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Cultural Competence

Butte County Department of Behavioral Health values the rich diversity our organization and aspires always to demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of each individual’s beliefs, values, traditions, and behaviors. We encourage each contribution to the establishment of an open, inclusive environment that supports and empowers our employees.

Our commitment to diversity includes both the development of a diverse workforce and the delivery of culturally competent care to our clients. The first step to providing culturally competent care is to embrace our own diversity – to celebrate, enhance, and learn from it. Our diversity is also our strength.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Meetings take place the first Wednesday of every month at 10:00am. For more information on how you can attend meetings, you can email DBHQM@buttecounty.net

  • Cultural Competency Plans

    This plan was developed in collaboration with consumers, community members, local stakeholders. The department uses the plan as a framework to pursue strategies to combat disparities in the current system of care. Butte County  is committed to continuous progress on the scale towards cultural proficiency to guarantee the best outcomes for our community.

    Cultural Competency Trainings

  • The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is dedicated to organizing and providing comprehensive trainings representing the diverse racial and ethnic populations in Butte County including Latinx, Hmong, Native American, and African American families; as well as socially and culturally diverse groups such as LGBTQI+, older adult, transitional aged youth, the homeless population, veterans and foster care youth.  These trainings are open to the entire Butte County workforce, including contracted staff and other community providers.

    For more information on these trainings, or if you would like to register, please contact DBHQM@buttecounty.net

    Cultural Competency Coordinator

    Brianna Ocampo
    she/her/hers (Learn more about pronouns by clicking here)



    Internship Program

    Support Lines

    Behavioral Health Crisis Lines
    24 hours a day / 7 days a week
    800.334.6622, or

    National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Dial 988

    Crisis Text Line
    Text LISTEN to ‘741741’

    Veterans Crisis Line
    800.273.8255 (press 1)  

    Friendship Line (older adults)

    Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

    North Valley Talk Line
    4:30 to 9:30pm / 7 days a week

     Locations & Hours

    Butte County Behavioral Health Administration
    3217 Cohasset Rd
    Chico, CA 95973

    Monday – Friday
    8:00am to 5:00pm

    Excludes Holidays

     Get Started

    Call the Behavioral Health Access Line at 530.891.2810 to get started.

    During the phone conversation we will ask whether your needs are urgent and what type of help you are looking for.

    See the three steps for getting started.