Butte CAA has been helping people keep food on the table, get their power bills paid, and break the cycle of poverty. Not surprisingly CAA has been involved in various efforts to address homelessness for several decades. In the last five years we have identified a need that is not being met by others. It is community action to find gaps in needed services and then to work with others to fill those gaps most effectively. CAA is focusing on homelessness prevention.Read More
Food insecurity in our area is one of our top concerns right next to homelessness. The pandemic brought both these issues to the forefront of our societal lens when people lost their jobs and became at risk for both hunger and losing their homes.
It’s because of this that we used our resources and joined with other organizations to help our community in more focused ways since the Camp Fire. Thanks to our local legislators, Senator Jim Nielsen and Assemblyman James Gallagher, we received new State funding that helped bolster our food distribution efforts. We also promoted news of rent relief programs to keep people in their homes while experiencing financial hardship. We even had brave volunteers answer the call to help make our VITA services happen while abiding by COVID-19 guidelines.Read More
This weekend we get to celebrate our freedom and independence with family time and maybe some fireworks. This weekend's festivities are a great example of events that can bring people together in safe celebration.
Around our North State, you have a few options on seeing fireworks displays that are in safe and controlled environments. Reminder that no lighting of fireworks is allowed anywhere in Butte County except in the city limits of Oroville and Gridley. There are also a variety of costs and locations depending on how you like to watch the bright lights and your budget.
Hignell Rentals lists what fireworks are in our area every year and here are 2 locations in Butte County.Read More
We get to have a summer outside of our homes this year! We want you to enjoy all that the North State has to offer this time of year and we want to help you do it without having to spend too much money.
Move Your Body!
Get outside and move your body! Going for a walk costs nothing and this simple activity has many health benefits when done regularly. You can plan morning or evening walks with friends and explore all the different trails in your local area and throughout your city. Riding bikes, roller blading, and skateboarding are also great options for you to get outside without spending money, especially with Chico's skate park and extensive bike paths.Read More
Juneteenth National Independence Day
Yesterday, June 17th, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the law officially making Juneteenth National Independence Day a federally recognized holiday. This is the first holiday approved since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law in 1983.
California State University, Chico's Associated Students was ahead of the federal government and voted to recognize the holiday with a paid day off for their organizational staff earlier this year. They are the first Associated Students in the CSU system to do so.Read More
Tailgate season has returned! This is one of the more unique programs that the Community Action Agency runs.
Tailgate Food Giveaway conducts seasonal produce giveaways in 13 different cities throughout the counties we serve.
We are so happy this program is returning at full speed. We are still taking safety precautions so for the time being we expect the events to stay in the drive through format.
We are hoping the events will still include other non-profit agency booths to provide education and assistance programs related to the produce, such as Cal Fresh, Public Health and Nutrition Education.Read More
The people of Northern California know the tragedy of wildfires more intimately than anyone should. We know this is a sensitive topic for our community. But that is why we also know how important it is to be prepared and the difference volunteers and first responders make.Read More
The Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. has been a reliable provider of beneficial energy efficiency measures in the homes of thousands of residents for over 35 years.
We love living in our Northern California community, however our summers are notoriously hot and dry. This year is also expected to be accompanied by a drought.
Here are 5 simple and effective steps to make sure your home is ready for our 100+ degree weather while also being water conscious.
By following these tips, you can lessen your reliance on energy this summer which creates chances to lower your energy and help you save money on your water bill. Bonus, these cost little to no money to implement, especially if you qualify for our weatherization or energy services.Read More
In Celebration of our Esplanade House's 30 Year Anniversary
This year is the 30th Anniversary of our Esplanade House and we have so much to be thankful for. One of the greatest joys is knowing that even though many different families reside here, it feels like one big house and one large family.
It’s a community. Our staff is supporting and the parents are working to break their cycle of homelessness through our support programs while simultaneously breaking the cycle of poverty for their children. The children are being kids, which is exactly what they are supposed to be doing.
We’ve had a great spring so far and have some stories to give you a peek into life going on at our Esplanade House.Read More
Each year, the month of May is a chance to share about the long-standing commitment of the Community Action Network and our successes in accomplishing our mission of promoting the improved economic security of low-income residents.
The Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. (CAA) is a proud member of the National Community Action Partnership and the nationwide community action network. We serve with 1,000 other local agencies that serve residents in 99% of the counties throughout the country.Read More