Our Emergency Assistance Program helps individuals and families in need of food, clothing, emergency medications, bus passes, voice mail, personal hygiene items and other items as needed and available. We can also help with rent, utility and motels. All services are available only within program parameters and limited to funding availability.
Food assistance is an emergency food pantry normally limited to twice per year.
Clothing is for emergency needs only and limited to once per year per household.
Emergencies needs might be for job interviews or new job, new kids to household, fire, or theft.
Blankets available on a limited basis.
Bus passes and fuel: only for essential medical, employment and/or social service related needs.
Rent assistance for first month's rent or eviction prevention: no deposits. Call or drop by for other requirements.
Utilities: generally for medical situations. Call or drop by for other requirements.
Motel assistance only for individuals and families unable to stay in local shelters due to those shelters program criteria or for physical, mental health, or medical reasons. Call or drop by for other eligibility information or if after hours, check with the Good News Rescue Mission.
Information & Referrals
We inform and refer clients and caseworkers to other programs and give extensive informational sheets to everyone.
In special cases where a client is particularly at risk, we provide emergency casework and also advocate directly to and work directly with other agencies as needed.
Location & Hours
We are centrally located in downtown Redding and our Emergency Assistance Program is open every week day from 10:00 to 1:00. Though we are closed for services in the afternoon and on Saturday, we do not turn anyone away if it is a hardship for them to return and they need immediate assistance. We serve people in Shasta County.