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Local resources for persons who are low income
and/or homeless people

NOTE: This listing is organized in categories. It does not include all agencies or services in every category but does include agencies that are gateways to many services and other agencies within their category.
If these agencies cannot help you themselves, and help is available, they will give you the information you need. Programs may change times and days of services, the information below is correct as of March, 2014. Some programs require photo ID, proof of address and/or income & some require a written referral. It's a good idea to call first for information in case hours or program days change.

If you would like this information in a PDF printable form, please email us at info@peopleofprogress.org and please put "resource guide" in your message line. Thanks! Or you may drop by our office to pick up copies.


ONGOING FOOD ASSISTANCE

CalFRESH food stamps toll-free local number (877) 652-0731
or you can apply online at C4Yourself.com

You can apply in person at any Health and Human Services Regional office.
Downtown Redding: 1220 Sacramento Street, 96001, 229-8441
Enterprise Area: 2757 Churn Creek Road 96002, 224-4200
Anderson: 2889 East Center Street 96007, 229-8200
Shasta Lake: 4216 Shasta Dam Blvd. 96019, 275-7500
Burney: 36911 Main Street (HWY 299E) 96013, 335-5576 or (877) 935-5576

WIC Women, Infants and Children 225-5168 This program helps pregnant women, and mothers with infants and young children buy healthy food; provides breastfeeding support; and nutrition and health education referrals.

Living Hope Monthly Food Co-op Program 1043 State Street Redding 243-8066

EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE

People of Progress - Food Bank and Resource Center POP
1242 Center Street Redding 243-3811
(ID and Social Security # requested, but not required)

Assistance available Monday - Friday  9:00 to 12:00
Food, bus passes for essential appointments, voice mail, blankets, diapers, hygiene items, information/referrals, etc. There is no need to call first or arrive early, we do not run out of food. You may go once per quarter (once every three months).

-- Clothing is available at POP only between 9:00 and 10:00 weekdays.
All other assistance Monday - Friday  9:00 to 12:00

-- POP Food Bank is also open on Saturday mornings only by appointment -- only for people unable to come during the week.

-- POP! Super-Sized Thrift Store is open weekdays from 10:00 until 5:00 and Saturdays until 2:00.

MONTHLY FOOD ASSISTANCE

Anderson Cottonwood Christian Assistance (ACCA)
2979 East Center Street Anderson 10 - 2:00 Tues. & Fri. 365-4220 (for after hours 604-5503)
(ID & proof of Anderson/Cottonwood/Happy Valley/Shingletown address is required.
Redding residents limited to addresses south of Knighten Road only.)
You may go once a month.

Good News Rescue Mission -- No Food Bank but bread can be picked up any day after 10:00.
3100 S. Market St. Redding 241-5754
(ID and local rent or utility receipt required. Children must be supervised at all times)

Redding Loaves & Fishes
1180 Industrial Street (behind Grocery Outlet on Churn Creek) 241-1108 9:00 - 1:00 Saturdays. Photo ID, SS#, and proof of address required.
You may go once per month.

Shasta Senior Nutrition Program (SSNP):
-- 1st & 3rd Friday Food Bank -- NOT JUST FOR SENIORS www.ssnpweb.org
100 Mercy Oaks Dr. Redding 226-3071 1st and 3rd Fridays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. for all low or no income people living anywhere in Shasta County. You may go once a month.
-- USDA Commodity Program monthly food distribution in Anderson, Burney, Cottonwood, Happy Valley, Lakehead, Redding, Round Mountain, Shasta Lake City, and Shingletown. You can use both the Friday Food Bank and USDA Commodities in the same month if you need to. There is no need to arrive early. You may go once a month.
-- Senior lunch program centers in Redding, Shasta Lake, Anderson, Burney. Call for locations
226-3071
NOTE: the Redding distribution is now held on Saturday at Shasta Senior Nutrition Program (not at the Convention Center) and if you use the bus to get there, they save some bags of food for people arriving on the first bus at 10.

-- SENIORS can also contact Shasta Senior Nutrition Program about the Senior Brown Bag program for groceries twice per month and their lunch program for seniors at centers throughout the county 226-3071

The Salvation Army - NEW HOURS & DAYS. PROGRAM IS CLOSED TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
2691 Larkspur Lane Redding 222-2207 Food assistance from 9:00 to 11:30 Mon, Wed, and Thurs ALL OTHER ASSISTANCE IS NOW BY APPOINTMENT ONLY ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS: clothing, utilities, etc. (Photo I.D. and Social Security card, income verification or passport for services and proof of address required)
. Seniors and families may go once a month for food. ANyone can go once a week for perishables.

CalFRESH FOOD STAMPS -- ELIGIBILITY IS MUCH BROADER FOR FOOD STAMPS THAN OTHER PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. YOU CAN NOW APPLY ONLINE FOR PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS AT: www.C4yourself.com
The monthly amount is now higher and the value of your assets is no longer counted. You can get Food Stamps even if you are working. You do not need to be on CALWORKS or General Assistance to qualify. They will give you a debit card to use. Sign up at Shasta County Social Services on Breslauer Way or at any of the regional offices listed above. Call 1-877-652-0731 or go online at www.C4yourself.com

USDA COMMODITIES: NOT JUST FOR SENIORS ! Call after 5:00 for schedule and locations 226-3071
MONTHLY FOOD distribution in 9 communities in Shasta County.
USDA Commodities are for or low or no income individuals and families, working or not. You can even sign up to have a friend pick up your food for you. Income level eligibility is much broader than for food stamps so more people qualify to receive them! Operated by Shasta Senior Nutrition Program and available at many locations throughout Shasta County. There is no longer a late distribution day and Redding distribution is now on Saturday at Shasta Senior Nutrition Program. Call 226-3071. ID and Proof of address required.
Anderson, Burney, Cottonwood, Happy Valley, Lakehead,
Redding, Round Mountain, City of Shasta Lake, and Shingletown

FOOD FOR PREGNANT WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN:
Shasta County WIC - Nutritional counseling and food vouchers given for pregnant women and children up to 5 years old. 1220 Sacramento Street in downtown Redding, 225-5168
and in Anderson at 2801 Silver Street, 225-3715

Other Food Banks. Please call them for program hours and days:

Bread of Life Food Pantry, Redding 949-6202
Fall River Mills Community Food Pantry, 336-5304 and 336-5127
Hill Country Health & Wellness Center, Round Mountain 337-6243
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Burney 335-2372 and 335-4741
Shasta Lake Community Food Pantry, Shasta Lake 275-3568 and 275-8052
Shepherd's Heart, Cottonwood 347-3691
Shingletown Grassroots Food Pantry, 474-4220 Wednesdays 8:30 to 4:30
Solid Rock Four Square Church, Burney 335-4300 Fourth Thursdays
Tri County Community Network, Burney 335-4600

MEALS
Good News Rescue Mission 3100 South Market St. Redding     241-5754     
Everyone is welcome for meals whether they stay overnight or not.  
Breakfast- 6:30     Lunch- 12:00 except Fri. & Sun. 1:00    Dinner - 5:15.
You must be there by 6:30 to stay in the shelter.
Free shelter for men, women and children. (women and children stay in a separate shelter)

Solid Rock Four Square Food Pantry Monthly dinner and emergency food on 4th Thursday 4 - 6pm
20343 Tamarack Avenue, Burney 335-4300 or 949-4379

 

MEALS IN PARKS:

Caldwell Park Sunday lunches-- winter season 1:00 near Diestlehorst Bridge under covered pavillion
summer season 12:00 upstream of The Plunge swimming pool -- offered by Valley Christian Fellowship 221-0107

Freebridge/Parkview Park on first Saturdays at 12:00. Offered by Little Country Church 222-4092

Caldwell Park Dinners on Fridays near Diestlehorst Bridge under covered pavillion at 6:00 pm. Offered by Echoes of Calvary 365-3233

SENIORS: Shasta Senior Nutrition Program 226-3071 Low and no-cost senior dining centers throughout Shasta County and Meals on Wheels home delivery program.

For a phone recording of food banks and food program phone numbers in Shasta County call:
CONNECT MESSAGE CENTER: 243-8713 BOX 250.

 

Key Services in Shasta County

(These are not all the services or agencies in Shasta County however, they are the larger providers in each category and will know other agencies in their category that may assist you. Addresses are listed below this quick reference phone list)

To report Adult or Elder Abuse call Adult Protective Services: 24-hour line 225-5798

To report Child Abuse or neglect call: Child Protective Services: 24-hour line 225-514

Need Shelter?
Men: Good News Rescue Mission GNRM 241-5754
Women & Children: GNRM House of Hope 241-3608
Domestic Violence Victims: Shasta County Women's Refuge 244-0117

NOTE:
The Good News Rescue Mission lets you stay during the day or have bed rest for medical reasons.
If weather is extremely hot, cold or wet, the Mission allows people to stay all day.

If you are on or trying to get on CALWORKS and you have not used the CALWORKS homeless assistance program, CALWORKS may pay for a couple of weeks in a motel and deposits to rent an apartment or home. Contact your worker. This is available only once in your lifetime UNLESS you are in a domestic violence situation or had to leave your home because of environmental reasons (natural disasters, or red tag housing code violations) then you may use this service again.

Need Showers?
YMCA: 246-9622 cost is $5 and available only on weekday mornings between 6:00 and 8:30.
Good News Rescue Mission: even if you are not staying there you can still shower for free on Monday thru Friday between 7:30 and 10 a.m.

Need to do Laundry?
Good News Rescue Mission offers laundry for people staying there.

Need a State ID Card for $7?
Anyone can drop by the resource center at the Good News Rescue Mission and pick up a discount form.
You do not have to be staying at the Mission. If you are receiving CALWORKS or in the General Assistance Program you can get a form there.

Need Information?
211 Shasta 24 hour Community Information Line: just dial 211
Helpline 12-hour Information and Crisis Line: 244-2222
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service: 241-5220
Domestic Violence: One Safe Place (formerly Shasta CountyWomen's Refuge) 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 244-0117
Teens: 365-9260
Seniors: 223-6034 Golden Umbrella
People with Disabilities: 242-8550 Independent Living Services of Northern California
Legal: 241-3565 Legal Services of Northern California
Veterans' Services Office: 225-5616
Veterans Resource Center: 223-3211


Need Clothing?
Salvation Army: 222-2207
People of Progress: 243-3811 Emergency Clothing available Monday through Friday between 9 and 9:30 a.m.
Good News Rescue Mission: 241-5754

Need Income?
Job listings & Resumes and Placement: SMART Community Employment Center 246-7911
Shasta County General Assistance: 229-8150 (income, job search, help applying for SSI)
CALWORKS: (income and programs for families with children under 18 years old) 1-877-652-0731
Goodwill Job Connection: (job services, job search, placement, listings and workshops) 351-7677
Labor Ready: 242-6855 (day labor private employer) 113 Lake Blvd. Redding
Employment Development Department, EDD: 225-2185 Job services, search and listings.
Veterans Employment Services: 225-2194 (a program through EDD) .

Need Counseling?
Suicide Crisis Line 24 hour: 1-800-273-TALK
Helpline 12-hour Crisis and Referral line: 244-2222
Hill Country Community Wellness: 337-6243 (located in Round Mountain)
Shasta County Mental Health & they also give referrals to all community programs: 225-5200
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service: 241-0552
Shasta County Alcohol & Drug (referrals for all substance abuse programs): 225-5240
Shasta Treatment Center: 222-4787

Need Medical or Health Assistance?
Medi-Cal: You can apply in person at any
Health and Human Services Regional office.
Downtown Redding: 1220 Sacramento Street, 96001, 229-8441
Enterprise Area: 2757 Churn Creek Road 96002, 224-4200
Anderson: 2889 East Center Street 96007, 229-8200
Shasta Lake: 4216 Shasta Dam Blvd. 96019, 275-7500
Burney: 36911 Main Street (HWY 299E) 96013, 335-5576 or (877) 935-5576

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Shasta Community Health Center - Medical and Dental Clinics: 246-5710
HOPE Van - Medical and Dental Services - for schedule and sites, call: 246-5765
Good News Rescue Mission Dental Clinic: 241-5754
Mercy Medical Center: 225-6000
Shasta Regional Medical Center: 244-5400
V.A. Outpatient Clinic 226-7555
Shasta County Public Health: (Immunizations & Information) 225-5591
Redding Rancheria Health & Dental Clinic for tribe members and their families: 224-2700
Hill Country Community Wellness (Medical Dental &Counseling): 337-6243 (located in Round Mountain but serves low income residents of Shasta County)
Women's Health Specialists: (men and women can receive free health check-ups, STD testing, birth control and reproductive health services 221-0193

Planned Parenthood 351-7100
IHSS In Home Support Services -- for information about this program, to find a list of approved IHSS workers, to sign up to become an IHSS worker, etc. call 225-5507
HICAP-- Health Insurance Information and Services for Seniors call 223-0999

Need Legal Information?
For housing, health rights, and public benefits (SSI, SSA, CALWORKS, GA, etc.)
questions and assistance call Legal Services of Northern California: 241-3565
Seniors, call Golden Umbrella for information and referrals
223-6034
Family Law Facilitator, Shasta County Free. Drop-in, classes, workshops. 1500 Court Street, Room 115, Redding
Senior Legal Services of Northern California 1-888-354-4474

Need Help with Housing?
Veterans who need housing should contact the Veterans Resource Center: 223-3211

If you are on or eligible for CALWORKS and you have not used their homeless assistance before, you may qualify for temporary motel assistance and rent and deposit assistance. This is available only once per lifetime UNLESS you have a red-tag environmental eviction or are fleeing domestic violence, then you may access this program again. CALWORKS: 1-877-652-0731.

There is currently no rental eviction prevention assistance or deposit assistance available except for veterans.

People with disabilities: Independent Living Services of Northern California 242-8550

Seniors: Golden Umbrella 223-6034 Also, senior housing apartment complex listings are available at Shasta County Housing Authority 225-5160 and located in the County Administration building at 1450 Court St. room 108 and at the City of Redding Housing Division 225-4080 in the Civic Center on 777 Cypress Avenue.

Transitional Housing: Northern Valley Catholic Social Service' has community-wide rental lists and information on many transitional housing programs and group living in the community 241-0552

Group Living: People on SSI and/or with disabilities can contact Independent Living Services of Northern California for referrals: 242-8550

HUD Housing Vouchers: the application lists for City of Redding adn Shasta County are closed. If you are already on their list it is important to check in with them annually to stay on their list. Contact the Redding Housing Division at 225-4048 at 777 Cypress Avenue in the Civic Center and the Shasta County Housing Authority at 225-5169 located in the County Administration building at 1850 Court Street room 108.

Need Help with Utilities?
Always contact your utility company early to ask if you can set up a payment program to catch up your bill or deposits. Many of the programs below run out of funding -- so you cannot always count on them being available for you. All of them require that you have a good, reason that you cannot pay your bill. Most are only available BEFORE your utilities are shut off. Examples of acceptable reasons: loss of job or other income, car repair or medical expenses.

SENIORS should call Golden Umbrella's Power to Seniors program 223-6034

Redding Electric Utility Customers should call the REU phone number on your bill and ask for the CARES PRogram for assistance up to $250. This is only available BEFORE your utilities are shut off, can only be used once per year, and you must have a verifiable essential reason that you could not pay your bill such as a drop in income, car repair, medical expense, etc. This is only available once a year.

PG&E and Shasta Lake customers call Salvation Army 222-2207 for help up to $200
This is only available BEFORE your utilities are shut off.

For a one-month's rebate through HEAP, call SHIPP 378-6900 -- if funding is available and you qualify, you can get a check for one month's amount sent to your utility company. It takes 60 to 90 days to receive.

For shut-off prevention, call Self Help Home Energy Project SHIPP 378-6900 -- if grant is funding available.

For help once your utilities are already off, call SHIPP on Mondays and Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00
378-6900 -- if grant is funding available. If it is a medical situation, you can call throughout the week and they may be able to help.

MEDICAL SITUATIONS: If you are a PG&E customer and you must have your utilities on for medical reasons but you have a shut-off notice or they are already shut off, AND if you can get your doctor to write you a note regarding your medical condition and the need to have your utilities on --- then call the Public Utilities Commission 1-800-649-7570. People of Progress may have funding for extreme medical situations if your utilities have not already been shut off. Call 243-3811

Need Veterans' Services?
Veterans' Service Office: 225-5616 1855 Shasta Street in downtown Redding
V. A. Outpatient Clinic: 226-7555 at 351 Hartnell Avenue
Veteran's Resource Center: 223-3211 This new program offers assistance with rent, utilities and other needs, information, etc. 153 Hartnell Avenue a couple buildings north of the VA Clinic.
Transitional Housing: Veteran's Resource Center: 223-3211, Veterans' Recovery Project - 524-2788 and House of Cornelius 242-1492
California Employment Development Department EDD has extra services and special staff assigned for veterans -- please give a call or drop by EDD Veterans Employment Services: 1135 Pine Street 225-2194

Need Transportation?
Living Hope bicycle repairs and sales 243-8066

One-ride RABA bus passes for confirmed essential appointments or work:
Many organizations and medical providers have these passes available for their clients -- please ask them for assistance. People of Progress has them available only for confirmed, essential appointments: 243-3811

Monthly Bus Passes for unlimited use can be purchased from RABA (discounts for seniors and physically disabled): 241-2877. RABA also has a Demand Response service for people who are mobility impaired.

Seniors with transportation needs can call Shasta Senior Nutrition Program for door-to-door services throughout the county 226-3075 (a donation is suggested if possible)
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Agency Contact Information

CALWORKS 1-877-652-0731
or contact a Health and Human Services Regional office:
Downtown Redding: 1220 Sacramento Street, 96001, 229-8441
Enterprise Area: 2757 Churn Creek Road 96002, 224-4200
Anderson: 2889 East Center Street 96007, 229-8200
Shasta Lake: 4216 Shasta Dam Blvd. 96019, 275-7500
Burney: 36911 Main Street (HWY 299E) 96013, 335-5576 or (877) 935-5576

FaithWorks & House of Cornelius
242-1492

FOOD STAMPS CalFRESH
1-877-652-0731 or at C4Yourself.com
or contact a Health and Human Services Regional office:
Downtown Redding: 1220 Sacramento Street, 96001, 229-8441
Enterprise Area: 2757 Churn Creek Road 96002, 224-4200
Anderson: 2889 East Center Street 96007, 229-8200
Shasta Lake: 4216 Shasta Dam Blvd. 96019, 275-7500
Burney: 36911 Main Street (HWY 299E) 96013, 335-5576 or (877) 935-5576

General Assistance Call first for their program hours
2460 Breslauer Way 229-8150

Golden Umbrella and Power to Seniors
100 Mercy Oaks Dr. 223-6034

Goodwill Job Connection
1643 Hilltop Dr. 351-7677
(inside the store)

Good News Rescue Mission and House of Hope
3100 South Market St. 241-5754

Hill Country Community Wellness Center
HWY 299 Round Mountain 337-6243

HOPE Van 246-5765 (medical and dental services, safe needle disposal site, STD testing)

House of Cornelius - Veteran's transitional housing 242-1492

Independent Living Services of Northern California
169 Hartnell Avenue #128 242-8550

Legal Services of Northern California
1370 West St. 241-3565

Living Hope Food Coop and Bicycle Repair
1043 State St. 243-8066

Medi-Cal 1-877-652-0731 or at C4Yourself.com
or contact a Health and Human Services Regional office:
Downtown Redding: 1220 Sacramento Street, 96001, 229-8441
Enterprise Area: 2757 Churn Creek Road 96002, 224-4200
Anderson: 2889 East Center Street 96007, 229-8200
Shasta Lake: 4216 Shasta Dam Blvd. 96019, 275-7500
Burney: 36911 Main Street (HWY 299E) 96013, 335-5576 or (877) 935-5576

Mercy Medical Center
2175 Roseline Ave. 225-6000

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
2400 Washington Avenue 241-0552

One Safe Place - (formerly Shasta County Women's Refuge and Family Justice Center)
24-hour Crisis Line 244-0117

People of Progress
1242 Center St. 243-3811

Shasta Regional Medical Center
1100 Butte St. 244-5400

Senior Legal Center contact through Legal Services of Northern California
241-3565

RABA
Yuba between Oregon and California St. 241-2877

Salvation Army
2691 Larkspur Lane 222-2207

Shasta Community Health Center
1035 Placer Street (Corner of Placer and Continental)
246-5710

Shasta County Alcohol & Drug HHSA
2640 Breslauer Way 225-5240

Shasta County Mental Health HHSA
2640 Breslauer Way 225-5200

Shasta County Public Health HHSA
2650 Breslauer Way 225-5591

Shasta Senior Nutrition Program
100 Mercy Oaks Dr. 226-3071

Shasta Treatment Center
1175 Hartnell Ave. 221-6237

SMART Community Employment Center
1201 Placer Street 246-7911

Planned Parenthood
2935 Bechelli Lane #C 351-7100

Redding Rancheria Health Clinic
1441 Liberty St. 224-2700

VA Outpatient Clinic
351 Hartnell Avenue 226-7555

Veterans Resource Center
153 Hartnell Avenue #100 223-3211

Veteran Service Office
1855 Shasta Street 225-5616

Women's Health Specialists
1901 Victor Avenue 221-0193

 

-- page updated 5/5/2014 --

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People of Progress
1242 Center St. Redding, CA 96001
phone: 530.243.3811
fax: 530.243.7403
email: info@peopleofprogress.org