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Behavioral Health provides services for individuals in crisis, for youth, for adults and for alcohol and drug treatment. Services are provided in Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley and rural communities.

Our Mission: "Partner with individuals, families and the community for recovery from serious mental health and substance abuse issues and to promote wellness, resiliency and hope."

Youth Mental Health Services in Oroville

The AB1299 point of contact for Butte County is AB1299@buttecounty.net or 530.879.3367


Outpatient Centers

Age Range: 0 to 24

Youth Outpatient Centers provide treatment and care for behavioral and emotional needs of children, transition age youth (TAY), and families. The services include mental health assessment, group and individual therapy, family therapy, case management, and skill building. If indicated, psychiatric evaluation and medication management is available. We also provide referrals to community support providers.

Oroville Community Counseling Center
88 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965
530.538.2158

Foster Care Team

The Foster Care Team provides screening and assessment for youth detained and placed out of home by the Butte County DESS. Youth who are screen will be provided with age appropriate information about trauma and coping skills. Individuals who have underlying behavioral health issues will receive appropriate treatment services.

Oroville Community Counseling Center
88 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965
530.538.2158

Transition Age Youth Team

Age Range: 16 to 24

The Transition Age Youth (TAY) team provides services to young adults ages 16-24. The team works with young adults to provide the support and to teach the skills necessary for TAY individuals to transition into adulthood and to meet goals around self sufficiency. Services provided address 5 key areas:

  • Clinical services for mental health improvement and stabilization.
  • Independent living skills including legal emancipation, fiscal management, housing acquisition and maintenance, and health-related supports and services
  • Education and vocational training services including subject/career exploration, campus visits, training program identification, linking training to jobs.
  • Employment services including career and job interest and skills assessment; academic supports, employment readiness; job availability, acquisition, and retention.
  • Socialization opportunities including peer group assessment, identification of fun and healthy activities, and development of social supports and friends

Oroville Community Counseling Center
88 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965
530.538.2158

Live Spot

Age Range: 0 to 24

The Oroville Live Spot provides academic support, life skill and leadership development, vocational support, relationship building, connection to the community, and supportive services to high school age youth during after school hours. Programs that complement the Live Spot include Friday Night Live, Club Live, and Friday Night Live Impact Mentoring.

3300 Spencer Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965
530.538.7124
Monday to Thursday
After school, or 1
1:00pm to 3:00pm during Summer

Homeless Emergency Action Response Team 

The Homeless Emergency Action Response Team (HEART) program provides street outreach services, a 24/7 crisis hotline and mobile response, emergency shelter, assessment, case management, and brief individual and family counseling to stabilize living situations and strengthen families.

1.877.4RunAWAY (1.877.478.6292)


These services are available by referral only

School Based Counseling

Age Range: 5 to 21 (K-12th Grade)

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, Victor Community Support Services, Youth for Change, and Counseling Solutions provide mental health services in school settings throughout Butte County at over 60 campuses, covering most school districts. Clinicians provide a variety of counseling models and techniques to eligible students and their families. Medication services are available as indicated.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy

Age Range: 2 to 7

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), provided by Youth for Change, is for children with behavior problems, placing emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child’s pro-social behavior and decreasing negative behavior.

Greater Oroville Family Resource Center
720 Daryl Porter
Oroville, CA 95966

Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Age Range: 0 to 21

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS), provided by Victor Community Support Services and Youth for Change, is a one-on-one behavioral health service available to youth under age 21 and who’s behaviors are possibly placing them at significant risk of an out of home placement. TBS services need to be accessed through a referral by a clinician, psychologist or a mental health service provider. Therapeutic Behavioral Services are always used in conjunction with another mental health service.

Youth Empowerment Services

Age Range: 8 to 24

This program, facilitated by Youth For Change, offers opportunities for youth to engage in outdoor and recreational activities to the degree with which they are comfortable. The goal of the YES Program is to equip youth with the skills ability to function at a healthy level in traditional after school programs, educational settings and their home environments. In addition, the program aims to strengthen family bonds, provide education on accessing community resources, and promote personal growth and higher functionality through safe and intentional challenges, and mastery of skills presented during groups. Examples of activities:

  • Rock Climbing and Knot Tying
  • Canoeing and Navigation
  • Hiking and Species Identification
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Challenge Course and Team Building Activities
  • Gardening and Horticulture
  • Camping and Backpacking
  • Community Service Projects
  • And many other leisure and outdoor/recreation based activities

     

   

 Support Lines

Behavioral Health Crisis Lines
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
800.334.6622, or
530.891.2810

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800.273.TALK (8255)
Chat online at
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisis Text Line
Text LISTEN to ‘741741’

Veterans Crisis Line
800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)
800.971.0016

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)
866.488.7386

North Valley Talk Line
11:30am to 9:30pm / 7 days a week
855.582.5554

 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.