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

Shelter Volunteer Orientation for the 2016-2017 Season

The Safe Space Shelter Volunteer Orientation for the 2016-2017 season is scheduled November 16 and 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm at First Christian Church, 295 E. Washington Ave.  All volunteers are encouraged to attend one of the two nights (the same material will be presented both nights) to learn how the shelter will function this season, and how volunteers are coordinated.

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.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Join the Safe Space Guidance Team:  meetings 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, 10am to 11:30am, Chico Peace and Justice Center (526 Broadway) Next dates:  May 9th and 23rd.

Safe Space Facebook page

Attend Chico Housing Action Team general meetings on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 2pm at the Chico Peace and Justice Center.  Join the conversation on how to provide adequate shelter and sanitation to everyone in our community and beyond.

-Upcoming Events:

May 2nd, Saturday,  from 11am to 4pm:  Endangered Species Faire at the One-Mile Picnic Area.  Stop by the CHAT table and say Hello! Contact Sheldon @ 591-5655 if you'd like to volunteer.

May 5th, Tuesday, 5pm:  Global Homeless Day   Memorial in the Plaza--for all who have died, at least in part, due to homelessness and/or lack of adequate support in our community.  Contact Leslie @ 518-9992 if you'd like to help set up and/or present.

May 7th, Thursday, 2pm to 4pm:  Safe Space 2015-16 Information and Scheduling Meeting with local churches, fellowship hall at Trinity Methodist Church.  Call Cynthia @ 228-7739 if you want to help.

May 24th,  Jesus Center, 7am breakfast provided by Chico Housing Action Team.  Contact Bob @ 518-8509 to find out how you can help shop, prepare, serve.

Safe Space 2014-15

With an all-volunteer team and countless donations of food, supplies, and funds from private sources, a hot meal and shelter between 7pm and 6am was provided for 50 nights.

Average nightly guests for 19 nights in December: 33

Average nightly guests for 31 nights in January:     45

Total nights offered:  50  Total Guest stays:  2,028

Overall average of nightly guests for all 50 nights:  41