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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North Point Apartments Featured in National Newsletter

February 10, 2020

Exemplary Work

Community Action Agency of Butte County was featured as a Member Highlight in the National Community Action Partnership Community Economic Development E-newsletter for its successful work with the North Point Apartments. Our project is just one example of what community agencies can and continue to do to address local issues. 

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Thank you, Tara!

January 08, 2020

After working for the Community Action Agency of Butte County for the past three years, Chief Financial Officer Tara Campbell is moving onto the next step in her professional journey. We will miss her and she leaves behind an impact that will help us for years to come. 

The unique opportunity to move into a family business is one she couldn’t turn down. “I'm moving onto the next best thing in my life, but I will always support CAA. I'm sad to leave, but I'm excited about what the future holds, as well, ” she said. Read More

New resources for Californians facing natural disasters and power shutoffs

November 20, 2019

In the midst of the current wildfire season and in the face of more power shutoffs, we wanted to share new resources available to our communities. Having ONE place to go for all the info you need is a big help!

The State of California has developed a number of resources to support local communities as we continue to face the threat of wildfires and power shutoffs.

Governor Newsom has launched a new state website, RESPONSE.CA.GOV, with tools and resources for Californians who have been impacted by wildfires and utility-directed power shutoffs.

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eBay for Charity - An Unconventional Way to Help Your Community

October 17, 2019

We all have our own ways of contributing. Some of our supporters are fortunate enough to have the financial means to donate money to community causes. However, that's just not the case for everyone. Other people contribute by donating their time as volunteers to one of our many programs. We rely on their support to make each program a success. Again, however, some of us might have work schedules that make us less available or keep us out of town frequently. So what other options are there for supporting your favorite charities? Well, an unconventional idea came from...eBay.

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September is Hunger Action Month

September 18, 2019

September is National Hunger Action Month. Here at Butte CAA we deal with hungry families every day. Our North State Food Bank helps food-insecure families fill their cupboards with essential food items. In the wake of the Camp Fire the need for food and nutrition support in this region has increased, but we are up to the task, especially with the support of local community members like you.

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The Foundations of a Healthy Community

August 27, 2019

As the Community Action Agency of Butte County, you may not be surprised to hear that we think investing in your community is important, but why? Because healthier communities make healthier, happier people. Engaged and supportive communities create more opportunities, provide safer neighborhoods, and ultimately produce healthier and longer living residents.

Some major factors for healthy communities are affordable housing, education, economic opportunity, available healthcare and general safety. When communities work to incorporate and improve all these components, they start to thrive. Habitat for Humanity helps families build or improve their homes. They have long been a champion for safe and affordable housing, believing that it's a key element to stable communities. We couldn't agree more and that's why we focus so much of our effort on programs like our Esplanade House, Weatherization and Utility Assistance. Providing homes for people who don't have them, or just making someone's existing home safer and more affordable can make a huge difference in their life.

Housing alone is not the whole picture however. Even communities that provide all the amenities and opportunities mentioned above still require some less tangible things to truly thrive. You need buy-in from the community. Not just financially but emotionally. Communities thrive on contentedness. Habitat for Humanity defines three foundational outcomes that are required in a community to create change.

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