Employment and Social Services

Our Mission:  "We administer employment and social services, preserving the dignity of children, families and adults."

Our Vision:  "Partnering for a safe, healthy, and self-reliant community."

Housing and Homeless Services

Provides dedicated staff that centralizes efforts to prevent homelessness and coordinates solutions for supportive housing within Butte County.  The Housing and Homeless Team, also referred to as H.H.O.M.E. (Housing, Homeless, Outreach, (Case) Management and Education), identifies and helps organize responses to barriers and/or gaps in homeless and housing services, supports the Butte County Continuum of Care as the Collaborative Applicant, Lead Agency and HMIS Lead, collaborates with local jurisdictions and community based organizations and pursues funding opportunities specific to homeless and housing.

Housing Navigation Center

The HHOME team will be expanding their services to individuals experiencing homelessness throughout the unincorporated area of Butte County and the incorporated jurisdictions of Oroville, Gridley and Biggs. The ability to provide housing and social services will bolster both the mental and the physical health of unhoused community members. Through partnerships with community organizations, HHOME will share information on other supportive services that are available for individuals seeking services through the Navigation Center.

DESS South Navigation Center location:
205 Mira Loma Dr. Suite 50
Oroville, CA 95965

Center Contact Number: 530.552.6200, Option 1

Email: HousingNavigator@buttecounty.net

Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more informaton on available services, please click on the links below.

Navigation Center Flyer

Navigation Center Brochure

Map of Oroville Campus

Continuum of Care

The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a regional or local planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless individuals and families with the goal of ending homelessness.  H.H.O.M.E. provides administrative support to the local CoC.

Click here to be directed to the Butte Countywide Continuum of Care Website.

Connect with Butte Countywide Continuum of Care:

Phone: 530.552.6200, Option 2

E-mail: buttecoc@buttecounty.net

Connect with Housing and Homeless Services:


205 Mira Loma Drive, Suite 50

Oroville, CA 95965

Phone: 530.552.6200, Option 1

Fax: 530.534.5745



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Customer Service Center
877.410.8803 (phone only)
Monday - Friday
7:30am to 4:30pm

Excludes Holidays

Butte Community Employment Center - Chico
765 East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926

Butte Community Employment Center - Oroville
78 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:00pm 

Butte County Community Services Center
7200 Skyway Rd
Paradise, CA 95969

Excludes Holidays

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Employment and Social Services

202 Mira Loma, Oroville, CA 95965

Shelby Boston
Director/Public Guardian/Public Administrator

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