Torres Community Shelter - Chico, CA

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101 Silver Dollar Way
Chico, CA 95928
: Phone: 530 891-9048
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Description: The Torres Community Shelter is the largest emergency shelter in Butte County and the only shelter that provides assistance to men, women and families with children.

The Torres Shelter provides case management to guests in an effort to help them obtain permanent employment and housing, and secure necessary benefits. The Torres Shelter is a member of the City of Chico Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Committee, which provides temporary rental assistance to households that create a self-sufficiency plan with their case manager and demonstrate that they will be able to maintain their housing at the end of the rental assistance period.

Do you know someone who is homeless? Are you looking for a place to stay tonight? The Torres Shelter is a non-profit emergency shelter for people who are homeless. We provide supportive services to men, women and families with children. The Shelter is located at 101 Silver Dollar Way, Chico, CA.

Shelter Hours
The Torres Community Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. New guests arrive at the Shelter between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm nightly. If a different arrival time is needed, guests are asked to get prior approval from Shelter staff. To make an appointment to meet with Shelter staff, please call between 10:00 am and 3:00pm Monday-Friday. Case managers, agency representatives and social workers from other service providers should call and arrange for Shelter entry on behalf of their clients.

Basic Shelter Rules:

The Torres Shelter is a safe, clean and healthy place to stay.
    No drinking or intoxication on the Shelter premises
    No drugs unless prescribed

    No violent behavior
    No registered sex offenders
   No weapons allowed in the shelter
    Guests under 18 must be with a parent/guardian

For people from outside our area: We encourage people to seek the services available in the community they are in.  The Torres Shelter does not charge for anything we provide which includes beds, showers, dinners, toiletries, and mail service. Shelter staff assist guests in locating employment services, permanent housing, government assistance and health services. If you or someone you know needs Shelter services, please contact us by calling (530) 891-9048. The Shelter is open for check-in from 4:30-6:00 p.m. daily or call for an appointment between noon & 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to meet with Shelter staff. The Torres Shelter is located at 101 Silver Dollar Way in Chico, just south of Costco.

The Torres Community Shelter is a large 160 bed homeless shelter in Chico, CA that serves men, women, and families with children. In addition to providing overnight and day shelter, showers, breakfast and dinner. We strive to help people improve their circumstances find jobs, housing, and many other things vital to getting back on their feet. Our facility includes a men's dorm, a women's dorm, five family rooms, a complete commercial kitchen and dining room, a conference rooms, a family restroom and shower, a computer room and a number of offices.

Guest support services include but are not limited to:
    Emergency overnight shelter for men, women and families
    Private family rooms and showers
    Morning and evening meals
    Clean restrooms and showers, toiletries provided
    Clothing vouchers from local thrift stores
    Telephone message service
    Mail service
    Case management and assistance
    Through a generous donation from the City of Chico 2-ride bus passes are available for those that qualify

    Referrals to the following services:
    Public benefits
    Mental Health services
    Legal services
    Employment services
    Addiction services
    Medical services
    Veteran's services

When making a referral or considering a stay please be aware of the daily schedule and the conditions of stay that apply to all guests. Please call the Shelter at (530) 891-9048 for more information. Please have the person seeking services with you at the time of the call.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Torres Community Shelter at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

User Questions & Answers

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