In addition to the Pallet Shelter Site, the City of Chico has reached out to its community partners to provide a list of shelter space throughout the City.
If you are currently in need of shelter, there is help available to you.
You may contact directly an emergency shelter in our community to learn more about the qualifications and intake procedures. Note, you are not required to go through the Outreach & Engagement assessment process to get assistance at these shelters, they can help you directly.
Torres Shelter: Contact directly at (530) 891-9048
Jesus Center: Contact directly at (530) 899-9343
If you are wanting to be assessed for the Pallet Shelter, we ask that you contact the Shelter Interest Phone Line at (530) 897-5890. You will be asked to leave your legal name, exact camping location, phone number, email (if possible) and date of birth when you call. (There are no walk-up intakes at the shelter site at this time.)
Outreach & Engagement team members will follow up with all callers that leave complete information. Due to a high volume of calls, it may take several weeks for somebody from the Outreach & Engagement Team to contact you. If you have previously called the Shelter Interest Line but need to update your camping location or contact information, please call again, we want to be able to help you!
Please note the Pallet Shelter is not a diversion program and is currently focused on the unsheltered people in our community.
As of Wednesday, February 1, 2023 the following shelter beds are available:
Jesus Center, located at 2255 Fair Street: Women’s shelter 4 open beds, Men’s shelter 0 open beds.
Torres Shelter, located at 101 Silver Dollar Way: 21 open beds.
Pallet Shelter, located at 2280 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy: 25 pallet shelters available.
For more information, please contact Outreach and Engagement at (530) 897-5890.