Mission

The mission of the Chico Housing Action Team is to ensure that every person in our community has access to fair and adequate shelter and sanitation.

 

Safe Space Planning

If you would like to help with planning the winter shelter program for 2016-2017, please join us at the Safe Space Planning meeting, 7-12-16 at 6:30 pm at the Chico Peace and Justice Center.  We need people willing to do all types of jobs - there is something for everyone, from intake, to transporting cots and bedding, to cooking, to laundry, to volunteer training, to overnight monitoring.  If you would like to join a team or share your ideas, please let us know, or call Cynthia at 228-7739.

Planning for winter of 2016-2017 is underway.

If you would like to help with planning the winter shelter program for 2016-2017, please join us at the Safe Space Planning meeting, 7-12-16 at 6:30 pm at the Chico Peace and Justice Center.  We need people willing to do all types of jobs - there is something for everyone, from intake, to transporting cots and bedding, to cooking, to laundry, to volunteer training, to overnight monitoring.  If you would like to join a team or share your ideas, please let us know.

The CHAT Underwear Drive is On!

CHAT is the designated underwear source for our homeless neighbors during this year's Homeless Connect event.  Please drop of new, packaged underwear at 1519 Arbutus in Chico, from now until April 25, 2016.  You may also send money donations for purchase of underwear to CHAT, PO Box 4868, Chico, CA  95927.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Earth Day Blues Bash

All are invited to the EARTH DAY BLUES BASH at the Grange, with the incomparable Big Mo and the Full Moon Band.  The concert is SATURDAY, April 23.  Doors open at 6 pm, music starts at 7pm.  Concert tickets are $20.  Dinner and drinks, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase, and there will be a pie auction and a bike raffle as well.

Folk, Jazz, Country and Blues!

~~Please join the Unitarians on April 16, Saturday, at 7 PM, for a benefit concert for CHAT/SafeSpace at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 1289 Filbert Ave, Chico.  You will be more than impressed by the incomparable YCC ALL STAR BAND, with John Seid, Larry Peterson, Bob Littell, Zach Cowan and Rex Sromness, as they perform an eclectic mix of folk, country, jazz and blues.  Only $15, no advance purchase required.  Contact Leslie Johnson, 518-9992, for more information.  Help us provide shelter for those without housing in Butte County, and enjoy some great music too.

Safe Space opens tonight

Safe Space opens tonight, but we're all concerned about how many people are without other options and what to do when we run out of space.

Stairways has a waiting list 50 people long and while the Torres shelter has some open beds, many of those in most need will not or cannot comply with the constraints required to stay there.

We're seeking input from anyone with ideas on how to help bring more community members out of the dangerous cold, assistance carrying out feasible plans will also be valuable.

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