Shelter Services

The Torres Community Shelter is a large 120-bed homeless shelter in Chico, CA that serves men, women, and families with children. In addition to providing overnight shelter, showers, and an evening meal, we strive to help people improve their circumstances...find jobs, housing, and many other things vital to getting back on their feet. Our facility includes a large men's dorm, a women's dorm, five family rooms, a warming kitchen, a conference room, and a number of offices. Staff includes an Executive Director, a Shelter Supervisor, a Service Coordinator Supervisor, two Service Coordinators, a Shelter Coordinator, and a number of Shelter Monitors, in addition to a large group of volunteers. Guest support services include:

  • Emergency overnight shelter for men, women and families
  • Private family rooms
  • Evening meals
  • Clean restrooms and showers, toiletries provided
  • Clothing vouchers to Independent Living Services (ILP)
  • Telephone message service
  • Laundry
  • Mail received
  • Case management and assistance
  • Free shuttle between the Torres Community Shelter and the Jesus Center (daily) and also from the Salvation Army to the Shelter on Sunday evening only. The shuttle bus is marked "Special" and the schedule is as follows:
    • Shuttle transportation from the Torres Community Shelter to the Jesus Center--Monday through Saturday at 7:15 AM and Sunday at 8:00 AM
    • Shuttle transportation from the Jesus Center to the Torres Community Shelter--Monday through Saturday at 4:15 PM
    • Shuttle transportation from the Salvation Army to the Torres Community Shelter--Sunday at 6:00 PM
  • Referrals to the following services:
    • Public benefits
    • Mental Health services
    • Legal services
    • Employment services
    • Addiction services
    • Medical services
    • Veteran's services

When making a referral or considering a stay please be aware of the daily schedule  and the conditions of stay that apply to all guests. Please call the Shelter at (530) 891-9048 for more information.