Resources


Help Me Grow Butte

Help Me Grow Butte County logo with multi-colored flower design

Help Me Grow Butte connects young children and their families to developmental and behavioral services and promotes regular developmental screening for children living in Butte County.


First 5 Family Centers

First 5 Family Centers offer playgroups, parenting classes, support groups, school readiness activities, assistance with community resources, and can provide child safety supplies and diapers. All programs and services are free to any interested family with young children! First 5 Family Center sites are located throughout Butte County.

For more information about the First 5 Butte Family Center network please visit the First 5 Family Center website.


HelpCentral.org - Butte County 2-1-1

211/Help Central

The mission of Help Central is to connect people in need with services that offer help.

Help Central is a local non-profit organization established to facilitate and improve public access to essential health and human services. They work with partner agencies to create a caring community that links individuals and families to the support services they need. By giving accurate information and connecting people to resources, Help Central helps strengthen families and our communities.



National Parent & Youth Hotline

National Parent & Youth Hotline

The National Parent & Youth Hotline provides vital information, support, and referrals through calls, texts, and chats to diverse parents, children, and youth seeking help nationwide. The National Parent & Youth Helpline is operated by Parents Anonymous and will be available 24/7 beginning January 2, 2024.

Call and text 855-427-2736 or live chat at nationalparenthelpline.org. Available in every language, including ASL.


BrightLife Kids

BrightLife Kids

Get support with the tough stuff and help your child thrive. Discover helpful parenting tools, and work with a coach to support your child’s behavioral health. Available for free to all California families! BrightLife Kids provides FREE behavioral health coaching for parents, caregivers, and kids 0–12.

No costs attached. No insurance required. No referrals needed. Sign up today.



Valley Oak Children's Services - 40 Years of Community Impact (external link, opens in new window)

Valley Oaks Children’s Services

Valley Oak Children’s Services serves Butte County children, families, and community by offering child care resources and search tools, child care payment assistance, free books for literacy, child care Food Program, Early Head Start, Behavioral Health Services, workshops, trainings, monthly Parent Cafés, and more.


North State Parent Magazine - For Parents, For Community, For Health (external link, opens in new window)

North State Parent

North State Parent is a free monthly digital/print publication with lots of places to go and things to do focusing on parenting, community, pregnancy and birth, education, newborns, toddlers, youth and teens.


growing up chico magazine (logo) - External link opens in new window

Growing Up Chico

Growing Up Chico features an events & activities calendar as well as seasonal features like “Summer Fun and Camps”. In addition, each edition has community and family oriented articles about various topics like after school projects, recipes, gardening, art, women in business, family time, local family destinations & Northern CA daytrips, scavenger hunts, art, friendship, pets, and local resources.


Mothers Strong - Building Strong Families (logo)

Mothers Strong

Mothers Strong is a coalition dedicated to building a supportive community and helping families impacted by maternal mental health challenges. Visit their website for a list of therapists who specialize in maternal mental health and other local and online resources.


Havenscourt Family Resource

The Havenscourt Family Resource Center is located in Oroville at 2959 Lower Wyandotte Road Oroville, CA 95966. This Center provides many no-cost opportunities and resources to families. To find out more about their services, please contact Havenscourt directly.


(530) 693-4305



First 5 Califrornia

First 5 California

First 5 California understands today’s parents face many challenges and tough choices as they raise their kids. That’s why we’re here to help.

When a child walks in the room, your child or anybody else’s child, do your eyes light up? That’s what they’re looking for.

Toni Morrison

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Visit our common questions for frequently requested phone numbers.