People of Progress
Local Resources Information
ONGOING FOOD ASSISTANCE
Food Banks Flyer (click to go to flyer)
CalFRESH SNAP Food Stamps
toll-free local number (877) 652-0731 or you can apply online at C4Yourself.com
You can apply in person at any HHSA Health and Human Services Agency's Regional offices.
WIC Women, Infants and Children
This program helps pregnant women, and mothers with infants and young children buy healthy food; provides breastfeeding support; and nutrition and health education referrals. WIC has offices in Downtown Redding, Enterprise, Anderson, Burney, McArthur and City of Shasta Lake.
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 for first visit)
Assistance available Monday - Friday 9:00 to 12:00
-- POP! Super-Sized Thrift Store is open Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 until 5:00
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 MissionTheir Friday Food Bank is back from 7:30 to 10:30 !
Also, bread can be picked up any day after 10:00 except on Thursdays.
3100 S. Market St. Redding 241-5754
(ID and local rent or utility receipt required. Children must be supervised at all times)
Living Hope Monthly Food Membership Co-op Program1043 State Street Redding 243-8066 Call to get on their waiting list.
Redding Loaves & Fishes1180 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. There is now a waiting list, so if you have not been there in a while or have never been there, you'll need to call them first to get on their waiting list.
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 each a month. You can sign up a friend or family member to pick up your food for you.
NOTE: the Redding distribution is 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.
Senior lunch program centers in Redding, Shasta Lake, Anderson, Burney. Call for locations 226-3071
SENIORS can also contact Shasta Senior Nutrition Program about the Senior Brown Bag program for groceries twice per month, Meals On Wheels, and their lunch program at centers throughout the county 226-3071
The Salvation Army
PROGRAM IS ONLY OPEN WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS.
CalFRESH FOOD STAMPS
ELIGIBILITY IS MUCH BROADER FOR FOOD STAMPS THAN OTHER PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. YOU CAN APPLY ONLINE FOR PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS AT: www.C4yourself.com
The monthly income amount you may have and be eligible is now higher so more people now qualify.
USDA COMMODITIES: NOT JUST FOR SENIORS
Call after 5:00 for schedule and locations 226-3071MONTHLY 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 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. 1670 Market Street #300 upstairs in the south end of the downtown Redding Mall, 225-5168
and in Enterprise area 2757 Churn Creek Road 224-4200 and in Anderson at 2801 Silver Street, 225-3715 and in Burney, McArthur and City of Shasta Lake.
This program helps pregnant women, and mothers with infants and young children buy healthy food; provides breastfeeding support; and nutrition and health education referrals.
Other Food Banks
Please call for program hours and days:
Fall River Mills Community Food Pantry, 336-5304 and 336-5127
MEALSGood News Rescue Mission 3100 South Market St. Redding 241-5754
Everyone is welcome for meals whether they stay in the shelter or not.
Breakfast- 6:30 Lunch- 12:00 except Fri. & Sun. 1:00 Dinner - 5:15.
You must be there by 6:30 pm 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
SENIORS: Shasta Senior Nutrition Program 226-3071 Low and no-cost senior dining centers throughout Shasta County and Meals on Wheels home delivery program.
MEALS IN PARKSCaldwell 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 243-7479
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)
24 hour Suicide Crisis Line -- for veterans and others needing to talk to a real person: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255
Community Resource Information: 24 hour help. Dial 211 or visit www.211shasta.org
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
Information on resources for:
Men: Good News Rescue Mission GNRM 241-5754
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 everyone to stay all day.
If you are on or eligible for 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 or one month's rent to keep your housing. 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.
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 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
YMCA offers showers for nonmembers for $5 Monday through Saturday between 5:00 am and 8:00 am.
Need to do Laundry?
Good News Rescue Mission offers laundry for people staying there.
Need a State ID Card for $8 or Free?
*** NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS OUT OF FUNDING AT THIS TIME. CHECK WITH THESE PROGRAMS IN CASE THEY HAVE FUNDING AGAIN. You can drop by any HHSA Regional Office listed at the top of this page or the Good News Rescue Mission and pick up a discount form. If you are homeless, a State ID card is free, if you are low income, it will be $8. These are savings from the normal cost which is $25.
211 Shasta is a 24 hour Community Information Line: just dial 211
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service: 241-5220
Domestic Violence: One Safe Place (formerly Shasta County Women's Refuge) 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 244-0117
Teens: 365-9260 Independent Living Program
Seniors: 223-6034 Golden Umbrella
People with Disabilities: 242-8550 Disability Action Center (formerly Independent Living Services of Northern California)
Legal: 241-3565 Legal Services of Northern California
Veterans' Services Office: 225-5616
Veterans Resource Center: 223-3211
Salvation Army: 222-2207 People of Progress: 243-3811 Emergency Clothing available Monday through Friday between 10 and 11 a.m.
Good News Rescue Mission Distribution Center: 241-5754
Job listings & Resumes and Placement
SMART Community Employment Center 246-7911 (job listings & resumes and placement)
Shasta County General Assistance Program: 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 and listings and online courses) 351-7677
Labor Ready: 242-6855 (day labor private employer pays same day you work) 113 Lake Blvd. Redding
Employment Development Department, EDD: 225-2185 Job services, search and listings.
Veterans Employment Services: 225-2191 (a program through EDD).
Opportunity Center for person with disabilities 225-5781
24 hour Suicide Crisis Line & Veteran's Suicide and Crisis line: 1-800-273-TALK 1-800-273-8255 (anonymous)
Hill Country Community Wellness: 337-6243 (located in Round Mountain and in Redding)
Shasta County Mental Health & they also give referrals to all community counseling 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?
You can apply in person at any Health and Human Services Regional office:
24 hour Suicide Crisis Line & Veteran's Suicide and Crisis line: 1-800-273-TALK 1-800-273-8255 (anonymous)
Shasta Community Health Center - Medical and Dental Clinics: 246-5710
Churn Creek Healthcare - 768-2436
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 on HWY 273 and in Redding at 317A Lake Blvd)
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, or 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, medical, 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
Child Support, Shasta County 229-8816
Need Help with Housing?
Veterans who need housing, rent or utility assistance 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. You may also qualify for the new FAST Family Stabilization Program.
People with disabilities: Disability Action Center 242-8550
(formerly Independent Living Services of Northern California)
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 the Disability Action Center: 242-8550
HUD Housing Vouchers: the application lists for City of Redding and 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 or 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. Some 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
VETERANS should call the Veterans Resource Center 223-3211
Redding Electric Utility Customers should call the REU phone number on your bill 339-7200 and ask for the CARES Program for assistance up to $250 on just the electric portion of your bill. 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.
PG&E and Shasta Lake customers call Salvation Army 222-2207 for help up to $200
HEAP Program, 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. They go by a point system to decide who they will help.
For shut-off prevention or if your utilities have been shut off, call Self Help Home Energy Project SHIPP's Fast Track Program 378-6900 -- if funding available. SHIPP goes by a point system to decide who they will 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 --- call the Public Utilities Commission 1-800-649-7570.
Need Veterans' Services?
Living Hope free bicycle repairs and inexpensive bicycle 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. Regular passes are $48.25 monthly and $24 for seniors or disabled persons.
Youth passes are $29.
Passes for combining Redding/Anderson or Redding/Shasta Lake are $82 but @24 for seniors or disabled persons
Passes are for a calendar month so it is best to purchase near the first of any month to have the most days to ride.
RABA also has a Demand Response service for people who are mobility impaired. 241-2877
RABA's routes have changed and they now have bus service to Cottonwood.
There is an app for your phone with RABA routes ask them about it.
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)
Agency Contact Information
Child Support Services
Churn Creek Healthcare
Disability Action Center(formerly Independent Living Services of Northern California)
FaithWorks & House of Cornelius
FOOD STAMPS CalFRESH
Golden Umbrella and Power to Seniors
Goodwill Job Connection
Good News Rescue Mission and House of Hope
Hill Country Community Wellness Center
House of Cornelius
Legal Services of Northern California
Living Hope Food Coop and Bicycle Repair
Mercy Medical Center
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
One Safe Place OSP - (formerly Shasta County Women's Refuge and Family Justice Center)
People of Progress
Shasta Regional Medical Center
Senior Legal Center contact through Legal Services of Northern California
Shasta Community Health Center
Shasta County Alcohol & Drug HHSA
Shasta County Mental Health HHSA
Shasta County Public Health HHSA
Shasta Senior Nutrition Program
Shasta Treatment Center
SMART Community Employment Center
Redding Rancheria Health Clinic
VA Outpatient Clinic
Veteran Employment Services
Veterans Resource Center
Veteran Service Office
WIC - Women, Infant Children
Women's Health Specialists
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