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.Read More
Our region is subject to some pretty extreme seasonal climate changes. Winters can get very cold and summers are extremely hot, well over 100 degrees for multiple days on end. When you are living in a home with outdated appliances, bad insulation, single pane windows and air gaps around doors, the outside elements come right inside. More than just being uncomfortable, these issues can create health risks for residents. Water leaking in during the winter can cause mold and air quality issues, and sustained heat over 100 degrees for long periods of time can be dangerous for infants and the elderly.
In January 2014, Community Action Agency of Butte County was fortunate enough to acquire Jaclyn Mattson as the new Executive Assistant. Over that last 4 years we have gotten to know and appreciate her deeply. Jaclyn recently joined her husband in retirement and is looking forward to the next chapter in their lives.
Originally from Indiana, Jaclyn married her high school sweetheart over 42 years ago and they now have two grown daughters and six grandchildren, the newest edition arrived in January. As excited as Jaclyn is to retire and spend more time with her husband and grandchildren, she says she will miss working at CAA.
The Butte County Community Action Agency’s weatherization and energy savings program is committed to helping lower income families ensure that their homes are energy efficient and safe. Every day, our team reaches out to present the program and opportunities to help qualify participants.Read More
The Esplanade House in Chico has been helping families break the cycle of homelessness, addiction and poverty. With genuine passion for participants and their path to self-sufficiency, the Esplanade House continues to stand as a pillar of community service in Butte County, CA. Watch Aaron’s story below to learn more about how the Esplanade House helps people break the cycle of addiction and bring families together again.Read More