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About Us

We exist to move people forward.

Since 1998, The Torres Community Shelter has followed the proven formula of compassion + dignity + accountability. Why? Because it works.

The statistics speak for themselves. We are proud to share that we average 1 success per day. That’s one person, every day, that moves from the streets into stable housing. They do so with resources and the support they need to continue moving forward with their lives.

The Torres Community Shelter is a non-profit emergency shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness. We provide support to men, women and families with children who reside in Butte County. In order to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone, all of our guests must understand and agree to follow shelter guidelines.

 
 
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Our guests are diverse…

75% are NOT chronically homeless

15% are children under the age of 17

8% are military veterans

60% have NO substance abuse issues

- source: 2017 Torres Community Shelter statistics

 

What we provide:

Guest support services include (but are not limited to):

  • Emergency overnight shelter for men, women and families

  • Private family rooms and showers

  • Evening meals

  • Clean restrooms and showers

  • Toiletries

  • Clothing vouchers from local thrift stores

  • Telephone message service

  • Laundry

  • Mail Service

  • Case management and assistance

  • Referrals for public benefits, mental health, legal, employment, addiction medical and veteran’s services