Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASA volunteers are community members appointed to advocate for abused & neglected children in the court system. Volunteers meet regularly with their appointed children to monitor their cases; meet with people in the children’s lives, then write a court report & recommendation on behalf of the child or children. National CASA: http://www.casaforchildren.org; (800) 628-3233; California CASA: http://www.californiacasa.org. (800) 214-2272.
- CASA of Butte, Glenn, Shasta & Tehama Counties. http://www.nvcss.org/casa. Regional office: 2400 Washington Ave., Redding. (844) 25-4CASA.
- CASA of Siskiyou County. http://www.siskiyoucasa.org. 700 S. Main St., Ste. 4, Yreka. (530) 841-0844.
“LoveIsRespect.org.” National helpline for teens & young adults; text messaging & IM/online chat service to talk with a peer advocate for assistance & support. Call (1-866) 331-9474; Text “loveis” to 77054. Informative website packed with resources & live 24-hour chat at http://www.Loveisrespect.org.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline. 24 hours daily. (800) 799-7233 or (800) 787-3224. Website offers resources for survivors, family & friends, how to support somebody in an abusive relationship, how to tell if you are in an abusive relationship, fact sheets & more. http://www.thehotline.org.
6th Street Center for Youth; Chico. Offers services for homeless youth ages 14-24. Assistance ranges from help with basic needs (i.e., shower, laundry facilities, a hot meal, clothing, a haircut), to intensive case management & counseling, to educational, employment & life skills support http://www.6thstreetcenter.org. 130 W. 6th. St. (530) 894-8008.
Butte County Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 400-0902, or (530) 538-7882.
Catalyst Domestic Violence Services; Chico, Oroville & Paradise. Services include domestic violence advocacy, restraining order assistance, court accompaniment, counseling services, weekly drop-in support groups for women, crisis line. http://www.catalystdvservices.org. (530) 343-7711. 24-hr hotline: (800) 895-8476.
Ridge Coalition for Peace & Justice; Paradise. Support, mediation & advocacy for those who have experienced bullying, harassment, or violence resulting from prejudice. Bullying prevention programs for youth. All-ages activities that promote diversity. http://www.ridgecoalition.org. (530) 762-1333.
24-hour Child Abuse Hotline; Shasta County. (530) 225-5144.
24-hour Crisis Hotline; Shasta County. (530) 244-0117; Burney/Intermountain Area: (866) 329-7297.
24-hour Mental Health Hotline; Shasta County. (530) 225-5252.
Hope for Healing Support Group; Redding. For women who have been or are in an abusive relationship. Ongoing group addresses symptoms related to the aftermath of family violence. Mondays, 5:30-7pm. http://www.OSPshasta.org. 2250 Benton. (530) 244-0117.
One SAFE Place; Shasta County. Provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic, sexual, child & elder abuse. Offers accessible, coordinated & culturally sensitive services to ensure safety, healing & self-sufficiency. www.ospshasta.org. Client Services Center, 2250 Benton Dr., Redding. 24-hour crisis hotline: (530) 244-SAFE (7233).
The Youth Violence Prevention Council of Shasta County; Redding. Provides services to help prevent youth violence & promote a safe & healthy community. A variety of programs for youth include Youth/Peer Court, Shasta Youth Leadership Camp, mentoring, smoking cessation & Triple P, a positive parenting program. http://www.yvpc.org. 1700 Pine St., Ste. 250. (530) 244-7194.
Siskiyou County Child Abuse Hotline: (530) 842-7009.
Alternatives to Violence; Serving all of Tehama County. Provides a comprehensive range of services for victims/survivors of domestic violence & their children. Services include: 24-hour Hotline: (530) 528-0226 & toll free (800) 324-6473; counseling & legal assistance, survivor education & support group; emergency shelter. Walk-in crisis services M-F, 9am-4pm. http://www.atvrb.org. Business Center: 1805 Walnut St. (530) 528-0300.
Tehama County Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 323-7711 or (530) 527-1911.