Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Community Resources

African American Cultural Center

The African American Family & Cultural Center opened in 2011 as a MHSA funded collaboration between Youth for Change, Butte County Department of Behavioral Health. The idea of the cultural center was to create a place to restore cultural values and identity as well as offer programs and services pertaining to mental health to families in the surrounding community.
Phone: 530-532-1205
Website: https://www.aafcc-oroville.org/

American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ALCU)

The ACLU works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.
Phone: 415-621-2488
Email: greg@acluchico.org
Website: https://www.aclunc.org/about/chapters/chico-chapter(opens in new window)

Butte County Regional Transit

B-Line (Butte Regional Transit) is Butte County's regional public transit system. You can use B-Line to travel locally in Chico, Oroville, Paradise, or to travel between communities throughout Butte County. With a simple fare structure and transfer policy, using transit in Butte County is easier than ever, and a great way to save on ever increasing gas prices.
Phone: 530-879-2468
Website: http://www.blinetransit.com/(opens in new window)

Caring Choices

Caring Choices provides innovative, low or no cost health and wellness services to seniors, disabled adults, families affected by cancer, and persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Phone: 530-899-3873
Email: jvedova@caring-choices.org(opens in new window)
Website: Caring Choices(opens in new window)


Catalyst is a nonprofit organization committed to serving the needs of all domestic violence victims and their children regardless of ethnicity, citizenship, language, religion, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.
Address: 330 Wall St., Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 530-343-7711
Website: http://www.catalystdvservices.org(opens in new window)

Chico Peace & Justice Center

The Chico Peace & Justice Center is a community-based organization committed to working for the achievement of peace and social and economic justice through the power of non-violence. The center is dedicated to issues of poverty, racism, sexism, economic exploitation, militarism, and environmental destruction. The center works for social change through education, community building, and direct action. For more information:
Phone: 530-898-9078
Website: https://www.chicopeace.org/(opens in new window)

Concerned Citizens for Justice

We are a fighting grassroots organization of community members, rooted in the Black Radical Tradition of Chattanooga and the South. We are multiracial and multi-generational, but we prioritize the leadership of working class Black people, especially women. We are organizing people who are most directly impacted by state violence and white supremacy in Chattanooga: incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, survivors and loved ones of people impacted by police violence, and anyone experiencing discrimination, displacement, or has a desire to bring radical change to our communities’ material conditions.
Phone: 423-799-0787
Website: https://concernedcitizensforjustice.org/(opens in new window)

Human Relations Network of Butte County

The Human Relations Network of Butte County's mission is to promote the civic tolerance necessary to achieve a hate-free community by encouraging by the most effective means possible: recognition and respect for the rights of all persons not to suffer discrimination, physical or verbal threats, or abuse.
Phone: 530-898-6366

Stonewall Alliance Center

The Stonewall Alliance Center's primary objective and purpose shall be to provide information and services that promote the physical, psychological, and social health of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities of the northern Sacramento Valley and Sierra foothills.
Phone: 530-893-3336
Website: http://www.stonewallchico.org/(opens in new window)

Some community resources can be found in the following Diversity Resource Guides:

Test Yourself for Hidden Bias

Studies show people can be consciously committed to egalitarianism and deliberately work to behave without prejudice, yet still possess hidden negative prejudices or stereotypes. Take a test at Project Implicit or Tolerance.org and see what may be lingering in your psyche.