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Blanket drive helps keep homeless from freezing

Blanket drive helps keep homeless from freezing

Kyla Linville

November 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Winter marks the beginning of sweater weather, warm drinks and rainy days spent indoors. However, for many in Butte County, this means cold nights outside. Butte County has over 900 homeless people in the area. With the desire to help those in need during the cold season, Community Action Voluntee...

Torres Community Shelter expresses creativity through art

Torres Community Shelter expresses creativity through art

Carly Plemons

April 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The sound of coarse bristles could be heard as Andy, an artist at the Torres Community Shelter, orchestrated waves of melting colors along the surface of his canvas. He cradled a splintered wooden paintbrush in his worn hands as he constructed the shadows of a Volkswagen that reminded him a lot of hi...

More homeless on streets due to largest shelter closing

More homeless on streets due to largest shelter closing

February 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

  The Torres Shelter for the homeless will be closing its doors due to a lack of financial resources. The staff and management are working to prolong operations for another six to eight weeks and have described this situation as a, “perfect storm of financial hits.” “The shelter closing...

Community members push for wet shelter

Community members push for wet shelter

Madison Holmes

August 26, 2014


Filed under News

Some Chico community members are vying for a new Homeless shelter that would be open to transients with drugs and alcohol in their system. The homeless would still be prohibited from drinking or doing drugs while residing in the shelter, said Jennifer, Haffner, chair of the Greater Homeless Chico Task F...

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Nathan Lehmann

April 7, 2014


Filed under News

Even in under the recent rainy weather, some homeless in Chico remain outdoors. “I’ve stayed wet,” said Dove Story, a transient in Chico since 1987, in response to the heavy rainfall in the past several weeks. Story said she doesn't fit well in shelters. If she and her friends get ill ...

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