Butte CAA Earns Gold Guidestar Seal of Transparency

March 31, 2021

The Community Action Agency of Butte County was recently recognized for our commitment to transparency and accountability with a 2021 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! This adds to our Gold Seals from 2018 and 2019.

For non-profits, the importance of transparency and accountability cannot be overstated. We have to manage government funds, grants, and gifts from private donors in a way that honors the spirit of those contributions and makes the most of every dollar. We are accountable to our community. 

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How the New Presidential Administration May Affect your Rent

January 27, 2021

On January 20, 2021 Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.  With any change in administration you should be aware of how the new policies and executive orders that come from the White House can effect you.

One of the first items of business being addressed by the new White House Administration is people's struggle to pay rent and the worry that they may be evicted during this pandemic.

We have been navigating the effects of COVID-19 as best we can, but it has gone on longer than most people predicted and personal finances are still in jeopardy for many Americans. 

Forbes Advisor recently published an article on what we may see from the Executive Order that President Biden signed soon after his inauguration that extended many of the actions initiated by President Trump.

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Our Plans for 2021

January 08, 2021

Wow what a year 2020 was! We, as an agency, were put to work in ways we couldn’t have imagined in life before a pandemic. But now that we are here in 2021, we are ready to help you, our North State community, by providing you with tangible resources and supplies when in need.

Looking Ahead with Hope

We are hopeful that this year will be better. For us, hope is non-negotiable. It’s how we operate. Since we are in the business of helping our community members who are experiencing tough times, we are actively supplying hope in forms like boxes of groceries or ensuring that power bills get paid.

Though we are ready to meet the critical needs we know of, we can’t tell the future or know what may happen in the next 12 months. If you would like to help our efforts financially or by volunteering, we welcome your interest and there are many areas to get involved.

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Dear North State: A Letter from Butte CAA to You

December 23, 2020

Dear North State, 

This holiday season all of us at the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. want to wish you and your loved ones a time of peace, healing and joy. The year 2020 has brought many things that we do not want to see continued into 2021, but Butte CAA remains committed to our communities as we have since 1967. 

Whether natural disaster, health crisis or underperforming economy, we are here to help in whatever way that we can. I want to express appreciation to all of the Board, Staff, and Volunteers who make our efforts possible each day. 

When we look at our strengths, we have many people in our organization who are motivated and feel a humble sense of responsibility to others. This combination is a dynamite one for our agency and helps us get what needs to be done to help people in need. Our employees and volunteers are inspiring - day in and day out they get the job done with quality effort. 

Even during this unusual year of 2020, we were able to accomplish much through their efforts. 

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Butte CAA Food Distributions: What You Need to Know

December 10, 2020

You may have seen the recent article in the Chico Enterprise Record talking about our most recent food distribution event or maybe you saw it show up on your Facebook newsfeed. Wherever you get your news, we want you to be up-to-date on what is happening in our community. We also want you to have the opportunity to stay engaged with our Food Distribution events, and so we have put together an FAQ and Facebook Event step by step guide.

All you need to know about what is happening in Butte County with CAA Food Distributions:

This past Monday we had a PSPS food distribution event in anticipation of the need that would come from the scheduled power outages this past weekend. It was great to have the Chico ER there to cover the story and share what we are up to. 

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Ways to Give this Black Friday

November 25, 2020

We know that Black Friday is synonymous with spending money. So we thought to share some ways you can make your dollar go further, and we aren't talking about coupons for that new PS5. 

Between Amazon Smile, our Esplanade House giving tree, and Giving Tuesday, you have several options on how to give to your fellow community members as well as your friends and family.

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Celebrations and Getting Ready for the Holidays at Butte CAA

November 12, 2020

The holidays will be here soon, and we are gearing up to help where we can around the North State by partnering with other nonprofits. We are happy to be a part of the multiple organizations trying to do good in our communities.

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Domestic Violence Awareness

October 28, 2020

Domestic Violence Awareness month originally began as the specific time organizations could come together and unite against domestic violence or abuse, also known as Intimate Partner Violence. They organized at conferences, rallied calls to action, and spread awareness. 

If you are interested in attending an event or learning more, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has different opportunities all month as well as educational resources on their website

We are also incredibly fortunate to have Catalyst Domestic Violence Services here in the North State: Their 24-hour Hotline is (800)-895-8476

Intimate Partner Violence, or IPV, can be a complex and sensitive topic to discuss. We hope that our blog is informative and helpful in the event that you know of someone who can use the information. As an organization committed to promoting healthy families and improved conditions for all households to thrive it is important that you are knowledgeable.

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CAA: Making a Difference Everyday

October 23, 2020

Make A Difference Day started in 1992 and has served to encourage everyone to help others and their communities for 28 years.

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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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