

September 02, 2020

Fire season is a time that California, particularly the North State, is all too familiar with and it's growing longer and feels more intense every year that passes. 

Each year our forest and land management professionals do their part to help prevent fires and our brave firefighters do their part to put out the flames. However, we must also do our part and be prepared to stay safe and educate ourselves on resources of preparing for an emergency, what to do in an emergency, along with fire recovery and supporting others.

We’ve compiled a directory of links to sites with information about wildfire season and keeping you safe. This directory will be updated as new resources become available. 

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Our Esplanade House Back-to-School Drive

August 13, 2020

It’s the thrill of a new notebook just waiting to be filled out, those new shoes without the grass stains sure to come, and a cool backpack to complete the look. Back to school shopping is always an exciting time of year for kids, though maybe not as fun for parents who don't have the most financial resources. 

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LIHEAP Takes Action!

August 07, 2020

You or someone you know may have already been worrying about summer and the uptick in your power and energy costs, and that was even before the pandemic which caused major job losses.

Many of us don’t know when finances will recover or when we will go back to work, though there are bills that still need to be paid. Or even though you are working a full-time job, maybe one and a half, it’s still tough to make ends meet for your family.

Situations like this are exactly what LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is designed to help with. Nationally, LIHEAP has received an extra $900 million in funding this year through the CARES Act to help with the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to its $3.74 billion annual funding for 2020.

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6 Ways to Save Money on Food and Other Food Resources

July 31, 2020

If you know us at the Butte CAA, you know we are passionate about connecting food to those in need.  

We have many programs set up to help feed low income families and individuals who just need an extra helping hand. And if we don’t have a program to help, then we also have resources to direct you to an organization that may be able to help.  

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Inexpensive Ways to have Fun this Summer

July 24, 2020

With this summer being different than usual, we wanted to offer some suggestions of how to have fun at home without having to spend much money. Routine, imagination, and getting your body moving are great ways to spend time before school starts up again, as well as ways to keep you positive when school is in session.

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Support the Spirit of Summer and Our Butte CAA Esplanade House

July 17, 2020

There are so many amazing things happening at our Esplanade House this summer! From graduations to birthday parades, and the latest fun will be the Esplanade House Community Yard Sale held this Saturday, July 18th.

The Community Yard Sale is a fundraiser for our Esplanade House. When you shop the sale, you are helping the kids of our 50 families in our CAA Esplanade House program stay healthy and keep busy this summer!

Though we are in the midst of a pandemic and changing times, there is certainly a spirit of resiliency and joy at our Esplanade House. It’s been tough on all of our families to stay in place, but it has inspired us to get creative in our activities and programming. 

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Public Safety Power Shutoffs and Butte CAA

July 10, 2020

CEO Thomas Tenorio and Chico NOW! radio show host Vince Haynie talked about the CAA’s newest effort to respond to the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoffs, or PSPS, events for summer power shutoffs.

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