Welcome to the Hope Center

We are a non-profit Christian outreach that ministers to Butte County and the surrounding communities

We offer

  • Emergency food and clothing
  • Resources to families who are battling many kinds of poverty
  • Food boxes distributed monthly
  • Commodities Distribution every fourth Wednesday of the month
  • Serenity Group (Faith Based Recovery Group)
  • Divine Appointment every Monday Night starting at 7pm (Worship, testimony, scripture and prayer)
  • Men’s Ministry meeting every Thursday Night starting at 6:30pm
  • Home of the ACADC Counselors Institute (Association of Christian Alcohol and Drug Counselors), a licensed class that prepares individuals to sit for the State Exam and obtain their State of California Alcohol/Drug Counselors license.
  • Home of the Greater Oroville Homeless Coalition which provides housing solutions to those who are without shelter
  • In partnership with Starting Over Strong; expungement classes are offered bi-monthly

 

A Simple Gesture

We drop off a shopping bag to your doorstep. Over the course of 2 months, you fill it with items listed on the tag. We pick it up and deliver the food to the Hope Center Food Bank.  The food is then broken down into food boxes for families/individuals in our community. What could be a simpler way to give to those in need?  We believe that Oroville can take care of it’s own!  Click for more info and to sign up

Operation Hope – Food Ministry

The Operation Hope team feeds a Hot Meal Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 11:30am.  On Friday, Oroville Faith Center provides sack lunches from 10 am to 11:30 am.  On Saturday mornings the Christian Faith Center Team feeds a Hot Meal from 9:30 am to 11 am.  On Sunday The Fathers House and the Op Hope Team join together and provide Sunday Supper Service from 4 pm to  5:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Meals are served at The Hope Center, 1950 Kitrick Ave.

Survival Services

After initial assessment, a comprehensive strategy is developed to meet the basic needs of the individual or family. This may include any/all of the following: Emergency Food Bags, placement in our Food Box (A Simple Gesture) ministry, Clothing, personal hygiene items, furniture/household goods, providing collaborative in-house services such as; shelter (GOHC), and Addictions counselling (ACADC). The HC also acts as a “portal” to a host of City/County services. Spiritual guidance and prayer is always a priority when needed.

Our warehouse contains organized racks of like-new clothing that are completely FREE to anyone in need.  Clients may take:

  • 3 bottoms
  • 4 tops
  • 1 jacket
  • 1 coat in a 6 month period
  • 2 miscellaneous items (such as shoes, underwear, belts, etc.)
  • 1 pajama set
  • 1 sheet set
  • 1 blanket in a 6 month period
  • Businesswear/suits available in addition to regular allowances for interviews, court, etc.

Occasionally furniture, toiletries, hygiene products and household linens are available as well.  Guests can return once every two months for more clothing assistance, or if homeless, once every month.

Life Academy

Life Academy is a collaboration that includes The Hope Center, the ACADC Institute,  local agencies, and churches to provide free basic life education in order to effect a positive change in peoples’ lives. This helps them to contribute to the community, creates a better environment for individuals, businesses, and law enforcement personnel. It  even saves tax-payer dollars.

City Quest

Where saints from different organizations gather to be the hands and feet of Jesus and reach-out to those who live in apartment complexes and other isolated conditions…we meet needs and minister to those who would not normally make it to the Center.  Come join us!  Meet in the HC Food Bank Parking Lot on Thursday’s at 3:30pm…Blessings

Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors Institute

ACADC is nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies as required by the CA Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.  The ACADC is authorized by the State Department of California Alcohol and Drug Programs to train, evaluate and issue the state certification of Professional Alcohol, Drug and Addictions Counselor.  It’s curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and meets the requirement to teach the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s TAP 21 Addiction Counseling Competencies:  The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice.

This Institute also provides Life Skills Classes, an Internship Program, counseling, and is a direct pipeline to local recovery programs in the City.

The Greater Oroville Homeless Coalition

The Greater Oroville Homeless Coalition is housed in the Hope Center.  The GOHC office is open on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  They work to end homelessness one individual or family at a time, whether you are in trouble of losing your housing, or if you are trying to find housing.  If you need their assistance please call (530) 538-8399.  Feel free to leave a message; someone will call you back ASAP.

 

Service Opportunities

The Hope Center provides a place for people to engage our community by learning to serve others. Often the people we encounter at The Hope Center are facing addiction & recovery, incarceration aftercare, or reestablishment of employability and job skills training. By providing Service Opportunities, workers have a safe place to encounter and serve the neediest people in our community, which often causes a positive change in perspective regarding their own obstacles.
Our Service Opportunities include:
  •  The Hope Center volunteer program
This program is for people who are strictly volunteers
  • Court appointed community service hours
Through the court system, some people have the option to convert fines to community service hours.
  • Recovery Program community service hours
Many local recovery programs require a certain amount of community service hours to be served as a portion of their recovery program.
  • Butte County Employment Programs including Work Experience and CalWorks/TANF
People are employed at local organizations through Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services while they receive county benefits and helps them re-establish a work history.
  • Experience Works
This federal program employs seniors (age 55+) at local organizations to help them re-enter the work force.
  • Section 8 Hours
People receiving Section 8 Housing Assistance are now required to perform 8 community service hours per quarter.