Frequently Asked Question:

  1. What is Medi-cal?

Medi-Cal, called Medicaid in other states, provides quality health coverage to qualifying residents of California. Those who qualify for Medi-Cal include the aged, blind and disabled, those in long-term care, the medically needy, and those deemed eligible as a result of qualifying for other services, such as CalWORKs.

Apply for Medi-Cal through Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services.

  1. What is a Conservatorship?
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CCS Resource and Referral Guide

Got Transition?

Resources and tools for parents/caregivers to help their youth and young adults transition smoothly to adult health care.

Independent Living Centers

Independent Living Centers ILRU's National IL-NET T&TA Center for CILs supports the independent living movement and the operation, management, and evaluation of strong and effective centers for independent living led and staffed by people who practice the independent living philosophy. The Center fulfills this mission by providing a continuum of information, training and technical assistance designed to assist centers to operate effective organizations.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. SSI payments are also made to people age 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial qualifications.

Far Northern Regional Center

Provides services and support that allows persons with developmental disabilities to live productive lives as welcomed members of their community. 

Disability Action Center (DAC)

DAC is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1980 to meet specific needs of people with disabilities living in Northern California. 

Their dedicated staff provides free support to help community members with disabilities achieve and/or maintain their optimal level of self-reliance and independence. They can provide support services such as information, housing assistance, and provider referrals. Their goal is to work with each individual client to eliminate barriers (physical, emotional, societal, etc.) to increase opportunities for participation in the community.

DAC serves Northern California Counties including: Colusa, Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Plumas, Shasta, Lassen, Siskiyou, and Modoc. 

Disability Rights CA (DRC)

Disability Rights defends, advances and strengthens the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities. DRC’s vision is to work for a world where all disabled people have power and are treated with dignity and respect.  In this world, people with disabilities are supported, valued, included in their communities, afforded the same opportunities as people without disabilities, and make their own decisions.

CA advocacy group

Specializes in helping families with children diagnosed with or suspected of having developmental disabilities—from mild to severe—obtain the tools, programs and social services needed for the best quality of life.

In Home Support Services (IHSS)

The IHSS Program will help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be 65 year of age and over, or disabled, or blind.  Disabled children are also potentially eligible for IHSS. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities. 

The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS are housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired. 

 JDRF: Type 1 Diabetes Resources and Support

Living with the burden of T1D can be overwhelming at times. But you’re never alone. The JDRF community has your back. JDRF is the leading global organization harnessing the power of research, advocacy, and community engagement to advance life-changing breakthroughs for type 1 diabetes (T1D).  JDRF provides online support for persons living with diabetes with a special link focusing on support of teens living with Type 1 Diabetes.