Happy Juneteenth!

June 19, 2020

What is Juneteenth?

Not to be confused with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st 1863. The first Juneteenth was 155 years ago on June 19th 1865.

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Stories of our Community Coming Together

May 27, 2020

During the COVID19 pandemic many people have found themselves in hard and uncertain times. It's effecting everyone from our economy, to families, and even government institutions.

However, in the face of all the worry, people have found creative ways to spark hope wherever they can. Food, social media, and adapting to the 'new normal', positivity can be seen in a variety of ways. 

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Child Abuse Prevention Month 2020

April 29, 2020

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Butte CAA and other county organizations are committed to providing support and programs to educate and prevent child abuse. Since April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, we wanted to talk about how everyone can help through education and awareness, as well as how programs like our Esplanade House provide support for families so they can thrive. 

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Creative Easter for the Esplanade House

April 15, 2020

Every year, the Easter Bunny visits the Community Action Agency's Esplanade House to bring holiday joy to its residents. However, this year he needed even more creativity on account of COVID-19.

He enlisted the help of generous volunteers to make this year's Easter celebrations happen and we are happy to report that Easter was still a huge success!

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Chico's Enterprise Record reported on a few local organizations facilitating festivities while respecting social distancing:

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Why the Census Matters to Butte County

April 08, 2020

Every decade since 1790, the United States of America has counted everyone living within it's boarders, and this is the first year it can be done online. April 1st marked the official start to this year's Census and it's incredibly important we each do our civic duty and participate. Plus it is super easy!

You may be wondering how someone taking the census in our part of Northern California matters to the populous of the entire country, however, you should know that your participation effects everything from local schools to who represents you in Washington, DC. 

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COVID-19 Emergency Local Food Distribution

March 31, 2020

Food Resources

In response to the pandemic COVID-19, Butte CAA will be hosting 10 Emergency Local Food Distribution events, in local communities throughout the North State. The distributions will occur one event per day, on Mondays and Fridays from 9am-12noon through June 1st at various locations.

The effort is conducted by our CAA North State Food Bank where volunteers will distribute food at no cost to those attending. The distributions are intended for the local residents of the communities where the event is happening in order to responsibly, safely, and effectively get food to our North State communities who are in need of assistance. 

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Coronavirus Resources From Butte CAA

March 20, 2020

Community Action Agency of Butte County is always proud to serve our community. However, in light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are more dedicated than ever and responding quickly and safely as this fluid situation develops in our area.

We are taking each of our services into consideration and planning for how we can best serve in the current climate and dependent on what directives we are given from Public Health Officials.

Our goal is to remain open for as long as possible to maintain services, and adapt to needs as they arise. We will also be sharing sources of aid outside our agency because people getting the help they need is always our mission. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates, as well as our blogs and website. You can contact us at info@buttecaa.com

UPDATE 3/20/2020 9:00am - Following the California statewide shelter-in-place Butte CAA services and operations are still open. We will also be working with the Sheriff's CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and VIPS team to increase volunteer numbers. 

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Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus in our Community

March 13, 2020

We know that you’re probably hearing information about COVID-19 every day. of Thursday, March 12, 2020, while there has been testing occurring there have been no reported cases of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, in Butte County.

As a community it is very important that we protect those of us who are most vulnerable to the virus; elderly, immunocompromised. However all ages are susceptible to contracting the virus. Fortunately, most of the things we can do to prevent the spread of the virus are very simple.

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Hard Working and Still Hungry: The New Reality of Food Insecurity

March 06, 2020

Though the United States is one of the wealthiest and agriculturally advanced countries in the world, food insecurity for its citizens is still a very prevalent issue. 

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KKXX Chico Now Radio and Butte CAA Talk VITA 2020

February 21, 2020

Local KKXX radio show Chico Now, had our very own Krystal Tyranowski, Assistant to the CEO, and Amanda Scofield, Program & Marketing Specialist on as guests to talk about this years’ VITA program. 

Thank you, once again, to Vince Haynie for hosting us on the show to help spread the news about this and other programs we provide to the community.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here, or read the transcript of the interview below.

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