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Resources

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • The Disability Action Center (DAC) is a private, non-profit organization that provides support services to help empower people with disabilities.

  • Far Northern Regional Center (FNRC) is a fixed point of referral for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. FNRC also provides services to infants and toddlers who are showing a delay in their development and are substantially high risk for a developmental disability. FNRC coordinates community resources such as education, recreation, health, rehabilitation, and welfare for individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • The Little Red Hen is a non-profit organization with several locations in Chico, serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. They offer our community a nursery, gift shop, and online store. 100% of sales and donations benefit their programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • The Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California (RFENC) is a parent-founded and operated non-profit organization that provides free services to families of children with special needs. RFENC has been recognized as a California Family Resource Center, serving families of infants and toddlers who have a diagnosed disability or who are at risk of developing a disability due to certain risk factors.

  • The We Care A Lot Foundation believes people with developmental disabilities have important hopes and dreams that deserve to be supported. We Care A Lot creates opportunities for those with developmental disabilities to pursue their dreams and contribute to their communities.

 

 

DIAGNOSIS SPECIFIC

  • The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD®) is the world’s largest autism treatment provider.

  • The mission of Autism LifeSpan is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the Autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to Autism.

  • The Cerebral Palsy group is a national organization that provides resources for families that have a child diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Learn about the symptoms, diagnoses, treatment options, and more here.

  • The National Down Syndrome Society is a wonderful resource that teaches the public about the different types of Down Syndrome, it’s causes, history, preferred language and more.

 

 

STATE & NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

HOUSING

The Arc of Butte County owns an apartment complex that is managed by Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP). The complex consists of 23 units made up of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with 10 of the units set aside for households with a family member with developmental disabilities. Income must be under 50% of Area Median Income (for 10 units) or 80% of Area Median Income (for 12 units). Section 8 vouchers are accepted.

 

 

OTHER SERVICES

  • Do you need a computer and training to access your day program, People First or other social programs? If so, Get Connected is for you!
    Get Connected provides: computer, training and ongoing support.

    Contact your Far Northern Service Coordinator and let them know you want to be a part of the Get Connected Program at We Care A Lot!

    For questions, call Brandi Seaters at We Care A Lot Foundation at (530)223-7771

  • The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per eligible household.
    The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner. For more information on eligibility or otherwise, follow the link.

  • When a utility company turns off power, it is a Public Safety Power Shutoff (power shutoff event). A power shutoff event can leave persons and facilities without power. These events pose significant challenges to the health, safety, and wellbeing of persons with disabilities and other individuals who are part of the “Access and Functional Needs (AFN)” community. This website helps explain high fire threat districts, medical baseline programs, customer programs, disability disaster access and more.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

  • As the state’s fiscal officer, State Controller Betty T. Yee understands many people are facing financial difficulties during these uncertain times, and helping Californians through this crisis remains one of her top priorities. As such, Controller Yee has compiled resources to help individuals, families, and businesses more readily access available state and federal financial assistance programs. On the Controller’s website, you will find information ranging from direct financial relief, to housing aid, to small business assistance, as well as brief summaries of the programs and deadlines to apply. We hope these charts make the various programs easier to navigate, so all communities can apply for assistance they may not have known was available. We invite you to share these resources with the communities and constituencies you serve and help spread the word about these opportunities.